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Chris Brown Detained in Paris for Alleged Rape

A 24-year-old woman has alleged that Chris Brown raped her.

In connection with an incident that took place on the evening of January 15th, Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris, France. A 24-year-old woman claims that Brown raped her in his suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Brown and two other unidentified individuals are in custody for aggravated rape and drug charges at the time of writing.

According to the alleged victim’s report, Brown met her at Paris nightclub Le Crystal. She left with him and a group of friends for the hotel, which is located near Concorde Plaza in central Paris. Police have two more days to investigate the matter, after which they must either release Brown or file preliminary charges.

Chris Brown released his self-titled debut album in 2004 and has sold over 100 million records in the years since. In addition to pop and hip-hop artists like T-Pain, Bow Wow and Jordin Sparks, he’s collaborated with EDM acts like Benny Benassi, Deorro and Marshmello – the latter of which is still unannounced.

In 2009, Brown plead guilty to felony assault of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. His criminal record also includes another felony assault charge in 2013 as well as a felony battery charge in 2017.

EDM.com has reached out to Chris Brown’s spokespeople for comment but they are not available at the time of writing.

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Fyre Festival Caterer GoFundMe Recoups More Than $150,000

Fyre Festival Caterer Recoups More Than $150,000 After Scam

Thanks to Netflix and Hulu documentaries, a lot of attention had been brought to the scam that was the Fyre Festival. Perhaps the most heartbreaking detail was the restaurant owner who never got paid, but had to pay her employees by dipping into her savings. Earlier this week, a GoFundMe was raised for Maryann Rolle, a caterer of the festival. She accepted a “good faith contract” where she would provide food and VIP lodging to festival goers. It is estimated she is owed more than $250,000 in unpaid wages. Fraudulent founder Billy McFarland promised her and many others they would be paid.

The internet can be great sometimes. Over $150,000 has already been raised thanks to GoFundMe. Maryann struggled mightily throughout the course of the festival. She even had to dip into her own savings to pay some workers. She had this to say about the festival:

“I do catering on a large scale but I have never pushed myself to do a thousand meals a day. It was something new for me and it was challenging. I was being busy for them and not thinking of me and getting my money.”

On top of the catering, Maryann also hosted festival organizers at her Exuma Point Resort. They worked day and night to prepare thousands of meals. She truly believed if the festival was a success she would be paid well. Unfortunately, she got scammed like everybody else. Billy Mcfarland is currently serving six years in prison for fraud. It was estimated he had stolen $27.4 million from investors.

If you would like to donate to the campaign you can click here. Let’s hope another disaster like this never happens in the future.

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Ferry Corsten Hints New UNITY Track and Returns to NYC!

Having paved the road for trance since the 1990’s, Ferry Corsten continues to set new unprecedented limits. Listed in DJ Mag’s Top 100 for the 8th consecutive year and nominated for ‘Best Trance DJ’ at the 2018 DJ Awards, 2018 was an impeccable year for Ferry, and there’s no sign of the momentum slowing down. From the recent release of his debut film score for mystery thriller, ‘Don’t Go, to another UNITY collaboration track on its way, this veteran DJ will be returning to New York City on January 25th—and you don’t want to miss it!

As an ongoing collaboration project to bring all subgenres of trance together, we can expect UNITY to remain the focus of 2019. With Paul Oakenfold, DIM3NSION, Jordan Suckley, Saad Ayub and most recently, Ilan Bluestone, having already released tracks for this project, Ferry continues to have a strong list of collaborations ready for 2019. According to sources, the next track can be expected to drop as early as next month and Ferry is already teasing its final touches.

If our guess is just as good as yours, we can speculate a track with a popular artist already thrown into the mix. Enlightened in a previous EDMTunes interview, such artists include—Alpha 9/Arty, Markus Schulz, BT, Gabriel & Dresden, and potentially, Gareth Emery. While an official release date has not yet been announced, it isn’t uncommon for DJs to showcase their upcoming work at their sets. That said, your best bet for a sneak peak can happen at Schimanski this coming Friday, January 25th. Witness Ferry Corsten live at this Brooklyn venue and be sure to grab your tickets here before they sell out!

