DJ Earworm blends Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Zedd, Drake, and more 2018 favorites in annual mashup

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DJ Earworm blends Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Zedd, Drake, and more 2018 favorites in annual mashupDj Earworm 2018

For more than a decade, DJ Earworm has been blending the year’s top songs into a massive “United States of Pop” mashup at the end of each year. He began the series in 2007, kicking off with a combo of songs from Soulja Boy, Akon, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Fergie, and more. It’s been 11 years since that inaugural mashup, and Earworm hasn’t slowed down in the slightest.

His 2018 edition just made its YouTube debut on December 4, highlighted by tracks from Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Marshmello, and more. The four-minute mashup kicks off with songs from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, and Maroon 5 and Cardi B, before cycling through Drake‘s iconic “In My Feelings,” Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse,” Travis Scott and Drake’s “Sicko Mode,” and dozens others.

Rumored Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup includes Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and more

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Rumored Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup includes Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and moreElliott Landy Woodstock

The 50th anniversary of the seminal Woodstock Music and Art Fair has caused quite the stir in the rumor mill. After Michael Lang, one of the co-creators of Woodstock, told the Poughkeepsie Journal that “we have definite plans,” music fans across all genres have been spinning for details.

Known leak account Festive Owl got their hands on a deck that is proposing a separate event from the one mentioned by Lang. It’s called “Journey On” and was pitched sometime in the spring of 2018. The images list artists approached, including Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Chance The Rapper, Logic, The Weeknd, Eminem, Ariana Grande, Kesha, Neil Young, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Phish, The Who, Santana, and many more artists pitched, looking to create a pan-generational lineup celebrating one of the most historic music festivals.

The event that brought more than 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains in August of 1969 featured music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, and many more. It makes sense that this nexus for the larger counterculture generation could organize one of the most highly anticipated lineups of next year.

Although nothing is finalized, these images add to the stirring rumor mill with a music festival plan that has not yet seen the light of day.

Photo credit: Elliott Landy

Rumored Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup includes Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and more

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Rumored Woodstock 50th anniversary lineup includes Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and moreElliott Landy Woodstock

The 50th anniversary of the seminal Woodstock Music and Art Fair has caused quite the stir in the rumor mill. After Michael Lang, one of the co-creators of Woodstock, told the Poughkeepsie Journal that “we have definite plans,” music fans across all genres have been spinning for details.

Known leak account Festive Owl got their hands on a deck that is proposing a separate event from the one mentioned by Lang. It’s called “Journey On” and was pitched sometime in the spring of 2018. The images list artists approached, including Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Chance The Rapper, Logic, The Weeknd, Eminem, Ariana Grande, Kesha, Neil Young, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Phish, The Who, Santana, and many more artists pitched, looking to create a pan-generational lineup celebrating one of the most historic music festivals.

The event that brought more than 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains in August of 1969 featured music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead, Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, and many more. It makes sense that this nexus for the larger counterculture generation could organize one of the most highly anticipated lineups of next year.

Although nothing is finalized, these images add to the stirring rumor mill with a music festival plan that has not yet seen the light of day.

Photo credit: Elliott Landy

William Crooks – quit + wolves (cover)

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Covers are seemingly a poor fit in electronic music. The extra latitude afforded artists when they choose to remix a track — inherently giving them license to veer from the original as much or as little as they please — is eminently attractive and become something of an industry standard. What remixes don’t provide, however, is a window in an artist’s process and those who have influenced their sound and style.

William Crooks‘ cover of Cashmere Cat‘s “Quit,” featuring Ariana Grande, and Kanye West‘s “Wolves,” produced by Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke, however, manages to split the difference between remix and cover.

Crooks illuminates influences that only become obvious with his explicit acknowledgement, and add depth to his soulful brand of singer-songwriter take on club music. Indeed, Crooks eschews a massive rework of both tracks, instead opting to maintain their basic structure and immerse them in his emotive style of production, with lush synths and rumbling bass providing a foundation for slightly auto-tuned vocals.

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UK officials to train bouncers, security guards to respond to terror attacks

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As an effort to combat terror attacks at entertainment based events, UK authorities have declared their intent to train nightclub bouncers and security guards to respond to terror threats. While details regarding the format of the training remain unknown, the preventative instruction is timely with Britain’s threat level set at “severe” — an indication that such an attack is likely.

“Vigilance in the public space is critical, and there are many, many more private security guards out there than there are police officers,” the Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner noted at the National Security Summit that took place earlier this past week. “We are looking at how we can train them [security guards] more effectively to be a better part of the national armory that we have against terrorism.”

Nightclubs and concert venues have become increasingly popular targets for terrorism, with attacks carried out at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May, and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016. Once trained, security personnel will become another line of defense in the event of a terror attack.

