Nothing beats the visceral satisfaction of finding music classics on vinyl at the local swap meet. Or better yet, swiping classic rock records from Dad’s forgotten collection. But there has to be something said about getting those old jams freshly remastered onto brand new, fresh-off-the-press wax. In that case, you’ll be happy to hear about Led Zeppelin remastered boxed […]


Imagine Claude VonStroke’s 2009 track “MonsterIsland” as the soundtrack blasting in a transformative yet alien environment you’re appearing in for the first time. You’d be about 10 times more stoked to be there. Hit the fast forward button to 2015, and VonStroke & Co’s Dirtybird record label is now 10 years old all grown up from its humble beginnings in San Francisco’s Lower […]


Starting early this past summer, Raekwon figured out for us that #TBT can mean more than posting old acne-scarred photos of prom night. Since then, vintage soul and R&B jams got a Raekwon weekly redo thanks to a little Wu-spiration. The “Throwback-Thursday/TBT” mixes included new flows over the likes of many classics from the Gap Band, the Isley Brothers and The Spinners, […]


21 Nov
The must-have 50-Year anniversary 5-disc anthology

With a 51-year band history, The Kinks  have carved their place in the Rock Rushmore largely thanks to the brothers Davies, Dave and Ray. Beginning with their early bill-topping singles such as “You Really Got Me” that cemented their place in the famed British invasion, The Kinks continued to make music deep into the 90’s. Now that fifty years have passed […]


6 Nov
In just doesn't get any harder than this

Man up and have some balls with the Hello Kitty Headphones from Beats by Dr. Dre. Because with this being Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, your balls might just be the only thing out there which haven’t had the the HK license slapped on them yet. Yet. But fear not, with Hello Kitty being plastered across […]


To call the Rolling Stones a band who made an impact on global pop culture would be an understatement if there if ever there were one. With their own personal history spanning literally more than half a century, these key figures in the history of rock ‘n roll specifically played a huge part in the crucial music period […]


Rumpshaker Records produces this first in a new series of mix sets from friends of the bass and breaks-driven label. It’s no secret we love our breaks here at LIAS, so we welcome this Rumpshaker Friendcast mix series with open arms… hands up, thumbs down, naturally. First up is Eddie Light, who Rumpshaker describe as “one of the USA’s […]


BBC Music has wet a huge splash with a cover of the Beach Boys “God Only Knows”, one of the greatest songs in the American cannon. They transform a surf classic into an all-star extravaganza (and accompanying high-production video) with help from an 80-piece orchestra and vocal cameos from 27 big-name musical artists. You can almost play Where’s Waldo, […]

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