What are your feelings on Daft Punk’s massively (over) hyped long play Random Access Memories? While it’s a solid piece of work with moments of brilliant production (e.g. “Contact”), it’s clear that it lacks the immortality of Homework. Chilean/American tech house phenom Nicolas Jaar seems to agree. He’s collaborated with Dave Harrington on a series […]

25 Jul
Canada & UK unite for debut on Warp/LuckyMe Records

TNGHT, comprised of Canadian producer Lunice and UK producer Hudson Mohawke, released their debut self-titled EP yesterday via Warp/LuckyMe Records, and boy is it something. The last time I remember being this engaged listening to a song for the first time was Sleigh Bells “Tell Em”, a complete drum & bass arsenal on your ear, […]

19 Sep
In homage to DJ Mehdi, a Mehdi-mixed homage to Dilla

As posted today over at Stones Throw: “This was Mehdi’s homage to J Dilla, created back in 2006, pressed up on about 200 CDs by Ed Banger Records for friends. Busy P posted it this morning for even more friends. DJ Mehdi rest in peace. Loukoums: non-produced and un-mixed by DJ Mehdi. “Based on the DONUTS […]

19 Jun
Hoping to make 3rd Street cool again

As we previewed last week, Bat for Lashes played this past weekend at the Lucky Brand store on 3rd Street Promenade. The cool part was it was free, part of an ongoing series celebrating art-and-music-and-fashion called the “Neighborhood Social”. Obviously, Lucky’s doing their best to separate themselves from the Old Navy and Abercrombie & Fitch  […]

8 Jun
Natasha Vs. Pearl battle to the acoustic death!

Lucky and FILTER will host the Lucky Brand Neighborhood Social series beginning this Sunday, June 14, at Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade. And guess who they got as the inaugural guest? Why, Bat for Lashes doing acoustic versions of her favorite songs. Nice one. Come see Natasha Khan and alter ego, Pearl, battle it out […]