Alive Remixes En RouteThis weekend brought first listens of two new remixes of Empire Of The Sun's Alive, with cuts from David Guetta and Mat Zo rounding out the four-track EP. Fans will unfortunately have to wait an extra week for the complete package, featuring takes from Zedd and M4SONIC.
My remix of @empireofthesun's "ALIVE" has been pushed back 1 week. :(( !!! Now coming out May 28— Zedd (@Zedd) May 20, 2013
Trap Gets The Nod From BeatportBeatport added trap to their collection of genres May 16, affording the style recognition from the popular e-commerce site and all the perks that brings, like a dedicated page, charts, and staff picks. Fans now have a dedicated place for all things trap on Beatport, and not-so-fans can enjoy their other genres unadulterated by force-categorized trap tunes. While some felt that the move was long overdue...
beatport made a trap section. only took them a few years. beatport.com/trap— Synchronice(@Synchronice) May 17, 2013
I saw a post by someone somewhere saying trap is becoming a genre on beatport. Is this true? If so, it's DEFINITELY too soon IMHO— Charlie Darker (@ischarliedarker) May 17, 2013
so beatport added trap as a music genre on their site, but still no moombahton?! WHERE IS THE LOVE— ☢ Lenaa ☢ (@Lenaa_bb) May 20, 2013
Surgery delays new Crystal Method album
LA-based duo The Crystal Method has been forced to delay the release of their fifth studio album and cancel a string of shows due to health issues with member Scott Kirkland.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Brain surgery leads THE CRYSTAL METHOD to announce that they are delaying the release of... fb.me/2iCQFOFid— THE CRYSTAL METHOD (@crystalmethod) May 16, 2013
"Many months ago I started experiencing short, but painful headaches. Thinking they were related to too many flights (or one too many flights of tequila), I didn’t think too much about it, but during my annual checkup I mentioned the headaches to my doctor. She recommended a brain MRI. Scary, but No big deal, right???"
Well, yes and no. The MRI revealed a benign cyst, which normally would be simply monitored by future MRIs, but given Kirkland's extremely active stage presence, doctors recommended surgery. Thankfully the operation was a success, and Kirkland is currently recovering at home in LA. Kirkland will be back in the studio shortly provided he gets the OK from his doctor, and the team is already working on booking a new round of shows later this year.
Three Big, Bassy Symphonica RemixesThe remix package for Nicky Romero's Symphonica released today, featuring a trap remix from BARE, a gritty electro jam from Cash Cash, and a dubstep edit from Suedes. Preview the remix package on SoundCloud, and pick up the tracks here.
Ibiza Is Getting HawterHollywood heiress and socialite Paris Hilton is currently working on her second album and has scored herself a residency in Ibiza, Spain this summer.
Showbiz 411 reports running into Miss Hilton during the Cannes Film Festival and chatting about her recent time in the studio working on a forthcoming LP on Cash Money Records.
“This is a lot different than my first album... It’s really going to be house music.”
Reportedly, the album will feature collaborations with names like Lil Wayne and is being produced by none other than Afrojack. No details so far on her Ibiza residency or a specific release date.