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The Electric Rift

Andrew Munuz, Reporter

DILLON AND ALLISON: THE DREAM TEAM 

When word hit the EDM community that DJ superstars Dillon Francis and Allison Wonderland were teaming up and collaborating on a track together, everyone lost their mind. Appropriately, they named the track “Lost My Mind.” The song was released on Thursday, Jan. 24 and resulted in an overwhelming positive response from the EDM community. The song incorporates dreamy vocals and a heavy mix of future bass and trap. Along with their song, the pair announced a massive tour named—you guessed it— “Lost My Mind Tour,” where they will travel to over 15 major locations across the United States including Chicago at Navy Pier. 


REZZ SNATCHES YOUR SOUL WITH NEW COLLABORATIVE SINGLE 

Ukrainian native Isabelle Rezazadeh, better known by her stage name Rezz, has been rising in popularity quite rapidly in the past year and only has one way to keep going: up. On Jan. 29, Rezz released a teaser video via Twitter of her new collaboration with artist Sayer. The tweet received over one thousand likes within just an hour. With her original sound that mixes trance and trap to make an underground sound called “new beat,” Rezz will take you on a hypnotic journey through sound. 


NATHAN PHILLIPS DISCOVERED IN OLD SKRILLEX MUSIC VIDEO 

As more and more information unfolds from the incident at the Lincoln Memorial between the Covington High School students, Black Hebrew Israelites and Native Americans, some people started to recognize Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips for more than just his role in the march. Fans of Skrillex remember seeing Phillips in the music video for the song “Make It Bun Dem,” released in 2012, and they were right. Nathan Phillips plays one of the main characters and appears continuously throughout the music video. If you watch the video on YouTube, Phillips plays a father whose house is about to be foreclosed on when he his saved by his son performing a ritual dance in their backyard. Nathan can be seen in the video performing a ritual looking drum song as well. Regardless of your political views or opinions on the matter, there is no denying Phillips has a rather unusual and interesting connection to the EDM world.