Steve Lacy: Playground

Psychedelic and groovy, Steve Lacy’s “Playground” pays, both visually and sonically, homage to Prince—via merch, a ruffled shirt, and sparkling purple hues throughout. The track appears on Lacy’s debut solo album, Apollo XXI, and while previously best known as The Internet’s guitarist, he has certainly proved himself as a formidable solo artist. Produced by Kathleen Heffernan and Leah Younesi and directed by Alexis Zabe, this …

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends for 2018

What a year ahead! Right now, 56% of the top US companies were founded by a first- or second-generation immigrants. With speech recognition at 95% accuracy, voice technology is in its stride. Today, more people start product searches on Amazon than search engines. Freelance workforces grew 23% in 2017. These stats and many more—as well as crucial takeaways—have been released in Kleiner Perkins’ iconic venture …

The Internet: Come Over

The Internet (aka Syd, Patrick Paige II, Matt Martians, Christopher Smith and Steve Lacy) has been teasing new music from their upcoming Hive Mind—out 20 July—for a little while now, and the LA-based outfit just released the expectedly sublime “Come Over.” Their first release since 2015’s Ego Death (though members have been busy with solo work), it’s smooth and slinky with touches of jazz in …