We’re suckers for a good ID and graves is packing some serious heat. The producer just shared a short video clip of RLGrime playing out an unreleased track of his during a recent show — and it goes off.
OK, the audio quality on this isn’t the best, but it’s all the proof we need that this upcoming track slaps. graves continues to push boundaries and bless the scene with a fresh perspective that defies genres. This one, whenever it gets an official release, is destined to make waves.
Together, graves and RL Grime teamed up for “Arcus” on the NOVA album. If you haven’t already checked out the mind-bending music video, see that here.
As for the new ID, watch RL Grime play out graves’ latest below.
MartinGarrix was performing at Omnia Las Vegas during his residency when he suffered an injury last night. The superstar DJ/producer tried to push through his set before the pain set in and he realized how serious the injury actually was.
He apparently hurt his ankle jumping off stage and resorted to hopping on one foot for the rest of the show to keep the energy up. In the end, Garrix cut his performance short and was taken to the hospital. We can’t help but point out what a trooper he was during this unfortunate incident. Leave it to Garrix to keep a positive attitude.
In the photo/video footage below, you can see Garrix’s badly swollen foot after the accident. He also took a short clip of the ambulance ride, so despite the serious nature of his injury, it’s obvious he remained in good spirits the entire time.
Last week, actress Natalie Portman pointed out some flaws with Moby‘s most recent memoir, Then It Fell Apart. For starters, she was 18 not 20 when they began hanging out. And her side of the story is quite different.
She referenced an excerpt from the book that described them as “dating,” which was really more like, “a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school,” from her perspective. Natalie said she wished Moby or his publisher would have reached out ahead of time to fact check the story.
After getting a reaction out of his former crush, Moby’s initial response didn’t allow room for error. He explained they did, in fact, date and didn’t understand why that was up for interpretation. Now, he’s opening up much more and offering a genuine apology to Natalie.
He says her concerns are “very valid” and calls himself “inconsiderate” for not contacting her ahead of time. In another post, Moby addresses some underlying issues with external validation, which may played as a factor.
As some time has passed I’ve realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then It Fell Apart are very valid.
I also fully recognize that it was truly inconsiderate of me to not let her know about her inclusion in the book beforehand, and equally inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction.
I have a lot of admiration for Natalie, for her intelligence, creativity, and animal rights activism, and I hate that I might have caused her and her family distress.
I tried to treat everyone I included in Then It Fell Apart with dignity and respect, but nonetheless it was truly inconsiderate for me to not let them know before the book was released.
So for that I apologize, to Natalie, as well as the other people I wrote about in Then It Fell Apart without telling them beforehand.
Also I accept that given the dynamic of our almost 14 year age difference I absolutely should’ve acted more responsibly and respectfully when Natalie and I first met almost 20 years ago.
A post shared by moby xⓋx (@moby) on May 25, 2019 at 6:44am PDT
I certainly haven’t enjoyed this last week, but it’s reminded me of a couple of things.
1-our sense of self and well-being really shouldn’t come from the opinions of strangers.
personally I think I’d become too reliant on external validation, especially in the form of social media.
trust me, that has ended.. and:
2-my problems are tiny and insignificant, especially in a world where over 100 billion animals are killed by and for humans every year, and where we’re facing largely unprecedented environmental destruction and degradation.
for a long time my primary goal has been to be a better, and more effective, activist.
who knows, maybe the insanity of this last week will somehow help me to do that.
it certainly does seem that for me(or any of us) to obsess over social media when the world is truly falling apart is an un-ethical waste of time. -moby
p.s-a reminder; none of our concerns will matter if the climate keeps rising, the rainforest keeps disappearing, and species continue to go extinct. social media won’t sustain us in a world that doesn’t support human life.
Deadmau5 and Martin Garrix aren’t the most likely of friends, but based on past evidence, we know this to be true. More recently, the two spent some time together in Vegas at Top Golf as they both played EDC this past weekend, recorded their time together, and set it to some extremely cheesy music (the Wii Sports theme) that just makes the heart flutter.
Make no mistake, these two clearly have a bromance and we absolutely stan it. As unexpected as it is, they seem to be getting along famously. It’s likely they spent more time in Vegas outside of just Top Golf, but such video evidence has yet to surface.
