It’s Wednesday, and we’ve got all kinds of things for you. Diplo wants you to rap, Calvin Harris has a video for “Slow Acid,” Michelle Obama has thoughts on turning up and much more. We’ll be adding more news throughout the day, so check back for the latest and greatest.
Diplo Wants You to Rap on New Track
Diplo has offered up a new track for download, “Everyday,” which he posted to his Soundcloud with the caption “rap on this.” The sample, which some have described as “familiar,” is Isaac Hayes’ “One Woman,” as heard on DJ Premier’s classic Group Home production, “Supa Star.” This is more of a cloud rap thing, perfect for you to show your clout.
Glastonbury Bans Headdresses
If you’ve attended a festival recently, then you’re aware the confounding popularity of Native American headdresses, a controversial choice of costume, especially stateside. While US festivals have yet to take an official stance, Glastonbury has banned their sale, after a petition was filed to have headdresses added to the prohibited vendor item list. Here’s hoping other festivals follow Glasto’s lead. [TheGuardian]
Calvin Harris Goes “Slow Acid”
Calvin Harris has leaked a new single, “Slow Acid,” which is exactly what it sounds like… a slo-mo, proggy acid club track and a wild departure from previous singles. It’s got an Under the Skin-referencing video to go along with it, which you can check out below. Honesty, not mad.
Michelle Obama: “#TurnipForWhat?”
What happens when an Obama impersonator asks Michelle Obama “how many calories do you burn every time you ‘turn up’?!” The first lady makes a video with a turnip and responds: #TurnipForWhat? This really happened.
Slander Remix Jack U
LA duo Slander have continued their string of big remixes with a take on Jack U’s “Take U There,” which is sounding pretty large.
DJ Dodger Stadium Remix Future Islands
LA stalwarts Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy aka DJ Dodger Stadium have given their spin on Future Islands’ single “Seasons,” and it’s a real winner. Enjoy, you can even download. Maybe you’d like to play it out?
Rustie Offers Chopped ‘n’ Screwed Version of “Attak”
While currently knee deep in a world tour, Rustie has released a chopped ‘n’ screwed edit of his recent single “Attak” featuring Danny Brown, which you can listen to/download below. The track got the official Houston treatment via Swisha House OG Mike “5000” Watts, so it’s at least worth a few respect spins.
Russian Site Alegedly Hacks DJ Mag Top 100
Not only are the Russians good at piracy/filesharing, they’re apparently no slouches at making top DJ Mag Top 100 predictions/hacking. A Russian site claims it has hacked DJ Mag and has learned the majority of the 2014 Top 100. According to the Russians, Hardwell is once again #1, followed by Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike at #2, Armin van Buuren #3, Martin Garrix #4 and Tiesto #5. Sure, why not. [EDM-News]
Knife Party Delay Release Date
Fans awaiting the supposed Oct. 27 release of Knife Party‘s debut, Abandon Ship, may have to abandon that notion, but don’t abandon hope, the official release date is now Nov. 10. Check the post from Knife Party by clicking here.
Bonobo Announces Flashlight EP
Bonobo has announced that he will release his three-song Flashlight EP Dec. 1 via Ninja tune. Check out the title track below.
Mark Bell’s Best Tracks
As we mentioned, we were extremely saddened to hear that electronic music pioneer Mark Bell died this week. Esteemed UK journo Joe Muggs put together a collection of Mark Bell‘s best works, from “LFO bangers to remixes for Laurent Garnier and Mr Oizo as well as side projects such as Speedjack.” Highly recommended. [Mixmag]
Catch Apollonia’s 4-Hour Live Set in Croatia
Over this past summer, French house trio Apollonia went back-to-back-to-back at the Sonus Festival in Croatia. Watch their extended four-hour live set now. [RA]
Skrillex Releases Let’s Make a Spaceship Doc
Skrillex did a lot of things at Austin City Limits this past weekend, one of which included previewing a documentary, Let’s Make a Spaceship. The doc is literally about the creation of his spaceship, but also about inspiring and cultivating creativity, which is pretty rad. Watch the full doc below, courtesy of RedBull. Also, watch Skrillex and Diplo wreck an Austin house party.
“Hey Fucknut”: Deadmau5 Offers Marineland Advice
Deadmau5 has offered a bit of tongue-in-helmet advice to beleaguered marine park Marineland, via a post on his Tumblr. “You know what i would do if i were you? just get rid of the animals…” he writes, before launching into a more abrasive direction. “Hey fucknut, heres what you do… just take a fucking hit, and do it. Because, stupid, youre STILL sitting on a fucking shitload of acreage thats a theme park…. with rides and shit. WHO THE FUCK DOESNT GO TO THEMEPARKS DUMBASS?” Honestly, not the worst idea. [inthemix]
Above & Beyond Announce New Album
Above & Beyond are preparing to rock Madison Square Garden for the first time on Saturday (Oct. 18), and have announced that their new album, We Are All We Need, will be released on Jan. 20, 2015.