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This week on Play: Win a Korg controller and a Mobilee release in Anja Schneider’s “Dubmission” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! Welcome to another exciting edition of our weekly remix contest. This time out, we’ve got Anja Schneider who’s a true club culture chameleon, casting herself as a broadcaster, a producer, a world-renowned DJ, and as founder of Berlin-based dance label Mobilee. To be sure, she’s a “perpetual motion machine” who’s certainly one of the hardest working characters in the global dance music scene. Ready to make your mark as the grand prize winner in our latest Play remix competition? Your time is now—remix Anja Schneider’s latest deep house single “Dubmission” to gain respect and glory.

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Music News

Guardian UK explores the recent Ibiza clubland reboot

By Jason Black
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At the moment, the Peter Pan-style Spanish party isle of Ibiza is going through some serious growing pains. With fierce clubland competition from the Las Vegas Strip and Croatia that offers a cheaper European option, the White Isle’s party scene is having to expand and evolve in order to remain relevant. In a new feature-length article, The Guardian UK explores Ibiza’s rave-retooling phenomenon while highlighting seaside super-club Ushuaïa, Sankeys, Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. at Space, and more.

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Watch Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy's "1111" trailer now

By Beatport News Editors
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What do you get when you combine New York hip-hop royalty with ethereal, modern deep house production? You get 1111. A few years back, this seemingly musical odd couple met when Puff Daddy invited Gerber to fly to New York and make some music together. The result is 1111, an emotive mix of Gerber’s sophisticated […]

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Beatport curates First We Take Berlin's local-focused lineup this fall

By Beatport News Editors
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Beatport and Traktor are proud to announce that they’ll be hosting two exclusive nights at the upcoming First We Take Berlin festival this fall, curating a hand-picked local selection of innovative dance music talent. Slated on Thursday, September 4th and 5th in Kreuzberg, Berlin, these night are a part of Berlin Music week and leads up to the giant citywide Berlin festival offering a very diverse musical lineup including jazz, indie rock, hip-hop, and experimental music, and takes place at over a dozen venues across the city. Beatport has been selected to organize the DJ and more dance music-focused portion of the festival and have chosen Berlin-born and -bred labels that have been very influential in the city’s scene including the legendary Get Physical Music label, Tiefschwarz’s Souvenir Music, and Wankelmut’s imprint on-the-rise Poesie Musik, among others.

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Phase 2 voting extended until 23:59 EDT August 4

By Beatport News Editors
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Need more time to capture more votes for your signature Sound of the Beach remix? Take heart. The voting period for the exciting second phase in the Corona SunSets: Sound of the Beach* remix competition has been extended until tonight, Monday, August 4th at 11:59 pm EST. So, if you’re one of the top 100 contestant, be sure to share your remix link with your friends and family.

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XLR8R delves into Amsterdam's Dekmantel festival

By Beatport News Editors
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If you’re fortunate enough to be in Amsterdam this weekend, you’re probably headed straight to the second annual Dekmantel festival. Prominent electronic luminaries Ben Klock, Boddika, DJ Koze, Jamie xx, Jeff Talabot, Nicolas Jaar, and Theo Parrish, among many others will all be on-hand to move the masses across fives stages curated by Resident Advisor, Red Bull Music Academy, Boiler Room, and more. Sounds amazing. Yet, just in case you can’t make it, XLR8R’s got an in-depth interview with the founding trio—Thomas Martojo, Casper Tielrooij, and Matthijs Theben Terville—behind the leading-edge, three-day event.

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Insomniac's Pasquale Rotella responds to Tom Petty and a New York man has been charged in Electric Zoo 2013 death

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our Aloha Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella firing back at aging rocker Tom Petty, a 23-year-old has been charged in a drug-related Electric Zoo death from 2013, and Fact touring some of the UK’s most-influential mastering facilities. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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