25 Jul
Party starts this weekend in Ft Lauderdale, FL

In anticipation of the Mad Decent Block Party tour that will be hitting 22 cities across North America, starting in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow (Saturday, July 26), Canadian duo Thugli drop this straight booty bounce mix. Fitting, as they’ll be behind the decks at the Block Party for the Canadian leg of the tour. Give Mad Decent’s […]


22 Aug
The latest leak from Maya's fourth studio album "Matangi"

As the always peppery M.I.A. prepares for the release of her fourth studio album Matangi, the Sri Lankan pop starlet dropped a new track today to keep the interwebs buzzing. While “UNBREAK my Mixtape” is on the more reserved tip for Maya Arulpragasam, it still keeps her signature sound of laconic singing mixed with brash […]


8 Jul
Diplo, Kanye West, Spike Jonze, Switch & more

As The Guardian reports, director Steve Loveridge has just quit his long ongoing documentary about M.I.A. due to funding problems— enough to prompt the Sri Lankan/London rabblerouser to suggest a Kickstarter to keep the project going. Yesterday, the erstwhile director resorted to his own Tumblr page to release a teaser for the movie, instructing viewers […]


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 […]


4 Mar
8-minute minimix for Paris Fall/Winter 2013 runway show

M.I.A. put together this 8-minute mix for the KENZO runway show in Paris yesterday for the line’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The minimix also works as a teaser to show off some new material set for her Matangi album due in April, which seems to stay true to form by incorporating tons of world beat elements […]


31 Oct
3 hours of non-stop beats to get your Zombie on tonight

Diplo takes some time off of smoking weed and playing old records to lay down a solid two hour mix for his friends over at the BBC. The massive set features a litany of Diplo-endorsed players layered on top of a heaping roster of blog-beloved cutting edge artists: Danny Brown (get his mixtape HERE), Crookers, […]


30 Oct
A peek into the pop star's bold graphic identity

We previewed the M.I.A. collage book by Rizzoli this past spring, and now the publisher has released this video as sort of a trailer/tease to hype up the release. M.I.A. is quite likely the most interesting and provocative pop star on the planet (sorry Gaga), so we’re always interested in getting a better glimpse into […]


18 May
Adulation, shimmying, loving forever & the importance of surfing

This week The Drums wrapped up their North American tour on the stage of El Rey Theatre in the Miracle Mile of Los Angeles, and there was no doubt the night held special meaning — for both the audience and the band itself. Photos by Damon Cirulli After a great warmup set by Stockton-via-Seattle’s Craft Spells, […]