Author: Tim Gauthier
You won’t want to miss this exclusive interview with rapidly evolving DJ god Autoerotique as he gives Aoki the 4-1-1 on his hot new single “Apshyxiation.” Not only has the track blown up the Beatport charts in recent days, but it’s also launched viral web buzz with the incredibly erotic (no pun intended) music video featuring a bunch of scantily clad sex vixens playing an intense game of dodgeball. In other news, Autoerotique dishes on the recent remix EP for his Beatport-charting collaboration single with Felix Cartal, “The Alarm.” Be sure to head over to Autoerotique’s artist profile on the Dim Mak website to check out all of his latest releases and follow him on Twitter (@autoerotique) as he keeps making moves.
Los Angeles-based producer/DJ CARNAGE is teaming up with Dutch producer TONY JUNIOR to release their next major single “Michael Jordan” on Dim Mak Records July 23. “Michael Jordan”—an homage to the iconic basketball player and his legendary jersey number #23—shows…
YOLANDA BE COOL, the revered Australian production/DJ duo, return with the release of the “Sweat Naked,” a bonus track exclusive to Dim Mak Records off their recently released full-length album Ladies and Mentalmen. The single release will be followed up by the release of the “Sweat Naked” Remix EP on August 13. The EP features remixes from the likes of Étienne de Crécy, The Japanese Popstars, Harris Robotis, Oliver Twizt, and Sub Antix.
Grab a free download of “Sweat Naked” (The Japanese Popstars Remix) here: http://snd.sc/14a2gJ7
Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope you made your weekends vast and epic as you should. I just wanted to touch base with everyone, catch up, and recap some time I spent last weekend with Infected Mushroom. The Israel-bred, LA based duo is made up of Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani, and Erez Eisen. They started collaborating in 1997 in Kiryat Yam, Haifa District, Israel.
In addition to twice being voted into the top 10 for DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s, they have also left footprints in both dance and rock genres, having worked with Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction and Jonathan Davis from Korn.
The two have released such hit albums as 2009’s Legend of the Black Shwarma, which peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums chart, scored such dance hits as “Killing Time” and “Smashing the Opponent,” and to top it all off, they average about 120 live performances a year. Boom goes the dynamite. Also, out today on Dim Mak Records, “Friends on Mushrooms, Vol. 2.”
Now these live performances brought about a revolutionary live show, which I’m sure you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever been to one of their gigs. The set is a 3D landscape designed by Vita Motus Design Studio and V Squared Labs; it is truly one of a kind, and they brought it to the Avalon this past Saturday, July 7th to have a little playtime with the L.A. fans. I had the good fortune to steal a quick conversation with them before they hit the stage. (via MAGNETIC MAG)
Electro rock/dance duo INFECTED MUSHROOM—composed of founders Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen—announce the release of Friends on Mushrooms, Vol. 2, out now via Dim Mak Records. The second installment of their Friends on Mushrooms series…
Steve Aoki star students Botnek are back with a new video for “Through The Night,” their first single since last year’s spicily-titled Sriracha & Beer EP. Think of the two dudes, Erick Muise and Gordon Huntley, as Montreal’s version of Crookers (you know, while there were still two of them)—two party maestros who love emotional piano breakdowns, double fisting beers, and helping you have a TOTALLY EPIC time.
Fittingly, the video chronicles one long night out with the boys as they tumble from their studio to the center stage of a club filled with unicorn heads and hot chicks, before ending up at a groupie-packed after-party with even more hot chicks. Two themes persist throughout their perilous odyssey: getting wasted and awkward dancing. (via THUMP)
Get to know the latest addition to the Dim Mak Fam in this four minute exclusive interview with newly signed artist Clinton VanSciver. Listen to samples of the bangin tracks off VanSciver’s first ever EP, Indie Anna Jones, as the passionate young artist discusses his unique dirty pop style, his love of Nirvana and 90’s grunge, and his take on the ever emerging LA music scene. Head over to iTunes to grab the sexy new Indie Anna Jones EP, out now exclusively on Dim Mak Records. Also be sure to visit VanSciver’s artist profile on the Dim Mak website and follow @cvansciver to keep up with all the moves this kid is making.
