May 06, 2013
Monday Newsbyte

Jack Who?

The mysterious performer Jack U listed to appear on select Mad Decent Block Party dates has been revealed as yet another mind-blowing side-project made in EDM heaven–Diplo and Skrillex.

The two have apparently been working on material together and planning a few dates, the first of which will be somewhere along the MD Block Party route beginning June 7 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. No word yet as to what their combined sound will produce, however both have seen success with their individual musings on moombahton, and a spawn of the two is likely to shake booties and shatter speakers far and wide.

EDC Las Vegas Ticket Recycle Offers Little Help

In an effort to free up more passes to the sold-out EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac Events began their Ticket Recycle Offer May 1 in hopes of freeing up some passes for another round of sales. An update on the status of the program came from Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella via Twitter:

Apparently nobody’s willing to part with their passes — huge surprise.

Clockwork Handing Out Booties In Thanks

Clockwork 50k Bootleg Pack
To celebrate reaching 50k rabid fans on Facebook, the 22-year-old phenom Clockwork released a pack of massive bootlegs and edits that have become staples in his live sets.

The 12-track collection was made available May 3 and features mashups and re-works of material from W&W, Carnage, Porter Robinson, and a lot more. Get your copy here in exchange for a “like” on his page.

Traktor Released for iPhone

Following up on the success of their iPad app, Native Instruments released the iPhone version of Traktor DJ featuring a re-optimized version of the popular interface made for a smaller screen. At $4.99, it’ll be the cheapest party starter you’ve ever splurged on. Learn more in the video below, and pick it up here.

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