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This week on Play: Win an Acer Aspire Ultrabook, AKG headphones, and get released on Musical Freedom in Tiesto's "Take Me" remix contest

By Beatport News Editors
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Folks, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. None other than dance-music legend Tiesto has taken center stage in this week’s Play contest, as he’s given us the parts to his track “Take Me” for your remixing pleasure. But more than that, he’s also giving you the chance to win some ridiculous prizes, including an Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook, a pair of AKG K267 Tiesto reference headphones, our Sounds to Sample Elements sound pack, and a contract to have your winning remix officially released on his Musical Freedom label.

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Holland's R3hab breaks into America and masters the art of the pop-electro crossover

By Dan Carter
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A golden boy if ever Dutch house needed one and a proven favorite flavor to the avid stateside clubbing circuit, R3hab has quickly become The Netherlands’ worst kept secret where peak-time club fuel is concerned. Led forward by the grinding synths and low-end tendencies that have gained him his now widely deployed “Chainsaw Master” moniker, the young Dutch frontrunner Fadil el Ghoul has found himself a comfortable middle-ground between full-bodied peak-time favorites and audacious chart remixes—which few could have comprehended in the context of festival-proof electro house.

As a stalwart on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings imprint and a recent addition to the ranks of Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label, R3hab’s latest single, “Skydrop,” saw him leave his national comfort zone, a move that may suggest his tough yet versatile sound is just too much for one imprint or genre boundary handle. Beatport News sat down with the Dutch heavyweight during a brief pit stop at London’s Ministry of Sound to talk universal club music, breaking America, and his debut single for Musical Freedom.

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Grab the Top Albums of the Year for $6.99

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2012 has yielded an incredible amount of top-shelf albums from the electronic music world, and we’re happy to offer them to you for $6.99 for the next two days only. In addition, we’re offering select top compilations from 2012 for half off, including huge releases from Toolroom, Musical Freedom, Get Physical, Defected, Drumcode, and more.

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Tiesto and Allure's "Pair of Dice" takes Beatport's #1 spot

By Sean Lewis
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Congratulations to Tiesto and Allure, as their new track, “Pair of Dice,” just hit the #1 position on the Beatport Top 100! “Pair of Dice” finds Tiesto teaming up with David van den Hurk for his Allure side-project, and the single, which took the lead spot over the weekend, comes to us from Tiesto’s own label Musical Freedom label.

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Beatport #1: Gotye, Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know (Tiesto Remix)

By Sean Lewis
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Congratulations to Gotye, Kimbra, and the legendary Tiesto, whose remix collaboration on the track “Somebody That I Used To Know” just hit the #1 position on the Beatport Top 100 this weekend!

Appearing on Tiesto’s own label Musical Freedom, the remix finds the prime minister of prog-house reconstructing a lovely duet from Melbourne vocalist Kimbra and multi-talented producer Gotye. You can check out the video for the original version here, which just hit Billboard‘s #1 spot in their Hot 100 for the first time in the song’s 15 weeks on the chart. The remix from Tiesto shot up from its opening position at #37 in our Top 100 to take #1 in less than five days—quite a leap in such a short span.

Get the track on Beatport here, or keep reading to listen to an audio sample.

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