Skrilly gets hacked, Danny Daze does DJ tricks, and Sliink is looking for a different kind of trick. Who's killing it this week?
There's enough gossip going around the world of electronic music that it probably deserves its own TMZ, Gawker, and Perez Hilton. We keep track of the drama, the beef, the LOLs, the dramatic build-ups, and the tragic drops so you don't have to. Now, let's see who killed it this week.SETH TROXLER BARES ALL
Seth Troxler is not your typical techno dude because he has a sense of humor. Just when you thought he couldn't beat the famous bats-on-acid-in-Miami video, he outdoes himself in this promotional video for the Eastern Electrics Festival. You will never be the same again.
AMEN BREAKS FOR KANYE?
Zomby played in New York. No, really. He actually showed up and played music off of his laptop. He was 30 minutes late but it happened. Not only did he get a new shiny gold mask but he showed up with Virgil Abloh, Kanye's "style advisor" and BFF. What does it all mean? Is Zomby actually Kanye? When does the Zeezus album come out? And spare us the "pics or it didn't happen" shpiel because we all know what happens when you violate Output's "no photos" policy.
As if the Lazergram iPhone app wasn't everywhere already! Whoever started Major Lazer's #lazerpets deserves an award for combining dancehall swagger with cyborg parts and small, furry things. We didn't want to like it because we're already sick of Diplo's whole #expressyourself thing, but we can't stop looking and laughing. Cute. Hilarious.
This video is as funny as the actual DJ Mag Top 100 list and we think Paul Oakenfold made up for his terrible interview a few months ago too. Add Dillon Francis, Tiesto jokes, and Alanis Morisette in the mix and everyone wins. See also: Gary's bulletin board.
AND WHILE WE ARE ON THE SUBJECT...
What is the deal with buying followers? Isn't it a universally agreed-upon no-no? I'll admit I didn't know about Gareth Emery even though he has nearly 300,000 followers. But he seems like a super decent guy. Props to him for blowing the (rave) whistle on this scam.
AXWELL ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
So is this a thing now? Swedish House Mafia members like pretending to quit, but never actually quit? You guys can think of better tricks than this. Get into a fist fight. Sleep with Paris Hilton. Come on! Anything!
YOU CAN'T KILL THE KILLER
Everyone's favorite Los Angeles-based madman DJ Gaslamp Killer got into a gnarly scooter accident not too long ago and he lost his spleen. Read his interview in LA Weekly because it's bonkers and the EMT's they sent seem like real dickheads. We are glad he is okay and we wish him a speedy recovery.
The penguin hackers are back and this time the squad of angry Turkish nerds went after Skrilly! How they went from Pakistani domains to the loveable dubstep DJ we are not sure, but how awesome is this photo that we stole from Dancing Astronaut?
DANNY "DMC" DAZE
We all know that techno DJ Danny Daze is a really talented guy. He wanted to remind us that he's also still a super gnarly battle DJ. He posted this video earlier in the week when some Spanish friends asked him to show off his skills from back in the day. They wanted to know if he still had it. He definitely didn't lose it. Just don't do this while playing techno, Danny.
COULD SOMEONE HELP DJ SLIINK OUT?
We have already pointed out that this dude is always mentioning all the hoes and sluts that come to his party. So what's the problem?