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Festivals

Ultra Music Festival releases wrap video of 16th edition entitled U Are Beautiful

By Beatport News Editors
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Nope, it has nothing to do with the refrain of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”—but it does have to do with “you.” “Thank U for a great 16th edition of Ultra Music Festival Miami,” says the intro to the festival’s wrap-up clip, just posted on YouTube. “This video is for you, and all the rest of the Ultra fans worldwide that attended the event at Bayfront Park Miami or viewed the UMF TV live-stream on YouTube.”

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Moving Pictures

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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Moving Pictures

David Guetta drops a heartfelt tribute to Frankie Knuckles in Chicago; watch it now

By Beatport News Editors
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While David Guetta is without a doubt one of modern dance music’s biggest stars, it’s not terribly well known that the guy was a serious house head back in the day, starting some of Paris’ first house nights, playing host to Daft Punk’s earliest sets, and mixing up techno, hip-hop, funk, and disco long before most of dance music’s current crop of fans were even born. So, fittingly, when he was in Chicago last week for a gig at the city’s Aragon Ballroom, he let loose with a big dedication to Frankie Knuckles, who died earlier last week, during his set.

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This week on Play: Win an iZotope prize pack and an Armada release in our exclusive BT Producer Challenge

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got a real blockbuster exclusive tailor-made just for you. For our exclusive BT Producer Challenge, you have the unique opportunity to sign-up, download a free 30-day trial of the new BreakTweaker plug-in (a collaboration between iZotope and BT), and use it to create your own original track. Then, BT himself will pick one lucky grand-prize winner as well as two runners-up.

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Music News

A day in the life of a party photographer, courtesy of Thump

By Beatport News Editors
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Party photographers can live a pretty fast and fun life—at least according to one whose photos popped up on Thump late last week. Kaitlin Parry spent a week in Miami with camera in hand, snapping all manner of shots while taking it way into the dawning hours with the likes of Diplo, Drop the Lime, DJ Craze, GTA, and more.

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