THIS JUST IN: Our boys Charly, Thomas, Pho, and Pitchin from the collective known as Dirtyphonics recently released the fifth video in a thirteen video series documenting their Irreverence US Tour. Without a doubt, everything about this video is filthy hot…
Infected Mushroom tear the place down at Avalon, Hollywood July 6 with an amazing 3D musical/visual experience that surely blew away anyone with functioning eyes and ears. The Israeli super-duo gave a mesmerizing, next level performance unlike any other. These sonic…
By now, I’m sure that all you brilliant people have bought the incredible new release from Yolanda Be Cool “Ladies and Mentalmen,” and if you’re anything like us you’ve been left wanting much, much more from the duo. If that’s the case, then this is the day you’ve been waiting for as we proudly release the Yolanda Be Cool “Ladies and Mentalmen” Beatport Chart just in time for a scorching weekend. Including likes of Angger Dimas, Indian Summer, High Bloo, and Frames, this chart is full of all the music you didn’t know you would love, but will no longer be able to imagine your life without. Hyper, brimming with bass, and enough wobble to make your heart wibble in its cage, the “Ladies and Mentalmen” Beatport Chart will make you lose your mind whether you are a lady or a mentalman.
McCartney & Youth on MTV! The video, directed by Charlie Lightening (P!nk, Arcade Fire, Bjork) who also directed the video for “Church of Noise,” sees The Bloody Beetroots in his natural habitat, rocking out and orchestrating a haunting choir – with an appearance by the legendary Paul McCartney himself! The Bloody Beetroots will release the forthcoming album HIDE on September 17th (Ultra Music). PRESS HERE to purchase “Out of Sight” on iTunes.
Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, alias The Bloody Beetroots has always been an anomaly amidst the cocooned trends and coddled pedigrees of dance music. After fits and starts in Italian garage-punk bands, Rifo launched The Bloody Beetroots in 2007 and over the next few years, he would win the support of electro house heavyweights Etienne de Crecy and Alex Gopher in Europe and Dim Mak’s Steve Aoki stateside. On Rifo’s watch, anything’s not only possible – but from the sheer vastness of sounds and media that have materialized – probable as well. From the start Mr. Bloody Beetroot has been capable of seamlessly crossing genres, diving into everything from new wave to the primal screams of hardcore punk.
His most recent collaborations include studio sessions with Youth and remixing Killing Joke, an opportunity very few are entitled to. After working closely with Dennis Lyxen from The Refused on the single smash club record “Church of Noise,” Rifo developed an online community and cult following that embraces the freedom of art, speech and chaos – www.therealchurchofnoise.com. From one-man studio production to full live band shows with The Bloody Beetroots Live and DJ show touring as The Bloody Beetroots DJ set, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is a pioneer, reinventing the landscape of electronic music. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is currently touring as The Bloody Beetroots LIVE – See below for upcoming tour dates!
Following the stand out success of their mammoth North American ‘Irreverence Tour’, Dirtyphonics return with a brand new, supped up package of their debut ’Irreverence’ LP available only in Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand. Out now on Steve Aoki’s imprint…
Dim Mak goes Hardstyle with our newest signee: Coone. This year, Coone’s influential Hard Dance imprint Dirty Workz combines forces with Dim Mak for the worldwide release of his next full-length album. With the full support of Steve Aoki and the whole Dim Mak crew, Coone will show the entire world what Hardstyle is all about. Look for more info on the upcoming Coone album released via Dim Mak and Dirty Workz soon.
CODER Picks of the Week: Clinton VanSciver, Kaskade, Jay-Z and More… Twenty-one-year-old producer/songwriter and Californian Clinton VanSciver calls his summer cocktail of melodies, keys and bass chunk “dirty pop.” We hear the supposed filth – those smudges of Skrillex synth and…
A-Trak Presents “Short Cuts”, now exclusively on POTATO, featuring performance routines from the world’s greatest DJs, musicians, and producers. Episode 4 features ENFERNO.
