Author: Tim Gauthier
Will Brennan fans, get on your feet, get ready to fall in love, and prepare to be seeing sounds! Today is a massive day for Dim Mak Records, fans of the 23 year old hip-hop mastermind, and the man himself as Will Brennan re-releases his breakthrough album “Prodigal Son”.
Right off the bat, the name Marc Benjamin may not ring any immediate bells, but we can almost guarantee that if you have attended the shows of heavy hitters such as Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, and Tiesto, you’d recognize the hits produced by this Dutch superstar.
Ever wonder who taught Steve Aoki to DJ, his greatest accomplishment in life, or what he was like in college? Well lucky for you, Do An Droids Dance has done a little digging and answered these questions in their latest feature, “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Aoki”. You can read the full feature now to learn a little bit more about the man always on tour. Along with these 10 facts, you can also take a listen Steve’s latest episode of Aoki House on iTunes now.
We’re just days away from the highly anticipated release of up-and-coming DJ/producer D.O.D‘s filthy new single, “Bomb The Bass”, which drops on Dim Mak Records April 30th. Can’t wait until the end of the month to get your ears on this crunchy synth and bass heavy track? Then catch a sneak peek here at dimmak.com and mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on the full length single!
Pre-order ‘Bomb The Bass’ on iTunes now: http://itun.es/i6JZ747
We all know Keys N Krates play by their own rules when creating their far from ordinary trap inspired beats. Well, we got to spend some rehearsal time with the trio to see just how they make the musical magic happen. The production of their latest single, “Treat Me Right” released on Dim Mak Records, started off as a jam session with Adam Tune on drums, David Matisse playing keys, and Jr. Flow mixing on the turntables. KNK likes to record their music like a traditional band, “jamming it out until something comes out” says Adam. Watch as they rehearse for their live performance of “Treat Me Right”.
Free Friday, Fuck Yeah Friday, Friday Friday Gotta Get Down on Friday….whatever you want to call it, it’s here! And the Dim Mak Records giveaway to get you through the weekend ahead is from the duo Sound of Stereo with their latest bumpin’ groove named “Zipper (MAKJ Remix)”; four and a half minutes of super seductive bass build-ups and the kind of eardrum trembling beats that make you certain that going deaf as a result of turning this shit all the way up would be well worth it. Sound of Stereo have taken control of your speakers, which means that the soundtrack of your life just got infinitely better. Yay! And it’s all because here at Dim Mak Records, we take great pleasure in bringing you music that is just too damn legit to quit. Enjoy!
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The 19-year old electro house prodigy from Toronto, Charlie Darker is at the forefront of the Beatport charts with his newly released single “Anxiety”, released on Dim Mak Records. This vibrant track is full of high energy and is perfectly balanced with grimy baselines on one end of the spectrum and sweet captivating melodies on the other. Get this awesome banger for yourself on iTunes or Beatport!
- Charlie Darker – Anxiety
- Nom De Strip – Techno Saturday
- Outcode, Vareheim – Illium
- Tommy Trash, A- Trak – Tuna Melt
- Charlier Darker, Paris & Simo – Cairo
- Chris Lake – Ohh Shhh
- Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Dimitri Vegas, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Botnek Remix)
- Henry Fong, Toby Green – Revival
- Nom De Strip – Seesaw
- Major Lazer – Watch Out For This Bumaye (feat. Busy Signal, The Flexical & FS Green)
Established in 1967, The Advocate is a monthly LGBT magazine available in print and digital that publishes editorial features on news, politics, opinions, arts, and entertainment. In their latest issue they’ve released the annual “40 Under 40″ list that features 40 young leaders in the LGBT community in politics, sports, science, religion, and the arts.
Among the list, Azari & III’s members, Cédric Gasaida (a.k.a. Starving Yet Full) and Fritz Helder have been recognized as two of the “architects” of the next decade. Take a look at the article to get a taste of what 1/2 of Azari & III is about as well as a 39 inspiring leaders.
