All the news you missed from the world of dance music this weekend
Look At David Guetta's Face
David Guetta’s football anthem "This One’s For You" has drowned in a sea of criticism over whether or not it’s a rip off of "Lean On". What’s been glaringly ignored in the process, however is how mad the editing of his face on the promotional artwork is.
This is what Europe is being asked to believe Uncle Guetta looks like:
LOL? Not really. Turns out that wanting to look younger affects even DJs who’d never have to show their faces again and to be able to make hit records. Being called out as an “elder" by Diplo can’t have helped. EDM: a genre riddled with sexism, and now ageism?
Burial Turns Ten
The self-titled debut full length from shadowy producer Burial came out a staggering ten years ago yesterday. The album is widely credited with bringing the dubstep sound to a wider UK audience. It placed highly in pretty much everyone's end of year lists and was called "the first great dubstep album" by Allmusic. Ten years on it sounds as revolutionary and futuristic as ever and it's still the all time best record to listen to on a night bus.
Security To Be Ramped Up At Tomorrowland
After the tragic Brussels terror attacks in March, security has been stepping up across Belgium. This has led to the cancellation of a number of large scale music events, including Hardwell's headline Antwerp show. The increased security measures prompted speculation that Tomorrowland, the country's biggest music festival, may not be able to go ahead. But over the weekend it was announced that revamped security measures would be introduced for this year's edition including the installation of metal detectors at the festival entrance. While the increased security might make getting into the festival more of a pain, ticket holders. can take solace in the fact that these announcements seem to confirm that the event will go ahead.
Skrillex Is Still Trying to Be the Better Guy In Ongoing Deadmau5 Feud
Something about Skrillex working with Justin Bieber has shaken his old mentor Deadmau5 to the core. Implying that he didn’t like the producer being “used as a tool” on Bieber’s most recent album, Deadmua5 has never been quiet about his thoughts on the Grammy winning collaboration. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Skrillex threw some realness on the situation by saying that if Deadmau5 was a “real friend” he’d have aired his grievances in person, rather than throwing them up on the internet. Relatable. Read the full interview here.
Four Tet Joins Skrillex For B2B At Form Arcosanti
Speaking of Skrillex, Sonny's been busy as usual, after hinting that Jack Ü's sophomore effort would be dropping in the coming weeks, he jetted to Arizona for a blistering set at Form Arcosanti. He was joined on stage by London DJ extraordinaire, Four Tet. The two played through a set that contained a myriad of different genres - something we've come to expect of both producers. It seems the American crowd were onboard with Four Tet as chants of "Kieran" can be heard in some crowd videos of the night. Sonny then ended the night with a sunrise B2B with Bonobo.
16 May 2016