First Dibs: Diplo Rocks VH1’s New Series, Hit the Floor

Demand is rising for Daft Punk robot helmets, One Direction gets into the publishing business, and David Bowie’s former bassist passes away.

  • Super-producer Diplo knows how to amp up crowd. Now the Mad Decent maestro will have his music featured in VH1’s new scripted series Hit the Floor. The show features the glamorous world of a Los Angeles pro basketball dance troupe and the pitfalls behind the allure. Tune in to the show May 27 at 9 p.m. ET and watch the clip above to see how Diplo makes these ladies get down. [VH1]
  • Devoted Daft Punk fans are dropping thousands of dollars for replicas of the electronic duo’s signature robot helmets. If you happen to have to skills to whip up one of these babies, you should certainly get a piece of the action. [Stereogum]
  • All fans ever wanted to know about One Direction’s rise will be found in their forthcoming book, being released late this summer. Between the book and their summer tour, Directioners better start saving their pennies. [MTV]
  • Trevor Bolder, the former bassist with David Bowie’s Spiders from Mars band, has died at 62. The musician was part of Bowie’s prolific rise in the early ’70s and toured until recently, when his health deteriorated after a cancer diagnosis. [BBC]