Also don’t forget to check out their latest EP, “Lost In Time” featuring remixes from VCO and Jori Hulkkonen.
Take a listen and download StereoHeroe’s latest minimix the guys did for the Australian based show, Cheap Lettuce . The mix includes a handful of remixes and original tracks from StereoHeroes including their upcoming release, “Storm.” You can also grab their latest release, “8 Ball” on Dim Mak now.
– StereoHeroes – Blackbot
– Robopunx – Robomonster (StereoHeroes Remix)
– StereoHeroes – Storm
– StereoHeroes – Crystal
– Infected Mushroom – Nation of Wusses (StereoHeroes Remix)
– Nasser – Marseille & Anywhere (StereoHeroes Remix)
– M.I.A. – Bad Girls (StereoHeroes BattleSheep Remix)
Belgian electro house master GTRONIC is once again proving why he is at the head of the game in the electro movement. His uplifting track “Morpheus” and the more techno-influenced “Dufus”, are packed with thrill baselines and heart pounding drum-kicks that will have you itching for more of these nature and demonic inspired tunes. Go on over to iTunes or Beatport to get your ears on “Morpheus & Dufus” now!
What do you get when the legendary Steve Aoki and Dim Mak’s rising hip hop artist Will Brennan team up for a night? An epic live performance of course! The pair throw down Brennan’s latest single “RNR”, released on Dim Mak Records, for a wild crowd at UCF Arena. Besides quickly climbing its way up the Beatport charts, the single “RNR” has gained massive popularity amongst DJs/producers like Enferno, Scott Dro, Austin Millz, and Codeman whom have all remixed this hot track. Saffy Da Cat’s trap remix of “RNR” was featured as one of Dim Mak’s #FreeFriday giveaways and is available at dimmak.com for free download.
Steve Aoki is sending one young aspiring DJ to the coolest, most unique summer camp ever! If you are a DJ between the ages 13-17 you can enter the Dim Mak contest to win a scholarship to Camp Spin Off which takes place July 28th – August 1st in Ojai, California. Steve will be choosing one lucky camper to attend the only sleep away summer camp teaching teens the art of DJing and music production.
This one-of-a-kind week long summer camp will provide campers with an incomparable experience that will allow them to hang out with/learn from established DJs and will include everything from intense workshops and classes to pool parties, DJ showcases, outdoor activities and more! (All housing, meals and equipment will be provided).
Check out this video from last summer, or visit the Camp Spin Off web site for more info: http://www.campspinoff.com/
Deadline to return applications is May 1st 2013. Don’t miss your chance to be the lucky winner of this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Hey Dirtyphonics fans! Feeling lucky? We are giving away free tickets to their show this Thursday, April 18 at Club Nokia with Modestep and Mimosa. The party is going to be filthy so don’t miss out! Enter to win by simply filling out the form below. Good luck!
Winners will be contacted on Thursday, April 18.
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Steve Aoki twerks it out at the Dim Mak Pool Party with Keys N Krates for episode #26 of Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION*. There is nothing ordinary about this toronto-based-trio whose sound is just as unique as their music making process…
Following the release of their REMIX ALBUM and razor-sharp performances at this year’s Ultra Music Fest and SXSW, AZARI & III is unleashing their final ‘Remix EP’ off their stellar “Azari & III” full length. The LOST IN TIME EP is out today, featuring the…
Forward thinker Charlie Darker emerges with his latest electro-house cut, ‘Anxiety’ following his appearance on the Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records Yearbook Vol.1 with “This Automatic”. Darker continues to showcase his ability to create a a new breed to scene with…
The Faint have two scheduled shows in-between their Coachella dates this year! Tonight the band will be making their way to Santa Ana for their performance at The Observatory and will then travel down South for their San Diego show on Wednesday, April 17 at Fluxx.
This is the perfect opportunity to catch the band if you’re not making your way to the desert this year (#NO-CHELLA). For more information on the dates, check out their official website.
