Labels We Love: Leaving Records
Matthewdavid picks 10 releases that help define Leaving Records.

Operating under a poetical “no genre” philosophy, Leaving Records has played a continuous and vital role as a vanguard tastemaker imprint, while simultaneously acting as an outlet for some of Los Ange…

Dublab Announces Broadcast Expansion
The prestigious online radio station has added fifteen new artists and a weekend series titled From The Vaults.

Having been on the air for more than sixteen years, Los Angeles-based radio station Dublab has recently announced a major broadcast expansion. Adding twenty hours of broadcast time each week and bring…

Low End Theory Festival 2015

Goldenvoice presents the 2nd annual Low End Theory Festival FEATURING Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, Nosaj Thing, Daedelus , Jonwayne , Teebs, Ras G, Samiyam ,House Shoes , Alix Perez &…

Ras G Back on the Planet

Though the title of this album might lead one to believe otherwise, Ras G is far from grounded on Planet Earth. Born Gregory Shorter, Jr., the hip-hop producer and Poo-Bah Records founder is often vie…

Ras G Down 2 Earth

With an ever-growing crop of producers carrying the torch for the LA beat scene, there seems to be no shortage of gritty boom-bap making its way into the world these days. Now one of the scene’s…

Ras G "Black Dusty Radio"

Deep in the middle of LA beatsmith Ras G’s forthcoming space opus, entitled Down 2 Earth (check the details here), you’ll find this slow-swinging blip of a tune. For the most part, “…

Ras G "Breakfast Blunts"

Space travel isn’t a new theme for the burgeoning beat scene, but few seem as focused on exploring such inspirations as LA’s Ras G (& The Afrikan Space Program). His latest bass-drive…

Ras G "Stealth Mode"

L.A. space-hop beatmaker Ras G (and his Alkebulan Space Program) blasts off with another piece of chunky, crunky hotness, this time offering a taste off of dublab/Porter Records’ Echo Expansion …

Ras G Brotha From Another Planet

After one listen to this sonic opus, it becomes apparent that Ras G is part of a brazen new group of pioneers in hip-hop sound architecture. Dexterously weaving vocal sound bites from sources as varie…

Ras G "Shinelight"

L.A. beatmaker Ras G’s latest release, Brotha from Anotha Planet, is aptly titled, given that the 13 tracks on this album—his first for Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint—maintain a vaguely…

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