Glastonbury Festival have announced the first wave of artists for their 2014 event this morning taking place between 27th-29th June. Take a look at these and then try and work out who the headline ‘special guests’ are. There are more to be announced soon but rumours flying around that a Led Zeppelin line up could be the guests. Thoughts? Rumours also flying around that Shepard Fairey is doing artwork for the band right now for a forthcoming release.
Dubstep producer Skrillex talked to Mixmag this week and declared his skills on a deck and more on record in a recent Q&A.
Read on for more…
When did you first start skating?
I first started skating when I was about nine – that was in San Francisco. Then, when I was about twelve, I moved to LA and used to skate at spots like Verdugo Hills high school, which is a really famous spot. I was always more into ‘go big’ – seeing how many stairs I could jump. My claims to fame when I was young were ollying the twelve-stair, pop shuvits, kick-flipping the six stair, stuff like that. I was also playing in punk bands at the time.
So do you still skateboard?
Absolutely. On the Mothership tour I’d skate for hours before a show. I’d work up a real sweat and be hyped before I went on stage.
Was your manager not against it – just in case you broke a wrist and couldn’t DJ?
Nah man! I’m not going to give it up. For me skateboarding is a bit like getting piercings and having my ears stretched. I’ve had them like that since I was young, but if I didn’t have them already, at this age, I probably wouldn’t get them done. Likewise, I’ve skateboarded for a long time, so I know my way. But if you weren’t that deep into it and you tried to go hard now, you could really fuck yourself up. Everybody is a bit more fearless when they’re young. Nowadays, I’m just doing flat down tricks – fun boxes and that kind of thing.
Read the rest of this interview discussing Steve Berra, Koston and more here.
Skrillex will be hitting the UK on a headline tour in November and December.
The producer, who will release his new single ‘Ruffneck (Full Flex)’ on September 5th will kick things off on November 16th at London’s Koko before heading out for some mainland European dates and returning to Glasgow to continue the UK shows.
The full list of UK dates is:
16th Nov London Koko
26th Nov Glasgow ABC
28th Nov Sheffield Leadmill
29th Nov Bristol Academy
30th Nov Nottingham Rock City
1st Dec Manchester Warehouse Project
2nd Dec Dublin, O2 Academy
3rd Dec Belfast, Mandela Hall