14 Jun
Posthumous LP of 25 unreleased soon-to-be classic tracks

Back in May we previewed J Dilla’s Rebirth Of Detroit, a posthumous album of 25 unreleased tracks, with a trailer to get y’all excited. Unearthed straight from the ex-Slum Village producer’s vault, Rebirth Of Detroit features new verses from Danny Brown, Beej, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Chuck Inglish, Boldy James and many more. Pick up the physical […]


9 May
The pride of Detroit's 5th studio production album

The pride of Detroit, the late great J Dilla, aka Dilla, Jay Donuts, Jay Dee, et al, is coming out with another posthumous album, this one packed with 25 unreleased tracks and unheard beats from the ex-Slum Village producer’s vault. Titled Rebirth Of Detroit, the LP is technically J Dilla’s fifth studio album and will […]


14 Feb
Trina, Luda, Lil Flip & Jay-Z for a ho-filled romantic celebration

As a Valentine’s Day gift to friends, fam and fans, Ed Banger Records’ Busy P offers this reissue of a 2008 minimix from the late DJ Mehdi. The very romantic 5-minute mix features the likes of Trina, Luda, Lil Flip and Jay-Z for a ho-filled 145 BPM heart and candy celebration… RIP Mehdi…


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 […]


3 Oct
Stream and download dub remix for free

From A-Trak’s Facebook page: “I did this remix over the summer, and when I was close to finishing it I played it to my friend, the irreplaceable DJ Mehdi. We often played each other our productions for feedback. As it turns out he and Riton were visiting New York so they stopped by my apartment. […]


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 […]


13 Sep
Celebrating Mehdi's life & work with one of our favorite mixes

Always a sad day with the passing of an artist whose work you really enjoyed, and such is the way we feel today with the reported death of DJ Mehdi (aka Mehdi Favéris-Essadi). One of our consistently favorite Ed Banger producers, we feel the best way to pay homage to Mehdi’s work is to enjoy […]


16 Mar
adidas is all in...quite literally

Adidas is leaving nothing to chance with their latest adidas is all in campaign, uniting all of their best talent for a web-melting blog-proof commercial. Directed by the very talented Romain Gavras, while introducing a brand new much-anticipated Justice track (“Civilization”), the 2-minute piece features the strongest members of the adidas family — highlighting Derrick […]