Balaclava-clad DJ Malaa has come a long way since he surfaced in 2015.
Who is Malaa?
We don’t know the man behind the mask, but we know what he’s all about. House music tinged with villainous vocals. A groovy, sinister sound. Dark, gritty basslines. A stage persona that exudes mystery and grit.
The enigmatic producer has kept busy this year, dominating the festival circuit with Tchami, playing select solo shows, adding more mixes to his spectacular 30 minute Who Is Malaa mix series, and of course, dropping spectacular singles.
Now, he gears up for the Illegal tour, bringing his ominous sound to the masses across North America. The second show of the tour is this weekend in Brooklyn at 1896 Studios & Stages. An expansive, rustic venue, perfect for throngs of people to enjoy house music in. Expect warehouse vibes, fans in ski masks, and house music all night long.
Grab tickets to Malaa’s performance at 1896 Studios in Brooklyn here.
Missing Malaa in Brooklyn? Catch him on one of his other tour stops:
Oct 13 – Washington, DC
Nov 2 – Detroit, MI
Nov 3 – Montreal, QC
Nov 8 – Chicago, IL
Nov 9 – Chicago, IL
Nov 15 – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 16 – Austin, TX
Nov 17 – Dallas, TX
Dec 8 – Portland, OR
Dec 15 – Seattle, WA
***READ MORE HERE: Enter House Heaven With Malaa This Weekend In Brooklyn
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By Real EDM — 5 months ago
World-Leading Ticketing Website May Be Employing Its Own Scalpers
Ever get pissed off when you checkout to pay for a Ticketmaster ticket for $45 and it ends up costing $66.50 “with fees?”. What if you also knew that on top of those exorbitant fees, Ticketmaster was pulling in another side profit? Following an undercover operation, details are emerging of the ticket conglomerate employing the scalpers of their very own tickets.
Journalists from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation went undercover to discover Ticketmaster’s dirty little secret. On top of numerous moral breaches, this is in direct violation of their own policy. It also violates the 2016 BOTS Act which protects the illegal mass-purchasing of tickets.
This week, two U.S. Senators, Jerry Moran and Richard Blumenthal, have stepped in and are demanding answers and accountability. As two proponents of the BOTS Act, they request that Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino provide immediate answers to the claims. Their primary concern is over the shady dealings with TradeDesk, their professional resale program. Live Nation is the parent company of Ticketmaster.
“Citing examples of TradeDesk users moving up to several million tickets per year, the allegations of the harms to consumers made in this piece are serious and deserve immediate attention.”
Live Nation has until October 5th to submit their responses. The full letter can be read in it’s entirety below.
Mr. Michael Rapino
President and Chief Executive Officer
Live Nation Entertainment
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Dear Mr. Rapino:
CBC News reported on September 19th that Ticketmaster, the live-event ticket sales and distribution subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment, recruits and employs professional ticket scalpers to circumvent the ticket purchasing limits on its own primary ticket sales platform in an effort to expand its ticket resale division. According to the article, Ticketmaster utilizes a professional reseller program called TradeDesk, which provides a web-based inventory for scalpers to effectively purchase large quantities of tickets from Ticketmaster’s primary ticket sales website and resell these tickets for higher prices on its own resale platform. Citing examples of TradeDesk users moving up to several million tickets per year, the allegations of the harms to consumers made in this piece are serious and deserve immediate attention.
Given our ongoing interest in protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive practices, we seek clarification on the use of this program. The enacted Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016 prohibits the “circumvention of a security measure, access control system, or other technological control or measure on an Internet website or online service that is used by the ticket issuer to enforce posted event ticket purchasing limits or to maintain the integrity of posted online ticket purchasing order rule.” Please provide responses to the following questions:
- Describe the event ticket purchasing limits that Ticketmaster currently employs for sales on its primary ticket sales platform. Additionally, how does the company identify computer programs used to circumvent these purchasing limits?
- Do Ticketmaster’s ticket purchasing limits and associated detection practices apply to users of its online program, TradeDesk? If not, please explain.
- What are the specific rules and processes of compliance for participating TradeDesk users as it relates to ticket purchasing limits and other relevant consumer protection priorities? Please share any documents and guidance materials that are provided to TradeDesk users.
- What role does Ticketmaster’s Professional Reseller Handbook play in deterring its resellers from engaging in illegal ticket purchasing activities?
Please provide your written response as soon as possible, but no later than 5 p.m. on October 5, 2018. Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter.
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By Real EDM — 3 months ago
“The next person to kick me and my bro off stage is catching the heaviest hands in EDM.”
YOOKiE have been asked to cut their performances short by the management of another venue. In September the New York bass music brothers were removed from the decks prematurely at New City Gas in Montreal, Canada. Last night, the same thing appears to have happened in Tuscaloosa, Alabama bar Rounders.
Although no statements have been posted to any of YOOKiE’s social media accounts, the duo (comprised of siblings Christopher and Anthony Alfaro) each posted about the incident on their personal profiles. According to Anthony, they “got kicked off stage again for not playing mainstream.” Christopher wrote, “The next person to kick me and my bro off stage is catching the heaviest hands in EDM.”
Rounders – whose tagline is “Where mistakes are made,” ironically enough – has not addressed the incident publicly. EDM.com has reached out to the bar’s management for comment but we have not heard back at the time of writing.
***READ MORE HERE: YOOKiE Allegedly Kicked Off Decks for “Going Hard” (Again)
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By Real EDM — 4 months ago
Billy McFarland, the founder of Fyre Festival—one of 2017’s biggest music festival disasters—has just been sentenced to six years in prison. The charges were for multiple counts of fraud, of which Fyre Festival was only one.
Back in March, McFarland pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud and admitted that he used fake documents to lure in investors. His original sentence was likely to be four to eight years for the wiring fraud charges, but that was before he was arrested again in June for another scheme.
While out on bond, he started a ticket-selling scam called “NYC VIP Access”. He offered people access to high-profile events like the Met Gala and managed to steal at least $150,000 from people. His attorneys claimed that money was going to be used to pay back his Fyre Festival investors, which doesn’t make things any better.
Though he was apologetic both in March and today, he still begged for leniency. He said that he had already faced violence in prison and that “I lived every day with the weight of knowing that I literally destroyed the lives of my friends and family.”
His legal counsel also asked for a lighter sentence, citing that McFarland had recently been diagnosed with untreated Bipolar Disorder, which kept him from knowing right and wrong. But U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Buchwald was having none of it. “Bipolar does not excuse behavior,” she said.
“It is my conclusion based on all the submissions that the defendant is a serial fraudster and that to date his fraud, like a circle has no ending.”
Even with this statement, her sentence was not as harsh as it could have been. The wire fraud charges alone each carried sentences of up to 20 years in prison. Yet he was sentenced to six years in prison, three years of supervised release and has to pay back the $26,182,386 that he owes – though no one is really quite sure how he will manage to do that.
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