This week Diplo’s girlfriend Jevon King gave birth to a baby boy, EDC Las Vegas is preparing for a virtual “rave-a-thon”, and Martin Garrix celebrated his birthday with new music.
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1. Happy Birthday Martin Garrix!
With all that he’s accomplished in life so far, it’s hard to believe that Martin Garrix is only 24! To celebrate his birthday, the star has given a gift to his fans in the form of a new collaboration with Swedish singer-songwriter John Martin, whose vocals you’ll recognise from the Swedish House Mafia hit "Don’t You Worry Child". Check out their new track "Higher Ground" now.
2. 2020 Marks ADE’s 25 Anniversary
The most important annual event in the dance music calendar, Amsterdam Dance Event, is still set to go ahead in October, despite festival around the world cancelling due to COVID-19. 2020 represents a very important year for the event, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, but it remains to be seen whether or not the show will go on.
3. First-Ever Virtual EDC Las Vegas Lineup Released
On April 23, party company Insomniac announced that they will be hosting the first-ever EDC Las Vegas Rave-A-Thon, after the flagship event was postponed until October. The digital festival will take place on the show’s original dates (May 15-17) and will feature performances from a slew of acts who were scheduled to play in Las Vegas, such as Afrojack, David Guetta, Don Diablo, Kshmr, Oliver Heldens and Yellow Claw.
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4. No Livestreams for Illenium
Illenium is a name every EDM fan knows, but it’s also one that won’t see featured on the lineups of any virtual festivals this year. The US DJ has been working hard on his third album, Ascend, and took to Facebook recently to tell fans why he’s saying no to livestreams.
“The main reason is because I don’t have a new amazing show to showcase and ascend just finished and that’s online everywhere. I’m loving how supporting the community is of the other artists doing streams but I’m really focusing on music right now and saving the live experience for our first time back together in a proper setting. Couldn’t be more stoked on the music I’m currently working on thought!! Lots of dope stuff to come! Love y’all.”
5. Happy Mother’s Day! Diplo Welcomes Arrival of Third Son
Mother's Day has just passed, adding a bit of warmth to the isolation period at home, but this one was even more significant for Diplo and his girlfriend Jevon King. In a post to Instagram, the DJ revealed that King—a former Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago— gave birth to their son, Pace, during quarantine. The post also featured photos of Diplo’s own mum as well as his ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart, the mother of his sons Lockett and Lazer.
"Thanks for giving me life and helping me create it — the three strongest mothers in the world”
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Writer: Lyn, Translator: Will | May 14, 2020
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