The Earth is a precious rock covered in meat sacks (humans) hurtling through space at a seemingly unending spiral of universal epicness. But it’s not just us human skin bots! We share this gorgeous and strange planet with millions of gorgeous and strange creatures (and I don’t mean your relatives). As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and the more we know about the animals that help make up our ecosystem, the better we can learn how to coexist. Thankfully, the fellas at MisterEpicMann and Onkel Bernis Welt have graced us with two videos that demonstrate the various eating styles of some of our furry and feathered friends; this is like next level PBS Nova shit right here. After watching these videos, you’ll be able to go to your family reunion, full of people who think they are better than you, and demonstrate your extensive knowledge of how a kangaroo gets his grub on. You can take joy in saying “Take that, cousin Mark, with your fucking Doctorate’s! I can eat this salad like a goddamn rhino! Bet they didn’t teach you that at Stanford!” and then give him a sample of the Cheetah dining ritual. >Boom.
Meanwhile, during Ultra Music Festival, Steve Aoki takes a few minutes to “slow down” with dutch duo SHOWTEK for another episode of Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION*. Steve hangs out poolside with brothers Sjoerd and Wouter to talk about dabbling with different genres, writing bangers…
Calling all the basic trapheads! If you’re looking for something funky to get this weekend poppin’ then you’re in for a real treat. This week for #FreeFriday we have an exclusive remix of our very own Will Brennan’s “RNR” by Saffy Da Cat. Will Brennan, one of Beatport’s Featured Artists has made his mark on the Hip Hip charts. Be sure to check out his release of “RNR”, including the the Enferno Remix.
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As the week comes to an end, just wanted to refresh you all on our latest releases from SonicC & Romanthony VS. Kevin McKay.
Kevin McCay‘s collaboration track wih Romanthony, ‘Wanderer’ made it’s debut this past Tuesday featuring an array of remixes. To accompany this release Kevin McCay has compiled a selection of his current dance floor favorites filling his chart with a number of House, Dubstep, Techno, and Techno House tracks. This chart features tracks from The Untouchables, Matt Gill, Drums of Death, and more.
On the other hand SonicC has a chart filled with Dubstep, Electro House, and Electronica music. Following the same flow of his EP, ‘Hades’– this chart features tracks from Birdy Nam Nam, Showtek, Zedd, RL Grime, and more.
Take a dive into the latest Aoki Files *MIAMI* edition featuring none other than PeaceTreaty. Steve and Josh chat a bit about the recent release of In Time featuring Anabel Englund, Twitter, Tomorrowland, and more. You can grab your copy of the remix package featuring The 8th Note and more on Dim Mak.
Former Cinespace resident and close friend, Them Jeans has released a brand new video to accompany his single “Vowel Play.” Take a lap around L.A. with the producer as he takes a food tour at some of the finest eateries in the city, hangs with friends, and on the decks.
Dim Maks amazing and original new artist Keys N Krates are coming to Dim Mak Studios and you’re invited! Come be a part of history and help capture the essence of our legendary Tuesday night party in Hollywood at the music video shoot for their new single “Treat Me Right”, which was released on Dim Mak Records earlier this year. Arrive early for FREE beer and come dressed in your finest threads, bring your friends & ratchets too. Entry to Dim Mak Tuesdays will be comp’d for all participants. Hope to see you all there!
Dim Mak Presents:
– Keys N Krates | Dim Mak Records
– Dan Oh
– Kid B
– BONES | Gotta Dance Dirty
+ SECRET GUESTS
The EDM Network featured last weeks releases from Must Die! and Infected Mushrooms in their latest posts on Dubstep and GlitchHop. Released exactly one week ago, both EP’s have continued to gain love through out the internet. Dubstep.net notes that Must Die!’s “Water Temple,” will…
In case you haven’t heard by now we’re teaming up with KarmaLoop to bring you the Verge Campus Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki. The dynamic duo will be hitting 11 campuses through out April and early May along with supporting acts Bad Rabbit and 5 & a Dime . For your chance to win VIP tickets take a swing by KarmaLoops site to see these acts live. While you’re there you can also pick up some our favorite Dim Mak tee’s including our Pac Man Tee, Let Them Eat Cake, and more!
