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Weekend Weapons

Mikey Lion unveils his ultimate 10 Burning Man tracks

By Jason Black
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This weekend, over 60,000 revelers will be making their pilgrimage out to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada for the 28th annual Burning Man festival. What began as an intimate 20-person bonfire gathering on San Francisco’s Baker Beach by event pioneers Larry Harvey and Jerry James, has grown into the hedonistic, spiritual spectacle we know and love today. San Diego-based DJ producer Mikey Lion is one of this year’s attendees bringing along a clutch of hand-picked desert-friendly selections to move the masses. Over the course of next week, he and his Southern California Desert Hearts brethren will be playing at a multitude of events including their very own Desert Hearts Block on Wednesday, August 27th and we were curious to find out what’s on his set-list at the moment. So, here it is, Mikey Lion’s ultimate 10 Burning Man tracks to get you in the mood to dance out in the stark Nevada desert.

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Beatport Mixes

Cajmere presents his exclusive Sound of the Beach mix

By Beatport News Editors
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Ibiza. Playa del Carmen. Acapulco. Miami Beach. Waikiki. No matter where you are in the world, house music is the perfect soundtrack to any idyllic beachside scene. Chicago house legend Cajmere (born Curtis Jones) knows exactly what you need to create the quintessential Sound of the Beach. His exclusive 60-minute Corona SunSets mix includes 16 slammin’ house tracks from Hot Creations’ Jamie Jones, Gene Farris, Maceo Plex, Kenny Larkin, Radio Slave, Robert Dietz, and Cajmere himself.

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Music News

Watch Skrillex's Mothership tour 2014 recap now

By Jason Black
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He came. He saw. He raged. Skrillex has just wrapped up his massive Mothership Tour 2014 in support of his latest album Recess with a tight recap video. The 19-date, coast-to-coast summer electronic extravaganza spanned a host of major North American cities including New York, Detroit, Kansas City, Denver, and Portland, as well as Toronto. As you’ll discover, the Skrill man was in fine form supported by close friends and compatriots Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Milo and Otis, and What So Not.

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Music News

Claude vonStroke, Dixon, and Richie Hawtin rule ENTER.Ibiza next Thursday, August 28, live from Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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Claude vonStroke. Dixon. And Richie Hawtin. All on the same bill. Even for ENTER.Ibiza, week nine at Space promises to be an embarrassment of musical riches. On Thursday, August 28th, the Minus man will be joined by Berlin-based Innervisions boss Dixon on the Terrace all night long. Elsewhere that night, Dirtybird honcho Calude vonStroke brings the tech bootie grooves to the Sake bar, as well as special guests Paco Osuna, Jon Gaiser, and resident Bella Sarris throughout the night.

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Music News

Catch Disclosure's Wild Life show recap in Detroit

By Beatport News Editors
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Earlier this month, UK-based dance duo Disclosure hit Motown for the Detroit edition of their groundbreaking Wild Life show series. If you didn’t make it, In The Mix has helped to deliver the next best thing to being in the front row. Paxahau, one of the show’s organizers, has served up a recap video of the rowdy night. While brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence were obviously the main attraction, they shared the stage with a quality line-up including Schoolboy Q, Erno the Inferno, Ryan Hemsworth, Tom Trago, and hometown techno hero Kevin Saunderson.

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Ice Bucket Challenge: Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, and Dubfire take the plunge for a good cause

By Jason Black
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This short video proves once and for all that dance music does have a big heart. The headlining dance trio of Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, and Dubfire are the latest big names to help raise awareness for the neurodegenerative disease ALS by taking the plunge in Ibiza at Amnesia. Oh, and LA socialite-turned-DJ Paris Hilton makes a cameo to boot: “That was fuckin’ dope.”

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Weekend Weapons

Daniel Avery divulges his top six techno stunners

By Jason Black
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UK-based underground dance hero Daniel Avery is headed to the States over the weekend for a string of live dates. The Phantasy Sound artist and fabric resident will begin his mini-tour at Chicago’s Smart Bar, spinning alongside Harry + JPEG on Friday, August 22nd. He’ll then make his way to the Pacific Northwest for his Seattle debut, playing an event put on by Decibel at Re-bar on Saturday, August 23rd. Avery will wrap up his mini-tour with an appearance at LA’s indie-dance extravaganza FYF Fest 2014 on Sunday, August 24th, joined by Phantasy label mate Conan Mockasin, as well as Four Tet, and Jamie xx. Since he’s headed Stateside to our shores, we were curious about what to expect from his live sets. So we thought it was the perfect opportunity to get his top six techno stunners of the moment. Here’s his list.

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