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Weekend Weapons

Laidback Luke celebrates Mixmash's decade mark with his current top seven heaters

By Jason Black
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Filipino-Dutch DJ producer Laidback Luke (born Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen), 37, has made a quality name for himself in the industry over the past decade as a cool, chill guy who definitely brings the heat behind the decks. Along the way, he’s played at some of the world’s biggest dance music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Ultra Music Festival, among others as well as collaborated with some of the most influential names including the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, and Diplo, among many others.

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Festivals

Outside Lands reveals 2014 festival schedule

By Beatport News Editors
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Ready to create your very own custom schedule for this year’s Outside Lands festival? Now you can. Outside Lands 2014 has just released its daily lineups for the seventh annual music festival that’s taking place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park over the weekend of August 8th to 10th. Leading electronic acts including Tiësto, Disclosure, Cut Copy, Chromeo, and Flume will join main-stage contenders like Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan & Sara, among many others on this super-stacked summertime bill.

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Exclusive

Catch an exclusive Electric Zoo 2014 countdown mix from Wolfpack

By Beatport News Editors
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Belgian-based DJ duo Wolfpack have been smashing up the global dance music scene over the past few years. Initially discovered by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at Tomorrowland back in 2011, The Pack’s Steve and Ruben were immediately signed to their Smash The House stable. Their current single, “Sirens” on Steve Aoki’s LA-based Dim Mak imprint is another crowd-pleasing electro-banger.

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Music News

Tomorrowland 2014: Hardwell, Skrillex, and Alesso drop weekend 1 live sets

By Beatport News Editors
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Relive all the magic from weekend one! Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, Tomorrowland, one of the world’s largest electronic music festivals, kicked off over the past weekend in Boom, Belgium. Now, you can join in all the festivities by tuning into a few of the most memorable live sets from the event including the world’s current number one Hardwell, Skrillex, and Alesso now.

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Interview

Catch In The Nest's latest clip featuring Anna Lunoe

By Jason Black
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Aussie DJ producer Anna Lunoe has been making waves here in the States since her memorable Coachella 2014 set out in the Southern California desert. Now, she sits down with Skillex’s Nest HQ family for a quick on-camera chat. In the latest third episode in this ongoing artist-driven series, In The Nest delves into Lunoe’s songwriting process, her early days as a radio station volunteer, and DJing as a form of meditation.

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Music News

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

By Beatport News Editors
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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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Interview

Michael Brun on his homeland: “Dance music is new in Haiti, but it's boomed in the last few years”

By Beatport News Editors
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Haitian-born electronic DJ producer Michael Brun, 21, is certainly wise beyond his years. Growing up on the mean streets of Port Au Prince has shaped him, being surrounded by his Caribbean country’s endemic poverty day-in and day-out. In a new feature-length interview with Billboard, Brun comments on being raised in a musical family, lending a helping hand to his homeland, and the launch of his new imprint Kid Coconut and lead-off progressive single “Zenith.”

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