H/T: Mixmag

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Tomorrowland denies access to 38 ticket holders deemed security threats

Tomorrowland denies access to 38 ticket holders deemed security threats

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Tomorrowland has taken a step in festival security that no other multi-day festival has before.

Organizers of the Boom, Belgium-based event are on the defensive this year for the festival’s twelfth iteration, with the threat of terrorism especially emphasized after the suicide bombing attack on Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman tour in Manchester. The evacuation of Nuremburg’s Rock am Ring in June after the receipt of a credible terror threat provided further cause for caution. Federal police in Belgium have acknowledged Tomorrowland’s screening of each and every ticket holder this year. 400,000 tickets were sold for the festival’s 2017 edition.

Belgian police officials evaluated ticket holders on what has since said to have been strict “criteria” by various Belgian media sources. While the details of that criteria have not been released in order to ensure the utmost level of effectiveness in the evaluation process, it is known that those barred entry to the festival were not rejected on the grounds of prior drug offenses. Thirty-eight ticket holders were refused access to the festival once the comprehensive screening was completed, the examination focusing on ticket holders’ respective potential for radical behavior. All staff members were screened along with ticket holders.

The mayors of Boom and Rumst lent Tomorrowland permission to screen the thousands of ticket holders. Due to a Tomorrowland ticket’s link to one’s full legal name and country of origin, the process was expedited and the information sought immediately obtained.

H/T: Your EDM

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Calvin Harris shares full track list for forthcoming album

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Though he’s shared the list of collaborators and featured artists for his upcoming album, Calvin Harris has kept the official track list for Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 close to the vest. Now, as the album’s June 30 release date inches closer, Calvin has finally disclosed what his fans are in for when the album drops, sharing the full track list to his star-studded new LP.

Mere days before the album’s release, the producer finally released the album’s ten track selection. The album includes collaborations with Ariana Grande, John Legend, Katy Perry, and many more. Hip-hop is well represented too, with Travis Scott, Lil Yachty, and D.R.A.M. featured on the album’s booming list of credits. Singles “Slide,” “Rollin” and “Feels” have already been released, teasing one of the most hotly-anticipated records of the summer and in just a few days, we’ll be hearing Funk Wav in its full glory. See the track list below:

  1. “Slide” ft. Frank Ocean and Migos
  2. “Cash Out” ft. Schoolboy Q, PartyNextDoor and D.R.A.M.
  3. “Heatstroke” ft. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande
  4. “Rollin” ft. Future and Khalid
  5. “Prayers Up” ft. Travis Scott and A-Trak
  6. “Holiday” ft. Snoop Dogg, John Legend and Takeoff
  7. “Skrt on Me” ft. Nicki Minaj
  8. “Feels” ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
  9. “Faking It” ft. Kehlani and Lil Yachty
  10. “Hard to Love” ft. Jessie Reyez

 

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Ariana Grande’s label donates $500k to Manchester Memorial Fund

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Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for victims of the Manchester terror attack, which took place after her concert in the city on May 22, is set to take place today, June 4. Ahead of the show, her record label Universal Music Group also showed their support for the city and Grande’s initiative.

The label donated $500,000 to the We Love Manchester Memorial Fund, stating they were “proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack.” Twenty-two lives were claimed that night along with an additional 59 wounded.

Grande will be joined by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharell Williams, and more at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on the 4. All proceeds of the event will go to the British Red Cross’ Manchester Emergency Fund.

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Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for victims of the Manchester terror attack, which took place after her concert in the city on May 22, is set to take place today, June 4. Ahead of the show, her record label Universal Music Group also showed their support for the city and Grande’s initiative.

The label donated $500,000 to the We Love Manchester Memorial Fund, stating they were “proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack.” Twenty-two lives were claimed that night along with an additional 59 wounded.

Grande will be joined by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharell Williams, and more at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on the 4. All proceeds of the event will go to the British Red Cross’ Manchester Emergency Fund.

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A few days ago, Manchester became the victim of an ISIS-claimed terror attack that took the lives of at least 22, injuring another 50. The attack targeted an Ariana Grande concert, with majority of the causalities being teenagers. In light of the vile attack, the city of Manchester rallied together, with different communities uniting to aid the authorities in disaster relief and rehabilitation services. Support is pouring in from all over the world, and now Ariana Grande is planning to return to the scene to help contribute to mending Manchester.

Sharing a lengthy, heartfelt statement on her Twitter page, the pop star announced that she plans to return to Manchester in the near future for a benefit concert and to spend time with the families of those affected. Read the full statement below:

 

While further details are awaited, it is heartwarming to see the entire global community come together in a show of resilience and solidarity.

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