Watch Afrojack Creating New Music Live From His Studio

At the tail-end of another whirlwind summer, big-room pro Afrojack is getting back in the production groove. Tonight (Friday, August 28) the Dutchman is set to work on a new track from his studio, and you can watch the process on Beatport Live. (He’s also celebrating one million followers on SoundCloud, so the occasion calls for making more music.) In between creating the track, Afrojack will field questions from fans.

Afrojack has been consistent with the output of originals and remixes so far in 2015, including the chart-ready pop single “SummerThing!” with Mike Taylor. His tour schedule has taken him to festival main stages like Tomorrowland (where he also played a warm-up set under his real name Nick van de Wall) and Ultra Europe, alongside regular trips to Las Vegas for his residency at lavish superclub Omnia. Get into his Beatport Live studio session below from 7pm CET.

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Watch Nature One Festival’s Live Stream This Weekend

Watch Nature One Festival’s Live Stream This Weekend

After celebrating a milestone 20th anniversary last year, Germany’s Nature One festival returns to Missile Base Pydna this weekend for its 2015 edition, and fans from all over the world are invited to watch via the live stream. From Friday, July 31 to Saturday, August 1, the newly sold-out event will be streamed right here on Beatport Live, where viewers can tune in for performances from some of dance music’s biggest artists – all from the comfort of their home.

On Day One, the stream kicks off at 8pm (all times CEST) with Kris Menace over at the Open Air Floor before moving on to sets by Stefan Dabruck and Deniz Koyu to usher in the witching hour. Then, at 2am, Tujamo takes over the decks before Danny Avila headlines the night.

The second and final day starts off with Jerome, East & Young and Alok before switching over to big-guns Moguai, Fedde Le Grand, Sander van Doorn and Kryder. DJ Dag closes out the festival with an early morning set.

View the full streaming schedule for Nature One 2015 below, and head to Beatport Live this weekend to join in on the action.

[Photo via Nature One’s Facebook]


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Sensation to Live Stream its 15th Anniversary Event from Amsterdam

On July 4, Dutch-born event Sensation is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special one-off event called ‘The Legacy,’ and Beatport Live is broadcasting the spectacle worldwide.

The milestone event is set to host over 40,000 white-clad fans and a fine roster of veteran and rising talent at its home turf inside the Amsterdam Arena. Young guns Bakermat and Oliver Heldens have been tasked with setting the tone for Sensation staple Mr. White and his acclaimed Megamix, followed by performances from big-room dominators Fedde Le Grand, Laidback Luke and Sander van Doorn to close out the night.

Dutch-Canadian duo Johnny de Mol and Liz Walaszczyk will host the live stream, which starts at 9:30pm CET and lasts well into the late-night hours. On top of the powerhouse performances, viewers can also tune in for artist interviews and exclusive backstage access.

Check out the preview video below, and head to Beatport Live to get into the madness.

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Watch the Defqon.1 2015 Live Stream Right Here

Watch the Defqon.1 2015 Live Stream Right Here

This weekend (June 19-21),the world’s largest hard dance event, Defqon.1, returns to the Netherlands for three days of madness. Those unable to attend are in luck: the festival is live-streaming for the first time in its 13-year history, and you can catch it all on Beatport Live.

Day One of the festival stream kicks off with The Gathering before diving into sets from Max Enforcer, D-Block & S-te-Fan, Brennan Heart and more; while the second day goes bigger with Noisecontrollers, the Power Hour, Frequencers, Atmozfears, Ran-D (creator of this year’s Defqon.1 anthem) and The End Show.

Finishing strong on Sunday are sets from some of hard dance’s biggest heroes, including Frontliner, Wildstylez and Coone, before the festival formally ends with the Closing Ceremony. In addition to the music, viewers can tune in for behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive artist interviews with hosts Kutski, Audiofreq and Cassi.

View Defqon.1’s live stream and broadcast schedule below.

Broadcast schedule

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Beatport Live AMS: MFD & Lauhaus

Join Beatport Live Saturday (June 13) as we welcome Dutch selectors MFD and Lauhaus to our cozy Amsterdam studio.

First, Dutch duo MFD will take the controls and lead you on a melodic journey. Next, it’s Lauhaus who has been a renowned figure within the Dutch club scene over the past decade. With a signature sound ranging from tech house to pulsing techno, the Soweso Records boss has delivered a consistent diversity in his sets as well as in his own tracks on notable labels like Cocoon, Rejected and Danse Club. Don’t miss it!

