DAY OF THE DEAD
Saturday, 03 November 2012
Sales Stop at 06:00PM PST 11/03/12
Justice (live), Knife Party, Major Lazer, Zeds Dead, Diplo, Tommy Trash, Jack Beats, Kill The Noise, Dillon Francis, Crookers, Maya Jane Coles, BRODINSKI b2b GESAFFELSTEIN, AraabMUZIK, Zane Lowe, DESTRUCTO, Nadastrom, SOUL CLAP, Para One, Foreign Beggars, BRO SAFARI, CLOCKWORK, BAAUER, UZ, Heidi, Tittsworth, JWLS, J. PHLIP, Sabo
Knife Party Presents EAR STORM
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Diplo and Switch met while working with M.I.A. and decided to form an act based on a love of Dancehall. Their debut album, Guns Don't Kill People…Lazers Do, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. Since that time, Major Lazer and their hype man Skerrit Bwoy have been promoting hit singles like "Pon de Floor" on international tour dates that have been praised by fans.
While Major Lazer might not have many tour dates in 2011, they are performing at some of the most high profile and widely attended music festivals in the US. Next up for Major Lazer is a tour date on the last day of the Outlands Festival in San Francisco on August 14, followed by an appearance at Live At Squamish Festival in Canada on August 20. Their final 2011 tour date is at The Voodoo Experience 2011 on the weekend of October 28. Although, there's no news on a new album, fans can gleam that, with so few tour dates in 2011, Major Lazer must be up to something big.
Justice: Currently incommunicado, Justice are slaving over a hot mixing desk, probably even as you read this. Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay have decided the time is right to give everyone what they have been waiting for - a follow up to their critically applauded, but tricky to type, debut album '†'. Work is currently in progress.
It's been a hectic year for the French duo since last year's Top 100 DJs list was revealed. Not least of their achievements has been scooping themselves a Grammy award - they took home the gong for Best Remixed Recording for their re-rub of MGMT's 'Electric Feel', deftly avoiding Kanye West while they were at it - while U2 picked them to remix the lead track 'Get Your Boots On' from their last album 'No Line On The Horizon'. They had a pop at Lenny Kravitz's 'Let Love Rule' too, and turned in a show-stopping performance at the US festival Coachella, in spite of claiming to be quitting live shows altogether just a few months earlier. Doubtless the crowd appreciated their capricious behaviour, if nothing else.
Joining Daft Punk's Tron soundtrack in our growing 'French Albums We're Getting A Little Bit Overexcited About' list, their silence on the matter may only serve to bolster the hype.