• Here we go again: DJ Shadow kicked off decks in Miami
• Deadmau5 and Kat Von D get engaged via Twitter
• Listen to John Talabot‘s and Pional‘s Remix of The xx
• Stafford Brothers join Cash Money Records
Here we go again: DJ Shadow kicked off decks in Miami
In the same year that New York house head Dennis Ferrer got the tap on the shoulder at Miami club Mansion to cut his set short, it’s happened again, this time to DJ Shadow. The celebrated beatmaker and turntablist was at Mansion for an ‘All Basses Covered’ DJ set on Saturday 15 December, but his selections didn’t pass muster (reportedly after only 20 minutes of playing). A fan filmed the exchange and Shadow’s announcement to the crowd, followed by some unhappy reactions from the dancefloor (see below). “I don’t care if I get kicked out of every rich kid club on the planet,” Shadow wrote on his Twitter after the incident. “I will never sacrifice my integrity as a DJ…ever.”
The news swiftly follows Tommie Sunshine’s run-in with New York club W.i.P last weekend. Asked to cut his set short for “playing too hard”, he spoke to Vibe about the increasingly-common occurrence. “Everyone is now an expert of this music, especially the ones who pay BIG $ to consume it,” he wrote. “Not to mention the clowns who supposedly ‘run’ clubs. Basically their #1 priority is their ‘clients’ who spend money in bottle service & what they say dictates the music direction.”
DJ Shadow has been taking the ‘All Basses Covered’ DJ concept around the U.S. in recent weeks, hitting New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, Boston, Detroit and more. Predictably, Mansion’s Facebook page is attracting a volley of angry posts from Shadow fans.
Deadmau5 and Kat Von D get engaged via Twitter
The man in the mau5 mask proposed to his tattooed beau over Twitter on Saturday.
It was the latest public display from a very public relationship. Deadmau5 and Kat have got together, split up and got together again via the internet and have also appeared on the cover of Inked magazine, as well as on the pages of numerous gossip sites.
Deadmau5 tweeted: “I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?” Kat Von D then responded: “Mi corazon!!! Thank you all for the lovely congratulations! Please excuse me while I go squeeze the hell out of my fiancé!”
See below for Deadmau5’s proposal and be sure that this isn’t the last you’ve heard from one of dance music’s most high profile couples.
Listen to John Talabot’s and Pional’s Remix of The xx
Spanish artists John Talabot and Pional have teamed up to remix “Chained,” a cut lifted from The xx’s recent Coexist LP. The pair’s remix brings somewhat of an upbeat dancefloor quality to the otherwise subdued, and drab original. The shuffling rhythm is built with organic drum sounds, and grows with more auxiliary percussion as the piano stabs evolve in timbre and texture. While Romy Madley-Croft’s vocals still retain a sullen quality, the two Spaniards definitely brought an effective helping of groove to the table, which helped render the mix a bit more buoyant than the original. You can take a listen to the music via the player below. (via FACT)
Stafford Brothers Officially Join Cash Money Records Family
Cash Money Records co-CEOs and founders Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams are proud to welcome Australian based DJ and production duo, the Stafford Brothers, to the Cash Money Records and YMCMB family. One of the fastest growing phenomena in the global dance music scene, the Stafford Brothers are the first ever electronic music act to sign with Cash Money Records. This unprecedented move further accentuates the Stafford Brothers’ growing presence as internationally recognized tastemakers.
Known for their passionate, high voltage live shows and absolutely stellar productions, the Stafford Brothers have emerged as one of the top dance acts, performing all around the world. As recent Los Angeles transplants, the brothers have taken the US by storm with their infectious music, energetic stage presence, and vibrant personalities. Their keen sense of style and cutting-edge musical taste has allowed them to secure major residencies at premier EDM hotspots Marquee (Las Vegas), Playhouse (Hollywood), Voyeur (San Diego), and Lavo (New York).
Furthermore, the brothers have been hard at work in their Hollywood Hills studio remixing everybody from Krewella to The Cataracs, as well as producing a number of Stafford Brothers originals that are set for release in the near future. In addition to producing the outstanding anthem for the world famous Future Music Festival, the brothers have teamed up with fellow Aussie’s, NERVO, to create the festival’s impressive compilation. The Future Music Mix Compilation, which will be released on Friday (December 14th), takes listeners on a musical journey through a carefully curated mix that’s filled with special blends and notable bangers. The Stafford Brothers show no signs of slowing down as they continue on their promising path to fame in 2013.
“The Stafford Brothers blew me away with their energy, superb production skills and strong remixes,” says Bryan “Birdman” Williams, who co-founded Cash Money Records alongside his brother, Ronald “Slim” Williams. “Their music may have a party vibe, but that didn’t fool Slim and I. With their ownership of nightclubs, their own reality television show, international tours and dedication to their craft, we knew the Stafford Brothers were serious and would fit right in with the hardworking YMCMB family.”
Stafford Brothers came to Cash Money Records through a dance music joint venture with CHM. Nima Nasseri of CHM will be spearheading the Stafford Brothers project.