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Morning Roundup

Disclosure and Mary J. Blige join forces (again) and Diplo gets boo-ed at Burning Man

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our action-packed Tuesday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Disclosure and Mary J. Blige collaborating on new music, Diplo getting jeered off-stage for his odd track selection at Burning Man, and a full three-day Electric Zoo recap from out on New York’s picturesque Randall Island. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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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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Festivals

Electric Zoo 2014 unleashes first-ever live Reddit feed

By Beatport News Editors
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Cue the entire electric animal menagerie. Like King Kong, New York’s sixth annual Electric Zoo festival takes over Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend for three action-packed days of sun, fun, and raving frivolity. As luck would have it (for those of you that can’t attend), the massive outdoor event will also be the first-ever music festival to introduce live blogging via online community site Reddit. EZoo staff will curate social media posts from fans, artists, and attendees into an engaging, up-to-the-minute content stream: photos, video, and lots more.

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Morning Roundup

Skrillex and Diplo open official Jack U Soundcloud with "Take U There" and James Murphy creates music from the US Open

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our action-packed Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Skrillex and Diplo opening their official Soundcloud account while dropping “Take U There,” James Murphy making music from the US Open competition, and Thump delivering their Electric Zoo freshman class picks. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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Music News

Savant hits New York this Friday, catch his hour-long throwback mix now

By Jason Black
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Although Savant (born Aleksander Vinter) has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, that hasn’t stopped the Oslo, Norway-based artist from being super-prolific, creating an impressive collection of over 10,000 original works—from classical to black metal, dubstep to drum & bass, and beyond. On a new hour-long throwback mix, he highlights 31 enviable tracks from his massive Savant vault. As he explains the new mix: “All tracks are from way back and will not be released again!”

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