• Porter Robinson‘s gig gone wrong: “The police are not on your side”
• Four Tet’s “Pyramid” remixed by Atoms for Peace
• House veteran MK intends to release his first solo album this year
• Purity Ring added to the Lightning in a Bottle Lineup
Porter Robinson’s gig gone wrong: “The police are not on your side”
Porter Robinson is no stranger to a gig gone wrong. “It’s not often you have someone in a gas mask spraying you in the face with some sting-y, painful, white solution,” he quipped to inthemix last year for our Disaster Gigs series (you’ll want to read the full account over here.) As if a fire extinguisher to the face wasn’t enough, over the weekend the young gun has seen another set go awry: last night, police at a Californian festival cut Porter’s set short, accusing him of “inciting a riot”.
The trouble started at Santa Barbara’s Matador Music Festival, where Porter had the headline slot. His set was due to run through until 11.30pm, but according to WRR it wasn’t yet 11pm when Santa Barbara police decided it was time to shut things down – halfway through his mega-hit Language, no less. “The cops cut me 35 minutes short and shut down this show halfway through Language. Really sorry to everyone to paid to see this show,” the always level-headed producer began in a series of tweets. “I got on the mic and said “guys, the cops are shutting us down in 5 minutes. Gonna playLanguage. Don’t get mad, stay positive. The cops cut the power two minutes after that, claiming that I was ‘inciting a riot’ by explaining the situation to the crowd. The sheriff told me he was going to arrest me and seize all of my equipment ‘as evidence’. Vindictive tyrant is embarrassed about the truth.”
His final thought on the incident? “The police are not on your side.” Hopefully, the OWSLA signee has better luck with the authorities at his string of upcoming Northern Hemisphere dates, including the just-announced Mysteryland. In the meantime, listen to Language in all its full, uninterrupted glory below.
Four Tet’s “Pyramid” remixed by Atoms for Peace
Fresh off the back of their debut album, Atoms For Peace have now turned their sights to remixes.
Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have just remixed Four Tet’s ‘Pyramid’ under the AFP moniker.
This isn’t the first time that Yorke and Kieran Hebdan (pictured) have worked together as he remixed Separator from Radiohead’s ‘King Of Limbs’.
Check out the rework below.
House veteran MK intends to release his first solo album this year
House veteran MK may release his first solo album before 2013 is out.
Although MK has been releasing music since the late 1980s, the only full-lengths he’s put out are compilations (1997′s Remixed Remade Remodelled, 2011′s House Masters and this year’s MK in the House) and a collaborative effort with Alana in 1993.
Renowned as one of dance music’s greatest ever remixers, MK is a prime example of an artist who’s straddled the mainstream and underground, producing number one singles with Pitbull as as easily as he releases ramping house and garage anthems. He was even Will Smith’s in-house producer for a while – an extraordinary situation by anyone’s standards.
When asked this morning by Beatport where he planned to release a solo album before 2013 is out, MK responded “Absolutely. From here I have three overarching goals: move forward with Pleasure State [his partnership with Lee Foss], finish the MK album, and tour the shit out of them both. I would love to develop a live MK show to accompany the album when I finally get there, as there are a lot of featured singers that would make for a real intense live show and bring a different shade to the DJ-oriented live experience. That record is simple – I want it to be the MK everyone knows and loves. When a record drops, people need to be saying, “Oh, it’s MK.”
(via FACT Mag)
Purity Ring added to the Lightning in a Bottle Lineup
Coming off of an amazing two weeks running their stage at Coachella, The Do LaB is excited to announce that electro-pop duo Purity Ring has been added to the already loaded Lightning in a Bottle lineup as a headliner. Purity Ring, who also had a stellar Coachella showing will be joining an already amazing Lightning in a Bottle lineup which includes Nicolas Jaar, Rusko, Tycho, Paper Diamond, Emancipator, PANTyRAiD, Lee Burridge, GRiZ and more.
The country’s premier boutique music and arts festival also includes the sounds of Miguel Migs, Eskmo, Tim Green, Cari Lekebusch, Blockhead, and Kastle. In addition to the world class talent above, other notables include house legend François K, the emerging indie melodies of Blackbird Blackbird, Los Angeles Icon Jason Bentley, the foot-stomping anthems of Herbert Bail Orchestra, plus over 100 more industry leading acts and of course the performance-art enhanced vision of The Lucent Dossier Experience.
This year, with new dates from July 11 to July 15, 2013, and a new location at Lake Skinner County Park in Temecula, CA, The Do LaB continues on their journey to bring to life one of the most unique festivals in the world.
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