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Music News

Catch Guy Gerber and Ellen Allien poolside in Ibiza now

By Beatport News Editors
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Imagine the ultimate pool party. Now imagine the ultimate pool party in the White Isle of Ibiza featuring Guy Gerber and Ellen Allien on the decks for four hours. Idyllic, right? We thought so, and Boiler Room’s got you covered with these two fabulous poolside sets recently recorded earlier this month at their Spanish villa on Friday, July 18th, 2014. First up, Tel Aviv’s own Guy Gerber, 39, steps up and kicks the party off with two full hours of his signature, sophisticated selection of hedonistic house and techno. Then, Berlin’s Ellen Allien, 45, closes out the extended session with an ecstatic poolside set.

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Vinyl Cut

This week's best record releases

By Beatport News Editors
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The sun is shining. The birds are singing. And the beats are bangin’. It’s a perfect summer day here in the City. Welcome to our ongoing weekend column called The Vinyl Cut. This week, we’ve strolling in once again to San Francisco’s leading tastemaker shop Vinyl Dreams to get their staff picks on the top five vinyl releases.

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DJ Tips

DJ Tech Tools guides you through your first festival set

By Beatport News Editors
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For some time now, you’ve been killing it in the clubs—week-in and week-out. Now it’s time to take a big step up in terms of the size of your audience (from hundreds to thousands) and debut at your first ever festival gig. So the burning question becomes, how do you get ready to rock the masses? DJ Tech Tools has got you covered with exactly what you need to know so you can prepare for your first festival set and win over tons of new fans. In a new feature-length article, the SF-based DJ community site covers essential tips and tricks including getting a read on the crowd straight from the start, proving yourself early on, tightening up later and bringing the party, and so much more.

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Festivals

Splash House returns to Palm Springs this August

By Beatport News Editors
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Next month, Splash House will be returning to Palm Springs, California, for three summer days of sun, fun, and sizzling beats. Slated over the August 8th to 10th weekend, the all-out pool party extravaganza will take place once again at The Saguaro, The Hard Rock Hotel, and the Hacienda Beach Club. Featured artists for this latest edition include Aussie indie-dance darlings Cut Copy, A-Trak, Chromeo, Flume, Nosaj Thing, and more who’ll all perform across a range of outdoor stages and refreshing pools to thousands.

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Catch Marcel Dettmann, John Acquaviva, and Bella Sarris live at ENTER.Ibiza — July 24

By Beatport News Editors
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The White Isle was white hot again this week. Last night, on Thursday, July 24th, Richie Hawtin presented the fourth installment of his ongoing 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space with another enviable lineup. Innervisions boss Dixon, tINI, Marcel Dettmann, Martin Buttrich, and Bella Sarris, and more were all on-hand alongside the Minus man to make it a memorable night on the idyllic Spanish strand.

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Outside Lands reveals 2014 festival schedule

By Beatport News Editors
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Ready to create your very own custom schedule for this year’s Outside Lands festival? Now you can. Outside Lands 2014 has just released its daily lineups for the seventh annual music festival that’s taking place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park over the weekend of August 8th to 10th. Leading electronic acts including Tiësto, Disclosure, Cut Copy, Chromeo, and Flume will join main-stage contenders like Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan & Sara, among many others on this super-stacked summertime bill.

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XLR8R roams Brooklyn's wax haven Co-op 87

By Beatport News Editors
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Where do Williamsburg hipsters source their wax? From Co-Op 87, of course. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn vinyl haunt is home to the finest selection of house, disco, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and plenty more musical genres and LP oddities. Co-owners Mike Catalano and Ben Steidel are doing quite well for themselves even in a crowded area; five record shops currently surround them on all sides including local neighborhood veterans Permanent Records, Captured Tracks, and others.

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Morning Roundup

Welcome to round-up heaven featuring the 10 best live sets from Tomorrowland 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our round-up overload Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’re spotlighting the ten best sets from the first weekend of Tomorrowland 2014, Fact pulling together the best free sets on the Net this week, and Boiler Boom delivering three solid hours with UK grime’s biggest stars. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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