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Beatport News

Celebrate with our new TenFold: Pride 2014 series now

By Beatport News Editors
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The roots of modern dance music lie in late-night discos, weekend circuit parties, and the urban underground counter-cultures of New York, Miami, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, and, of course, San Francisco. This month, we celebrate dance music’s colorful past, present, and future within the global LGBTQ community including the 10 landmark moments, musical heroes, nightclubs, releases, and parties that have inspired us all to dance. Respect where respect is most definitely due.

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Vinyl Cut

This week's best record releases

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our ongoing weekly column called The Vinyl Cut. Each weekend, we’ll visit San Francisco tastemaker shop Vinyl Dreams to run down the top five vinyl releases that are flying off their shelves. Tune in for the latest releases in house, techno, indie dance, disco, electronica, and beyond.

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Music News

Watch Jamie xx's rooftop set on Boiler Room

By Jason Black
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Here’s a very special live set just for you. Recently, Boiler Room captured indie-dance hero Jamie xx in an exclusive broadcast from the Young Turks label roof-terrace. Created as a heart-felt homage to London, his slammin’ hour-long live set whips through the nostalgic touchstones of the UK’s historic club music, and includes a strong closing moment featuring his latest single “All Under One Roof Raving.” Tune in now and enjoy the ride.

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Icelanders GusGus on calling their new album Mexico: "It’s a metaphor for going out west."

By Nick Tsirimokos
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GusGus are one the most influential bands to emerge from the notable electronic music scene in Iceland. Their ability to effortlessly weave together combinations of techno, house, and experimental pop has led to both an impressive back catalog spanning nearly two decades, and an uncompromising aesthetic that is distinctly their own. This week, GusGus release their ninth studio album, Mexico — a vibrant, pop driven affair that follows on from 2011′s broody but dancefloor friendly Arabian Horse. Setting an instantly playful tone, Mexico delivers a collection of smooth, intelligent, and slickly-produced tracks that combine cutting-edge pop sensibilities with a lighter, more emotional club feel. Last week, Beatport News was fortunate enough to chat to Biggie Veira and Högni Egilsson about the recording process, their studio gear, and their future plans.

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Vinyl Cut: This week’s best releases

By Beatport News Editors
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We love digital. We love vinyl too. If you’re a hardcore electronic fanatic like us, when you discover new music you love you end up getting both. Welcome to a new weekly column we’re piloting called The Vinyl Cut. Each weekend, we’ll visit San Francisco tastemaker shop Vinyl Dreams to run down the top five vinyl releases that are hitting their shelves.

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Festivals

Outkast, Massive Attack, and Zedd topline Treasure Island Music Festival 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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For a smaller US festival, the Bay Area-based Treasure Island Music Festival always delivers a solid eclectic lineup. This year is certainly no exception. Outkast, Massive Attack (shown above), Zedd, Classixx, and Chet Faker are among the 26 other acts that will descend on San Francisco over the fall weekend of October 18th-19th for two days of quality music, food, and arts.

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