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TomorrowWorld's 2014 lineup arrives, featuring Avicii, Bassnectar, Skrillex, and more

By Jacob Schulman
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Prepare for the madness. TomorrowWorld’s first lineup announcement is here — and it’s huge. Avicii, Bassnectar, David Guetta, Skrillex, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Diplo, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Richie Hawtin, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, and Zedd are among the festival’s announced headliners, while countless other acts will also touch down in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia (southwest of Atlanta) for the second stateside incarnation of Tomorrowland on September 26-28, 2014. Up-and-comers Andrew Rayel, Dyro, The Chainsmokers, and TJR are also on the bill, alongside established names like John Digweed, Ferry Corsten, and Laidback Luke.

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Deadmau5 fires back at Arcade Fire's 'real instruments' comments

By Beatport News Editors
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Today, it’s Canadian dance-music god Deadmau5 in a grudge match against Canadian indie-rock gods Arcade Fire. You may recall recently, when, during Arcade Fire’s Coachella set, frontman Win Butler took a couple cheap shots at dance music’s rise to prominence by, one, bringing some pretty rough Daft Punk imitators onto the stage with him to play a slowed-down version of “Get Lucky,” and two, shouting out “all the bands still playing instruments at this festival.” Well, Deadmau5, being the confrontational guy that he is, has fired back at the band on—you guessed it—Twitter, saying, “arcade fire needs to settle down. some dudes devote their lives to instruments, others to electronic composition by cpu, dafuqs yer problem?” among many other things.

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Your favorite DJs just might be coming to an airplane flight near you

By Beatport News Editors
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With dance music slithering its way into every element of modern culture, it was only a matter of time before it took over the inflight entertainment systems of large-carrier airlines. Fortunately for you, dear dance-music fan, that means an altogether new listening experience for your next zip across the Atlantic as airlines like British Airways are tapping some of electronic music’s biggest names to craft special mixes for their flights.

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Adam Marshall drops a 36-track XLR8R podcast mix

By Beatport News Editors
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One of Canada’s true gems of techno and house music, Adam Marshall played a huge role in the formation of Toronto’s scene, leaving it in a much richer state by the time he left it than when he started. Along with ushering in the always-amazing New Kanada imprint, which is on the cusp of celebrating its 50th release, he’s now a central figure in Berlin’s club scene, both as an impeccable DJ and a producer in the highly respected Graze project alongside Christian “XI” Andersen. Fittingly, XLR8R tapped him to assemble their latest podcast mix, and it’s a doozy: 36 tracks clocking in at around 80 minutes.

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Electric Zoo 2014 returns Labor Day weekend; presale tickets available April 29

By Beatport News Editors
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The beat goes on for Electric Zoo. New York City’s premiere electronic music festival is scheduled to return to Randall Island Park over Labor Day weekend (August 29-31) for its sixth annual event while ensuring the safest experience possible. According to an earlier Magnetic report, there was some concern that the event would not be granted permits after two drug-related deaths caused the cancellation of day three in 2013.

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Jack U, Tiësto, and Disclosure top HARD Summer 2014 lineup; watch trailer and get tickets now

By Beatport News Editors
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Watch out weekend warriors for LA’s own strawberry gang! When they attack, they go hard! HARD Summer just released its official 2014 lineup premiering in a new trailer and what an impressive list it is. Skrillex and Diplo (as Jack U), Tiësto, Disclosure, Dillion Francis, A-Trak, and more are playing one of Southern California’s premier electronic music festivals that’s slated to take place at the Whittier Narrows in El Monte, CA. on August 2nd and 3rd. Catch the full trailer now and get tickets here.

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