Fatboy Slim conqueror of beaches, soccer stadiums and the forthcoming Ultra Music Festival, has just slayed another dragon, becoming the first DJ ever to perform in the House Of Commons last night. That’s like throwing a party in the House of Representatives. To celebrate, Norman Cook has offered up one of his famous bootlegs for free. Check out Fatboy’s “Get Down And Jump Into The Middle.” For those who want some visual accompaniment, the DVD of his Big Beach Bootique 5 party is out this week.
After receiving a flurry of praise for their first live release (Two-One-Live) last spring, BioDiesel (aka Clay Parnell and Johnny Rabb) paused briefly to pursue other projects. Now they are gearing up for a big autumn and getting things moving with two special club dates — in conjunction with their performance at Root Wire Music and Arts Festival next week, just outside of Columbus, OH. The first of these shows will take place on Tuesday August 14th in Philadelphia at Silk City with special guest DJ and producer Bass Control from New York City. …MORE
Ultra Music Festival and Final Kid have launched UMF TV, a worldwide YouTube channel dedicated to electronic dance music. In an exclusive engagement with YouTube, Ultra Music Festival’s feature-length documentary, “Can U Feel It,” will be available to watch for free starting Sunday, July 15, 2012 — for two weeks only.
“Can U Feel It” is an explosive feature length film capturing the energy and excitement of Ultra Music Festival. Filmed in HD at the unforgettable UMF 2011, “Can U Feel It” provides a viable snapshot of EDM culture today, while portraying a compelling vision of its even bigger future. The movie spotlights the world’s top DJ and electronic music talent, with live set footage featuring Tiesto, David Guetta, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand and Boys Noize.
Miami’s Ultra Music Festival has announced the first wave of performers for this year’s dance music bachanal taking place March 23-25 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Along with UMF regulars Tiësto, David Guetta, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren and Carl Cox, electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk will make a highly rare concert appearance, along with electro superstars Justice, ’80s techno-pop heroes New Order, Grammy-nominee Skrillex and hit makers Duck Sauce. Tickets are onsale here (the full 150,000 sold out in advance last year), and you can check the complete list of 92 acts announced so far after the jump.