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Power of Ten

Electric Zoo 2014: The 10 Must-See Dance Acts

By Beatport News Editors
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So much dancing. So little time. The sixth annual edition of New York’s Electric Zoo returns this Labor Day weekend to Randall’s Island Park—and what an impressive slate of electronic musical talent it is. Honestly, the only true question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing over the long holiday weekend? Take heart. We’ve culled the monolithic three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and now present to you our essential Beatport News picks for one of this year’s premier dance music festival. Enjoy!

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Power of Ten

Goldie's 10 marquee moments

By Sean Lewis
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First there was acid house, then there was hardcore, and forged from their trappings, jungle formed drum & bass and gave a new generation an urban soundtrack. Over the years, drum & bass has proven itself as one of the most successful exports of the electronic music scene despite an era that fostered grumblings of its demise some years ago. It’s true it may have suffered after a peak, losing fans and some of its great producers in the process, but its true legends remained. All these years later, even some of drum & bass’ most veteran producers still manage to penetrate the charts and rule dancefloors with a feeling that other genres just can’t emulate. If the D&B scene could nominate a face as an ambassador to represent the community’s legacy, no icon would be more recognizable than Goldie.

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Music News

Marcus Intalex helms New York's Natural Selection

By Beatport News Editors
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Drum & bass icon and Soul:r stable boss Marcus Intalex will make two rare New York City appearances this weekend on Saturday, August 9th and the following weekend as well on Saturday, August 16th. Influential UK-based DJ producer Marcus Kaye, known in recent years for crafting house and techno under his popular Trevino moniker, brings his classic, experimental drum & bass sound to Tammany Hall on Saturday, August 9th for the ongoing Natural Selection event, backed by Double Dragon and residents. Then, the following week, Natural Selection will also host the Metalheadz NYC party on Saturday, August 16th featuring labelmates Doc Scott and Bailey.

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Tools of the Trade

Drum & bass duo Technimatic tour their home studio

By Sean Lewis
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In celebration of their debut LP Desire Paths, the dastardly drum & bass duo of Technimatic have hit us with something amazing. We’ve gotten a chance to speak with Peter Rogers of the Technicolour half of Technimatic (minus collaborator Andy Powell aka Komatic) and asked him to share with us some of the things that are key components to their workflow. What we got back was a rare inside peek at the workspace and the tools that it took to compile what some outlets are calling “Album of the Year.” We fully agree with that assessment and were honored with the opportunity to show you a bit of their “tools of the trade.” Catch what he had to say now.

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