Happy Friday! Don’t miss all of the goodies featuring Steve Angello, Avicii, LCD Soundsystem, The 2 Bears, Lenno, and Bonnaroo. Please read on after the jump.
Steve Angello Defends DJ Mime Act (Again)
You all probably remember the Steve Angello miming debacle. As is commonly understood, shit stains, and that has very much been the case for Angello. Since the video appeared (which has now been removed), he has struggled to shake off the ‘fake DJ’ rep, with even DJ Sneak calling the Swedish House Mafia “DJ actors”.
As inthemix reports, he’s been defending the ‘mime act’ again. Speaking at the EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas, he said: “The thing is, I lost my hearing in my left ear two years ago. I couldn’t hear for almost a month and thought I was going deaf.
“I’m always in airplanes working with my headphones on really loud. So I taught myself how to DJ without headphones. With today’s technology on Pioneer decks, you can see what the BPM of the next record is. If you know your records, you know how long it is to the first drop and where the outro is. It’s not a hard thing to do, but people always question things if they don’t know how it’s done.
“This kid filmed me at Dance Valley and said on YouTube, Steve Angello’s faking whole DJ sets without headphones. And then that catches on. What I did afterwards was go to D.C. is put two cameras either side of me and one above, and did a five-hour DJ set without headphones. You can see how I do all the mixes, all the BPMs.
“Listen, I wouldn’t be doing this if I was faking. I could’ve done shitloads of other stuff. I’ve done this since I was twelve, I know how to beatmatch.”
New video for Avicii’s “Silhouettes”
Watch a New Clip From the LCD Soundsystem Documentary Film Shut Up and Play the Hits
The LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits will be screening around the U.S. for one night only on July 18. Tickets are on sale at select theaters starting today.
Pitchfork.tv on YouTube has a clip from documentary, of the band performing “Dance Yrself Clean” from This Is Happening at Madison Square Garden last April, in what would be the band’s final show.
The 2 Bears Get Rinse FM Slot
The 2 Bears have landed a monthly residency on Rinse FM.
The duo kick things off tonight, Thursday June 7, with special guest Todd Terry.
Expect bear hugs all round between 9pm – 11pm. You can listen online here or on 106.8 fm.
Gracias – 40k Volts (Lenno Remix)
“Here’s a free gift for all of you since I just hit 3k likes on Facebook! Something super disco to get the summer started right…
I originally made this track for an after video of a Nike event, check it out here.” – Lenno
Stream Bonnaroo Live on YouTube Starting Today
This year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicked off yesterday in Manchester, Tennessee. Today begins the festival’s webcast of select sets. Starting at 12:30 p.m. CDT, you can comfortably watch the sweat and chaos from your living room or office, via Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel.
Scroll down the page here to check out the webcast’s schedule. It includes sets by Radiohead, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Das Racist, the Shins, the Antlers, Mogwai, Battles, Kendrick Lamar, Little Dragon, Santigold, Here We Go Magic, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Laura Marling, Alabama Shakes, and more.