Flume: When Everything Was New (Documentary) Part 1
He is one of the most talented music producers of our time and there is never a doubt that when Harley Edward Streten, aka Flume, creates music, electronic dance music lovers are always left craving more from the Australian. However, the latest creation to come out of the Flume factory is not music, but actually, a new 4-part documentary called ‘When Everything Was New‘. We hear you Flume fans, it’s not the new music news you probably hoped for but this content is just as good. The best part, all four episodes are readily available to watch right now.
The Grammy Award-winning DJ takes you back to the beginning, as the documentary title suggests, where a younger Harley started his musical journey from the bedroom. The essence of becoming one of dance music’s biggest stars is captured perfectly between each episode which follows the double-platinum accredited producer through his career and pays attention to the milestones throughout. Of course, there’s plenty of music action in each episode as you get insights into the ideas that gave birth to his many tracks and collaborations. If you’re a major Flume fan, this is the behind-the-scenes content you will want to watch.
If anything, the documentary has us all excited for what Harley has in store for us next. New music, new album, new anything? We’ll certainly welcome it all.
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Denon DJ Prime 4 Feature Overview
Denon DJ has announced a new four-channel standalone DJ unit called the Prime 4. It’s the first standalone unit with the ability to play four decks of tracks using only two platters, which is something DJs have wanted for some time. This not only makes the Prime 4 unique, but it hammers home that Denon DJ is sniping at Pioneer DJ’s stranglehold on the DJ tech market.
Pioneer DJ’s equipment has long been the uncontested standard used by the industry. It’s requested by most DJs, which means many clubs, audio rental companies, festivals, and more can justify buying the pricey Pioneer DJ gear. In 2017, Denon DJ introduced the Prime series with a CDJ that looked to reclaim a chunk of the pro market. Among its performance features, there was a big hook: dual-deck playback, which allowed each deck to have two layers that can be toggled between and played simultaneously, giving you essentially four decks in two.
Sure, the new Prime 4 isn’t aimed at festival use, but this is a way for Denon DJ to take tech it already built for the main stage and expose it DJs who are looking for a professional home setup or mobile gig. In the process, it’s managed to bring to market something many DJs have pined for and Pioneer DJ has yet to deliver: a true four-channel standalone DJ unit. Denon’s DJ Prime 4 will cost $1,699.00, and it will be available in March 2019.
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Amazon’s Meek Mill Docuseries Free Meek
Meek Mill is the subject of a new six-part docuseries on the pitfalls of America’s criminal justice system. Titled Free Meek, the Amazon series is executive produced by Jay-Z and Roc Nation, and focuses on the consequences of long-term probation for the black community. Meek Mill unveiled a short teaser clip for the series at a recent sold-out show in Philadelphia, and the clip has since been uploaded to YouTube, as Rolling Stone points out.
The clip opens with shots of the rapper’s hometown of Philadelphia, showing Meek on stage before dramatically detailing the terms of his arrest. “I never really looked at it as a nightmare, I looked at it as real life for black kids in America,” the rapper says. “This is real life.”
The docuseries arrives later this year on Amazon and follows the rapper’s “fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system,” according to a statement from the company. “The series will give viewers unprecedented access to the star’s life, career, and criminal justice odyssey, while demonstrating the negative effects long tail probation is having on urban communities of color.”
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Play-N-Skillz Signs With ICM Partners for Worldwide Representation
The Grammy-winning DJ/producer team of brothers Juan and Oscar Salinas, better known as Play-N-Skillz, has signed with ICM Partners for worldwide representation.
At ICM, Play-N-Skillz will be represented by an international team of agents lead by Harold Frogét, who will expand the duo’s opportunities in music, live performances and brand partnerships, as well as pursue endeavors in other facets of the entertainment business on a global scale. Play-N-Skillz are managed by Jeannette Conrado at JNET PR & Management.
Beyond hip-hop, the brothers have successfully tackled other genres with collaborations with EDM stars David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Diplo as well as taking the Latin music world by storm with their chart-topping singles alongside some of Latin’s biggest names like Daddy Yankee, Carlos Vives, Wisin, Yandel and more.
Signing to Sony Music Latin in 2016, they topped the charts in 2017 with their hit remake of the classic Selena song “Si Una Vez” and their Latin break-out record “No Es Ilegal” featuring Daddy Yankee.
