Author: Tim Gauthier

Catch The Faint @ In-Between Coachella Tour Dates

April 15, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: ,

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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. 

How animals eat their food…

April 15, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , ,

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.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 037: Will Brennan – RNR (Saffy Da Cat Remix)

April 12, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , , , ,

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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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Listen below & Download here!

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SonicC & Kevin McCay Beatport Charts Out Now!

April 11, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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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.
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Live Performance Music Video Shoot for Keys N Krates next Tuesday!

April 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

knk_ig_videoShootDim 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

Verge Campus Tour 2013= Kendrick Lamar X Steve Aoki X KarmaLoop

April 9, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , , ,

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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

AOKI’S HOUSE – Podcast #7 is Live!

April 9, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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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.

Teaser Video: Bot – Vamos / Go Down EP

April 5, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

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.

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 036: HAEZER – SHANGO

April 5, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , , ,

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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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Listen below & Download here!

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New Beatport Chart from DJ Pierre: SUPA DJ SELECKTA!!!

April 4, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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.

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Free Download: Yolanda Be Cool’s Live Set from Dim Mak’s Miami Pool Party

April 4, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , ,

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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.

Track List
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)

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The Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION* Episode #22 w/ Felix Cartal and AutoErotique

April 4, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , ,

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.

Scanners Announce April Tour Dates

April 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , ,

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.

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HAEZER ‘SHANGO’ – European Tour 2013 (Free Download)

April 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier Giveaways, Music, News Tags: , , , ,

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!

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HAEZER SHANGO TOUR DATES

Beatport Chart: Billy The Kit ‘This Record’

April 2, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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!

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Felix Cartal’s ‘Tonight’ featured on a Deichmann commercial

April 2, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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!

Dim Mak’s Dirtyphonics and Showtek top Beatport charts!

April 2, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , , , ,

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!

6799994It 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.

dm397Those 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.

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Dim Mak Goes To Lollapalooza 2013

April 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , , ,

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.


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Consequence of Sound – Album Review: Dirtyphonics – Irreverence

April 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , ,

The beginning of Irreverence dabbles in intricate melodic piano ambiance that one may expect from a historic four-piece of classically trained French gentlemen – so it’s mildly shocking to know that Dirtyphonics first honed their production skills with metal riffs. After teasing bass fanatics with more than a half-decade spent tempo-shifting club bangers from the Bloody Beetroots (“Warp”) to Benny Benassi (“Electroman”) and Krewella (“Killin’ it”), the collective builds the initial drop of their debut LP across nearly five minutes and two tracks — the classical arrangement of ”Prelude (White)”, and the epic march of “Prelude (Black)” — before finally rewarding fans with a devastating rolling bass release.

Similar to Korn’s The Path of Totality, Irreverence fuses the brutality associated with late-’90s nu-metal and current bass-music. Unlike their predecessors, “Los Angeles”, which features fellow European electro-metal outfit Modestep, and “Walk in the Fire” are an earnest bridge between the sound of their youths toward today’s obsession with bass wobbles and not a feeble attempt to maintain relevancy…
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Read the full review on CoS.

Out Now: BOOTIK’S “In My Head” Chart

April 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , ,

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Less than a week ago we brought you BOOTIK and Silvertongue’s  “In My Head,”  remix package featuring remixes from Moonbootica, Revolvr, MING, Breakdown, Bartosz Brenes and Madax.  Now we’d like to present the official Beatport chart brought to you by  BOOTIK. which features a number of recent releases from Oliver Twitzt, Revolvr, Lazy Rich, Steve Aoki, and more! You can grab your copy now along with the remix package on Beatport.

Track List

  1. Bootik, Silvertongue – In My Head
  2. Crime Pays – Proof of Concept
  3. Revolvr – Push
  4. Charlie Darker, Paris & Simo – Cairo
  5. Oliver Twitzt, Angger Dimas – XXX (Hot Mouth Remix)
  6. Deniz Koyu – Rage
  7. Lazy Rich – Insomia (John Dahlback Remix)
  8. Daddy’s Groove – Stellar (TV Noise Remix)
  9. Amrick CHanna, Bartosz Brenes, Dragmatic – Get Dow (Mentro Remix
  10. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Toy Swoon Remix)

The Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION* Episode #21 w/ Dirtyphonics

April 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

What happens when you pair the chief of Dim Mak Records with one half of Dirtyphonics during Ultra Music Festival? The most recent episode of AOKI FILES, of course! Taking time out of pool parties, stage diving, and epic sets during Ultra, Steve took Charly and Pitchin poolside to talk about their latest release, IRREVERENCE, and the massive Irreverence Tour that kicked off March 27th.

