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Morning Roundup

Martin Solveig benefits Colorado tonight, Plastikman hits NYC's Guggenheim, the Three Chairs drop a nine-hour set, and DJ Stringer Bell (aka Idris Elba) speaks with GQ

By Ken Taylor
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There’s a lot of action to get to in today’s roundup, but first off, Martin Solveig is set to help out the victims of Colorado’s floods tonight at Denver’s Beta club. See how you can help, too.

- If you caught the news last week, you likely saw that the Denver area got hit by some pretty horrible rains and flooding. To help ease the financial burden a bit, Martin Solveig and club Beta are raising funds for the Red Cross by donating all proceeds from Solveig’s gig there tonight. Tickets are only $10. (full story)

- Before Idris Elba played the calculating Stringer Bell on The Wire, he did his fair share of DJing—still does, in fact. Check out this long-form interview with the man, much of which takes place during his summer Ibiza gig. (full story)

- Man, it feels like summer just arrived (at least at BP News HQ in San Francisco), and folks are already planning their 2014 tours, like Disclosure, who head out to the US and Mexico in January and February. (full story)

- James Blake is postponing a few of his southern US tour dates in order to attend the Mercury Music Awards. Sorry, New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Nashville! (full story)

- Richie Hawtin will be performing as Plastikman at New York’s Guggenheim Museum on November 6 to raise funds for the institution. His brother, Matthew, opens. (full story)

- Detroit’s Three Chairs (actually four dudes: Kenny Dixon Jr., Marcellus Pittman, Rick Wilhite, and Theo Parrish) recently dropped nine back-to-back-to-back-to-back hours of science on Croatia’s Dimensions Festival. They spoke with The Guardian beforehand: (full story)