Afrojack Rivals Marshmello And "Debuts" New DJ Helmet

Filed by Antonio AlbertyAntonio Alberty

In a shocking turn events, Afrojack excitedly ran into the crowd at Chicago’s Spring Awakening to accept his new fate as a masked producer. The Dutch DJ and producer saw the moment, and seized the opportunity head on. Literally.

Forget marshmallow heads, the future lies within all things mouse, albeit Pikachu this time. Sporting a Pikachu head, an eager fan waited as Afrojack ran into the crowd to greet festival goers and commit to the Pikachu head, accepting his new identity and perpetual competition with fellow DJ and producer, Marshmello. This new DJ helmet is seemingly the future for all things electronic, as it combines not only the music genre, but the Pokemon type as well. Without even knowing it, Afrojack has created truly groundbreaking new line DJ attire.

Okay, okay OBVIOUSLY this is a joke. But come on people have a little fun once and awhile. Check out the pictures PikaJack below!


You Can Now Watch "What Would Diplo Do?" On Hulu

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Ladies and Gentleman, “What Would Diplo Do?” is ficially on Hulu. For those you who missed the show’s premiere in August, it’s time for you to catch up.

The Viceland TV Show “What Would Diplo Do?” follows the life Diplo, starring James Van Der Beek as Diplo and Dillion Francis as Diplo’s friend Jasper. This hilarious short will have you laughing hysterically, even if you are a non-Diplo fan. Truthfully, Dillon Francis sometimes steals the show with his reputable humor. If you know who he is, then you know that he never fails to make a person laugh.

If you are looking to follow the life Diplo and Dillion Francis’s shenanigans, then it’s time to stream “What Would Diplo Do?” on Hulu.


Listen to Rick and Morty Perform a Birthday Song for Kanye West

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

To celebrate Kanye West’s 41st birthday, Kim Kardashian asked none other than Rick and Morty to kick f the occasion with a custom birthday tune for Kanye.

Kim K commissioned the help Justin Roiland, the co-creator the show and voice Rick and Morty, to record the birthday song for Kanye. A handful weeks ago, Kanye admitted that Rick and Morty is actually his favorite show, noting he’s seen each episode “at least 5 times each.”

Kudos to Kim for such a unique birthday song idea. Check out the birthday tune about a late night snooping into Kanye’s bedroom below.


Outros Gives Us Incredible, 80's Inspired Record

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

What’s up dance music fans! Today we are happy to share with you an 80’s inspired record that reaches deep back into the throwbacks electronic dance music and modernizes the 8-bit sound we have come to love. A new up and coming artist, Outros, was able to harness this nature, and create a modern, 80’s style record that not only pulls together some clever sound designs, but lays out an absolute tribute to music in general. Outros track, 2024 (Dead Chords) really pulls at your heart strings with its emotional piano breakdowns, minor chord progressions, and an overall well theorized song. Take a listen below and let us know what you think!


Jamie xx, Honey Dijon, Irvine Welsh and more are heading to Pikes Ibiza

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has unveiled a stellar party programme for the forthcoming season, confirming the likes , , and more for a string summer line-ups.

With a new extended closing time 4am this year, Pikes aims to maintain its “below-the-radar” approach to show programming and promotions, whilst fering up quality cultural and musical experiences on the island.

From a special one-f show from on June 15 through to “four sweaty nights disco, sex and more”, expect surprise guests and big name talents across the summer months.

Trainspotting author will also make an appearance at the hotel this season alongside John Niven and Tracey Thorn at the Pikes Literary Festival. Running from September 11 to 12, the festival will include spoken word events, creative writing advice panels and author readings.

See the full summer schedule , watch Honey Dijon at Mixmag Live below.

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Children Of Zeus announce debut album, ‘Travel Light’

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Manchester duo will release their debut album ‘Travel Light’ on July 13 First Word Records.

Children Zeus, aka Tyler Daley and Konny Kon, have built up a steady reputation on the scene thanks to killer string , a standout compilation EP and an undeniably distinctive sound. The forthcoming LP, described in a press release as, “their debut album proper”, is set to showcase the duos signature blend hip hop, smooth soul and jazz-inflected electronica in full-length for the very first time with features from the likes DRS, Metrodome and more.

Titled ‘Travel Light’, the album name represents the crews ethos , “keeping their eyes on the road ahead, whilst shedding the baggage they’ve accumulated over the years.”

Pre-order the album , and listen to lead track ‘All On You’ below.

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Norman Jay MBE to headline NTIA’s Summer Solstice Trade Festival

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The has announced its forthcoming schedule and confirmed guests for this year’s Summer Solstice Trade Festival.

