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DJ Tips

DJ Tech Tools guides you through your first festival set

By Beatport News Editors
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For some time now, you’ve been killing it in the clubs—week-in and week-out. Now it’s time to take a big step up in terms of the size of your audience (from hundreds to thousands) and debut at your first ever festival gig. So the burning question becomes, how do you get ready to rock the masses? DJ Tech Tools has got you covered with exactly what you need to know so you can prepare for your first festival set and win over tons of new fans. In a new feature-length article, the SF-based DJ community site covers essential tips and tricks including getting a read on the crowd straight from the start, proving yourself early on, tightening up later and bringing the party, and so much more.

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Festivals

Splash House returns to Palm Springs this August

By Beatport News Editors
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Next month, Splash House will be returning to Palm Springs, California, for three summer days of sun, fun, and sizzling beats. Slated over the August 8th to 10th weekend, the all-out pool party extravaganza will take place once again at The Saguaro, The Hard Rock Hotel, and the Hacienda Beach Club. Featured artists for this latest edition include Aussie indie-dance darlings Cut Copy, A-Trak, Chromeo, Flume, Nosaj Thing, and more who’ll all perform across a range of outdoor stages and refreshing pools to thousands.

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Festivals

Stream Tomorrowland 2014 weekend 2 live now

By Beatport News Editors
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Ready for another huge helping of storybook magic? Welcome to the exciting second weekend of the 10th annual edition of Tomorrowland, one of the world’s largest electronic music festivals, that kicks off today, Friday, July 25th through Sunday, July 27th in Boom, Belgium. Now, you can join in all the festivities during the exciting follow-up weekend live on Tomorrowland TV.

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Festivals

Moogfest opts to go biennial, returns in 2016

By Beatport News Editors
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Organized by the Asheville, North Carolina-based synthmaker and staged on their home turf, Moogfest had originally run during the fall. With a bit of retooling, as well as a partnership switch from AC Entertainment to Paxahau, the festival moved to April for 2014. Moog has just announced that they’ll stage their next one in 2016.

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Music News

Catch Marcel Dettmann, John Acquaviva, and Bella Sarris live at ENTER.Ibiza — July 24

By Beatport News Editors
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The White Isle was white hot again this week. Last night, on Thursday, July 24th, Richie Hawtin presented the fourth installment of his ongoing 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space with another enviable lineup. Innervisions boss Dixon, tINI, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Buttrich, and Bella Sarris, and more were all on-hand alongside the Minus man to make it a memorable night on the idyllic Spanish strand.

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Weekend Weapons

Laidback Luke celebrates Mixmash's decade mark with his current top seven heaters

By Jason Black
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Filipino-Dutch DJ producer Laidback Luke (born Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen), 37, has made a quality name for himself in the industry over the past decade as a cool, chill guy who definitely brings the heat behind the decks. Along the way, he’s played at some of the world’s biggest dance music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Ultra Music Festival, among others as well as collaborated with some of the most influential names including the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, and Diplo, among many others.

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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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