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Morning Roundup

Ultra secures its second week, the musical science behind big-room electro hits, and The Bunker turns 10

By Ken Taylor
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Well, it’s official—UMF will carry on this March with its two originally planned weeks intact. And if that’s not enough to get you happy, consider these items in today’s news: Zedd’s new video and your favorite rap albums drawn out in MS Paint. Fun times ahead, to be sure, so click on through.

- The beat goes on. Despite almost derailing Ultra Music Festival’s second week, Miami has voted to allow plans for the festival to continue as previously scheduled. (full story)

- Wanna know why big-room chord progressions always get their desired effect—and all sorta have that same vibe? A dance-music theorist breaks it down: (full story)

- College Dropout, The Low End Theory, and more of your favorite rap album covers, rendered in MS Paint. (full story)

- New York techno club The Bunker celebrated 10 years of existence this past weekend. Here, Resident Advisor takes a look at its impact with an exhaustive oral history. (full story)

- FACT pens a requiem for the soon-to-be-departed Brooklyn record store Dope Jams. (full story)

- Calvin Harris and Major Lazer are slated to play this year’s X Games in Aspen, Colorado, later this month. (full story)

- Zedd has finally released the official video for his song “Clarity” featuring Foxes. Check it out below.


- And, man, folks sure are pissed about that DJ reality-TV show—which, by the way, isn’t a show just yet… in fact, at this point it’s just a casting agency. (full story)