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Plastikman shares "EXhale" live at Sónar 2014

By Jason Black
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After releasing his new live Plastikman album EX last month that was recorded in 2013 at New York’s historic Guggenheim Museum, Detroit techno icon Richie Hawtin jetted off to Barcelona to perform his new material during the Catalan capital’s Sónar 2014 festival. His performance, as you’ll see below, was simply stunning. Now, as a gift to all of his rabid fans, Hawtin’s served up a stream and free download his live performance of “EXhale” via Soundcloud.

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Stream Tomorrowland 2014 weekend 1 live now

By Beatport News Editors
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It’s finally time to join the magic! Welcome to this year’s 10th anniversary of Tomorrowland, one of the world’s largest electronic music festivals, that kicks off this weekend on July 18-20 in Boom, Belgium. Now, you can join in all the festivities during the exciting first weekend live on Tomorrowland TV starting at 9:00 pm until 2:00 am CEST. (So that’s starting at 4:00 pm EST.)

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Catch Maceo Plex, Richie Hawtin B2B Luciano, and Bella Sarris live at ENTER.Ibiza — July 17

By Jason Black
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The White Isle was white hot this week. Last night, on Thursday, July 17th, Richie Hawtin delivered the third week of his 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency at Space with another super-stacked lineup. Maceo Plex, Apollonia, Marc Houle, and more were all on-hand alongside the Minus man who played back-to-back with Swiss journeyman DJ Luciano. Tune in now for a very special two-hour set from the American techno idol know to his friends and family as Eric Estornel as well as Richie Hawtin B2B Luciano, and Aussie techno resident Bella Sarris.

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Noisia tip their top 10 tunes of the moment

By Sean Lewis
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Last week, the release that blazed up the Beatport charts to nab the #1 spot in our Top 100 Releases (not just in their respective genre, but on the overall site), was from Noisia who’re back with huge sounds on their latest release, the Purpose EP. The Dutch drum & bass trio of Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger delivered eight new cuts with the production quality that many bass producers will spend an entire lifetime striving to achieve. They seemingly do it no sweat. Recently, we were graced with the unique opportunity to convene with them, between stops on their heavy tour schedule, and get a definitive list of their favorite tracks of the moment. Here’s the 10 drum & bass cuts they’re feeling right now.

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Daniel Avery preps US mini-tour this August

By Beatport News Editors
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UK-based underground dance luminary Daniel Avery will spin at a four-event string of US club and festival dates over the weekend of Friday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 24th. The Phantasy Sound artist and fabric resident will begin his mini-tour at Chicago’s Smart Bar, DJing alongside Harry + JPEG on Friday, August 22nd. He’ll then make his way to the Pacific Northwest for his Seattle debut, playing an event put on by Decibel at Re-bar on Saturday, August 23rd.

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DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist tour with Afrika Bambaataa’s vinyl collection, add SF date

By Beatport News Editors
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Vinyl purists rejoice! This fall, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will embark on a five-week, 26-date North American tour called Renegades of Rhythm that celebrates Afrika Bambaataa and his massive musical legacy. The tag-teaming US turntablists will spin together in New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, LA, Seattle, San Diego, and now, SF, using vinyl only culled together from Bambaataa’s own over 40,000 strong collection that’s currently permanently archived at Cornell University. It’s sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime sonic archive experience.

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Seattle's Decibel festival unveils their 2014 artist showcase roster

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The 11th annual Decibel festival located in Seattle has just announced their EMP and Q Nightclub events including 11 artist showcases, three official after-hours, two OPTICAL events, and their celebratory opening gala. During the stacked event taking place from September 24th to 28th, this year’s music showcase highlights include quality offerings from dance music luminaries like Hot Creations, Hotflush, Richie Hawtin and friends, Resident Advisor, and All Gone Pete Tong, among many others. Featured artists across the annual five-night festival include MK, Lee Foss, Simian Mobile Disco, Scuba, Oneohtrix Point Never, and more.

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Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, and Luciano dazzle ENTER. tonight live from Ibiza

By Beatport News Editors
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Warm sun. White sand. Rolling surf. Azure ocean. And amazing, face-melting beats. The idyllic White Isle is definitely calling your name this summer. Tonight, on Thursday, July 17th, Richie Hawtin continues his 2014 ENTER.Ibiza residency with another super-stacked lineup at Space. For week three, the Minus man will headline B2B with Luciano, joined by special guests Maceo Plex, Apollonia, and Marc Houle, among others who’re sure to make this a memorable night.

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