EDC UK Facing Criticism after Chaos

A couple weeks ago, Insomniac had its festival in the UK at the Milton Keynes Bowl, EDC UK. The one-day festival featured sets from Avicii, Andy C, Aly & Fila and many more but not everyone was happy about it.

A mother from the UK has gone as far as to create a face book group to make complaints about the festival and its organization. Thames Valley Police told the Citizen: “We are extremely pleased with our policing of the Electric Daisy Festival. Our role was to support security, manage public safety and investigate any reported crime. Police officers also facilitated the safe egress of festival goers from the site.”

The mother was not in agreement with the police and said “His phone battery was flat because there were no charger points at the festival. We asked security staff at the bowl to help find him but they didn’t want to know,” According to someone’s account her daughters boyfriend was found several hours later after he had approached many security personnel who did not help him. There was one death reported from EDC UK, 23-year-old Liam McEwan, who was found and then rushed to the hospital where he unfortunately passed away. A spokesman for EDC organizers Festival Republic told the Citizen: “Our festival goers’ safety is of the upmost importance to us. We are deeply saddened by a death at EDC UK this year. The man in question received immediate attention, was taken to see on site medics and then later transported to Milton Keynes hospital, where he sadly passed away.”

Many know how much Insomniac does for its festival-goers so it is hard to hear news like this but we can rely on them to continue to provide the safest environments possible.

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Skrillex & Rick Ross Drop Massive “Purple Lamborghini”

Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini

It’s one of the most anticipated movies of Summer 2016, possibly the year. Suicide Squad. If you’re not familiar, here’s what’s goin down….Bad guys, do kinda good things, but in a totally chaotic and villainous way. And who would be more suited for the job to turn anarchy into music than power house producer Skrillex and rap icon Rick Ross. These two artists have teamed up to present the hard hitting, Suicide Squad’s theme song, “Purple Lamborghini.”

We’ve been waiting to hear this track for a while after getting multiple teases and it does not disappoint. Skrillex is no stranger to dubstep/hip hop collaborations and it shows, his production is on point and Ross’s lyrical style is perfect for a villainous crew that’s ready for a rampage. Next up, the music video, which is sure to include stunning visuals, but also a cameo from Jared Leto, as The Joker himself. This track lives up to the hype so check out the stream from Zane Lowe on Beats Radio 1 below and get ready as Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5th.

Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini

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Droptek – Rupture

Droptek – Rupture

The dance music genre is constantly evolving. New styles are always popping up and what’s popular this year or even this month most certainly will change in the near future. Chalk it up to our short attention spans or maybe the creativity our generation brings to musical production. One style that has been here since the beginning is drum n’ bass. Not everyone is a fan of drum n’ bass, but for those that are, listen up, and for those that aren’t, pay attention. There’s a UK producer by the name of Droptek and he consistently delivers for the D&B enthusiasts and he’s done it again, with his latest track, “Rupture.”

Droptek produces some weeeeeiiiiiiird shit and this track is no exception. The beat is fast and the bass is raunchy, in all the best ways. Listeners beware, this track is likely to rupture something internally (points for clever word play). The spacey moments of this track give us just enough time to collect ourselves before the next gnarled drop. Interested? I thought you might be, check out the stream and support the track below!

Droptek – Rupture | iTunes

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Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli – Save Me (John O’Callaghan Remix) (Preview)

Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli – Save Me (John O’Callaghan Remix) (Preview)

Gareth Emery and Christina Novelli have had an amazing working relationship over the years, with their track “Concrete Angel” reaching number one in the A State of Trance Top 20 poll back in 2012 to name just one of the accomplishments they’ve achieved. After his stunning remix of said track, John O’Callaghan was asked to sit in on remix duties again to give his spin on Gareth and Christina’s newest belter off his new album 100 Reasons to Live, called “Save Me“. In true JOC fashion, this tune is as uplifting as it gets, spreading the wealth across an array of cheery synths while heavily immersing the listener in a heart racing arrangement of the drum kit to bring the track to life. You can preview the stunning re-imagination below with the full version dropping on Friday for your aural pleasure.

Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli – Save Me (John O’Callaghan Remix) (Preview)

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Darude Remixes “Sandstorm” For New Angry Birds Update

If you’re confused by that title, my only advice to you is to just let it go and let it happen…

The Angry Birds is getting its biggest update since the app launched in 2009, according to the press release.

