12 Apr
Ed Banger celebrates 10-years, parties in Los Angeles

French electro label Ed Banger celebrates a full decade of existence this year, and during its 10-Year Anniversary Tour it will stop off in LA with their own stage at this year’s HARD SUMMER Festival. Los Angeles’ biggest summertime music festival, the sixth annual HARD SUMMER will take place Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 […]


16 Apr
Taschen's intimate behind-the-scenes peek at the Fab Four

It was a last minute change of plans for photographer Harry Benson that changed his life, and future documentation of The Beatles’ lives both on and off stage. Benson, perhaps best known and recognized for the iconic photo of The Beatles’ pillow fight at George V Hotel, also captured The Fab Four’s appearance on The […]


17 Feb
An interesting but ultimately incomplete look at the most important art exhibit of 2011

We reviewed OUTSIDE IN: The Story Of Art In the Streets last summer when the film came out, and our take was that it was an interesting peak into the MOCA exhibit, but it was basically a fluff piece making all invested parties look good. Perhaps that was to be expected, but for a film […]


14 Feb
Trina, Luda, Lil Flip & Jay-Z for a ho-filled romantic celebration

As a Valentine’s Day gift to friends, fam and fans, Ed Banger Records’ Busy P offers this reissue of a 2008 minimix from the late DJ Mehdi. The very romantic 5-minute mix features the likes of Trina, Luda, Lil Flip and Jay-Z for a ho-filled 145 BPM heart and candy celebration… RIP Mehdi…


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


17 Nov
Handmade frames inspired by CC's mascot with Zeiss lenses

France hooks up with Italy and creates sweet eyewear love with the Cool Cats vs. SUPER limited edition sunglasses. The Paris creative collective Cool Cats styles out Milan’s SUPER sunglasses with a pair of frames made to look like Cool Cats’ namesake mascot. Based on a SUPER W frame in either shiny or matte black, […]


3 Nov
Lady Gaga, Ridley Scott, Ed Ruscha, Karl Lagerfeld & more

We’ve kept up with Visionaire’s always unique interpretations of the word “magazine” — sometimes its a vinyl album, sometimes it’s a tshirt, sometimes it’s an electric calender with 365 different curated images (such as in Issue 57 ), and sometimes it’s a clever tribute to Alexander McQueen (Issue 58) — but it’s almost always inventive. […]


19 Sep
In homage to DJ Mehdi, a Mehdi-mixed homage to Dilla

As posted today over at Stones Throw: “This was Mehdi’s homage to J Dilla, created back in 2006, pressed up on about 200 CDs by Ed Banger Records for friends. Busy P posted it this morning for even more friends. DJ Mehdi rest in peace. Loukoums: non-produced and un-mixed by DJ Mehdi. “Based on the DONUTS […]