Weekly Watercooler #4
Scratching the whole Wednesday element from the Weekly Watercooler posts — Sunday/Monday is a better time to have EDM news to chatter about anyway!
Moombahton ambassador and EDM jokester Dillon Francis lashed out at Agave, a club in Denver, Colorado, last night and today via his twitter account. Francis claimed over several posts that Agave management treated him “horribly” and called the establishment “the worst place I ever played.” As many of you might recall, Francis came through Iowa City last July for a show at Gabe’s — which at the time was a dive of a venue. I can verifiably say that if he enjoyed (or at least tolerated) his show in Iowa City, the folks at Agave must have really pissed him off.
INSOMNIAC AND PACHA NYC TEAM UP FOR ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL: NYC (via Billboard)
Billboard Magazine confirmed this week the collaboration of megaclub Pacha and Insomniac Events to bring the famed Electric Daisy Carnival (known to many as EDC) to the Big Apple. Scheduled for May 19th and 20th, the lineup boasts Afrojack, Avicii, Bassnectar, Fatboy Slim, Jon Digweed, and others. Tickets are $129 for general admission two-day passes. Verdict: if you’re not in New York, this festival is a rip-off. Save your money for the perennially well-received Electric Zoo Festival.
Okay, so it isn’t a solid confirm, and probably should not be fully regarded as such — but artists also don’t just say this stuff publicly all willy-nilly (at least not if they’re professionals). I also have it on good faith from several reputable sources that DarkGrey is attached to the show for good.
HOT CHIP TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN JUNE (via Pitchfork)
Longtime DFA loyalists Hot Chip will be releasing their fifth studio album on June 11th in the UK and June 12th in the USA. The new album will be called In Our Heads. Normally, I don’t post release news without some accompanying music from the release, but this one has me too excited — Hot Chip is one of the most talented electronic bands in the world, hands down.
SMASH TV (MUNCHI REMIX) — CHASE AND STATUS
Hot outta the internet tubes, the dutch wunderkind Munchi posted this track to his soundcloud just a few hours ago. His rendition on the DnB classic is just out of this world.