20 Feb
40-minutes of bass, breaks, funk & dubstep supergroup mixing

Krafty Kuts teams up with Dynamite MC and Erb N Dub for a new live act called Wicked City. The bass ‘n’ breaks supergroup will be touring extensively this season, and offer up this 40-minute mixtape — aptly titled Wicked City DJ MIX — to give kids a chance to hear their funk and bass sound, all […]


21 Jun
Recorded in one take on four CDJs back in 1999

A beautiful, somewhat atypical mix from Bassnectar, aka Lorin Ashton, which he exhumed from the vaults. I could try to explain what is contained in this 2-hour treasure from his vaults, but he explains it so much better: “I’ve been wanting to re-release this for a long time… This was a mixtape I recorded in […]


5 Feb
Stanton Warriors, Drumattic Twins, Freestylers & more

We love us some comics. We love us some break beats. We also love us some Incredible Hulk (more Avengers movie Hulk than the other movie Hulks, although you’d have to give Lou Ferrigno’s seminal Hulk top billing). What’s the point, you ask? The point is that DJ Justin Johnson has dropped the 9th volume in […]


19 Oct
Soul Assassin dips into dark hip-hop, dubstep, trap & bass

DJ Muggs hooks up New York lifestyle label Mishka with a 5-track mixtape, Sound Clash Business, which is out today on Mishka Records. The  man behind the legendary Soul Assassin clique — including of course Cypress Hill — shows a great variety in his EP, centering from his dark hip hop sound and venturing out into […]


If any album deserves a re-issue, it’s Massive Attack‘s 1991 masterpiece Blue Lines. The Bristol collective have spent some time in their studio piecing together original recordings to produce a fully remastered version of this groundbreaking debut. Influenced from the glories of downtempo, electro, soul, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, and god knows what else, the innovative album […]


12 Sep
The unquestionable King of Dub returns in a trance

I’m sitting here in a fog of pain killers and medical marijuana listening to Master Piece, renowned dub-reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry’s latest offering of lounge-dub and deep trance. I got the vinyl — it’s crisp and warm at the same time like sitting by a fire in a field of snow. It’s September 11, 2012, […]


17 Jul
Talib Kweli, Das Racist, Spankrock, Dale Earnhardt JR JR & more

The rattling of the above ground subway is almost audible in the new mixtape from Brooklyn collaborative effort Mosholu. Supposedly the recording process began in the legendary Bushwick bathroom of Eastern District Gallery, although producers (including Ghost Dad of WIN WIN, Picture Plane, Amaze 88, and more) were brought in to clean things up and make things […]


8 Jun
Seminal dub & reggae label celebrates legacy of British shoe

Trojan Records and Clarks mark the 40th anniversary of the Desert Trek by imprinting the classic British hides with the Trojan Records logo — celebrating the indelible link between England and Jamaica. Founded by Lee Gopthal in 1968 to channel the music of Duke Reid to hungry English youth, Trojan Records fed ska, reggae, dub, and […]