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Interview

Guy Gerber on '11 11': "It's when two worlds collide..."

By Jason Black
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It’s a studio collaboration that sounds clandestine. A few years ago, the musical odd couple of Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy connected when the Manhattan hip-hop mogul invited the modern deep-house icon to fly to New York for a bit and head into the studio together. Just to see what would happen. The result, is 11 11, an emotive mix of Gerber’s ethereal, sublime production and Diddy’s New York-style hip-hop flow on standout cuts like “My Heart” and “Floating Messiah.” As Gerber himself sums it up: “11 11 is a date and an hour when two worlds collide and a gate opens to another dimension.” Color us intrigued. So we caught up with the Israeli-born deep-house luminary while he’s been summering in Ibiza so we could unravel this musical riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

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Festivals

Dubfire, Loco Dice, and Hot Since 82 lead Beatport stage at Sun City Music Festival 2014

By Beatport News Editors
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Don’t mess with Texas especially when the party’s rockin’. The fourth annual Disco Donnie presents Sun City Music Festival will be taking place over the weekend of August 30-31st in El Paso, Texas. Today, Beatport is proud to present its signature stage lineup for the massive outdoor event featuring Deep Dish’s Dubfire, Loco Dice, Hot Since 82, Nicole Moudaber, and dirtybird’s own J.Phlip.

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Morning Roundup

25 Miami sets to get you pumped, plus the story behind DJ Snake's "Turn Down for What" vid

By Ken Taylor
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If you’re going to Miami, you probably don’t need 25 DJ sets to get you excited—you’re pretty stoked already. Nevertheless, we’ve got those for you, and an interview with one of the guys who made that wild video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon (see screencap above). Of course, there’s much more, too, including reports from Kraftwerk’s tour, details on KaZantip, and A-Trak’s thoughts on what’s needed in music, so come on in.

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Morning Roundup

Sonar announces a slew of 2014 dates, plus the oldest club in Ibiza and the TomorrowWorld anthem from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

By Ken Taylor
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Festival season is in full swing, and with Sonar just completed, they’ve already got dates for 2014 for a number of special events around the world. Of course, hoards are flocking to Ibiza already, and soon they will to Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, for the first-ever TomorrowWorld. Check out that festival’s anthem, plus a whole lot more news, after the jump.

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At the Controls

Desolat co-owner Martin Buttrich on working with Loco Dice, Timo Maas, Tom Jones, and Sugababes

By Christine Kakaire
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At the Controls is a series of interviews conducted last year that peeks under the curtain of electronic music production, to highlight the behind-the-scenes people whose contributions have had a lasting impact across the dance music landscape.

Martin Buttrich has been a stalwart of electronic music for two decades, but this year he appears to be on the cusp of something big. For many years, he was the silent studio partner of Timo Maas, guiding him towards landmark tracks like his signature remixes of Azzido da Bass and Tori Amos. Buttrich also bolstered the productions of his Desolat label co-owner Loco Dice, as he ascended to the highest ranks of popular DJs. But a few years ago, Buttrich began to ease himself into the spotlight more and more.

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