Author: Tim Gauthier
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!
Listen below & Download here!
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.
RL Grime kicked off March with his 60 minute mix for Diplo’s BBC Radio Show, Diplo and Friends. This release has come just in time to get you guys over your Monday blues with an assortment of tracks from Drake, Baauer, DJ Sliink, Kendrick Lamar, and more. Released this past weekend on SoundCloud the mix already has close to 30,000 listens along with raving reviews from bloggers, fans, and Diplo himself. Along with the Diplo and Friends mix, you can also check out his alter ego, Clockwork’s latest release, Surge on Dim Mak.
1. Pay (For What)- Mr. Carmack
2. Awake Now (What So Not Remix) (RL Grime Edit)- Parachute Youth
3. Females Welcomed- Trinidad James
4. Ozone- Bames
5. Stop Me Now- DJ Sliink
6. Bugg’n- TNGHT
7. Girlz Gon Wild (Taste Tester Remix)- Jeremih
8. Figure 8 (French Fries Club Mix)- Ellie Goulding
9. Colombia- Young Scooter
10. CROWD CTRL- Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink
11. So Many Girls- DJ Drama ft Wale, Tyga & Roscoe Dash
12. Original Don (RL Grime MEGAMIX Edit)- Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, The Partysquad
13. Started From The Bottom- Drake
14. Spooked- Bro Safari Ft. DJ Craze
15. Cbat- Hudson Mohawke
16. I’m Serious- Clipse
17. Vroom- Falcons
18. Backseat Freestyle- Kendrick Lamar
19. Dum Dum- Baauer
20. Turn Me Off- Hudson Mohawke
21. Baddst- Baauer
22. m.A.A.d City Ft. MC Eiht- Kendrick Lamar
23. What a Shame (RL Grime & Salva Remix)- Jamie Lidell
24. Fire (No Payroll)- Mr. Carmack
25. Wot- Decibel
26. Detox (Original Mix)- Jakwob w/ Masters At Work (Acapella)
27. Bird Machine- DJ Snake & Alesia
28. The Jump Off- Lil’ Kim
29. Shells- RL Grime
30. R.I.P. Ft. 2 Chainz- Young Jeezy
31. Slip- Baauer
32. Underground Anthem (RL Grime VIP Edit)- Flosstradamus
33. Higher- Just Blaze & Baauer
34. Hold The Line (Skream Remix)- Major Lazer
35. 212 on Acid (RL Grime Edit)- RL Grime vs. Azealia Banks vs. DJ Sliink
36. Love Sosa (RL Grime Secret Remix)- Chief Keef
To prepare everyone for this year’s SWSW festival, NPR has released their top picks for this years festival in their latest feature, “The Mix: The Austin 100.” The list features a diverse selection of artists that are worth checking out at SWSW that will surely grab your attention.Among the artists hand selected, our very own Robert Raimon Roy has found a spot on the list out of thousands of contendors making their way to the Lone Star state this upcoming week. Not only has NPR taken the time to select these artists, but the outlet has wrapped up these MP3’s into a ZIP file making them available for download until April 4. Other artists featured in the collection include Rhye, Alt- J, On an On, Lianne La Havas, and more. You can also check out Robert Raimon Roy’s latest single, Axela on Dim Mak, which has remixes coming out soon!
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The internet has spoken, Keys N Krates – “Treat Me Right” topped the popular chart over at hypem.com on Saturday. As shown on the right, “Treat Me Right” was topping the chart over some heavy hitters like Drake and Lana Del Rey. Big thanks to everyone who is loving and liking the song. Be sure to catch them at our party this week in Austin during SxSW and then next week in Miami during MMW.
“Treat Me Right is number 1 on Hype Machine! Thx to all of you went and hearted it! Wowzers!” – Keys N Krates”
“TREAT ME RIGHT” by Keys N Krates is now #1 on the main chart: hypem.com/popular
— The Hype Machine (@hypem) March 9, 2013
In Billboard’s most recent installment of their “The Beat” series, host Jonathan Brooks sat down with 3/4 of Azari & III to get a feel for their music, what they have planned for the future, and what inspires them most. The quartet, hailing from Toronto, are rising heavyweights in the electronic music circuit and have quickly taken audiences by storm. They recently put out an official Remix Album featuring mixes from many top deep house producers such as Nicolas Jaar, Disclosure, Jamie Jones, Riva Starr and more. Their highly-anticipated upcoming EP, “Lost In Time” is out on Dim Mak Records. Be sure to scope out the interview to get a feel for what these guys are all about and to learn more about what drives their truly unique creative vision.
