For fans of Intelligent Dance Music, the release of Aphex Twin’s Syro album in September was a moment of great audio bliss. And now Richard D. James has released 30 more previously unreleased tracks — some are early drafts of tracks from Syro, while other are more experimental synth sounds/loops created at his studio. The latter are essentially James-created […]


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 […]


11 Sep
Built by the masters of loud rock 'n roll sound

In the past, we’ve mostly recognized Marshall for their headphones. But obviously they’ve been mastering rock ‘n roll sound for over 50 years. They’re really just about amazing, high-fidelity, punch-you-in-the-gut sound in general. The latest boom-worthy piece of hardware to join their inventory is the Woburn — a home speaker which provides classically designed, analog knobs to […]


22 Jul
Because everything is better with machine-gun sound effects

If you’ve ever wondered whether receiving a paintball blast might be a little too intense for you, you probably didn’t attempt a bout with a Rambo-fied Jackson-Pollock machine like this one. Because the Breda M37 8MM Paintball Machine Gun probably is… for your opponent, anyway. This 30-lb gun measures a good 50″ long and comes with […]


6 Jun
Taking you back to the California warehouse sound of the 90s

If you raved in California in the 90s, you danced to the Hardkiss Brothers. Although they blew up in San Francisco, the Hardkiss clan — comprised of Gavin, Scott and Robbie — defined the hippier edge of the California House sound for over a decade. Now their mounting a comeback, galvanized by the release of their […]


Cobra Electronics is a respected old-school name in the mobile-communications industry. After all, these are the guys who invented the CB radio if you can copy that. And now, the trusted Chicago-based electronics producer (and maker of many a quality fuzz buster) has released the Cobra Airwave Series, a new line of Bluetooth-friendly wireless speakers. Among […]


29 Apr
With surfboard leash-inspired iPhone remote control

Pretty much known as the go-to gear for beach bums and pro surfers, Quicksilver is now carving its way into the music scene — first with the opening of a recording studio, and now their QS-1 Headphones. With a design based on the union of performance and comfort, the QS-1 Headphones offer professional quality low-distortion sound with […]


24 Jan
Legendary BBC host launches monthly LA Friday party TONIGHT!

If there were a Moses of dance music, you’d be hard pressed to find a more qualified candidate than Pete Tong. The legendary — but still very relevant — DJ established himself as an electronic music pioneer on BBC Radio One, launching his seminal Essential show way back in 1991 and has since grown to […]

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