As if the recent release of the game changing album IRREVERENCE wasn’t mind blowing enough, the French quartet kicks off a three month bus tour spanning the United States and Canada, including stops at both weekends of Coachella. Not only will they make it raver-rain with the sensational tracks from IRREVERENCE, they are also revealing brand spankin’ new stage production that is sure to accentuate their already striking, unforgettable sounds.

If you’re looking to have your ear drums blasted and your mind electrified this summer, the IRREVERENCE TOUR is a damn good place to start. Find your city below and prepare in advance to call in to work or school too #dirty to function.

Teaser Video: Billy The Kit & Jacob van Hage – This Record

March 29, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

Aaaah, spring time. A time for flowers, soft rain showers, and… GROUND BREAKING ANTHEMS? What?! This ain’t your grandma’s season anymore. Leading the pack of up and coming crowd pumping anthems to be released in the next few months is “This Record” by Jacob Van Hage and Billy the Kit, out on Dim Mak Records on April 2nd.

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“This Record” is a heart racing, sweat inducing track that takes what you thought you knew about electro house and mind numbing drops and makes your knowledge look like that of a two year old with a toy piano. We’ve come to expect nothing less than pure music magic from the duo Jacob Van Hage and Billy the Kit, so when these forces combine as they have for “This Record”, the result is sure to be devastating to sound systems for the rest of the year.

Check out a sneak peak of “This Record” and start counting down the days until April 2nd when this scorching track can be yours to bump indefinitely, courtesy of Dim Mak Records.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 035: Sound Of Stereo – TFA (Botnek Remix)

March 29, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Our Belgium friends of super sexy boyband “Sound of Stereo” made another great EP for you all! The EP is called “TFA”, which stands for “Time For Action”. Today we’re going about this feature a little differently… We’re pulling from their super secret vaults an unreleased remix by one of Canadas-finest; Botnek.

“Here’s a remix we did for our friends Sound Of Stereo’s new, but not-so-new single. For a limited time only, we’re offering this at flat-zero discount, at 100%-off… So buy now, sort of…”

Be sure to subscribe to our official Soundcloud page for more updates!

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Movin’ on up! Showtek’s ‘Slow Down’ now #2 on Beatport Top 10

March 28, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , , ,

Veteran producers SHOWTEK are not new to the world of dance music. In fact, for the last thirteen years they have been making music that has garnered high praise and the attention of some of the biggest names in pop music today. 2013 is shaping up to be another exciting year for the Dutch duo as they climb charts with absolutely no intention of slowing down at all.

6799994Earlier this month SHOWTEK released “Slow Down” on Dim Mak Records, and just a few days ago this hyper tune sat at #8 on Beatport’s Top10….but oh what a difference a few days (and unyielding support from fans) can make! As of today, “Slow Down” is now sitting pretty at #2! And for good reason…I mean have you heard this track? It’s fun, it’s alive, it’s energetic, and it’s looking at the #1 spot with fire in its eyes while cracking its knuckles.

This isn’t the first time SHOWTEK have seen some chart love; “Slow Down” is the fifth release from these producing brothers to make it into the Beatport Top 10, and we here at Dim Mak Records are ultra proud to be the home of this latest chart-climbing, epic dance anthem that is sure to be on every playlist/mixtape/countdown for the rest of the year. Listen to the track below and let’s get these guys to #1 all across the board!

The EDM Network features Dirtyphonics on DUBSTEP.NET and GLITCHHOP.NET

March 28, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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The EDM Network, purveyors of all the best in dubstep, drum and bass, glitch hop, moombahton, house, and electro beats, have shown some serious affection for Dim Mak‘s own pride and joy, Dirtyphonics. This group of four highly talented producers have been absolutely smashing it on the live touring circuit, and their full length Irreverance release has garnered the attention of music lovers everywhere. Two tracks off the album, “The Mechanism” and “Hanging On Me” have recently been featured on The EDM Network‘s sites, GlitchHop.net and Dubstep.net, respectively. Be sure to check out what they have to say about the group that has been challenging and reworking traditional conceptions of these different genres, and don’t forget to check out their tour schedule to see if they’ll be making a stop at a city near you!

