Glastonbury Festival announce artists for 2014

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.

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Skrillex talks to Mixmag about skateboarding

“I’ve always loved Vallely.”

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 announces UK tour

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

Foreign Beggars announce Koko show

Foreign Beggars will be playing an exclusive London show at Koko.

The crew, who have been wowing crowds for years and whose last album United Colours of Beggatron won plaudits across the board, will hit the venue on November 3rd with support from Lazer Sword.

Currently running dancefloors alongside Skrillex, Flux Pavilion and Vato Gonzalez, it’s a show that shouldn’t be missed and with early bird tickets on sale here, you’ve got no excuse.

Just in case you needed to know how heavy it’s going to be, watch the video below. BLAAAAOW.