All the dance music news you missed this weekend
Hundreds Attend Funeral Of DJ Derek
The funeral of beloved Bristol selector, DJ Derek, took place at ST Agnes Church. Hundreds of friends, family and fans were in attendance, including Daddy G of Massive Attack. Derek's brother called the DJ "kind and unassuming" during his eulogy before Bob Marley's "One Love" and Johnny Cash's "No Grave Can Hold My Body Down" were played to see out the service.
Deadmau5 Reckons He’s Got Six Tracks Ready For New Album
In predictably laissez faire style, Deadmau5 has taken to Twitter to announce news of his incoming album. After mysterious clips were posted to Instagram at the start of the year, fans have been kept guessing over the nature of his future work. The weekend shone a light over the yet to be named album, of which Zimmerman claims to have finished six tracks and will be “9-12” tracks in length.
Beyonce’s Got Diplo and James Blake On Her New Album
The weekend saw in the Beyonce album we all knew was coming, and its list of collaborators do not disappoint. Teaming up with Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and James Blake on vocals, her production credits include Diplo, whose button work appears on “6 Inch” and “All Night”. The tracks were premiered live on HBO, before appearing on Tidal to stream directly afterwards.
Coachella Performers Paid Tribute To Prince
This time last week, Coachella news was dominated by who wore what and which topical performer had appeared as a guest cameo. This week, for round two of the most Instagrammed festival, Prince tributes were the order of the day, with headliners LCD Soundsystem taking on "Controversy", Jack Ü closing with a medley of hits and Ellie Goulding switching up "Lights" with "When Doves Cry".
Tiësto Announces New Deep House Label
Half a decade after Tiesto's shock leap into the world of EDM, it seems like he's genre hopping again after announcing new deep house focused label, AFTR HRS. In a post on his official Instagram, Tiesto said that he "always loved playing deep house and more mellow tracks in my radio show and my live shows, but I also love to listen to it when I drive or go out late night/early morning! I wanted to create a new label just to release these types of tracks." Which is remarkably similar to comments he made to Annie Mac about his longstanding love of EDM a few years ago in her Superstar DJs program for Channel 4...
25 Apr 2016