Hip-hop producer, DJ, and recent Ultra performer, AraabMuzik, has been shot and wounded during a robbery attempt on Thursday, moments after he announced that he would be playing at Electric Daisy Carnival. After his manager, DukeDaGod, posted a photo of the artist in the hospital to his Instagram, and a friend tweeted about the robbery, Araab’s camp made an official statement to Billboard, confirming that he is “currently alive and well.”
“Rumors have begun to circulate and first and foremost, we want to let everyone know that AraabMUZIK is currently alive and well. He was out in his neighborhood last night with friends and unfortunately the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is recovering now and police are investigating the crime. We appreciate all the concern and fan support and Araab is looking forward to a speedy recovery and returning to the stage as soon as he can.”
With the prospect of a long day ahead, festivals can be tempting times for ticket holders to stay in bed a little bit longer. You’re missing the opening acts, but hey, at least you’ll have energy for the end of the night, right? Wrong. Showing up early to festivals has led me to some of my favorite sets of all time. Lines are shorter, stages aren’t as crowded, and you have the opportunity to catch some of the most promising talent of the day. Artists opening festival stages feel a lot of pressure and tend to deliver far beyond expectations. With Weekend One of Ultra fast approaching, start planning your first sets of the day.
The 2013 lineup for the infamous Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee has been announced and will feature a host of electronic artists including A-Trak, Boys Noize, Wolfgang Gartner, and Pretty Lights. In total, 2013′s cast of producers will nearly double from the five in 2012. From Porter Robinson to Four Tet, or Araabmuzik to Paper Diamond, Coachella’s less flashy cousin continues to welcome in the entire spectrum of electronica, pitting some of the genre’s top producers right alongside legendary artists like Tom Petty, Paul McCartney and the Beach Boys.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Diplo, Sebastian Ingrosso, Tiesto, and more.
There is not doubt in our minds that EDM has hit the big leagues and Adidas Originals seems to be in agreement. The sportswear brand is launching Stripes Sessions, a global music event series, and the first performance features Dada Life. The duo is hosting their in-store performance — which we’ve lovingly dubbed “Dadadidas” — tonight and it will be streamed live from Paris beginning at 3 PM EST. AraabMuzik is scheduled to perform the second date in Berlin but more artists and locations are set to be announced throughout the year.
We have our fingers crossed that America will make the list but considering how well EDM is doing in America, we’re not too worried. Check out the teaser video above and head over to adidas Originals’ Facebook page for details and further announcements. Check back for information on how to access the live stream.
Update: You can tune into Dada Life’s live-stream by heading here, and we’ve embedded it below.