The Record Company

I found a vinyl of The Record Company a couple of years ago in some minuscule record store in Silverlake, Los Angeles. I fell instantly in love. Raw and righteous bluesy rock, the likes of which are rarely heard here in the twentyteens, assailed my earballs.... Read More...

Will + Bear + DSM

Since our ancient ancestors first climbed down out of nice shady trees and started walking around on their hind legs, people have needed hats. Alternatively, since the Lord, in his infinite wisdom, failed to provide adequate built-in shade and pizzazz to the t... Read More...

Lucky Chance

In a world increasingly governed by fear, rules and pressure to conform, a world where we are bombarded by wave after wave of distraction from the beauty of the moment, Lucky Chance stood against the incoming tide. With his recent passing the world lost a trul... Read More...

Raskal

There ain’t much cool shit Crille Rask can’t do. This nomadic adventurer hailing from “Planet Europe”, via a “rough and random” childhood split between Sweden and Portugal, has found his home on surf, skate and snowboards the world over, as well as in front of... Read More...

Smug

  By Daryl Jones Fucking with a kids lego® is akin to keying a dudes car, and is widely known in boylaw as an unforgivable offence. When I was a youngster I was an expert Lego® spaceship builder, and al... Read More...

Meditation for the Modern Monkey

(for those who seek to Do Shit with their minds)  By Steve Marks “The centre that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.” - W. H. Auden  It was one of those days, battling through the moderate morning traffic, forty minutes or so 'till I'd arriv... Read More...

Do you need to go to Rehab?

Article by Ash Rivers, Foreword by Daryl Jones _______________________________________ I recently found myself  in a steamy hot tub in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, California. It wasn't as sexy as you t... Read More...

Robert DeLong’s Top 3’s

If you claim to be a music-lover and have not yet seen Robert DeLong perform, we're notifying the police immediately to have you arrested for '1st Degree Ear-Neglect'. That's an offence we invented just now to scare you into getting along to witness RDL in al... Read More...

The Life of an Extra

I’m waiting. It’s 7am. Two and a half hours in and counting. It’s cold. I taste sunblock. Costume is itchy. Instant coffee burned my tongue. My underwear is being stapled to my shorts by a stranger. Tom Cruise just smiled at me. “I was in Gatsby and Wolverine... Read More...

J.Pierce: Rags to Britches

The art of J.Pierce makes your eyeballs feel like your tongue does when you dump a whole packet of Skittles™ in your mouth. Whether hanging in a fancy art gallery or on the front of some dude's shirt, his bold,... Read More...

Hanecdote

Hanah Hill, AKA Hanecdote, is responsible for creating a bunch of suuuuuper cute handmade stuff. Her 'Ghoul Guide' patches are beloved the world over for their uncanny ability to spread happiness and hope throu... Read More...

Tuft

I saw Tuft* by accident. I'd had a shitty day and I was tired, but some lovely friends managed to coax me out reluctantly into the warm LA night. So I found myself in a rough little bar that looked like it had been slapped together by some lazy carpenters that... Read More...

Off the Road with Nathan Weissel

By DSM Reporter Daryl Jones, Expert Navigator for car 607, with Driver Nathan Weissel. I’m in in a tiny metal cage. Airborn without wings. Slow motion. My collarbones and testicles strain paintfully against the 5 point racing harness. Breath caught in my thro... Read More...

Hugh Harrison has DeeJaa-Vu

Hugh Harrison, AKA electronic music producer/DJ, DeeJaa-Vu, is barely old enough to get into the rooms he's filling. But this annoyingly talented whippersnapper is ripping his way into the highly competitive Au... Read More...

Fun Machine

Fun Machine live up to their name WAY more than most bands. Radiohead: disappointingly human heads.  The Flaming Lips: normal non-flammable facial features. Barenaked Ladies: clothed men. Machine Gun Fellatio: when I met them backstage it was moderate paced at... Read More...

Ruby Rain: F O E P A H

Graffiti is illegal.  It costs us honest taxpayers trillions every year to clean up and only bad people do it. One such bad person is Ruby Rain, perhaps better known by her alias 'FOEPAH'.  Ruby is a 19 year old artist from the Blue Mountains who studies at Na... Read More...

Flip the Script

Words & Pictures by Carley Schad I can’t even begin to express how much hip-hop has changed my life. As a casual poet and grand appreciator of music, I find hip-hop (if done well) can actualize the deepest feelings a person has and translate them in a way... Read More...

My Corey Riot

  Ryan Le Bon's brother Corey passed away in November 2011.  He had an aneuryism on the aorta of his heart and it ruptured, after years of battling numerous super-f**ked-up health problems.  Ryan is a kickass musician and knows a bunch of other kickass... Read More...

Adam Haydec

Writers at DSM are hunters.  We head out into the jungle and look for tracks and animal turds and broken twigs to get on the trail of the coolest people who are doing the shit you need to see. Sometimes it’s tricky to track down the goods, like I’m trying to g... Read More...

Hello world! We’re DSM!

Life is simple. There's really only 1 decision to make; either do nothing much, or do some shit. DSM is a guide for the folks who choose Option #2. Photograph courtesy of Pictionary Productions. Writing on ... Read More...