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Electric Zoo 2014: Tensnake, Gorgon City, and Jamie xx lead Beatport's exclusive stage

By Beatport News Editors
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Beatport has just revealed their official plan to host an exclusive stage at the sixth annual Electric Zoo festival, held over Labor Day weekend, August 29th to 31st at Randall’s Island Park in New York. Over the massive, three-day outdoor event, their Riverside stage will present 25 leading electronic acts including German deep house hero Tensnake, Paul van Dyk, BT, Gorgon City, Bonobo, Jamie xx, and Gesaffelstein, among others.

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This week on Play: Win a pro set of Sennheiser headphones and a Go On Air release in Liam Wilson’s “Audio 5” remix contest

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got UK-based trance luminary Liam Wilson who’s established himself on the underground dance scene over the past few years as an electrifying young talent due to his impressive technical expertise. From his humble beginnings around the Manchester club community and mixing-it-up on the decks at notable nights like Goodgreef, Rong, and Fire It Up, he has grows in stature to showcase his unique blend of trance while performing alongside marquee DJ talent including Eddie Halliwell, Judge Jules, Giuseppe Ottaviani, John O’Callaghan, and Richard Durand, just to name a few. Now it’s your turn to impress this up-and-coming trance artist on-the-rise. Ready to make your mark in our latest Play remix competition? Now’s the perfect time to rework Liam Wilson’s melodic trance glider “Audio 5” on Go On Air, his label that launched back in 2009 as a radio show platform and has become a leading force in the global trance scene.

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UK hard house fans raise over £40,000 to save Tidy Weekender

By Beatport News Editors
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Now this is how you fight for your right to party. When the last Tidy Weekender came to a close in April, the UK-based organizers told fans that, if they wanted another one, it would have to be crowd-sourced by them. And those loyal hard house fans stepped up big style. Over £48,000 has been raised in approximately 24 hours in a Kickstarter campaign, just under six weeks in advance of the initial target that was set by the Tidy Boys, the crew behind the legendary hard dance event. With 40 days left in the campaign, this amount is sure to skyrocket making Tidy 20: The Weekender one special party that will coincide with their 20th anniversary.

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Calvin Harris, Steve Angello, and Tensnake set sail on Pete Tong's All Gone to Sea party cruise

By Beatport News Editors
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What happens at sea stays at sea. All aboard the maiden voyage of captain Pete Tong’s All Gone to Sea round-trip party cruise that will set sail for four nights on November 6th to 10th from Miami Beach. Calvin Harris, Steve Angello, Tensnake, Eats Everything, and Gui Boratto, among others will offer the nautical soundtrack to your high seas adventure as you make you’re way to landfall in Grand Turk for a private beach event.

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Martin Garrix, Tiësto, and David Guetta topline Sun City Music Festival 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Don’t mess with Texas, especially when the party is rockin’. The fourth annual Disco Donnie presents Sun City Music Festival will be taking place over the weekend of August 30-31st in El Paso, Texas. Headliners including Martin Garrix, Tiësto, David Guetta, Above & Beyond, and Showtek will join 30 other acts scheduled to perform across the two-day, three-stage festival.

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Thump ponders why young British DJs are taking over Ibiza now

By Beatport News Editors
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With dance music’s growing popularity at home and abroad, it’s no surprise that the clubbing landscape everywhere is changing, too—and maybe that’s particularly apparent in Ibiza. Long the haven of mainstream, big-room trance and progressive house fans, the island has definitely seen its attention turn toward the underground of late.

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Electric Zoo 2014: Jack U, Zedd, and Kaskade headline first-wave artist roster

By Beatport News Editors
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Cue up the pink elephants on parade. New York City’s premiere electronic music festival is returning to Randall Island Park over Labor Day weekend (August 29-31) for its sixth annual event with a massive artist lineup. Main-stage headliners Jack U (Skrillex and Diplo), Zedd, Kaskade, Knife Party, and Nicky Romero, among others will join must-see dance acts like Sasha, Danny Tenaglia, Jamie xx, Nicole Moudaber, Seven Lions, Madeon, Netsky, and more.

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Martin Garrix, Chainsmokers, Tchami, and more make Elektro's Freshmen Class

By Beatport News Editors
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Elektro Daily has just announced the lineup for its third-annual Freshmen Class, and it’s packed full of winners. This year, the site will be featuring exclusive mixes and interviews with the likes of DVBBS, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, LOUDPVCK, Cash Cash, Lousiahhh!!!, David Heartbreak, Alex Young, Oliver, Project 46, Henry Fong, What So Not, Tchami, and Yellow Claw.

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Anthony Bourdain and Penn Jillette: Not fans of big-room dance music

By Beatport News Editors
ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN

We’re actually pretty big fans of Anthony Bourdain. Despite his somewhat transparent bad-boy image, the guy is a straight shooter and has turned us on to amazing cuisine and hidden locales all around the world. But, not surprisingly, he’s a total rockist, too, and he holds dance music in contempt, as evidenced by a recent episode of his relatively new CNN show Parts Unknown. In said episode, he pays a visit to Vegas, which, as any foodie will tell you, is one of the US’s top culinary destinations (buffets off the strip, notwithstanding).

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