Rezz Drops New Collab with Malaa During Freaky Deaky Performance [WATCH]

Rezz Drops New Collab with Malaa During Freaky Deaky Performance [WATCH]

Rezz and Malaa have unmasked their new collaboration — and last night, it went off at Freaky Deaky at Houston Raceway in Baytown, Texas.


Previously, Rezz debuted the massive forthcoming collab during her annual “Rezz Rocks” performance at Red Rocks. If the brooding styles of both producers weren’t a dead giveaway, the visuals representing both brands definitely were.

As seen below, Rezz tested out the new collab yet again for the crowd at Freaky Deaky — and it went off. She has since revealed the name of the track, “Criminals. Plus, a the release date, October 31st.

Halloween just got even spookier! Check back Thursday to hear in full.

Rezz x Malaa

 

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The Black Madonna Outraged Over Amazon Festival Booking & Demanded To Be Removed from Lineup

The Black Madonna Outraged Over Amazon Festival Booking & Demanded To Be Removed from Lineup

The Black Madonna has been removed from Amazon’s newly announced Intersect Music Festival after expressing extreme outrage over the booking.


The event sponsored by Amazon Web Services aka AWS has a strong lineup, featuring Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Beck, Anderson.Paak and more — but The Black Madonna wants absolutely no part of it. According to the superstar DJ, Amazon was never mentioned in any of the paperwork or offers put forth by the third party dealing with the booking.

She claims this festival is not what she — or potentially any of the other artists — signed up for. It’s unclear whether other acts including Gesaffelstein, Flying Lotus, Sophie and Jamie XX were left in the dark about festival affiliations as well.

Amazon, however, tells a much different story in its statement to Pitchfork:

Our affiliation of the Intersect Festival is clear in the contract that was signed by Black Madonna’s management team. “Amazon Web Services” was named in the contract five separate times, and throughout creative materials that were reviewed and approved. Regardless, we’ve decided to release her from her contractual obligation.

It’s obvious The Black Madonna does not wish to be affiliated with Amazon or the company’s forthcoming event, set to take place in Las Vegas this December.

Read her tweets below to get a better scope of her argument and the rest of the matter.

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Amazon Launching Its Own Music Festival In Las Vegas With Foo Fighters, Gesaffelstein, & More

Amazon Launching Its Own Music Festival In Las Vegas With Foo Fighters, Gesaffelstein, & More

While Amazon’s corporate events usually include a big star or two, they’re hardly considered “music events.” Now, the online retailer is getting into the music festival world as it launches Intersect in Las Vegas this December.


It’s quite the abrupt announcement for a full, 2-day festival, but the lineup is no joke. Headlining will be Kacey Musgraves and Beck on day 1, with Foo Fighters and Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals on day 2. They will be supported by the likes of Gesaffelstein, Jamie xx, JPEGMAFIA, Flying Lotus (3D), Kaytranada, Leon Bridges, and more.

In addition to the music acts, Amazon promises fun and games including a massive ball pit, a video arcade and a “post-apocalyptic dodgeball stadium.” There will also be food and cocktails, plus art installations like a six-story high tower of video art called the “Monolith.” To round out the technology theme, a light show consisting of 500 drones programmed and flown by a female-lead team will celebrate women in tech.

The festival powered by Amazon will take place on December 6th and 7th in Vegas, at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Tickets start at $169 and are on sale now.

 

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STUDY: Nearly Half of People Who Take Ecstasy Use Testing Kits

STUDY: Nearly Half of People Who Take Ecstasy Use Testing Kits

A new study from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney has found that nearly half of people who take ecstasy use testing kits — and much more.


Of the people who reported regular ecstasy intake, 68% had attended a music festival within the past year. In addition, 93% of people who used ecstasy within the past six months and also attended a music festival, had used illicit drugs at the last festival they attended.

Another study from the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) found over two thirds of Australians were using substances including cocaine and ketamine.

Seven in 10 EDRS participants, or 68%, had attended a music festival in the past year. Approximately 97% of attendees had use alcohol or drugs at the last festival they attended and 93% reported they used illicit drugs.

Nine in 10 people, or 87%, who attended a music festival were aware of on-site medical services. Only one in three, or 36%, were aware of drug informations services or harm reduction at music festivals.

​Read the full NDARC Drug Trends report.

 

Source: UNSW Sydney

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Shaky Beats Suddenly Announces It Will Not Return In 2020

Shaky Beats Music Festival, held annually in Atlanta, GA, has just suddenly announced it will not return in 2020.


The EDM off-shoot of sister festival Shaky Knees began in 2016 with headlining sets from Major Lazer, Odesza, and Big Gigantic, making it a quick favorite among locals, especially in the absence of TomorrowWorld, which had its final year the year prior.

No reason was given for the decision as the festival thanked fans who “attended, celebrated, and danced” over the years. It’s unclear if the festival is just taking a break in 2020 or is being shelved permanently. Your EDM has reached out to representatives for Shaky Beats for comment.

See the official announcement below.

Shaky Beats Music Festival will not return in 2020. We would like to thank all of the fans who attended, celebrated, and danced with us at Shaky Beats over the last few years. 💗

Posted by Shaky Beats Festival on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

 

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