Author: Nikki

Video Teaser: The Partysquad & The Death Set feat. Diplo – P.O.V. 2.0

June 14, 2013 Nikki Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

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Take a dash of funk, a spoonful of electro, two cups of dub, and pound of dance. Mix it all together. Chill it out. Sprinkle with Diplo. Serves a billion. Now, prepare yourself for the tasty and groundbreaking release of “P.O.V 2.0”, the follow up release of the original “P.O.V” by The Death Set. With “P.O.V 2.0”, a mastermind reworking has been produced by Diplo and The Partysquad, and it is just a whole new level of gritty/sexy/delicious fun. Described as “a punk, electro banger”, this track has something that will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys good music in all its various incarnations. Put together so flawlessly, “P.O.V. 2.0” is a work of art that will make you dust off your mirror and brush up on your twerkin’ skills, or (in my case) just dance like a total maniac because when music is this good, who cares about dance moves. Plug in, turn it up, and get down on this anthem of epic proportions.

Remix Competition: Scanners – Love Is Symmetry

June 13, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , , , ,

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Being a record label that prides itself in bringing the fans only the best of the best in dance music, Dim Mak Records is dead set on the belief that we have not only dedicated fans, but talented fans as well. There’s nothing we love more than to give y’all the opportunity to show us your skills, be it in the genre of trap/dirty dubstep/90s inspired house/folk-step (that’s a new genre I think I just made up)/etc. Which is why we are stoked to bring you a remix contest with the help of Earmilk and Wavo; the tracks up for remix are from the new and exhilarating Scanners album “Love is Symmetry”. Three stems primed and ready for your musical genius, this contest comes with some major perks: the contest winners will be included with Dim Mak alumns on a Scanners “Love Is Symmetry” remix compilation! If you happen to be equally mind blowing in more than one genre, then do feel free to submit more than one remix and really show us what you’re working with! For more information about the contest, the deadline, the judges, and the prize system, follow the link below. We look forward to seeing what our amazing and talented fans can bring to this already breathtaking album, so good luck and know that we’re routing for you!

Check out the contest and album stream over at Wavo.me now.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 045: Garmiani – Behind You (Rumble)

June 7, 2013 Nikki #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , , ,

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Here at Dim Mak, we are trying our hardest to be who you think of when Friday finally rolls around (I think it’s safe to say that most of us still think of FRIDAY FRIDAY GOTTA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY, amiright?), and we plan on doing that one #FreeFriday at a time! Today’s super-duper giveaway comes from Garmiani with “Behind You (Rumble)”; an upbeat and solid track with stunning vocals that sound like #FreeFriday feels (awesome). Get yourself an ear worm that you’ll actually want stuck inside your head for days and days at a time on this, the glorious #FreeFriday, from your best friends at Dim Mak Records. Be sure to check out and listen to the full Rumble EP here.

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Romanthony: The Wanderer

June 6, 2013 Nikki Music, News Tags: , , ,

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Back in April, Dim Mak Records was proud to be the home of music legend ROMANTHONY for his release “The Wanderer” with Kevin McKay; a chill, laidback track with a handful of incredible remixes. “The Wanderer” was an instant hit with old fans of Romanthony’s and the gateway to his extensive music career for new fans. As you know, ROMANTHONY passed away at the beginning of May, leaving the music industry and thousands of fans shocked and deeply saddened by such a major loss.

Global website RESIDENT ADVISOR sat down with Romanthony’s friend and collaborator, Kevin McKay, for an interview about the legend perhaps most famously known for his work with Daft Punk; but, as McKay explains in the article, Romanthony’s career was far more intense, creative, and profound than many are even aware of. When describing the talent that is Romanthony, McKay had this to say: “He’s really great musically. Brilliant keyboard player, brilliant bass player, brilliant guitarist. Like, ‘Done, idea, that’s it, it’s happening, let’s go.’ Really quick and really creative, so really able to respond to each thing in the track”. 20 years of music under his belt, ROMANTHONY showed the kind of drive, determination and talent that is responsible for turning him into an international superstar. McKay states in the interview “I love his songs. I’m just a total fan. It’s really, really fucking sad that he’s not going to write any more songs”, which is perhaps the exact sentiment friends, family, and fans all share.

With such an enormous and natural gift as that possessed by this late musical genius, it’s no doubt that music industry has been forever changed. However, McKay offers a glimpse of hope in saying “I’ve had a chance to speak to his family and his closest advisors and we’re going to carry on as we did before bringing his songs to a new generation of dance fans, with the proceeds going to look after his kids.”

To read the full interview and to learn more about the man behind the music, click here. And if you haven’t done so already, go grab “The Wanderer” ROMANTHONY vs. KEVIN MCKAY on Dim Mak Records.

Remix Contest: Felix Cartal & Clockwork – The Fire (feat. Madame Buttons)

June 5, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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Get ready to set your equipment ablaze, producers! Beatport Play & Dim Mak is hosting a REMIX CONTEST with “The Fire” from Felix Cartal & Clockwork (ft Madame Buttons) as your ignition. Now is your chance to take this already smoking hot jam and turn it into your own simmering masterpiece. The winning remixer will take home iZotope’s Ozone 5, Stutter Edit, some goodies from Beatport and a release on Dim Mak Records. You’ve got until July 1st to get your submissions in, so throw away your fire extinguisher and get those buttons burning!

