The great Herbaliser, aka Ollie Teeba, has made many a world class mix in his day. Not simply satisfied with blending 20 or so jams together, the Herbaliser instead creates mixes with large scale concepts, or thematic motifs, that elevate them to the level of soundscape. Such as with this mix for Solid Steel’s 25th [...]


You remember last year when Solid-Steel Radio did a tribute to The Beastie Boys’ timeless Paul’s Boutique album? We posted the Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix by DJ Food, Cheeba and Moneyshot (with cover illustrated by the great Food One), and it ended up being one of our favorite mixtapes of the year [...]


2 Jan
A wool headware tribute to one of Japan's top designers

Los Angeles fashion label Hellz Bellz pays tribute to the fabulous Comme des Garcons’ designer, Junya Watanabe, in winter beanie form. They’ve embroidered “Junya Mafia” across the beanie’s flipped lip, paying homage to both Watanabe and the Notorious BIG’s posse all in one fell swoop. The 100% wool beanies come in both black and magenta, [...]


20 Dec
Only 10,000 reprints of the most expensive photography book ever

Helmut Newton was one of the most influential, intriguing, and controversial photographers of all time. “Bold” and “prolific” are understatements when trying to describe the German-Australian’s work in one word. It’s simply not possible and it takes just one look at the unprecedented SUMO to find out why. Breaking records for weight, dimensions and resale price, the [...]


30 Nov
Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees & Jimi

I loved Singles. It actually got me my first girlfriend. She was gorgeous, way out of my league — especially since I was a long-haired hesher. But while watching Singles she — being a fairly conservative girl from the Midwest — realized that one could actually date a guy with long hair and listened to [...]


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 [...]


Ninja Tune producer and head designer DJ Food, who we featured this spring for his album The Search Engine, has just unveiled a project very close to our hearts: a tribute album to the 1989 classic Paul’s Boutique, the Beastie Boys best album and one of the Top 10 Albums Of All Time (yup, no [...]


9 Aug
Revisioned by Best Coast, Washed Out, The Kills, MGMT & more

Just Tell That You Want Me is the new Fleetwood Mac tribute album featuring a handful of our favorite indie bands including Best Coast, Washed Out, The New Pornographers, Tame Impala, The Kills, Lykke Li, MGMT and more, and is now up to stream via SoundCloud. When covering a band so iconic and influential, and [...]

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