Spin Magazine: The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013 So Far [#15 Clockwork feat. Wynter Gordon – “Surge”]
#15 Clockwork, feat. Wynter Gordon – “Surge” (Dim Mak)
For all EDM’s pop aspirations, it rarely nails that elusive crossover as perfectly as this extended serotonin rush of a song, which floods your brain just as forcefully whether you hear it in a field full of wide-eyed first-time ravers or waiting in line at the grocery store.
Dim Mak welcomes Los Angeles producer Clinton VanSciver to its iconic roster! In this video—set to Clinton VanSciver‘s original track “Finding Other Doors” feat. Tyler Demorest—we see the newest member of the Dim Mak family visiting our headquarters for his official initiation.
Felix Cartal’s new single, “Young Love”, taken from his upcoming Past Present Felix EP, embodies the season that often evokes such memories …summer. With a sun-drenched beat, chilling vocals provided by Koko LaRoo, lyrics of youthfulness and the infectious energy that…
Dim Mak goes south to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in the next installment of the Up All Night video series. Following the debauchery worldwide, the Up All Night video series documents the Dim Mak lifestyle on the road and across the globe as seen through the eyes of Dim Mak artists and crew as well as founder Steve Aoki.
In this Spring Break special edition of Up All Night, we are joined by bass heads Datsik and Borgore as well as Congorock, Autoerotique, Jerome LOL, Anna Lunoe and more. In the video, Datsik downs the beer and margaritas, Borgore sings a capella, and Autoerotique and Jerome LOL slay the decks.
At Dim Mak, we’ve got the girls, we’ve got the booze, we’ve got the pool parties, we’ve got the floaties. All we need is YOU!
Yolanda Be Cool is about to blow your summer into smithereens with the release of “Ladies and Mentalmen”, a 19 track album that shows you what it’s like to really get down be mental with bonafide rhythmic genius.
It’s Friday and you know what that means – another bangin’ track to get the party started from yours truly at Dim Mak.
RNR 2.0 is Will Brennan‘s sexy summer follow up to his “RNR” single and, true to Will’s signature musical style, the song can’t be defined by just one genre. RNR 2.0 is infused with soothing acoustic melodies, the sensual voice of Jenny Reynolds, and a backdrop of trap beats provided by EthnikKds.
Combined with Will’s smooth rapping, this song is the perfect Friday night jam to blast in the car with friends on the way to wherever you’re about to GET WEIRD.
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Today’s lesson:Be a bully,wind up homeless.Even if you’ve already seen sixth-grade metal band Unlocking The Truth rocking out in New York’s Times Square(See Below) or Apollo Theater, it’s worth watching this beautiful new video, in which they open up about their private lives…
Dim Mak’s newest signee, Clinton VanSciver, has made his first major debut in the dance music scene with his Indie Anna Jones EP, released on Dim Mak Records just two days ago. The recent USC graduate has hit the Beatport charts by storm with his “Summer Serotonin” playlist which features the gritty synth and vocally enthused new single ‘Indie Anna Jones’ along with other stylistically similar tracks that he describes as “[all] the songs I’ve been enjoying (or creating) instead of applying for a f*cking do-nothing job this summer”. Get your hands on this fresh anthem here on Beatport and be prepared to sing your heart out to this lyrically driven dance tune!
The Partysquad has teamed up with The Death Set and Diplo for another monumental Beatport Chart topping collaboration titled ‘P.O.V. 2.0’, released on Dim Mak Records. This time they come at you with a feel-good summer carnival sound reminiscent of circus tents, flashing lights, festival games, and that oh-so-sweet cotton candy. Be sure to get your copy of this Electro House Top 10 track here on Beatport just in time for EDC Vegas!
Dim Mak allstar Clockwork has just provided us a stellar video to go along with his uplifting and hard-hitting anthem “Surge,” which features some sweet vocals from Wynter Gordon. This track was one of the huge anthems of 2013 and if you made it out to any major festivals over the last six months you probably heard it dropped and perhaps even did a little fist-pumping to one of the track’s bleepy drops. The video echoes the high-energy nature of the track and features everything from friends running through the forest to electrified zombies dancing on some sort of post-apocalyptic beach. Points for creativity on this one… (via THUMP)
In this final installment of our 3 part series, the Dim Mak crew takes a day off (from our oh so hard lives) to enjoy a second day on the yacht where we got a visit from Xtreme Fly Board. They were nice enough to let us steal one of their jet-skis as well as let us try to fly around the bay. After a nice day, we ended our long week at Ultra Music Festival. We followed Steve to UMF for his second weekend performance at the festival…
AutoErotique‘s breathtaking new single “Asphyxiation” undoubtedly lives up to it’s name. This pulsating electro track will have you gasping for air but wanting more as you fight back the urge to get up and dance.
No strangers to the production game, the widely inspired Toronto based duo have been behind the scenes producing various genres of music for years before officially joining the dance music community and singing to Dim Mak Records in early 2009. Every track AutoErotique puts out showcases the perfect blend of electro, techno, house, Dutch house, Dutch-colonial house, rave, rock, rave-rock, indie-rock, and even ska inspired elements.
Gladiator, AutoErotique’s first single released on Dim Mak Records in September 2009, received immediate attention from the likes of Steve Aoki, DJ AM, Klever, Larry Tee/Alexander Technique, The Faint, AC Slater, and Milano whom have all remixed the epic track, making AutoErotique a heavyweight name in the EDM scene. AutoErotique has since showed off their ambiguous musical talents with their own remixes for Benny Benassi, Felix Luker, Tiesto, Etienne de Crecy, Joachim Garraud, Sarah McLeod, Lykki Li, Shinichi Osawa, Chris Cornell & Timbaland, Diplo & Laidback Luke, Larry Tee, B. Rich, Disco Bisquits, Fischerspooner and Weezer. A recent collaboration with fellow Dim Mak artist Felix Cartal has given birth to the stellar summer single “The Alarm”, which is scheduled to be released June 6th on Dim Mak Records.
THIS JUST IN: Our boy Clinton VanSciver hit us with a sensational teaser for his upcoming EP “Indie Anna Jones” to be released on Dim Mak Records June 11 – just one week away! It’s obvious after listening to the track that VanSciver stays true to his trademark, self-dubbed “dirty pop” style for which he’s received wide acclaim from bloggers as well as prominent sites like Beatport. In describing the album, VanSciver states, “The Indie Anna Jones EP is an amalgamation of everything squeaky-clean and smart about retro pop music with a modern-day grit. It’s the music I’ve wanted to create since I was young.” We’ll cheer to that!
Also, be sure to check out VanSciver’s recent mix for Dim Mak Studios on Evolution 101.7. Get stoked!
“I’ll be playing my favorite festival in the world, Tomorrowland!”
– Steve Aoki
Dim Mak Records and their fearless leader, Steve Aoki, join Tomorrowland‘s biggest year yet. On Friday, July 26th, Dim Mak present their “Up All Night” stage with some of their heavyhitters: Steve Aoki, Datsik, Joachim Garraud, Dirtyphonics, Angger Dimas, Autoerotique, Felix Cartal, Deorro, Sound of Stereo & more! Take a peak here: http://youtu.be/cg7zu1QyZ4E
Today, Tomorrowland is happy to present some exclusive giveaways from Steve Aoki feat. Dan Sena & Miss Palmer, Felix Cartal, and Dim Mak’s newest artist Will Brennan.
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Yolanda Be Cool is back with another Beatport Chart topping track that takes you on a ride through Get Up And Danceville. “Before Midnight”, released on Dim Mak Records just last week, has that spicy Latin flavor everybody can’t help but obsess over. With a sexy synth progression, a hot kick, and catchy lyrics, you’ll be falling head over heels for Yolanda Be Cool like it’s 2010 and “We No Speak Americano” all over again. Be sure to make this dance anthem a part of your summer playlist and get a copy of it here on Beatport!
