Club Killers Radio podcast kicks off 2016 with a solid mix from Washington DC’s very own DJ Remy Sounds! If you remember we first found Remy on the Serato Scratch Live forums when we went searching for a mix. He stuck out right away! Now on his 3rd podcast, he comes through with another bangin mix! Check out the full track list after the jump Continue reading →
DJ Vice presents Electric Taco: Episode 2 w/ A-Trak
It’s DJ Vice’s favorite day of the week! It’s Taco Tuesday! Electric Taco is back! Vice got his valet skills down this week riding around town with the homie A-Trak this week! Watch what went down on their way to get tacos at La Escuela!
The Pharmadouche strikes again. When it was revealed that Martin Shkreli, the jack-ass pharmaceutical CEO infamous for his price-gouging of an AIDs medication, was the mysterious buyer who dropped $2 million on the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, we all let out a collective groan. When Shkreli was arrested by the FBI on ponzi scheme allegations, we rejoiced. Perhaps now the album would finally see a chance at release, even if it came because the smug scumbag had to sell it to pay off legal fees.
Well, leave it to the world’s most loathsome man to spit in our faces. During an interview for a Vice profile with Allie Conti, Shkreli had the record playing in the background. Apparently the first time he’d actually played the thing, he told Conti he “vacillates between wanting to destroy the record and dreaming of installing it in some remote place so that people have to make a spiritual quest to listen.” While the latter of those two options has at least a bit of mystique to it, either one is incredibly douchey.
And if you think Shkreli isn’t proud of that fact, you’re wrong. As he stated in the Vice piece, he actually wants the world to hate him, as if he gets a kick out of the whole thing. “I’m not just the heel of the music world,” he said, using pro-wrestling vernacular for “bad guy,” “I want to be the world’s heel.” It sucks that we’re giving in to his desires, but it’s just so easy to hate on this jerk.
Noisey later asked Conti her opinion on what she heard of Once Upon A Time. Though she noted it was mostly on as background noise during the interview, she said, “From what I heard, it was definitely better than their last album, although I wouldn’t say it’s worth $2 million necessarily. I really hope Shkreli decides to release it to the public rather than destroy it, which is something he’s mulling over right now.”
Of course, there’s still a chance that the FBI might seize the album before Shkreli can even do anything with it. He also faces 20 years in prison, a proposition he arrogantly laughs off in the Vice interview. It’s true that even if the FBI took the record, it’s just as likely no one would ever get to hear it, but that’s still better than this dick having control over it.
Update – Thursday, January 28th at 12:30 p.m. CT: Shkreli has released a diss video directed at Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah. Last week, Ghostface called Shkreli a “shithead” and also made fun of his nose. In response, Shkreli has threatened to remove Ghosface’s parts from Once Upon A Time In Shaolin — that is, unless he receives a written apology.
“You’re an old man—an old man that’s lost his relevance, and you’re trying to claim the spotlight from my spotlight,” Shrekli says in the video. “That’s not going to work, Ghost—Dennis. In fact, I think that if you ever say some dumb shit again, this album, this Shaolin, I’m going to erase all your shit from this album. I’m going to erase you from the record books.”
“I expect you to write me a written apology from the heart” Shrkeli. “Some contrition, some long letter where you explain your sorrow and sadness for what you’ve done.”
Jay Z’s Record Label Is Suing Rita Ora for $2.4 Million
Jay Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation has filed a $2.4 million lawsuit against Rita Ora for breaking her contract and failing to deliver new albums, Page Six reports. Back in December, Rita filed suit against Roc Nation because she felt she’d been pushed aside when the company began representing athletes. “As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives,” the suit read. “Rita’s remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company.”
