We Didn’t Start The Fire. Annotated & Explained.

So, you know how the song has like a billion nouns in it? Now you can get an explanation of every single one of them. Right here. This is one of the most educational posts on the internet. Hey kids, want to know what was important in the era of your parents growing up? Essentially all of these things. So, if you want to know where they’re coming from, you can get it all right here. (via Never, Never)

Diplo and Skrillex Booed Off the Decks at Robot Heart

Terry Gotham:

Protip: DON’T play Turn Down For What on the playa unless you’re remixing it with minimal tech bachatta. Kudos to Robot Heart on this one :-)

Originally posted on Burners.Me: Me, Burners and The Man:

Jack U got jacked. It seems the Burner ear is slightly more discerning than “Turn down for what”

PulseRadio breaks it down:

2014 robot heart sunrise...One [story] that has just come our way involves Seth Troxler,Skrillex and Diplo at the infamous Robot Heart Bus.

Seth Troxler was scheduled for a set on the Robot Heart decks on Wednesday night, though as a source in attendance informs us, the Detroit DJ refused to play after his entourage was denied access to join him behind the decks. Looking to fill Troxler’s slot, organisers quickly replaced him with dance music’s hottest duo Jack U, aka Skrillex and Diplo, who just happened to be present at the time (the pair were at the festival to play at Camp Question Mark the following evening).

Crisis averted it would seem, with Skrillex reported to have played “a pretty cool set”. However things took a turn for…

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Midnight Music: John Lennon – Imagine (Armin Van Buuren Rebooted Edit) [Classic Trance]

If you’re a regular ASOT listener, you know that it’s the best place to find new tracks first, especially in trance & progressive. ASOT 678 was no exception. This bootleg remix of Imagine is one of the most euphoric tracks I’ve heard in years. This is the kind of stuff that festival kids eat up, but it’s still got enough legit trance elements that even the old people will sit up and pay attention. Listen to it before it gets taken down it just might. Interestingly, there is a track off of Imagine by the name of “Imagine” as well, which has a crazy good progressive build, clocking in at almost 10min. This is what trance was meant to be, and because I’m such a nice guy, it’s linked below. That’s right, a trance twofer! Enjoy the long weekend!

Electric Zoo Cancelled! Third Day Shuttered Due To 30min Thunderstorm.

Electric Zoo Attendees Stranded
Electric Zoo just can’t seem to catch a break this year. After the huge controversy over Camelbaks, the last day of the Zoo was cancelled after a brief rain delay. Your phone has probably blown up with flash flood warnings at least once today if you’ve been in the area, which shook the leadership of Made Event enough to shut it down. While the storm didn’t last very long, it was severe enough to scare the organizers. The attendees huddled in the tents to keep away from the thunderstorm, but there, it didn’t take long for the crowd to start to get agitated.

By around 5/530, with the rain seeming to taper off, Electric Zoo was cancelled. Kaskade, Netsky, Seven Lions, Skrillex/Diplo’s Jack U, Alesso, & Dash Berlin were slated to perform, with Myon & Shane 54 interrupted 25min into the set. The kids were greeted with a seriously disorganized departure plan from Electric Zoo, with shoeless ravers walking across the RFK Bridge to get home. While the ravers lamented the overall disappointing experience of the weekend, artists were struggling to either lift moods or find alternative gigs. While we’re not sure what’s going on this evening, it seems that most venues are going to be mobbed with eager ravers trying to make up for the lost day.

Even before the rain, there were reports of attendees passing out in line before even entering, with people waiting anywhere between 30min to over an hour to get in. Overall, with the reports of abuse by the NYPD streaming in & the terrible way the attendees, press and locals were treated, I’m going to be hard pressed to recommend EZoo as a destination. While we can all be thankful no one died this year, the way this has gone down will seriously damage the relationship Made Event has with its fans here in the tri-state area.

The French “Turn Down For What” In The Rain!

Instead of shutting the damn thing down, the French Open kept the crowd in the stadium and had a mini-dance battle while waiting for the rain to stop. It’s almost as if we don’t need to kick thousands of attendees out of a place just because shit is a little moist(via White Raver Rafting).

Tommie Sunshine Dropped A New Track & Mix. Both Rock Obviously.

Tommie Sunshine comes out swinging with his new remix. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are now vintage quality (as old as that makes us feel), with a potent punch added, after being drenched in some summer anthem. This collab between Modern Machines, CID & the man himself cannot be ignored. The explosion 75 seconds into the track holds its own amongst the best progressive & banger drops out there and there’s no stupid big room repetition. The pull back is exactly what it needs to be and I expect it to have been played a dozen times at Electric Zoo. The DJ support list is massive, as it should be. Rage, rage against the dying light my friends. ALSO a bonus mix at EDM.com!