[info_box_1 title=”ABOUT THE RELEASE”] BOTNEK could arguably be seen as the kings of the up-and-coming generation of electro-house brilliance, a title that seems even more deserved upon the release of their newest single “I Know”.
Almost six minutes of infectiously bouncy BPM, “I Know” is catchy and lively without being too convoluted or overwhelming. “I Know” proves to be a refreshing refrain and serves as a reminder that BOTNEK is ruling this house of dance.
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When the combination of DIMITRI VEGAS, LIKE MIKE, and COONE hits the sound waves, there is guaranteed to be intensity and hiked up bass beats that are as dirty as they are funky; as seen in “Madness ft. Lil Jon”. Hyper like a kid who drank a gallon of Mountain Dew, “Madness ft. Lil Jon” will get your heart pounding, but don’t worry: any heart attack induced from listening will be totes worth it. The already dynamic record has received the full remix treatment from OH SNAP, YVES V, and RUN DMT. Hard hitting, bass fueled, zealous, and ambitious, each remix brings a certain flair to a track that already held its own in the world of dance anthems. Trap in some places, moombahton in others, and lucidly electro when least expected, “Madness ft. Lil Jon” and its remixes are basically a guarantee that your life clearly needs more madness, and it doesn’t fail to deliver. Besides, we’re all a little mad here, amiright?!
[info_box_1 title=”ABOUT THE RELEASE”] “Young Love” featuring Koko LaRoo by FELIX CARTAL managed to encapsulate the sounds of summer, nostalgia, and, of course, young love. The fetching and popular track is back to thrill listeners, this time with remixes by VALENTINO KHAN, SLEEPY TOM, BURNS, and THE REEF. Working with the wistful sounds of KoKo LaRoo’s vocals, the remixes vary greatly in what they bring to the table of the smash song. While the VALENTINO KHAN remix amps up the volume and tempo of the overlays, the BURNS remix provides D&B breakbeats that will appeal to the junglists out there. To take a track that is as loved and adored as “Young Love” and turn it into a prime example of the multi-facets of dance music is no easy feat, but these four remixes have done just that and more.
Studies show that people who partake in Dim Mak Records #FREEFRIDAY are 900% happier than those who don’t. So, you know, it’s like we’re helping make the world a better place, and this week we’re upping the serotonin levels with Etienne de Crécy’s “Binary” (Dirty Disco Youth Remix). Simple but powerfully catchy, “Binary” is a staple for any fan of music that’s not looking to be overwhelmed with a billion layers of chaos. “Binary” (Dirty Disco Youth Remix) will still get you amped though, while making you feel like some sort of computer genius. Grab this modern technological achievement of musical brilliance FOR FREEEEEE and get happy, courtesy of Dim Mak Records and good vibes.
CLOCKWORK struck gold with his single “Surge” featuring Wynter Gordon, a heavy-hitting track that has dominated festivals and music charts alike. Now, CLOCKWORK has handed this solid track over to be remixed byCHARLIE DARKER, TONY ROMERA, RIGGI & PIROS, and DEORRO, four producers who no doubt translate the anthem in a multitude of ways. The DEORRO remix in particular has a very drum and bass feel, signature to his bass-laden sound, whereas the CHARLIE DARKER remix has a certain high energy that amps up the prodigious track. “Surge” and its respective remixes prove to be as much fun and exemplify pure talent all across the board.
DIRTYPHONICS have had an incredible year with the release of their groundbreaking album “IRREVERENCE” and its corresponding tour. Now the quartet returns with help of Foreign Beggars on “No Stopping Us (Remixes).” Featuring remixes by Steve Aoki, ETC!ETC!, Marion Corrales, and Smooth, the “No Stopping Us” remix packageis a heavy, 6-track EP that hits hard in the chest and provides high energy fit for dance floors and festivals alike. Each remixer on the EP brings their own signature sound to “No Stopping Us.”Aoki’s remix brings raucous bass, ETC!ETC! vamps it up with tuned down bumps and heightened vocals, Marion Corralestakes it to another level with a beautiful piano version that is sure to induce chills with her flawless rendition. “No Stopping Us” featuring Foreign Beggars is one track with multi-faceted potential to be a chart-climbing hit all across the board.
