Lazer Tour

Announcing a nice little December run of dates.  Check out Lazer Sword on the road kicking it off in Canada and ending up on New Year’s Eve in Portland.  More to come next year for European fans.


Aesop Rock remixed “You Rascal You” just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.  He’s posted it on his 900 Bats blog and you can also stream for free here.

2 shows

Announcing 2 new Hanni El Khatib shows in December.  One in Los Angeles at the neighborhood-famous Echo.  And one up in San Francisco at the favorite local watering hole, Hemlock’s Tavern.  If you’re in either city, come out and start some trouble.

The Many Sides of Hanni El Khatib

Hanni El Khatib just got off the road from a ten date North American mini-tour with UK’s Florence & The Machine.

He ended the tour with an afterparty performance at LA’s It’s A School Night party hosted by Chris Douridas, Matt Goldman and Valida at the Hollywood splotch, Bardot.

Catch what Jeff Weiss at the LA Times had to say about the opening act:

“The singularity of Hanni-El Khatib reveals itself when you attempt to wedge his music into your iTunes playlist. His scraped and scarred guitar salvos are too pyrotechnic to fit into the ethereal folk-like float or world-music fixation of the NPR-friendly indie-rock wing. And his influences stretch further back than the lo-fi tinnitus titans that record for the rightfully acclaimed Woodsist and Siltbreeze imprints.”  Read more of the article here.


Check out the video for the new vinyl 12″ single, “Let It” by Machinedrum feat. Melo-X. Directed by project artist, Colin Palmer. “Let It” is available for sale HERE.


NGUZUNGUZU is the brainchild of Daniel Pineda and Asma Maroof (currently MIA’s DJ), two LA residents who have been instrumental in the new tropical scene blending R&B, Cumbia, Kuduro, Tribal, Reggaeton and House elements. This is their debut EP initially released through their own label and out now on vinyl through Innovative Leisure.  NGUZUNGUZU EP in the store now.

Lazer Sword S/T Full Length

It’s arrived and is for sale HERE!!!!

Lazer Sword is Bryant Rutledge (Low Limit) and Antaeus Roy (Lando Kal) who wrote and recorded the album in their former San Francisco stomping grounds before Rutledge moved to Los Angeles and Roy to Berlin.  While the pair have dabbled in mixes, remixes and singles (including The Golden Handshake EP for the hotly tipped Numbers label), never until now have they realized a cohesive body of work.

It also finds them in the midst of a few friends guesting on the album including  Antipop Consortium’s M. Sayyid, Freestyle Fellowship MC Myka 9, bizarro funk crooner Zackey Force Funk and Bay area hyphy don Turf Talk.  But it’s the Lazer Sword boys who truly shine here, whether it’s the ghostly samples, skittering percussion and vocoder funk of first single “Batman” or the hip-hop stomp and swirling synths of album opener “Tar.”  Detailed and intricate, Lazer Sword is certainly suitable for headphones, but with beats that slap this hard, these songs were made to rattle speakers and rumble dancefloors.

The double vinyl LP & CD both come packaged as an opening gatefold with a futuristic art layout by Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng.