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This week on Play: Win a set of Monster DNA Pro headphones and an Instant release in Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas’ “Caught Up” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! Welcome to another edition in our ongoing remix extravaganza. This week, we’ve got Detroit’s own Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas who’re a wide-ranging, high-energy rock & roll band that formed back in 2008. Their sound reflects all of the Motor City’s musical traditions as well as some beyond its geographical and multicultural boundaries. Traces of Motown, tough vintage R&B, Latin grooves, raucous surf, neo-psych, roots rock, cinema jazz, and even retro ’60s girl group pop all get thrown into their mercurial, often gritty mix. Ready to make your mark by winning our latest Play competition? It’s time to tackle a real challenge by remixing Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas’ bluesy rocker “Caught Up” from their debut album Secret Evil.

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Morning Roundup

Disclosure and Mary J. Blige join forces (again) and Diplo gets boo-ed at Burning Man

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our action-packed Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Disclosure and Mary J. Blige collaborating on new music, Diplo getting jeered off-stage for his odd track selection at Burning Man, and a full three-day Electric Zoo recap from out on New York’s picturesque Randall Island. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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Festivals

Sensation unveils upcoming Dubai edition

By Beatport News Editors
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Sensation, the world’s leading dance event, has revealed its first-ever outdoor edition slated for Friday, October 31st in Dubai, U.A.E. Confirmed artists for their latest all-white party include Dutch dance phenom Martin Garrix, Roger Sanchez, An21 & Max Vangeli, and Hard Rock Sofa, alongside Sensation resident Mr. White.

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Music News

Electric Zoo shuts down early due to severe thunderstorms

By Beatport News Editors
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The sixth annual Electric Zoo was forced to cancel its last day of the festival due to severe thunderstorms closing in on the Randall Island area. The New York-based festival issued a press release on Sunday, saying organizers decided to shut it down early after speaking with city officials. “In collaboration with New York City officials, Electric Zoo has made the decision to shut down the festival for the remainder of the day. We apologize to our fans, but ultimately our main concern is for the safety and security of all attendees, artists and staff.”

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tINI, Richie Hawtin, and Dubfire delight ENTER.Ibiza this Thursday, September 4, live from Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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If you’re Richie Hawtin, how do you top the first nine weeks of ENTER.Ibiza? Bring out the big guns, of course. This Thursday, September 4th at Space, the iconic techno hero will be playing alongside Iranian powerhouse Dubfire in the main room. While over in the Sake bar, German dance luminary tINI will be dropping her curated blend of house and techno. Additionally, ENTER.Ibiza special guests on the night include Paco Osuna, Christian Smith, Mano Le Tough, Guti, BLOND:ISH, as well as resident Bella Sarris.

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Get Physical Music and Poesie Musik present Beatport Live this Thursday, September 4, direct from Berlin

By Beatport News Editors
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Ready for a well curated house party right in the heart of the German capital? Look no further. Join us this Thursday, September 4th as Beatport Live, First We Take Berlin, and the world’s leading DJ brand Traktor proudly present a Get Physical Music and Poesie Musik showcase at Berlin’s infamous Arena Club featuring Wankelmut, M.A.N.D.Y., German Brigante, and more. It’s all part of this year’s exciting FWTB festival.

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Electric Zoo 2014: The 10 Must-See Dance Acts

By Beatport News Editors
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So much dancing. So little time. The sixth annual edition of New York’s Electric Zoo returns this Labor Day weekend to Randall’s Island Park—and what an impressive slate of electronic musical talent it is. Honestly, the only true question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing over the long holiday weekend? Take heart. We’ve culled the monolithic three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and now present to you our essential Beatport News picks for one of this year’s premier dance music festival. Enjoy!

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Electric Zoo 2014 unleashes first-ever live Reddit feed

By Beatport News Editors
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Cue the entire electric animal menagerie. Like King Kong, New York’s sixth annual Electric Zoo festival takes over Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend for three action-packed days of sun, fun, and raving frivolity. As luck would have it (for those of you that can’t attend), the massive outdoor event will also be the first-ever music festival to introduce live blogging via online community site Reddit. EZoo staff will curate social media posts from fans, artists, and attendees into an engaging, up-to-the-minute content stream: photos, video, and lots more.

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