After exposing Daft Punk to millions of new fans outside of dance music with 2007′s “Stronger,” Kanye West has had his finger on the electronic music pulse well before the EDM explosion even had a name. Although the tracklist for Kanye’s latest album is still being finalized, rumors of big name collaborations have been buzzing around the internet for months with the outspoken MC hosting both Skrillex and Daft Punk in the studio.
“It was very raw,” Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter tells Rolling Stone, “He was rapping – kind of screaming primally.” With a list of collaborators in the electronic music space and a sound appreciation for dance music that goes beyond its mainstream appeal, it would appear Kanye’s latest crossover is worth buzzing about – plus we bet he got permission and credited the artists properly.
Taking to Twitter recently, Kanye left fans with an unofficial release date announcement, “June Eighteen,” further fueling the buzz around his 6th official artist album.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Steve Angello, Afrojack, and Diplo.
Back when Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak were teasing “Potato Will Eat You,”many speculated that their cryptic messages were hinting at a new supergroup being formed. “Potato” turned out to be a YouTube video channel that houses content from three of EDM’s most outspoken icons, leaving many satisfied but still mildly disappointed. Now it appears that two of the three are forming a collaboration for the record books as the Skrillex/Diplo duo Jack U. The name Jack U first appeared yesterday on Mad Decent’s Block Party lineup – an act that could have been easily glossed over as one of Mad Decent’s many yet-unknown talents. Strangely enough it has since been revealed as much more monumental than that with Diplo ditching any convoluted teasing and getting right to the point on Twitter yesterday.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Diplo, Deadmau5, and Seth Troxler.
Arguably the most ubiquitous and multi-faceted DJs in the biz, A-Trak, Skrillex, and Diplo aim to bring you the “Weirdest Night Ever” tonight at 8PM PST from an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. Hosted as a live stream on the ‘Potato Will Eat You’ Youtube channel, the event boasts an album listening party along with a Q&A for the latest Major Lazer release, “Free the Universe.” Without concrete details besides a “karaoke extravaganza” spotlighting special guests, we can only deduce that this late night cabaret will be weird indeed.
“‘Club jumpin’ like I’m Skrillex, get ‘em Diplo…’ The King of Rap EDM is me. I’ve been there. Punk rap, that’s EDM. People didn’t understand what I was saying, now they do. I see a lot of my students, I’m like the principal, I’m here to talk.” – Waka Flocka Flame
Skrillex?Diplo? King of Rap EDM? What is Waka Flocka Flame up to and how are Skrillex and Diplo involved? Read below the break.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Kaskade, Skrillex, Seth Troxler, and more.
For those in the know, the Red Bull Guest House (aka the Dream South Beach Hotel on every other week of the year) was a WMC hot spot this year for catching marquee talents in an intimate setting populated by sunbathing models and A-list onlookers. With eye-opening lineups featuring the likes and labels of Skrillex, A-Trak, and Boys Noize, the poolside performance spot mostly catered to more new-school genres like electro, dubstep and trap over the course of the past week.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Skrillex, Pasquale Rotella, Dillon Francis.
Taking a page out of the Trent Reznor and Daft Punk playbooks, Skrillex teams up with the man behind Drive’s score, Cliff Martinez, to lend his touch to the soundtrack for the upcoming movie “Spring Breakers.” Cliff’s ethereal approach to creating soundscapes that ebb and flow with haunting energy, combined with Skrillex‘s signature melody-driven dubstep work in tandem to create a dazzling display of seedy electronica. With production credits on nine of the nineteen tracks, including a string version of “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” the album isn’t completely scored by Sonny but serves as yet another part of the music industry that the dubstep producer has made his mark on.