Keys N Krates, the most versatile and newest addition to the Dim Mak Records release roster, have created a couple March mixtapes that reflect their truly revolutionary style. Combining synths, keyboards, and turntables, the trio present us with an invigorating spin on the trap phenomenon that has swept the nation. Their Spotify playlist along with their March Beatport chart are true testaments to their abilities to merge different stylistic elements into a singular sound that you can’t help but get down to. Featuring tracks from the likes of Salva, Kendrick Lamar, GTA, Drake and more, these mixes are sure to become a staple for hip hop and dance music enthusiasts alike. Be sure to have a listen and check out their single “Treat Me Right”, currently listed at No. 35 on Beatport’s Electronica Top 100.
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 EP away from Epic Empire called “Dawn“. Listen and download below.
“Epic Empire is my side project, it meets electronic genres.” – Epic Empire
Listen & Download below!
Twice a month, our bossman Steve Aoki at Dim Mak Records releases carefully selected mixes of some of the most prominent tracks within the electronic music market. His most recent podcast, titled Aoki’s House #5, was released yesterday on iTunes and is available FOR FREE here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/aokis-house/id575308520
Twice a month, our bossman Steve Aoki at Dim Mak Records releases carefully selected mixes of some of the most prominent tracks within the electronic music market. His most recent podcast, titled Aoki’s House #5, was released yesterday on iTunes and is available FOR FREE here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/aokis-house/id575308520?mt=2.
Oliver Twizt has brought up some of the dirtiest remixes as well as his own banging productions. His most recent collaboration with Dim Mak’s Angger Dimas, titled “XXX”, provides us with a salacious track that we just can’t resist. In celebration of this release, Twizt plans to embark upon a North American tour which kicks of March 5th in Orlando, Florida. With over 12 stops, this excursion is sure to bring the heat and offer fans the chance to witness some of his best dirty Dutch-esque vibes. Be sure to pre-order the “XXX” remix package, with re-works from the likes of Hot Mouth, Andy’s iLL, P.A.F.F. and many more! Click here to reserve your copy.
“Club Nokia was the epicenter of Trap music Friday night, with big-time performances from AraabMuzik and Flosstradamus. There were also other great opening sets by Congorock, gLAdiator, Noizfiend, Alex Bustamove, and Mature Content. The night was full of the hard hitting bass and sway inducing beats that have become synonymous with the Trap sound. Araabmuzik was first to kick off the night and he didn’t disappoint.
Araabmuzik is the type of DJ who is so solid, that you know you’re going to have a good time no matter what when you listen to his music live. One of the reasons for this sure thing is that Araabmuzik mixes live using a MPC and so everything you are hearing is coming live from his hands to the speakers and then straight to your ears. Because every drum kick and sample is mixed live, it makes for a different type of set, where the beats and rhythm are on showcase instead of any big name song drops.
He opened his set with one of his tracks “Never Have to Worry,” and immediately the crowd started to get into what was a great constant track-to-track dance party. Araabmuzik showed great variety throughout the whole set, starting with slow deep bass only to speed up the tempo and then drop right back into a monster bass drop. Araab danced the night away while mixing but he never took his hands off the table and you could tell he enjoyed performing just as much as the audience enjoyed listening. Towards the end of his set he introduced some noticeable tracks like Nero’s “Promises,” and Biz Markie’s “Let Me Clear My Throat.” All-in-all Araabmuzik’s set was a good mix of trap and other quicker electro beats.
Next up on the deck was headliner Flosstradamus. The DJ-duo is known for their hard hitting trap sets and that is exactly what they delivered. It was both a classic and unique set as the DJS dropped popular Trap tracks as well as some remixes that were unexpected. They opened up with Lana Del Rey’s “Videogames” and then mixed right into “Bugatti” by Ace Hood. Things got especially turned up when they dropped a trap remix of “Face Down, Ass Up” by Meek Mill and then launched into “What’s Your Fantasy” by Ludacris. In fact, Flosstradamus threw the beat down so hard during a mix of a new song with DJ Slink that the power actually blew out for a minute.
After the technical difficulty the duo launched back seamlessly into their set and hyped up the crowd with a remix of “Jah No Partial” by Major Lazer featuring Flux Pavillion. The rest of the set was a bevy of trap classics from Rick Ross, Waka Flacka, and Chief Keef to name a few. The highlight of the night was definitely when they dropped RL Grimes remix of “Satisfaction” by Benni Benassi and then spun right into a mix of Kanye West’s “Mercy,” and the classic techno song “Sandstrom,” by Darude.