The brothers were named Latin Billboard Award finalists for “Best Duo/Group” for two consecutive years. In 2018 they made history becoming the first Latin artists to have six simultaneous releases across six different genres, including the smash, hit, “Azukita” alongside Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, and Elvis Crespo. They also made history by producing “One More Time” by Super Junior and Reik, the first ever K-Pop song to break onto the Billboard Latin charts.
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Mustard & Migos New “Pure Water” Video
Towards the beginning of this year, Mustard enlisted Migos for a new single titled “Pure Water.” Released as the lead single in support of Mustard’s upcoming studio album, “Pure Water” is currently ascending the ranks of the Billboard Hot 100, and was created specifically with clubs in mind. “I didn’t want nobody to be able to say it’s not gonna work at radio,” Mustard shares via an official statement. “I wanted to go straight to the club first.”
Now, Mustard and Migos have reconnected for the official “Pure Water” video. Notably, the clip comes to us courtesy of award-winning director Colin Tilley, who has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Future and others.
“At first it was just a song me and Quavo came up with, and then I was like, ‘No, I gotta get the whole gang on here.’ We worked our way to get everybody on there and it was … I knew what it was when I first heard it though,’ Mustard previously explained to Zane Lowe, breaking down the origins of “Pure Water.” “This is my first time working with Offset and Takeoff. Me and Quavo got an ongoing relationship ’cause we did the song ‘Want Her’ a long time ago. Now with this song, it was easier. I feel like everybody grown, even myself. With me and Quavo, it was just tag teaming, getting everybody involved, but once it came together, it was like a match made in heaven type thing.”
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Shaq’s Fun House Big Game Recap 2019
Shaq’s Super Bowl Fun House sold out 3,000 tickets and featured performances from Migos, Diplo, Tiesto, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and Cirque Du Soleil. The blockbuster event also welcomed Adam Levine, Jamie Foxx, Akon, Patrick Mahomes, Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson, Evander Holyfield, Akon, and many more. The Fun House garnered over 2.5 Billion media impressions cementing it as the most viral party in Super Bowl history highlighted by Jimmy Fallon, Inside the NBA, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, People, Forbes, and dozens more.
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Laidback Luke: How Is This REAL DJ-ing?! With A-trak
Laidback Luke sat down with A-Trak to talk about his career, label and the always controversial topic of “real DJing”.
A-trak’s career has been pioneering and innovative since day one. Born Alain Macklovitch, the DJ/Producer’s has had a career spanning for over two decades, which led world renowned magazine Rolling Stone to name him one of the “50 Most Important People in EDM”.
He became known as the first DJ to win all three major DJ competition titles (DMC, ITF and Vestax) and in 1997 he became the youngest winner of the DMC World DJ Championship at the age of 15, a record that held for almost twenty years. His label, Fool’s Gold, founded in 2007, has also developed a reputation of its own, after being credited for developing the career of artist like Kid Cudi, Danny Brown and Flosstradamus.
Laidback Luke took the opportunity then to interview A-Trak in his latest vlog. They tackled A-Trak’s early career, as well as the transition from a 20 minutes scratch set to a full hour. He also reminisces about growing up in Montreal and the influence of French artists as Daft Punk, meeting Justice, his label/events company/full on brand Fool’s Gold, and on-stage habits.
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Marshmello Secures $60M Las Vegas Residency
From his humble beginnings remixing records for artists like Diplo, Skrillex and Justin Bieber, right through to his recent Fortnite performance, the rise of Marshmello has been one of dance music’s most incredible stories in recent years. Comparable to the surge previously enjoyed by artists such as Avicii or Martin Garrix, Marshmello could now eclipse Calvin Harris as the world’s highest earning DJ – and it’s all done to a new Las Vegas residency.
Signing a two year deal with the newly renovated KAOS Dayclub and Nightclub, located at the renown Palms Casino Resort, Marshmello will earn $60m for the deal, with his manager Moe Shalizi issuing a statement which read:
“The Palms has always been of the most iconic hotels so it’s very exciting to announce that this will be our new home in Las Vegas.”
With the likes of Above & Beyond, G-Eazy, Alicia Keys, Travis Scott, Cardi B, and Skrillex all performing at the hotel this year, Marshmello will make his first appearance at the venue on 6th April.
