LIAS beloved record label Ninja Tune bestows a mega 61-track playlist upon the end of 2014.  Their Ninja Tune & Family in 2014 collects their best releases plus tracks from sub-label family members like Big Dada Sound and Technicolour Recordings. Expect edgy hip hop from artists like Wiley and Busdriver interspersed like boulders in a stream between tracks […]

When Tata bought Jaguar in 2008 from a struggling Ford Motor Company, the once proud Great Cat was on a respirator. Many wondered if the Indian multi-national conglomerate had the wherewithal to maneuver the finer nuances of an historic luxury brand. Then, Ratan Tata vowed to do whatever he could to bring Jaguar back to […]

One of our favorite artists, Tom Vek, returns with his third studio album Luck next week. The former Tummy Touch standout dropped the fucking awesome “Sherman (Animals In the Jungle)” at the end of April to get things cooking, and it certainly has our early vote for Song of the Summer. Now we get to […]

We love breakbeats. Breaks of all sorts. Florida, Funky, Nu Skool, 2-step, Jungle, whatever — as long as there’s a breakbeat, we’re happy. So we commissioned one of our favorite breakbeat DJs — London’s Rhythm Method — to prep for us a LIAS exclusive one-hour mixture of some of his favorite vintage breaks. The Disassociates […]

6 Sep
Roland 808 & 101, Technics 1210 & Flying V in tee format

British label Passarella Death Squad is releasing a new line of high-end tshirts this autumn, made in collaboration with London music venue KOKO. As usual for PSD, the shirts use premium Japanese cotton with custom cuts to display their visuals that take an appreciative eye on the female form. The illustrations feature comely ladies in […]

25 Jun
The first single from her upcoming 4th studio album "Matangi"

M.I.A. rarely disappoints with her videos, ranging from the future retro of “XXXO” to the ultra violence of “Born Free” to the sheer awesomemess of “Bad Girls”. Now the Sri Lankan-via-London pop star posts her latest visual expression for “Bring The Noize”, the first single from her upcoming 4th studio album Matangi, unfortunately without the guiding […]

11 Jun
Berlin-based design studio's pixelated landscape furniture

The Berlin-based design studio eBoy have collaborated with Freeasy for one of their most popular items: a beanbag chair. The large beanbag takes eBoy’s iconic art and digitally prints it on the faux leather bag. Much like with their Amnesty Poster and iPhone app, eBoy creates highly detailed pixelated landscapes, this time London, for the piece. The […]

You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, […]

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