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Weekend Weapons

Will Saul tips his top six jams of the moment

By Jason Black
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Right now, in 2014, Aus Music label boss Will Saul, 36, is the man. His UK-based tastemaking label is firing on all cylinders with recent quality releases from leading artists like Breach, Bicep, Dusky, Huxley, and Saul himself in the form of his latest deep-house bomb “Pedal Power.” So Midas is Saul’s touch—deep house and techno mixed with soul and melody—that the Englishman was recently selected to deliver the latest installment in the ever-popular DJ-Kicks compilation series featuring a who’s who from his imprint and dear friends. Clearly, we knew that this was the exact perfect time to get his top six tunes of the moment.

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Music News

Pete Tong and friends chat today, July 9, live from Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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Got burning questions for the captain and his seaworthy crew? Fire away! Join Pete Tong in conversation with Tensnake, Eats Everything, and MK on Wednesday, July 9th at 6:00 pm CET / noon EDT. This exclusive Google hangout event will be broadcast live and direct from Ibiza, Spain. It’s a great chance to chat casually with the UK dance tastemaker and his influential friends in the lead-up to his All Gone to Sea round-trip party cruise that will set sail on Thursday, November 6th for a four-night tour from Miami Beach.

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Play

This week on Play: Win a Pointblank pro course and a Blaufield release in Booka Shade’s “Love Drug” remix contest

By Jason Black
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This week, we’ve got German house duo Booka Shade (aka Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier) who are recognized veterans within the Frankfurt electronic scene. Over the past decade, they’ve released five LPs including their most recent album 2013’s Eve featuring standout singles like “Love Inc” and “Crossing Borders” among others. When they’re not endlessly recording and touring the world, they help manage their very own Get Physical imprint alongside musical compatriots DJ T. and M.A.N.D.Y. Ready to make your mark in our latest Play remix competition? Now’s the right time to rework Booka Shade’s haunting tech-house fantasy “Love Drug” featuring singer Fritz Helder.

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Ibiza's top 10 tracks right now according to Shazam: July 2014 edition

By Beatport News Editors
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Last month, we dropped the top 10 tracks in Ibiza according to new music discovery application Shazam. Now, seeing as it’s a new month, it’s time for 10 more great tunes. As you’d expect on the shimmering Spanish isle, the summertime musical theme is most definitely deep house with fan favorites like Ten Walls, Patrick Topping, and Oliver $ and Jimi Jules still delivering strong on the dancefloor.

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Jamie Jones unveils summer festival dates

By Beatport News Editors
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Hot Creations boss and Hot Natured collaborator Jamie Jones will be hitting the festival circuit this summer. Over the coming months, you can catch Jones at clubs and festivals including European outdoor massive Tomorrowland, Creamfields, and Sonus in addition to his Ibiza residency with his night Paradise at DC10 that will also feature at select festival dates.

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Vinyl Cut

This week's best record releases

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our ongoing weekly column called The Vinyl Cut. Each weekend, we’ll visit San Francisco tastemaker shop Vinyl Dreams to run down the top five vinyl releases that are flying off their shelves. Tune in for the latest releases in house, techno, indie dance, disco, electronica, and beyond.

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