29 Jul
The second album from Berlin's Modeselektor & Apparat

We’ve sung the praises of Moderat before, and posted their brilliant video for “Bad Kingdom” that came out last month. The first single off their upcoming II album, “Bad Kingdom” hinted at a very solid sophomore effort from the Berlin natives. Well now that album, II, can be heard in its entirety over at NPR. […]


28 Jun
Bronsert, Szary & Ring return with "II" album on Mute

The cleverly dubbed Moderat — the profound collaboration between bass gods Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) and vocalist Apparat (Sascha Ring) — is about to come out with a new album, II, due August 6 on Mute. Their Pfadfinderei directed and produced music video “Bad Kingdom” tells “a story of corruption and greed” via beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, […]


2 Apr
3 limited edition timepieces based on aircraft instrumentation

Since their inception Bell & Ross have always been inextricably tied to aviation, their watches frequently taking aeronautic themes — whether it be their Vintage WWI Chronographe Monopoussoir Watch, their WWII Bomber Regulatéur Chronograph or the “BR01 Airborne II” Skull & Crossbones Wristwatch. Now they’ve stepped up their game by actually basing the aesthetic and even movement […]


14 Aug
Veteran aggressive flows take on the new king of Harlem

This morning sees tracks dropping from a battle tested veteran and arguably the most hyped young’un in the game. First comes A$AP Rocky with the very NSFW “Purple Kisses” video, a track from his entourage/collective A$AP Mob’s announced upcoming album Lord$ Never Worry (due August 28, 2012). The video is just what you’d expect from A$AP, […]


29 Jun
Lupe returns to game form for "Great American Rap Album Pt. 1"

One of our favorite social-activist musicians, Lupe Fiasco, is back in the game and honestly we couldn’t be more thrilled. After running into a debacle with Atlantic concerning the production of his second album Lasers, which gained a considerable amount of commercial success but was in no way true to the artist he is lyrically, […]


7 Feb
Long live the Queen... only 85 bottles made for $12,700 each

Several British distilleries are getting in on the Diamond Jubilee celebrating the 60 years reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and such is the case with Scottish distillery Glen Grant. Bottled on February 2nd of this year, and distilled way back on February 2, 1952, this Glen Grant 60 Years old Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee whisky […]


4 Nov
Hazy aural melancholia to take the late ride home with

Hailing New Genre Alert: for those unfamiliar with the term “Night Bus”, in regards to music, it is meant to qualify that which would make the perfect soundtrack to watch the world flash by your eyes whilst taking the Night Bus. Hazy moog synths, vocals washed out heavily in reverb, general dope melancholia. Montreal producer […]


1 Nov
A look behind the curtain of the mid-century modern maestros

Charles and Ray Eames are almost as synonymous with Los Angeles — namely Venice Beach where their studio was located — as Frank Lloyd Wright was to Chicago. They made their indelible mark as monumental designers inextricably linked to the fields of modern architecture and furniture for over a half century. The Eames Office, widely […]