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This week on Play: Win iZotope software and a Because release in Klaxons' "Atom to Atom" remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! New rave revivalists Klaxons are back again this summer with a new sun-soaked, psychedelic third album entitled Love Frequency. It’s the first LP in four years for the UK-based trio of singer and bassist Jamie Reynolds, keyboardist James Righton, and guitarist Simon Taylor-Davies since 2010’s well-received sophomore effort Surfing the Void. It’s a great opportunity for you to show off your studio skills to these coming-of-age British artists. Ready to make your mark by winning our latest Play remix competition? Join in today and rework the Klaxons’ latest indie dance single “Atom to Atom.”

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XLR8R steps into Detroit's own People's Records

By Beatport News Editors
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Detroit’s own sanctuary of wax People’s Records reflects the Motor City’s defiant, impossible-to-pigeonhole nature. Situated near what was once called the Cass Corridor, the neighborhood has since been renamed Midtown to distance itself from the area’s violent history. It’s now a part of town that reflects Detroit’s mixed reality. Safer than it once was, this part of town is filled with history, not to mention the exceptional Detroit Institute of Art, renowned live music venues The Magic Stick and Majestic Theater, and Wayne State University’s campus. Nestled in a small shopping center, the shop that was founded back in 2003 by owner Brad Hale and has now become a snug harbor for vinyl junkies, DJs, and rabid music fans alike.

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DJ Broadcast examines the "2ManyDJs effect"

By Beatport News Editors
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Have you heard the one about how there’s way too many DJs? We’ll bet you have. But sometimes the old, tried-and-true stories from back in the rave days are truly the best stories. In a new feature-length article surrounding the “2ManyDJs effect,” DJ Broadcast explores the phenomenon of how everyone’s seemingly a DJ including contributing factors like the acceleration of digital technology, free online music killing the producer-only profession, the challenges of being a promoter and curating a lineup in this current climate, and lots more.

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Ibiza's top 10 tracks right now according to Shazam: Vol. 3

By Beatport News Editors
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Since everyone loves a musical top 10 we thought we’d serve up another exclusive Shazam-ed list straight from Ibiza just for you. Although there are a few tracks that have been doing the business week-in and week-out including Patrick Topping’s current tech-house titan “Forget,” there are a couple of new entries below for your Balearic summer consideration.

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Jeff Mills cuts Belgian festival set short due to bottle-throwing incident

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Detroit techno icon Jeff Mills cut his set at Belgium’s Dour Festival short on last Thursday night, July 17th, after a bottle was thrown towards the stage from the crowd, according to Mixmag and other new reports. According to a Facebook post by fellow performer Chris Liebing, the 51-year-old techno pioneer was apparently 30 minutes into his live set at the Belgian festival before leaving shortly after the incident.

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XLR8R tours German tastemaker shop Hard Wax

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Berlin-based Hard Wax is one of the top tastemaking record shops in the world stocking all the latest vinyl releases. But don’t just take our word for it. Explore the stark, industrial Kreuzberg DJ haunt for yourself. In a new week-long feature series, trusted underground voice XLR8R will be taking an exclusive look at some of their favorite record shops from around the globe. Today, they begin their new editorial series at Hard Wax.

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