Skrillex continued his assault on mainstream American culture last night, scooping three Grammys for best remix, single and album - incidentally the same awards he won in 2012.
He beat off competition from fellow EDM overlords Avicci, Calvin Harris, SHM, Deadmau5 & Kaskade.
The latter artist made a statement claiming that the Grammys had developed a better understanding of the EDM scene;
There’s no experience quite like World Club Dome. Whether it be partying 20,000 feet in the air on the World Club Jet, raving in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea on the World Club Cruise, or travelling on the world’s fastest nightclub on the World Club Train, WCD wants to be more than just another festival. It aims to be an event like no other, and time and time again delivers.
Saturday’s event, by contrast, takes place in 24-degree heat. WCD is alive, a moving entity. A personal guilty pleasure, the Zombie stage is absolutely packed. Arguably it’s on the fringes, but is certainly the least pretentious stage at the festival, with no judgement. Hardstyle DJ WildStylez is teeth-shudderingly magnificent, with music so intense, the involuntary blinking coincides with the involuntary dancing.As the sun begins to set on Saturday’s Main Stage, Tinie Tempah works the crowd into a frenzy, dropping party anthem after party anthem.
Diplo skydived onto a racetrack before immediately playing a DJ set at Infield Fest on Saturday.
You might think it a foalish enterprise for the EDM polymath, who recently dropped the first track from his country side project, but it was neigh bother for him in the end, and by all accounts he pulled off a stable jump with the U.S. Navy's parachute outfit, the Leap Frogs.
Groove Island has confirmed the full line-up for its 2019 debut festival.
The festival is organised by Whet Travel, the team behind the legendary Groove Cruise, and will take place on California's Catalina island, featuring the likes of Andrew Rayel, Chus & Ceballos, Oliver Heldens and Mark Knight on top of the bill. Also set to play are the likes of Leftwing:Kody, Secondcity and Shiba San. DJ Mag will have the pleasure of hosting its own stage at the festival with a pretty superb line-up of acts.