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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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"Dubstep" enters Merriam-Webster's 2014 dictionary

By Jason Black
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Over the past few years, dubstep has taken over the dance charts. Now, it’s getting its due in the dictionary. The genre pioneered in the late ’90s by Skream, Benga, and the rest of the Croydon crew in South London, and popularized here in the States by Skrillex, has entered Merriam-Webster’s 2014 Collegiate edition, alongside another musical entry “auto-tune.” As Rolling Stone is reporting, a total of 150 new words and definitions including social media nomenclature like “hashtag,” “spoiler alert,” and “tweep” have been added to the wordsmith tome.

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Thump ponders why young British DJs are taking over Ibiza now

By Beatport News Editors
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With dance music’s growing popularity at home and abroad, it’s no surprise that the clubbing landscape everywhere is changing, too—and maybe that’s particularly apparent in Ibiza. Long the haven of mainstream, big-room trance and progressive house fans, the island has definitely seen its attention turn toward the underground of late.

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Morning Roundup

Peanut Butter Wolf displays his one-ton record collection in LA and Nicole Moudaber drops her live Coachella mix

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our Hump Day edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Peanut Butter Wolf putting his one-ton vinyl collection on display in LA, Nicole Moudaber’s live mix from Coachella, and Kompakt duo Walls going deep into the sonic archives for their new album. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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