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Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, and Luciano dazzle ENTER. tonight live from Ibiza

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Warm sun. White sand. Rolling surf. Azure ocean. And amazing, face-melting beats. The idyllic White Isle is definitely calling your name this summer. Tonight, on Thursday, July 17th, Richie Hawtin continues his 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency with another super-stacked lineup at Space. For week three, the Minus man will headline B2B with Luciano, joined by special guests Maceo Plex, Apollonia, and Marc Houle, among others who’re sure to make this a memorable night.

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South African DJ project Bridges for Music teases new documentary with Richie Hawtin, Skrillex

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As you may recall last year, Bridges for Music, the cross-cultural project that brought some of the world’s biggest DJs to the townships of South Africa, had a hugely successful run. Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, 12th Planet, Alvin Risk, and Luciano all made stops through Cape Town and Johannesburg to engage with the outer townships’ youth in a series of DJ workshops and concerts. Now, the organization is about to unveil a documentary, directed by Eldon Van Aswegen, entitled Many Stories, One Journey.

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

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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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Luciano gives and receives lessons on music, technology, and life in a short documentary with South Africa's Bridges for Music

By Ken Taylor
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It’s an interesting thing that even in a place like South Africa, the music scenes between town and country rarely intersect. Leave it to Bridges for Music, then, to help integrate not only the sounds of South African urban centers with their outlying townships, but also to foster a relationship between artists from the US and Europe and those making their homes in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and other metropolises. Geneva’s Luciano is one such DJ who, earlier this year, made the trip to both entertain and educate South African youth in Langa and Soweto townships on the topic of dance music.

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Pacha Ibiza takes down top-tier DJs: "The DJs wanted more money to play less... It was an abuse."

By Ken Taylor
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Pacha has long been an anchor club on the Ibiza nightlife scene, having laid down its roots in the ’70s and established itself as an anti-Franco retreat for bohemians and artists. Of course, over the decades, it’s grown into a multi-million-dollar-a-year business and has hosted some of the biggest names in dance music ever—Tiesto, David Guetta, and Erick Morillo being just a few of them. Now, however, the club’s owners are striking back at the astronomical fees being demanded by top-tier DJs, and as such, have fired their music director, Danny Whittle, and have not renewed booking engagements for Luciano, Morillo, or the Defected In the House event.

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