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Watch Atari Teenage Riots ‘Digital Insane Asylum’ On NME Now!

Tim Gauthier

“We have just finished our video (online) for the track in Paris with a great cast of actors. The location of the shoot was a mental institution in the suburbs. It was wild!!!” ~ Alec Empire, Atari Teenage Riot

“Collapse of History” (Remixes, Pt. 1):
This is the first instalment of the two part Collapse of History EP, with the second to follow in April. Alec Empire: “Our new single is called Collapse of History! It is an anthem for our generation. Information overload in the digital age. The track has a big war chant, which went down extremely well with festival crowds since we started playing it live. Can’t wait to perform this at Coachella!!!

It’s another single that is sung by Nic Endo who takes ATR into a new direction. B52s, L7, riot grrrl, Blondie,
Deee-Lite were an inspiration. I had to do forty overdubs, because we thought it would be funny to have a
little army of Alec Empire clones singing along. The biggest inspiration for this song was probably the Atari
video game classic Pong. We did a remix contest, AND also got official remixes done by a number of amazing producers! The next two months of our campaign will focus on Collapse Of History! We are putting out this full on remix EP first, then will follow it up with the single later. It’s perfect for DJs to spin.”

Remixers include Christine (who have worked with Amon Tobin and Nag Nag Nag), StereoHeroes (M.I.A. and Pony Pony Run Run remixes), Sharkslayer (releases on the Kitsune and Yes, Yes labels), and Twist The Black
Box (noted for work with Diplo and Teeth).

Photos: RollingStone posted some photos from Ultra Music Festival

Tim Gauthier

With all the craziness that went down in Miami this past week…RollingStone managed to snap a few photos for their site.
See the photos they snapped of Steve below, click here to see the full set.

Steve Aoki gets carried away by the crowd during Ultra Music Festival 14 at Bayfront Park in Miami on March 25th, 2012.

Steve Aoki strikes a Karate Kid pose at Ultra Music Festival 14 at Bayfront Park in Miami on March 25th, 2012.

Dim Mak Live & AFEX Present: DJ AM Forever Night at Dim Mak Studios

Tim Gauthier

AFEX and Dim Mak Live is throwing DJ AM’s “Forever Night”, honoring the life and music of the world-reknowned DJ, Adam Goldstein. This party will feature guest DJ’s and producers Fashen, Pase Rock, Thee Mike B, Them Jeans, Edski, and many more, for one night on March 29th!

KROQ will be giving away tickets to the event online and and on the air. For everyone in the greater Los Angeles area, tune into 106.7 for the official details on how you can win!

For more information on the event, visit the official DJ AM Forever event on Dim Mak Live’s Facebook page here.

The Many Faces of Felix Cartal – Vancouver Sun’s Review of “Different Faces”

Tim Gauthier

He is good friends with indie electro superstars Steve Aoki and Diplo, and his tunes have been spun in clubs all over the world, but Vancouver electro producer Felix Cartal knows exactly where he wants his music to be played.

“I don’t want to hear my music in cool stores, I want to hear it in every-day stores,” Cartal says. “I want to hear my music when I’m eating at Milestones.”

In the Gastown apartment where he spends most of his time creating and remixing material on his computer, Cartal laughs. With little to no fanfare of his own, Cartal has been turning heads in the electronic dance music world.

What originally started as post-high school experimentation with computers after years of playing in punk bands in and around New Westminster soon became something that had a life of its own.

Read the full interview: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/many+faces+Felix+Cartal/6354258/story.html#ixzz1qFpnbTx1

Mustard Pimp – Catastrophe Mixtape Series Vol 11 (Free Download)

Tim Gauthier

Free Download! Volume 11 of the Mustard Pimp ‘Catastrophe’ Mixtape Series. It features one of the craziest track listings to date!

