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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.

PROFILE: HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS

Few club openings have been as impactful as the 2013 launch of Hakkasan in Las Vegas. The epic venue, located at the MGM Grand on the Vegas Strip, is a super club in every sense of the term. Spread over five levels, Hakkasan has shaken up the Sin City scene with a series of bold DJ acquisitions from the highest echelons of the Top 100 DJs poll.

FESTIVALS 2014 – EVERYWHERE ELSE

MARTIN GARRIX: ANIMAL ATTRACTION

Across the world right now are thousands of 17-year-old kids dreaming of making it big in the gold rush days of EDM, dance music's biggest ever boom. They live at home with their moms and dads, making music on a laptop in their bedroom, posting their productions on SoundCloud, leaving links in the comments of YouTube videos and maybe even sending off the best tracks to their favorite labels and DJs. All of them dream of traveling the world and playing their music to thousands of fans.

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.

TOP DRAWERS MATERIAL

PANTyRAiD is one part OOAH from the Glitch Mob and one part Marty Party. When speaking with Josh Mayer and Marty Folb it is fairly obvious that they are good friends, as well as musical collaborators.

THE NEED FOR SPEED

When you think “bass music” in the US of A, Play Me records stands as one of the top influential labels in recent years, catering to the ever growing hybrid of house/electro/dubstep and d&b styles. The creative force behind this giant is also one of the most in-demand DJs in America, Reid Speed. With over a decade of commercial DJ mixes, production and label management under her belt, she continues to push boundaries and harvest new talent in the electronic arena..

MIAMI MUSIC WEEK 2013 GUIDE

MIAMI POOL

It’s back. America's most important electronic music gathering is returning to South Beach in Miami. The Winter Music Conference 2013 (and its wider nomenclature Miami Music Week) will be host to the industry's hot shots — the DJs, producers, promoters and label owners pulling the strings of this international emporium we call dance music — their arms (and minds) wide open to another onslaught of Miami madness.

FOURTY SEVEN BRAND

47

Keeping up to speed with the current trend for five panel caps sees 47 Brand release an admirable collection in a choice of five solid colours worthy of a ripple of applause.

HEAD START

Starter

Starter Black Label say it loud and proud with their Dubstep snapback. The star logo leads the way and with over 35 years in the industry they’re certainly giving New Era a run for their money.

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