Catch MFD and Lauhaus live from Amsterdam starting at 7PM CET/1PM ET/10AM PT.

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Beatport Live BER: Bloody Mary & Derek Plaslaiko

Join Beatport Live Friday (June 12) as we welcome Dame Music selectors Bloody Mary and Derek Plaslaiko at Berlin’s subterranean Prince Charles Club.

For the past five years, Berlin-based Dame Music has been a welcome home to quality dance music and talented local artists. Proud of its strong family ties, the label will celebrate its fifth anniversary on June 15 with a new collection, The Five Years Compilation, featuring late-night weapons from Dame boss-lady Bloody Mary, The Jaydes and Boo Williams, among many others. Tune in this week to catch their pulsing sound and more surprises. Don’t miss it!

Catch Bloody Mary and Derek Plaslaiko live from Berlin starting at 7PM CET/1PM EST/10AM PST.

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Beatport Live AMS: Digital Primate

Join Beatport Live Saturday (June 6) as we welcome Aussie selector Digital Primate to our cozy Amsterdam studio.

Over the past 15 years, Melbourne’s own Digital Primate, aka Chris Coe, has been a guiding light in the Australian techno scene. His pulsating musical point-of-view has been showcased at Berlin’s Tresor, Tokyo’s Womb and New York’s Bed as well as countless underground warehouse parties throughout London and Australia. Don’t miss it!

Catch Digital Primate live from Amsterdam starting at 7PM CET/1PM ET/10AM PT.

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Watch the Mysteryland USA 2015 Live Stream Right Here

Starting today (Saturday, May 23) at 6pm ET, the Mysteryland USA weekender is streaming live for the first time ever from Bethel Woods.

It’s all going down on Beatport Live, where viewers can tune in to catch some of dance music’s leading names. After kicking off last night with a pre-party at the Holy Grounds campsite, the festival heads into Day One with underground hero Matthew Dear, who’s curated a Subversions stage hosted by Beatport; Gramatik, who’s bringing bass-filled funk to The Boat; and more. The live stream will also offer behind-the-scenes footage and artist interviews.

Day Two looks to turn up with drum & bass don Netsky, who’ll be in live mode, as well as main stage headliners Diplo and Dillon Francis, both of whom can be counted on to close out the festival on a high. Stay tuned as more names are confirmed.

Head to Beatport Live to stream Mysteryland USA live, or dive into the action below.

Current time at Mysteryland USA:

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Beatport Live BER: Dana Ruh

Join Beatport Live Friday (May 15) as we welcome Dana Ruh with an exclusive set at Berlin’s Prince Charles Club.

Hailing from the small German town of Gera, Dana Ruh is an burgeoning DJ and producer on the rise. Since 2007, the Berlin-based artist has curated her own Brouqade label alongside like-minded compatriots Ann M Cazal and Anthea. Although Ruh’s sound is rooted in techno, her style has evolved over the years toward the melodic end of the spectrum including deep and tech house. When she’s not making tracks in the studio, like her latest EP Yardang released on May 18, she’s a resident selector at one of Berlin’s top nightspots Club Der Visionare. Don’t miss her in action!

Catch Dana Ruh live from Berlin starting at 8PM CET/2PM EST/11AM PST.

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Beatport Live BER: Jazzanova

Join Beatport Live Friday (May 8) as we proudly present German collective Jazzanova with a very special rooftop DJ session from Berlin’s Prince Charles Club.

For more than 15 years, Jazzanova — Berlin’s eclectic, most beloved collective — has been busy producing, composing, arranging, remixing, DJing and generally shaping the many-splendored musical world around us – in the clubs, on the air, in the studio, live on stage, and with their signature label Sonar Kollektiv. Studio leaders Stefan Leisering and Axel Reinemer combine with talented selectors Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, and Jürgen von Knoblauch to create a rich, sonically textured sound that’s all their own. Don’t miss this rare chance to see them in the mix!

Catch Jazzanova live from Berlin starting at 8PM CET/2PM EST/11AM PST.

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Beatport Live AMS: Beesmunt Soundsystem, Detroit Swindle & Prunk

Join Beatport Live Saturday (Apr. 25) as we welcome Dutch selectors Beesmunt Soundsystem, Detroit Swindle & Prunk with exclusive sets in our cozy Amsterdam studio.

