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Weekend Weapons

Tube & Berger share their surefire seven Ibiza summer jams

By Beatport News Editors
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Like most top-flight European-based DJs, German deep house duo Tube & Berger (aka Arndt Rörig and Marco Vidovic) are spending their current summer basking on the beach in Ibiza. Sun, surf, sand, and soaking up some surefire island vibes are in the cards for the Kittball label bosses over the next few months. That said, we thought now was the perfect time to get their top seven deep house jams straight from the idyllic White Isle. Enjoy their current summertime selection.

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Music News

Ibiza's top 10 tracks right now according to Shazam: Vol. 3

By Beatport News Editors
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Since everyone loves a musical top 10 we thought we’d serve up another exclusive Shazam-ed list straight from Ibiza just for you. Although there are a few tracks that have been doing the business week-in and week-out including Patrick Topping’s current tech-house titan “Forget,” there are a couple of new entries below for your Balearic summer consideration.

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Beatport News

Corona SunSets: Sound of the Beach contest attracts over 1,800 DJ hopefuls worldwide, moves into phase 2

By Beatport News Editors
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Sun, surf, sand, and sun-kissed seaside beats abound. More than 1,800 DJ contestants worldwide from 83 countries heard the call out on the horizon. Each one sent in their handcrafted, essential Sound of the Beach mix. Now, the Corona SunSets: Sound of the Beach* DJ competition moves into its exciting second phase where the top 100 semi-finalists from 25 countries have been selected by our panel of dance music experts to remix Cajmere’s 1994 Chicago house classic “Brighter Days” featuring Dajae.

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Festivals

Seattle's Decibel festival unveils their 2014 artist showcase roster

By Beatport News Editors
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The 11th annual Decibel festival located in Seattle has just announced their EMP and Q Nightclub events including 11 artist showcases, three official after-hours, two OPTICAL events, and their celebratory opening gala. During the stacked event taking place from September 24th to 28th, this year’s music showcase highlights include quality offerings from dance music luminaries like Hot Creations, Hotflush, Richie Hawtin and friends, Resident Advisor, and All Gone Pete Tong, among many others. Featured artists across the annual five-night festival include MK, Lee Foss, Simian Mobile Disco, Scuba, Oneohtrix Point Never, and more.

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Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, and Luciano dazzle ENTER. tonight live from Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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Warm sun. White sand. Rolling surf. Azure ocean. And amazing, face-melting beats. The idyllic White Isle is definitely calling your name this summer. Tonight, on Thursday, July 17th, Richie Hawtin continues his 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency with another super-stacked lineup at Space. For week three, the Minus man will headline B2B with Luciano, joined by special guests Maceo Plex, Apollonia, and Marc Houle, among others who’re sure to make this a memorable night.

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Production Tips

Dusky deliver their top five ways to craft effective, club-friendly tracks

By Beatport News Editors
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London-based house duo Dusky (aka Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman) certainly know a thing or two about creating jackin’ tracks that will effectively move the masses on the dancefloor. Their latest Love Taking Over EP, the formidable follow-up to last year’s massive “Careless” is certainly evidence of that. In a new feature-length article, XLR8R tapped the dynamic dance twosome about their top five production techniques that breaks down the process of building punchy tools that will leave space for character.

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