VERGE CAMPUS TOUR Dates
April 9th: University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL
April 10th: University of North Carolina (Charlotte) – Charlotte, NC
April 17th: St. Louis University – St. Louis, MO
April 18th: Kent State University – Kent, OH
April 21st: University of Massachusetts (Lowell) – Lowell, MA
April 22nd: Penn State University – State College, PA
April 25th: William & Mary – Williamsburg, PA
April 26th: Central CT State – New Britain, CT
April 29th: University of Delaware – Newark, DE
April 30th: North Carolina A&T – Greensboro, NC
May 4th: SUNY Jefferson – Watertown, NY
America is considered the “melting pot” of the world, because we’re all like… crazy different from one another in at least fifty ways. However, one thing that I think we can all agree on is that STEVE AOKI knows how to put together a podcast that will make you want to start throwing cake at your grandpa and pop bottles of champagne on your college professor, all before white raver rafting the hell out of there. The Aoki’s House podcasts never disappoint, always filled to the very top with the biggest bangers and hottest remixes this side of the moon, and Aoki’s House Podcast #7 is no different.
On this episode, you’ll find hits by Dan Sena, GTronic, Azari & III, Will Brennan, and other Dim Mak Records artists that have been working hard all year to bring you only the sexiest, sweat-inducing tracks that will ensure you have the right music to get you through the day. This podcast also includes an EXCLUSIVE debut from Jidax that you will NOT want to miss out on. So not only do you get the most poppin’ playlist that will melt your freakin face off, you also get to hear the freshest sounds coming from Dim Mak Records. So what are you waiting for? A formal invitation? It ain’t coming! Head over to iTunes and snag Aoki’s House Podcast #7, free as always because we love you and Steve loves you and now, your ears will love you too.
Bot is of the future. Half man, half-machine; fully Italian. Exiled in West London, locked in the studio since departing legendary duo Crookers, Bot (his creators named him Andrea Fratangelo) has disassembled any expectations and rebuilt his sound for 2018.
SonicC, the young prodigy behind the mind bending “Stickin” is all grown up now. “Hades” takes you on a journey into a devilish banger showcasing his trademark intense buildups and drops. “Pulse” continues the descent into the underworld with an evil bassline and huge buildups that…
Remember the days when dance music was a little chill, a little vibey, a little relaxed? The kind of music that sounded perfect coming from your computer speakers as you stayed up late to do your homework, and just as perfect coming from your car speakers while you cruised your city at dusk?
2012 hit a sad note for Crookers fans when the duo announced that Bot would be going his separate way while Phra carried the Crookers name as a solo venture, and we’ve been waiting ever since to hear something from Bot‘s solo studio sessions. And it looks like the wait is finally over; on April 9th, devoted fans will finally get a sampling of what sort of saucy sounds Bot can make on his own as he releases “Vamos / Go Down” on Dim Mak Records.
This is huge, y’all! Once you’ve heard this track, you’ll be totally salivating for more of what this Italian mega-machine can do. The sounds of “Vamos / Go Down” are completely unlike anything we’ve heard before; it’s like the dance gods took extra special care in forming a talent as refined, energetic, and absolutely unique as Bot’s. The teaser video below is reminiscent of the Saved By the Bell opening credits, but with thunderous beats and super charged layers blazing into your ears over psychedelic visuals. With a video like this, and a breathtaking producer like Bot, this release is going to be one for the history books.
