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Power of Ten

10 extremely NSFW dance-music videos—part two!

By Jack Wiggins
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Late last month, Beatport News compiled 10 of our favorite NSFW videos from across the web and you guys responded with such enthusiasm, we felt obligated to present a second round of clips. After perusing the comments left on the original post and wracking our brains (and YouTube) for more clips your boss shouldn’t catch you watching, we present part two of our picks for the most NSFW dance-music videos.

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Music News

What are the top 25 album covers in dance music history?

By Glenn Jackson
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Even in the digital age, album artwork is still an integral part of presenting one’s music, especially within the dance music sphere, where many artists elect to hide behind their various electronic components, letting their work’s visual representation serve as the artist’s image. Now, a new list counts down the top 25 album covers in […]

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Tools of the Trade

Here's what goes into Zeds Dead's killer live shows

By Ken Taylor
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Toronto duo Zeds Dead (yes, we know the name is grammatically incorrect) really know how to throw down a live show. In fact, sometimes their sets are so crazy, the show gets shut down before they even take the stage! Of course, we kid you, but members Hooks and DC sure do know how to bring the bassy mayhem, crafting a signature hybrid of dubstep, electro house, drum and bass, and more for one seriously live low-end free-for-all. Read on to see how they do it, according to Hooks.

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Interview

Californian dream-team Norin & Rad reflect on the journey so far and their latest Anjunabeats single, "Aldo"

By Dan Carter
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Over six years of collaboration and invariable shifts in taste across the spectrum, Norin & Rad have asserted themselves as an eclectic benchmark in modern dance music. The Anjunabeats-approved duo (real names: Bruce Karlsson and Nick Sember) properly exploded onto the radar in 2012, with a gush of uplifting club fuel that ignites all sorts of genres.

With their latest single, “Aldo,” offering no exception to their spotless track record, California duo sat down with us ahead of their UK debut for Ministry of Sound to trace their daring footsteps and creative influences.

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Interview

The secrets behind enigmatic Norwegian electro producer Savant

By Matt Ferry
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With his cult-like following, aggressive release schedule, and seemingly effortless ability to crank out some of the most intoxicating neo-Tokyo-laced electro house we’ve had the pleasure of hearing, Norway’s Savant could be one of the highest-profile enigmas in the world of crunchy, big-room house and dubstep. As Savant, Aleksander Vinter’s 8-bit circus of sound is all his own, and it never takes itself too seriously. Below he tells us about his production methods, his upcoming North American tour, the transition away from his former Vinter in Hollywood guise, and why he took the name Savant.

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Power of Ten

The 20 most-anticipated dance-music festivals of 2013

By Ken Taylor
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Sure it’s just February, but with festival-announcement season in full swing, it’s high time we took a look at the most promising dance-music gatherings of the year ahead. Whether it’s been going for 20 years, like Barcelona’s venerable Sónar Festival, or if it’s a relative newcomer to the scene, like Playa Del Carmen’s BPM Fest, if it rocks, it’s got our attention—and hopefully yours, too. Read on for a killer list of must-attend parties this year.

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Music News

Mixmag's top 50 dance tracks of all time

By Ken Taylor
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Today, Mixmag announced its 50 top dance tracks of all time, as voted on by their readers, and they run the gamut from classic trance and techno to ’90s big beat to sleek modern tech-house, touching on most styles in between. We’ve gotta say, it’s one seriously hit-packed list, but where are you gonna find all these tracks to download in one place? Well, we’ve got an answer to that question. Read on…

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Track of the Day

Play winners Candyland drop a hugely diverse debut EP on Spinnin'

By Ken Taylor
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Santa Barbara producers Candyland first came onto our radar early last year when they took top honors in our Play contest featuring Bingo Players’ “Rattle,” which itself became a massive chart success for the always on-it Spinnin’ Records. Then in November Candyland scored another huge Play win with Skrillex feat. Damian Marley’s “Make It Bun Dem” remix contest. Not bad for having only started producing in 2011.

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