In the meantime, watch the adorable video of their time together below.
Deadmau5 Shows Off His Bromance With Martin Garrix
After debuting new music last week at EDC and announcing a new EP series this week, Drezo has finally released his first original in over a year. The wait was well worth it as the dark lord of house music delivers a sinister single with ‘Afterlife.’ Drezo quickly lets everyone know “this is just the beginning” of what’s to come. His malevolent talents work wonders as he progresses through the song. This is exactly what me and the rest of Drezo’s fans have been waiting for from him. We’ll let you know when more new music is coming from him. Until then you can listen to Afterlife below and pick up your copy here.
At the beginning of the month, it was announced that father of Avicii, Klas Bergling, would speak at IMS Ibiza 2019 on the topic of mental health and shining a light on the vital work of the Tim Berling Foundation. This past Thursday, Klas spoke, sharing the ethics and philosophy of the newly created foundation, once again drawing attention to the importance of recognizing and treating the early signs of deteriorating mental health, anxiety and depression for performing artists and those working in the music industry.
The interview at IMS was conducted by well known producer/DJ/radio host Pete Tong. In the interview, Klas paid tribute to his son and outlined some of the areas that may have contributed to a deterioration of his state of mind, pointing at a punishing schedule, lack of sleep, pressure to perform and alcohol abuse all contributing to depression and anxiety.
“It’s not many jobs that you can drink while you work, or you’re allowed to. If you start drinking at your job, your manager is supposed to take care of you quickly […] Life as a DJ and travels where you don’t get any rest between, you travel a lot you sleep less. The pressure is great depending on the individual, some people handle it perfectly, others don’t.”
To celebrate Tim’s life and to continue his legacy, the Tim Bergling Foundation was created on March 26, 2019, funded solely from the estate left by Avicii. Working internationally but starting initially in Sweden, the foundation aims to educate people and businesses on the issues surrounding suicide and mental health, also focusing on climate change and endangered species, causes that were very close to Tim’s heart.
“We are setting up the foundation to focus preventative work for mental illness and suicide, we are also looking at threatened animals and nature which was Tim’s passion as well as climate.”
Read more about the Tim Bergling Foundation and submit your own memories of Avicii here.
Diplo and Travis Scott’s last collaboration on Major Lazer’s 2017 hit, “Know No Better,” also featuring Camila Cabello & Quavo. Now, Travis wants to make another song with Diplo, but it seems that Diplo has been trying to hit up Scott for years with no luck.
The two met up after some unspecified festival, according to Wes, when they got to talking.
“Travis sees me after a festival and says ‘Hey, let’s make another song,'” he captioned the post. “Me: ‘What’s your new number?’ Adds number, texts him the next day ‘This is Diplo’…notices the number was saved and I already sent desperate-looking texts to the same number fifteen times over 5 years.”
I mean really, who ghosts Diplo??? Well, I suppose if you’re Travis Scott, it could make some sense. Nonetheless, be on the lookout for a new heater from Diplo and Scott sometime soon!
Here Are The Most-Played Tracks From EDC Las Vegas 2019
This year was the biggest ever at EDC Las Vegas, with bigger artists, bigger stages, more people, and more space than ever before. Including art cars and Corona Electric Beach, this year’s EDC had a staggering 15 stages with over 300 artists between them — that’s a lot of tracks being played out.
But, thanks to tracklist aggregator 1001tracklists, we know what the top 10 tracks played at EDC Las Vegas this year were. Compared to last year, only one track remained in the top 10, Gammer’s “The Drop,” which dropped from #1 to #2. The rest were new to the top 10 list, but not necessarily all tracks were new.
Fisher’s “Losing It” making the list is no surprise, but to see RL Grime’s “Core” make a comeback at #10 is a bit surprising; same with “Prison Riot” from Flosstradamus and GTA. What’s also surprising is the actual absence of “Old Town Road,” either the original or the remix with Billy Ray.
See below for the full top 10 list from this year!
