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Ultra Music Festival releases wrap video of 16th edition entitled U Are Beautiful

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Nope, it has nothing to do with the refrain of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”—but it does have to do with “you.” “Thank U for a great 16th edition of Ultra Music Festival Miami,” says the intro to the festival’s wrap-up clip, just posted on YouTube. “This video is for you, and all the rest of the Ultra fans worldwide that attended the event at Bayfront Park Miami or viewed the UMF TV live-stream on YouTube.”

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Danny Daze to Attack: "I’d play at a McDonalds back in the day if they paid me in cheeseburgers"

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Jimmy Edgar’s pal and Ultramajic label mate Danny Daze is a pretty hilarious—and forthright—guy. And today’s interview with the Miami-reared producer/DJ via Attack Magazine really puts a spotlight on the guy’s unique personality. “I’d play at a McDonalds back in the day if they paid me in cheeseburgers,” he said, when asked about taking bad gigs in the past.

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XLR8R digs into the minimalist mind of Robert Hood

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The Germans definitely brought minimal techno to the masses (that is, if you consider the relatively small sect of minimal techno fans a “mass”), but it was really born in Detroit in the ’90s, under the command of Underground Resistance’s Robert Hood and Jeff Mills. Decades later, Hood is still putting out slab after slab of direct, booming, often banging techno under his own name and under the monikers Monobox and Floorplan. So with his M-Plant label celebrating its 20th year of existence, XLR8R threw 20 questions past the minimalist master.

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HARD Red Rocks returns with Nero, Dillon Francis, and Rudimental; get tickets now

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There’s no better place to see the stars—and a show—than at Colorado’s Red Rocks. That’s one of the main reasons why HARD is returning to this idyllic, open-air amphitheatre for its second year on July 31st. This time out, UK electronic act Nero and American moombahton pioneer Dillon Francis, 26, will share headline duties alongside special guests Rudimental, Destructo, Julio Bashmore and Samo Sound Boy. Get tickets here now.

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Coachella 2014: The 10 Must-See Dance Acts

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So much music. So little time. The 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns this weekend to the California desert community of Indio—and what an impressive slate of musical talent it is. Really, the only burning question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve got you covered. We’ve culled the massive three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and come up with our essential picks for this year’s premier music festival. Read on and rejoice!

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