For our annual Labels We Love issue, we pulled out all the newest labels you’re sure to love in months to come. We flew down to L.A. to get the scoop on cover star Flying Lotus and checked in with mash-up pioneer Steinski, VP Records maven “Miss” Pat Chin, Sweden’s Lykke Li, and DJ Godfather. All that while going bang with Bang Gang DJs, negotiating a chat between Sub Pop headmaster Jonathan Poneman and RCRD LBL auteur Peter Rojas, and keeping up to speed with the month’s tech gear.