8 May
ABX & STV SLV seamlessly blend indie rock with hip hop massives

The Hood Internet return from the recesses of their underground lab with the sixth volume in their free mixtape series, another hour+ banger filled with hip hop flows laced over indie rock beats. The duo of ABX and STV SLV take the likes of Ma$e, The Cool Kids, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Kreayshawn, Rick Ross & […]


7 May
It's a Trip, it's gotta funky beat, and you can bug out to it

We posted this mixtape almost exactly a year ago to the day when it originally came out, but it seems a great opportunity for a re-post. The always amazing Z-Trip drops a megamix for the Beastie Boys, which is not only as cool a sentence as you’ll read this week but also a great way […]


4 Apr
New York's DJ Swindle combines the best of two worlds

This goes back a couple years, but since I was just turned onto it many of you out there may not know it either. In the great tradition of long form hip-hop inspired mash-up mixtapes like Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers, Wugazi: 13 Chambers and A Shaolin Jazz Tribute comes Bobb Deep: Queensbridge Meets Kingston, […]


12 Mar
Terry Urban's mashup celebrates the life of Notorious B.I.G.

Producer Terry Urban gets his finger right on the zeitgeist with his latest mixtape offering, a mashup of The Notorious B.I.G. with Lana del Rey. Considering last Friday (March 9th) marked the 15th anniversary of the heralded rapper’s untimely passing, and the omnipresence of Del Rey on all forms of media, the mashup seems especially […]


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


20 Sep
UK's post-dubstep artist streams mix free till Friday

BBC Radio 1 is streaming the new mix that post-dubstep artist James Blake recorded for their Essential Mix series — you may remember we posted his “Lindisfarne” video as well as that James Drake Mashup Mixtape in the past couple months. Being his first time on The Essential Mix — one of the most consistent DJ/dance […]


17 Aug
Brooklyn duo's "Check Yo' Ponytail" mashup mix

The Brooklyn duo of Javelin have put together a sample heavy mixtape rife with retro hits to promote their set at last night’s Check Yo’ Ponytail club night. From mashups of The Fall with MIA to older tracks of Rolling Stones and Fine Young Cannibals to newer juice like Vybz Cartel, their half hour set […]


15 Jun
The "James Drake" mix by Bombé & Mr. Caribbean

We were pretty floored when we caught James Blake over at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last month, so we’re stoked with any mixtape that makes the post-dubstep artist a prime subject. Drake…? Not so much, but we ain’t haters either. Philly producers Bombé & Mr. Caribbean do a nice job of blending the otherwise disparate […]