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Flosstradamus give away the 420-friendly Wake and Bake EP

By Beatport News Editors
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While Dillon Francis was giving out Easter treats on Sunday, Chicago duo Flosstradamus took a different approach to observing April 20. Yes, as many of you know, the day coincided with 420 celebrations the world over (if you don’t know what we’re talking about, Google it, maaaan), so Flosstradamus, being the funny guys that they are, chose to give away their new EP, Wake and Bake, fittingly on that day.

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How To Do Chicago Footwork like a pro; watch it now

By Jason Black
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Ready to learn how to do Chicago footwork like a pro? Well, it’s time to lace up and hone your skills. The Windy City’s own King Charles and Pause Eddie show you some of this scene’s essential steps in their quick how-to tutorial. The no frills, four-minute dance video covers 10 coveted moves like the Erk & Jerk, The Ghost, The Running Man, Skates, Mikes, and more. It’s also features some fresh footwork music from local luminaries like DJ Diamond, DJ Solo, and DJ Rell. Definitely an entertaining way to start your future Chicago footwork odyssey. Watch it now.

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Coachella 2014: Thrills, chills, and the astronaut abound in "thank you" recap; watch it now

By Jason Black
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Were you there out in the blazing California desert or was it just a Couchella mirage? Coachella has just released its official 2014 recap for the annual music and arts festival that touched down over the past two weekends in Indio, CA. Featuring over 35 of the festival’s most notable dance acts including Outkast, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Girl Talk, Dillion Francis, among many others, the two-minute slow-mo video set to Virtual Boy’s “Sandias” takes you on a magical journey back through the defining moments of both weekends. Watch it now.

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Think you know your stuff? Take a Diplo trivia quiz!

By Beatport News Editors
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Before the internet became the world’s largest repository of unnecessary lists, it was the world’s largest repository of unnecessary trivia quizzes. Well, consider today a step back in time to the golden age of simple tests of knowledge, as you show yourself (and, presumably, those with whom you’ll share such a thing on your Facebook page) just how well you know producer/DJ/impresario Diplo.

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Girl Talk reveals all in a Reddit AMA

By Beatport News Editors
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Girl Talk’s sole member, Gregg Gillis, had one helluva showing at last weekend’s Coachella Festival, joining forces with MCs E-40, Too $hort, Juicy J, and Busta Rhymes for his performance. Which is a bit unusual, considering he’s used to just taking their tracks and mashing the crap out of them with popular radio hits and recognizable riffs from rock ‘n’ roll’s past. Yesterday, he hosted an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, and from it, we learned that, one, he didn’t get in near as much trouble for sampling as many once predicted—in fact, “It’s been kind of the opposite,” he wrote.

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The Fader goes Cribs style with A-Trak in short film

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A-Trak is on a bit of a promotional blitz of late, with his new Duck Sauce LP, Quack, produced alongside Armand Van Helden just out yesterday. As part of said promo campaign, A-Trak (aka Alain Macklovitch) recently gave The Fader a tour of his NYC digs—Cribs style—and from it came this short film, the first of the publication’s At Home With series.

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