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Here’s How 20 of Your Favorite DJs Are Spending Their Summer Vacations



No gigs? No problem.

With 2020’s festival season scrubbed from the calendar, our DJ friends are not having normal summers.

While the world’s dance music producers would typically be jetting from stage to stage, club to club and country to country, they’re instead currently staring at empty calendars and, much like the rest of us, figuring out ways to fill the newfound free time.

For many, the answer has been heading into nature, with myriad artists trekking to the mountains, the desert and various national parks. Some producers are kicking it at home alone, some are hanging with family, some are enjoying water sports in Ibiza and some are showing off their beach bodies.

Here are how 20 of your favorite DJs are spending their free time this summer.


The Los Angeles-based producer trekked north to Yosemite National Park to take in the landscapes and remind the world that Breonna Taylor’s murderers have not yet been arrested.


The also Los Angeles-based producer went east to climb into the cliffs — and away from other humans — at Zion National Park.

Martin Garrix

The Dutch producer mastered levitation in Ibiza.

Steve Aoki

It was no shirt, no shoes, no problem when the producer strapped on a guitar for a musical pool party.


The  producer and his stylish wife demonstrated their “specialty” via a pair of elevator selfies.

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Elevator selfies are our specialty 👌🏼

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While up in Canada, Rezz social-distanced at home with Marilyn Manson.

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REZZ (@officialrezz)'in paylaştığı bir gönderi ()


Dance music’s resident nice guy got his skate on at an epic looking abode in Malibu.


Meanwhile, one half of Galantis enjoyed the epic beauty of the group’s native Sweden.

Nicky Romero

The producer embodied the good life while soaking up the sun on a jet ski in the Balearics.


The masked producer practiced social distancing in true superstar DJ style — while on a casual boat cruise past the cityscape.


The Norwegian producer, who released his edit of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” last week, gave piano lessons to his adorable young nephew. His caption noted that “it’s not going that well so far,” but really there is nothing not to like about this scene.


Alesso trekked to Joshua Tree in California for his 29th birthday on July 7, settling into a vintage Airstream trailer and enjoying a Budweiser while celebrating in the desert.

Charlotte de Witte

The Belgian phenom actually went back to work, writing, “feels almost surreal to be back on the road…Please be safe and responsible. See you on the dancefloor,” before a sold-out show in Sicily.

Oliver Heldens

Meanwhile, the Dutch artist just horsed around, joking on Insta, “Did you hear about the man who was hospitalized with six plastic horses inside him? The doctor described his condition as stable.”

Amelie Lens

The Belgian producer also celebrated the animal kingdom, telling sweet stories of a dog rescued by her parents. (And sharing a selfie with the pup as well.)

David Guetta

The superstar producer showed off some seriously ripped abs, #nofilter style, as he soaked up the poolside vibes.

DJ Snake

Meanwhile, the fellow French producer put on multiple layers of very expensive seeming clothing and made social distancing look extremely cool and dramatic.

Alison Wonderland

The artist proved that Mountain Dew works any time of day with a 4 a.m. Baja Blast.

Nora En Pure

In Switzerland, Nora En Pure hung with the GOAT(s).

Kevin Saunderson

In Michigan, the techno icon traded the darkness of clubland for some serious poolside sunshine.

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Blood, butts and Cara Delevingne in Halsey’s new music video



Singer Halsey releases a new ultra-trash music video. Violence, sex and Cara Delevingne are mixed together in “Nightmare”.

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Virtual Reality company buys Napster, aims to create “truly next generation” streaming service




MelodyVR, a virtual reality platform, has purchased streaming giant Napster for $70million (£53m).

Founded in 1999 as a pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing Internet software that emphasized sharing MP3s, the platform served 10.8 billion streams two decades later in 2019, with annual revenues of $113 million.

Now, MelodyVR, who hosted virtual festival Wireless Connect back in June, have acquired Napster, stating that they wish to transform it into “a truly next generation music service.”

Anthony Matchett, the CEO of MelodyVR, said: “MelodyVR’s acquisition of Napster will result in the development of the first ever music entertainment platform which combines immersive visual content and music streaming. For music fans today, live and recorded music are intrinsically linked. We are as keen to see our favourite artists perform live as we are to listen to their albums.

In July this year, London’s Brixton Academy was announced as the venue for a series of live, 360-degree, Virtual Reality gigs presented by Live Nation U.K. and MelodyVR. While no line-ups or dates have been announced yet, ‘Live From O2 Academy Brixton’ promises immersive experiences for fans. Those who “attend” will be able to choose a particular spot in the venue from which to watch the show via the MelodyVR app.

American group Cypress Hill, who were due to kick off a world tour earlier this year, livestreamed a performance from the band’s studio via MelodyVR in June.

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Juice Wrld’s Legends Never Die Had The Biggest Week Of Any Album in 2020




When Juice WRLD tragically died at age 21 late last year, he left behind so much — a career that promised to keep climbing higher, a loyal fanbase, and, as prolific artists tend to have, a vault of unreleased material he’d been hard at work on. That’s why it’s no surprise that his third album (and first posthumous one), Legends Never Die, is a smash, including collaborations with Halsey, Trippie Redd, Marshmello, and more.

How much of a smash? YesYou! reports that Legends Never Die had the biggest week for any album in 2020 yet, debuting at No. 1 on the Yes You! 200 albums chart and moving 497,000 units. That makes it the largest streaming week for the year and fourth-largest streaming frame for an album, ever.

Legends Never Die is Juice WRLD’s second No. 1 album following 2019’s Death Race for Love, which spawned the singles “Robbery” and “Hear Me Calling.” It also replaces another posthumous album at the top of the chart: Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, from late Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke, which topped the chart last week.

Halsey, whose collab “Life’s a Mess” was released as the project’s third single, remembered her friend fondly on Instagram with a touching tribute upon its release. “Juice was one of the greatest people I have ever known, and one of the most brilliant artists we will ever live to witness,” she wrote. “A true genius who had lyric and melody spilling out of him without any second thought or hesitation. And a beautiful soul who believed in spreading love and creating a community for people to feel less alone.”

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