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Morning Roundup

Depeche Mode pulls out of Ukraine gig, James Murphy produces a New York subway symphony, and will Tomorrowland head to Brazil?

By Beatport News Editors
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Today, we’ve got dance-music news from the far corners of the world. Depeche Mode won’t be playing the Ukraine just yet, Tomorrowland drops some hints about its next South American endeavor, MikeQ gives us the lowdown on Jersey’s other style of club music, and James Murphy gives the New York subway system a Brian Eno-style makeover.

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Festivals

Movement releases phase two lineup, includes Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Kevin Saunderson, Kode9, Ryan Hemsworth, and more

By Ken Taylor
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One of our favorite dance-music festivals anywhere in the world has just released the second phase of its lineup for 2014. Detroit’s Movement Festival, which is already set to host an incredible stream of performers this May 24-26, will also see sets from Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Kevin Saunderson, Kode9, Ryan Hemsworth, and about 40 more names—of course, with more names to follow in the months to come.

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Culture

10 amazing Fashion Week soundtracks from Ryan Hemsworth, Jon Hopkins, Nicolas Jaar, and more

By Emma Robertson
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Don’t let the name fool you—Fashion Week is hardly a seven-day-long affair. If you include menswear and womenswear, what’s commonly known as “Fashion Week” spans a little over two months. Held in over a dozen cities around the world (including London, Paris, New York, and Milan), Fashion Week is where designers and houses from all over the globe showcase their latest collection to critics, buyers, and the industry’s elite. Clothing aside, music, naturally, is crucial to a show’s success, and plenty of electronic music’s hottest names are enlisted to score these high-profile affairs. Check out some of our favorites from the most recent Fashion Week below.

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Festivals

Justice, Disclosure, Empire of the Sun, Claude VonStroke, and more make Hard Summer one to remember

By Evan Shamoon
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Now in its seventh year of existence, the Hard Summer festival once again grabbed Los Angeles’ State Historic Park by its cojones over the weekend. Featuring a roster of artists from across the electronic spectrum, the music was spread across four stages and two days, and performed for some 70,000 people. Somewhere between a high school rave and a state fair that you really wouldn’t want to bring your parents to, there were many things in abundance. Among them: syncopated hi-hats, undergarments disguised as clothing, and young people absolutely on one. Or two.

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Power of Ten

Celebrate Canada Day with 10 Canuck dance jams

By Emma Robertson
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O, Canada. It’s undeniable that the dance-music scene to the north has seen huge growth and popularity in the last few years—particularly if folks like Deadmau5, Excision, and the Art Department are any indication. In fact, it’s not only the production and DJ side of the equation that is exploding, but the festival scene is as well, with events like Eclipse, Digital Dreams, MUTEK, Piknic Electronik, Veld, WEMF, Harvest, Shambala, and Sound in Motion showing the world what Canada brings to the table. So, join us in celebrating Canada Day today with some of our favorite recent releases from Canadian artists.

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Interview

808s, Miami bump, and more with Los Angeles basshead Salva

By Chris Galvin
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Since the 2011 release of his genre-blending Complex Housing on Friends of Friends, Paul Salva has been gaining traction and building momentum at an enviable rate. Admittedly, last year was a big one for the Los Angeles-based producer, as he was made a host of the BBC’s In DJs We Trust and his collaborative remix with RL Grimes of Kayne West’s “Mercy” garnered huge praise from leading DJs like Diplo, A-Trak, Skream, and Benga—and the LA radio station Power 106 added it into rotation. Not bad for an old-fashioned bootleg remix.

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