Kevin Federline Remixes Ookay’s “Thief”

There’s another remix of Ookay‘s “Thief” in the world, but this time it’s coming Kevin Federline. Yes that Kevin Federline (aka K-Fed). The same guy who rose to semi-fame all those years ago when he was married to Britney Spears and trying to pursue a career in rap music. Now, under the simplified moniker Federline, he’s taking on electronic music by uploading a mix of Ookay’s summer smash. His “Thief” remix is rather simple, with one sound breaks and minimal, if any, distortion of the original.

We probably would’ve ignored the remix if it wasn’t for Ookay reposting it on SoundCloud. It’s not a successful cross-over, and even compares to the attempts of Paris Hilton (though not as lucrative). So it shouldn’t be seen as something noteworthy or worth listening. But if you’re up to it, try listening to some of it below.

Ookay – Thief (Kevin Federline Remix) | Free Download

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Despite The iPhone’s Jack Problem, Apple-Owned Beats Release New Wired Headphone

We now have to say 3.5 mm headphone jacks are “traditional.” What a time to be alive.

Since Apple acquired Beats headphones, they’ve been doing their best to marry their tech products with the subsidiary audio giant. However, there’s now a gaping rift in balancing their product offerings thanks to the iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack.

Sure, Beats announced a new wireless line of headphones to go with the new iPhone, but anyone who still clings to their vintage 3.5 mm input just got treated to a bit of a downgrade. The Beats EP are the new wired model available to customers, and they come in four colors, retailing for $129.95. It has a battery free design (cool), and a hassle-free fixed cable, but unlike all the love given to the new generation of wireless headphones, there’s not really any innovation to be found on the EP.

It’s no secret that Beats headphones have been ousted for being of extremely low quality in relationship to price, but Beats Electronics president Luke Wood told Mashable that the EP model is “exceptionally well-built. The sound is beautiful and it’s extremely simple. It’s really the entry point into the brand.” This may sound harsh, but it seems like a pair of EP’s is nothing more than buying into the brand’s marketing scheme.

 

H/T Pitchfork

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Source: Despite The iPhone’s Jack Problem, Apple-Owned Beats Release New Wired Headphone

Alleged Festival Lineup Leak Names Daft Punk As Headliner For 2017 Event [PHOTO]

Following the release of The Weeknd‘s new single featuring long-silent French duo Daft Punk, the pair of robots have just resurfaced on an allegedly leaked flyer for the upcoming Lollapalooza Chile installment.

The photograph was posted on Reddit via the r/DaftPunk subreddit on Thursday, and has already sparked conversation regarding the long-speculated trend of the group’s decade-spaced touring schedule. The first tour was in 1997, followed by one in 2007. If the pattern continues, Daft Punk will embark on tour again in 2017.

Despite the convenience of this rumor however, we can’t be sure as to the validity of the “leaked” flyer. On the skeptical side, the timing is just too perfect for such an alarming development in Daft Punk’s career. Whether their schedule will include tour date announcements and more music is yet to be seen.

Check out the flyer below, and see for yourself.

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Source: Alleged Festival Lineup Leak Names Daft Punk As Headliner For 2017 Event [PHOTO]

Crankdat Releases New ‘Closer’ Free Download Bootleg

Cue DJ Khaled… and another one! This time, it’s Crankdat who’s dropped a brand new “Closer” bootleg, but unlike most of the other future bass takes we’ve heard so far, there’s a noticeably more soul and effort to it.

Like most of the other future bass efforts we’ve heard so far, there are plenty of vocal chops and pitching effects, but it’s the punchy kick and subtle piano chords that really highlight this arrangement as more than another run-of-the-mill bootleg. The drops are also especially bouncy with playful vocal chops and a soaring drum/synth combination.

Grab yourself a copy here.

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Source: Crankdat Releases New ‘Closer’ Free Download Bootleg

Fool’s Gold Day Off L.A. 2016 [Event Preview]

It’s back, Fool’s Gold Day Off is making its return to Los Angeles for its final stop of 2016. A-Trak and friends will be taking over Shrine L.A. Outdoors this Sunday at 2:00 PM. Always a showcase for upcoming electronic acts and some of the most unique hip hop acts around, this year’s L.A. edition might have the best lineup yet. Rapper/producer Mac Miller and legendary rapper Pusha T will be headlining this Sunday. Miller just released his fourth album The Divine Feminine last week. 2016 has been a quiet year for Pusha T on the music front, as he’s been busy running Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music record label (something A-Trak can relate to.)

Upcoming Atlanta rapper Madeintyo will also be gracing the stage for what should be a fiery set if it includes his quirky hit “Uber Everywhere” and his new jam “I Want” ft. 2 Chainz. Illinois alternative hip hop duo the Cool Kids will also be performing, after they just released a new track “Running Man” ft. Maxo Kream following a two-year hiatus. London producer Oshi will be bringing some more chilled out melodic sounds, and of course, Fool’s Gold stalwarts like Madeaux, Kittens, and Nick Catchdubs will be behind the decks as well.

The Los Angeles edition of Fool’s Gold Day Off is an all-ages event. Get your tickets here and see you at the Shrine this Sunday.

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Source: Fool’s Gold Day Off L.A. 2016 [Event Preview]

Alesso Afterparty at Avalon Hollywood [Event Preview]

Alesso will be bringing his world tour to Los Angeles this Saturday, playing to a sold-out crowd at the Greek Theatre. If you didn’t get tickets to his Greek show, however, you can still make it to the after-party at Avalon. That’s right, Los Angeles fans will have the opportunity to see one of the biggest DJ/producers in the world at one of the country’s most intimate clubs.

