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Coachella 2014: The 10 Must-See Dance Acts

By Beatport News Editors
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So much music. So little time. The 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns this weekend to the California desert community of Indio—and what an impressive slate of musical talent it is. Really, the only burning question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve got you covered. We’ve culled the massive three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and come up with our essential picks for this year’s premier music festival. Read on and rejoice!

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Music News

Ahead of Record Store Day, Mixmag heads to Hard Wax

By Beatport News Editors
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Berlin’s Hard Wax is one of the most storied sellers of DJ vinyl on the planet—and with good reason: they count folks like Cassy, Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert, DJ Hell, and Marcel Dettmann as past employees, to start, and that’s to say nothing of the store’s founder, Basic Channel’s Mark Ernestus. Suffice it to say, if you’re in the market for techno records, Hard Wax is your spot. With Record Store Day just a week away, Mixmag took a deeper look at the store.

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Music News

Ready for Miami? Here's your must-hit party list

By Beatport News Editors
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Miami Music Week is, of course, one of the most important weeks all year on the dance-music calendar, so if you’re heading east (or maybe that’s west, for our European friends), you’ll likely be scheduling out your plans far in advance. Allow us to be of some assistance to you with this handy guide to the best parties in Miami this March. Check out some Beatport Miami essentials here and keep coming back to this listing for more updates throughout the weeks to come.

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Festivals

Magnetic calls out 20 awesome dance-music festivals from around the world

By Ken Taylor
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It seems these days that there are as many dance-music festivals around the world as there are dance-music artists. Every day a new one appears to crop up out of nowhere. But that’s nothing to complain about, obviously; it’s just that there’s so much to choose from that it can sort of make your head spin. Fortunately, Magnetic is doing its part, and has shared a list of 20 “Life Changing EDM Festivals From Around the World.” So what makes the cut?

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Chuckie, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, and more head to Sensation's Amsterdam Pleasuredome

By Ken Taylor
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Sensation has just announced the lineup for its Welcome to the Pleasuredome event at the Amsterdam Arena on July 5, and it includes Mr. White, Chuckie, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and NERVO. Tickets for the event go on sale March 29 at 10 a.m. CET, right here. So, whether you live on the continent or are planning a summer trip abroad, get ready for one seriously huge party of white.

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