For more information on Ferry’s upcoming tour dates, visit his official site, here!

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Skrillex Weighs in on Erasing R Kelly

SkrillexSkrillex Thinks Jay Z Should Keep R. Kelly Tracks

As of late, R. Kelly has found himself as persona non grata. He has seen himself dropped from his label, as well as blacklisted by his peers & musical counterparts. More recently, we’ve seen him removed from streaming services such as Spotify, although this decision was later reversed.

The reason for the recent backlash is mostly due to a documentary titled ‘Surviving R. Kelly‘, which details sexual abuse allegations that R. Kelly has continuously denied. As the movement to “Mute R. Kelly” continues to grow, so do his detractors. Lady Gaga & Celine Dion have had their collaborations with Kelly removed, and Ciara is in the process of doing so as well.

While these artists are undoubtedly some of the biggest names in music, loads more have yet to take their music down, much less make statements. One of these such artist is American Mogul & Hip-hop artist Jay-Z. The two recording artists’ have two full-fledged albums together.

TMZ recently caught up with Skrillex outside of the West Hollywood Equinox, and asked him his take on the whole R. Kelly situation. More specifically, they asked him for his opinion in regards to Jay-Z, and if he thinks he should take down his older music music with R. Kelly.

In response, Skrillex stated the following:

“You know, I don’t think he needs to do so. It’s hard. Its like, look: There’s a word. It’s called ‘occhiolism.’ It’s the awareness of the smallness of your own perspective,”

He continued on by saying that:

“If JAY-Z wants to keep [his] music because it’s music he made a long time ago, it’s part of the archives, it’s part of history. That doesn’t mean he’s a bad person. That doesn’t mean he supports bad people.”

He finishes this off by stating that: “…if someone doesn’t want to listen to his music thats fine too..”. As anger towards R. Kelly continues to grow, only time will tell what happens with the remainder of his discography. It will be interesting to see what more comes from this.

The full video can be found here.

 

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Goldfish feat. Zeeba – It Was You (Acoustic Session)

South African duo, Goldfish, has demonstrated their musical talents through various hit releases over the past few years. Their recent track ‘It Was You‘ was released on Armada Records and featured the amazing vocals of Zeeba. After receiving incredible feedback for their track and over 600,000 streams later, the three artists decided to show the world just exactly how talented they are by releasing a recorded acoustic session of their track together.

Zeeba first blew into the spotlight after his hit collaboration with Alok and Bruno Martini on ‘Hear Me Now’. Since then, the three have joined forces to produce a few more major hits including ‘Ocean’ and ‘Never Let Me Go’ which all feature Zeeba on vocals. His voice just generates amazing synergy with chill and more soothing melodies. This shows in his collab with Goldfish on ‘It Was You’. In their acoustic session, you can see the three artists passionately perform on the instruments they know best. When commenting on the their session, Goldfish stated the following:

“It’s always awesome to strip back a track to its essence and let the song speak for itself. Recorded with just a @steinwayandsons 9ft Grand Piano, vocal and Saxophone, it’s something we don’t do very often and we’re excited to share it with you.”

Check out the entire acoustic session below as well as take a listen to the original to compare the differences.

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Zedd Cancels Atlanta Club Show After Rape Captured on Livestream

Zedd takes to Twitter to cancel his upcoming February 1st show at Opera Atlanta. This comes in light of the disturbing incident that took place on the nightclub’s dance floor, January 19th, where a woman live-streamed her own apparent rape. Opera has since been under public scrutiny for the lack of aid from staff, and an official investigation is now being conducted by Atlanta Police.

