A vinyl compilation album.Read more
An unreleased gem that needs to be heard.Read more
The highly anticipated EP is now available.Read more
An overall experience at a hotel should leave a lasting impression. Some hotels have suites that are the epitome of comfort while others have amenities that are truly unique. After our trek up to the city of Goleta, we quickly found out that The Goodland Hotel excels in making the vacation experience worthwhile.Read more
California keeps it golden and its coastline shines as the state’s most visited destination. Whether you are a native resident looking for the next staycation or a visitor in search of the perfect sunset, there is a beachside town calling your name. You might have passed the city of Goleta as you drive near Santa […]Read more
A musical duo created a low-key beat centric album that has been in my rotation for some time now. You may have heard of them individually for their respective work, but you’ll definitely be hearing about their collaboration from many online sites selling vinyl goods. The jazzy references recall a time when hip-hop pioneers dominated […]Read more
This Saturday April 16th marks a very special day as music lovers celebrate Record Store Day 2016. No matter where you are in the world, here’s to hoping there is an old school record shop still in your city. We’re talking about classic vinyl and the importance of keeping this tradition alive y’all. Yes there […]Read more
November is already turning out to be one of the best month’s of 2015 – and it hasn’t even happened yet! Thanks to Red Bull Sound Select, they’ve mapped out and organized a month long music event that spans the different neighborhoods and venues in Los Angeles. If any indication of last year’s “30 Days […]Read more
Berlin based DJ, San Soda, recently went on a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa and found a hidden treasure cove. This labyrinth full of boxes stacked from floor to ceiling can make anyone feel dazed and confused. But to a crate digger who lives for finding rare vinyl, this find is akin to discovering the chocolate […]Read more
Last week Sonos Studio played host to a Q&A session with the ever dapper crooner Mayer Hawthorne. The discussion was centralized around all things vinyl records, with the still very active crate digger and artist formerly known as DJ Haircut waxing poetic on a subject that he holds quite near and dear to him. Such […]Read more
Rarely am I at a loss for words, but after listening to this audio documentary from NPR’s Snap Judgement radio show about how Detroit record enthusiast, Jeff Bubeck, reunited J Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, with Dilla’s long lost record collection, I was moved to a point where I just simply had to solemnly […]Read more
In the first few minutes of Stephen Frear’s 2000 comedy and book-to-film adaptation, High Fidelity, John Cusack introduces himself as the movie’s record-obsessed, compulsive list-making protagonist, Rob Gordon. His fictional record store, Championship Vinyl, is frequented by what he describes as “the bare minimum of window shoppers” as well as young men who search endlessly […]Read more
J Dilla, Jay Dee, Dilla, Dilla Dawg, James Yancey. If you know the name, you know the scope of influence the man has had in not only the world of hip hop, but all of music in general. That’s why it comes as no surprise that even seven years after his death, plenty are still […]Read more
Los Angeles vinyl junkies and hip-hop fans will be treated to the return of Beat Swap Meet this weekend inside the Historic Chinatown Plaza. Celebrating their 5 year mark, this one will be going on for 2 days! So if you can’t make it tomorrow, you still got Sunday to get some goods from local […]Read more
Happy Dilla Day!
The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1 by J. Dilla is now available on Fatbeats.com. This special 10″ features 4 unreleased songs by the late great producer and rapper. Frank Nitt of Frank N Dank, a close friend of Dilla’s assembled The Lost Scrolls and also lends vocals on “The Throwaway”, a tune with J’s brother, Illa J. Listeners can look forward to hearing J. Dilla rap on this project; something that is not typical of a Dilla mixtape. Definitely a special treat for fans to enjoy.
Happy Birthday, James DeWitt Yancey. Your music and legacy lives forever.
This Sunday December 9th, Chinatown in Los Angeles will be getting a dose of musical remedy. With the current weather putting everyone in an indoor mood, it’s about time we step out and the enjoy the great outdoors…inside the city, of course. Beat Swap Meet is here to provide everyone with a day full of […]Read more