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DJ Mag's annual top 100 DJs poll opens, vote now

By Beatport News Editors
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Ready to lift up your favorite superstar DJs over the past year? Who will win 2014′s DJ Magazine who’s who in dance music list? Will it be the world’s current number one Hardwell? Or, will it be one of this year’s other talented contenders like Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Diplo, and more? Cast your ballot now in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll that’s open for voting through September 15th. Winners will be announced at the Top 100 Poll Awards on October 18th, held in Amsterdam during the ADE conference.

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Interview

Michael Brun on his homeland: “Dance music is new in Haiti, but it's boomed in the last few years”

By Beatport News Editors
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Haitian-born electronic DJ producer Michael Brun, 21, is certainly wise beyond his years. Growing up on the mean streets of Port Au Prince has shaped him, being surrounded by his Caribbean country’s endemic poverty day-in and day-out. In a new feature-length interview with Billboard, Brun comments on being raised in a musical family, lending a helping hand to his homeland, and the launch of his new imprint Kid Coconut and lead-off progressive single “Zenith.”

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EDC 2014: PLUR and raving in Las Vegas

By Beatport News Editors
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Over the past 18 years, Insomniac’s annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) has been steadily growing in popularity and gaining tons of momentum. Due to the recent emergence of electronic dance music into the commercial mainstream, the festival itself is now bigger than ever before. Featuring over 200 electronic artists across seven stages, over 400,000 revelers from over 44 different countries descended upon the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend of June 21st to 24th, making it one of the largest electronic dance music festivals of its kind in the world. Beatport News correspondent Natalie Wicks joined the dance out in the Nevada desert.

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View Mysteryland 2014's official after-movie now

By Beatport News Editors
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Over the three-day Memorial Day weekend this past May, the inaugural Mysteryland hit US shores taking place in Bethel Woods, New York (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival). The premier of this massive outdoor festival left a lasting impression on all the artists, DJs, fans, and friends that made it happen. It was a real case of history repeating itself for many of those who were in attendance.

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Hardwell protégé Dyro on striving for success: "Be original, and do your own thing"

By Beatport News Editors
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For many, turning 21 is quite an eventful year that most remember as a blur of bars, booze, and some laughs. However, for 21-year-old Amsterdammer Jordy van Egmond (better known as Dyro), 2014 has been packed with DJing at some of the world’s most popular festivals, traveling the globe, and becoming the youngest “highest new entry” ever in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll. Quite a feat for the young Dutchman.

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Tiësto leads iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party in Miami

By Beatport News Editors
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Imagine the ultimate pool party. Now, imagine the ultimate pool party in South Beach Miami featuring Tiësto. Sound like perfection? This summer, the third annual iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party is returning to the landmark Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 27th-28th, as part of the luxury hotel’s BleauLive concert series. This year’s exclusive poolside bash is better than ever with two amazing nights of star-studded performances from some very talented popular dance artists including the Dutch dance maestro himself.

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