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Electric Zoo 2014: Josh Wink, Daniel Bell, and Jenö top vinyl-only sixth stage

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Electric Zoo has unveiled plans for a Sunday School vinyl-specific stage for its 2014 edition, happening on August 29th through 31st at Randall’s Island Park in New York. Recently hosting their own “Mini-Fest” at the inaugural Mysterland USA, Sunday School are overseeing the wax-centric tent, which will provide festival attendees with a richer selection of house and techno.

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Jeff Mills cuts Belgian festival set short due to bottle-throwing incident

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Detroit techno icon Jeff Mills cut his set at Belgium’s Dour Festival short on last Thursday night, July 17th, after a bottle was thrown towards the stage from the crowd, according to Mixmag and other new reports. According to a Facebook post by fellow performer Chris Liebing, the 51-year-old techno pioneer was apparently 30 minutes into his live set at the Belgian festival before leaving shortly after the incident.

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Stream Tomorrowland 2014 weekend 1 live now

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It’s finally time to join the magic! Welcome to this year’s 10th anniversary of Tomorrowland, one of the world’s largest electronic music festivals, that kicks off this weekend on July 18-20 in Boom, Belgium. Now, you can join in all the festivities during the exciting first weekend live on Tomorrowland TV starting at 9:00 pm until 2:00 am CEST. (So that’s starting at 4:00 pm EST.)

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Seattle's Decibel festival unveils their 2014 artist showcase roster

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The 11th annual Decibel festival located in Seattle has just announced their EMP and Q Nightclub events including 11 artist showcases, three official after-hours, two OPTICAL events, and their celebratory opening gala. During the stacked event taking place from September 24th to 28th, this year’s music showcase highlights include quality offerings from dance music luminaries like Hot Creations, Hotflush, Richie Hawtin and friends, Resident Advisor, and All Gone Pete Tong, among many others. Featured artists across the annual five-night festival include MK, Lee Foss, Simian Mobile Disco, Scuba, Oneohtrix Point Never, and more.

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Pete Tong and friends chat today, July 9, live from Ibiza

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Got burning questions for the captain and his seaworthy crew? Fire away! Join Pete Tong in conversation with Tensnake, Eats Everything, and MK on Wednesday, July 9th at 6:00 pm CET / noon EDT. This exclusive Google hangout event will be broadcast live and direct from Ibiza, Spain. It’s a great chance to chat casually with the UK dance tastemaker and his influential friends in the lead-up to his All Gone to Sea round-trip party cruise that will set sail on Thursday, November 6th for a four-night tour from Miami Beach.

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EDC 2014: PLUR and raving in Las Vegas

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Over the past 18 years, Insomniac’s annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) has been steadily growing in popularity and gaining tons of momentum. Due to the recent emergence of electronic dance music into the commercial mainstream, the festival itself is now bigger than ever before. Featuring over 200 electronic artists across seven stages, over 400,000 revelers from over 44 different countries descended upon the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend of June 21st to 24th, making it one of the largest electronic dance music festivals of its kind in the world. Beatport News correspondent Natalie Wicks joined the dance out in the Nevada desert.

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John Tejada, Lusine, and Natasha Kmeto lead DAT's premier edition

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Digital and Analog Technologies (DAT) Music Conference, a new electronic music and arts festival located in Missoula, Montana, is slated to happen on August 1st to 3rd. Using Boulder’s Communikey and Seattle’s Decibel as inspirations, DAT organizers hope that this new festival will attract world-class talent to the region while showcasing Missoula’s established scene. DAT’s inaugural edition features LA-based techno mainstay John Tejada, Lusine, Natasha Kmeto, and Decibel founder Sean Horton (aka Nordic Soul), alongside respected locals Kris Moon and Mike Stolin.

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Max Cooper, Ten Walls, and Patrick Topping join Seattle's Decibel 2014

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The 11th annual Decibel Festival has just announced its second wave of artists performing at this year’s event taking place in the Emerald City on September 24th to 28th. Joining 2014 headliners like Richie Hawtin, Kode9, and Simian Mobile Disco are over 50 new confirmed acts including Max Cooper, Ten Walls, Patrick Topping, Marcel Dettmann, Oneohtrix Point Never, Guti, and Kim Ann Foxman, among many others.

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Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, and Basement Jaxx sail on Holy Ship 2015

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I’m on a boat! Holy Ship, the annual floating festival held on a cruise ship, has just released a bunch of big names to its massive line-up. The first voyage sets sail on January 2nd to 6th including Boys Noize, Laidback Luke, Pretty Lights, Maya Jane Coles, Flume, and Duke Dumont. Then, the second voyage casts off on February 18th to 21st featuring Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, Jack Beats, and Baauer. Both cruises leave from Port Miami and head to the Bahamas in the Caribbean for an all-day beach party.

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