EDM Interview: A Day In L.A. With Dirtyphonics And Recap Video

June 4, 2013 Nikki Music, News Tags: , , , ,

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Follow along with MAGNETIC MAG’s Neda Jouliet as she spends the day chasing after Dim Mak’s resident Frenchies DIRTYPHONICS in Los Angeles and find out what it’s like to be so damn #DIRTY 24/7. Along with the extensive article, the accompanying video is equally as fun and informative as the guys cruise around LA in the Dim Mak Records van, intent on having the time of their lives in one of their favorite cities. Find out which DIRTYdude doesn’t like hot dogs, where the four friends got their start, what inspires them to bring the dirtiest shows to their fans, what happens when their tour manager is away, and so so much more. It’s incredible what you can learn with just one day on the heels of a group as eclectic and enthusiastic as DIRTYPHONICS; it’s a whirlwind adventure full of what makes our favorite foursome as #dirty as they come.

Catch the full interview and recap video over at Magnetic Mag.

♪ Out Now: AutoErotique & Felix Cartal – The Alarm Remixed

June 4, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , , , , , , ,

By now, I’m sure you’ve fallen in love with Felix Cartal and Autoerotique’s “The Alarm” (and if you haven’t, then shame on you). Whether you have or have not, prepare yourself to get stoked all over again because it’s been remixed, giving the already vibrant track three fresh new perspectives.

Dirtyphonics – IRREVERENCE Tour – Like Animals (Episode 3)

June 3, 2013 Nikki Video Tags: , , , ,

Being a native Texan, I’m stoked to present DIRTYPHONICS and their band of misfits as they take on three major Texas cities in the IRREVERENCE TOUR “Like Animals Episode 3” video. Making stops in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, the DIRTY boys wreck shop with loads of energy, confetti, stage dives, booby stamping, sensual shower scenes, stuffing people into lockers, and the sighting of a Texas staple…a “treadmill” (or as it is more formerly called, a windmill). Featuring tracks off the monumental “IRREVERENCE” album with footage that makes me green with envy for missing it, this episode is full of what makes Texas weird and makes the producers we love #DIRTY. Check out the previous two episodes from this epic nationwide tour and keep your eyes open for the next brilliant video from the DIRTYPHONICS “IRREVERENCE” tour.

GIF MANIA – AutoErotique ‘Asphyxiation’ Edition

June 3, 2013 Nikki Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , ,

Are you in desperate need for some super sexy .gifs? You may not know it, but the answer is YES, yes you are. And have we got just the thing for you. In honor of the music video for Autoerotique’s “Asphyxiation” reaching #2 on the BeatPort Electronica Chart, we present you with 22 .gifs depicting some of the most stunning dodgeball players in history; girls doing flips and being all around badasses, guys getting hit in their tender bits by dodge balls, and lots of slow motion bouncing. My personal favorite is the shark mascot tearing the head off the bald eagle mascot, but a close second would be the leader of the pack licking her hard-won trophy. Good luck figuring out which one is your top pick, and let us know which you choose in the comments below!







Party Time – TAI’s 2013 Summer Tour!

June 3, 2013 Nikki News Tags: , , ,

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It’s been one hell of a busy year for TAI, and from the looks of his tour schedule and planned releases, he’s not slowing down any time soon-which is good news for fans! With summer dates spanning from Tokyo all the way to Belguim (for Tomorrowland) and everywhere up down and in between, TAI will be destroying 10 clubs over the course of 5 months, and this German born producer is known for packing one hell of a punch with his shows. Get your tickets now!

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Beatport Chart: Greg Cerrone WoaWoa Chart

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

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So, I was listening to Greg Cerrone’s WoaWoa BeatPort chart this morning while preparing my first cup of coffee for the day, and I actually had to put the coffee down and bust a move in the middle of my kitchen. I’m not even kidding. It’s a rare sight to see a sleepy headed, coffee deprived person dance their ass off in their pajamas at six in the morning. BUT THIS CHART IS THAT GOOD, Y’ALL. It got me amped. In support of his very recent release of “WoaWoa”, Greg Cerrone has given us a BeatPort chart that is overflowing with hyperactive tracks guaranteed to make your boring work/school day go by like nine thousand times faster. Featuring SHOWTEK, JOHN DAHLBACK, STEVE AOKI, ALESSO, ALBIN MEYERS and a handful of brilliantly chosen other talented producers, Greg Cerrone’s WoaWoa BeatPort chart is basically the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to your face. Go get it. Seriously.

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Teaser Time: The Partysquad & The Death Set ft. Diplo – P.O.V. 2.0

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

POV2.0 artworkTake a dash of funk, a spoonful of electro, two cups of dub, and pound of dance. Mix it all together. Chill it out. Sprinkle with Diplo. Serves a billion. Now, prepare yourself for the tasty and groundbreaking release of “P.O.V 2.0”, the follow up release of the original “P.O.V” by The Death Set. With “P.O.V 2.0”, a mastermind reworking has been produced by Diplo and The Partysquad, and it is just a whole new level of gritty/sexy/delicious fun. Described as “a punk, electro banger”, this track has something that will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys good music in all its various incarnations. Put together so flawlessly, “P.O.V. 2.0” is a work of art that will make you dust off your mirror and brush up on your twerkin’ skills, or (in my case) just dance like a total maniac because when music is this good, who cares about dance moves. Plug in, turn it up, and get down on this anthem of epic proportions.

Beatport Chart: Garmiani’s Rumble Chart

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

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Following the debut release of his EP “Rumble”, Garmiani has meticulously put together a BeatPort chart that will make you want to send him fan mail requesting he come arrange your music library into something equally as brilliant as his chart. Featuring two slammin’ tracks off his new EP, along with the newest music from Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Greg Cerrone and more, the Rumble Chart is preparing us for the songs we’ll be hearing all summer so that by the time you get to (enter favorite festival name), you’ll know every in and out of every badass track like the back of your own hand. Or better, because there are more important things to do than study the backs of your own hands. You get the point! Rumble Chart is a compact little party for your ears, the host of this party is Garmiani, and it’s all under the roof of Dim Mak Records.

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