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Festivals

Outside Lands reveals 2014 festival schedule

By Beatport News Editors
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Ready to create your very own custom schedule for this year’s Outside Lands festival? Now you can. Outside Lands 2014 has just released its daily lineups for the seventh annual music festival that’s taking place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park over the weekend of August 8th to 10th. Leading electronic acts including Tiësto, Disclosure, Cut Copy, Chromeo, and Flume will join main-stage contenders like Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan & Sara, among many others on this super-stacked summertime bill.

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Music News

XLR8R roams Brooklyn's wax haven Co-op 87

By Beatport News Editors
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Where do Williamsburg hipsters source their wax? From Co-Op 87, of course. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn vinyl haunt is home to the finest selection of house, disco, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and plenty more musical genres and LP oddities. Co-owners Mike Catalano and Ben Steidel are doing quite well for themselves even in a crowded area; five record shops currently surround them on all sides including local neighborhood veterans Permanent Records, Captured Tracks, and others.

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Morning Roundup

Welcome to round-up heaven featuring the 10 best live sets from Tomorrowland 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our round-up overload Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’re spotlighting the ten best sets from the first weekend of Tomorrowland 2014, Fact pulling together the best free sets on the Net this week, and Boiler Boom delivering three solid hours with UK grime’s biggest stars. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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Interview

Beatport's president Lloyd Starr speaks about the future, download farms, and what EDM means

By Jason Black
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This year, in 2014, just as Beatport marks its 10th anniversary, Lloyd Starr, 35, has been named acting president. It’s a leadership role that the former COO has been diligently working towards over his past decade with the company. You might say he’s been groomed for the position. Recently, the door opened due to former CEO Matt Adell’s exit last month. So, after much internal discussion, Starr has stepped in and up, and has never looked back. In a new mini-interview with leading music industry publication Billboard, Beatport’s new helmer opens up about the future of the digital dance music download platform, his overarching plan to increase the organization’s social media reach, their ongoing cat-and-mouse game with download farms, and the true meaning of EDM.

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Music News

Kode9, Ikonika, and Taso lead Hyperdub's 10th anniversary North American tour

By Beatport News Editors
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UK-based electronic tastemaker label Hyperdub has announced details about the North American leg of their ongoing 10th anniversary celebration. After releasing two 10 collections (with two more slated for release), several of the label’s leading acts including imprint founder Kode9, Ikonika, Taso, DJ Spinn, and JD Earl, among others will embark on a 16-date tour this fall in September. There will be confirmed city stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle as well as five select nights north of the border in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and more.

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Exclusive

Catch an exclusive Electric Zoo 2014 countdown mix from Wolfpack

By Beatport News Editors
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Belgian-based DJ duo Wolfpack have been smashing up the global dance music scene over the past few years. Initially discovered by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at Tomorrowland back in 2011, The Pack’s Steve and Ruben were immediately signed to their Smash The House stable. Their current single, “Sirens” on Steve Aoki’s LA-based Dim Mak imprint is another crowd-pleasing electro-banger.

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