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New Music Video | Scanners – Charmed Life

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London-native alternative geniuses Scanners have unveiled the new music video for their track “Charmed Life” from their album Love Is Symmetry, released earlier this year on Dim Mak Records.

The haunting and unforgettable “Charmed Life” is a versatile track that perfectly sets the mood for a serene sunset car ride. Simple yet eerie, the “Charmed Life” video features a close-up shot of vocalist Sarah Daly shot through grainy and beautifully filtered cinematography. The video is sprinkled with scenic shots, images of the band performing live in a living room setting, and a whirlwind spin featuring each of the band members.

Scanners have been part of the Dim Mak family since 2006 with the release of their album Violence Is Golden. They have also released a number of projects on Dim Mak Records, including Submarine (2010) and their latest Love Is Symmetry (2013) along with several singles and remix pacakges.

Love Is Symmetry from Scanners is available now on Dim Mak:
iTunes: http://itun.es/i6xF9rR | Beatport: http://btprt.dj/11wElh6
Amazon: http://goo.gl/YX0p3c | Spotify: http://spoti.fi/13xVvfU

#FreeFriday Episode No. 067: New Ivory – Day By Day (Karetus Remix) [Karetus 100k Edition]

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Voltaire, philosopher extraordinaire, once said “man is free to dance his butt off the moment he chooses to snag a free track from Dim Mak Records”…okay, that may not be the exact quote, but that’s how it should have gone. Exercise your freedom as a raving fanatic by downloading New Ivory’s “Day By Day (Karetus Remix)”, a prodigious track that will make you cut a rug all weekend. The original track is off of New Ivory’s “Amygdala Circus”, a hit in and of itself; however, KARETUS, who just hit 100k on Facebook, has taken it to a whole new stratosphere, and it would be our honor to give it to you for oh-so-free today!

Twitter: @karetus_ | @newivorymusic
Facebook: Karetus | New Ivory

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This man, nor this project, should be slept on… Kenna ‘Land 2 Air Chronicles II: Imitation Is Suicide’

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“On ‘Love Is Still Alive,’ (taken from Imitation is Suicide EP series), the longtime friend of Pharell and Chad Hugo opines for love in an Emerson-inspired, harmony-soaked, haunting electronic forest, all produced by the singer himself. Were it not so solid on its own, the temptation to pull apart that vocal track and remix the hell out of ‘Love Is Still Alive’ would be hard to resist.” – BILLBOARD.COM

“Over some funky production from Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, Kenna channels a quirky Talking Heads vibe for ‘Relations,’…” – PIGEONS AND PLANES
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In this day and age, it’s harder and harder to find great minds with progressive, forward-thinking ideas, especially in certain areas within the music industry, where shock value has a higher price tag than raw talent. So when someone like Kenna comes along, you should sit up and pay attention because you are not going to want to miss what he is bringing to the table. Ethiopian-born and Los Angeles-wise, Kenna is a philosophizing producer who approaches life and music with massive energy and passion, saying in an interview with WILD Magazine, “At a certain point you realize that God and the universe have conspired to give you all the tools and relationships to build the world you want to live in, and the success you feel is your purpose in life.” With a mindset like that, it’s no wonder Kenna has critics raving and fans of multiple genres taking notice of this Grammy-nominated artist on a mission. But what good is a load of talent if it’s not being used to call attention to a cause greater than one’s self? As a pioneer of the global clean water issue, Kenna devotes his time, resources, and status to make people more aware of the issue at hand and what to do about it. Sheesh! Does the guy ever sleep? Let’s recap: brilliant, endlessly talented, generous, and an activist? Time to look around, people, because Kenna is taking over.

