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In defense of Skrillex, plus Avicii to team up with Linkin Park and Nile Rodgers, more Kraftwerk live clips, and a new James Blake video

By Jack Wiggins
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Who said Monday was a slow news day? Today we’ve got reports from the Grammys, a new James Blake clip, and some crazy news regarding Avicii’s new album, so click on through to check it all out.

- Yep, Skrillex won big at the Grammys last night—and, according to Spin, deservedly so. Here’s a nice piece on the morass that was the dance-music classification of the Grammys, and, for the haters, why Sonny Moore ain’t so bad after all. (full story)

- Just by the way, here’s who won what last night in the dance-music categories: (full story)

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL:
In my Mind (Axwell Remix) – Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl
Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix) – Moby
Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) – M83
Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) – Nero
The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix) – Deadmau5

BEST DANCE RECORDING:
Levels – Avicii
Let’s Go – Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
Bangarang – Skrillex featuring Sirah
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
I Can’t Live Without You – Al Walser

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM:
Wonderland – Steve Aoki
Don’t Think – The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here < – Deadmau5
Fire & Ice – Kaskade
Bangarang – Skrillex


- Wanna see more from the awards show, courtesy of your favorite artists’ Instagram accounts? Dancing Astronaut rounds ‘em up: (full story)

- Last week we tipped you to the fact that James Blake has got a new LP in the works. Today he’s released the video for its first single, “Retrograde,” and has announced a few UK tour dates. (full story)


- More from Kraftwerk’s Tate Modern residency? Check out “Tour De France,” “Autobahn,” and more. (full story)


- What’s up with all these killer lineups at outdoor winter festivals these days? XLR8R checks in with Montreal’s seven-year-old snow-melter, Igloofest. (full story)

- Determined to not be the one-hit wonder that Spin called him out for, Avicii is now teaming up with Chic producer (and Daft Punk collaborator) Nile Rodgers, along with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Incubus’ Mike Einzinger, for what promises to be one helluva new LP. (full story)