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Morning Roundup

Depeche Mode pulls out of Ukraine gig, James Murphy produces a New York subway symphony, and will Tomorrowland head to Brazil?

By Beatport News Editors
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Today, we’ve got dance-music news from the far corners of the world. Depeche Mode won’t be playing the Ukraine just yet, Tomorrowland drops some hints about its next South American endeavor, MikeQ gives us the lowdown on Jersey’s other style of club music, and James Murphy gives the New York subway system a Brian Eno-style makeover.

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Festivals

Steve Angello, Zedd, Seven Lions, MK, Dusky, and more head to Michigan's Electric Forest Festival this June

By Beatport News Editors
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Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy Carnival… it’s hard to keep up with all this electricity. Still, you’ve got to, because, regardless of their names, dance-music festivals are our lifeblood—right? Enter the lineup for this year’s Electric Forest Festival, which takes place in Rothbury, Michigan, from June 26 to 29.

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Interview

Aussies Cut Copy on psychedelic music, the Summers of Love, and Free Your Mind

By Jason Black
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When people come together, magical things can happen. Just ask Melbourne’s native sons Cut Copy. The band (Dan Whitford, Tim Hoey, Ben Browning, and Mitchell Scott) spent weeks shacked up at home in Victoria, guzzling long blacks from the city’s finest coffee shops, and furiously writing new material. Then, they enlisted American producer Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, The Flaming Lips) on mixing duties to give it some psychedelic flair. We caught up with guitarist Tim Hoey, 33, while he and his mates were holed up in Nashville, Tennessee, rehearsing for their recent world tour.

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Interview

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda on collaborating with Steve Aoki: "It was all really organic"

By Evan Shamoon
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“A Light That Never Comes” is the lead single from Linkin Park’s forthcoming remix album, Recharged, which also features remixes by various heavy hitters, including Rick Rubin, Killsonik, Datsik, Nick Catchdubs, and Money Mark, among others. The track was produced by Steve Aoki, in collaboration with Linkin Park’s own Mike Shinoda, over the course of six months. Despite the fact that both artists are based in Los Angeles, they met on Twitter, and constant touring meant that the workflow took place mainly online. The resulting track has a decidedly bass-heavy electro vibe—less with the live instrumentation and more with the moombahton. We spoke to Shinoda about the process of working with Aoki on the duo’s first-ever collaboration.

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