Keith Flint dead: The Prodigy singer dies aged 49.
Keith Flint, the iconic singer in the British band The Prodigy, has died at the age of 49.
The star was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, The Sun reports.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Flint, known for his wild hair and distinctive tattoos, toured Australia with the band last month.
Their last concert was the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on February 2.
An Essex Police spokesman said: “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am on Monday
Keith Flint performs at the Gold Coast Big Day Out. Picture: Supplied
“We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
The Prodigy emerged from the underground rave scene of the early 1990s to become one of the UK’s biggest bands.
Flint formed The Prodigy with co-founder Liam Howlett after meeting at a nightclub in Braintree, Essex.
The star was known for his wild live performances. Picture: Supplied
They reached Number 1 with Firestarter and Breathe in 1996 and notched up six British Number 1 albums.
Flint was orginally a dancer for the group but featured as a vocalist on Firestarter, the song that propelled the group into the mainstream.
According to the BBC Flint was due to start a US tour in May.
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ARMIN VAN BUUREN X W&W X DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE – REPEAT AFTER ME (PREVIEW)
The year 2018 isn’t even over yet, and already there is plenty of reason to be excited about upcoming releases for 2019. If you are in the mood for a slightly generic EDM mega-collab, that is. Armin van Buuren has teamed up with W&W and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for a highly energetic floorfiller titled ‘Repeat After Me’. The Dutch king of trance actually already dropped this mystery ID during his Tomorrowland set this summer, but today we learned through Reddit that the track will actually see a release date of January 18th, 2019 on Armada Music’s sublabel Armind.
‘Repeat After Me’ contains some elements of psytrance and electro house, while also seamlessly combining W&W’s and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s signature sounds. The track builds up to a super explosive drop, and it only becomes kind of ‘AvB-trancy’ halfway through, right before it starts to bring back similar vibes as Armin’s 2014 smash hit ‘Ping Pong’. Earlier this winter, W&W also collaborated with Armin van Buuren on their hardstyle banger ‘Ready To Rave’, once again showing that the world’s former number 1 DJ in the world doesn’t shun producing tracks other than trance.
It may not be their finest production ever, but ‘Repeat After Me’ will surely do well on the dancefloor of just about any big festival coming up next year. Just like Armin’s previously released crowd favorite ‘Blah Blah Blah’, ‘Repeat After Me’ surely is an energetic banger that has the potential to become a crowd favorite once again. Check out the preview of Armin van Buuren x W&W x Dimitri Vegas & Like’s collaboration down below.
Oliver Heldens Has New Deal With RCA Records & Celebrates With New Release
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Over the past few years, Oliver Heldens has undeniably made a name for himself. He’s had impressive chart-topping releases such as ‘Melody‘, ‘Renegade Mastah‘, ‘Koala‘, ‘Flamingo‘, and more. In addition to these incredibly catchy tunes, the 23-year-old has also gained worldwide recognition via his bassline-driven and underground alias HI-LO. Under that alias, he’s released tracks such as ‘The Answer‘, ‘WTF‘, ‘MHATLP‘, and ‘Alien Technology‘.
Recently, the Dutch DJ has taken on his most impressive project to date. RCA (Sony Music Entertainment) has recruited the famous artist for a new and exciting deal.
Heldens’ latest single ‘Fire In My Soul‘ features the very talented Shungduzo‘s vocals. The track is co-produced by GrammyAwards winner Oak Felder. The new track is one of the talented musician’s favorite releases to date and is guaranteed to be stuck in your heard for days.
“WE ALL COME FROM VERY DIVERSE PARTS OF THE WORLD: THE NETHERLANDS, TURKEY, ZIMBABWE, THE US, […] WHEN WE GOT INTO THE STUDIO, I TOLD THEM I WAS VERY INSPIRED BY AFRICAN MUSIC RECENTLY, SO WE STARTED SHOWING EACH OTHER ALL THIS DIFFERENT AFRICAN MUSIC WE LIKED. THAT REALLY GOT US IN THIS VIBE TO CREATE ‘FIRE IN MY SOUL.” -OLIVER HELDENS STATED.
In celebration of this thrilling news, ‘Fire In My Soul’ is now available for streaming on iTunes and Spotify.