Flosstradamus kept spinning through the night as they disappeared behind the fog that was being shot out in front of the DJ booth. When the lights hit the fog, it made them look even more awesome, as if they were illuminated in a cloudy rainbow of epic-ness.
It was a great night for trap music and EDM fans, and the crowd at Club Nokia seemed to be pleased, as they stayed through the night and seemed to dance forever.” – Jenna Browning
In honor of their North American “Irreverance Tour”, which kicks off March 27th in Vancouver, Dirtyphonics has implemented a whole new level of stage production that is sure to wholly captivate their audience. The French group–consisting of Charly, Thomas, Pho and Pitchin–has penned a new playbook in the electronic dance music genre, merging heavy bass music, drum n’ bass, dubstep and electro with grimy energy to boot. Their latest EP “Walk Into The Fire” is a testament to their very palpable versatility and has already given fans a taste of what their live experience will convey. Their new, state-of-the art stage setup, which they call “The Crown”, is nothing short of a full-blown visual arousal that will blow your socks off. If you haven’t had the chance to see them perform, be sure to enter into their ticket giveaway contest via Facebook for your chance to witness the experience of a lifetime.
Pre-order “Irreverence” now: bit.ly/IRREVERENCE
With festival season kicking off next week we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Azari & III at our upcoming showcases for SXSW & WMC. The Canadian collective will be performing live next week at our showcase in Austin on March 13 as well as a DJ set at our Miami party on March 21. Along with our showcases the guys have announced a full line of dates for both festivals with a series of live performances and DJ sets through out each week. If you can’t make it to these showcases dates, then I suggest catching up on their latest release, ‘Remix Album’ featuring a handful of great remixes from artist such as Prince Language, Locked Groove, Nicholas Jaar, and more.
Last week we brought you the anticipated EP, ‘Bass Kick’ from Savage Skulls & Douster now we’re bringing you the official Beatport chart, “Lost In Space.” The chart follows the same path as their “TRT” track, providing an old school flavor to the mix. The chart takes a step back and features tracks from 1993 through present day from Double 99, DJ Q, Circle Children, and more. You can grab your copy on Beatport now.
- Douster, Savage Skulls – TRT
- Double 99 – Ripgroove
- Palace – Trust
- DJ Q – Dibby Dibby Sound
- Classified – Say to You
- Gerd, NY STOMP – The NY House Trak
- R.I.P. Productions – Up and Down
- Circle Children – Indonesia (Sambal Badjak Mix)
- Reflex One – I Got Riddumz
- DJ Slugo – Big Booty Hoes
Following the release of Dirtyphonics EP, ‘Walk in the Fire’ the guys have put together an exclusive iTunes playlist for March. The ten track collection includes their two recent Dim Mak releases, “Walk in the Fire” and “Dirty” along with an assortment of tracks from artists including Noisia, Dieselboy, The Haunted, and more. You can grab your copy on iTunes now.
- Dirtyphonics – Walk in the Fire
- Dirtyphonics – Dirty
- Kill the Noise, Brillz & Minxx – Saturn
- Metrik – Drift
- KillaGraham – Lifted
- Benny Benassi & The Biz – Satisfaction
- Noisia – Tommy’s Theme
- DIeselboy – NVD (Le Castle Vania + Computer Club Remix)
- The Haunted – 99
- Loadstar – Vatican Roulette
The young collective, 3Ball MTY who were featured on our “Phat Brahms” remix package landed a spot in the L.A. Times Music Blog. The Mexican natives have made a huge splash over the border, grabbing a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist last year and will soon do the same with their upcoming date at Coachella. You can read the full feature on 3Ball MTY on L.A. Times, as well as grab their “Phat Brahms” remix on Dim Mak.
“The track’s hip-hop basses combined with feel-good electronic synth melodies explains why these three dance pioneers should be ‘treated right’ by contemporaries throughout the rest of 2013″ – VIBE Magazine Tune, Matisse and Jr. Flo – or Canadian electronic trio and burgeoning live-act…
Dim Mak Records drops another bomb and lets loose a massive collection of prominent tracks from its 2012 catalog, ‘Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012: Volume 3′. “This is the last of 3 volumes of the greatest hits from 2012 from Dim Mak Records. We…
Today, UK’s Scanners release their Mexico EP with Dim Mak Records. Their brand new tracks “Mexico”, “Control” and “Charmed Life” are their latest in their sound that Vice describes as “perfecting a laser-fried blend of dance-punk and leaving beer-soaked UK club night in their…
‘Crunk’ and ‘Slow Down’ are masterworks in varied and skilled production. ‘Crunk’ is an all-out high-octane jump house anthem and ