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 — […]


4 Apr
Street art kings to hide 10 cereal boxes across greater LA stores

We’re cleary big fans of TrustoCorp, following their antics from their Sarah Palin Sex Tape Nightmare! fake magazines to their Zombie Kim Kardashian Eats Herself! tabloids to their best known work making fake street signs. Now the subversive collective has teamed up with fellow rabblerouser and social critic Shepard Fairey for another collection of pseudo consumer products […]


6 Feb
London's handmade jewelry maker's photography show

As you may recall our favorite London-based hand made jewelry makers The Great Frog are now sharing their skills here in NYC. When they aren’t making rings for Lemmy & Slayer, or custom wedding rings for Kat Von D & Deadmau5 among others, they like to showcase artists and photographers in their LES store. This […]


11 Jan
Matt Black & Jon More on the legendary London pirate station

One of the best musical institutions on Earth, Solid Steel, has just released this mixtape of storied sets from the early days of Coldcut — aka the founders of Ninja Tune Records and Solid Steel itself. The mixtape is culled from the last mixes that Matt Black and Jon More — the duo behind the […]


18 Dec
“Friction,” “Angels” & “Tides" live, + a secret holiday cheer

Shot and directed by photographer and film-maker Jamie-James Medina (who also happens to be the founder of XL’s sub-label Hot Charity), this 3-part documentary follows The xx on the three major cycles of their creative process. Time in the recording studio, in rehearsals and then finally performing live is documented, ending in the last episode […]


11 Dec
The W Hotel London plays host to 55-minute B2B set

Last week we posted the most excellent Jamie xx Boiler Room Mixtape, which we played on repeat all weekend. Well another mix the Boiler Room crew have in their arsenal is Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ back-to-back set with Friendly Fires, all performed at the W Hotel London live on November 14th specifically for Boiler Room TV. […]