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Music News

Watch Skrillex's Mothership tour 2014 recap now

By Jason Black
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He came. He saw. He raged. Skrillex has just wrapped up his massive Mothership Tour 2014 in support of his latest album Recess with a tight recap video. The 19-date, coast-to-coast summer electronic extravaganza spanned a host of major North American cities including New York, Detroit, Kansas City, Denver, and Portland, as well as Toronto. As you’ll discover, the Skrill man was in fine form supported by close friends and compatriots Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Milo and Otis, and What So Not.

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Festivals

Tomorrowland: Bringing the world together over the past decade

By Natalie Wicks
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Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Tomorrowland is widely considered by both critics and fans alike to be the premier dance music festival in the world. We sent Beatport correspondent Natalie Wicks into the belly of the rave beast to find out if the legend lives on just outside the sleepy little town of Boom, Belgium.

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Music News

Steve Aoki: "My choice is to cake"

By Jason Black
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Love him or loathe him, Steve Aoki is one of the hardest working guys at the moment in dance music. And he’s certainly not one to shy away from the spotlight. Case in point: his well-documented onstage antics—caking and rafting and stage diving—that have made him a true prince with fans. Even so, when you’re in the all-seeing-eye of the spotlight, it can sometimes feel like a microscope. In a new editorial piece for The Daily Beast, the Las Vegas-based cakster sets the record straight once and for all including the myth about him being a “fake DJ,” not really mixing in “that video” alongside Laidback Luke, always providing “the Steve Aoki experience” at a show, the “aha moment” for him as a live performer, the viral nature of caking, and much more.

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Weekend Weapons

Anna Lunoe dives into her eight essential pool party jams

By Jason Black
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Since her memorable Coachella 2014 set out in the Southern California desert, Aussie enchantress Anna Lunoe has been making waves Stateside with her refreshing take on dance music. This weekend, as luck would have it, she’s headed back out to Palm Springs for the latest installment in the Splash House pool party series alongside marquee indie-dance talent Chromeo, Cut Copy, Flume, Gorgon City, Jagwar Ma, and many more. With the new Motez house remix of her latest single “All Out” out today, we thought now was the perfect time to get her top eight pool party jams.

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