28 Nov
Flying Lotus? OFWGKTA? Mystery rapper(s) releases mixtape

Suspicions are flying. As Captain Murphy releases his first official mixtape, Duality, the interwebs are abuzz with the unanswered question, “Who is Captain Murphy?” Links have been made to the experimental hijinx of producer Flying Lotus as well as his two OFWGKTA pals Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, who make vocal appearances throughout the mixtape. To add [...]


28 Jun
Design firm Lazzarini takes the Italian love one step too far

You may remember a few other car concepts where huge engines are stuffed into tiny cars (Nissan Juke-R, Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 650, Ford Fiesta SHOgun, Renault V6 Clio, etc), but Italian design firm Lazzarini perhaps took the idea one step too far with their Italian-on-Italian lovefest, aptly dubbed the 550 Italia. The vehicle, hypothetically, [...]


20 Jun
Art Correspondent Freddi C conquers Spain's ultimate artistic city

Whenever I visit a new city for the first time I’m always armed with my trusty Lonely Planet travel book. Come the second visit, having gotten all the classic sightseeing locations stricken off my must-see-in-my-lifetime list, I dump the guide books and make sure to Facebook people residing in that same city and get the [...]


31 Oct
A tribute to one of the most sampled men in music history

On Thursday and Friday November 17 & 18 what looks to be an amazing event is going down in Los Angeles at Exchange LA. In a well named tribute to the great Roy Ayers, Homage is taking place with Pete Rock turntabling live with soul & funk legend Ayers and his band. One of the most [...]


Plenty of tasty musical treats for your Tuesday morning, starting off with the brand spanking new Beastie Boys video for “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” (with Santigold). Directed by Spike Jonze and featuring a very Reggieknow-like cadre of zombie-killing action figures, the full-length video debuted this morning. The Tuesday Video 5-Pack continues [...]


22 Mar
The Photography of Janette Beckman and David Corio at The Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City

Another impressive opening at The Morrison Hotel Gallery (Bowery) in New York City went down March 11th — a joint photography exhibition documenting the monumental punk and hip hop movements of the 70s and early 80s. For those who are not in the know, The Morrison Hotel is a fine art photography gallery based in [...]


9 Nov
7 minute blast of Beatles' massive cross-genre influence

A great, super quick 7-minute mini-mix from London’s incomparable A.Skillz highlighting the massive cross-genre influence of The Beatles. “This is a Mini Mix I was asked to do for The Beatles & Black Music Documentary on BBC Radio 1xtra Hosted By Semtex and featuring Interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Q-tip, Questlove, Common, Benga and Roots [...]


The four guys in San Francisco’s The Stone Foxes play the sort of stripped down, roots rock n roll that has all but disappeared from the musical landscape. It’s dirty, gritty and loud, with tracks like “I Killed Robert Johnson” loaded with foot-stomping hooks and irresistible, sing-along choruses. Much like Creedence Clearwater Revival, it’s hard [...]

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