Everything you missed from the world of dance music this weekend
We Had Our 25th Birthday Party
We're feeling a little worse for wear today as this weekend saw our double-header 25th birthday party. On Friday night the wonderful NERVO sisters were joined by Steve James, Tall Paul and Gavin Mytchel. While on Saturday we managed to cram in a packed schedule featuring Todd Terje, Greg Wilson, Los Suruba, PBR Streetgang, Tim Sheridan, Dan Beaumont, Terry Farley, Luke Solomon, Justin Berkmann and Darren Nunes. A big thank you to everyone that came down to party with us over the weekend and to all of the DJs and dancers who've passed through our doors since they opened in 1999. Here's to 25 more!
Avicii Bows Out With Heartfelt Letter
After his very public retirement announcement in May, Avicii has posted a photo of his last show before indefinite hiatus. Taken at Ushuaia in Ibiza, the Swedish DJ thanked his friends, fans and family, saying that the gig may have been his last, but these were “far from [my] last days making music”.
The Daily Mail Thinks Banksy Is In Massive Attack
The identity of graffiti artists Banksy, has alluded even the most dedicated of art lovers and investigative journalists for well over a decade now. However on Friday a new theory emerged, that states Banksy is actually a team of artists led by Massive Attack member Robert Del Naja. The theory, penned by journalist Craig Williams, uses data that seems to show Banksy artwork appearing in locations all over the world in the days surrounding a Massive Attack concert in that city. Naja, who is a confirmed 'friend' of the artist has yet to comment on the theory, which you can read in full here.
Dillon Francis Wants To Present SNL
Saturday Night Live, the show that launched the careers of Will Ferrel, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase, has announced it will be looking for a new host for its 42nd season. The show has been bombarded with people tweeting their suggestions, but one name has been repeated over and over, that of Dillon Francis. The producer and creator of fake DJ talent show, DJ World. Dillon has shown he has the comedic chops and has already been endorsed by Major Lazer, Calvin Harris and Sony Music among others. If Dillon does go on to present the show, it could put an end to him offering random services for money, so if you want to pay him to turn.
Sean Paul Calls Out Justin Bieber For Not Crediting Dance Producer
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Sean Paul has expressed an irritation with the likes of Drake and Justin Bieber, who he claims don’t credit the dancehall origins that appear on tracks like "Sorry" and "Controlla". “It is a sore point when people like Drake or Bieber or other artists come and do dancehall-orientated music but don’t credit where dancehall came from and they don’t necessarily understand it… People get upset, they get sour”. Sean Paul will be working with Blood, the producer behind "Sorry", on his new album.
05 Sep 2016