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Festivals

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

By Beatport News Editors
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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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Moving Pictures

Tiesto talks Hardwell, leaving trance behind in new DJ Mag video interview

By Beatport News Editors
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Tiesto is one of the most prominent names each year on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list each year. Not only has he taken a handful of #1 titles, but since 2002 he’s never dropped below #4 on the list. To say the least, the readers of DJ Mag really like Tiesto. Fittingly, after his #4 showing on last year’s list, the magazine sat down with the man born Tijs Michiel Verwest to talk about his wins over the years, and what his first gigs were like.

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Play

This week on Play: Win an iZotope prize pack and an Armada release in our exclusive BT Producer Challenge

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got a real blockbuster exclusive tailor-made just for you. For our exclusive BT Producer Challenge, you have the unique opportunity to sign-up, download a free 30-day trial of the new BreakTweaker plug-in (a collaboration between iZotope and BT), and use it to create your own original track. Then, BT himself will pick one lucky grand-prize winner as well as two runners-up.

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Tools of the Trade

Producer Nick Hook reviews the Bass Bot TT-303 clone of Roland's TB-303

By Beatport News Editors
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The Roland TB-303 was introduced in the early ’80s to help guitar players have a little buddy to play bass along with them—but they hated it. Then some cats in Chicago picked it up and started making house with it and acid was born. Fast-forward 20 years, long after the original was taken out of production, and we have a million clones on the market: from the plugin, to the one that looks like a pizza box, to the x0xb0x, and on down the list to today’s review subject, Cyclone Analogic’s Bass Bot TT-303.

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Festivals

Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline Sunset Music Festival in Tampa

By Beatport News Editors
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The festival lineup for this Memorial Day Weekend couldn’t get any hotter. Not only are Movement Detroit, EDC New York, and Mysteryland taking place that weekend, but now Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival has also thrown its hat into the ring, and to entice you, they’ve booked Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline the event.

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Music News

Tiesto mentors new DJs in 7UP's Bubbling UP campaign

By Beatport News Editors
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We know that Tiesto has played a role in the development of many dance-music artists, Martin Garrix being just one of the latest youngsters that he’s taken under his wing. Now Tiesto has partnered with soft-drink company 7UP for their Bubbling UP campaign, which sees him mentoring another six young acts in the making. Moti, Disco Fries, Danny Avila, and Moska are just a few of the Tiesto-affiliated artists who’ll be showcased in the campaign’s 7x7UP event series.

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