We all know Electric Daisy Carnival as a bacchanal frenzy of post-rave digital hedonism. Think young millennials in a cloud of furry boots, bikini bottoms, copious neon and blissful nescience. An orgy of EDM beats, sweaty teens and sunrise memories/regrets. But there’s another demographic at the Biggest Rave In America that is rarely mentioned: the […]


Balkan Vinyl’s limited edition Rave Wars 7″, repressed on translucent red vinyl, are only for pilgrims of the heavyweight nerd variety. Rave Wars alludes directly to one of almost everyone’s favorite films (except mine), blending the action figures from the original Star Wars movie with hardcore/breakbeat techno, often overlaying sound effects from the film. Only […]


3 Jul
Celebrating 25 years of Danny Rampling's acid house club

In celebration of this years’ 25th Anniversary of UK house DJ Danny Rampling’s legendary rave club Shoom, Passarella Death Squad has created 3 new t-shirts based on the original flyer artwork — of course with a Passarella twist. As usual, all of Passarella’s are made of only the finest Japanese cotton, making the Passarella Death […]


11 Jun
Teddy bear heads, wings, belt buckles & ankle cuff footwear

You may remember the ultracolor rave hippie teddy bear adorned high-tops we previewed, and wondering what else Jeremy Scott has in store for his Fall/Winter 2012 sneaker collection. How much wilder can it get, you ask? Turns out, quite a bit — the line includes the aforementioned teddy bear heads, plus copious wings, bold colorful […]


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 […]


21 Apr
DFA's master scatologist gets down with Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor

DFA’s mechanical master of scatology gets down with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor for “Losing My Patience” — the latest video from his full-length debut From The Cradle To The Rave. I guess now that LCD Soundsystem’s sailed off into the great white static screen in the sky, someone’s gotta keep the synthy dance punk love […]


16 Sep
Girls go literally crazy for Muscles

Modular Records‘ raved-out It boy from a couple years ago, Muscles, is back with a new EP, Younger & Immature, due October 29. Back in 2007 we took Muscles out to lunch at Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in Hollywood for the magazine we were running at the time, mostly because we thought it […]


8 Jan
LA's Droid Behavior returns with its 30th installment of Interface

One of our favorite (and of course best) LA undergrounds is celebrating its 30th installment this Saturday, January 7.  That’s right – 30 nights of pure techno and its mutations in its freshest form. If you were one of the lucky Angelenos to attend the last installment – Droid’s 7 year anniversary party – then […]

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