The Swedish maestro has been releasing a steady stream of hits since he dropped his debut album last year. While his track with fellow Swede, Tove Lo, “Heroes” gets most of the mainstream airplay, other tracks like “Cool” ft. Roy English, “Sweet Escape” ft. Sirena, and “I Wanna Know” ft. Nico & Vinz have enjoyed just as big a reception in the EDM world. Few artists have had as much of a commercial impact over the past few years as Alesso has.

A limited amount of tickets are still available for the Avalon after-party, get them here. This event is 21+. Check out Alesso’s “California Sunset” Spotify playlist below to get ready for the shows.

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Source: Alesso Afterparty at Avalon Hollywood [Event Preview]

The Weeknd – Starboy (feat Daft Punk)

The Weeknd – Starboy (feat Daft Punk)

Wow! We did not see that one coming and yet, here we are. The elusive and enigmatic Daft Punk duo has come out of hiding on the  title track for The Weeknd‘s upcoming album Starboy. As it turns out, the track is available right now as a pre-order bonus. This is not Daft Punk’s first foray into hip-hop crossovers, as they have worked with Kanye West on “Black Skinhead”.

The track kicks off with a very Daft Punk-esque static that gives way to the chilled out hip-hop beat. The smooth vocals of The Weeknd croon over the beat and you get the feeling this track will soon be pop radio gold. Daft Punk’s contribution becomes apparent as an electronic voice sample saying “ah-ha”: is looped to elevate the track to something worthy of a Daft Punk collaboration. You can get you Starboy pre-order here and get the track as an instant gratification now.

The Weeknd – Starboy (feat Daft Punk)

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Kaskade Responds to Critical LA Times Article

As someone who has been in the electronic music culture for more time than most of us have even been aware of it, Kaskade is not afraid to stand up for his profession and those who appreciate the music. When a Los Angeles Times article regarding the cancellation of Hard Day of the Dead surfaced, the headline included the phrase “summer of deaths”; Ryan Raddon quickly took to his website and published his opinion on the matter in an article titled “I Can’t Keep Quiet“. Read his full statement below.

I’m not a numbers guy. I live for music, I might even choose to die by music, were that possible. But sometimes numbers paint a picture so let’s get smart for one second.

Today an article surfaced in the LA Times, AGAIN, saying the sky is falling because of raves. Its headline screams a salacious “After a summer of deaths, popular Halloween rave won’t be held”.

Really. A summer of deaths. Really.

In a recent previous article, LA Times states, “There have now been at least 21 confirmed drug-related deaths among people who went to raves nationwide by Los Angeles-area companies since 2006.” As a lover of dance music, a friend, a brother, a son, a husband, and a father, even ONE death strikes me down.

But let’s not pretend this is an isolated problem, something unique to dance music culture. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day in America 27 (TWENTY-SEVEN!) people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.

That’s more than one person, per hour, every single day.

So, in the past 10 years there have been 21 substance-related deaths at dance events. And EVERY DAY there are 27 substance-related deaths, which are somehow less news and attention worthy. I suppose once you reach a certain point, the news doesn’t notice anymore.

I’m happy to tackle substance abuse. I’m happy to use my influence to encourage people to be responsible, to stay alive. But this is a world-wide problem, something that is not even close to being unique to dance music. Part of the problem is people trying to simple-size it. Raves = drugs. So close them down.

Not going to work, and we all know it. Time to devote your column inches to some real stories. The war on drugs is a farce. There are better answers than regurgitating the same alarmist solutions that have never worked, which will NEVER work. Try this on: education, harm reduction and legalization.

Start there. And back to the music for me.

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Bassjackers – Destiny EP

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Bassjackers – Destiny EP

When you hear the name Bassjackers, what’s the first thing you think of? Maybe some jacked up bass, maybe one of their massive electro club bangers like “DERP”. Well, from now on, their latest EP might be the first thing that comes to mind.

At just 4 tracks long, the EP is full of surprises. The title track, “Destiny” is full of energy but pumps out some serious reggae vibes that will make you groove. To keep the good vibes going, Bassjackers also throw in a stellar future bass track titled, “Tomorrow” and then wrap it up with, “One Fifty” a seriously heavy trap banger. Talk about your bass getting JACKED! You can stream or download the EP below and you’ll definitely want to, because with this release, it’s clear the Bassjackers aren’t messing around.

Bassjackers – Destiny EPFree Download

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Life In Color Celebrates 10 Years Of Paint In Miami

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250,000 gallons of paint later, Life In Color announces LIC Miami 2017, marking the 10th year of the ‘World’s Largest Paint Party’. For 10 years, Life In Color has been painting the world multi-color, hosting some of the biggest DJs and musicians on the planet including Jack U, Steve Aoki, Big Sean, Knife Party, and Martin Garrix at over 500 events in 40+ countries and for over 5 million fans.

In honor of 10 years of paint, LIC Miami 2017 will be at Mana and RC Cola Plant in Wynwood from this year forward. The perfect venue to host the paint party to end all paint parties, Life In Color can now call Wynwood, Miami home. Keep an eye out for some big surprises over the next couple months and check out the LIC Miami 2016 Aftermovie to see what Life in Color is all about. Early bird tickets will be on sale September 20th, so be sure to head over here to snag yours.

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