Back in March, Skream played what many are calling one seriously rough set at a Boiler Room session in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest. It got so off the wall that Skream ended up getting shut off, causing him to unplug a CDJ and hand it into the crowd in a fit of indignation. Now, that much-ballyhooed set is available to see online—as are his comments regarding the situation. See it all below.
– “After 18 years with Thievery Corporation, [Rob] Garza’s rich career as an electronic musician has yielded a new offering,” says Vibe. They talk with him about that new solo record here: (full story)
– Drug art is nothing new, of course—there’s long been an established community acid-blotter art collectors. But when the designer of Ministry of Sound’s logo, Chemical X, puts £175,000 of ecstasy pills on display, you can’t help but take a look. (full story)
– Apparently, Skream’s still taking some flak for his Boiler Room set during SXSW. (Remember when he got belligerent and handed a CDJ into the crowd?) “1. I know its [sic] an awful mix. 2. Yes I was clearly smashed. 3. I’ve apologized already for what happened,” he says. Check out said performance below. (full story)
– Chic’s Nile Rodgers is a busy man these days, what with that whole Daft Punk album and all. But there’s a lot more to the man and his projects. Read up! (full story)
– Wolfgang Gartner (aka Joey Youngman) on his “arrival” into the DJ world: “I got all these checks and had a “holy s%&*” moment when I realized much money I was about to make if I kept doing this. I dropped out of college the following Monday and that was the end of that. Thump checks in: (full story)
Skream photo via Some Kind of Awesome