We love picking up on stories from corners of our world far and wide, and this video of a seven-year-old from Ghana just sorta blows the mind. His organic style of beatboxing at times reminds of us killer juke tracks, minimal techno, and all pretty much all points in between, so check it out after the jump. And oh yeah, and Skrillex caught his hair on fire at his birthday party last week.
– It was Skrillex’s 25th birthday a few days ago, so for the occasion, he decided to set his hair on fire. (full story)
– Sure, this video’s been around for a minute, but when Pearson Sound tipped us to this Ghanaian beatboxer via his Facebook page, we couldn’t help but get on the bandwagon.
– Brooklyn has long been ground zero for birthing some of the country’s biggest indie rock bands. Not surprisingly, there’s an equally vibrant underground electronic scene there. Pitchfork investigates and turns up Ron Morelli, Mister Saturday Night, and plenty more artists to get on your radar for 2013. (full story)
– A couple of weeks back, a whole lot of producers, DJs, and fans boarded Holy Ship!!, a floating festival put on by the Hard event people that took sail through the Bahamas. Now we’ve got Destructo and Brodinski’s set, in all its glory.
– Last month we named Flume to our top artists of 2012 list, and yesterday the 21-year-old Australian producer dropped the official video for his track “Left Alone,” featuring Chet Faker. Check it out below.
– Billboard has just launched its first dance/electronic chart—and our own Zedd takes up two of the Top 10 spots! (full story)
– Did you happen to catch A$AP Rocky on Letterman the other night, with A-Trak ripping up the 1200s AraabMuzik punching out beats on the MPC?
– In case you were curious, here are Diplo’s thoughts on gun control: (full story)