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Moving Pictures

Jeff Mills talks about the genesis of UR and minimal in the very first RBMA lecture

By Ken Taylor
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It’s hard to believe that the Red Bull Music Academy has been bringing together the producers of tomorrow with dance music’s most important players for more than 15 years now. But we’ve got proof that that’s exactly the case, as they recently unearthed this incredible lecture with techno pioneer Jeff Mills, from their 1998 summit in Berlin.

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Morning Roundup

Toolroom is accepting submissions online, plus, RBMA celebrates 15 years and a playlist for a person who's hearing for the very first time

By Beatport News Editors
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We love a good music-related science story (who doesn’t?), but this one is pretty damn special. Austin Chapman has been deaf since childhood, but with the help of some new hearing aids, he’s able to hear music for more or less the first time in the traditional sense. Noisey talks with him about this new experience, and it’s well worth a read. Come on in to check it out, plus tons more, of course.

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Morning Roundup

Neil Landstrumm's top gear, Red Bull's Thre3style kicks off, Dirty Vegas drop a mix—oh, and it turns out Daft Punk acapellas aren't really that cool

By Ken Taylor
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Look, we’re not out to put the heads of young and ambitious pop singers on stakes, but all the same, we can’t sit idly by as we watch one of our beloved dance-music duos get Minipops‘d in some really bad decision to give a bunch of suburban moms more of what they want (that being digestible mall-friendly pap). Today we rue the day that Pentatonix ever heard the name Daft Punk.

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Friday Matinée

Richie Hawtin on fake IDs, deconstructing "Spastik," and much more at Red Bull Music Academy

By Emmy Morales
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There’s been a slew of great video interviews conducted at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy, and we’ve been making good use of them for our weekly Friday Matinée feature. We’re happy today to tip you to yet another, this time with techno luminary Richie Hawtin, who, in this installment, regales RBMA attendees with tales of Detroit techno’s genesis, and how legendary tunes like his Plastikman mission statement, “Spastik,” came to be.

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Friday Matinée

Brian Eno speaks on history, 77 Million Paintings in Red Bull Music Academy lecture

By Ken Taylor
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An ambient pioneer, a Roxy Music alum, and a creator of wonderful things sonic and visual, Brian Eno recently sat down for an 80-minute chat with Red Bull Music Academy to run through his history and present work during the academy’s current New York stint. Among many things discussed, Eno delves into his recent A/V installation 77 Million Paintings, his healing compositions, and collaborations with James Blake and the like.

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Morning Roundup

Obama loves dubstep, celebrating Whitney's dancefloor contributions, and the cloud-rap phenomenon continues apace

By Ken Taylor
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No joke: To promote last night’s State of the Union address, the White House created a short YouTube clip featuring images of Barack, Hillary, and numerical graphs flowing by to the tune of a pretty bro-y dubstep track. We seriously had to do a double-take (and a double fact-check), so click on through and judge for yourself. (And yes, we know that’s a ghastly photo illustration up top.)

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