The woman, by the name of Jasmine Eiland, can be heard screaming for help countless times in a video that has since been taken off of Facebook due to graphic content. As the stream went on, Eiland pleaded the perpetrator to stop. She would later post the following day that she was okay and have asked friends to refrain from contacting her. Eiland has since addressed the issue in a live-stream Monday morning, reassuring everyone that she, “will be alright.”

Falling on Super Bowl weekend with Atlanta being the host city, Zedd’s performance would have been a time of great celebration and festivities. Although Zedd did not directly touch on the topic, many are supportive of his decision in view of the current situation. As we stand behind this stance, our heart is with the victim hoping she can pull through this tough period.

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NYC’s Panorama Festival Goes on 2019 Hiatus

In the season of festival line-up announcements, New York City’s Panorama Festival contrarily confirms a hiatus in 2019. Denied by NYC Parks for a permit, this ill-fortune music festival will not be returning to Randall’s Island. Organizers can’t seem to catch a break as they remain scrambling for a new home. This comes after a string of unfortunate events. Most notably, Panorama was under scrutiny last year for evacuating Day-1 due to a severe storm. This came only a year after a stage floor collapsed in 2017.
They don’t exactly have the best rap sheet, having only been founded in 2016. Regardless, Panorama spent the first three years on Randall’s Island hosting countless high profile performances. This festival stage has been graced by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Janet Jackson, Frank Ocean, Odesza, and Tame Impala. All encompassing, this multi-genre music festival was truly suitable for attendees of all ages and for the entire family.
With this new issue at hand, parent company AEG hopes to seek a permanent home at Flushing Meadows, Queens.

“PANORAMA WILL BE TAKING A HIATUS IN 2019 WHILE WE CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS WITH NYC PARKS TO BRING THE FESTIVAL TO FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK IN QUEENS, WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY ENVISIONED…WHILE WE ENJOYED OUR TIME ON RANDALL’S ISLAND AND ITS GREAT FACILITIES, WE FEEL THAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED ALL THAT WE CAN AT THIS SITE…”

There’s no denying the difficulty sustaining a music festival in NYC. With stringent permit requirements and gambling weather conditions, it always seems like an uphill battle. Having already lost EDC NY, and The Meadows Music & Arts Festival, NYC will definitely feel the emptiness this summer. Hopefully Panorama returns in 2020 with a better run in luck, until then – we’ll be waiting!

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Eric Prydz Announces North American Tour, Teases First Official Remix in Years

Eric Prydz is gearing up for a massive 2019.

Eric Prydz has made a series of announcements sure to excite fans in the U.S., Canada and beyond. The Swedish DJ/producer recently revealed that his EPIC: HOLOSPHERE stage show would be its most technologically advanced iteration yet. Now, he’s revealed the official dates of several shows throughout North America.

The five-date run will begin at Echostage in Washington D.C. on February 22nd and conclude with a performance at Concord Music Hall in Chicago on March 2nd. The second show will mark the final event held at the iconic Building 28 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard before it closes indefinitely.

In addition, Prydz has suggested in a rather cryptic tweet that he will soon release his first official remix since he reimagined “Tether” by CHVRCHES in 2015. “Long time since I did an official remix,” he wrote.

Once upon a time Prydz was perhaps best known for his 2004 radio hit, “Call On Me.” In recent years, his mystique as a tastemaker earned him a fiercely loyal fan base. In order to build suspense around his singles, he often includes each one in his DJ sets for months leading up to its official release.

Eric Prydz has also announced that he will once again perform alongside Drumcode label boss Adam Beyer at the 2019 edition of U.K. festival Creamfields.

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All-Analog Bass Music Producer 13 Delivers a Knockout with "Uppercut"

One of the biggest names to watch in 2019 is only two digits.

Following the success of his 2017 collaboration with Rezz titled “DRUGS,” emerging bass music producer 13 has served up a solo release. “Uppercut” sees the anonymous artist at his all-analog best, and is out now by way of Mad Decent.

