iOS app Android app

Marlon Regis
Marlon Regis AKA Mr. Marlon mans his incredible music-biased n’ lifestyle blog. He’s an ex-music columnist/editor for The Beat Magazine's "Musical Murder" column for 10 years (1997-2007); a previous staff writer for HipHopSite.Com; once a music reviewer staple as part of the BPM team; and was the music editor for Unleashed Magazine (2005-2007) before its collapse. Many of his stories, reviews and features have also been published as a regular contributing writer to, Rolling Stone, The Source, Vibe, URB, Upscale, Rappages, ATM (UK), ColorfulTimes, Jahworks, etc. Under the moniker dj pelau n' once a resident DJ @The Standard Hotel ‘Rooftop Bar & Pool’ DTLA in its heyday for 3 years, he continues to DJ throughout LA n' beyond…

Entries by Marlon Regis

Rudimental x Gorgon City: NYC Summer Is Here! (Picture Gallery)

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 11:23 AM

You know the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words, which is exactly why you're invited to glide through what you missed, or relive what you might have experienced in NYC when on the brink of summer, Central Park's...
Read Post

RIP Prince: After-parties and Inside Paisley Park!

(7) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Earlier this week, more than three decades after its release in movie theaters, going to see "Purple...

Read Post

Another Hadid Sister? Yes, Alana!

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 12:29 PM

L-to-R: Gigi, Alana and Bella all carrying "Alana Hadid x Lou & Grey" clutches.

If your heart's still beating, then probably at some point you've heard of Gigi and Bella Hadid, full-time sisters and sometimes models, scenesters and...

Read Post

AXIS x (Capsule) '15: Female, Focus & Fashion!

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 12:33 AM

~Creative Director (in hat), Kibwe Chase-Marshall of LA's GRAF & LANTZ in booth~

Last week, during NYFW when most of the mainstream media and high-end, luxury fashion brands obsessed over who's who in the front rows of those...

Read Post

'Rudimental in Jamaica' for We The Generation!

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 2:47 PM

In 2013, they hit us with Home, which became a #1 debut album in the UK for this global-platinum selling electronic act Rudimental. Since then, we've seen them raising the desert temperature at Coachella and back-to-back statewide sold...

Read Post

Brooklyn's 2015 Afropunk Festival: NO Ism Schism!

(8) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 3:20 PM

No Sexism. No Racism. No Ableism. No Ageism. No Homophobia. No Fatphobia. No Transphobia. No Hatefulness. Basically, no divide among people caused by ANY prejudice beliefs! Big and bold these phrases read on the Green Stage, the main stage to Brooklyn's 2015...

Read Post

Love Is Blind. Until You See Your Ex Again!

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 1:38 PM

Art world celebrity/performance artist Marina Abramovic (who by the way is now art directing for Givenchy) indirectly provided this subliminal setting to a music video you're about to witness -- if not already -- from her "The Art Is Present"...

Read Post

Is Basquiat's 'The Unknown Notebooks' Art?

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 7:44 PM


Jean-Michel Basquiat passed at the tender age of 27 years young, yet his body of works -- particularly to be paid special attention at his upcoming exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum titled Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, isn't just someone's brilliant idea...

Read Post

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 1:27 PM

While we flip our radio dial here in NYC, or walk the streets entering countless stores or barbershops hearing the constant, heavy and highly repeated rotation of Drake, Jeremih & YG, Iggy Azalea, Drake again, of course Nico & Vinz and you...

Read Post

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 5:04 PM


Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million from the rest of the globe will also fly in, drive to or cruise towards this country's shores --...

Read Post

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 4:32 PM


It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnificent, intimate live shows by a variety of musical acts displaying their talents at Sonos...

Read Post

Mundial Montréal #3: (Part Un) 'World Music Affaires!'

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 1:58 PM


Without a chance to brush up on my poor speaking or understanding of French, I was whisked away from LA to Montréal, Canada after an invite came into my inbox to attend the 3rd annual world music conference/festival, Mundial...

Read Post

Mundial Montréal #3: (Part Deux) 'Along Boul. St-Laurent'

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 10:25 AM

~Thursday, November 21~


Not even close to sundown, and I'm having a rum n' coke (skipped breakfast!) inside the dark, small theater for the next showcase of international musicians as part of...

Read Post

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 10:43 AM

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Hitting...
Read Post

AGENDA: Key Snaps From The LBC!

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 7:07 PM

 photo AgendaVWSurfBoardsOfficial_zpseebed756.jpg
AGENDA's surf board (above) prop station.

From 10 years ago, once started in the humble beginnings of a small Long Beach Thai Restaurant, to now hosting over 600 brands in the Long Beach Convention Center last week, this...

Read Post

Travesty Marinating: A Long Time Coming...

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 3:56 PM

It was pretty obvious the morning after to read what's on people's minds just by a simple glance, in the close aftermath of the George Zimmerman "Not Guilty" verdict. And I ain't just talking about reading what's on most black people's minds, which was obvious, especially that of many black...

Read Post

Car Stereotypes in LA: Part II

(4) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 3:44 PM

Back by popular "traffic" demand, here's part II to who's really behind the wheel of an additional eight different cars to my previous story on car-personification in LA. Brace yourself on why your choice of vehicle is so stereotypical. Based on...

Read Post

Coachella, Minus the Festival!

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 3:24 PM

This past weekend as well as for the upcoming weekend (since the Coachella Festival repeats on consecutive Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), the growing trend of highlights for making the trek towards Palm Desert and the surrounding towns/cities of Indio or La Quinta, have nothing to do with who's...

Read Post

C'mon, Michelle Obama, Time to Rock a 'Fro!

(45) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 3:26 PM

Admit it, we're just in awe of Michelle Obama aka FLOTUS. Whenever she speaks in public or surprises us presenting an Oscar Award, or makes an appearance on daytime's The View or Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, or is teaching other show hosts how to Dougie, we're so...

Read Post

Spring Fling of RHYE & CLASSIXX: The Organic Versus the Electronic

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 10:52 AM


It's spring and depending on what part of the country or the world you reside, music can complement your mood based on the weather, music can provide such an escape -- like heading to somewhere sweltering hot for spring break, away from the frigid...

Read Post