Mixtape Etiquette with BEACHxRATS

We recently got an exclusive cut of the new We Are Animalz mix by BEACHxRATS. This release will mark the official start of summer in the sauce calender. Put this on your ipod, burn a disc, or make a cassette tape, but definitely take this mix outside with you.


Artist Check: Def Exx

When you come across good new music, life doesn’t really get any better. As always, music is therapeutic and new sounds can empower a feeling of ecstasy and inspiration. With that being said, the other day I was introduced to an insanely fresh act named Def EXX. When I first gave it a listen, I was immediately impressed with their style and ability to mesh beautiful sounds with an eclectic taste for lyrics.

Def EXX consists of two guys – DanB (songwriter/singer) and RTillery (producer/singer). The duo formed in beautiful and wild Miami. Their Debut Album Exxperiments samples some of their favorite artists, new and old, from Fitz & The Tantrums to John Lennon. They've also add some unique remixes to their repertoire. This album offers a bit of everything – from hip-hop to spoken word, to a colorful splash of Miami Electro. Sit down; enjoy the album and fall in love with Def EXX.

exxperiments by defexx

Open spaces wander into unkown ocean places

How do you try to understand the conscious life we live? Does it begin with disregarding the bullshit that is shown on TV or sheltering yourself from Hollywood movies? I found that embarking on a mission can strengthen our mind and will remind us that we can withstand anything that might hinder our mind.

We can all look into Nature to find an answer and use it to turn our pessimistic thoughts into something more optimistic for the future. Recently, I embarked on a multi-day trip to explore a few Central Californian areas. Those couple of days spent exploring the desolate coastline created bliss within my hectic life.