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Avicii is working on the official 2014 World Cup anthem

By Beatport News Editors
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If this isn’t proof that dance music has officially hit the mainstream, it’s hard to say what is. Avicii (alongside his impresario Ash Pournouri) is working with the likes of Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, and singer Alexandre Pires on the official anthem for this year’s FIFA World Cup.

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Festivals

Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline Sunset Music Festival in Tampa

By Beatport News Editors
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The festival lineup for this Memorial Day Weekend couldn’t get any hotter. Not only are Movement Detroit, EDC New York, and Mysteryland taking place that weekend, but now Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival has also thrown its hat into the ring, and to entice you, they’ve booked Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline the event.

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Swedish House Mafia announce live album of their final tour

By Beatport News Editors
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Swedish House Mafia are starting to seem like the Tupac of dance music, releasing a slew of material long after their tenure as a group has expired. Not only is their documentary Leave the World Behind hitting screens, but they’ve also just announced the upcoming release of a live album, entitled One Last Tour: A Live Soundtrack, which, as the title suggests, captures the group in the live setting on their last tour.

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Tiesto mentors new DJs in 7UP's Bubbling UP campaign

By Beatport News Editors
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We know that Tiesto has played a role in the development of many dance-music artists, Martin Garrix being just one of the latest youngsters that he’s taken under his wing. Now Tiesto has partnered with soft-drink company 7UP for their Bubbling UP campaign, which sees him mentoring another six young acts in the making. Moti, Disco Fries, Danny Avila, and Moska are just a few of the Tiesto-affiliated artists who’ll be showcased in the campaign’s 7x7UP event series.

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Zedd bangs out a hard-rock drum version of "Find You"; watch it now

By Beatport News Editors
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We all know that Zedd is a multi-instrumentalist in the truest sense—and his knack for tickling the ivories is evident in a huge number of his songs. But did you know he can also pound out a rhythm behind the kit? It’s true. If you dig his track “Find You” with Miriam Bryant and Matthew Koma, then you’re gonna love this version that recently made it to YouTube.

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Festivals

Hardwell, Steve Aoki, and Martin Garrix headline Mysteryland 2014; tickets onsale April 5

By Jason Black
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Mysteryland, the world’s longest-running festival, has just announced the first part of its festival line-up for the Netherlands, featuring a broad array of music, art, acts, food, décor and theater, as well as an amazing mix of marquee DJ talent and underground artists. Confirmed DJ appearances include the world’s current number one Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, ISH & Dadara, and Kate Raudenbush.

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