26 Nov
A re-invigorated 45-minute set for BBC Radio 1

Back once again it’s the renegade master, b-boy damager — power to the people! The great Z-Trip has returned from a self-imposed sabbatical with a newfound hunger for expression, a fresh outlook on music, and most importantly… a new mixtape! Recorded for BBC Radio 1, the Z-Trip Hip Hop Takeover Mix features Zach at the […]


30 Jan
A manifesto against the army of pseudo laptop hipster DJs

LIAS partner-in-crime (literally) and photographer/director extraordinaire Robert Kerian has just dropped this new video for Camoflaug3, “Fake DJ”. With vocals supplied by Robert English lambasting the terminal mass of pretend laptop DJs flooding the hipster scene, we gotta say we’re really feeling this track. It seems to put into words the inchoate hatred I feel […]


7 Sep
Kick off the weekend with 2 hip-hop masters

There’s not much about this project not to be excited about. I mean a free Talib Kweli mixtape, assembled by the great Z-Trip? That’s pretty much a no brainer, and a hell of a way to kick off the weekend. Let Attack The Block play. “Z-Trip is a true master. This is a mix tape you […]


17 Jul
S.S. Coachella switches up the scenery for a 3-day getaway

It was announced, and highly circulated around the internet, that Coachella and Goldenvoice have put together a steller little concert that’ll take place on a cruise ship (yes, like Holy Ship!), called the S.S. Coachella. The music cruise will be taking place this winter, venturing to the Bahamas December 16-19 and Jamaica December 19-23. The […]


15 Jun
It's time to party with only the latest in tape deck technology

OK, it’s Friday June 15th so you know what that means — we’re getting our tuxes ready for Jim Mahfood’s  L.A. Ink Stains vol. 1 Prom/Book Release Party over at Titmouse Animation Studios. You know we’re big fans of Mahfood’s L.A. inspired illustrations, and can’t wait to get our hands on his L.A. Ink Stains book, so […]


16 May
Softcover out June 20th via Image Comics... party coming soon!

The world which Jim Mahfood (aka Food One) illustrates with his long-running L.A. Ink Stains comic strip is really unlike any other — a highly personal, humorous black & white adventure following his everyday exploits in Los Angeles. Afternoons spent hunched over a desk drawing cartoons that make the world chuckle are offset by long […]


7 May
It's a Trip, it's gotta funky beat, and you can bug out to it

We posted this mixtape almost exactly a year ago to the day when it originally came out, but it seems a great opportunity for a re-post. The always amazing Z-Trip drops a megamix for the Beastie Boys, which is not only as cool a sentence as you’ll read this week but also a great way […]


23 Apr
New Art Correspondent Freddi C hits up MOCA for opening night

We previewed the Transmission LA: AV CLUB last week, and sent new Art Correspondent Freddi C with mic and camera in tow to check out the exhibit. This was her recap… As the sun set downtown at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, the Veuve flowed under an enormous shiny Mercedes-Benz logo suspended to look like a giant […]