Author: Tim Gauthier
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.
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…
Read the full review on CoS.
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.
- Bootik, Silvertongue – In My Head
- Crime Pays – Proof of Concept
- Revolvr – Push
- Charlie Darker, Paris & Simo – Cairo
- Oliver Twitzt, Angger Dimas – XXX (Hot Mouth Remix)
- Deniz Koyu – Rage
- Lazy Rich – Insomia (John Dahlback Remix)
- Daddy’s Groove – Stellar (TV Noise Remix)
- Amrick CHanna, Bartosz Brenes, Dragmatic – Get Dow (Mentro Remix
- Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Toy Swoon Remix)
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.
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.
“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.
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…”
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Check out their previous releases on Dim Mak…
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.
Earlier 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, 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!
Dirtyphonics Tour Dates
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.
- Beltek – Party Voice
- Morgan Page, Beltek – Captcha
- Beltek – Eric Goes To DIsco
- Ummet Ozcan – Here & Now
- Showtek – Slow Down
- Armin van Buuren, W & W – D# Fat
- Sidney Samson – Move
- Michael Woods – Platinum Chains
- Feed Me – Death By Robot
- Bart Claeesen, Raz Nitzan – Rubicon
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!
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!
As 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.
BOOTIK teams up with Silvertongue for a smashing new single on Steve Aoki‘s Dim Mak imprint. “In My Head” is a sublime blend of nasty dubstep basslines with catchy pop vocals, and features remixes by Moonbootica, Revolvr, MING, Breakdown, Bartosz Brenes & Madax! BOOTIK Tour…
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.
Read the full Ford Models interview HERE[/blockquote]
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
In a world where justice is neither swift nor equipped with nearly enough explosions, rest assured that special agents Dona and Taryn are on the trail of America’s deadliest (and most fashion forward) criminals. Diamonds, snakes mutated by toxic waste, side braid/mullet hairdos paired…
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.
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.
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?”.
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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…
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.
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.
Dim Mak Records artists are at it once again! Just in time for your weekend chaos, TrackItDowns O4TW for the weekend of March 21st has been released with 50 tunes guaranteed to make your life feel like some super cool ninja/dance party movie. On the…
Just last week we released the dynamic track, “XXX” from Oliver Twizt and Angger Dimas. Now we have the official Beatport Charts from both artists. With two indivual charts selected by Oliver Twizt & Angger Dimas each chart stands strong, however together these charts create an incredible mix with a variety of tracks from Showtek, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, South Central, and more. You can grab both charts on Beatport now as well as their recent “XXX” release.
- Angger Dimas – Resurrection
- DImitiri Vegas, Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Coone Remix)
- Oliver Twizt, Angger Dimas – XXX
- Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, South Central – Steve Jobs
- Showtek, Hardwell – How We Do
- Tom Fall – iROK
- South Central – Star Wars
- Laidback Luke, Polina – Night Like This (Dyro Remix)
- Oliver Twizt, Angger Dimas – XXX
- Oliver Twizt – Let Me See You Do It
- Bassjackers, Dyro – Grid
- Showtek – Slow Down
- Brookers – A Go Go
- Armin van Buuren, W&W – D# Fat
- Afrojack – Air Guitar
- Laidback Luke – Pogo (feat. Majestic) (Congorock Edit)
- Dog Blood – Next Order
- MOTI – Krack!
In this feature Alixander III gives a personal account of his thoughts on SWSW, in his first article as a contributing writer for The Blog, which features “fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost’s signature lineup of contributors.”
In the wake of the destruction caused by Proxy’s mammoth double-album debut, ‘MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES,’ the Russian demiurge returns to scour the ruins for survivors with a cluster of B-side bunker-bangers. These tracks will be hauntingly familiar to the ruined cortexes of anyone who’s ever lived through Proxy’s live show, granting fans their longtime wish of owning and coming to terms with the source of their neural trauma in digital form.
“What strikes small men as excess to me seems necessary. To crush them was not enough. I saw I needed to extinguish all hope,” says Proxy, as he continues his onslaught of live dates around the world. “My challengers had already fallen. Now they have been erased.”
You can also grab Proxy’s previous release, ‘Music From The Eastblock Jungles, Part 2′ on Dim Mak now.
