Blisspop Daily News, 8/31/15

This is your dose of Blisspop Daily News for today, Monday, August 31, 2015. Let’s begin.

  1. Hip-hop artist Big Boi and electronic-alternative outfit Phantogram finally debuted their ‘Big Grams’ side project in L.A. yesterday afternoon with Big Boi announcing that the album is forthcoming. Still waiting for Big Boi to announce a line of cheeseburgers called ‘Big Beef.’
  2. The EDM film We Are Your Friends, which we reviewed on Friday, tanked at the box office with one of the worst openings ever for a studio film debuting on 2,000+ screens. It’s okay, though. Zac Efron, who was paid to pretend to be a DJ, was still more convincing than Paris Hilton who, surprisingly, is also paid to pretend to be a DJ.
  3. At last night’s VMAs proceedings, Flying Lotus and Jack Ü were the only electronic artists to win awards. But the dance genre was still less of a loser than Miley Cyrus.
  4. The owner of record store Vinyl Pimp, located in London, just acquired one of the most complete house music record collections in the world. Approximating at 24,000 records, the collection boasts everything from hi-NRG to disco to early techno and is made up primarily of records between 1983 and 1993. Somewhere in Indiana, a 37 year old man named Melvin is selling his ’87 Chevy Monte Carlo to visit this store and complete his collection of Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley singles.
  5. Kanye West is set to perform his experimental, electronica inspired LP 808s and Heartbreak in full. The one-off event will be on September 25 and will more than likely feature, among other things, campaign slogans for his 2020 nomination, little people in mirrorball unitards, and Jay-Z with a disinterested Beyoncé in attendance.