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Festivals

Calvin Harris, Disclosure, and Skrillex lead Stereosonic 2014 lineup

By Beatport News Editors
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Stereosonic, Australia’s biggest dance music festival, has just revealed its massive 2014 line-up and they’re certainly pulling no punches. Marquee headline talent for day one includes Scottish fan favorite Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Disclosure, Diplo, Duke Dumont, RL Grime, DJ Snake, and more. While day two is certainly shaping up with LA-based dubstep powerhouse Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Hot Since 82, Carl Cox, Showtek, Porter Robinson, and Jack Beats among others.

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Morning Roundup

Welcome to round-up heaven featuring the 10 best live sets from Tomorrowland 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our round-up overload Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. Today, we’re spotlighting the ten best sets from the first weekend of Tomorrowland 2014, Fact pulling together the best free sets on the Net this week, and Boiler Boom delivering three solid hours with UK grime’s biggest stars. Right this way for our complete wrap-up.

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Festivals

Movement's after-parties heat up Detroit this weekend, see the whole list

By Beatport News Editors
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If you’re a dedicated fan of techno (or any style of underground dance music, really), you’re likely well aware of Movement, Detroit’s longstanding Memorial Day Weekend festival that celebrates the city’s place in the pantheon of dance music. Of course, the lineup is a stellar one, seeing the likes of Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Bonobo, DJ Sneak, Claude VonStroke, and tons more perform at Hart Plaza over the course of three days. But, as with any festival of this stature, there is a host of side- and after-parties taking place throughout the hallowed home of techno, and Resident Advisor has rounded up a number of them.

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Tools of the Trade

Celebrate 20 years of Pioneer CDJ innovation in a new video

By Beatport News Editors
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As the saying goes, it’s all about having the right tool for the job. In the case of the modern working DJ, that right tool is the Pioneer CDJ that’s the current industry standard. Pioneer DJ has just released a new five-minute video celebrating two decades of designing DJ technology, focusing on the evolution of the CDJ. Catch Carl Cox, James Zabiela, Jazzy Jeff, Laidback Luke, Paul Oakenfold, and more all share their personal stories of encountering Pioneer’s early CDJ gear and how they believe it changed the current state of DJing.

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Power of Ten

Thump reveals its 10 must-see acts at Movement 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Tickets purchased. Hotels booked. Bags already packed. With Detroit’s historic Movement Electronic Music Festival just over a week away, the countdown can truly begin. Now, our collective attention turns toward the lineup. This year’s truly massive performance roster boasts over 150 acts including notable standouts such as Underground Resistance, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin, Kevin Saunderson, Seth Troxler, and Jeff Mills, among many, many others.

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