And with a quick pull off the Jack U bottle, we begin our week of newsbytes, featuring first listens of the Diplo and Skrillex collaborative project, a new video from Daft Punk, a controversy regarding a recent “joke” made by Spinnin’ Records, and more.
Jack U Says School Is In Session
Fans at the Mad Decent Block Party San Diego got a special treat yesterday, as two of the most collaborative artists on today’s EDM A-list, Diplo and Skrillex, debuted some of their new material under the name Jack U, including a brand-new collab with AlunaGeorge.
Check back for updates on Jack U.
The Jane Doze And More Respond To Sexist Spinnin’ Joke
Over the weekend, Spinnin’ Records posted the above “joke” photo to their Facebook page, a CD-J modified to look like a stovetop burner, the joke implying that women are more comfortable in front of cooking equipment than DJ gear.
The photo was eventually removed after Spinnin’ received, shall we say, mixed reviews of their taste.
The escalated heat across the internet as a result of the “joke” was captured from beginning to end in a post on Buzzfeed, which presents some of the best responses to, and even some defense of, the joke from Spinnin’.
Among the dissatisfied replies on Twitter and elsewhere, increasingly popular and publicly female duo The Jane Doze made their stance on the issue well known with a few tweets and a guest post on Buzzfeed detailing some of the duo’s favorite recipes, like House Salad and Mash-up Potatoes.
1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a heavy metal bowl. Beat aggressively. Like, seriously aggressive beats.
2. Spin the lettuce.
3. Chop up some fresh beats and add to the salad. Timing is crucial–don’t dilly-dally. We recommend adding 128 beats per minute.
4. Serve it up to thousands of screaming fans.
This shows that although the Internet is a fine place for fun and jokes, there still exists the opportunity to hurt someone else. That’s not to say that these girls were necessarily hurt more so than disgusted with the mentality of the “joke”-makers, but nonetheless, keep in mind: If the statement wouldn’t likely get a positive reaction in person, the Internet will be 100 times more swift and indiscriminate with retaliation, especially if it’s deserved.
In the first official episode of his self-made reality show starring him and his Ferrari, deadmau5 puts Zedd in the hot-seat (passenger seat) for a friendly 23-minute interview while the two cruise through Toronto. his first question is quite possibly the most important of all, especially for fellow Canadians: “How do you feel about Tim Horton’s?”
Tim Horton’s, or Timmy Ho’s, is the most popular coffee spot in most of Canada, and it’s Joel’s go-to java vendor for his Coffee Run series. The best part by far is Joel asking Zedd “So, you did press all day,” referring to Zedd’s packed schedule of interviews and media appearances. “What’s that like?” Or possibly when Joel scares the sh*t out of the young German with the torque offered by his chariot.
Learn how Zedd came up with his name and more in-between scenes of Zedd gripping his seat and cringing as deadmau5 floors the gas.
Steve Aoki And Linkin Park Unleash Collaboration
Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki teamed up with Linkin Park for a vocally-driven jam led by the verses of LP rapper Mike Shinoda and the crooning of Chester Bennington. Titled A Light That Never Comes, the tune allows Steve Aoki’s seasoned production skills support the contrasting verses and choruses from the two vocalists with a shuffling moombahton-inspired beat. Pick it up here on iTunes today.
Lose Yourself To Daft
The second video to come out of Daft Punk’s wildly popular Random Access Memories is also the second video in which we see little more than the duo, Nile Rodgers, and Pharrell Williams sparkling in sequined suits and playing that funky disco. The robots and company make the surrounding crowd sweat to Lose Yourself To Dance in a minimalist live-action video much like the previous Get Lucky video.
Now, considering the style and vibe with which they’ve crafted their modern image, a throwback video is a pretty good idea, but we liked this one better the first time when it was the video for Get Lucky. In case you haven’t seen it ten thousand times already, compare below, and join us in hoping for a more original concept next time. We DO, however, love the addition of lighting that makes the set feel like a party on a spaceship–nice touch.
Datsik Holds It Down Until His Next Album
Datsik posted his next visceral, rumbling bass-beast to YouTube via UKF today, the vocally driven Hold It Down. The track opens with the smooth sound of Georgia Murray and dives down into deep bass territory with a rhythmic and classic Datsik sound. The tune will be included in Datsik’s forthcoming Let It Burn Pt. II on Firepower.
Fans can either preorder the 10-track release here before the Sept. 24 due date, or sign up to download it for free on the same date via his Facebook page. Check out the entire tracklist here, listen to Hold It Down below, and stay tuned this week for our premiere of Datsik’s track with Getter, Glock Burst.