First up, it’s Prunk who has always been attracted to deep US house sounds, including Mushroom Jazz maestro Mark Farina. Nilz Pronk’s ongoing sonic quest has led him toward influential stateside artists like Kerri Chandler, Derrick Carter and DJ Sneak, among others.

Next, it’s the Dutch duo of Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets who work together as Detroit Swindle. We’re super excited to have this pair in-house so be sure to tune in for their renowned high-energy DJ set.

Finally, Beesmunt Soundsystem’s David van der Leeuw and Luigi Vittorio Jansen will take command of the Beatport Live controls. Joining forces in 2008, this dynamic duo have made a name for themselves with their approach to DJing, controlling the music and moving the crowd. Don’t miss it!

Catch Beesmunt Soundsystem, Detroit Swindle & Prunk live from Amsterdam starting at 8PM CET/2PM ET/11AM PT.

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Beatport Live Berlin: Snuffo

Join Beatport Live Friday (Apr. 10) as we welcome Snuffo with an exclusive set at Berlin’s subterranean Prince Charles Club.

Snuffo, the man behind the Mexican wrestling mask, is a Berlin-based producer and ringleader behind various creative projects including Snuff Crew, Kat Channel and Cellarkalt. During office hours, he’s also the head honcho at emerging underground labels Snuff Trax and In The Dark Again. This week, don’t miss his energized live set that’s full of rolling basslines, jacking beats and intense ravy flourishes. Expect the unexpected — and get ready to go crazy in the mix!

Catch Snuffo live from Berlin starting at 8PM CET/2PM EST/11AM PST.

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Tune in For a Double Edition of Beatport Live’s HYTE Amsterdam Special

Beatport Live returns this weekend with double the HYTE action from Amsterdam. As the Elementenstraat Warehouse prepares for its closing weekend of HYTE, we’ll be warming up from the Beatport Amsterdam Studio with back-to-back evenings of streaming DJ sets.

The first Beatport Live broadcast kicks off at 7pm CET tonight – Friday, March 6 – with techno heavyweight and CLR boss Chris Liebing, followed by Mirella Kroes and Viktor Palmer. (Liebing will then headline the Warehouse alongside DVS1.) The pre-party begins again at 7pm CET on Saturday, March 7 with Beesmunt Soundsystem, DeWalta and Makcim. They’ll all then play alongside Ricardo Villalobos for the grand finale.

After the Elementenstraat Warehouse series wraps up, HYTE will also be in full force at this year’s two-day edition of Mysteryland NL, hosting their own stage on Sunday August 30. They’re promising “international headliners, emerging talents and top underground labels from the house and techno scene on a single stage.” Find out more and sign up for the early-bird pre-sale at the Mysteryland website.

In the meantime, make sure to tune for Beatport Live’s HYTE double.

Streaming times – Friday, March 6:

Chris Liebing 7-8PM CET
Mirella Kroes 8-9PM CET
Viktor Palmer 9-10PM CET

Streaming times – Saturday, March 7:

Beesmunt Soundsystem 7-8PM CET
DeWalta 8-9PM CET
Makcim 9-10PM CET

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Beatport Live Denver: Jaceo

Join us Friday (Jan. 23) as Beatport Live welcomes Jaceo to our Denver offices for an exclusive two-hour set.

Denver-based producer Jaceo (born Jerameel Quintela) is one of the American underground scene’s rising stars. Over the last few years,the young beatsmith has charted multiple top 10s in Beatport’s techno, tech-house and deep-house charts. Past releases read like a who’s who of respected dance labels including Suara, Formatik, 100% Pure, OFF Recordings, Kinetika, and more. Meanwhile, his soulful, versatile sound has found its way into sets by everyone from Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and Adam Beyer to Jamie Jones, Green Velvet, Paco Osuna and many more.

Don’t miss out! Catch Jaceo live from Denver starting at 3PM MST/5PM EST/2PM PST.

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Beatport Live Denver: EDX & Antonio Giacca

Join us Thursday (Dec. 18) as Beatport Live welcomes EDX and Antonio Giacca to our Denver offices.

EDX has made a name for himself over the past few years, headlining the world’s top clubs and festivals. The Swiss DJ has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the global dance scene, including Axwell, Deadmau5, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Angello, Dubfire and many others. He’s been ranked in the Top 3 of Beatport’s Best Progressive House Artist category, alongside Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz. For this special two-hour session, expect a deeper set, full of energy and vibes, supported by compatriot Antonio Giacca.

Catch EDX and Antonio Giacca live from Denver starting at 3PM MST/5PM EST/2PM PST.

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