25 Oct
Michigan-via-Virginia rapper drops her latest 6-song EP

It’s a good day for music as Angel Haze drops her much anticipated mixtape Classick today. The “Werkin Girls” track off her previous EP Reservation has been remixed and reworked across genres, putting the young flowstress on a lot of people’s maps — even before her  debut LP comes out on Universal Republic. The 6-song […]


4 Jul
Sure Bear Hands has some issues with our bullshit, but they still want to celebrate the 4th of July with all y'all

In honor of America’s birthday (‘MURICA’S NUMBER 1 MOTHERF*CKERS), post-punk/experimentalists Bear Hands have released a 12-minute video containing 3 songs titled Songs from Utopia Volume 1  — a collection of “quasi-political thought pieces” (tracklist below). The EP serves as a manifestation and recognition of urban consciousness, a collection of aware, outspoken songs regarding what the […]


21 Jan
Art Of Noise, Plastikman, The Fall, Kraftwerk and Angelo Badalamenti all in the same brainfood mixtape

The last couple of mixtapes we’ve posted have been aimed at the dancefloor, and while there’s certainly nothing wrong with that today we’re feeling a bit more cerebral — maybe it’s the winter weather. Although that can’t be, because from our secret lair at The Meadows hidden under a knoll deep in the Venice Beach […]


19 Nov
The Beatle gets his LSD on

An entertaining anecdote from John Lennon describing his first experience with LSD, which he did with co-Beatle George Harrison. And the second trip, which resulted in Lennon writing the track “She Said She Said”… John Lennon describes his first acid trip from Victtor Da Ponte on Vimeo.


4 Aug
Chicago's Netherfriends take a love of touring to the next level

When we first heard about Shawn Rosenblatt’s (aka Netherfriends) goal to record a song in each of the 50 states, we figured it was just another low-end stunt to garner hype in a post-MySpace universe. After all, so many have tried similar experiments before and so many have failed (perhaps most famously Sufjan Stevens and […]


24 Jul
So then, is Hip Hop really Child's Play?

Using kid’s television theme songs, games, nursery rhymes, playground chants and, yes, actual children’s choruses has been a staple in hip-hop for almost as long as the genre has existed. Whether it’s Method Man proclaiming he’s “rubber” and “whatever you say rubs off me sticks to you” on “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin to F**k Wit”, […]