Yes, we’re serious. Just weeks after the premiere of his film debut in “Wreck-It Ralph,” the dubstep wonder-kid has tapped into yet another market: video games. Skrillex Quest is a browser-based game that is modeled after the gamer-favorite “Legend of Zelda.” The game’s creator, Jason Oda, explained the concept in a Facebook post that said, “Remember blowing the dust out of your NES cartriges when they glitched? This game is all about that from the perspective of the people within the game.”
As for the game’s inspiration? Oda told Mashable: “Skrillex’s music sometimes sounds like a broken video game. It fit perfectly with my glitch idea, and I took inspiration from the few lyrics it does contain for content.”
Our verdict for Skrillex Quest: we’re definitely curious, and will absolutely give it a try. The question is, will you?
Award-winning DJ David Guetta has teamed up with Spotify for a Soundrop-powered Spotify app called “PlayGuetta.” The app went live on Monday, and was the first time that Soundrop has been used for a specific artist’s promotion. PlayGuetta is described as “a social music party allowing fans to listen in realtime with friends and take control of the playlist by voting for the next party track.” It also hosts a map where users can see where the track is being played around the world, along with live dates from Bandsintown. Are you doing to download it?
You think that after the disaster of a report involving child abuse a couple of weeks ago, the BBC would be a little more careful with its interviews, and the subsequent articles that follow them. Unfortunately, the BBC reporter who portrayed Calvin Harris in a negative light in a recent BBC Radio article clearly did not get the memo.
The article, titled, “Do Superstar DJs Just Press ‘Go’ On Their Live Shows?” portrayed Harris as an endorser of pre-recorded DJ sets during concerts, with damning quotes such as, “I think it’s not a problem. In the club, you want to hear a produced piece of music, you want to hear the bass, you want to hear it as good as it can sound…I used to perform with a band putting all sorts of work into a live show, and I can tell you that the reaction was worse than it is when I’m DJing.”
Shortly after the article was released, Harris went on what only could be described as a twitter rampage, claiming that his answer was in response to the question, “Is it okay for DJs to play records?” He then exclaimed, “Then he’ll change the question in the edit to, ‘Is it okay to PRE-RECORD a DJ set’ and use my answer to a DIFFERENT QUESTION?!” After his claims, he asked that the BBC release the full audio of the interview to prove his point.
So, tell us, who do YOU think is in the wrong here? Calvin or BBC Radio?
To the delight of EDM lovers around the globe, Dutch DJ Hardwell has delivered his first essential mix. The mix, which is a staggering 120 minutes long, was delivered to Pete Tong at BBC Radio over the weekend, and features superstars like Knife Party, Skrillex, Example, and Porter Robinson. Hardwell introduced the mix by saying, “My style is in between progressive and electro, but I love to think outside of the box so let’s just say I play Hardwell music. The next two hours will be a showcase of my favorite records, my original productions, a lot of new mashups and even a few special ones just for this Essential Mix and of course, a lot of unreleased stuff from my label, Revealed Recordings.” You can check out the mix here, and make sure to let us know what you think!
One of the biggest EDM festivals of the year is ready to launch in Australia, and after a long wait, set times have finally been announced! After last year’s amazing lineup, this year’s certainly does not disappoint, with a trifecta of superstar DJs Calvin Harris, Tiesto, and Avicii headlining. Other performers include Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig, Zedd, Sander van Doorn, Major Lazer, Example, Chuckie, and many, many others. All set times can be found here. Good luck planning your days!
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And the award for “Things That Never Needed to Happen,” goes to…ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! The song, which was produced by Afrojack and appears on Pitbull’s newest album, features Lil Wayne, backing vocals by Havana Brown, and Paris Hilton providing plenty of crooning double-entendres throughout the track. With lyrics like, “Excuse my French, but f*ck the cameras, I wanna spend a night in Paris,” it’s painfully obvious that the track is not exactly expected to be a hit, but hey, weirder things have happened. You can check out “Last Night” here.
Earlier this year, music lovers around the globe were devastated to hear that superstar DJ trio Swedish House Mafia were splitting up. Thankfully, shocked fans have been treated to one last tour, aptly named, “One Last Tour,” throughout 2012. It has now been announced that the trio, consisting of Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso will end their One Last Tour as the closing act at the Ultra Music Festival.
The group started their career on the Ultra stage, explaining, “Ultra was the first place we really built a show for a main stage. We filmed the whole thing and would never forget and became the closing scene in our film, ‘Take One.’ The energy of the ground was unbelievable and the fact that it’s part of Miami Music Week where so much new music is born and made it even more special. It just felt right that we finished where so much was started and we’re honored to open and close the festival.”
Although we’re sad to see them go, we sure are looking forward to seeing this legendary groups last performance. Best of luck, boys, we’re sure you’re going to be great as always!
Music’s biggest night was this past Sunday, and much to the delight of EDM lovers across the globe, a new award category was introduced: Favorite Electronic Dance Musician. With the contenders all being bona fide superstars Skrillex and Calvin Harris, it was a close race to who would win the first ever EDM AMA, but David Guetta pulled through. Congratulations, David!
Twin DJ beauties Miriam and Olivia Nervo have just been named the world’s newest Covergirls! Right in the midst of the extreme nail art trend that is hitting the beauty world, the Aussie hotties are helping to launch a campaign that defies the normal model image by bringing in more extreme, edgy looks. The ad, which you can see above, displays the individual style of the sisters, known as Mim & Liv, all the while still managing keep the spotlight on the sisters’ obvious natural beauty. More power to the new spokesmodels, and, as always, you girls look gorgeous!