, Lisa Lashes, Norris Windross and more have been announced for the evening entertainment, whilst the daytime conference features panels and discussions on topics such as drugs testing and harm reduction, festival safety, equality and diversity in industry and more.

The Summer Solstice Trade Festival 2018 takes place June 12 in Shoreditch, London. Daytime events will take place from 1pm through to 7pm, with the evening schedule running from 7pm until 11:30pm.

Grab your tickets , and watch Norman Jay MBE in The Lab LDN below.

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Disturbing Ibiza confirms Stefflon Don and more for 2018 season

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

returns this summer for another round raucous island fun, confirming the likes Stefflon Don, Mist, Not3s, Virgil Abloh, Wiz Khalifa and more for this year’s edition.

Hosted once again by Tinie Tempah, the 14-date party fers up a rare chance to experience the best in international hip hop, r‘n’b, grime, garage and more on the .

Disturbing Ibiza at kicked f this week (June 6), running through the summer with a weekly Wednesday slot before closing on September 19.

Take a look at the season programme below, and grab your party tickets .

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Flava D announced for the next XOYO residency

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has been confirmed for the next XOYO residency, following up Hessle Audio’s as the club’s latest Friday night star.

With ‘13 Weeks. 13 Flavas’ lined up for the 3 month slot, Flava D will play out at the venue every Friday across July, August and September.

The mainstay is set to bring her distinctive, bass-driven UK sound to East London over the course the residency, alongside a selection homegrown and international talents.

From through to AJ Tracey, Wiley, , , L U C Y, , , , Skepsis, , and many more, the diverse programme is a fire representation the UK bass music scene and beyond.

Taking to Flava D explained, “So chuffed about my residency. I wanted to bring in as many artists as I could that have had an impact on me, whether as I was growing up or in today’s scene. I think one the keys to a good party is variety. So each night we change up the styles.”

To see the full 13 week programme take a look , and check out Flava D’s ground-shaking set in The Lab LDN below.

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Kuduro music brings Angola onto the global dancefloor

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

In this episode Smirnf and Mixmag’s ongoing documentary series Global Dancefloor viewers are transported to the African nation Angola to explore how the country’s booming musical export kuduro is the source local pride.

With the help from kuduro producers Zoca Zoca and Cabo Snoop – two expert practitioners the gyrating and unique musical style – the unifying nature the genre is revealed. The local community celebrates its core values with kuduro, as Zoca Zoca fiercely states, “kuduro is art, kuduro is dance, kuduro is culture – the root Angola.”

Cabo Snoop further outlines how the distinct culture surrounding this style music is focused on finding new and unique ways thinking: “People are able to take away the differences they have from one another and get together for a show.”

While the homegrown genre is ingrained in Angola, the global adoption kuduro has given the country’s culture a point delight and motivation as their electrifying sound joins the ranks the worldwide dance music scene.

Watch Smirnf and Mixmag’s Global Dancefloor: Angola episode below.

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Re-watch Poté's live set in the Jägerhaus at All Points East live

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Poté brought his melodic live show to the at All Points East, Victoria Park, London and Mixmag was there to capture the action.

With a set up that included vocals, keys, cymbals, and an Alesis drum-pad, Poté’s one man live show was soulful and melodic: we could see why he was the ideal choice for warm up duties on Bonobo’s recent tour.

Other acts in the across the weekend included included a Hot Chip (DJ Set) Lil Silva, Emerald,, Vessels and many more.

Re-watch the set below and check out more images from the weekend on the Jägermeister


Atish in The Lab NYC

Filed by Abbey ShoreAbbey Shore

The Lab NYC is Mixmag and WAV’s weekly live stream and post-work unwind, powered by Void Acoustics, where we showcase the finest DJs direct from our Brooklyn fice. This Friday, June 8, we’ll host San Francisco’s own Atish to showcase his dynamic, emotive and ecstatic sound prile. Big shout to !

Since emerging as a highly sought after talent on the club and festival circuit, a fixture at acclaimed parties like Desert Hearts and The Cityfox Experience, Atish has carved out a reputation for his masterful DJ sets. He’s an obsessive music collector, which allows him to draw from a broad sonic palette to create intimate and emotional experiences that leave a lasting impress on dancefloors around the word.

With his Manjumasi label, the imprint he co-founded with Mark Slee, Atish further showcases his passion for dance music, fering an outlet for his own playful productions as well as material by his trusted peers. It’s this passion that will be on full display when he steps into the DJ booth at The Lab NYC.

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