Grammy win for Daft Punk boosts French EDM pride

PARIS — They’re helmeted, mute and mysterious, and they’re suddenly the pride of France. Duo Daft Punk did something no other French music group has done: Brought home four Grammy Awards in one night. Congratulations poured in Monday from French media, tweeters and bloggers — and even the U.S. Embassy in Paris. “See, France is capable of winning!” said commentator Jean-Jacques Bourdin on BFM-TV.


Another downtown Santa Fe bar has called it quits.

Resident DJ Oona Bender said Rouge Cat, 101 W. Marcy St., had its last night on Saturday. Bender described the decision to close the restaurant and nightclub as a gradual one, but said ultimately the bar’s owner didn’t want to go further into debt.
“The irony is that business was just starting to pickup,” Bender said. “We had a good run. It’s just one of those things where we gave it the best we could.”


Calvin Harris working on EDM TV comedy with Jay Z and Will Smith

Forbes DJ Rich List topper Calvin Harris is making a transition into the world of television, teaming up with Jay Z and Hollywood actor Will Smith for a comedy show on HBO.

The Scotsman is reported to have made $46 million in 2013 and this year's earnings will also be made through work as an executive producer on the show Higher, written by fellow Scot and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and based within the world of dance music.


Kim Dotcom Launched a Music Site, EDM Album and Political Party in One Week

Kim Dotcom certainly keeps himself busy. Nobody can take that away from him.

Dotcom debuted his electronic dance music album "Good Times" on a his newly-launched music sharing service Baboom on Monday. This comes just one day ahead of his 40th birthday and less than a week after we learned Dotcom is also starting a political party he dubbed the "Internet Party" to compete in New Zealand's general elections.

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