After numerous rumors, an Instagram rant, and claims of sabotage, DJ Khaled has set the record straight about what really happened during his EDC set fail this past weekend. For those who are not caught up on the Khaled controversy, the DJ began his set about 20 minutes after it was supposed to begin and only stayed on for a short period of time due to sound and production problems. Fans took to social media after a rumor spread that Khaled did not arrive to his performance on time. Another rumor was that Khaled was booed off of stage by the crowd, which thus cut his performance short.
An angry Instagram response from DJ Khaled only fueled those talking about the incident, when he posted the below rant via his Instagram.
“They (EDC) Tried to sabotage my sound so many times THEY could not get the sound right on my set and i still stood on stage wit no sound and when they got the sound to work they want cut my set short but I still rep for my people anyone else would walk off stage .. i knew my California and Vegas fans was in the building .. THEY DONT WANT US TO WIN SO WE WIN MORE FOR THERE HEAD TOP!!! It’s all luv thoe .. love is the key.. I forgive them … love is always the answer !
Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella released a statement after the incident trying to dispel the rumors.
“[DJ Khaled] arrived on time and ready to rock the crowd, but equipment issues delayed the performance. Even though there were technical difficulties he still got on stage and showed his fans love.”
DJ Khaled did an interview with Power 106 Los Angeles in response to the backlash he has received after the weekend’s performance, in which he was surprisingly calm and well-articulated compared to his Instagram diatribe, he had similar things to stay as Rotella.
Watch Khaled respond to his EDC debacle in the above video, starting at 23:15.
Fresh off the release of his debut album, Things Change, Grabbitz has unveiled the music video for the LP’s latest single: “I Think That I Might Be Going Crazy.” The abstract video shows the producer running through a forest, mixed in with a wide range of graphics and images. Its darker tone matches the unusual time signature of the song, and it perfectly emulates the artist’s complex inner struggle.
Things Change, released last month, is a diverse collection of tracks that show Grabbitz’s true versatility as a producer, singer and songwriter. He hasn’t slowed down since the album’s release, and performed at Monstercat‘s Art Car at EDC Las Vegas.
“This album is about accepting change and learning to grow with it,” Grabbitz told Dancing Astronautin an interview last month. “[It’s about] being able to understand things aren’t always going to be the way you thought they were going to be.”
Grabbitz has also partnered with Dancing Astronaut to give his fans the chance to win a signed copy of the CD and a T-shirt. Fans can enter by posting a memory from a time in their life when they feel like ‘things changed’ for them using the #ThingsChange hashtag.
Jesse Rose, a producer hailing from London, told all in the first episode of Zanerobe’s new MAVERICKS + MENTORS YouTube series. Rose revealed that he will be collaborating with the fashion-forward clothing retailer whose pieces are sold through their own site and big-name stores like Nordstrom and Revolve. The line will be launching in the upcoming months.
The UK producer went into detail about his start in the music industry and what has helped him grow to become the man he is today. Rose began DJ’ing at the ripe age of 14, beginning his first record label at age 21. He’s held five labels, and now his main focus is helping others begin and grow their careers. Later revealing his biggest influences come from house music and some drum and bass that took place in his hometown in the hood of West London. Rose credits Jamie Anderson and Switch for making him become a producer.
“The best advice I can to anyone who’s trying to get some music, DJ’ing, business, whatever it is, the absolute best advice I can give is don’t be a dick.
2017 will be Jesse Rose’s last year DJing. He hopes to travel across the globe, playing his final shows, many of which will be back to backs. In the works are collaborations with Cassius and companies like Nike. This year, Rose will release his final album ahead of his retirement.