1)DJ D-Bag vs DJ A55H0L3 – DUBSTEP MOOMBAHTON ELECTRO TRANCE MASHUP DAVID GUETTA AVICII NICKI MINAJ TURN ME ON LEVELS *SUSCRIBE* *SUSCRIBE* *SUSCRIBE*
2)Skrillex feat. Skrillex – Skrillex (Skrillex Remix)
3)Winnipeg’s Red Army Choir – Au Secours
4)Lemmy Kilmister – Fuck Metal I’m Doing Dubstep
5)The Felix Bitons – Looser Louise
6)Mustard Pimp feat. Skrillex feat. The Italian Guy That Stole His Laptop – Catch Me In Melun (2010 Bordure d’Autoroute Edit)
7)DJ Top Beatport – Trance Build-Ups and Sylenth Factory Preset Bass (Radio Edit)
8)Avicii – Levels (DJ BRO MOOMBAHTON DUBSTEP REMIX YO BITCH VISIT MY WEBSITE WWW.DJBRO.COM AND LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE BITCH OR I’M GONNA FUCKIN FIND YOU AND MUG YOU I GOT GUNS YO)
9)Laptop DJ in DJ Mag Top 100 – Give Me 30k
10)DJ Lady Trainwreck – I Want To Be A DJ,A Model,A Photographer,A Blogger (Also Like, I Want To Like,Save The World And War Is Like, Bad You Know Like, And Like, I Also Like, Love Cats Like, OMG They Are Like, So Cute lol, Like Edit)
11)Anonymous Dim Mak Artist – Dear Mr Aoki,I Hate Mustard Pimp,Please Fire Them (Mustard Pimp Remix)
12)Super Annoying Label With Shitloads of Daily Shit Promos – Where Is The Unsuscribe Button?
13)American Airlines Safety Video (Dubstep Remix)
14)Innerspace Anthem 1000% Slower (With Audio Comments From Dennis Quaid)
15)DJ Cellphone Request – Australia (Crackberry Remix)
16)The Hypem Founder And His Computer Band – Seriously I Hate Dubstep
17)The Dim Mak Office Crew feat. B! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Acapella Version) (All Benefits Will Be Reinvested In An AC)
18)The Un-Official Steve Aoki Chinese Lookalike feat. The Un-Official Tiesto Chinese Lookalike feat. The Un-Official Polina Chinese Lookalike – Tournedos
19)Mustard Pimp – Who Dropped Acid In My Drink? (Moombahstep Edit)
20)Michel Sardou – Et Puis Merde,VIVE LA FRANCE

Felix Cartal – Different Faces(Out Now!)

Tim Gauthier

Buy: Felix Cartal – Different Faces



 
Felix Cartal – Different Faces
 

2012 marks an important year for Felix Cartal, as the first single off DIFFERENT FACES, his new album has demonstrated, his sound has matured into simply put: memorable music. This single, titled “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, featuring a vocal from Ultra Music topliner Polina, has already garnered support from MTV, BPM (Sirius XM) and Muchmusic, who have all added the video and song into heavy rotation.

Not wanting to slow down, Cartal maintains an aggressive release schedule leading up to the drop date of DIFFERENT FACES, his second album for Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records in late March 2012. The second single “DOMO” taps into aggressive sounds and Japanese pop culture, whereas the third single “Black To White” featuring Miss Palmer falls back onto the pop influences of the first single. Branded with cute girls, b&w photography and red balloons, the concept for the album is strong, consistent and memorable.

Growing up in Vancouver, Felix’s initial mark on the dance scene was with his debut EP in 2009 Skeleton. Steve Aoki and MSTRKRFT were some of the earliest supporters of Cartal’s sound, and he released his debut LP Popular Music on Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. The record featured several big tunes such as “Love” which was featured on the I Love Techno 2010 compilation, “World Class Driver,” which startled the internet with the video’s shocking take on seniors amongst the drug scene, and “Volcano” which featured vocals from an unlikely collab of Johnny Whitney from post-hardcore stars The Blood Brothers.