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Beltek Releases Miami 2013 Beatport Chart

March 27, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , , ,

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In 2008 Beltek‘s career was launched with his original track “Copacabana”, which garnered the attention of Pete Tong. Since then he was been on the grind, producing massive originals and creating remixes for major artists such as Booka Shade, Gareth Emery, Tiesto and more. In 2012 he created “Party Voice” which became the official track for Ultra Music Festival‘s remix competition. This year in celebration of his success, the man himself has crafted a compilation of what can be described as nothing but the most epic of tracks out on the market. Featuring many of his own originals as well as other electro and progressive tracks from the likes of Showtek, Armin Van Buuren, and Sidney Samson, this DJ chart is one you absolutely do not want to miss out on…trust us.

Track List

  1. Beltek – Party Voice
  2. Morgan Page, Beltek – Captcha
  3. Beltek – Eric Goes To DIsco
  4. Ummet Ozcan – Here & Now
  5. Showtek – Slow Down
  6. Armin van Buuren, W & W – D# Fat
  7. Sidney Samson – Move
  8. Michael Woods – Platinum Chains
  9. Feed Me – Death By Robot
  10. Bart Claeesen, Raz Nitzan – Rubicon

Will Brennan’s ‘RNR’ (Enferno Remix) at #9 on Trackitdowns Top 100 Dubstep Chart

March 26, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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Whether you prefer the sounds of dubstep bassiness or fast flowing, mind numbingly good lyrics (or perhaps a mixture of both), I have fantastic news; warm up your “high five” hand because we here at Dim Mak Records are super psyched to announce that our very own Will Brennan has landed at #9 on TrackItDown’s “Top 100 Dubstep Songs”!

 

It really shouldn’t be a surprise, especially if you’ve heard which song TrackItDown chose; RNR (Enferno Remix). This remix is nice and chunky, like delicious southwest salsa, and every bit as hot. Released exactly a week ago today on Dim Mak Records, “RNR” and its creator Will Brennan have had an incredibly exciting March. He tore up the stage at the Electric Lounge during SXSW, unleashed the “RNR” EP plus all its delicious remixes into the world, and now he’s hanging out at #9 on a list chock full of heavy hitters. I’d say that all the hard work this young Florida native is putting in has paid off, but the success of “RNR” and Brennan’s placement on the chart speaks loud and clear. Congrats Will & Enferno!

Dirtyphonics ‘Irreverence’ is shredding the Beatport charts!

March 26, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I like things that are shredded. Shredded cheese? Legitimately delicious on everything. Shredder from TMNT? A sufficiently spine tingling villain with a dislike for pizza loving turtles. But you know what I love more than both of those things combined? The way Dirtyphonics’ “IRREVERANCE” is shredding on numerous BEATPORT charts right now!

paper-shredder copyAs of today, here is where “IRREVERANCE” stands in the illustrious Beatport charts:
Top 100 Release: #8
Drum & Bass Top 100 Releases: #2
Dubstep Top 100 Releases: #2
Electro House Top 100 Releases: #2

With tracks like “Chaos” and “No Stopping Us” featuring Foreign Beggars, it’s clear that this album is going to continue to impress and climb charts all across the board. “IRREVERANCE” stands as a testament to old and new listeners alike that Dirtyphonics are increasingly great at making music that takes no prisoners, just leaves a trail of #dirty fans ready for more heart pounding, crowd pleasing, and game changing bangers.

Madison | LST ‘Oblivion': Ford Models Interview, “Lean On” Sneak Peek

March 25, 2013 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Music, News Tags: , , , , ,

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Being called “the next to blow” after releasing “Who Knows” and “Give Me The World“, Madison | LST is continuing his trajectory with his latest project, OBLIVION. The Ford Model and NYC rapper has launched a Kickstarter, which has been selected as a Staff Pick, to make his debut album together with his friends and family.

