18 Apr
A NSFW video celebration for the man who invented Playboy

What better way to celebrate Hugh Hefner’s birthday than to make a NSFW video of a bunch of almost naked girls rolling around in their skivvies reading issues of Playboy? You’d be hardpressed to think of one, so that’s what Toronto artist Claire Edmondson decided to film, as she shares her April 9 birthday with […]


29 Mar
The Weeknd producer Illangelo's latest Toronto crooner

It’s no secret we’re big fans of The Weeknd, so when we heard one of his producers, Illangelo, was working on a new project our ears pricked up. The Toronto producer has teamed up with upcoming post-R&B crooner TALWST (pronounced “Tall Waist”) for a seven-track EP titled Alien Tentacle Sex — an album born of […]


22 Dec
Abel Tesfaye returns with his last mixtape of the 2011 trilogy

One of our favorite new artists of the year (so much so he made it quite high on our Year In Music Top 10 list), The Weeknd continues his emergence and finally wraps up his 2011 trilogy following his House of Balloons and Thursday mixtapes. Today the future R&B crooner released Echoes Of Silence, which […]


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


1 Nov
More highly suggestive NSFW fan made videos for Abel Tesfaye

As is the MO for The Weeknd, the latest video for his “Initiation” track is not official but rather fan made. And as usual of his fans’ work, the video is highly suggestive (and NSFW) in nature. Having just dropped his second mixtape of 2011, Thursday, we can be expecting the last third of Abel […]


12 Oct
Abel Tesfaye leaks his latest track of future R&B goodness

What is one of the most of played new artists at The Meadows continues to be The Weeknd, the Toronto crooner’s post-dubstep sound being something we cannot get off our playlists — his Thursday mixtape being a weekday standard. The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, recently leaked his latest track “Initiation” and it’s just more bassy […]


19 Aug
Toronto future R&B crooner drops second mix in trilogy

Highly secretive future R&B/slow-step crooner The Weeknd come through this fine morning with his new Thursday mixtape, the followup to the justifiably hyped House of Balloons which came out this past spring. Utilizing highly stylized user-created videos, the Toronto-based The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) has managed to keep a very low profile despite much scrutiny, […]


6 Jun
Dark dubstep sounds from America's Hat

Toronto dubstep producer/DJ Bombaman — aka Michael David — drops this mix for Monsta Sounds. The Canadian definitely likes swimming in dark waters, so press play only if you dig it with lots of sub and lots of jigsaw soundwaves, shit is sinister… Bombaman’s “Monsta Sounds” mixtape below, full tracklist after the Jump… Monsta Sounds […]