“We wrote the song ‘Mexico’ after we toured a few times driving across the U.S. desert. It’s pretty mind blowing if you’re from the U.K. because there is nothing like it there at all. The heat, the space, it’s like another planet. All the time we would be driving near the border and stopping in places like El Paso, but we never made it into Mexico itself,” The Scanners Matthew Mole tells Rolling Stone. “So I suppose it always had some strange romantic appeal to us. I suppose that’s why we were so conscious of being ‘so far from home’.”
This is one you won’t want to miss, so be sure to grab the EP on iTunes, to the right or here.
Dim Mak stays ahead of the music curve by enlisting Dirtyphonics’ debut Irreverence — thus bass-jumping over it completely. Dirtyphoncs gives the sounds of jump-up-metal-bass a digital Botox injection, freezing these tunes into your aural memory forever. The album breaks bass …
The moment you think you have the sounds of The Bloody Beetroots figured out and analyzed down to a science, the rug gets pulled out from underneath your dancing feet and a new sound emerges; such is the case with his latest single “Spank” featuring…
Dirtyphonics aren’t content to sit still and ride one wave. Instead, their new album Irreverence encompasses the whole spectrum of bass music. Packing undeniable and unbridled dance floor power, there’s a heavy mix of dubstep, drum n’ bass, electro, and even…
As one of the founding fathers of the Acid House genre, DJ Pierre is no stranger to the world of electronic music. Originally he was 1/2 of the duo Phuture, who’s 1987 E.P. Acid Tracks was the first recording that introduced the repetitive, hypnotic rhythms…
Dim Mak Records in collaboration with The Wayward Minds and DJ Burn One present the Double A-Side release of Will Brennan’s “RNR” and “Fall In Love.” These singles serve as the first offering from the re-release of Will Brennan’s “Prodigal Son” on Dim Mak Records…
At the outset of the month that always brings the sun and seductive floor play of Miami WMC, the French phenomenon now globally known as Jidax returns to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak imprint with latest single “Phenomena”. Having debuted on the imprint with “Resistencia” back…
The Scion Music(less) Music Conference of 2012 gathered over 70 experts for two days of panels, workshops and interviews for people interested in expanding their creative possibilities and improving their business approach. Participants included Killer Mike, TOKiMONSTA, Action
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 AMTRAC, with his version of Azari & III‘s single, “Lost In Time“.
Azari & III will be releasing their final single & remix package, featuring “Lost In Time” off the ‘Self Titled’ album this Spring, with remixes by Jori Hulkkonen and VCO. Be sure to subscribe to our official Soundcloud page for more updates!
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Check out Azari & III‘s recent Remix Album on iTunes.
We’re proud to present a new section on the Dim Mak blog called “Holland Days with Jamal”. In these weekly series our newest intern Jamal will interview various artists and at the same time learn a lot about the American culture and the Dim Mak family.
Jamal’s latest interview is with Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo a.k.a. Bloody Beetroots. He did this interview as part of his blog series on The Kool Kids. He has just released a new single “Chronicles Of A Fallen Love” featuring the haunting vocal of Greta Svabo Bech on Ultra Records, available here. Preview the video here.
The new Live tour just started. How is this different compared to before?
It actually started in January at the Big Day Out in Australia. The differences are substantial in terms of sound pressure, light design, stage, songs and i have musicians on rotation. I’m performing 8 new tracks during these live shows, and yes, thats because there’s a new album coming out along with the tour. It’s a whole evolution in a show. It started with The Bloody Beetroots DJ-Set, then i did Death Crew 77 and then Church of Noise and now it’s The Bloody Beetroots LIVE.
I believe evolution is necessary to express yourself.
You’re having a new mask with this tour?
Yes, it is very similar to the old one but has been majorly improved and equipped with technology.. Each eye has one hundred Nano LEDS controlled through Wi-Fi from side stage using software called “Q”. It took me months to create.
Is it comparable to the masks of Danger and Deadmau5?
No not at all. It’s way more subtle. It has an atmospheric ambience, which shows the energy… visually. It feels sinister. I’ve been wearing it now since January starting with my first performance in Australia and I received some great feedback from people all over the world. I even have a mask solo during my performances. Shouting on stage alone wasn’t enough.
I believe evolution is necessary to express yourself
Last year you started the Gazette?
