8 Jun
A$AP Rocky, Lil B, The Weeknd, Mac Miller remixes & more...

Sorry, forgot to post this this week because the Madman’s life has been living up to its moniker as of late. Shit’s crazy lately — I blame that Art Department pool party Sunday at The Standard. Still paying for that one. Anywho, the second mixtape from one of our favorite producers, New Jersey’s one and only […]


Well what can we say, Coachella Weekend One came and went with a mighty sonic boom, lysergic blur and warm tropical brush of palm fronds. It was, as usual, epic. However for the first time ever, it was not the final weekend Coachella had to offer. No, instead of having to wait an entire year […]


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 […]


17 Feb
11 Abel Tesfaye tracks given the EDM remix treatment

If by now you haven’t figure out we’re huge fans of The Weeknd here, then you may have stumbled across our site from LOLcats or some other vacuous mental cyber hole and it would probably serve you best to back page button. We wouldn’t want you to get hurt, or see something you really don’t […]


18 Jan
The Weeknd's "Initiation" producer drops first solo effort

It’s no secret we love The Weeknd here — we put his Thursday mixtape as #2 on our 2011 Year In Music retrospective. Now The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, releases the first album from the man who produced the Echoes Of Silence mixtape cut “Initiation”. DropxLife’s 9-song instrumental Further mixtape recalls much of the atmospheric, bass-oriented, reverb-drenched […]


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 […]


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 […]