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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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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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Disclosure grace Billboard's current cover

By Beatport News Editors
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Skyrocketing UK house duo Disclosure (aka Guy and Howard Lawrence) are everywhere at the moment including on the latest cover of music industry tastemaker Billboard. For their current cover story in the latest issue, the Lawrence brothers open up about a few things you may not already know about the band. They include the fact that their smash single “Latch” was “too weird for the radio and not clubby enough for the clubs”; they’re not usually recognized unless their together; and they thought singer Sam Smith was actually a woman.

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J.Phlip on closing out the Beatport stage at Movement 2014: "It was the biggest honor in the world for me"

By Emma Robertson
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When one of the headliners scheduled to play the Beatport stage on Day 3 of Detroit’s Movement Festival 2014 unexpectedly backed out due to illness, the decision to offer the slot to DirtyBird’s own Jessica Philippe was a no-brainer. The San Francisco-based DJ producer better known by her stage name, J.Phlip is a powerhouse behind the decks. Now that the post-festival chaos has calmed down, Beatport News correspondent Emma Robertson caught up with the Champaign, Illinois native to talk about her incredible closing set, her recent birthday celebration at the Lightning in a Bottle festival, and the enduring magic of The Motor City.

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