Everything you missed from the world of dance music this weekend
Flume Won The Grammy For Best Dance/Electronic Album
It was a big year for the Australian producer who saw a nomination both for Skin in the best album category, and lead single "Never Be Like You" in best dance recoding. Skin beat out stiff competition from big beat pioneers Underworld and house legend Lil Louie Vega to clinch best album, and if you're annoyed about that, take a deep breath, because it only gets worse from here.
Chainsmokers Won Best Dance Recording
Yup, the self-taking chain-smoking duo took home the Grammy for 'Best Dance Recording' with "Don't Let Me Down". They received a total of three nominations including 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Pop Duo/Group Performance'.
RAC won 'Best Remixed Recording' for Bob Moses' "Tearing Me Up"
Actually this one wasn't a bad choice. Fair enough Grammys.
Daft Punk Preformed With The Weeknd
By far the biggest disappointment of the night came when Daft Punk made their first live appearance in three years. Appearing with the Weeknd as he ran through Daft Punk produced "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming", the performance was cold comfort for fans who have been pleading for a live tour announcement. Appearing in capes, stood on a plastic iceberg, the robots cut a particularly wooden shape. Their performance was entirely made up of jilted head-nodding and pointless knob twiddling. Alive 2007 this was not.
BONUS NEWS: Prince Catalogue Finally Available On Streaming Sites
It wasn't all doom and gloom this weekend. Yes, the Grammys were a joke and, yes, Daft Punk shattered our dreams, but we can all take solace in the fact that Prince's back catalogue was finally made available on streaming sites. That means that there'll be no awkward silences at your next after party while your mates search YouTube in vein for a "1999" rip.
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13 Feb 2017