In the new countersuit, Roc Nation claims that it’s spent over $2 million marketing Rita and her still-unreleased second album, and says they have “tirelessly promoted” her career. Rita’s contract with Roc Nation specified that she would release five albums; so far she has only delivered one, Ora, which was never released in the U.S. According to Rita’s lawyer Howard King, Jay Z has already told her that she can leave the label if she wants, and told the Daily News that he believes the countersuit was filed in order to meet a court deadline. “He said he’s happy to let her go,” King said. “He called her the day we filed and graciously said she didn’t need to file.”
01. David Guetta ft Sia & Fetty Wap – Bang My Head (Club Killers Remix)
02. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind (Club Killers Remix)
03. Yo Gotti vs Young Joc – Down In The DM (Deville Throwback Break)
04. The Chainsmokers – Roses (JD Live 2016 Rework)
05. Drake vs Kanye West – Jumpman (Deville Yeezy Switch Edit)
06. David Bowie – Under Pressure (Deville Acap Tribute Edit)
07. Kid Ink ft Akon – Rewind (Deville Club Rework)
08. Afrojack ft Eva Simons – Take Over Control (Deville 2016 Bootleg)
09. Kanye West – Facts
10. David Guetta ft Kid Cudi – Memories (Deville 2016 VIP Bootleg)
11. ILoveMemphis – Lean & Dabb (Deville Throwback Intro Edit)
12. Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (Club Killers Transitions)
13. Tank ft Chris Brown – BDAY
14. TLC – No Scrubs (Tek One Future House Bootleg)
15. Rihanna ft Drake – Work
16. Kanye West – Real Friends (Tek One Club Rework)
17. Maino vs DJ Snake – Harder Than Them (DJ Nasa Trap Bootleg)
18. Kid Cudi – Pursuit of Happiness (JD Live Blackout Bootleg)
19. The Weeknd – The Hills (Schnor & Bashh Bootleg)
20. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Gotta Have It (DJ Nasa Trap Bootleg)
And just like that it’s the end of the first month of 2016! Time flies…pretty soon it will be spring break! Make sure you make the best of it & make sure you don’t miss out on some hidden gems by check out the monthly Top 20! It’s always fascinating to see what other DJs are into the most on the MP3 POOL. Here are the Top 20 most downloaded tracks of Jan 2016. Log in and click “Top 20″ tab to check out this past month & the last couple of months most downloaded tracks. Don’t miss a beat.
SFX Files For Bankruptcy, Sillerman to Be Replaced as CEO
EDM promoter SFX announced Monday is has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in order to restructure is debt. Robert Sillerman will be replaced as CEO but will remain chairman of the company.
The company says it will to eliminate “more than $300 million” of its $490 million of debt in part by turning the majority of bondholder debt into equity. It also expects the restructuring will provide “significant working capital” that should help the incoming CEO revive the company. Michael Katzenstein, of FTI Consulting, Inc. is serving as SFX’s Chief Restructuring Officer. Greenberg Traurig, LLP is its legal advisor. Moelis & Company is its investment banker.
SFX stresses that its operations will not be impacted by the bankruptcy proceedings. “Of course this was not where we thought we’d be but with this restructuring we have the opportunity to achieve all that SFX can and will be,” Sillerman said in a statement. None of the company’s foreign subsidiaries are included in the bankruptcy. Beatport, SFX’s download and streaming service, released a statement its operations and payments to suppliers “are going on in their usual manner.”
The bankruptcy filing sheds light on SFX’s financial situation. Its largest unsecured debts are unpaid amounts, called deferred purchase price payments, related to the acquisitions that built the company. The third-largest debt is a $7 million settlement of a suit brought against Sillerman regarding the creation of the company. The plaintiff alleged Sillerman took the idea for the company but never gave them equity in the company. SFX went on to raise $260 million in a 2013 initial public stock offering.
The company also owes more typical trade expenses. Additional debt includes $328,000 to the performance rights organization PRS For Music, $314,000 to Facebook, $301,000 to Front Gate Ticketing, which SFX bought in June, and $270,000 to event medical service CrowdRX.
Shares of SFX were down 52.4 percent to 6.2 cents in early Monday trading.