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

By Beatport News Editors
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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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Deadmau5 speaks on his techno release for Richie Hawtin's Plus 8 label: "EDM all sounds the same to me."

By Ken Taylor
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It’s true—Joel Zimmerman (aka Deadmau5) is indeed the man behind the newest release on Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 label, “Sunspot (White Space Conflict),” by testpilot. And while the dance-music world ran wild with speculation upon the track’s release, Zimmerman has only just confirmed his new identity via an interview with inthemix.

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Richie Hawtin sets up shop in a Mexican taqueria; watch the footage now

By Ken Taylor
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Playa Del Carmen, Mexico’s BPM Festival always brings with it tons of surprises. And one such unexpected event earlier this year in January found techno god Richie Hawtin posting up at a taco stand (after playing two ENTER. gigs earlier that day) for a party that went well into the night. That’s right—not content to just perform at his ENTER.BPM day and night events at Fusion and the Blue Parrot, respectively, Hawtin and pal Dubfire set up inside of El Fogon taqueria to bring techno and tacos to the BPM massive.

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Here's what Richie Hawtin's New Year's festivities looked like, playing four cities in two days

By Ken Taylor
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It’s no secret to anyone who follows the goings-on of techno god Richie Hawtin that the man keeps a pretty busy schedule. But over the 48-hour period surrounding New Year’s Eve 2013-2014, Hawtin played four gigs in four separate cities. As he often does, he had a small film crew trailing him to capture the magic on video. Check out the brief documentary below, which follows him through Wuppertal, Milan, Madrid, and Barcelona.

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Five gold-medal electronic music performances at the Olympic Games, featuring Tiesto, Richie Hawtin, Underworld, and Mr. Bean

By Beatport News Editors
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For some, the Olympic Games are a show of physical strength, teamwork, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and national pride. For others, it’s all about the spectacle of the opening ceremonies, which, on top of drawing a pretty ridiculous amount of viewers, set the tone for the weeks to follow. And it’s hard to set that tone without one killer soundtrack. Naturally, some of music’s biggest stars are enlisted to craft and perform those compositions that accompany the world’s finest athletes as they make their way through the Olympic village for the first time, but every once in a while, they sneak in some of electronic music’s best to do the job as well. In that spirit, we’ve huddled together a handful of some of our favorite style of music’s best showings at games past.

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More summer festival lineups, the Pacemaker gets an app-based relaunch, and stories behind the most legendary samples

By Beatport News Editors
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Is it just us, or is there a lot of stuff going on this summer? In just the last few days, we’ve counted about 10 new festival announcements, and there are plenty more to come. Today, Croatia’s Sonus and Unknown gatherings offered up their lineups, and we’ve got big news out of Detroit tomorrow, so while you ponder a trip to the Adriatic this summer, let us also point you to some music-tech news, mixes from Vladislav Delay and Jimmy Edgar, and the stories behind some of the most prominent samples in modern music.

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