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Power of Ten

Coachella 2014: The 10 Must-See Dance Acts

By Beatport News Editors
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So much music. So little time. The 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns this weekend to the California desert community of Indio—and what an impressive slate of musical talent it is. Really, the only burning question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve got you covered. We’ve culled the massive three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and come up with our essential picks for this year’s premier music festival. Read on and rejoice!

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Music Video

Obama, Gaddafi, and the Pope lampooned in Borgore's "Illuminati" video

By Beatport News Editors
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To put it mildly, Borgore has a penchant for offending. Whether it’s his “bitches love cake” refrain in “Decisions”—the track that kicked off Miley Cyrus’ (sort of) dance-music popularity—or his not-terribly-responsible #bootyforborgore Twitter campaign. So it’s not hugely surprising that in the video for his track with Shaygray entitled “Illuminati,” nothing is sacred.

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Beatport News

David Guetta and Showtek drop zombified "Bad" video

By Beatport News Editors
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Seeking a friendly electro-house soundtrack for the end of the world? David Guetta has got you covered. Hot on the heels of joining forces at Ultra Music Festival, Guetta, Dutch production duo Showtek, and Australian vocalist Vassey have just delivered a new comic-inspired lyric video for their Beatport #1 hit “Bad.” The track is currently listed at #3 on the Beatport Top 100.

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Music News

Here's a brief primer on Busy P's Justice-rearing Ed Banger label

By Beatport News Editors
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If electro house is your thing in 2014, there’s a man you need to think—and his name is Busy P. Sure, the producer/DJ/impresario born Pedro Winter isn’t exactly singlehandedly responsible for electro house’s popularity, but his role can’t be understated. Not only did he manage Daft Punk for 10 years (during which they launched their monumental live show in 2006), but he also helped give birth to Justice—the Parisian duo who proved to be the lynchpin between the older French house style and today’s huge electro sound—via his Ed Banger label, which also ushered the careers of DJ Mehdi, Uffie, Feadz, Breakbot, and tons more.

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Moving Pictures

David Guetta drops a heartfelt tribute to Frankie Knuckles in Chicago; watch it now

By Beatport News Editors
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While David Guetta is without a doubt one of modern dance music’s biggest stars, it’s not terribly well known that the guy was a serious house head back in the day, starting some of Paris’ first house nights, playing host to Daft Punk’s earliest sets, and mixing up techno, hip-hop, funk, and disco long before most of dance music’s current crop of fans were even born. So, fittingly, when he was in Chicago last week for a gig at the city’s Aragon Ballroom, he let loose with a big dedication to Frankie Knuckles, who died earlier last week, during his set.

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Music News

AC Slater kicks off Skrillex's free Nest label with a new floor-filling five-tracker

By Beatport News Editors
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The Nest HQ has been the web portal for all things Skrillex and OWSLA. Whether it’s announcements, videos, new tracks, or just things that Sonny Moore and his friends love, it’s the place you’d go if you wanted to keep up to date with Skrillex’s seemingly endless goings-on and cultural fascinations. Now you can add “free record label” to that list, as the dubstep/electro prince has just announced the first in a series of free releases, this one coming from basshead pal AC Slater.

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