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DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT TO HIT CALIFORNIA IN OCTOBER

The DIRTYBIRD Campout is the latest party from Claude VonStoke's much-loved label.

Set to run on the first weekend of October at Oak Canyon Park in California, DIRTYBIRD staples VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Kill Frenzy, Justin Jay, Christian Martin, Ardalan and Worthy will be joined by the likes of Daniel Bell, Breach, Lee Foss, Lunice, Laura Jones, Benoit & Sergio, Eprom and many more.

SEVEN DAVIS JR: OUT OF THIS WORLD

There's nothing ordinary about Seven Davis Jr. Unlike the balding DJs you sometimes read about in these pages (he doesn't even DJ), he's not only satisfied by making people dance. Born in Texas via San Fran via Cali, he's a self-confessed nomad currently living in London and his approach to music is like nobody else's.

MARSHALL JEFFERSON: WAX LYRICAL

Not that he went away, especially — it's not like he's ever stopped DJing and, like any other year, he played loads during 2014 (although he did retire temporarily in 1990, only to return three years later). What's remarkable, however, is that — after almost 30 years in the game — the Trax man responsible for huge anthems such as 'Move Your Body', '7 Ways To Jack' and 'Open Our Eyes' — sometimes dubbed the 'Godfather Of House' — has finally started a label.

MARSHALL JEFFERSON: WAX LYRICAL

Not that he went away, especially — it's not like he's ever stopped DJing and, like any other year, he played loads during 2014 (although he did retire temporarily in 1990, only to return three years later). What's remarkable, however, is that — after almost 30 years in the game — the Trax man responsible for huge anthems such as 'Move Your Body', '7 Ways To Jack' and 'Open Our Eyes' has finally started a label.

BECKWITH: ALL NIGHT ALL RIGHT

“I am from the Midwest, the real Midwest, like Kansas. Remember Dorothy and the Wizard? Well that’s where I am from.” Beckwith grew up so close to Detroit and Chicago, the spiritual homeland of house and techno, that he was always likely to fall victim to their lures. When he did it was the middle of winter during his first year of college: the now 34-year-old went to a party with some older kids and still remembers perfectly what happened next.

THE USA'S TOP 5 NYE PARTIES

From California to New York City; from bass heads to techno freaks, there's something for everyone ringing in 2014 in America. Check out these five worthy parties to accommodate every kind of dance music fan this NYE in the USA. Last chance... 

BASSNECTAR SPRING TOUR

Bassnectar

After touring America last year and playing to stadiums of fuzzed up bass heads, the big drop dubstep ground shaker Bassnectar will be heading out once again to melt faces from April 12 – June 16

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: POINT BLANK

Point Blank is about to open a new chapter in Los Angeles. DJ Mag touched base with founder Rob Cowan and new business partner and uber producer Jesse Rogg as they prepare to launch on a brand-new stage...

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