Category: MUSIC

Kendrick Lamar Drops Video for “These Walls”

  Today is a good day. Our old pal Kendrick Lamar just dropped a short film/video for “These Walls”, the 5th track from his critically acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly. In the video, director Colin Tilly chronicles a crazy

Music Exclusive: Droog’s City Fox Experience Playlist

Earlier this year we noted DJ collective trio Droog in our Remix Issue, saluting them for fine tuning five years as LA based label, Culprit Records. Way back then, the label issued its first release that marked the debut of Hot Natured, while setting an

Interview: YACHT on Siri, Taylor Swift, and the Dystopian Future

  It’s been four years since the release of 2011’s Shangri-La, and in that time, LA-based performance artists Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans, better known as the avant-garde band YACHT (an acronym for Young Americans Challenging Higher Technology), have been busy

Ben Howard Captivates Audiences at the Greek

  On October 9th, English singer/songwriter Ben Howard took the stage at the iconic Greek Theatre for a particularly spine-tingling live performance—a kinetic experience that left the audience both dazed and enchanted. Hypnotic, visceral, and nothing short of breathtaking—his live show has a

Shots from Saturday: KYGO at the Greek Theatre

Norwegian DJ Kygo lit up the Greek Theatre this past Saturday with an interactive live performance for the books. The tropical house pioneer kept the hits coming with significant momentum throughout the entire show, captivating the crowd aural and visual experience.

CMJ 2015: 4 Must-See LA Acts

  Hopped a red eye from LA to NYC. The eagle lands with a parka, winter boots, vitamin D pills, guidance from Siri, and a checklist of must-see Angeleno acts to catch this year at CMJ Music Marathon. With over

21 Questions: Music Duo Benoit & Sergio

We have a handsome duo we’ve manned with 21 feverish questions: music producers who twist out dance songs that sound more like sultry editorial narratives set against sensuous electronic pop music, Benoit & Sergio. (Like right now, we’re listening to their “Shake Shake”  track and

Girl Gang: Inside Kate Nash’s Online Creative Community

  In a city where ‘gang’ tends to have a negative connotation, pop star-turned-punk-rocker Kate Nash is giving the term a whole new meaning. Becoming something of a feminist icon, Nash started Girl Gang just a couple years ago with

Music Exclusive: Ulf Bonde’s Serendipitous Playlist

Ulf Bonde has had some major luck for being such a newbie in LA, especially since the music industry is in subject, and breaking into it, while seeking artistic freedom, integrity, and tons of other nouns that pair up with validation in the public eye. For Bonde—Sweden based until

Listen Up: Flight Facilities ‘Two Bodies’ Remix by Henri

Los Angeles-based DJ/Producer Henri has remixed the hypnotic ‘Two Bodies’ track (featuring Emma Louise) by music gent duo we love to always take off with, Flight Facilities. The London born, LA based DJ/Producer has some versatile moments as of late: spinning, producing

Model Behavior: Q+A with It Girl Alie Layus

In today’s fame-hungry world where possessing only one distinguishable talent is overlooked and a social media-driven society that turns every camera phone owner into an Insta-model, Alie Layus has emerged triumphant, thrusting her way past the “Insta-famous” label into successful, multifaceted professions. The beauty with brains and talent, who began

War On Drugs Live at The Greek

  Indie rockers War On Drugs make their Greek Theatre debut on Friday, October 16th. The Philly natives will take the iconic stage in support of last year’s critically acclaimed album, Lost in a Dream. The band’s 3rd studio record

Music Exclusive: Wax Motif’s Summer Daze Playlist for CRSSD Fest

Wax Motif Australian born Danny Chien—aka Wax Motifi—has a lot on his mixing board at the moment, and all in way that a rising producer should have it. With his unique production and mixing skills that keep him high in demand, the support—and critical

Music Exclusive: Frankmusik’s “For You” Playlist

Vincent Turner aka Frankmusik has an eloquent way of describing his selections for the latest LA CANVAS Music Exclusive, as you’ll troll through below. His energy, contagious. His knowledge on music production, inspiring. When we heard he started out as a

Music Turn Up: Point Blank Music School LA’s Open House

Last Saturday, we gawked at Kate Ellwanger (artist name Dot) as she fluidly covered workflow techniques—while creating a killer track—within music program Ableton Live. We then witnessed Joe Computo discuss the basics of that same program along with intricate details

British Invasion: Dave Angel’s LA Soundtrack

Weaved into the textures and fabric of the UK techno scene, music gent Dave Angel graces LA with his ethos; the son of a Jazz musician, brother to Brit Hip-Hop artist Monie Love set Dave up as a force to

Music Exclusive: Matt Lange’s Split Personality Playlist

LA based producer/composer/DJ (and Berkeley grad) Matt Lange has discovered multiple personalities in his Split Personality playlist for LA CANVAS, and all to celebrate Ephemera, his debut album dropping on September 1oth of Deadmau5’s label mau5trap. Hand picked by the ‘mau5 himself,

RIS Labs + Strange Behavior Remix Event @ The Standard DTLA

Here’s to another super homie, remix success, event, and get together. This Wednesday, September 9th at 9pm, RIS LABS, LA CANVAS and STRANGE BEHAVIOR invite you to celebrate WILD & FREE Low Pressure Remixes at The Standard DTLA’s Rooftop. If