You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, […]

7 May
New York-via-London-via-Berlin producer drops lyrical debut

I guess when you get some classic hip-hop dropped on you in a day, you should balance it off with some brand new school shit to keep the palate fresh. Here’s Thunderbird Gerard‘s T.R.O.U.B.L.E. EP made available for free download. New on the world stage, Gerard has distinguished himself via his lyrical flows and EDM-leaning […]

15 May
Bon Iver, Metronomy, Marvin Gaye & K-Os re-envisioned

In anticipation of his album release of People Hear What They See on June 5th, Washington DC’s Oddisee has released a free EP featuring four renditions from various artists, both current and throwback. The Marvin Gaye “Ain’t That Peculiar” remix is killer, adding heavier drums and overall haunting instrumentation; you’d think it’s an entirely new […]

29 Jul
If you're in LA, check out tomorrow night's Check Your Ponytail 2

Tomorrow night Nite Jewel is playing at Check Your Ponytail! 2 party in Echo Park, Los Angeles, and to promote the show she put together this very yacht-rock mix of breezy summertime delights. The show is opening for the very awesome Metronomy, so you can expect it to be packed to the sweaty rafters. The […]

8 Jul
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of one of the greatest labels on Earth

There are no words for my love of Ninja Tune. They have put out so many of my favorite records, and filled my life with so much sonic joy, that to try to assemble words to explain my love would only sully our magical relationship. And now they’re celebrating 20 years of awesomeness, and to […]

28 Aug
Exploited compilation teaser

One of LIAS’ favorite DJs (and producers and label heads), Berlin’s very own Shir Khan, has dropped a Clash Magazine mixtape in preparation for an upcoming Exploited Records double-disc compilation (Exploited, released on 14 September). The mix features both brand new and classic material, and some exclusive preview tracks from the upcoming comp. “A born […]