Also featured on this Beatport Chart are Dim Mak’s Douster & Savage Skulls with “TRT”, Datsik’s “Light The Fuse”, Booka Shade’s “Tomorrow Belongs To Us (ACME Remix)”, and “Go Down” by Bot, all released on Dim Mak Records. These bangers, in addition to “Before Midnight”, are available for purchase on the one and only Beatport.
It’s that time of the week again….. #FreeFriday! This week we are teaming up w/ Beatpatrol and giving away Deorro & ZooFunktion‘s “Hype (Original Mix)”. This track has been smashing stages around the world and now you get to add it to your collection for FREE! This song along with the rest of his recent EP, “Elevation”, has been tearing up charts all of the interwebs. Be sure to grab the whole EP here, or check it out on spotify.
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Deorro’s Tour Dates
Everything they were and everything they are breathes in Asphyxiation. From the iconic rises of Bubonic, the rumbling bass of ‘Turn up the Volume’ and the confusing yet perfectly executed triplet mayhem of EKG – it’s all there in unison.
MIGHTYFOOLS may not be at the forefront of your playlists for summer adventures, but do trust me when I say that they absolutely should be. Releasing “Feel Good EP”, Mightyfools have embarked upon a journey to make music that does exactly that: make you feel good. Three high energy tracks from this young duo, “Feel Good EP” is sunshine in a speaker, and fans are already showering the release with high praise. “Feel Good EP” features three tracks that absolutely have their place on packed dance floors and festival grounds, guaranteed to cause a sea of music lovers to bounce with their hands held high. The high energy levels Mightyfools put into their music is infectious, and it really does feel so damn good.
French youngsters Jidax are back to follow-up last months explosive “No Fear” for Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak imprint. Having launched into 2013 with a spree of fresh material and unprecedented visibility on the global clubbing circuit…
The party never stops when the Dim Mak crew is on scene. If you thought day 1 in Miami was wild then days 2 and 3 of WMC 2013 were nothing less than savage.
Things got wet and, well, weird as we hosted our highly anticipated Dim Mak Records Pool Party on Day 2. The Raleigh Hotel pool was full of babes in bikinis and dudes ready to dance their faces off. With rousing performances by Steve Aoki, Dzeko & Torres, Dirtyphonics, Laidback Luke, Keys N Krates, Yolanda Be Cool, Borgore & Carnage, Clockwork, and Benny Benassi, just to name a few, the day turned into night and back to day before anyone even realized it happened.
The insanity continued on day 3 as we made our way to the OWSLA Party at Red Bull House where we undoubtedly had our share of fun.
Make sure you stay tuned for “Dim Mak Invades Miami – Part 3″ to catch us at Ultra Music Festival.
Wake up and smell the #FreeFriday! This week we are offering up a dubstep gem from our recent New Noise, Vol. 4 compilation. This track “Far Away From Me” from Butch Clancy featuring Amy K was recently featured on Dubstep.net and is also the highest played track from our New Noise Vol. 4 YouTube playlist. So, what the hell! Why not give it away… Right? You can download this song for FREE below or head over to our Soundcloud #FreeFriday playlist and grab it there as well as 42 others.
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Butch Clancy’s Tour Dates
With the end of the work week being so close yet so far some of us are experiencing anxiety due to the desperate need for freedom. But don’t worry your hardworking little hearts out because Garmiani, Greg Cerrone, and Trackitdown’s One For The Weekend have a special treat filled with massive bass just for you! O4TW chart toppers Garmiani “Behind You (Rumble)” [#9] and Greg Cerrone “WoaWoa” [#12], both released on Dim Mak Records, have been featured as two tracks that are sure to get your blood pumping and the party started!
Congrats to these Dim Mak Records mainstays on making the TrackItDown list this weekend! High fives all around.