Check it out:
AMF 2018 DREW IN 400,000 RAVERS FROM 100 COUNTRIES [AFTERMOVIE]
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David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, LostFrequencies, KSHMR, ViciVici, W&W and many more took the stage. To to top it all off Martin Garrix was announced as the #1 DJ in the world, live from AMF.“We rave to escape reality. The one place that no matter who we are, or what star we have, and the dance floor becomes a paradise. Where all are welcome and none are judged. That moment when we close our eyes and just feel the bass pulsate through our entire body. As we dance to the rhythm of the music. This is where we belong.”Watch as the people of AMF 2018 rave like there’s no tomorrow.
AMF 2018 Aftermovie
HACKERS STEAL DATA OF OVER 60,000 TOMORROWLAND ATTENDEES
28th OCTOBER, 2018
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While the US is worrying about hackers with the midterm elections growing closer, over in Brussels, another major breach was experienced by Tomorrowland. According to a report by Brussels Times, hackers were able to infiltrate the festival’s systems and obtain the data and personal information of 64,000 attendees.
If it’s any consolation, the information obtained was from those attending in 2014; additionally, no information such as payment credentials was taken. The information stolen included names, addresses, age, postcode and gender.
“The managers of the Paylogic ticketing system noticed some unusual activity on an older system,” spokesperson Debby Wilmsen told De Standaard. “After careful analysis it appeared that an old database from Tomorrowland 2014 was concerned. The server in question was immediately taken offline.”
Everyone effected by the breach will be informed of the incident by email. Users are advised to change their passwords as a general rule of safety.
THERE’S ANOTHER COUNTDOWN ON SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA’S WEBSITE
28th OCTOBER, 2018
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Swedish House Mafia are building up the hype of their comeback one countdown at a time. The first counted down to a press conference, during which shared they are officially back in studio and performing together. Which, we already knew, but hearing it straight from the source — the news sounds even better.
The last timers set on the group’s website led to the announce of three Stockholm shows. Now, there’s another set to end over a week from now. It could be new music, or another show, or a full-on world tour for all we know. Anything is possible when it’s Swedish House Mafia.
So far, the group is set to perform a 3-night run at Tele2 Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden next May.
The next timer is set to end on November 6, 2018 at 15:00:00 UTC. Keep your eyes on SHM’s official website.
THE CHAINSMOKERS X AAZAR TEAM UP FOR SIZZLING TRAP COLLAB “SIREN” [LISTEN]
The Chainsmokers‘ new track with Aazar is rather untamed compared to most of their pop fusions. Whether you love the duo or love to hate on ’em, the surprising nature of this single is reason in itself to give it a good listen.“Siren” almost sounds like two songs mashed into one — but we’re not complaining one bit. The switch up seems warranted given the subject matter. “Siren” is all about being attracted to chaos, and the trapped out drop really builds on that note. The track is a rollercoaster of emotions and it’s easy to hear the ride go up and down as these artists collide.The jaw-dropping production is sure to put even more eyes and ears on The Chainsmoker’s growing Sick Boy collection. The updated 8-track release also includes “Everybody Hates Me,” “You Owe Me,” “Sick Boy,” and more.From country-infused “This Feeling” to the much harsher side of their sound, “Save Yourself” featuring NGHTMRE — we’re hearing the most diverse collection of music from The Chainsmokers yet.Enjoy “Siren” right here and let us know what you think of their latest!
The Chainsmokers x Aazar – Siren
The godfathers of rave are coming back to Australia
There are a lot of amazing live bands in the world. But there are but a handful that have the kind of furious energy that even comes close to what The Prodigy muster when they bring their immense live show to any given arena.
That show returns to Australia next January, with The Prodigy today announcing five enormous shows around the country as they tour on the back of their soon-to-be-released seventh album No Tourists.
They have headlined this country’s biggest festivals, they have sold millions of records, their incendiary punk-fuelled electro fury still sounds as fresh and urgent as ever, and they’ll remind us of this when they are back on Australian soil for the first time in almost four years.
The Prodigy are one of the great acts in the history of electronic music. A band that brings together music lovers of all different persuasions, and a band that commands you to move. If you haven’t seen them live, rest assured that the power and energy of their records is more than replicated in the live setting.
Support for all shows comes from Enschway and ShockOne, two locals rapidly rising through the rank of the Australian electro scene.
The Prodigy play the following shows in Australia early next year:
Thursday 24 January – RAC Arena, Perth Saturday 26 January – Bonython Park, Adelaide Monday 28 January – Brisbane Riverstage Friday 1 February – Melbourne Arena Saturday 2 February – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tickets are on sale from 10am Thursday 1 November
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