6 Feb
Feadz, Groove Armada, Eats Everything, Nile Rodgers & more

The great Annie Mac drops by Life + Times to lend her ample musical talents to Jay-Z’s cultural website. The BBC Radio 1 DJ has always had her finger on the pulse of the underground, and this latest mix — her third for Life + Times — does nothing to dispel her well-earned rep. Tracks by Feadz, Q [...]


You don’t have to dig much further than our logo to realize how much we respect The Clash. To wax poetic about their greatness is a total waste of time — you either get it or you don’t. If you do get it, then there’s certainly a need to get this Sound System box set. [...]


What does a boiling tsunami of blood inside a corridor evoke in your mind? What if everything you think about what you know is wrong and is really just the plot of some rubiginous politico and his ploys for mass genocide? Enter Room 237, a documentary directed by Rodney Ascher about the mysteries behind the [...]


Banksy is perhaps the most beloved, world renown vandal the world has never seen… and perhaps its most hated, as well. While other practitioners in their field watch their art get accosted by rival artists and whitewashed by property owners, Banksy watches as his pieces are dissembled and sold for thousands upon thousands of dollars [...]


In collaboration with adidas, Jay-Z ‘s culture site Life + Times premiers a new mixtape created by hip-hop beat veteran DJ Neil Armstrong. Mixing for eclectic hip-hop legends like The Roots, De La Soul, Kanye West and even formerly the Jigga himself, the Adidas Global Ambassador carries a deep knowledge of musical history and impeccable turntable skills. With a musicologist’s touch, Armstrong has [...]


After riling up fans and completely selling out every exclusive, one-night-only showing in North America of the their documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits (which we previewed here), LCD Soundsystem’s documentary can now be rented ($5) or purchased exclusively via iTunes for $12.99. Fit for diehard LCD Soundsystem fans and newcomers alike, “Shut Up and Play [...]


19 Jul
Fight off the summer heat wave in light cotton tank tops & tees

California-based brand Altru Apparel works to bring you shirts and tank tops of the highest quality cotton with a clean cut, loose fit and far-ranging graphics. Altru taps into local landmarks, pop lyrics, bold titles and the 90′s — ah the good ‘ol days. Following previous licensing choices (including Thrasher Magazine, Mickey Rat, 90210, Star Trek [...]


Jay-Z’s LIFE + TIMES website drops a new 40-minute dubstep mix via DJ/producer Troublemaker. Titled Pantystep – Pleasure Her Pain, the 18-track mix features bangers from heavyweights like The Weeknd, Joker, Skrillex, Clams Casino, Com Truise, Skream, Boards of Canada and James Blake. Congrats to Jay who saw the birth of his daughter B.I.C. (Blu Ivy [...]

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