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Beatport News

Claude VonStroke sources Solomun, Dixon, Jimmy Edgar, Photek, and more for Urban Animal remix album

By Jason Black
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In 2013, Claude VonStroke released Urban Animal, his most personal and dance-eclectic LP to date. Now, he’s following up his second LP with a curated selection of new remixes dropping on May 5th. Like-minded electronic artists like Solomon, Eprom, Dixon, Jimmy Edgar, and label-mate Justin Jay, among others have added their deft studio touch to standout selections like “Dood,” “Oakland Rope,” and “The Clapping Track.” The dirtybird don himself even delivers a deep, electrofied reworking of “Can’t Wait.”

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Power of Ten

The 10 Best Beards In Dance Music

By Beatport News Editors
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Studies say that women may find men with beards more attractive than those with freshly shorn faces—but does that make bearded DJs more appealing as well? You’d have to ask the fans of these scruffy sonic saviors for the answer.

With Todd Terje’s newly formed patch, and his awesome new LP, It’s Album Time, on the way next week, it got us thinking about our 10 favorite heavily haired DJs who deserve a look and a listen.

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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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Festivals

Movement releases phase two lineup, includes Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Kevin Saunderson, Kode9, Ryan Hemsworth, and more

By Ken Taylor
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One of our favorite dance-music festivals anywhere in the world has just released the second phase of its lineup for 2014. Detroit’s Movement Festival, which is already set to host an incredible stream of performers this May 24-26, will also see sets from Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Kevin Saunderson, Kode9, Ryan Hemsworth, and about 40 more names—of course, with more names to follow in the months to come.

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Video Premiere

Claude VonStroke breaks down "Urban Animal" in an Ableton Live tutorial

By Glenn Jackson
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West-coast house and techno mainstay and dirtybird labelhead Claude VonStroke (aka Barclay Crenshaw) dropped his impressive Urban Animal LP (his third full-length, for those counting) back in September. Now, the accomplished producer and DJ is set to start revealing what went on behind the scenes to create the sounds of his diverse, dancefloor-rooted album. In this first video, CVS pulls apart the main synth lines that lead Urban Animal‘s opening title cut, and explains the usefulness of flattening one’s VST synths to audio in Ableton.

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Morning Roundup

Claude VonStroke previews Urban Animal with some Detroit fun, plus, prepping your Ableton tracks for live performance, Zedd's new video, and more

By Ken Taylor
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It’s hard to deny that Claude VonStroke (aka Barclay Crenshaw) is anything other than a really nice guy—and when you check out this interview with him on the couch with his charming parents, you’ll know why. So, peep it, along with a ton more dance-music news, in this morning’s roundup.

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