The Mighty League, the ultimate test of classical bird slinging acumen. Players can join directly from the main screen of their existing Angry Birds home screen and compete against average level scores by other players. Three different levels are available to play everyday, drawn from existing episodes.

But there’s a catch: Players need to work their way through six leagues to make it to the top tier. Relegation to lower leagues awaits those who can’t beat the average and raise their game to the next level. Tough, but it’s a pig-eat-egg world out there!

“I feel honored to be playing a part in the Finnish global phenomenon that the Angry Birds have become,” said Darude. “Making the Sandstorm remix for Angry Birds Mighty League was probably the most giggle-inducing bunch of studio sessions I’ve ever done.”

“The original Angry Birds has now become a lot more social with the Mighty League,” said Wilhelm Taht, Rovio’s Head of Games. “And what better way to update one Finnish classic than with another? Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’ and the original Angry Birds go together like midnight sun and licorice ice cream.”

The “remix” is indeed giggle-inducing, as it pairs the original Angry Birds thematic music and melds it into Darude’s 1999 trance classic. It’s strangely addicting, just as the game was when it first came out.

With this update, the original Angry Birds is now free to download and play. Players also get three free daily tickets to enter The Mighty League competition — more daily entries require an in-app-purchase. However, fans can still fly solo in non-league play and continue to master the hundreds of levels of the original forever, with no purchases necessary. So pick up that slingshot and get back to pig-popping basics!

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Source: Darude Remixes “Sandstorm” For New Angry Birds Update

Snails Asked To Be Photoshopped And The Results Are Absolutely Glorious

Twenty four hours ago, Snails asked his followers on Facebook if they could photoshop him – into anything – from a picture of him sliding down a waterslide belly first.

snails photoshop

snails photoshop

The internet is an absolutely glorious place, and something to this effect has been done before with Afrojack. We’re happy to see that so many people had fun with it, and none of it really at Snails’ expense. Below are some of the top liked comments from the thread:

(Credits can be found in the original thread here)

snails shooting starsnails neverending story

snails sugarglidersnails psasnails titanic

Black Tiger Sex Machine got in on the fun…snails star wars

But our favorite comes from the founder of clothing brand Damascus, Nate Khouli…

snails pokemon go

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Source: Snails Asked To Be Photoshopped And The Results Are Absolutely Glorious

Pitchfork Music Festival Organizes Large-Scale Efforts for a Smaller Gathering [Event Review]

This past weekend, the Pitchfork Music Festival took place at Union Park in Chicago, and largely succeeded at bringing large-scale production, artistic talent and amenities to medium-sized crowds. A far cry from a huge festival like Lollapalooza, Pitchfork offers music lovers a chance to check out some great rising artists and up-and-comers without the massive crowds, intense elements and heart-wrenching conflicts of huge festivals.

The majority of the artists Pitchfork slotted in its lineup delivered, especially its headlining and subheadlining acts. Broken Social Scene reunited for their second U.S. show in six years (they had played their first U.S. show the night before at the Metro a few miles away) and assembled a setlist of hits and anthems. Meanwhile, rising sample-based producer The Range drew many passersby through his eclectic sound and DJing. Saturday brought more heat to the festival in the form of a defining Sufjan Stevens headlining performance, with acts like Brian Wilson and Blood Orange warming up the day. On Sunday, FKA twigs defied criticism by putting on a headlining-worthy show while electronic producer Oneohtrix Point Never drew an impressive crowd despite his otherworldly productions.

Photo: Kristina Pedersen

Photo: Kristina Pedersen

Festival logistics and organization were some of the best we’ve ever seen. Lines to get in were never too long, workers were friendly and helpful, food and drink options offered a lot of variety and the grounds spread out the festival in a nice, cohesive layout. The Green and Red stages were staggered well so that each time an artist finished on one stage, another artist began performing on the opposite stage. Technically, one could never miss an act on either stage if staying at the festival’s main field since the artists on either stage never conflicted. The sound at all three stages remained powerful and pristine throughout the weekend, and screens at the stages allowed attendees to watch performers even if they were located at the back of the crowds.

As great as the Blue Stage looked and felt around some of the festival’s only trees, it continually experienced technical difficulties that delayed artists’ performances. Artists like Moses SumneyAnderson .PaakHolly HerndonNAO and others compromised with shortened sets due to the myriad technical difficulties. We aren’t sure why this stage constantly juggled with technical issues, but we hope the issues are alleviated next year as artists slotted for the Blue Stage may reconsider playing the festival at all.

