Mar 28

Quakers – The Video! A glimpse into the world of the 35-member hip-hop collective produced by Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow, Portishead), Katalyst and 7Stu7.

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Mar 27

We were sworn to secrecy, but since RSE just announced it, here it is:

Iconic New York-born, San Francisco-based rapper and producer, Aesop Rock, is joining forces with Rhymesayers to release his sixth studio album, Skelethon, on July 10th 2012. Since the release of None Shall Pass in 2007, we’ve seen Aesop Rock touring the world, launching online arts outlet,, and collaborating on LPs with Felt, Hail Mary Mallon, the Uncluded and more. Skelethon not only sees the rapper back waxing poetically on his own but also marks his first wholly self-produced effort. While the sounds are familiar, we see Aesop venturing in some exciting new directions with guest appearances from indie rock archetype, Kimya Dawson, as well as Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts, Hanni El Khatib, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz and the Grimace Federation. Aesop’s new album follows in the wake of several deep personal losses and highlights subject matter that deals with the sometimes-futile ways people try to cope with serious issues. The cover art comes from Barcelona-based painter Aryz. Skelethon is set to be both a showpiece for his illustrious career and a serious payoff for his droves of ever-patient loyal fans.

1. Leisureforce
2. ZZZ Top
3. Cycles To Gehenna
4. Zero Dark Thirty
5. Fryerstarter
6. Ruby ’81
7. Crows 1
8. Crows 2
9. Racing Stripes
10. 1,000 O’Clock
11. Homemade Mummy
12. Grace
13. Saturn Missiles
14. Tetra
15. Gopher Guts

Follow Aesop Rock on Twitter @AesopRockWins

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Mar 22

Click image for link to listen to and download Plug’s Spring releases.


Just released: New Sonnymoon video, “Just Before Dawn”

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Mar 22

Art Don’t Sleep just told us that a limited amount of tickets had been released for tonight’s show in L.A. (click flyer to buy online)

TONIGHT, Thursday, March 22, 2012

8pm – 2am

EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:

The Robert Glasper Experiment feat Bilal & KING
Quantic & Alice Russell (Live Band)

Main Room DJs:
Rich Medina & Anthony Valadez

Lounge DJ’s:
Al Jackson, Sacred, Daz, DJ Juggy

Hosted By: Azul Amaral

Exchange LA :: 618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070

21 + wiser:
Table/Bottle Service Available:

30$ @ General Admission (Limited, Buy to Guarantee Entry)

600 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, 90014

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Mar 21

Is El Mac going to rock the cover of the next No Doubt album? @Nodoubt were posting flicks of a photo shoot on their twitter.  We’d love to see it…he’s one of our favorite artists.  Thanks to the lovely people at Beacon Street Online for the heads up!

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Mar 21

New track with Reef’s thoughts on the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin.  on 2dopeboyz

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Mar 15

Mike and Patrick are down in Austin, TX for SXSW and will be hosting a Raekwon In-Store and Photoshoot at Collective Status Boutique. If you’re out at SXSW make sure to stop by to checkout the shoot, meet Raekwon and enjoy free drinks. Event starts at 6pm.

Collective Status Boutique
516 E 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

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Mar 14

Sorry to be so post heavy today (it’s either feast or famine with us, huh?)  Was just reminded about what’s sure to be one of the best showcases:

WED MARCH 14TH (10pm) @ THE 512 BAR – 408 E. 6TH STREET

10-10:15pm:  DJ
10:15-10:45pm:  Allah-Las
10:45-11:00pm:  DJ
11:00-11:30pm:  Nick Waterhouse
11:30-11:45pm:  DJ
11:45pm-12:30am:  Hanni El Khatib
12:30-12:45am:  DJ
12:45-1:15am:  Feeding People
1:15-2:00am:  DJ
* FREE Innovative Leisure Sampler.  12 Essentials For 2012:

They’re all also playing separately at a million other showcases.  Here’s Nick Waterhouse’s schedule:
Wed: 5:50pm @ Shangri-La:  Echo/Origami Showcase
Wed: 11:00pm @ The 512 Bar:  Innovative Leisure Showcase

Thu: 1:00pm @ Pure Volume House: Hype Machine/Aquarium Drunkard Showcase
Thu: 10:00pm @ ND / 501 Studios:  Windish Showcase
Fri: 2:20pm @ La Zona Rose: Rolling Stone Showcase
Fri: 5:30pm @ The W Hotel: Nylon Magazine / Dub Frequency Showcase
Fri: 8:30pm @ 1100 Warehouse (1100 E. 5th Street):  Biz 3 Showcase
Sat: 12:15pm @ Mess With Texas

Say hi to Jeffy for us!

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Mar 14

First new single from Latyrx in many moons.  Feat Boots & Karyn Paige.  Prod by Headnodic.

They’ll be at SXSW too:

Fri 3/16 – Madison House Showcase, Beauty Bar
Sat 3/17 – Madison House Afternoon Delight


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Mar 14

Pretty much everyone we know is in Austin right now.  Here are some showcases of note:



Hopefully you made it to the Stones Throw showcase last night. Perhaps you’ve seen PB Wolf wandering around this morning eating a Snickers…

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