Fridays are almost always the weirdest news days. It’s the (sorta) quiet before the storm of the weekend, when the odd, hilarious, and beguiling tend to rear their heads for an interesting or easy-going ease-you-into-Saturday read. So who are we to get in the way of that? Here are some weird tales from around the dance-music landscape, including Kaskade pitching at the White Sox game, Avicii’s new videogame, and a place where homeless people can learn how to DJ.
– Kaskade threw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on House Music Night. Admittedly, he doesn’t quite garner the cheers he was maybe expecting, but he played it cool all the same. (full story with video)
– Paul Oakenfold’s Trance Mission tour kicks off in San Francisco in October, and will take him through the rest of the year. See what he’s got to say about it in this Billboard story: (full story)
– Well, the new GTA has been selling like hotcakes, so why shouldn’t Avicii launch a videogame for his new album, True? Check out the trailer for his Gravity game below. (full story)
– If you like your house deep (we do!), peep Marcellus Pittman’s live mix from London’s Trouble Vision 2.
– Just because you’ve become homeless doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to DJ. If you’re in London, and have some time or equipment to donate, here’s how you can help the Dance for Decks project. (full story)
– Moby hits KCRW on Monday, September 23, for a performance an interview at 8 p.m. PDT right here.