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Splash House Announces August 2022 Lineups With Malaa, Nora En Pure, John Summit, More

Beloved Palm Springs pool party festival Splash House has announced the lineups for its two August 2022 events. John Summit, Dombresky, Dabin, Nora En Pure, Elderbrook and Malaa have all been confirmed to perform at the sun-kissed weekenders, scheduled for back-to-back weekends: August 12-14 and 19-21. Splash House is continuing to solidify itself as a go-to SoCal summer party with its eclectic electronic music lineups, idyllic poolside partying, resort amenities and stunning desert locale in Palm Springs. Attendees hop between three resort venues: Renaissance, Margaritaville, and Saguaro Hotels, each of which offers is own unique vibe. During the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to experience Splash House’s open-air ̶...

Madlib, Japanese Breakfast, Jungle Take Home 2022 Libera Awards: See the Full List of Winners

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has revealed the recipients of this year’s Libera Awards, which honors the successes of the independent music community. Held on June 16th, 2022, the ceremony celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Liberas with an in-person, ticketed gala at New York City’s iconic Webster Hall. EDM.com proudly presented this year’s Libera Award for Best Dance Record, nabbed by British electronic band jungle, whose Loving In Stereo album is a sultry rush of funk and soul. American Association of Independent Music Focusing on industry and advocacy awards, the night’s pièce de résistance was the Independent Icon Award, won by renowned DJ and record producer Madlib. Revered for his seminal collaborations with the late MF DOOM, among o...

Relive the Magic of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2022 With These Photos

Nestled away just miles outside of the small town of Okeechobee, Florida, stands a large acreage of land where music, arts, and incredible people come together once a year for the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. In early March, Sunshine Grove hosted the 2022 edition of the fest—and EDM.com was on the ground to capture all of the most memorable moments. The brainchild of Pasquale Rotella and his team at Insomniac, Okeechobee is a wonderland for creativity to thrive. The grounds are an oasis, a sun-kissed utopia of kinetic dance music and colorful art installations. Art installation in the Chobee Wobee village at Okeechobee 2022. brphoto.co For four days and four nights, Okeechobee featured some of the biggest named acts in the EDM sphere, such as Porter Robins...

Two injured in church bomb blast in eastern DR Congo

A makeshift bomb exploded inside a Catholic church in the city of Beni in the DR Congo’s conflict-plagued east on Sunday, injuring two just an hour before a children’s Confirmation ceremony was due to be held. The head of police in Beni’s town hall Narcisse Muteba Kashale told AFP that the explosion occurred at 06:00 and that experts from the UN’s mission to DR Congo had told “us it is a home-made bomb, a bomb that was set up for an ambush”. Beni’s vicar general Laurent Sondirya said two people were injured in the blast, which went off before crowds would have gathered to attend the Confirmation ceremony. “They were targeting a large crowd because the ceremony would bring together children, their parents and the faithful,” he told AFP, adding that “mass would not be postponed”. Traces of b...

Rebels attack Myanmar army near border, junta knocks back ASEAN plan

Ethnic minority Karen insurgents attacked a Myanmar army outpost near the Thai border on Tuesday in some of the most intense clashes since a military coup nearly three months ago threw the country into crisis. The Karen National Union (KNU), Myanmar’s oldest rebel force, said it had captured the army camp on the west bank of the Salween river, which forms the border with Thailand. The Myanmar military later hit back against the insurgents with air strikes, an aid worker in the area said. The fighting took place as the junta, in a setback for diplomatic efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said it would “positively” consider the bloc’s suggestions to end the turmoil in Mynamar but only when stability was restored. The ASEAN leaders said after meeting at the weekend...

Thousands flee to Thailand after Myanmar army’s air strikes on villages

About 3,000 villagers from Myanmar’s southeastern Karen state fled to Thailand on Sunday following air attacks by the army on an area held by an ethnic armed group, an activist group and local media said. Myanmar’s military launched air strikes on five areas in Mutraw district, near the border, including a displacement camp, the Karen Women’s Organization said. “At the moment, villagers are hiding in the jungle as more than 3,000 crossed to Thailand to take refuge,” a statement from the group said. Thai PBS reported about 3,000 had reached Thailand. Thai authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment. At least two soldiers from the Karen National Union were killed, said David Eubank, founder of the Free Burma Rangers, a relief organisation. “We haven’t had air strikes ther...

OPC: We’ll deal with killer herdsmen

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has vowed to get rid of killer herdsmen from the South West. It also offered to enforce the quit notice to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves by Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, which expires on Sunday. Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.” The socio-cultural group said: “Although the millions of law-abiding Fulani men and women living in our midst have absolutely no cause for alarm, those Fulani criminals hiding under the cloak of being herdsmen to perpetrate evil against law-abiding citizens should know their time is up. Henceforth, it will be fire for fire. “We are fully pr...

Security operatives begin house-to-house search to recover looted items in Cross River

Following Governor Ben Ayade’s order for Search of the looted items & Police Inspector General’s order for all police units to put an end to looting/destruction of lives & property and restore peace & order, the security operatives in Calabar, Cross River State on Monday began a house-to-house search for the looted items. You would recall that between Friday and Saturday last week, hoodlums and looters broke into over 35 government and private properties, looted several items and set some buildings ablaze. An eyewitness revealed that the search began at Anantigha, Calabar South local government area of the state and the security operatives were seen in two truckloads, Searching for looted items. He said “Some unknown looters returned looted items (Chair, Laptop & Television...

Police Shut Down Vigil For Mass Appeal & Street Dreams Artist Kiing Shooter In Queensbridge

Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Kiing Shooter, a rapper signed to both Nas‘ Mass Appeal Records and his brother Jungle‘s Street Dreams imprint, reportedly died from complications arising from COVID-19. Reports are coming forth that police shut down a vigil in the rapper’s Queensbridge neighborhood, shutting down the event in the process. The New York Post reports that the vigil for Shooter held this past Tuesday in Queensbridge Park was visited by local police, with the outlet saying around 50 people were in attendance at the event. Late last month, Shooter posted an image of him inside a hospital getting treatment for an undisclosed illness but it’s being reported that he possibly contracted COVID-19 while hospitalized. From Legacy.com’s obituary for Kiing Shooter: Kiing Shooter, born Willia...