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Vinyl Cut

This week's best record releases

By Beatport News Editors
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Welcome to our ongoing weekly column called The Vinyl Cut. Each weekend, we’ll visit San Francisco tastemaker shop Vinyl Dreams to run down the top five vinyl releases that are flying off their shelves. Tune in for the latest releases in house, techno, indie dance, disco, electronica, and beyond.

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Tools of the Trade

Mixmag takes a look at the wild world of modular synths

By Beatport News Editors
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Sure, there are some folks who are happy to straddle the line that divides the analog and digital worlds of music production. Naturally, though, on the far ends of that spectrum sit the purists: the gear hounds who lust far beyond just the odd Moog unit and choose to inhabit the world of modular synthesis. “It’s a vortex of tech geekiness currently sucking musically minded people from all over the world into a black hole of bleeps, drones and sonic belches,” says a recent Mixmag piece on the phenomenon.

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Festivals

Detroit Electronic Music Festival will not return in 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Sad news for the city of Detroit and its die-hard music fans. The organizers for the original Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) have announced that it will not be returning in 2014 as planned. This morning, a statement from DEMF was issued in which fans were told that it would not be coming back this year.

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Music News

Ready for Miami? Here's your must-hit party list

By Beatport News Editors
Miami 2014 Preview

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Miami Music Week is, of course, one of the most important weeks all year on the dance-music calendar, so if you’re heading east (or maybe that’s west, for our European friends), you’ll likely be scheduling out your plans far in advance. Allow us to be of some assistance to you with this handy guide to the best parties in Miami this March. Check out some Beatport Miami essentials here and keep coming back to this listing for more updates throughout the weeks to come.

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Music News

Amidst Detroit's ongoing crisis, Carl Craig speaks on the horrors of a corporate buy-out

By Ken Taylor
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Detroit’s got a lot of problems, to be sure, but according to second-wave techno icon Carl Craig, letting Google buy the city probably isn’t the best way to solve ‘em. “America is run by many corporations, but just imagine if it was just one,” Craig told Thump. “That would maybe make something that’s fantastic for the architecture, for the facade of the city, but in reality, and over time, it would almost be like if Satan himself came in and decided to take over Detroit. That would probably even be better, ha. At least we’d have parties.”

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