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This week on Play: Win an exclusive spin at Electric Zoo 2014 and a Mixmash release in Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin's "We’re Forever" remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got an amazing new remix competition featuring Filipino-Dutch DJ producer Laidback Luke (born Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen), 37, who has made a name for himself over the past decade. As you may already know, he’s a cool, chill dude who definitely brings the heat behind the decks. Along the way, he’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in dance music including the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, and Diplo, among many others. Now it’s your turn to impress Luke and his label management team. Ready to get discovered by winning our latest Play remix competition? Make your mark by revamping Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin’s electro-house banger “We’re Forever.

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This week on Play: Win an Elektron beat machine and a Virgin EMI release in Tensnake’s “Feel of Love” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got a challenging new remix competition with German DJ producer Tensnake (born Marco Niemerski), 39, who’s making waves on both sides of the Atlantic at the moment. Since 2010, when he released his global house groover “Coma Cat,” he’s built a loyal following throughout Europe as well as here in the States. With the release of his 2014 major label debut Glow, he showed that his adept skills in the studio weren’t just a fluke thanks to some glittering licks like the Nile Rodgers disco-tinged collab “Love Sublime”, the breezy house roller “Kill The Time”, and the electronic slo-jam “58 BPM” featuring chanteuse Fiora. So now it’s your turn to impress him by showing off what you’ve got. Ready to outclass the competition in our latest Play contest? Make your mark by reworking Tensnake and Jacques Lu Cont’s nu disco summer jam “Feel of Love” featuring Jamie Liddell taken from his debut album Glow.

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This week on Play: Win a Traktor DJ controller and a Synesthesia release in Alle Farben’s “She Moves (Far Away)" remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’re featuring an exciting, new remix challenge with German DJ producer Alle Farben (aka Franz Zimmer), 28, who’s a colorful character within global dance music culture. Combining styles and musical components that might not fit at first glance, he’s developed his own signature sound that definitely moves the multitudes of fans all across Europe. Over the past eight years, he’s released a bunch of his own original music on the Berlin-based Kallias label as well as delivering commissioned remixes for Parquet, Warner Music, and Island Records, among many others. Ready to outclass the competition in our latest Play contest? Make your mark by reworking Alle Farben’s deep-house pop jam “She Moves (Far Away)” featuring singer Graham Candy.

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This week on Play: Win a set of NOCS headphones and a 50 Weapons release in Addison Groove’s “Just You” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got the perfect selection for all you bass-music aficionados out there. Hailing from Bristol, England, Antony Williams has been kicking around over the past few years under his dubstep alias Headhunter while releasing on respected UK labels like Tempa and Nomad. Under his Addison Groove moniker, Williams has been flexing his Chicago juke and footwork influences (alongside jungle) that feature stripped-down drum machine beats, acidic basslines, and booty-rockin’, hip-hop-inspired vocals. One such selection is “Just You,” taken from his sophomore album Presents James Grieve on Modeselektor’s Berlin-based 50 Weapons. Ready to beat out the competition in our latest Beatport Play contest? Make your mark by reworking Addison Groove’s airy junglist ballad “Just You” featuring singer Josefina.

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This week on Play: Win FXpansion software and an Etage Noir release in Bryan Ferry’s “Love is the Drug” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got a true art-rock classic just for you. English elder statesman Bryan Ferry is enjoying a well-deserved career resurgence at the moment. Last month, the former Roxy Music frontman performed at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival out in the California desert. He’s also had a fruitful, ongoing creative relationship with Norwegian disco-edit king Todd Terje who’s a massive fan. Their latest effort together, “Johnny and Mary,” a standout moment on Terje’s debut LP It’s Album Time. Ready to step up and triumph in our latest Beatport Play contest? Make your mark by reworking the ’20s Jazz-tinged version of Bryan Ferry’s 1975 art-rock classic “Love is the Drug” which was originally produced for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby soundtrack.

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This week on Play: Win a DJ sound system and an Armada release in Planet of Sound’s “We Are Together” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got some dramatic deep house awaiting your deft remix touch. Planet of Sound’s Chris Allen and Commie have been making waves since the late ’90s in global dance music culture. Early on, they joined forces on standout remixes for Ferry Corsten’s 2001 trance anthem “Out of the Blue” (under his System F alias) as well as notable artists like Jakatta and Golden Girls. Now, after a decade apart, the duo have teamed up again under their Planet of Sound alias to release new original music and tackle recent remixes for UK rockers Kasabian, London Grammar, Alt-J, and many more. Ready to become the next Zedd, Candyland, or Seven Lions by winning a Beatport Play contest? Make your mark by reworking Planet of Sound’s atmospheric electronic roller “We Are Together” on Armin van Buuren’s Dutch-based dance label Armada.

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This week on Play: Win a set of AIAIAI TMA-1 headphones and an Octopus release in Sian’s “Shame Cube” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got Spanish-based Sian cued up and ready for you. This Irish-born techno fountainhead reps a classic modern approach to electronic music through his signature imprint Octopus. Embracing the more avant-garde side of club culture, his standout original material like “Farewell Mermaid” and “Sleeper Cell” demonstrates an otherworldly, slow, and hypnotic slant on mainroom dance music. Ready to make your mark and become one-to-watch in 2014? Get busy by reworking Sian’s techno slice “Shame Cube” on Octopus. Enter this Play contest now.

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This week on Play: Win a Monster prize pack and a Garuda release in Gareth Emery’s “Eye of the Storm” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got English-born artist Gareth Emery on-tap. He’s a true DJ chameleon, shifting musical styles with ease to whatever suits him in the moment. After all, you don’t get to be one of the biggest names in dance music by confining yourself to any lone genre. Known for his keen sense of blending house, progressive, and trance into his live sets and his music, Emery’s versatility is a big reason for his current global success. He prides himself on defying simple categorization. “I’ve been a fervent anti-genre campaigner from the beginning,” he says. “My aim is to express myself through good music no matter the genre.” Well said. Make your mark by reworking Gareth Emery’s driving anthem “Eye of the Storm” featuring singer Gavin Beach.

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This week on Play: Win a Pointblank Pro course and a State of the Eye release in Karin Park’s “Shine” contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we present Swedish-born chanteuse Karin Park who’s turning heads and winning hearts in the electronic dance sphere thanks to her own gilded brand of dark, sultry, synth-driven pop. As you may recall, in 2013, the statuesque singer songwriter made a notable guest vocal appearance on the Maya Jane Coles’ noir tale “Everything” taken from her breakthrough album Comfort. Park’s new single, “Shine” is a deep, poetic, and deliciously romantic slice of deep-house heaven. Ready to make your mark? Claim fame and glory by reworking Karin Park’s contemplative cut “Shine.”

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This week on Play: Win an iZotope prize pack and an Armada release in our exclusive BT Producer Challenge

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got a real blockbuster exclusive tailor-made just for you. For our exclusive BT Producer Challenge, you have the unique opportunity to sign-up, download a free 30-day trial of the new BreakTweaker plug-in (a collaboration between iZotope and BT), and use it to create your own original track. Then, BT himself will pick one lucky grand-prize winner as well as two runners-up.

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