28 Oct
Over 1,000 frame examples in Taschen's latest hardcover book

Twenty years worth of diligent exploration and cratedigging in auction houses, garage sales, flea markets and online led Moss Lipow, an eyewear designer and collector, to amass a massive collection of glasses and their photographs. Now he’s compiled the highest quality examples from his collection, as well as prominent collections from around the world, into a […]


30 Sep
LA messengers of the Future Bass

We caught one-half of LA based songwriting/production duo Massif a little while back opening for LCD Soundsystem, and we gotta say they’re hard to pin down categorically, drawing influence from such disparate sources as Tool, The Mars Volta, Aphex Twin, Animal Collective, Battles and just about everything in between. So we kept an eye out […]


27 Sep
Battle-tested blues, garage, doo-wop & post-rock n' roll

Have you heard Hanni El Khatib? The first generation half Palestinian/half Filipino is just bad ass, angrily riffing out a cunning execution of classic American blues, garage, punk and doo-wop into a post-rock n’ roll frenzy. Just hit play on his “Come Alive” video below and you’ll know instantly if you’ll like his music — […]


14 Sep
Classic 2-step, garage, dubstep & grime straight from the UK

Credited with elevating the art of the DJ to new levels, Oneman (aka Steve Bishop), is allegedly the only artist to appear on Mary Anne Hobbs’ Radio One show without ever releasing a produced record of his own. While that might imply weak production ability, it certainly underscores the UK DJ’s record selection talents and blending […]


9 Sep
The latest from Atlanta's finest purveyors of raucousness

The latest video, “Family Tree”, snatched from the Black Lips awesome album Arabia Mountain. Crucifixion, bloody angels, chainsawed guitars, all in a 2 minute garage punk rock banger… what more are you looking for in life? Give up, you’ve found it…


10 Aug
A soulful soundtrack to a NASA-inspired love story

Pittsburgh DJ/producer Kastle dropped a really interesting mix this week, one that heavily samples an interview by WNYC’s Radiolab with Ann Druyan. Druyan was interviewed about her NASA-driven love story with Carl Sagan and their role in the compilation of the Voyager Golden Record. “Toward the end of the summer of ‘77, NASA launched two spacecraft as […]


6 Jun
Dark dubstep sounds from America's Hat

Toronto dubstep producer/DJ Bombaman — aka Michael David — drops this mix for Monsta Sounds. The Canadian definitely likes swimming in dark waters, so press play only if you dig it with lots of sub and lots of jigsaw soundwaves, shit is sinister… Bombaman’s “Monsta Sounds” mixtape below, full tracklist after the Jump… Monsta Sounds […]


27 May
Future 2-step/funky/garage/house/bass for your weekend pop-off

Manga and bass-obsessed DJ/producer Submerse has been making waves recently with his self-professed “garage, bassline, 2-step, house, jpop” sound, a blend I cannot help fall in love with. Thank god for the resurgence of 2-step, an under-explored and too quickly passed on sub-genre of the fin de millenium — it’s great to be living in […]