The digital retailer will celebrate its fifth year with a star-studded international tour.
Their first date featured Dubfire at The End in London earlier this month—and he'll be helping them celebrate for the second time at Miami's Mansion in February—but the tour continues tonight in Zurich with a line-up set to include a live set from Stimming, while Phonique, Mountain People and Sascha Dive take turns on the wheels of steel with their tracky house grooves. Konrad Black, Seth Troxler and Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts take over Italy's Tenax next Saturday, while Richie Hawtin will play Tokyo's lauded Womb on the same night.
Arguably the biggest party on the tour happens at Berlin's Watergate near the end of January, which features Andrew Weatherall, Appleblim, Sascha Funke and Dial boss Lawrence under his Sten guise. As if that wasn't enough, the night will also host a live performance from Danton Eeprom, who'll be showcasing his dark, epic sound.
Dark and epic are words that could be used to describe the show in Eeprom's home country of France, where Troy Pierce, Konrad Black and Shonky will all be playing their own respective style of after hours techno.
Aside from Dubfire, the US leg of the tour will see Motorcitysoul, Steve Angello, Paul Oakenfold and Bad Boy Bill play dates across the country, whilst Toronto residents will be treated to a set from US house legend Cevin Fisher.
In a statement on their website, Beatport CEO Jonas Tempel wrote that "in the past five years, Beatport has grown into a very large family of artist, labels, DJs and fans all connected by our love for electronic music. This tour is a celebration of the efforts and a way to share all that we have accomplished together. Thanks to everyone that has joined and supported Beatport along the way."
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