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, [...]


22 May
TI, 2 Chainz, Theophilus London, Toro Y Moi, Wale & more

It only takes to third song in his  highly anticipated Owl Pharaoh mixtape for rapper/producer Travi$ Scott to begin hitting the heavyweight collabs. The seemingly everywhere 2 Chainz kicks off the festivities, and then several of the tape’s tracks gets visits from the likes of T.I., Theophilus London, Meek Mill, Wale, A$AP Ferg and Paul Wall, [...]


7 May
New York-via-London-via-Berlin producer drops lyrical debut

I guess when you get some classic hip-hop dropped on you in a day, you should balance it off with some brand new school shit to keep the palate fresh. Here’s Thunderbird Gerard‘s T.R.O.U.B.L.E. EP made available for free download. New on the world stage, Gerard has distinguished himself via his lyrical flows and EDM-leaning [...]


10 Apr
The industrial shoegaze sounds of London

Binary’s EP Amber came out right before the vernal equinox on March 18, released through their own imprint, Echoplex Records. The music on this, their latest, engages as it builds. The confessional symbolism on the first track (and their first single) “You Need the Blue Key” establishes the London-based band’s place in the universe of industrial shoegaze — [...]

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