In 2011, Felix progressed his sound with a surprise hit “The Jocker” which found its way into the sets of anyone from Benny Benassi to Diplo to Laidback Luke. Transcending across all scenes of dance music, this tune was remixed by the likes of John Dahlback and Clouds (TURBO), and helped push Felix into both the American and European festival circuit, securing slots at Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and the mainstage of Electric Zoo.

After that full year of relentless touring, Cartal returns to what he loves to do, which is create full albums, and DIFFERENT FACES does not disappoint. A balance of instrumental and vocal tracks keeps the record interesting and energetic. Enlisting the vocals of Sebastien Grainger of DFA1979 and Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, Cartal continues his trend of collaborating with unpredictable vocalists in the dance scene. The product sounds effortless though, a mix of different ideas, made for different ears on different faces.


 

For more info on Felix Cartal visit his artist page here.

New Noise : Vol. 2(Out Now!)

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: New Noise : Volume 2

“Here is the 2nd volume of Dim Mak Record’s New Noise compilation. I’ve personally signed all these tracks from all different sounding EDM artists ranging from Dubstep to Electro House to Progressive to Drum & Bass. This is the NEW NOISE advancing electronic music into the next years from breaking artists that continue to define and re-define electronic dance sounds. This second volume features 25 different artists including: Nickel (ex-Hey Today), Savage Skulls & Douster, Beltek, Blatta & Inesha, Nid & Sancy, Tocadisco, Chewy Chocolate Cookies and more.”Steve Aoki (Head of Dim Mak Records)

 

Steve Aoki tears up the MTV Woodie Awards! (Dim Mak Tank Available @ Dim Mak Shop)

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki took the MTV Woodie Awards by storm last week with a blistering performance to cap off the night! Check the videos below for the insane action! The crowd were treated to multiple cakings, Aoki’s signature champagne showers and appearances from friends Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang and Dillon Francis!

Visit shop.dimmak.com to check the Dim Mak Logo Tank as worn by Steve on the night.

Ajapai – Power and Press the Button (Available 4.16.12 – Beatport Exclusive)

Tim Gauthier

Buy: Ajapai – Power and Press the Button


Ajapai – Power and Press the Button
 

Ajapai is easily one of the sickest dubstep producers on the scene. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, the music he conjures up is like no other–a constant barrage of unique noises tailored to be a pure assault of the senses right from the get go. His first dubstep release “What Do You Hear?” hit #3 on the Beatport charts and put him firmly on the map as a force not to be reckoned with. It wasn’t long before he joined the growing stable of talent on Rottun Recordings. He also started up his own label, Ajapai Entertainment, which to date has numerous successes including a remix of “Incoming” ended up getting #1 on Beatport’s Drum & Bass chart. It even went on to secure a Beatport Annual award, which is testament to the fact that this man means business.

Ajapai’s EP’s on Rottun has absolutely floored audiences all over the world and has charted amazingly well, consistently landing in the Top 3 on the Dubstep charts. His 2011 release “Before The Sun” with Excision and Downlink hit No.1 on that chart. Over the last couple of years, Ajapai has toured internationally in Europe, Canada, and America. The complete and utter destruction he releases on dance floors can only be understood by witnessing his DJ sets live for yourself. With a style like no other and a commitment to quality, it is guaranteed that the only direction for Ajapai to go is straight up!!!

 

For more info on Ajapai visit his artist page here.

Alvin Risk – Infinity EP (Available 4.23.12)

Tim Gauthier

Buy: Alvin Risk – Pray ft. Jason Aalon Butler


Alvin Risk presents INFINITY

Out 4.24 on Dim Mak Records

Track listing:
PSYCHOTIC
SURVIVAL ft Sirah
INFINITY
PRAY ft Jason Aalon Butler

Stream PRAY now:
http://www.soundcloud.com/alvinrisk

 

For more info on Alvin Risk visit his artist page here.