The surprising headliner for this years Pygmalion has been all over the globe in the past year. Undoubtedly one of the biggest electronic acts in the world right now, Major Lazer, made up of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, came to Champaign’s Pygmalion Festival on the heels of the twerking craze, something the trio are considered kings of. The day before, Diplo and Walshy were in Panama, Jillionaire in New York. Hit the jump for a photo gallery and a short write up. Let us know if you got on stage!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Kick it college-style at the Mid on Saturday night with Diplo. The man who founded record label Mad Decent and made the hashtag #expressyourself go viral, Diplo has also created some very impressive remixes- Usher’s “Climax” is among them.
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A-Trak released the video to the “Piss Test” remix featuring Juicy J, Jim Jones, El-P, Flatbush Zombies, and Flosstradamus today. Directed by Shomi Patwary, the video features all the guys partying, partying, taking drugs, and partying hard. Patwary has directed videos for A$AP Rocky, Diplo, Wale, and more. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
As you can see from the picture above, Maggie and I both decided to go with music themed costumes this year. She was Katy Perry and I was 2 Chainz. If you still need some ideas for costumes, check out this post featuring 5 DIY costumes. For Halloween, we have three sets of mixes for you guys, from Diplo, RL Grime and Black Lips. Check them out below! Have a Happy Halloween! If you dress up as anything relatively music related, post a picture on our wall and we’ll get you guys an ACITM shirt!
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Diplo knows music, and his rework of the smash hit “Sweet Nothing” is massive. Whenever you get someone chopping up Florence’s beautiful voice, you better hope they know what they’re doing. This is a rip from Annie Mac Show on BBC Radio 1, so if we get an official version, we’ll be sure to update. In the meantime check it out below.
Florence (1st from left) and Diplo (3rd from left) in an Alexander Wang ad
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I’d be lying if I said AlunaGeorge wasn’t my favorite group currently making music. Yes, they probably surpassed The xx for the time being. Here’s their new track, “Watching Over You,” from the Annie Mac Presents 2012 compilation that dropped October 8th. I’d recommend buying/downloading (I don’t judge) that, featuring songs from Drake, Azealia Banks, M83, TNGHT, Jessie Ware, Diplo, Hot Chip, Nas, Frank Ocean, and A$AP Rocky, with many of them remixed.
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Although Spring Awakening was a disappointment as a whole, the festival had its notable moments. Check out my video of the highlights below!
DJs Skrillex, Afrojack, Carl Cox, Benny Bennassi and many others made their way to Soldier Field this past weekend for the 1st entirely electronic music festival in the city- Spring Awakening. I watched firsthand as Lollapalooza’s Perry stage has expanded from a small corner stage to a huge canopy-covered house music experience over the past few years, and there is no question in my mind that electronic music has become increasingly mainstream. Spring Awakening may have been the organizer’s response to the growing house music fad, yet still something was missing at the first of its kind music festival last weekend.