Hey there planet earth! I do sincerely hope that you’ve done your stretches, strapped on your finest dancing shoes, and prepared your mind to be massively stoked because HAEZER is coming your way! This South Africa native, who totally cleaned up on the charts with last year’s massive release of “The Wrong Kid Died” (iTunes/Beatport), is gearing up to take off on a 27 stop tour of Europe in support of his latest single, “SHANGO”. This tour is sure to garner much love overseas for this professional beat making machine of a man, and it’s definitely the biggest tour Haezer has embarked upon. Whether or not you’ll get to see him in Europe this spring, be sure to grab the FREE DOWNLOAD of “SHANGO” below!
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DJ Pierre is no stranger to producing music that pushes boundaries and creates new ways of conceptualizing genres. As one of the original founders of Acid House, he has spent more than a decade delivering innovative and cutting edge underground house music. His most recent release, Seleckta, features Rory from Stone Love on the vocals and provides a Rasta-esque vibe that gets us moving and grooving. He recently concocted an acid heavy Beatport mix, showcasing some of his favorite sounds. Here you can scope tracks from Dim Mak heavyweights Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Harvard Bass, a remix from Boys Noize, and many more.
Weren’t able to make it to Miami this year to catch all the cosmic rays and dope music? Don’t worry, Yolanda Be Cool has got you covered. This year the Australian duo headlined Dim Mak‘s pool party at the Raleigh Hotel, where they dropped some of their all time favorite tunes as well as many of the tracks from their forthcoming release out on Dim Mak Records. Have a listen to their set and see for yourself why these guys are ones to watch in 2013.
1. Breach – I Want Your Body
2. Tensnake – Mainline
3. Yolanda Be Cool – Sweat Naked
4. Yolanda Be Cool – Really Hard ft Gina Turner
5. Yolanda Be Cool – Change feat Nola Darling
6. Indian Summer – Grand Rapids
7. Rüfüs – Take Me (Adapt or Die Remix)
8. Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Huxley Remix)
There is no such thing as ordinary in the world of Steve Aoki, especially when it comes time to interview Dim Mak Artists. This fact rings especially true for the 22nd episode of AOKI FILES Miami Edition where Steve talks to Felix Cartal and AutoErotique and tries to get a word in edgewise.
The two Canadian producers, who recently collaborated on the completely insane track “The Alarm”, discuss what it would be like if they did a country-wide tour together (it involves a small hatchback) and who deserves the credit for making the phenomenal “The Alarm” (Felix is pretty sure he deserves all the credit). Felix and Keith both drop some fresh-out-the-oven information about new tracks coming up as, well as upcoming collaborations with other huge names in the game. One thing is for sure, when these two mega-producers get together with an extremely excited Aoki, the outcome is sure to make you do some ball grabbing of your own.
Hailing from London, the trio known as Scanners have spent the past seven years crafting some of the most diverse music out on the market. Having taken the past two years “off” to hone in on their craft, they’re now back and bigger than ever with the release of their LP Love Symmetry. In celebration of this they plan to kick off a Spring Tour, making quite a few stops throughout Germany. If you happen to find yourself in that part of the world, be sure to check out one of their performances. You won’t regret it.
Now that we’re all fully recovered from SXSW and Ultra Music Festival we’d like to share with you raw footage from our Austin Showcase of Will Brennan free styling. This is just a taste of the rappers talent, who recently released his debut Dim Mak EP, RNR. For more videos of our recent adventures in Austin and Miami, check out our official YouTube channel.
Hey Europe! I do sincerely hope that you’ve done your stretches, strapped on your finest dancing shoes, and prepared your mind to be massively stoked because HAEZER is coming your way! This South Africa native, who totally cleaned up on the charts with last year’s massive release of “The Wrong Kid Died” (iTunes/Beatport), is gearing up to take off on a 27 stop tour of Europe in support of his latest single, “SHANGO”. This tour is sure to garner much love overseas for this professional beat making machine of a man, and it’s definitely the biggest tour Haezer has embarked upon. Whether or not you’ll get to see him in Europe this spring, be sure to head over to his Facebook page to download “SHANGO” for free!
