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Jessy Lanza headlines North American tour this May

By Beatport News Editors
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Hamilton, Ontario’s own Jessy Lanza is certainly enjoying a sensational year. Since releasing her critically acclaimed debut Pull My Hair Back last fall on tastemaker UK label Hyperdub, this one-woman, electro-R&B muse is heading out again on a new headlining North American tour. During the month of May, she’ll be performing in 19 cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, SF, and LA, as well as eight shows slated for her native Canada.

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Pharrell Williams steals Coachella 2014 with star-studded live set; watch it now

By Jason Black
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Pharrel Williams and his magical mountain hat pulled out tons of tricks on Saturday night at Coachella’s Outdoor Theatre. Leading off the evening with his Daft Punk collaboration “Lose Yourself to Dance,” Williams ripped through a star-studded, hour-long set featuring special guests Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Diplo, and Tyler, the Creator, among others. Along the way, his voice began to wane due to the desert wind and dust. Yet, he soldiered on for the sake of the fans wrapping up the night with recent dance hits “Get Lucky” and finally, “Happy.” Watch Pharrell Williams’ complete Coachella 2014 set now.

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Chromeo conjure magical Coachella 2014 live set; watch it now

By Jason Black
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All hail the funk lords! On Friday night at Coachella 2014, Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo played the main stage and delivered one of the festival’s most memorable first-day performances. David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (P-Thugg) ripped through an action-packed 45-minute set featuring a special cameo by Toro Y Moi’s own Chaz Bundick for infectious single “Come Alive.” Watch Chromeo’s complete Coachella 2014 set now.

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Check out Daft Punk's Grammy rehearsal version of "Get Lucky"

By Ken Taylor
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Daft Punk, as you well know by now, knocked out a pretty amazing performance of “Get Lucky” at the Grammys alongside Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, and Stevie Wonder. Now you can catch the pre-show rehearsal version of them working out the tune, which leans toward medley with flourishes of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” “Around the World,” and Wonder’s own “Another Star” factoring into the mix.

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Vindata finds a perfect soulful pitch with singer Kenzie May on "All I Really Need"

By Sean Lewis
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Bridging the gap from US to the UK, Los Angeles duo Vindata invites London vocalist Kenzie May to open their new EP, For One to Follow, with “All I Really Need.” The EP lands on Kastle’s own Symbols Recordings, so it’s not terribly surprising that it follows a very similar vibe to his, with futuristic bits of R&B and electronic music blended together to create a soulful compound.

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Synth god, disco pioneer, and Daft Punk collaborator Giorgio Moroder pens a career reflection for Billboard

By Ken Taylor
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Daft Punk didn’t only craft one of 2013′s biggest, most anticipated albums—they also almost singlehandedly gave a second life to two of disco’s most legendary figures: Chic’s Nile Rodgers and synth god Giorgio Moroder. As a result, those two icons from dance music’s golden age have been crazy-busy in the last year, with multiple collaborators and new studio output. Today, Moroder wrote a bit of a reflection on his own re-emergence as one of the scene’s most important players.

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