MTV plans to highlight EDM (electronic dance music) at the MTV Movie Awards this year.
Although most of the performance lineup consists of acts ranging from indie to hip-hop, MTV plans to highlight EDM throughout the whole show. To do this they enlisted the help of Martin Solveig. Solveig will be the house DJ for the night, remixing themes from iconic films, including Star Wars, Jaws, and Pulp Fiction.
Amy Doyle, head of music and talent strategy at MTV, said in a statement to Reuters:
“Music has always been core to the awards, but this year, we wanted to expand its presence to serve as the primary connector that drives the entire show. Having a house DJ … will add an exciting new layer to the show and is a continuation of our full embrace of the EDM movement.”
Just added to the list of performers was Ohio rock duo, Black Keys. They will be performing “Gold on the Ceiling,” the second single from El Camino’s album. They join already announced performers Fun. and Wiz Khalifa.
The MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by Russell Brand and will air on MTV Sunday June 3 at 9pm.