The bass wobbles in “Uppercut” follow a downtempo beat structure a la Rezz, but their sound design is unlike anything else on the market. It hints at dubstep tracks released by the likes of Excision or Zeds Dead but with a distinctively organic sensibility.

13 debuted with “Eradicate” in 2017 and has been steadily climbing the EDM ladder ever since. In addition to his Rezz collaborations, he has also made appearances on the Canadian producer’s Certain Kind of Magic Tour.

13’s next release will be a remix of “Nookie” by Limp Bizkit that will come out on Interscope Records. In the meantime, stream or download “Uppercut” via Mad Decent across platforms here.

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Bob Sinclar Releases Soulful "Electrico Romantico" ft. Robbie Williams

“Electrico Romantico” resulted from a chance meeting between the two.

Sometimes the most organic collaborations are the product of pure happenstance. That appears to have been the case with Bob Sinclar‘s “Electrico Romantico” featuring Robbie Williams, which is out now on Armada Music.

“Electrico Romantico” marks a significant stylistic shift for Bob Sinclar (real name Christophe Le Friant) when compared to his 2018 summer hit, “I Believe.” The former track’s downtempo arrangement better suits the vocal contributed by Williams.

The song came about after Le Friant ran into Williams at a charity event organized by the French high school his children attend. Both artists’ careers extend back to the ’90s.

Stream or download Bob Sinclar’s “Electrico Romantico” featuring Robbie Williams via Armada Music across platforms here.

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Eric Prydz Announces Pryda Tour

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Internationally acclaimed DJ Eric Prydz just announced on his Facebook page on Monday that he is touring in February and March under his PRYDA alias! The PRYDA tour kicks off in DC on February 22nd and goes through NYC, Boston, Toronto, and Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, January 23rd, but a specific time has not been announced.

However, for Prydz’s NYC fans, the PRYDA show will be bittersweet. Brooklyn’s Navy Yard Building 28, which has hosted some dance music greats, from Circoloco to Solomun, will be closing after the PRYDA show on February 23. Prydz had requested to play the final show at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn. He brought the venue into the spotlight by playing 2 Adam Beyer [] Cirez D shows there in late November. We honestly couldn’t think of a better venue for the show. 

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Prydz had won DJ of the Year in 2017 at the Electronic Music Awards, and tickets for both his tours will certainly sell out fast. NYC fans in particular can expect a very packed crowd, knowing that Navy Yard is set to close after his show.

Are you excited about both of Prydz’ shows, and how do you feel about Navy Yard closing? Let us know in the comments on our Facebook or Instagram!

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Next time You See Calvin Harris Be Sure To call Him ‘Adam’

Adam Wiles, better known to us all by his stage name “Calvin Harris”, revealed in a recent radio show that he hates being called by his stage name when not behind the decks. Speaking to Boogie & Arlene of the Boogie & Arlene Show, Wiles said:

“No one calls me Calvin. It’s horrible and it’s not my name. You might as well be calling me Mr Blobby”.

He also added:

“At the start of my career people were meeting me for the first time and I let it slide. It was sort of a nickname.”

As aforementioned he let this slide in the initial days of his career but the real turning point for him came when a girlfriend of his started calling him by his stage name as well. That proved to be a tipping point for him. Wiles added:

“I was like, I’m sorry this is ridiculous. You’re speaking to my alter ego,”

Wiles also said:

“Since that day I’ve been like, ‘I don’t care if you think it’s a nickname or anything, it’s not my name.’”

So if you ever happen to stumble upon him in an airport or where ever be sure to remember to call him by his regular name, not his stage name. His name is Adam not ‘Calvin Harris”. And while you’re at it be sure to check out his latest single “Giant” with Rag’n’Bone Man, which he also revealed during the interview was written completely over email. And that he never actually met Rag’n’Bone Man to record anything.

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