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“If you’re on the prowl for some deep bass and grind-hungry ladies, then look no further than Grammy-nominated artist Kenna’s new video for ‘Relations (An Ode to You and Me).'” – VIBE

“The EP offering features only three tracks, but that does not deplete the quality throughout the new and intriguing project. Released via Dim Mak, electronic-inspired production is a common theme throughout the short compilation…” – HYPETRAK

“Kenna’s one of those artists with his fingers in so many different fields that it’s hard to believe that he’s just one dude with two arms.” – KARMA LOOP
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With his most recent and ambitious project, the “Imitation Is Suicide” three-part EP series, Kenna brings a plethora of genres under one roof with vastly different influences and inspirations.  “For me, this EP is about art and the influences that help shape my perspectives,” said Kenna“You can definitely hear the Rick James, The Cure and David Byrne influences, but you will also see the Buggles, David Lynch, Hitchcock and Warhol references as well. I know they say imitation is flattery, but without acknowledging your influences I think ‘Imitation is Suicide.’ Inevitably,” Kenna stated in an interview with hiphopsite.com. With ample singles to be pouring from “Imitation Is Suicide,” music blogs all across the board are absolutely amped. DJbooth.net says “the project will pack all the funky electronic grooves and memorable melodies we’ve come to expect from the currently-unsigned musical innovator,” while the music lovers over at stupiddope.com are saying “the EP is a rather dope collection of all new material from the singer/songwriter and producer, showing off his range, his vocal abilities and his influences.” Just type Kenna into your preferred search engine and watch the rave reviews roll in from hip-hop fans to house fans to just straight up music lovers; it’s becoming increasingly clear that Kenna has earned his way into our hearts and our speakers for very good reasons indeed.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 065: D.O.D – Want To

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I’m no scientist by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m pretty sure that the big bang happened on a Friday, and THAT’S why Friday’s are sooooo bangin’! Oh, and because it’s #FREEFRIDAY! Coincidence? I think not. Today’s track, “Want To” by D.O.D, is off the very recently released (and fantastically compiled) Dim Mak Records New Noise, Vol. 5. Chill enough to not be overwhelming but dripping with bass and heart stopping build-ups, “Want To” is a track you’ll want to listen to over and over for the rest of your gorgeous life. Get the freest of free download on with “Want To” by D.O.D and snag Dim Mak Records New Noise, Vol 5 too, because you love us as much as we love you. Right?! Right.

Twitter: @dj_dod | Facebook: djdod

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 064: Dan Sena – Declaration

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Hey friends. It’s Friday and you know what that means…you gotta get down and you’re gonna get down for free because here at Dim Mak Records, it’s #FREEFRIDAY. Today’s track is from the always brilliant Dan Sena; totally sick to death with bass that beats your heart into submission, “Declaration” is a track that has been kicked around by Dan for the last two years and is finally ours for the taking. Fans on SoundCloud have expressed their love for this amazeballs piece of musical eargasm, so why don’t you scoop it for FREE and tell us what you think!

Twitter: @dansena
Facebook: DJDanSena

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Aoki Files #48 w/ Kenna

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Get your fire extinguishers out, y’all, because this episode of #AOKIFILES is on fire (which may explain the hole in Steve’s shorts)! Steve hangs out with the extraordinary singer, producer, visionary, “monk,” KENNA to get the dirt on what fans and tastemakers alike can expect from the collection of EPs Kenna is hitting us with this year. With what Steve describes as a “classic dance record”, Kenna is part of the evolution of Dim Mak Records with the release of his single “Relations (An Ode to You and Me)”. Watch the episode for more info on the 3 chapters of Kenna’s release, find out what artist helped Kenna make his “alien-esque” EP, and keep your ears wide open for the fantastic dance sounds emerging from this self-proclaimed nerd (whereas we prefer to think of him as a genius)!
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It’s time to add some color to your life…

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Remember back towards the beginning of summer when we gifted you with a rad computer/phone background so that you could show your love for Dim Mak to all your friends? That was a great day for all of us, right?! Well, thank your lucky stars because we’re back with another pack of backgrounds to make your technology look just as baller as can be. With an updated Dim Mak logo and ten stellar colors to choose from, you’ll be the envy of anyone with a pair of eyes. And they are just as free as can be, so take one or take them all! You’re welcome.

