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Weekend Weapons

Kove rips through his top eight club cuts

By Sean Lewis
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Last year, UK-based drum & bass producer Kove claimed the drum & bass charts with his smooth, epic roller “Searching.” Since then, we’ve had a few updates from the producer with his most recent being the melodic ride, “Way We Are” featuring some fetching vocals from chanteuse Melissa Steel. His popularity has gained him regular rotation on radio and appearances from Ibiza to the US and throughout Europe. Recently, we got the chance to catch up with him and get a fresh tip sheet of his current club favorites.

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Music News

Disclosure to develop their sophomore album this September

By Beatport News Editors
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Recently, UK house duo Disclosure revealed plans to set up a studio in London and believe that the “change of scene” from the suburban studio in which they wrote debut album Settle “will be good.” As Mixmag is currently reporting, the Lawrence brothers revealed their plot during Superstar DJs, the Channel 4 series based on the lives of electronic music superstars hosted by Annie Mac.

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Music News

RBMA unveils Tokyo 2014 artist roster

By Beatport News Editors
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Red Bull Music Academy has introduced the full list of 60 participants for this year’s academy in Tokyo that will run from October 12th through November 14th. In keeping with past events, there will be a combination of workshops, lectures, production sessions, and parties. The complete list features 60 artists from 34 countries. There will be a few established electronic producers in attendance including Xosar, WIFE, Larry Gus, Ossie, and Mumdance, among others.

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Interview

Robert Hood on techno: "I just want to help inspire, put that inspiration back in others"

By Beatport News Editors
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During his recent Movement 2014 set, Detroit techno pioneer Robert Hood, 49, did something unexpected. He had a bit of family fun during his Underground stage set by letting his 18-year-old daughter Lyric (who wants to be a DJ) play a few tunes including Martin Garrix’s “Animals.” Unexpected sure. But it simply shows that Hood is all heart, all family — and doesn’t care much what pundits or techno purists think about his music. And you’ve got to respect a guy who’s always followed his own path. In a new feature-length interview with Resident Advisor, the techno icon talks about faith, music, and the Motor City.

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Cratedigger Essentials

FaltyDL cues up his favorite 10 eclectic beat classics

By Jason Black
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New York-based beat-making aficionado FaltyDL (aka Drew Lustman) loves digging in the crates at record stores around the world for lost classics. It’s kinda his thing. So we figured that the Blueberry Records boss would be a perfect fit for our ongoing editorial series that spotlights forgotten jams. To his credit, Lustman didn’t disappoint, dusting off essential older selections from leading electronic artists including Aphex Twin, Anthony Shakir, Theo Parrish, Seiji, and Tek 9, among others.

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