HAEZER SHANGO TOUR DATES
If there is anyone in the electro world right now that knows something about making stellar mix tapes and playlists, that person is undoubtedly Billy the Kit. The former host of several radio shows, heading up MTV’s Totally Summer on Tour, and playing nonstop at clubs for years, Billy has the experience to know what it takes to make a slamming Beatport Chart. Featuring other Dim Mak Records releases, such as Steve Aoki and Showtek, as well as a few of his original sounds, Billy The Kit’s chart is jam packed with speaker destroying tracks. Head on over to Beatport and get this epic collection of songs before your ears perish from boredom!
Felix Cartal has gone global in a whole new way! The Deichmann Group, a shoe company based out of Germany, has used Felix Cartal’s “Tonight” feat Maja Ivarsson in their spring collection campaign. The campaign video, which you can watch below, shows fashion-forward men and women having crazy good times to the stunningly catchy “Tonight”. This track has crossed over from club favorite to international commercial status; now let’s just hope those shoes can handle the good vibrations of festival season! Glückwünsche, Felix!
I think we need to have a moment of silence, out of respect for the Beatport charts that are getting slayed by Dim Mak artists!
It was only five short days ago when we last heard about SHOWTEK storming the Beatport charts, and now they’re taking it to a whole new level as “Slow Down” sits at the #1 spot on the Electro House Top 100! It’s almost like they knew it would be ironic to name such an impossibly good track “Slow Down” when they have no intentions of doing so.
And that’s not all, folks. Nope. Do not adjust your computer screen even though what you’re about to read may seem highly badass… I assure you that this is real life.
Those filthy DIRTYPHONICS guys have earned the coveted #1 spot on Electro House Top 100 Releases with the gnarly sounds from “IRREVERENCE”. With ten unprecedented and unique tracks, “IRREVERENCE” is a mighty force to reckon with and has taken its rightful spot at the very tippy-top of this chart. Oh, and guess who else is sitting high and mighty on the Electro House Top 100 Releases? It’s SHOWTEK at #5 with their “Crunk/Slow Down” EP!
I’ll tell you what; it does the heart and the ears good to see these hard working and uber talented artists from Dim Mak Records kick so much butt. Keep up the good work Showtek and Dirtyphonics, we’ll keep dancing, and the charts will continue to bow down.
Staying true to their titles of electric innovators, INFECTED MUSHROOM have once again graced us with a dance floor breaking tune. Just released on Dim Mak Records, “Never Mind” has all the wobbly pitches and unexpected (yet brilliant) build ups into high energy drops, guaranteed…
This is the record that will blow up every dancefloor worldwide. This is the record that will rock every mainstage on every festival this year. This is the record that combines electro house mayhem with one of the biggest drops to hit yet! “This Record”,…
Following a veritable slew of chart-topping dubstep releases, blossoming producer MUST DIE! presents with Water Temple an EP that is anthemic, nostalgic, and already beloved by industry insiders. Foremost, the title track pulls at our heartstrings as solidly as it drops…
Now that March has come to an end and April is in full effect it’s time to start counting down the days until the April 16th release of GTRONIC’s EP, ‘Morpheus & Dufus.’ With only 15 days until the release, GTRONIC has uploaded a full preview on SoundCloud. You can take a listen now as well as grab GTRONIC’s previous release, Sergeant Bass.
After months of speculation, Lollapalooza put all rumors to rest this morning with the release of the 2013 line up. Among the long list of talented artists performing this year, Dim Mak is pleased to be making its way to Grant Park with performances by Steve Aoki, Keys N Krates, and Alvin Risk. If you’re not up to date on their recent releases on Dim Mak I highly suggest you check out Steve Aoki’s “Ooh” featuring Rob Roy, “Treat Me Right” from Keys N Krates, and “Infinity” from Alvin Risk.
3- day passes for the festival are currently sold out, however day passes will go on sale April 3 for $95. You can grab more information on Lollapalooza.com.