Photo: Matt Lief Anderson

Photo: Matt Lief Anderson

While crowds were reportedly thinner than in previous years, some amenities were lacking. The festival apparently took away a number of bathrooms from the site, causing many lines to extend as the nights progressed. While this logistical adjustment makes sense in theory, it was clear Pitchfork underestimated the amount of attendees who would show up later in the weekend (Friday felt very light, but Saturday packed out Union Park as well as any festival). Despite warnings of rain, lightning and thunder, storms missed ruining Pitchfork completely, a thankful nod from Mother Nature.

Photo: Matt Lief Anderson

Photo: Matt Lief Anderson

Overall, Pitchfork Music Festival remains a welcome medium-sized festival in an industry where it seems each festival continually tries to one-up each other in scope. This year brought an assortment of rare acts to Union Park, and despite technical difficulties, the weekend felt like a considerable success. This was our first time attending Pitchfork, but we can see ourselves returning in future years.

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Source: Pitchfork Music Festival Organizes Large-Scale Efforts for a Smaller Gathering [Event Review]

Deadmau5 Is Premiering A New Stage Design At Veld Festival

Deadmau5, not usually one to gloat with excitement, is hyped about his new stage design to be premiered at Toronto’s Veld Music Festival.

A Cube 2.0 design has been discussed and shared in the past, but it’s anyone’s guess as to what this new production will include. Mau5 even tweeted that the Veld performance will be a “live show hybrid-ish thing” so we really have no idea what to expect. Unfortunately, for those of us who won’t be at Veld, the performance will not be streamed and shared with the world, to be kept as a “personal engagement,” but it’s promised that this won’t be the last show of its kind.

No pictures have surfaced as the new design edges closer towards completion, but we do have the concept art that deadmau5 shared a couple months ago. Have a look at the tweets below and brace yourselves for next week.

My god @VELDFest is going to be fucking special… 😉 pulling out all the fucking stops for this show… ALL OF THEM.

— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) July 21, 2016

No. For real. They have our stage setup in a warehouse somewhere in the world and they just sent me photos. Ho Lee fuck.

— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) July 21, 2016

If you guys thought the cube reveal at coachella was rad… This is some next level shit. I haven’t been this pumped / broke in a while! 🙂

— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) July 21, 2016

Then yer in luck!!! Jk. It’ll be some new stuff, some old stuff. Kinda of a live show hybrid ish thing. No spoilers. https://t.co/eIIOuWCtNK

— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) July 21, 2016

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Source: Deadmau5 Is Premiering A New Stage Design At Veld Festival

LCAW – Painted Sky feat. Martin Kelly [Ultra Music]

If you’ve been in and around the tropical / melodic house SoundCloud scene for some time now there’s no doubt that you’ll have seen one of LCAW‘s previous remixes floating around. Now, the piano virtuoso unleashes his new single with Martin Kelly out now on Ultra Music.

Much like a Lost Frequencies almost, LCAW’s music strays a little away from conventional tropical house sound and into the realm of indie dance. All of the classical pianist influences remain a prominent and present fixture within LCAW’s production. Close your eyes and relax to the soothing sounds of the string work while Martin Kelly’s calming voice rings through in the background to wash away all of your worries.

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Source: LCAW – Painted Sky feat. Martin Kelly [Ultra Music]

Boehm – Future Self

Future Self

Boehm – Future Self

The vibe train has come, it’s ready to take us all for a ride, and Boehm is the conductor. “Future Self” released last week on Ultra with Melody Noel on vocals, and it’s been in our personal rotation since. A beautiful guitar riff kicks in right from the start and will be engrained in your mind for months to come, you may even find yourself whistling it down the street when you’re out there catching Pokémon; playful chimes, plucks, and and rolling smooth bassline carries the rest along. This is a prime example of less is more, not to say there’s not a lot of detail here – because there 100% is – but in that these doesn’t go above and beyond with energy. It’s so tastefully crafted, offering just enough groove, just enough chill, just enough lyrics, just enough everything. The concept of “Future Self” also hits home really hard, and makes you stop and think for a moment, something the best true “songs” do. Check it out below and be sure to support Boehm on Soundcloud for continued good-vibes.

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