This Saturday night just past, French producer STWO took over the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1 with a trap-inspired set that ranged from the chill-out to hip-hop to the proper dance off. Much like Parisian co-patriot DJ Snake, who dropped an Essential Mix earlier last month, his Diplo & Friends set is pure trap-aholic, ranging from the [...]


8 Feb
San Francisco artist's opening reception, Saturday February 9

Alec Huxley, a San Francisco-centric artist, is having an opening at Venice Beach gallery C.A.V.E. tomorrow, Saturday February 9 from 7-10. One of LA’s best galleries, we’ve enjoyed their Kid Acne Stand & Deliver show as well as their collective exhibits. A self taught painter, Huxley’s cinematic scenes choke on their surroundings. Surrealist narratives inside landscapes that [...]


27 Dec
The Sunset Strip's Roxy Theater kicks off the 20th Anniversary of hip-hop's most beloved party album

In our humble opinion, there is no better hip-hop party album ever recorded than the Pharcyde’s stellacular Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. It is pure celebration in sonic form (oh how many brain cells we’ve happily surrendered to “Oh Shit”). In honor of The Pharcyde’s groundbreaking 1992 debut, (which, by the way, was quoted as Kanye [...]


5 Nov
HBO examines the history of the British rock & roll icons

HBO is releasing a documentary on The Rolling Stones on November 15th, a film that promises to shed new light on one of the most notorious rock and roll bands of all time. Directed by Brett Morgen, who previously crafted the Robert Evans documentary The Kid Stays In the Picture, the feature length Crossfire Hurricane provides [...]


26 Oct
Gianni Lee & Mike Blud assemble 9 tracks of KL samples

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Kendrick Lamar’s debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, we cannot recommend the album any more highly. The Compton kid is a true lyricist and storyteller the likes we haven’t seen since maybe early Outkast. For many hip-hop fans, it will most likely be considered the album of [...]


What do you get when you give the simplest of souls that which he seeks most? In the case of Homer J. Simpson and frosted donuts, you get a level of contentment on par with the most disciplined and enlightened of Zen monks. Ergo, Homer Buddha. Kidrobot has teamed up with The Simpsons to craft [...]


16 Aug
A young London boy's got the blues, bad

London’s King Krule (Archie Marshall, formerly under the moniker Zoo Kid) holds a very dear place in my heart. For being 18 now he’s honed in on translating his blues to beautifully composed songs, utilizing sound and space in an extremely articulate and sophisticated manner. After the internet got a hold of his debut “Out [...]


13 Jul
Malawi artist shows his "Stabby Woman" in Venice Beach

C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach, Cali is currently exhibiting new work from Kid Acne in a show entitled Stand & Deliver. The new work features mono-prints, screen-prints, drawings, and paintings of a debut version of Kid Acne’s signature Stabby Women (above and in gallery pictures below). The Stabby Women embody a powerful female genotype that has come to [...]

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