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GRAB YOUR NEW DIM MAK WALLPAPER PACK HERE!

#FreeFriday Episode No. 063: Static Revenger ft. Kay – Back Off, Bitch! (Taco Cat Remix)

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Sometimes on #FreeFriday, we like to throwback to magical tracks that were released some time ago. This, however, is not one of those Fridays-as we are handing out a track JUST RELEASED on Tuesday! What?! Are we crazy?! The answer to that is yes, obviously, and you love us for it! The track inducing this insanity is Static Revenger ft. Kay – “Back Off, Bitch! (Taco Cat Remix)”. With that signature Kay sound and catchy melodies for days, “Back Off, Bitch! (Taco Cat Remix)” is a huge party condensed into one epic track. And, because you’re our favorite people in the world without whom we’d be lost, it’s totes free. The track may want you to “back off”, but we’d prefer it if you’d jump all over this hella rad #FreeFriday giveaway!

Twitter: @staticrevenger@mynameiskay
Facebook: staticrevengerKaymusik

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 062: Savage Skulls & Douster – TRT (Swick Remix)

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Get out your dancing shoes and bust out your happy joy joy dance, because there are TWO #FreeFriday giveaways! Say what?! The second is Savage Skulls & Douster with “TRT (Swick Remix)”, a dub induced electronic masterpiece. Guaranteed to get crowds hyped within seconds of starting, hitting hard all the way through. It’s ideal for grooving long into the night, arms up, no worries in the world because music like this transcends, which is why we love it! Go snag “TRT (Swick Remix)” fo’ free and have a magical weekend.

Twitter: @savageskulls@hugodouster@swickswick
Facebook: savageskullsdoustermusicswick

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 061: Will Brennan & Austin Millz – Get Up & Go

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Happy Friday, y’all! It’s everyone’s favorite day, and the following giveaway makes it clear why: hip hop aficionado Will Brennan has teamed up with Harlem’s Austin Millz to bring your ears some of the bounciest, hard hitting beats in the form of their upcoming EP “Straight Flush”; from which our giveaway, “Get Up & Go”, comes with resonance. Clever and bass driven, “Get Up & Go” borders on anthem status while maintaining its hip hop charm. This is a track best heard through some bumpin’ speakers with your posse in tow, or really anywhere…because with music this great, it’s going to sound amazeballs no matter where you are.

Twitter: @thewillbrennan@austinmillz
Soundcloud: thewillbrennanaustinmillz

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It’s remix season! Dirtyphonics – Hanging On Me ft. Liela Moss (Kastle Remix)

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It seems like producing a super legit remix of a DIRTYPHONICS track is like a right of passage only bestowed upon the most gifted of music makers, as witnessed by Kastle’s remix Dirtyphonics“Hanging On Me”; laid back and fresh, “Hanging on Me (Kastle Remix)” is like a breath of clean air on this #dirty track. Kastle, who is known for infusing the sounds of R&B with edgier dubstep influences, sheds a whole new light with his chilled out rendition.

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 060: Garmiani – Behind You (Bais Haus & Dynamik Remix)

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Remember back when it was spring and the flowers were blooming and the sun was wearing sunglasses and GARMIANI was rocking our effing faces off with the release of “RUMBLE EP”? Good times. Thankfully, with today being another totes rockin’ #FreeFriday, we’re reminding y’all just how radical that release was by giving away “Behind You (Bais Haus & Dynamik Remix)”. With bass that kicks like judo and hyper like Honey Boo Boo after a gallon of Mountain Dew, this remix is guaranteed to give your weekend the head start it needs in order to be super kick ass. And it’s FREE, because we here at Dim Mak are the purveyors of awesome.

Twitter: @Garmiani_@BaisHaus@Dynamik_Dave
Facebook: GarmianiBais HausDynvmik

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