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Michael Jackson Estate Releases Concert Film During Leaving Neverland Premiere
Last night, HBO aired the first part of Leaving Neverland, a documentary exposé on Michael Jackson and his alleged history of sexual abuse. Ahead of the premiere, Jackson’s estate sued HBO with a claim that they’d breached a non-disparagement clause in an old contract. The estate continues to maintain Jackson’s innocence, and has characterized Leaving Neverland as a “disgraceful” ploy to profit off Jackson’s Dangerous World Tour.
In an apparent attempt draw attention from last night’s Leaving Neverland premiere, the estate released Live in Bucharest (The Dangerous Tour) on YouTube, and announced the release via the official Michael Jackson Twitter account just after the HBO documentary’s 8 p.m. start time. Tonight, during the premiere of Leaving Neverland part two, the estate plans to release another concert film, Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988. According to a statement, both concerts are only available for “a limited time.” It’s a clear continuation the Jackson estate’s effort to discredit the documentary, and to rehabilitate Jackson’s damaged legacy.
After the second half of Leaving Neverland premieres tonight, HBO will air Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive interview with the documentary’s two primary subjects, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom have alleged years of sexual abuse by Jackson.
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EDC 2019 Theme Reveal ft. Bill Nye & Pasquale Rotella
As festival goers continue to field their excitement for this years EDC Las Vegas, the spectacle continues to get closer and closer. As news continues to spill out to the public, recent headlines for the festival contain a special announcement. Taking to social media, the CEO of Insomniac Events Pasquale Rotella is joined by Bill Nye to announce the theme for this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival.
Reminiscing on past years’ focus, the video announcement gives a bit of insight into what the vision for 2019’s festivities is. Along with the unveiling of the theme, it has been shared that Bill Nye will not only be in attendance but will be receiving the honor of hosting the Opening Ceremony on Friday, May 17. With the massive lineup reveal looming just around the corner, fans are preparing for what should be another epic year down at the desert of Las Vegas.
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Prodigy Singer Keith Flint Dies at 49
Keith Flint, singer and founder member of British dance band The Prodigy, has died at the age of 49.
The musician – famous for his sneering punk-style vocals, facial piercings and fluorescent spiked hair — was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex on Monday (Mar. 4) police confirmed. In a statement, the band’s surviving members, Liam Howlett, Maxim and Leeroy Thornhill said, “It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
A statement on The Prodigy’s official Instagram account, attributed to the group’s founder and songwriter Howlett, says: “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend. I’m shell shocked, fuckin angry, confused and heartbroken ….. r.i.p brother.”
The cause of his death is unknown. A spokesperson for Essex police said they were called to an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8 a.m. GMT in response to “concerns for the welfare of a man.”
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Travis Scott, Cardi B, Skrillex, J Balvin, Kaskade to Help The Palms New KAOS Club In Las Vegas
KAOS dayclub and nightclub and Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort will be stacked with a who’s who of talent bookings crossing all genres April 5-7. These opening weekend plans for KAOS — a 100,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor entertainment experience — are one of the final reveals of Palms’ $690 million reenvisioning.
The festivities kick off April 5 with an intimate evening featuring Alicia Keys inside Palms Pearl Concert Theater. Later that night, KAOS opens its doors for the first time with performances by Travis Scott and Skrillex, who has been announced as one of the venue’s resident DJs. The nightclub’s stage rotates 360-degrees to give everyone both indoors and outdoors a prime view.
Palms general manager Jon Gray says that all artists who appear at KAOS will have the ability to create their own show from top-to-bottom due to the venue’s endless possibilities.
On Saturday, KAOS dayclub, which will feature a 60-foot tall demon sculpture by Damien Hirst in its pool, debuts with a yet-to-be announced set while Need to Breathe plays the Pearl later that night. The main event of the three-day celebration happens at KAOS that evening as the nightclub’s new first lady, Cardi B, launches her residency and marks her premiere Las Vegas performance. G-Eazy and J Balvin will also take the stage at KAOS, entertaining what could be up to an 8,000-person capacity concert.
The dayclub receives a thunderous christening on Sunday with DJ Vice and KAOS resident DJ Kaskade. Later on, Hozier will rock the Pearl and a yet-to-be-announced country act will shed a different light on the Las Vegas nightclub experience, capitalizing on talent that is in town that weekend for the Academy of Country Music Awards.
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