[blockquote]As a little boy, Stewart wanted to be an astronaut, so it is no surprise that visiting outer space is on his bucket list.  Performing at the Grammy’s and shooting a campaign for Givenchy (in outer space of course) is also on that list….We’re taking the music back in our hands, artist and audience.

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Check out Madison| LST’s Kickstarter campaign HERE.”Get inspired by watching and inspire him by supporting.”

Just for kick$, czech Madison | LST with A$AP Rocky

Follow Madison | LST on Twitter | Soundcloud | Facebook

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Dim Mak x #blu eCigs x #ElectricLounge x Austin, TX

March 25, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , , ,

For one week out of the year, all eyes are on the Lone Star state as thousands of fans, bands, bloggers, vendors, and film geeks swarm the Texas state capital for SXSW.

This year, from March 14-16, a new venue with the electronic set in mind popped up on historic 6th street. Sponsored by blu eCigs, the Electric Lounge held free shows featuring some of today’s most popular and rising stars of the dance movement; so naturally, there were some incredible Dim Mak Records artists included in the lineup. We all know it’s not a party until it’s a Dim Mak party, and SXSW attendees learned that lesson first hand. Featured at the Electric Lounge were DMR artists Datsik, Keys N’ Krates, and Will Brennan. Playing to a packed, yet intimate crowd, the lounge was popping off like the buttons of a too-tight shirt on a too-round man.

Datsik did what he does the absolute best (see: blow minds) by playing tracks off of his newest EP, Cold Blooded(Firepower), as well as crowd favorites from the “Vitamin D” album.

The triple threat trio of Keys N’ Krates brought the house down with pumping vibrations, giving fans a taste of what’s to come in 2013 with “Treat Me Right”, the trios newest single that is placing on charts all across the board.

Will Brennan, riding the waves of his latest releases “RNR” and “Fall In Love” in celebration of the re-release of his album “Prodigal Son”, the hip hop/electro darling gave Electric Lounge a performance that dared the attendees to not throw their hands up and get down.

All in all, Dim Mak Records artists showed native Austinites and international visitors alike that the label features diverse artists who know how to please an equally diverse crowd. Thanks to everyone who supported our hard working artists at this years SXSW, and an extra special thanks to #blu eCigs and #ElectricLounge for shining their spotlight on Dim Mak Records.

Check out some of the madness that took place in the photobooth on Thursday. See the full set here.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 034: Proxy – Who Are You (Maelstrom Remix)

March 22, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , ,

#FreeFriday

To all our avid Twitter followers, and frequents of the #FF shoutouts, we have adorned a whole new meaning towards this overused Friday chant-off… Presenting #FreeFriday. This week we’re giving an exclusive remix away from Maelstrom, with his version of Proxy’s single, “Who Are You?”.

Get Proxy’s latest EP release, “Who Are You”, featuring additional remixes by TrumpdiscoThe SneekersPilo and Attaque now on Beatport and iTunes!

Be sure to subscribe to our official Soundcloud page for more updates!

Listen below & Download here!

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Coming next week we have Proxy’s last release to the “Music From The Eastblock Jungles” series, bringing out 6 exclusive tracks for the Proxy die-hards; many previously heard, and and some greatly hidden. Get the pre-order and full track listing here today…

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Azari & III On Fire With Recent Features In Beatport & LA Times

March 21, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , , , ,

2013 has proved to be a busy year for Azari & III, and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With a number of showcases at this years SXSW festival, the press has been heavy with praise for the canadian collective.

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As mentioned in a previous post Alixander is now a contributing writer for Huffington Post with his first publication,“Breathe Deep and Dive in: On the Road at SXSW with Azari & III.” To go along with the SXSW theme, Azari & III was also featured in LA Times’ SXSW recap noting, “the most dynamic electronic music heard” in reference to their performance last week at Pitchfork’s showcase.

Along with the great coverage in the press from SXSW, Azari & III was also recognized on Beatport in their latest article, ” 10 Toronto artists that every house and techno fan should know.” The article features their recent release “Hunger For The Power( Jaime Jones Ridge Street Mix)” off their latest remix album released this past month.
You can grab Azari & III’s latest release on Dim Mak as well as watch out for their forthcoming, ‘Lost In Time’ EP, out April 16.