Dim Mak head honcho Steve Aoki has done it again with a brilliant collaboration featuring Southern Cali’s Dan Sena and vocal vixen Miss Palmer. The smashing single “Omega” is embellished with a punchy bassline, captivating vocals, and what about that drop!?
Composer and sound artist Diego Stocco released a clip featuring his experiments with a new turntable and a few freshly gathered leaves. More specifically all bass, kick and snare sounds heard in the video were made by alternating the leaf type, angle, pressure as it was applied against the turntable. Amazing isn’t it? (via #vinyloftheday)
Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn’t turn out as I was expecting.
Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else.
For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound), then I combined the different takes together. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds (shaped with EQ, compression and resonators).
If you’d like to see more of my musical projects based on trees and other natural ingredients here’s “Music from a Tree” bit.ly/9hRhB2 and “Music from Nature” bit.ly/ID6Vow Enjoy!
– Diego Stocco
Wake up because AutoErotique and Felix Cartal have officially rung the alarm! “The Alarm” is the hot new collaboration that has everyone wanting to make their own rendition with remixes by Charlie Darker, Erick Rincon, and Keys N Krates. “The Alarm” is scheduled to be released on June 6 on Dim Mak Records. You can pre order “The Alarm” here and have the track on your playlist just in time for summer festival season!
Dropping his debut EP on Dim Mak is up-and-comer producer Garmiani who brings his versatility and influences into one big blender to come out with “Rumble”. Featuring the funk of saxophones and voice samplings courtesy of Garmiani himself, this three-track EP is packed with solid sounds that would make any club floor ‘rumble’ into chaotic, dance frenzy. Listen to a VIBE exclusive here.
In a time where even dance music seems kind of serious, kind of hard core-what with the epic drops and levels of wubbiness that make your innards quiver, Yolanda Be Cool presents music that just sounds straight up fun with their release (and remixes) of “Before Midnight”.
Greg Cerrone is no newbie to the world of dance music, chart climbing hits, or having worldwide DJs requesting collaborations with him, but he may be new to you. A super hyper track with solid progression and classic house sounds, “WoaWoa” is aptly named because upon hearing it…
Groovy basslines, feel-good rhythms, and dark yet hooky vocals, three signature elements you can certainly count on house music masters Azari & III to integrate into every one of their hypnotic tracks. The Toronto based quartet takes us on a ride back in time and drops us off during the classic Chicago house era where chill synth textures and syncopated overtones ruled the scene. Azari & III fuse classic house revivalism with modern interpretation. Their featured track, “Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones Ridge Remix)” released on Dim Mak Records, highlights their back to the future type sound.
Azari & III have the power to captivate you with their upbeat dance moves and expressive stage presence. The music video for “Hungry for the Power” is a compilation of live performance footage from the Sonar North American tour and the 2013 Dim Mak Records showcase in Austin, Texas. The soulful house collective command the stage as Dinamo Azari and Alixander III handle the live electronics while Starving Yet Full and Fritz Helder take charge of the vocals.
In October of 2012, the Canadian house music group released their self titled album Azari & III on Dim Mak Records, which features “Hungry for the Power”. Dim Mak founder, Steve Aoki boasts “[Azari & III] bring up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation. They also recently released an EP with their latest single “Lost in Time”, also released on Dim Mak Records in April 2013.” Both are available for purchase on iTunes.
Azari & III will be touring the states in late May/early June with shows in Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.
On May 7th, 2013, the world of house music and the fans who live in that house suffered a shocking loss. Romanthony, renowned for his vocal work on Daft Punk’s “One More Time”, passed away at the age of 46. Back in April, Dim Mak Records was proud to release a collaboration involving this pioneer of dance, Romanthony vs. Kevin McCay’s “The Wanderer EP”, which was met with much adoration from old and new fans alike.
Tommie Sunshine released a statement in regards to this massive loss of genius, stating that “we lost the most important voice of the second generation of House Music; without Romanthony, music will never be the same.”
We here at Dim Mak Records would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to Romanthony’s family and friends in this time of mourning.
Read Tommie Sunshines full statement here.