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The first half of Steve Aoki's double album drops in August; will headline MSG

By Beatport News Editors
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Steve Aoki just announced to Billboard that he’s set to drop the first half of his double album Neon Future, via his own Dim Mak imprint, on August 12. The release will be followed by a headlining show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on August 16, and Neon Future II will arrive early next year. The record finds Aoki collaborating with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun, will.i.am, Flux Pavilion, Bonnie McKee, Machine Gun Kelly, and Wacka Flocka Flame, the latter of whom appears on the LP’s first single, “Rage the Night Away.”

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Jack U, Tiësto, and Disclosure top HARD Summer 2014 lineup; watch trailer and get tickets now

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Watch out weekend warriors for LA’s own strawberry gang! When they attack, they go hard! HARD Summer just released its official 2014 lineup premiering in a new trailer and what an impressive list it is. Skrillex and Diplo (as Jack U), Tiësto, Disclosure, Dillion Francis, A-Trak, and more are playing one of Southern California’s premier electronic music festivals that’s slated to take place at the Whittier Narrows in El Monte, CA. on August 2nd and 3rd. Catch the full trailer now and get tickets here.

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This week on Play: Win a Monster prize pack and a Garuda release in Gareth Emery’s “Eye of the Storm” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got English-born artist Gareth Emery on-tap. He’s a true DJ chameleon, shifting musical styles with ease to whatever suits him in the moment. After all, you don’t get to be one of the biggest names in dance music by confining yourself to any lone genre. Known for his keen sense of blending house, progressive, and trance into his live sets and his music, Emery’s versatility is a big reason for his current global success. He prides himself on defying simple categorization. “I’ve been a fervent anti-genre campaigner from the beginning,” he says. “My aim is to express myself through good music no matter the genre.” Well said. Make your mark by reworking Gareth Emery’s driving anthem “Eye of the Storm” featuring singer Gavin Beach.

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Scuba hatches new Phenix podcast mix for your headphone-listening pleasure

By Jason Black
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Die-hard fans of Scuba and his leading electronic label Hotflush have something to cheer about here. The British-born, Berlin-based artist (real name Paul Rose) has followed up the recent release of Phenix 1, the first in a three-part EP series, with a companion 70-minute podcast mix. In addition to all four tracks from the EP getting included, Scuba works in cuts from like-minded house artists like Paul Woolford, Joy Orbison & Boddika, and Dense & Pika. Perfect for late-night headphone listening, it’s gorgeously atmospheric and mood-driven music. Listen in now.

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Flosstradamus give away the 420-friendly Wake and Bake EP

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While Dillon Francis was giving out Easter treats on Sunday, Chicago duo Flosstradamus took a different approach to observing April 20. Yes, as many of you know, the day coincided with 420 celebrations the world over (if you don’t know what we’re talking about, Google it, maaaan), so Flosstradamus, being the funny guys that they are, chose to give away their new EP, Wake and Bake, fittingly on that day.

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