25 Jan
All-black premium perforated full grain leather with plenty of gold

It’s been a minute since Santigold blessed her fanbase with some new music, so to keep her eager leagues sated she drops her new shoe — a collaboration with Vans. Based on the new Tosha Hi silhouette, Santi blends a clean black shoe with more than a little sparkle. The limited edition Vans x Santigold […]


14 Oct
Mad Decent's latest UK producer drops his"Mum Decent" EP

The latest artist out of the Mad Decent roster, the 26-year old Mumdance (better known to his mum as Jack Adams), released his highly anticipated Mum Decent EP last week. The first single, “Don’t Forget Me Now”, sees LIAS favorite and past feature Esser on the vocals, with an appropriately clever and absurd video to […]


28 Sep
Santigold, Premier, ?uestlove, Chromeo, DJ Mehdi and more slum it out for A-Trak and Armand

In a video straight up designed to melt the interwebs comes Duck Sauce’s “Barbra Streisand”. You knew when you first heard about Duck Sauce that the duo involved — namely A-Trak and Armand Van Helden — would come with some dancefloor heat, and this second single (out on A-Trak’s own Fool’s Gold label) doesn’t disappoint. […]


16 Sep
LIAS sits down with Sam Spiegel to figure out exactly who they've got naked pictures of...

We’ve covered N.A.S.A. (North America South America) here many times in the past, partly because they’ve managed to corral an almost unholy stable of collaborators to work with (“People Tree” featuring David Byrne, Chali 2Na, Z-Trip and Gift of Gab, “Whachadoin?” with M.I.A., Santogold and Spank Rock, “Spacious Thoughts” with Tom Waits and Kool Keith, […]


15 Jul
Boing Boing + NASA brings the animated noise

Props to N.A.S.A. who continue their Boing Boing-sponsored run of excellent animated videos (e.g. that Syd Garon directed “People Tree” video featuring David Byrne, Chali 2Na, Z-Trip and Gift of Gab, “Whachadoin?” with M.I.A., Santogold and Spank Rock, “Spacious Thoughts” with Tom Waits & Kool Keith, etc). This time it’s a vid for “Strange Enough”, […]


25 Jun
La Femme Nikita prefers her Santi to her Kuti

I’ve got some peeps into this whole “World” music thing. I see nothing wrong with it, I love the world—I wish I could save it. My girl, she has some serious Afro-cumbia-salsa shaking tastes. I’ll admit; her taste in music has raised the occasional eyebrow on my forehead. Don’t get me wrong, the world is […]


2 Jun
The Major is a Busy Guy

Like we said, Major Lazer has been on a tear lately — hanging with Angelina and Jack, and posting naked pics of Rihanna (kind of a dick move, btw, Lazer). Well I guess he’s finally getting to work battling all those zombies and vampires he claims to hate. Someone videotaped his exploits and put them […]


I’ve already noted I’m pretty excited about this project, and Major Lazer’s first leak, “Hold the Line”, shows the hype may be substantiated. Santigold and Lexx lay the vocals, Diplo & Switch (and Dick Dale, of course) provide the surf guitar beats: If you got the hankering, go to their site to download instrumental and […]