Krewella — comprised of sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf — made the impressive leap from EDM festival favorites to TMZ fodder when former member Kris Trindl sued them for allegedly forcing him out of the band. The ladies denied the accusations but social media and a number of the now-duo’s high-profile colleagues leaped to his defense. Deadmau5 lead the charge, tweeting: “Krewella does not deliver. all hype. no drop.”
The superstar DJ then insinuated that Kris was the mastermind behind the band. “EDM protip: if youre going to make a group/trio act… dont fire the guy who actually does shit,” was his unsolicited advice. The Twitter/Facebook fallout and Deadmau5′s dismissive commentary prompted Jahan to write an op-ed for Billboard about online abuse and sexism in the music industry. And it didn’t take long to elicit a response.
“It has nothing to dow ith you being a woman, it has everything to do with you sucking at music,” Deadmau5 tweeted the duo. “Im an equal sex hater.” He then berated Jahan for bringing up sexism at all. “Of course that fuckin idiot would play the sex card…. get the fuck out of here. please. just go.” The 33-year-old, who has a history of beefing with women online, went as far as claiming that sexism doesn’t exist in the dance community: “Not im my department. no.” Meanwhile, there isn’t a single woman on Forbes’ list of 2014′s top 10 earning DJs. See his tweets and Krewella’s response after the jump. More »
It’s festival season! And each summer, it seems like more and more new festivals are being added to the increasingly packed summer line-up — and this year is certainly no exception.
For the first time ever, Global Citizen Movement and World Childhood Foundation have organized The Thank You Festival, a major one-day showcase dedicated to bringing awareness to domestic efforts dedicated to helping children live happy and healthy lives on a global scale.
Headlining acts — which include Tiësto, Krewella, Alvin Risk and Above & Beyond — will bring the dance party to the Merriweather Post Pavilion near Washington D.C. on June 26. We’re giving away five pairs of tickets to the festival. Want to win a pair? It’s easy. More »
It’s the first week of spring, which means — duh!
— it’s time to start thinking about August…and in particular, Lollapalooza. The annual three-day Chicago event (held this time from August 1 -3 at Grant Park) is one of the final big fests to reveal its lineup, and now that the names are out there, you’ll probably notice a lot of familiar faces.
Heading things up is Eminem, a Lolla vet (2011) who will cap the first night. Also scheduled to perform on August 1: Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Zedd, Chvrches and others. Outkast, no strangers to the 2014 festival circuit, headline on August 2, while Kings Of Leon — who previously played Lollapalooza in 2003, 2007 and 2009 — are at the top of an August 3 heap that also includes Skrillex, Chance The Rapper, Chromeo and Betty Who.
Calvin Harris is on the roster for night #2, and last performed at the festival in 2012. He also did stints at Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil, both in 2012. Full lineup for the 2014 Chicago fest is below. More »
has really upped the visual ante with each new single from seriously rad debut LP Get Wet
. After keeping things fairly simple for breakthrough hit “Alive”
, the EDM trio threw an atomic-powered rave (with a bunch of zombies) in “Live For The Night”
. They somehow managed to top that with their spooky, carnival-themed “Enjoy The Ride” video.
The Chicago natives now invite fans behind the scenes of the Kevin Tancharoen-directed blockbuster, which dropped last week — taking us on location in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park and introducing us to the mini-movie’s quirky cast of characters. It’s fascinating to see the creepy clip come together in such a short space of time. Strap yourself in for a very enjoyable ride and watch up top. More »
New Jersey dance act Cash Cash
had quite a prolific year remixing songs by artists
such as Icona Pop
, Bruno Mars
and Capital Cities
, and they even served up their own music, via their Overtime
EP. (You may recall that we premiered the trio’s “Take Me Home” lyric video
in the summer.) But what of the music the members of Cash Cash had no involvement in, but simply enjoyed? It turns out their were several gems released over the past 12 months that they enjoyed.
We asked the guys which record from the world of dance had them tuning in, and they responded with not one, but three picks. Head below to see what Cash Cash’s Jean Paul Makhlouf had to say about his favorite albums of 2013. More »
brought their dance-pop stylings to Good Morning America
‘s Halloween spooktacular, performing their new single “Live For The Night”
with a lot of bright lights and hair-flipping, as well as intercut footage of people dancing in the crowd outside (which is kind of embarrassing, but sure, we’ll go for it).
It was a fittingly energetic performance from the Chicago-based EDM trio, who made a big splash with “Alive” earlier this year — and given the zombie-themed aesthetic of their “Live For The Night” video, their affection for Halloween makes perfect sense. More »
It’s almost the weekend, so you might as well get the party started early by blasting the atomic-powered Krewella
remix of Fall Out Boy
‘s “Alone Together”
. The Butch Walker
-produced anthem is exploding on rock radio but makes the transition to head-banging floorfiller with ease.
This isn’t the first time the ladies and gent of Krewella have teamed up with Fall Out Boy. Frontman Patrick Stump joined the trio on “Dancing With The Devil” — a highlight from their just released and extremely awesome Get Wet LP. Hear what happens when Chicago’s hottest electro act collaborates with the city’s favorite rockers after the jump. More »
broke big earlier this year with surprise top 40 hit “Alive”
and the EDM wunderkinds are ready to capitalize on that momentum with another atomic-powered party anthem called “Live For The Night”
. The catchy electro-jam even comes with a confusing but epically rad video that may or may not be about zombies holding a rave in a nuclear power plant.
Sisters/vocalists Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf kindly dropped by our studio with beatmaker Rain Man in tow to dissect their awesome singles, talk about much-anticipated debut album Get Wet (you’re going to love their explanation of the title. Heads up — it’s not about water slides!) and spill the beans on a collaboration with Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump. Watch up top. More »
had a huge commercial breakthrough earlier this year with “Alive”
— the radio-friendly club anthem peaked at number 32 on the Hot 100 — and now the darlings of American EDM are set to build on that momentum with “Live For The Night”. Sisters Jahan
and Yasmine Yousaf
(along with production parter Rain Man
) put their lovably rowdy spin on a big night out, dropping amazing lines like “isn’t whiskey, I don’t bother” and “my bitches ain’t no dimes”.
That no-holds-barred approach to nightlife is reflected in the wild video. Directed by Aggressive, the Invasion Of The Body Snatchers meets ’90s rave themed visual finds the trio in a rather unfortunate town filled with zombie-like citizens. Instead of getting the hell out of Dodge, Krewella throw a party in a nuclear power plant and go out with a bang. Or at least I think that’s the plot because I was too busy nodding along. Excitingly, the clip is to be continued. Can’t wait. More »