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Three strikes against "EDM" from Calvin Harris, Avicii, and Deadmau5, plus Ultra hits Europe, Kraftwerk to play Sonar, and a new Flying Lotus documentary

By Beatport News Editors
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Man, it’s a juicy day in the world of popular dance music when you have some of the top players going on record to voice their concerns of the scene’s undoing. Not one, not two, but three step up to the plate. But first…

- KOAN Sound, Gemini, Culprate, and Asa have teamed up with Inspected Records for a donations-based downloadable recording to help the label’s Movember campaign to increase awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. (full story)

- Ultra Music Festival has announced plans to take its show on the road to Europe next year. The three-day festival will take place in Split and Hvar, Croatia. More details will be revealed in December. (full story)

- Flying Lotus has been the subject of more than a few short documentaries this year, and this one, produced by Dazed Digital, is another great look at one of modern electronic music’s truly brilliant artists. (full story)


- Sonar 2013 is shaping up already, and some of the first names have been announced, including Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Lindstrom, Hot Natured, and more. (full story)

- The always-entertaining French house producer Mr. Oizo has set up an awesome new website, and on it he’s giving away a compilation of tracks, Unreleased Unfinished Unpleasant (2004/2012), for free. (full story)

- What are the five songs that techno/house legend John Acquaviva can’t live without? (full story)

- Strike one against the current popular dance music scene. Calvin Harris to the CBC: “A lot of dance music now, it’s about being in the club and popping bottles over this cheap-sounding synth that people can make so easily.” (full story)

- Strike two? Avicii is concerned about the corporatization of “EDM.” (full story)

- Strike three. Deadmau5 to Billboard: “Burn all electronic music down, I don’t care. At the end of the day, scenes don’t evolve. Scenes are scenes. They’re there and then they’re not.” So what next?