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Fatboy Slim kicks off Café Mambo's 20th anniversary celebration in Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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Looks like it’s eat, sleep, rave, repeat for Mr. Slim. Café Mambo, Ibiza’s infamous sunset spot, has just revealed that Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim will be spinning a special, two-hour set at the popular venue on Monday, August 4th starting at 9:00 pm. It’s all a part of the club’s 20th anniversary celebration. As you may know, Cook has a certain knack for hosting beach parties over the years including four massive Big Beach Boutique events in Brighton, UK as well as one at Flamingo Beach in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil boasting 366,000 fans.

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Jack Beats chat winning DMC, signing with Skrillex, and "Beatbox"

By Jason Black
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In an exclusive Beatport News interview, we sit down with London-based duo Jack Beats inside San Francisco tastemaker vinyl shop Vinyl Dreams to chat about their musical evolution from DMC-winning turntablists to eclectic house beatmakers, linking up with Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore) and his LA-based OWSLA crew, and their latest single “Beatbox” that affirms their deep hip-hop roots.

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Kaskade joins Chromeo, Flying Lotus, and RL Grime for Summer Set Festival 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Dance music. Camping. Pure magic. Nestled out in the idyllic, woodsy mid-West, the third annual Summer Set Festival 2014 has just revealed its second wave of confirmed artists who’ll converge over the weekend of August 15-17th. Grammy-nominated Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon), Flux Pavillion, and Twin Shadow will join already confirmed marquee acts like Chromeo, Bassnectar, Green Velvet, Claude vonStroke, Flying Lotus, and RL Grime, among others.

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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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The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, and Nina Kraviz headline Space's opening night in Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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Ready to hit the sun-soaked beach and the summertime dancefloor in Ibiza? We’ll race you there. When you arrive on the idyllic Spanish isle, you’re first stop will most likely be Space, the oldest and the longest running opening night. For the club’s 2014 season kick-off, Opening Fiesta on Sunday, May 25th, you can catch The Chemical Brothers alongside Basement Jaxx, Nina Kraviz, and Deep Dish, among others from 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon to 6:00 am Monday night across five rooms.

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Morning Roundup

Felix da Housecat sounds off on crafting future classics and Mark Ronson champions sampling in his TED Talk

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our action-packed Monday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Felix da Housecat sounding off on producing future classics, Mark Ronson championing the benefits of sampling in a new TED Talk, and a look inside how the B2B set is taking over the outdoor festival circuit. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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Electric Zoo 2014: Jack U, Zedd, and Kaskade headline first-wave artist roster

By Beatport News Editors
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Cue up the pink elephants on parade. New York City’s premiere electronic music festival is returning to Randall Island Park over Labor Day weekend (August 29-31) for its sixth annual event with a massive artist lineup. Main-stage headliners Jack U (Skrillex and Diplo), Zedd, Kaskade, Knife Party, and Nicky Romero, among others will join must-see dance acts like Sasha, Danny Tenaglia, Jamie xx, Nicole Moudaber, Seven Lions, Madeon, Netsky, and more.

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