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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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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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Seattle's Decibel festival unveils their 2014 artist showcase roster

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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

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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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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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Louie Fresco on dedication: "There's no alternative where I'm doing something other than music"

By Beatport News Editors
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Baja-born, Barcelona-based deep house hero Louie Fresco has been dedicated, diligently working hard, and perfecting his musical craft for years. Recently, the MEXA label honcho unveiled the fruits of all that blood, sweat, and studio tears — his Autophobia album on No. 19 featuring catchy standout singles like “White Sugar” and “So Good.” Beatport News was fortunate enough to catch up with this hard-working DJ producer in the Catalan capital where we chatted about his early life in Mexicali, “remixing” Hot Creations’ Lee Foss, his upcoming whirlwind tour, and so much more.

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Disclosure unleash Wild Life in Detroit this August

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The Lawrence brothers certainly know how to rock a party — and pay their respects to boot. Following recent shows in Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Chicago, Disclosure have announced an upcoming Detroit date later this summer for their traveling Wild Life event series. At each stop on their current US tour, the UK-based house duo have extended an invitation for local dance heroes to play alongside them: Green Velvet in Chicago, Claude VonStroke in San Francisco, and MK in LA. For the Motor City’s installment of Wild Life on Saturday, August 2nd, Disclosure will be joined by homegrown techno icon Kevin Saunderson alongside Tom Trago, Ryan Hemsworth, Schoolboy Q, and Erno the Inferno.

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Theo Parrish's pearls of wisdom: "Stay dedicated, honor the craft, and be true to yourself"

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Genre-defying Detroit DJ producer Theo Parrish, 42, never looks back. Never ever. Only forward. He’s not interested in getting sucked into reflecting on Detroit’s influential mid-’90s underground scene, a thriving scene he helped create and polinate. He only wants to push himself toward the future, toward what’s possible, toward the unknown. Recently, the Sound Signature boss chatted with UK-based lifestyler Huck Magazine about what he learned from his early career, his obsession with creatively challenging himself, his latest single “Footwork,” his love of Prince, some essential pearls of wisdom along the way, and plenty more.

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DJ Mag's annual top 100 DJs poll opens, vote now

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Ready to lift up your favorite superstar DJs over the past year? Who will win 2014′s DJ Magazine who’s who in dance music list? Will it be the world’s current number one Hardwell? Or, will it be one of this year’s other talented contenders like Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Diplo, and more? Cast your ballot now in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll that’s open for voting through September 15th. Winners will be announced at the Top 100 Poll Awards on October 18th, held in Amsterdam during the ADE conference.

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