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Disclosure astound with Coachella 2014 live set; watch it now

By Jason Black
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On Sunday night on the Outdoor Theatre, Disclosure astounded the crowd at Coachella 2014 with their live set. British brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence played stunning selections from their debut album Settle including “White Noise” with Aluna Francis (of AlunaGeorge) and “Latch” featuring singer Sam Smith. The biggest roars came when R&B and soul icon Mary J. Blige stepped out on stage to deliver “F For You.” Watch Disclosure’s complete Coachella 2014 performance now.

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Deadmau5 hits the road with Eric Prydz in Miami

By Beatport News Editors
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Deadmau5 seems to have stockpiled a ton of “Coffee Run” footage over his time in Miami. In fact, in just the last week, he’s released episodes featuring Steve Duda, Laidback Luke, and Vanilla Ice, so he’s probably got even more in the can that we don’t yet know about. Today, however, he unveiled his mobile chat with Swedish producer/DJ Eric Prydz.

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Tommie Sunshine on Frankie Knuckles: "He was a man of musical extravagance"

By Jason Black
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Legendary. Seminal. Groundbreaking. Influential. Classic. Words like these get thrown around on a daily basis in dance music. So much so that they’ve lost their intrinsic luster. But, in the case of house godfather Frankie Knuckles, who died suddenly on March 31 at the age of 59, these terms don’t nearly go far enough to describe his overwhelming contribution to the city of Chicago—and dance music as a whole.

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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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Tiesto talks Hardwell, leaving trance behind in new DJ Mag video interview

By Beatport News Editors
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Tiesto is one of the most prominent names each year on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list each year. Not only has he taken a handful of #1 titles, but since 2002 he’s never dropped below #4 on the list. To say the least, the readers of DJ Mag really like Tiesto. Fittingly, after his #4 showing on last year’s list, the magazine sat down with the man born Tijs Michiel Verwest to talk about his wins over the years, and what his first gigs were like.

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