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Hot Picks 08/26 with E-Rock

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The Bay Area veteran DJ E-Rock stopped by this week to give us some great hot picks! Make sure you check it out. Don’t forget to add us on Facebook for more videos: Facebook.com/clubkillers Watch full video below…

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Daft Punk & The Weeknd In The Studio

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The last time we properly saw Daft Punk was on stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony, where the duo performed Get Lucky and won big in multiple categories. Now, thanks to a surprise revelation from Republic Records’ executive VP and head of urban A&R Wendy Goldstein, we know the robots are active again.

In a recent ‘Hitmakers Roundtable’ video from Billboard, Goldstein casually dropped the news that Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are in the studio with crossover R&B star The Weeknd.

The panel of label executives and songwriters was asked which artists they’d most want to work with. “Actually, we have a session coming up in two days, with The Weeknd and Daft Punk,” Goldstein said. “I’ve always been a massive Daft Punk fan, and this is the first time that I’ve actually been involved with an artist who’s going to go and work with them.”

Unfortunately, this tidbit doesn’t mean Daft Punk is working on its follow-up to Random Access Memories. The collaboration is likely to turn up on The Weeknd’s next album, which follows 2015’s Beauty Behind the Madness. The Weeknd recently posted a photo of Daft Punk figurines sitting on a speaker, following it up with a snap of himself standing alongside Norwegian bass wizard Cashmere Cat in the studio.

This of course wouldn’t be the first time Daft Punk have helped out a chart-topping star in the studio. Back in 2013, ahead of Random Access Memories, the duo played a central role in the production for Kanye West’s album Yeezus. Their work on tracks including Black Skinhead and I Am a God had a raw, visceral edge that didn’t come out on their own disco-indebted album. Adding to the symmetry, Cashmere Cat co-produced Wolves from Kanye’s most recent album The Life of Pablo.
This Daft Punk diehards might’ve preferred news of a tour or an album in development, it’s good to know Thomas and Guy-Man haven’t decided to disappear.

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Steve Aoki to be Cryogenically Frozen

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Steve Aoki feeds off attempting the impossible. In his own Netflix documentary, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, viewers gain a window into the cake-throwing personality’s non-stop, jet-setting lifestyle of playing over 300 shows a year and touching every corner of the world in the process. Aoki recently sat down for a follow-up interview with Rolling Stone to talk about the documentary, his upcoming collaborations, and his personal quest for immortality that includes having his body cryogenically frozen.

Aoki revealed he has already arranged for his body to be cryogenically frozen once he passes in hopes of science either reviving him full-form or implanting his brain into a computer. He will pay around $220,000 to Arizona’s Alcor Life Extension Foundation to preserve his body at sub-zero temperatures in hopes that science will advance enough to bring him back to life at a later date.

You can read the full interview on Rolling Stone here.

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DJ Nu-Mark’s Zodiac Tracks Set — All Vinyl, All Awesome

Sometimes a DJ set comes along that’s just too good to not post. And this is one of those sets. DJ Nu-mark takes you on a musical and technological journey, with an all vinyl set, sometimes on four desks, sometimes with musical accompaniment, and 99.9% of it is without headphones.

In this Zodiac Tracks set, artist who celebrate their birthdays in the star sign of Leo get weaved into a cool 4 minute set.
So many great artists born that month. Everyone from Isaac Hayes, Chuck D of Public Enemy, KRS-One, Kurtis Blow, Positive K, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Kaytranada Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Fatboy Slim aka #NormanCook and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan.
The set list is at the end of the video, but expect a broad cross-section of music, and an equally broad spectrum of skills too.

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Calvin Harris & Tiesto Top Forbes List Of Electronic Cash Kings

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The Forbes annual list of Electronic Cash Kings is here, revealing that Scottish DJ Calvin Harris is once again the world’s top earning EDM star. Though his earnings dropped $3 million from last year, Harris still cracked the top of the list for the fourth year running with $63 million in earnings.
Next up at the number two spot is Tiësto with $38 million in earnings, followed by David Guetta at $28 million. The rest of the list is populated with dance music’s most well known figures, including Skrillex, Diplo, Zedd, Martin Garrix and more.
Collectively, dance music’s top earners raked in a whopping $270.5 million, though don’t get to excited about that figure; according to Forbes, that represents the first time in four years that figure has dropped below the previous year.
Check out the full list below:
1. Calvin Harris $63 million
2. Tiësto $38 million
3. David Guetta $28 million
4. ZEDD $24.5 million
5. Steve Aoki $23.5 million
6. Diplo $23 million
7. Skrillex $20 million
8. Kaskade $19 million
9. Martin Garrix $16 million
10. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike $15.5 million

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