Mad Decent Block Party was due to host Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Nucleya and more for three dates in India next month (March), but over the weekend the event’s promoter announced the shows would no longer be going ahead.
Speaking in a statement on Facebook on Saturday (18th February), events company Oji said the dates are cancelled because they can’t “host Mad Decent Block Party in the exact style with which we envisioned (sic).”
MDBP was due to hit India for three dates in Mumbai, Hyderabad and New Delhi between 3rd and 5th March. You can see the full post below.
Diplo dropped a new radio show as part of his BBC Radio 1 Xtra segment last night, that included throwback tracks from N*E*R*D, Missy Elliott and Diplo himself.
There's also a brand new mix from the Mad Decent crew stacked with loads of fresh hip-hop, including cuts from Migos, Gucci Mane & Drake and Travis Scott.
Middlelands Festival, which makes its debut at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds in Todd Mission, Texas from 5th through 7th May, has revealed names for The Stronghold.
Serving as the festival’s bass stage, Middlelands has locked Funtcase, Crizzly, 12th Planet, Goldfish, Andy C, Bro Safari, Lido Datsik and many more for The Stronghold.
Nickelodeon has added an EDM category to this year's Kid's Choice Awards.
The children's TV station has named genre heavyweights Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and Zedd as nominees for the Favourite DJ/EDM Artist award.
Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers have also been nominated in the existing categories Favourite New Artist and Favourite Music Group categories alongside the likes of Maroon 5, OneRepublic and Solange.
The awards air on Nickelodeon on 11th March, check out the nominees for the aforementioned categories below.
Diplo has announced he will be taking a break from his Jack Ü collaborative project with Skillex for the foreseeable future.
In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, the Mad Decent honcho confirmed the duo do have a lot of music still to put out, but having overworked himself last year, would be focusing on Major Lazer during 2017.
“I think right now I’m just trying to make Major Lazer," says Diplo. "Last year I kind of did everything and I wore myself really thin trying to do all those projects, but this year it’s all about getting the Major Lazer stuff out.
Major Lazer have dropped their Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR collaboration, ‘Run Up’. You can listen to it below.
The track is the latest single from Major Lazer’s forthcoming album, ‘Music Is The Weapon’, which was originally slated for release this month (January) on Diplo’s Mad Decent label. No details of when the album will land have yet been confirmed.
Major Lazer will debut a new documentary about their historic Cuba concert at Sundance Film Festival, set to air this Friday, 27th January in Utah.
Titled Give Me Future, the film will document the historic concert that drew a crowd of almost half a million people in March last year, and saw the group become one of the first to play in Cuba following a mend in trade relations with the United States.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2017 has announced its initial line-up to include Major Lazer, Flume, The xx and more, to be held 8th through 11th June at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee.
Middlelands Festival will make its festival debut with Bassnectar, Kaskade and Major Lazer from 5th-7th May this year, at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds in Todd Mission, Texas.
Insomniac and C3 Presents, the masterminds behind Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and Lollapalooza, have revealed a roster of EDM-heavy acts set to perform at the first ever Medieval-themed music and camping festival.
Major Lazer and Showtek released their collaborative track 'Believer' back in September, and now they've crafted a music video to help raise money for charity.
Directed by Christopher Louie, the man who also gave us Netflix’s EDM movie XOXO, the video clip follows the story of a young boy's struggle to survive the Syrian conflict in Aleppo.
There's also a link to youth charity Save The Children, where fans can donate to help thousands of children in Syria who have fled from their homes.