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Festivals

Beatport joins Vans Warped Tour 2014 as official stage sponsor

By Beatport News Editors
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Now celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, Beatport is proud to participate in this year’s Vans Warped Tour for the first-time ever. Kicking off in Houston, Texas on Friday, June 13th, the 20th annual Vans Warped Tour will hit 42 US cities including Dallas, Las Vegas, Portland, Cincinnati, and Atlanta before wrapping up in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, August 3rd. The confirmed lineup for the inaugural Beatport stage will include underground electronic acts such as Antiserum, Captain Capa, Crizzly, DJ Nicola Bear, and Pacific Dub, among others.

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Morning Roundup

Plastician revisits dubstep's glory days and UK director Ben Dawkins chats Burial's "Rival Dealer" as inspiration

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our Aloha Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Plastician remembering dubstep’s past while reissuing a remastered compilation, UK film director Ben Dawkins discusses using Burial’s “rival Dealer” as inspiration, and up-to-the-minute Mutek coverage continues. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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Music News

Deadmau5 rides around Toronto with Dillion Francis and Skrillex in latest Coffee Run

By Beatport News Editors
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Who’s ready to get caffeinated? In the latest episode of his popular Coffee Run series, Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) heads to his favorite Toronto coffee spot Tim Hortons with Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore) and Dillion Francis in tow. During the extended 90-minute ride along, the trio chat about Skrillex’s Mothership tour that’s currently in full swing, the release of Deamau5′s upcoming album While (1<2), as well as an accompanying tour scheduled for 2015, plus lots more.

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Martyn on the music business: "...To stay relevant...you constantly have to come up with something new..."

By Beatport News Editors
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Dutch bass producer Martyn (born Martijn Deijkers) knows that he must continually adapt his leading-edge electronic sound or get lost by the wayside in today’s up-to-the-second bass music culture. Before the release of his third album The Air Between Worlds next month on Ninja Tune, the drum & bass turned dubstep producer opens up to DJ Broadcast about being unsatisfied with his second album Ghost People, settling into his new life here in America, and rediscovered the joy of making music again.

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