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Hardwell Drops Free Download for his Birthday

"With Blackout he celebrates his birthday, but simultaneously demonstrates that with a brand New Year comes a brand new set of ideas and possibilities."

Life in Color Releases Mini-Doc on the History of the World's Largest Paint Party

Watch a group of best friends as they go into business together and transform an idea for a club party into the world-renowned brand Life in Color.

Mat Zo & Friends Launch The Producer's Forum

Mat Zo, Nine Parallel, Orno and more artists have teamed up to launch a forum for producers to talk shop, share tips and tricks and trade feedback. What started as a Twitter convo turned into an actual site the artists are hoping will evolve into a community.

Check out the forum, which is already seeing support and participation from artists like Henry Fong and Kaskade: http://theproducersforum.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=9...

Valentino Khan & Wiwek Drop Free DL of "Tropicana"

"Deep Down Low" producer Valentino Khan has teamed up with Dutch producer Wiwek to release a track through OWSLA that is available for free download via Toneden.

Beatport Celebrates 12 Years with a Special Playlist

Sharing a birthday with Hardwell, Beatport is celebrating with some of its biggest tracks of the last 12 years. Check out the playlist below!

Steve Angello to Executive Produce Scripted TV Series on DJ Culture

According to Variety, Angello has signed on with Primary Wave Entertainment as an executive producer of a new television series on dance music culture, which will be soundtracked by his music. The newly announced show is the second series that Angello will be working on - the first being CW's The Drop. No name or other details have been announced for the new series, but Variety says "a couple of venues have expressed interest."

In addition to the series, Primary Wave is producing a feature film on Angello's wife Isabel Adrian's novel Sex, Drugs and The DJ, which is loosely based on their relationship and Angello's career and will also be soundtracked by his music.

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