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Festivals

Electric Zoo 2014: Tensnake, Gorgon City, and Jamie xx lead Beatport's exclusive stage

By Beatport News Editors
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Beatport has just revealed their official plan to host an exclusive stage at the sixth annual Electric Zoo festival, held over Labor Day weekend, August 29th to 31st at Randall’s Island Park in New York. Over the massive, three-day outdoor event, their Riverside stage will present 25 leading electronic acts including German deep house hero Tensnake, Paul van Dyk, BT, Gorgon City, Bonobo, Jamie xx, and Gesaffelstein, among others.

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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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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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Play

This week on Play: Win iZotope software and a Because release in Klaxons' "Atom to Atom" remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! New rave revivalists Klaxons are back again this summer with a new sun-soaked, psychedelic third album entitled Love Frequency. It’s the first LP in four years for the UK-based trio of singer and bassist Jamie Reynolds, keyboardist James Righton, and guitarist Simon Taylor-Davies since 2010’s well-received sophomore effort Surfing the Void. It’s a great opportunity for you to show off your studio skills to these coming-of-age British artists. Ready to make your mark by winning our latest Play remix competition? Join in today and rework the Klaxons’ latest indie dance single “Atom to Atom.”

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Music News

Congratulations to Germany: Save 20% now until July 16

By Beatport News Editors
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O-le ole ole ole! Congratulations goes out to the German national team for winning the 2014 world soccer final. We’d like to celebrate this historic match by giving you 20%* off now until July 16th. Shop now and score the latest summertime jams in house, techno, drum & bass, indie dance, electronica, and more. Enter code CUP2014 at checkout.

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The Acid debut "Liminal" on July 15, stream it now

By Jason Black
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Here’s a genuine buzzworthy selection to add to your ever-expanding summer playlist. Comprised of globe-trotting, Grammy nominated DJ producer Adam Freeland, Californian polymath Steve Nalepa, and LA-residing, Aussie artist Ry X, The Acid delivers a stunning debut album Liminal that drops next week on July 15th. As the back-story goes, Freeland and X bumped into each other at a mutual friend’s party in Los Angeles last year. They hit it off, as like-minded musicians often do, decided to collaborate together, and Freeland enlisted his pal Nalepa to add to the mix. It must have been kismet because the result, on stark, standout moment like “Fame” and “Animal,” is truly captivating.

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