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Coachella 2014: The 10 Must-See Dance Acts

By Beatport News Editors
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So much music. So little time. The 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns this weekend to the California desert community of Indio—and what an impressive slate of musical talent it is. Really, the only burning question is, how are you going to catch everything that’s worth seeing? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve got you covered. We’ve culled the massive three-day, six-stage roster, debated the finer points, and come up with our essential picks for this year’s premier music festival. Read on and rejoice!

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Five essential Carl Cox jams

By Dan Carter
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If you read our feature this morning about dance-music legend Carl Cox, you can probably imagine that the producer, DJ, and remixer has a discography a mile long. With that in mind, we’d like to turn you on to five essential cuts from that long list of accomplishments.

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Nicole Moudaber plots a full-length debut for Adam Beyer's Drumcode

By Dan Carter
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Led by the passion to unite people with her music, and jailed for exorcising those demons within narrow-minded society, Nicole Moudaber’s global techno overhaul has been as socially charged as it has creatively balanced.

Without cashing in on her female prominence in the electronic music industry, Moudaber’s ability to hold the ranks alongside Carl Cox and Adam Beyer alike has seen the dark and melodically refined exploits of her studio work reign mercilessly over a movement too often cast under the shadows of the great clubbing spectrum.

For 2012, however, her globetrotting ventures between Ibiza, the US, and Australia signaled hope yet for the future of techno and her likeminded peers. Beatport News sat down with Moudaber during Carl Cox’s 500th radio broadcast during Amsterdam Dance Event to talk discovering techno, musical insurgency, and her forthcoming artist album for Beyer’s Drumcode imprint.

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2000-2010 in review by Booka Shade, Fatboy Slim + more

By Beatport News Editors
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To celebrate the official end of the ’00s, we asked some of our favorite DJs to chart 10 of their favorite tracks of the decade.

Booka Shade [a], Boys Noize [a], Ed Banger’s Busy P [a], Cassius [a], Fatboy Slim [a], Marc Houle [a], Markus Schulz [a], Milk & Sugar [a] [l], Nicole Moudaber [a], and Tiga [a] all weigh in, and the results might surprise you.

Who picked DJ Mujava’s “Township Funk”? Who put their chips on Afrojack’s “Pacha on Acid”? And which artists rate their own work as best-of-decade (in some cases, twice)? Read on for the charts, and in our next post we’ll bring you more essential tracks from the decade, selected by Beatport’s genre editors.

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