Breathe–the weekend is here. Time to freshen up on all that electronic music news you’ve seen floating around all week. Here are the stories we covered, and some we didn’t even though everybody else did…all pulled together and presented in delicious, bite-sized morsels for your enjoyment.
TomorrowWorld Raver Found Naked Wandering Woods:
YouTube user Casey Sanders, a good ol’ Georgia boy, was out bow-hunting when he discovered a naked man with a walking stick near a creek that runs through his property. After a lengthy back-and-forth from about a hundred yards away, the hunter–obviously concerned that this was some sort of gonzo trap–was able to ascertain that the survivor was a TomorrowWorld attendee who had been jumped and left out in the woods for four days. You can see the entire bizarre interaction below, in which the naked dude, obviously suffering exhaustion and possibly residual effects of some serious psychedelic drugs, describes his survival techniques: Eating rotten crab apples and licking water off of tree leaves.
Crystal Castles Break-up:
After three albums and almost 10 years together, electro/mash-up duo, Crystal Castles, has broken up. Frontwoman Alice Glass announced the news over twitter this morning, stating, “My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others. For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC. Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.”
She went on to say, “Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.”
I am leaving Crystal Castles.
— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
Some Super Rich DJs Bought Some Super Expensive Stuff:
Legendary producer Erick Morillo, known to the heads for his work with Strictly Rhythm, Little Louie Vega, and Junior Sanchez, but perhaps most well-known for his 1993 mega-hit I Like to Move It under the moniker Reel 2 Real purchased a $7.6 million dollar “hang glider house” in Beverly Hills.
We told you last month that deadmau5 had ditched his Ferrari and was driving Uber customers around in a McLaren 650S (Base Price: $280K). Well now edmsauce is reporting that the superstar has purchased an even more expensive McLaren–the P1, valued at $1.2 million. Get em, Joel.
It’s not cheap to secure star guest appearances on a record. But if you’re the world’s richest DJ with an estimated annual income of $66 million, you can probably afford it. On Tuesday Calvin Harris announced the track list for his upcoming full-length Motion, set for a November 3rd release. The album will include tracks featuring Alesso, Ellie Goulding, Big Sean, and Haim. Expect this one to be even bigger than the last.
Option4 Remixes Sammy Bananas’ Money Time:
Our very own head-honcho, and Night Supply label boss, option4, is out with his latest single on Fool’s Gold, a remix of Sammy Bananas’ Money Time that people are calling “[a] smooth production made for dark dance floors” and “a dark, rich atmosphere, that will make you walk like a slick boss with money to blow as you strut in to the club.” From our review:
Fresh off a mixtape curated for the Frank & Oak clothing line, this luscious interpretation of the new Sammy Banana choon “Money Time” digs deep with an abrasive lead melody alongside a comforting and sultry bassline.
Check it out:
Video Teaser Released: Pharrell and Daft Punk’s Gust of Wind:
Over the weekend, Rolling Stone announced the release of a short teaser for Pharrell and Daft Punk’s Girl track, Gust of the Wind, to be directed by Shaun of the Dead creator, Edgar Wright:
In the 30-second teaser clip, the singer, wearing what could be a Park Ranger hat, walks slowly through a forest when he stumbles upon two boulder-sized monoliths that are sculpted to resemble Daft Punk’s famed helmets, suggesting that “the Robots” might be heavily involved in this video with a sci-fi vibe.
Ninja Tunes Reissues Diplo’s Florida:
Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Diplo rose to prominence with his debut album Florida. Now that he’s joined the ranks of mega-star DJs, Big Dada–Ninja Tunes’ sister label–is set to re-release that debut on November 28th. Dancing Astronaut reports that the release will have five previously unheard tracks, including Into the Sun and As I Lay Dying (#s 11 and 12 below):
Four Shot at South African House Festival:
Four people were shot, and three critically wounded, at a deep house music festival in Alberton, South Africa on Saturday. According to local news site, The Citizen, a fight broke out among three men around 4:30PM, escalating to the point that a 9mm was pulled and fired. A festival attendee who happened to be a police reservist pulled his weapon and fired at the shooter, allegedly hitting him twice in the back. Read the whole story here.
Creepy: Boiler Room Knows What You Did Last Night
So somebody’s been making creepy gifs from those live Boiler Room sessions, and posting them to tumblr as “Boiler Room knows what you did last night.” Lesson here? Don’t pick your nose or try to mouth-rape strangers on the dance floor, especially if you don’t want the whole world to see.
SFX Stock Falls And Rebounds…Again:
On Wednesday an anonymous article was published at Seeking Alpha claiming EDM media conglomerate SFX (NASDAQ: SFXE) was on the verge of bankruptcy. This was apparently authoritative enough to cause SFX stock to plummet nearly 20% by the closing bell, only to rebound yesterday after brokerage firm Albert Fried came to SFX’s defense, calling the Seeking Alpha article a “hit job,” and noting that the company has “expanded revenue by about 300% and Adjusted Cash Out-Flow (AOCF or EBITDA) expanded at a slower rate to roughly $21 million in 2Q14E.”
This isn’t the first time this year that SFX stock has gone through a rough patch. Back in March, SFX stock also dropped by 20%, only then it was “during a profanity-laced conference call in which an analyst questioned the CEO’s sanity.”
Billboard notes that SFX stock has fallen by almost 50% in the year since its IPO, and shares are down 61%.
Singles Of The Week:
Here are some songs we really like this week:
Calvin Harris Image by NRK P3 via flickr
Diplo Image by Exit Festival via flickr creative commons.creative commons.