1. DJ Snake & Eptic – SouthSide
2. Gammer – The Drop
3. Eliminate – Them ft. Virus Syndicate
4. Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo present Anti Up – Concentrate
5. Eliminate – Weeble Wobble
6. Zomboy – Lone Wolf
7. Fisher – Losing It
8. GTA – Booty Bounce ft. DJ Funk (GTA HYPRR MIX)
Local police department wants people to stop bringing their horse down Old Town Road
The popularity of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has propagated throughout every age bracket, socioeconomic level, race and more. It’s a verified hit and there’s no way you could escape it. Now, the song is having real life consequences for residents new Manchester, New Hampshire, where the real Old Town Rd. is causing trouble.
Apparently, aspiring rappers were heading to the road and filming amateur rap videos or covers to the song, and disturbing local residents. It got so bad that the New Hampshire police department posted a notice on its Facebook:
“Attention aspiring local rappers. Please stop taking your horses down to our Old Town Road. This quiet neighborhood off Troy Road is not a suitable filming location for your amateur rap videos. For our older followers, please disregard this pop culture reference and continue your equestrian activities as usual.”
The department ended the post with a joke, posting a photo of Dean from “Supernatural” as a cowboy with the caption: “You’ve yee’d your last haw.”
Clearly there is some humor in the situation, and it’s hard not to get a chuckle or two out of it. But for the residents on Old Town Rd., this is a very real issue indeed. Watch the local news report below.
DimitriVegas and LikeMike‘s song with Paris Hilton, “Best Friend’s Ass,” has officially taken over the club — and YouTube.
The music video just hit the web in all its glory, featuring Paris herself and Kim Kardashain, with cameos from DV&LM and more. The official music video is a straight up party — a Cinderella story for the rave scene. Shot in a playful sense, Paris steps into the club with her girls and the night only gets better from there.
We just had to get the inside scoop on this one. With a bumping single like this and an outrageous music video to go with it — we hit up DM&LM to get the dirty details.
Read here and watch “Best Friend’s Ass” below!
DV&LM x Your EDM
What was it like teaming up with Paris Hilton on your latest single, “Best Friend’s Ass”?
M: Hanging or working with Paris is always a trip! She’s always on her shit so teaming up for a record was a fun process. We’ve known Paris for a long amount of time now.
D: She’s a good friend and we’d all chatted about doing a record together eventually, but schedules are always hard to align, plus we wanted to do something that’s different and interesting for the fans. Which is how this record came to be what it is..
Do you remember the moment you came up with the concept for BFA?
D: Yeah, it was something that Paris had first suggested. The idea wasn’t as fully formed as the final track you see now but she had this early idea which we all bounced back and forth, that later became #BestFriendsAss!
The music video feels like a legit party! Was it a work hard or play hard atmosphere?
M: A bit of both! We all know how to party but we’re here to make this thing happen, that’s the point, we wanted to deliver something the fans would be really into. So it had to be a unique record with a rare concept, but keeping it related to a dance vibe.
Where did the concept for the video come from?
D: Well, we had some ideas ourselves and Paris brought her vision to this also, so along with the team and the director we hammered out a plan that we are all super happy with!
BFA is fit for the club, the radio, and the main stage! Through which of these platforms do you gain the most inspiration for your own music?
M: For us it’s always the live element!
D: Our shows are built for the main stage. Any fellow artist will know, when you’re on that stage the emotion running through your veins is insane! It’s such a buzz. We love to take that energy and construct musical ideas from that…then hit the studio to finalize them.
Who are some of your favorite artists at the moment?
D: Lost Frequencies, Travis Scott, Logic
M: Ricky Hil, J Balvin
What’s in store for Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for summer 2019 & beyond?
D: We have a bunch of festival shows coming up in Wish Outdoor, Summerburst, Belsonic, Ruisrock, Airbeat One, Parookaville, Medusa Sun Beach, Mysterland, Creamfields, Frequency, A Summer Story, World Club Dome to name a few, and will be back in Ibiza this summer with Tomorrowland at Ushuaia Ibiza every Tuesday! We also have two weekends of Tomorrowland in July celebrating the 15 year anniversary.
M: Out of the studio we have a bunch of new releases from ourselves as well as some more big collaboration projects.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Paris Hilton – Best Friend’s Ass
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike vs. Paris Hilton - Best Friend's Ass (Official Music Video) - YouTube