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Music News

Kaskade, Mat Zo, Avicii, and more to partake in Disney dance-music comp

By Ken Taylor
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It’s no surprise that Disney’s getting into the dance-music game. To be fair, they’ve been there for a while now, releasing the Tron: Uprising collection and the Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack. But now they’re going a step further, and are set to release DCONSTRUCTED, a series of Disney classics as envisioned and/or remixed by dance-music megastars Kaskade, Mat Zo, Avicii, Armin van Buuren, BT, UNKLE, Japanese Popstars, and more.

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Festivals

Mysteryland announces lineup for US debut, with Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Moby, Carl Craig, and more; phase-two tickets available on Tuesday

By Ken Taylor
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As you may already know, Mysteryland, which is said to be the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, will hit the US this spring, setting up shop for the first time in Bethel Woods, NY (the site of 1969′s Woodstock festival), from May 23-26. Over the last two decades, the Dutch brand has made it its mission to bring together underground up-and-comers with dance music’s more mainstream heavy-hitters for an event unlike any other—one that’s handily earned its now 21 years of existence.

Today, promoters ID&T announced the lineup for Mysteryland’s first-ever trip to the US, and it’s a stellar one. Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Fedde Le Grand, NERVO, Chase & Status, Booka Shade, Jesse Rose, Chris Liebing, Dillstradamus (that’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus), and about 240 more acts will perform over the course of these three days.

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Morning Roundup

Is Pioneer working on a new DJ turntable? Plus, EDC Mexico finalizes its lineup, Duke Dumont signs to Astralwerks, and please don't give monkeys vodka.

By Beatport News Editors
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The top story today: Did DJ Qbert say too much about a Pioneer project that he may be working on? Like, say, a new DJ turntable? Watch the video and decide for yourself, plus, check out a full lineup from EDC Mexico, peep tour dates for Steve Aoki and Thievery Corporation, and find out what happens when a monkey gets drunk at your club.

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Power of Ten

Photographer Rukes shares 10 of his best shots ever

By Ken Taylor
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When it comes to the new crop of young dance-music photographers, the name Rukes is synonymous with quality. The man born Drew Ressler has shot pretty much every huge name in the scene, and, over the course of a decade, has gathered a fair number of ridiculously amazing photographs for his collection. So, as a capper to one helluva year, we asked Ressler to tease out a handful of his favorite pics he’s made since he first stepped behind the lens. Below, he tells us about 10 of those choice shots.

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