Lots has gone on in the music world in the past week, not least of all the following events.
Radiohead bounced back elegantly from a blackmail attempt: a hacker obtained hours of recordings from the late 90s and threatened to release them unless the iconic members ponied up a large sum: $150,000 to be exact. Instead, the members self-released the roughly 18 hours of content, donating proceeds to an environmental group.
Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac, has announced that Nocturnal Wonderland will be relocating. Apparently, a new sound ordinance mandating music to end around midnight is the main reason for the change. Nocturnal is coming up to its 25th year, and is Insomniac’s longest-running festival. This will be the last year at Glen Halen.
There’s a lot of new releases this week. Illenium has admitted the release date for his new album, Ascend. Diplo and Carnage have collaborated for a unique sound. Flume has released new music with London Grammar. And there’s now live footage available from Skrillex’s Ultra Korea set. Enjoy these new drops while you soak up the summer sun!