15 Mar
192 pages of the controversial artist's bold collage work

M.I.A. gets her own eponymous hardcover book from New York publishing house Rizzoli. Titled simply M.I.A., the 192 page compendium is an autobiographical monograph of the button-pushing artist’s collages. Known for her ability to combine styles with bombastic results — be that aurally via music or visually through her engaging fashion style, bold look, colorful […]


3 Feb
Romain Gavras + Morocco = Another Stunning Video

Romain Gavras and M.I.A. have done it again. Following up their highly controversial “Born Free” video collaboration, the director brings the pop star to Morocco for a video with almost as big a scope as their last. Clearly inspired by world of Arab car hooning, Gavras brings some stunning and beautiful imagery to what I’m […]


30 Jan
First single from upcoming 4th full length album

2011 may have been a quiet year for Maya Arulpragasam, but the world pop star M.I.A. is looking to rebound in 2012 and make up for her 3rd album, /\/\ /\ Y /\, which was critically panned by many but beloved here at LIAS headquarters. Her first move is to release a single lifted from the […]


15 Sep
Teddybears at Echoplex... don't miss out

A great mix by Teams to promote tonight’s Check Yo Ponytail (September 15th) club night, who will be opening for the LIAS favorites Teddybears at the Echoplex. We will be there for sure, excited to see what they have in store. Teams puts together a scrambled but interesting mix that touches on nu rap to […]


13 Sep
30 minutes of pure bass, breaks, dubstep & bassline

Bassnectar returns after a long hiatus with his latest mixtape full of bass gloriousness. The Color Storm Remixtape features artists as far flung as Dick Dale, Nine Inch Nails, MIA, Nas and of course plenty of Bassnectar himself, all remixed and rinsed in dubby goodness. “Sorry it has taken me a year to throw together another remixtape […]


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 […]


25 Jul
Musicians the world over say goodbye in their own way

Of all the tributes to the late Ms. Winehouse coming out, Rolling Stone has compiled a comprehensive litany of musicians farflung who have paid tiny tributes this past weekend following her passing. The list of farflung musicians includes everybody from Tony Bennett, The Who and Mark Ronson to Lady Gaga, Rick Ross and Sebastian Bach. […]


30 Jun
Bitch you ain't no Barbie, I see you work at Arby's...

You can tell right off the bat that Oakland’s Kreayshawn is gonna be a very polarizing artist. First off, she’s a white female rapper — that’s two strikes out the gate; you’re not gonna invite a lot of love from either hip hop purists or haters. Second, her look couldn’t be more painfully hipster if […]