18 Jul
Hot Chip's soothing slow jam gets a serious trap makeover

You may have heard Hot Chip’s track “Look at Where We Are”, from their latest album In Our Heads, as a pleasant, slower, easy listening tune. Something soothing and calm to drink your evening tea with before retiring to the comforts of your pajamas and an episode of Downtown Abbey. Well before hitting the play […]


30 Jan
Beastie Boys, DC Breaks, BLUR, Foamo, Shotgun Radio & more

Let your week start off right with a freshly minted mixtape from Lorin Ashton, the American maestro of bass otherwise known as Bassnectar. Things have all been coming up roses for Lorin lately, as his past Fall Tour 2011 sold out completely in 10-20k seat venues, selling more hard tickets than any other EDM artist […]


18 Jan
First video from sophomore album "Master of My Make Believe"

The great Santigold returns with the first video from her sophomore album Master of My Make Believe. The track, “Big Mouth”, is produced by Switch (one half of Major Lazer with Diplo) and Buraka Som Sistema, which explains the big cosmopolitan beat. Master of My Make Believe is due out this spring on Downtown / […]


25 Aug
"The Less You Know The Better" album drops September 26

It’s been a long minute since we’ve been treated to new DJ Shadow music, and this is the first single cut from his The Less You Know The Better album which drops September 26th, 2011. The video for “I’m Excited” features Afrikan Boy on vocals, and seems to have a very Major Lazer tinge to […]


27 Jun
Get your summertime tunes rolling right

With his usual ambition to stay on the cutting edge of global dance sounds, Diplo dips his toes in the latest much-buzzed movement with his official Moombahton 2k11 mixtape, utilizing many of the Moombahtonized tracks he’s been spinning out lately. The summertime jammy mix features the likes of DJ Shadow, Missy Elliot, MIA, Beastie Boys […]


11 May
Psssst... it has something to do with partying... till you puke...

Everyone’s favorite Party Ambassador Andrew W.K. has collaborated with LA promoter, illustrator and DJ extraordinaire Franki Chan on a mixtape for his Check Yo Ponytail! series. The 70-minute Party Tips mix was recorded at Diplo and Switch’s Major Lazer studios by Franki Chan and Greg from Acid Girls, and is a powerhouse set of party […]


7 Dec
The latest vid from Colorado's Derek Vincent Smith

Colorado’s Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, releases his new “Future Blind” video from Making Up a Changing Mind. One of the 3 EPs he released in 2010 for free, Making Up a Changing Mind is actually not his latest release — that would be Glowing in the Darkest Night. Regardless, it’s clear Pretty Lights […]


27 Oct
Derek Vincent Smith drops 3rd EP in his 2010 Trilogy

After catching Pretty Lights’ set at this year’s Coachella it was pretty clear Derek Vincent Smith is more than a cut above the average dancefloor filling producer. Although lacing his sound with plenty of Triton-generated bass pulses and brash electro textures, Pretty Lights strangely reminds me more of vintage DJ Shadow than contemporaries like Deadmaus […]