The Gazette is the official and exclusive source of everything that is happening inside the Bloody Beetroots Machine, it will be relaunched in the coming months with a new design.
But Speaking of web platforms, the real novelty for me this year was relaunching Church Of Noise.
Which is a collaboration with US developers, Backplane, who are the innovators of the software behind Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, they have developed the same technology for relaunching my community making it definitely interactive with Soundcloud, Youtube, pictures etc. Go have a look, it’s awesome: http://www.therealchurchofnoise.com
You once did a collaboration with Steve Aoki called “Rifoki”. Was this a one time thing?
This is a funny one, as we had some spare time and that’s how this project kicked off. Even though it was a side-project, I played “Sperm Donor” like hundreds of times during my old Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 sets.
But that project is currently paused because I’m spending all my energy on taking the Bloody Beetroots to another level.
Would you say Bloody Beetroots become more soft and more melodic?
I don’t agree. The new album contains a lot of songs that are probably some of the most varied and darkest music ever written for this project but there will be room for melody. The world of Bloody Beetroots is very wide and there was never a specific musical direction, I just make music.
Is Edward (Grinch) still in the band?
Yeah he is, he’s playing drums actually.
There are a lot of people involved in the new Bloody Beetroots Live, I have lots of musicians on rotation!
It’s all about music… you know.
Three years ago on the first Bloody Beetroots website you posted a track called “Warp 1981” and took it off 10 minutes after. Did you do this on purpose?
Yes I did! Funny huh?
The world of Bloody Beetroots is very wide and there was never a specific musical direction, I just make music
What can you tell us about the beautiful things in Bassano del Grappa?
I don’t spend much time there, it’s just a place for friends and family. But it’s beautiful and peaceful, the perfect place to chill after all the stress of touring.
I believe “SPANK” isn’t released yet?
Yeah, I think it’s being released in March on Ultra Records. It’s a great track, if you come to one of my shows you’ll see the reaction. When i first played it in Australia the crowd went crazy. People are still asking about this track 2 months later.
It’s very powerful with a lot of elements from the past, such as gospel, techno… I love referencing music that influences me. You’ll be able to hear it soon.
How’s your designing going? Are you working on new shirts with Vendetta?
Vendetta is busy becoming a real fashion brand. We did a collaboration in the past and they still make exclusuve jackets for me but we’re both growing up as bands.
About merchandise… I’m trying to push all the singles as t-shirts, with really strong imagery and the logos.
I’ll shortly release the first SBCR masks which are designed exactly like the mask that I currently use with framed eyes and hi quality fabric, easy to wash and wear and which are the exact same masks as the band are wearing on stage… watch this space.
Is Dennis (Lyxzén) still a part of Church of Noise?
Yeah, definitely. It’s a two-man creation developed by Dennis and me.
I’ve read that every track starts with a title. So my question is; What kind of titles are popping in your head right now?
I’m not allowed to say that at the moment. There are a lot things going on in my chaotic mind and some are about the album. If you come to the show I’ll give you a taster of what’s in my mind.
In our first interview you mentioned you want to release two more “Spares of Romborama”. What happened to it?
Sometimes my ideas collide with the reality of my own brand and what im creating. I can say that I have a lot of music to be released. One day I’ll release them all, even those spares.
How far do you think ahead?
I always think about the future, 4 or 5 years ahead… That said things do change quickly and I need to express so many things that are happening. I just think everything requires time and patience.
If you’re a fan of our recent release ‘Slow Down/Crunk’ from Showtek, then you’re in for a real treat. The duo was featured on Track It Down with an in depth interview covering an array of topics including their recent release, evolvement, and their upcoming plans. Along with the interview the outlet also features the EP You can read the full feature on Track It Down as well as their recent release on Dim Mak.
Oliver Twizt is known throughout the scene for his ability to fuse dirty Dutch bleeps and beeps with hard hitting electro synths. Angger Dimas is similarly renowned for bringing massive tracks that crush even the largest of arenas. When you combine all of their abilities…
Eternity EP is a conscious musical progression for me. The sound is much more refined than the previous Candy Floss Art Capitalist EP from 2011, but still gritty. I’m reaching back and infusing the sounds that got me excited about music in the first place, like punk, hardcore, and rock.