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Interview

Berlin Festival: Tiefschwarz, The Jaydes, Smash TV, and more chat about what it means to be a Berliner

By Mike Chapman
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It’s no surprise that the German capital offers a wealth of incredible record labels, DJs, and artists. We feel a bit spoiled here at Beatport Berlin with the amount of great tunes we hear each and every night and can’t help but boast when we get the chance to work together with some of our favorite labels to simply get down and party. Following up our First We Take Berlin event tonight, we’ll be back for round two on Friday evening. This time out, we’re hosting a stage at the gargantuan Berlin Festival event, showcasing some quality underground house and techno with Tiefschwarz’s Souvenir imprint and Bloody Mary’s Dame-Music label, established in 2006 and 2010 respectively. Both stables have a stellar roster of artists, have been releasing serious heaters for years, and represent a strong cross-section of Berlin’s thriving dance music scene.

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First We Take Berlin: M.A.N.D.Y., Wankelmut, Soundboy Rock, and more discuss life and the vibrant music scene in the German capital

By Mike Chapman
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To say we’re excited about hosting a party with the influential Get Physical Music & Poesie Musik crew would be an understatement. We’re counting down the hours before we open the doors on Thursday night at Arena Club for the First We Take Berlin event, co-hosted by our friends at Traktor. We’ve been big fans of Get Physical Music since the days before Beatport even existed, and we’re super-excited to be partying with them after sharing 10 years in dance music together. The label, established back in 2002, represents a very huge part of the Berlin scene, birthing the sounds of M.A.N.D.Y., Booka Shade, DJ T, and many more. Wankelmut’s newly launched Poesie Musik is set to help move the house and tech-house sound of Berlin even further towards the future.

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Music News

tINI, Richie Hawtin, and Dubfire delight ENTER.Ibiza tomorrow, September 4, live from Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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If you’re Richie Hawtin, how do you top the first nine weeks of ENTER.Ibiza? Bring out the big guns, of course. Starting off tomorrow, September 4th at Space, the iconic techno hero will be playing alongside Iranian powerhouse Dubfire in the main room. While over in the Sake bar, German dance luminary tINI will be dropping her curated blend of house and techno. Additionally, ENTER.Ibiza special guests on the night include Paco Osuna, Christian Smith, Mano Le Tough, Guti, BLOND:ISH, as well as resident Bella Sarris.

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Get Physical Music and Poesie Musik present Beatport Live this Thursday, September 4, direct from Berlin

By Beatport News Editors
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Ready for a well curated house party right in the heart of the German capital? Look no further. Join us this Thursday, September 4th as Beatport Live, First We Take Berlin, and the world’s leading DJ brand Traktor proudly present a Get Physical Music and Poesie Musik showcase at Berlin’s infamous Arena Club featuring Wankelmut, M.A.N.D.Y., German Brigante, and more. It’s all part of this year’s exciting FWTB festival.

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Electric Zoo 2014: The 10 Must-See Dance Acts

By Beatport News Editors
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So much dancing. So little time. The sixth annual edition of New York’s Electric Zoo returns this Labor Day weekend to Randall’s Island Park—and what an impressive slate of electronic musical talent it is. Honestly, the only true question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing over the long holiday weekend? Take heart. We’ve culled the monolithic three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and now present to you our essential Beatport News picks for one of this year’s premier dance music festival. Enjoy!

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Electric Zoo 2014 unleashes first-ever live Reddit feed

By Beatport News Editors
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Cue the entire electric animal menagerie. Like King Kong, New York’s sixth annual Electric Zoo festival takes over Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend for three action-packed days of sun, fun, and raving frivolity. As luck would have it (for those of you that can’t attend), the massive outdoor event will also be the first-ever music festival to introduce live blogging via online community site Reddit. EZoo staff will curate social media posts from fans, artists, and attendees into an engaging, up-to-the-minute content stream: photos, video, and lots more.

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Morning Roundup

Skrillex and Diplo open official Jack U Soundcloud with "Take U There" and James Murphy creates music from the US Open

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our action-packed Friday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’ve got Skrillex and Diplo opening their official Soundcloud account while dropping “Take U There,” James Murphy making music from the US Open competition, and Thump delivering their Electric Zoo freshman class picks. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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Music News

Catch Carl Craig live in Ibiza now

By Jason Black
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Hold the mouse! Detroit icon Carl Craig will be joined alongside Luciano and Davide Squillace for a live broadcast today promptly at 8:00 GMT / noon EST from an exclusive Traktor party at a private villa in Ibiza, Spain. Don’t you dare miss it. Tune in now.

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