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This week on Play: Win an iZotope prize pack and an Armada release in our exclusive BT Producer Challenge

By Jason Black
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Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got a real blockbuster exclusive tailor-made just for you. For our exclusive BT Producer Challenge, you have the unique opportunity to sign-up, download a free 30-day trial of the new BreakTweaker plug-in (a collaboration between iZotope and BT), and use it to create your own original track. Then, BT himself will pick one lucky grand-prize winner as well as two runners-up.

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Interview

Egyptian trance duo Aly and Fila precede PVD's We Are One Festival with a new LP

By Ellie Hanagan
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Since they became friends in kindergarten, Egyptian trance duo Aly & Fila have enjoyed many successes together, including hosting their own radio show (Future Sound of Egypt) and running a record label of the same name, but they’re probably best known for their 2011 anthem “We Control the Sunlight.” In 2010, their debut artist album, Rising Sun, reached #1 in the Beatport trance chart, and now they’re following it up with Quiet Storm. Right before they hit Paul van Dyk’s We Are One Festival in Berlin this weekend, we caught up with the pair to talk touring, tinnitus, and the Top 100 DJ poll.

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Beatport Live

Paul van Dyk comes to Beatport Live this Wednesday, July 3

By Ross Jackson
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Beatport Live is very excited to announce that on this Wednesday Paul van Dyk will be coming to the Berlin office for a special set, in collaboration with the We Are One Festival, which he started in 2010 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall being brought down. With a whole host of amazing artists including Chicane, Aly & Fila, Arnej, Ben Nicky, Mark Eteson, First State, SHato & Paul Rockseek, and Stoneface & Terminal, it’s set to be an amazing experience.

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Morning Roundup

Destroid's first-ever live gig, Paul van Dyk hits Moscow, a Black Dog podcast, behind the scenes of Borgore's "Legend" video, and Disclosure hit the UK #1

By Ken Taylor
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Okay, okay—we love Destroid (that’s Excision’s new supergroup) as much as the next guy, but we gotta say that after watching a minute of their live show, their outfits bear a striking resemblance to that of the lead character in what we consider one of the funniest rave movies ever made. C’mon through and we’ll show you what we’re talking about.

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Must Hear 2012

The News staff names its 10 choice Beatport Mixes of the year

By Ken Taylor
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This year, Beatport was super-excited to announce our Mixes platform, a system by which any DJ can legally sell their mixes online and further expand their fan base. And since it’s blown up, naturally, it’s not just hobbyists who are getting in on the action. In fact, some of the dance music world’s biggest DJs are putting Mixes to use—and the Beatport News staff has decided to cull 10 must-hear sets of theirs for your mix-hungry ears. Check ‘em!

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