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SIX ARTISTS YOU NEED TO SEE AT GLOBALGATHERING 2014

Our must-see acts for this weekend’s festival

2020 VISION: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Ralph Lawson's Leeds house music institution 2020 Vision celebrates 20 momentous year

TRAXSOURCE TEAMS UP WITH AUDIOLOCK

Labels get instant anti-piracy protection by ticking a box

FORWARD MOVEMENTS

Detroit's annual Movement Festival has evolved into a mecca for unity, love and hope

TAKE TEN: A-TRAK

A-Trak talks about the tracks that helped define his sound
POINT BLANK TUTORIAL

EXAMPLE ON SONGWRITING, COLLABORATION & MAJOR LABELS

Point Blank speak to the dynamic artist

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PLX-1000 available from late August

PIONEER REKORDBOX 3 UPDATE

Pioneer launch new version of their RekordBox software...

SCENE FOCUS: AUSTRALIA

With Miller Genuine Draft

REVIEW: WISH OUTDOOR FESTIVAL 2014

DJ Mag endures the Dutch EDM fest and makes it out alive

LET'S GO OUTSIDE

Diynamic announces alternative residency at Cova Santa
Love Taking Over - Dusky - 17 Steps

Yup, it’s another one of those quick fast-forward moments. This time press >> on the title track, which whilst not bad at all, is totally eclipsed by the killer steez of ‘Inta’, which bleeds attitude. It starts with tougher kicks, sharper snares and an all-round bad-ass vibe, nailing a big jungle element right at the heart of the melody and making it sound totally natural. Add in some late keys and boom! Dancefloor gold.

'Still Image' - CONFUCIUS MC - YNR Productions

"This is one of my favourite tracks from the project.  I'm a massive film fan, so writing a verse that's centred around metaphors using cinematic imagery was something I really got into. The beat has a smoky, film-noir feel that felt perfect, shout outs to Keor Meteor on the production."

Friends EP - Seven Davis Jr - Classic

Loving this chap’s sound right now. 'Friends' is all about that low-slung groove and a super quirky feel. Check the EP, it’s a vibe.

I Want To Party - Toneshifterz - WE R

The Aussie hardstyle producer is back with a killer hardstyle anthem for the summer. Taking a trip down memory lane, Toneshifterz opts for his classic chopped diva vocal style and “happy hardstyle” melody, which gives it an instant 2010 vibe, but dressed with all the current sounds of the scene to keep this one very much with one foot forward, too. An instant hit on the dancefloor.