Yolanda Be Cool, fresh off the release of their latest album “Ladies & Mentalmen,” are revitalizing their sound once again with “Sweat Naked (Remixes).” The original track harkens back to ’90s house music with high octane bass and unstoppable energy on every level. The remixes are provided by the likes of Etienne de Crecy, Oliver Twizt, The Japanese Popstars, Harris Robotis, and Sub Antix, five producers who provide the track with varying degrees of hype and originality. Where one remix sounds like a stadium anthem, another sounds like a club banger, and so it goes for the entire remix lineup Yolanda Be Cool has put together. Each remix manages to stay true to the original sound, which is crunchy and fun, whilst enhancing it with genre-specific tastes. “Sweat Naked (Remixes)”is a true gem that is as sexy as it is smart.
YOLANDA BE COOL’S TOUR DATES
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Years of hard work continue to pay off for duo SOUND OF STEREO, and this sentiment is echoed with the release of the “Origin/Terminal” remix package, a chill and vibey set of tracks that manages to pack a punch while maintaining a low-key level of scintillating solidarity. The package breathes new life into the original EP with remixes by COLD BLANK, CYBERPUNKERS, MIGHTYFOOLS, ASTRONOMAR, and CRAIG WILLIAMS. The remixes are allowed the freedom of being more bass-driven and even a tad darker, especially in the case of the Craig Williams remix of “Terminal.” Crisp and gleaming, the remixes provided by the five contrasting producers will appeal to a variant of tastes and top choice music enthusiasts.
It’s a beautiful day when Dim Mak Records sends out the hard work of our producers out into the arms of you beautiful fans. We feel like proud parents when it comes to this stuff, and right now-the excitement and pride runs high with the release of “RESET” by TRITONAL & 7 SKIES, a trance-esque yet dangerously heavy hitting track that overflows with energy and piquancy. In celebration, as per the tradition of such monumental releases, TRITONAL and 7 SKIES have come up with their own individual BEATPORT Charts. Featuring heavy hitters such as KASKADE, HARDWELL, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, BT, TOMMY TRASH, SANDER VAN DOORN, and many many more to blow your minds totally out of the water, these two charts are equal in one major respect: THEY’RE FREAKING AWESOME. So if you haven’t listened to “RESET”, I suggest you do so…and when you’re done party rocking to that, go snatch these two incredible charts over on BEATPORT.
One thing you shouldn’t expect from your favorite producer is one hell of a throwing arm. Unless, of course, your favorite producer is STEVE AOKI-the chief of Dim Mak Records and the chief of “holy crap did you see that?!” Just three days ago at VELD FEST, Steve performed one of his high energy, no holds barred shows for thousands of fans, and probably every person in that crowd wanted their cake and wanted to eat it too! One fan, wheelchair bound, was raised up high over the crowd when time came for Steve to pick the lucky cake recipient. The thing is….the guy was impossibly far away from where Steve stood on his sound table. The other thing is that there is no such thing as “impossible” when it comes to Steve Aoki, and he hurled the cake with stunning accuracy; the cake spiraled perfectly and KERPOW! Smashed the happiest fan alive right in the kisser. This is a must-see video. Instead of choosing someone closer, Steve adhered to the wishes of a fan who had no doubt had his own trouble even getting there; giving us yet another stunning example of the love and lengths Steve goes through for his fans, who love him right back.
The words “Dum Dee Dum” may conjure up images of a little girl frolicking through a field of daffodils (at least it does for me), but when you associate “Dum Dee Dum” as the newest release from Keys N Krates, the result is anything but innocent and flowery. A fiery track that has a steady anthemesque beat to it, “Dum Dee Dum” is as original as it is heavy and infectious. In support of this release, Keys N Krates have created a BEATPORT Chart that is sure to please. Featuring ROYAL-T, CASHMERE CAT, RL GRIME, DIPLO, RUSTIE and more, the August 2013 TOP 10 Beatport Chart from Keys N Krates is hyper and eclectic, filled to the brim with bossy beats and heavy bass. Run through your field of daffodils and over to Beatport to nab this hella tight chart, and prepare for the next wave of a Keys N Krates take over!
Felix Cartal pushes the definition of “multifaceted” to new heights. Poster child of a perfect coif, Slurpee aficionado, workout warrior, and lover of a decent font; but above all of that, Felix is one heck of a producer who seems to know exactly what his fans want, and how to deliver in a way that never lets them down.
Soon, Felix will be giving cause to celebrate once again with the release of his EP, Past Present Felix. Four tracks that will absolutely make you lose your mind, such as “After Dark feat. Koko LaRoo” (a mature composition that will undoubtedly remind listeners of warm summer nights) and “New Scene feat. Ofelia” (a sensitive yet driving track with gorgeous vocal overlays). Never content to reproduce the same sounds over and over again, the Past Present Felix EP is a new era for this Canadian prodigy, and we’re stoked to be along for the ride.
FELIX CARTAL’S TOUR DATES
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