Everything that happened in electronic music while you were dancing away your weekend
Glastonbury Tickets Sell Out In 30 Minutes
Another year, another Saturday night sacrificed in the name of Glastonbury tickets. Once again, tickets for the UK’s largest festival went on sale at 9am on Sunday morning, with all 118,200 tickets bought within half an hour. The festival have since said “we wish we could fit you all in”, which is cute, but probably not very comforting to the approximately 63million people who didn’t get lucky.
Flume Dropped An Essential Mix The Internet Won’t STFU About
Radio 1’s Essential Mix series is a chance for those considered at the top of their game to prove themselves. This weekend, Australian gold standard electronic wizard, Flume, stepped up to the plate and delivered in style. Featuring a clutch of his own remixes scattered in amongst some unlisted future classics, listen to two hours of bangers from around the world. Next week, Berghain resident, Ben Klock will be in the mix.
"Where Are Ü Now" Went Double Platinum
It's all coming up Milhouse for Jack Ü and JB. Diplo announced in a tweet this weekend that his collab with Skrillex and Justin Bieber has just been certified double platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Double platinum status requires over 2 million total shipments. "Where Are Ü Now?" reached single platinum back in July and currently has over 150 million streams on Spotify. Come on the lads.
Disclosure Make Top 10 On Billboard
You couldn’t pick Howard and Guy Lawrence out of a crowd but paired with the likes of Miguel, Lorde and Lion Babe and they’re in the same league as Fetty Wap, the guy who redefined love songs for the Snapchat generation. Disclosure’s second album, Caracal, is strong proof that British electronic music is infiltrating mainstream American pop more than ever. Caracal also topped of the UK Album's Chart.
Sam Smith Made Music History
Speaking of Disclosure, "Writing's On The Wall" the track they produced with Sam Smith, went straight in at No.1 in the UK Singles Chart. The track is to be the official theme tune for upcoming Bond film, SPECTRE. This is the first time that a Bond theme has topped the UK Singles Chart. Of the previous 23 Bond songs, only Adele's "Skyfall" and Duran Duran's "A View To A Kill" have come close, with both peaking at No.2
Will Smith Makes His Return To Music With A Remix
Big, big news for fans of The Fresh Prince, as Will Smith finally made his return to music after a decade-long hiatus. Rather unexpectedly he made his return by remixing "Fiesta" by Colombian electronic group Bomba Estéreo. Smith couldn't pass up an opportunity to drop some bars, though and included a few verses over the track. Unfortunately "Fiesta" doesn't come close to Will's classic output, but at least it's a step. Who knows, maybe he still has another "Miami" in him.
Manchester Had A Rave To Protest The Conservative Party
A large group of disgruntled Mancunians converged on Picadilly Gardens around 10pm Friday to throw a D&B rave in protest at The Conservative Party who are currently holding their annual conference in the city. The rave went on until 9am Sunday morning when police finally confiscated the audio equipment. The Greater Manchester Police have stated that the protestors were peaceful, but that local residents had complained about the noise.
05 Oct 2015