You’re halfway through the week. Congratulations. You deserve a break. Chill out with new TEED and Eats Everything, turn up with a new UZ remix of Birdy Nam Nam, and catch up with the news of the industry. See ya tomorrow!
Extinct Dinosaurs Eat Everything
They say birds and dinosaurs are supposed to be distant cousins, but judging by the way these two meld styles, I’d say they’re more like siblings. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs teamed up with dirtybird’s Eats Everything for Lion, The Lion, a tech house romp featuring very distinct flavors from both Eats and Orlando Higginbottom, and even some tribal drum accents. TEED also includes the “Gerd’s Sub-Tech Mix” in his SoundCloud upload, courtesy of Dutch producer and 4Lux boss, Gerd.
The tune, out now on Crosstown Rebels, has also been released on Crosstown’s Get Lost VI, mixed by TEED. Pick it up here.
What’s The Deal With Dillon?
If you’ve been asking the same thing recently, here’s your answer, straight from the man himself.
Francis assures fans that between all the moments of him being… Dillon, and apparently also hanging with TEED (popular guy these days), he has been hard at work in the studio and has a few big announcements:
ok so I’ve been in the studio for about 4 weeks finishing up a lot of songs for an album that i don’t have a title for yet. I have a solid 14 songs that I haven’t played out and I’m really excited about.
The next song coming out is w/ Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and it’s called “Without You”. The video is being edited now and I’m really stoked to get it out there (next couple of weeks for sure). In the meantime here’s a photo of me and TEED sitting in a park looking for my dad.
p.s. flight 4555 (idgafos 3.0) will be on itunes next week.
Check back for the approaching releases of Flight 4555 (IDGAFOS 3.0) and Without You.
Growing Pains For EDC Chicago
After seeing the numbers from EDC’s inaugural Chicago visit, the Mayor of Joliet, the city in which the event was held, is considering not welcoming Insomniac back for a second year.
The Chicago Tribune reports that after reviewing the hospitalization figures and drug seizure tallies, Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante expressed concern, saying if the issue cannot be controlled, there won’t be an EDC Chicago next year. Of the 65,000 people who attended May 24-26, 30 were taken to hospitals, including five in critical condition, and police confiscated about 100 ecstasy pills, according to records examined by the Tribune. These numbers are startling when compared with EDC Las Vegas’ turnout of more than 300,000, of whom only nine were hospitalized, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Considering more than 300,000 people attended EDC Las Vegas, this means the Chicago edition saw about 15 times more trips to the hospital per guest.
“Maybe we need to increase the police and fire (presence at the event),” Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante said in an interview. “And if that doesn’t work, maybe we need to stop having them.”
Joliet officials plan to meet with Insomniac later in the year to hold discussions regarding the possibility of EDC Chicago 2014, including more safety personnel and an adjustment to the noise level, which reportedly drew over 100 complaints. Read the full story here.
4 Flew Out Of The OWSLA Nest
The boys of Birdy Nam Nam are finishing off their four-part remix series of their debut LP Defiant Order on OWSLA’s The Nest, and Lil’ Mike brings us fresh takes on the foursome’s fab work from UZ, Foreign Beggars, and more. Here’s what Lil’ Mike had to say about his turn in the sonic kitchen:
“These remixes are truly unique in their style. The remixers made me think about the tracks in a whole new way: they kept the soul of our songs but reinvent a brand new musical universe at the same time. Great job guys!”
Scope the full tracklist below, and join The Nest for the entire collection today.
1 Jaded Future (Foreign Beggars Remix)
2 Jaded Future (Pelican Fly Remix)
3 Defiant Order (UZ Remix)
4 Cadillac Dreams (Soufien 3000 Remix)
5 Big City Knights (Club Cheval Remix)
6 The Plan (Jackson Remix)
7 The Plan (Lil’ Mike Remix)
EDM Reaches A 6-Year High In The UK
The Stateside explosion of EDM has been well documented, but a recent report from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) offers concrete numbers by which to examine the simultaneous surge of electronic music across the pond, which has been nonetheless impressive. According to a recent story from Music Week analyzing the report, dance music has clenched its highest market share in the UK since 2006.
Dance music singles were up by nearly a fifth (19.1%) in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, while dance album sales were up by over a third (33.7%).
This development sees EDM leapfrogging R&B to land in the UK’s third most popular genre, behind rock and pop, and supports the argument that dance music is a driving force in the global music biz. Read the full story here.
After his last stint in space producing with Daft Punk, disco legend Nile Rodgers will reportedly be blasting back into orbit with the French duo to finish off some long-forgotten Chic material he found in the Warner Music archives. According to an interview with DJAZZ.tv, Rodgers said he plans to finish and release some of the recovered material, and that Daft Punk has offered to help.
Watch the entire video interview below, and check back for more updates on new Nile.