Everything that happened in the world of dance music this weekend
50 People Killed In A Homophobic Attack in Orlando
50 people have been shot dead in a homophobic attack in Orlando Florida, as a 29-year-old man opened fire in a gay club. The attacker, Omar Mateen, was said to have been repulsed after seeing two men kissing, went on to storm Club Pulse at 2AM on Saturday night, injuring a further 50 people. He was then shot by a SWAT team. President Obama has called the attack “an act of terror”. The attack has been confirmed as costing more lives than any other shooting incident on American soil. Our thoughts are with the victims and their family and friends.
Skrillex Shouts Out The Ladies On His Team
Skrillex is cutting a platform for the women who work on his record label, OWSLA. Talking about the need to empower women in music in a recent Billboard interview, he takes some time to discuss the capabilities of the ladies on his team. “I feel like girls are naturally even more passionate in the industry than guys at some point, because they want to be equal and they're really trying to prove something. And I mean that in an awesome way”. He’s bigged up the large female contingent of OWSLA before, saying on his Instagram that he “wouldn’t be where [I] am today without them”.
Gorillaz new album is “really fuckin special”
Gorillaz fans will be kept waiting until 2017 to get their hands on a new album, it’s been confirmed. A member of the Gorillaz North America fanpage sequestered half of the group, Jamie Hewlett, in New York, where he confirmed that the record “can’t be rushed”. Rapper Vic Mensa is one of the artists rumoured to be featuring on the new album.
Eats Everything DJed Around London From A Double Decker Bus
And finally, Eats Everything spent Saturday DJing from the top of a double decker bus as it made its way around London. He invited us along for the ride and we have to say it was one of the most chaotic, but highly enjoyable Saturday afternoons we've ever had. Highlights included shutting down traffic on Brick Lane to do a 27-point turn, inadvertently gatecrashing the Queen's 90th Birthday Street Part and providing the finish line soundtrack to hundreds of competitors at the London Naked Bike Ride.
13 Jun 2016