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Watch Motor City Drum Ensemble rock Dekmantel now

By Jason Black
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Here’s one of the standout moments from Amsterdam’s recent Dekmantel festival, captured by Boiler Room. German house hero Motor City Drum Ensemble (aka Danilo Plessow), 29, delivers the goods in the muggy haze of the final day of the European event. As you’ll soon discover, he’s a rare breed endlessly pulling uncovered gems out of the bag, one after the other. Pure perfection. No doubt, he makes it look effortless as he lines up a cavalcade of house, disco, and rare groove selections that move the crowd all afternoon long.

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Blakkat bestows his top 10 club tracks of the moment

By Jason Black
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As an original member of the multi-platinum-selling, Mercury Prize-winning British house group M People, Mark Bell, is a class act all his own. Under his underground alias Blakkat, the LA-based artist continues to push the envelope by collaborating with a multitude of artists like Doc Martin, DJ Sneak, and King Britt and recontextualizing their sound in a way that’s specific to them while keeping true to his own deep dance roots. Recently, we caught up with the accomplished DJ producer in Southern California to find out what’s moving him behind-the-decks at the moment. Here’s his current top 10 underground club tracks including standout selections from Slam, Terranova, Moodymann, Adam Port, Chiapet, and more.

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Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, and Magda mainline ENTER.Ibiza tomorrow, August 14, live from Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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The man. The myth. The music. The magic. Can’t get enough Richie Hawtin? Neither can we. And, as luck would have it, you can catch a double dose of the modern techno icon tomorrow, August 14th as part of his ongoing ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space. Celebrating week seven’s half-way mark in the summer series, the Minus man will be spinning two memorable sets in the Sake bar and again, later in the main room. As always, he’ll be joined by some very special guests including Russian mixtress Nina Kraviz, Magda, Matador, Matthew Hawtin, and Bella Sarris, among others.

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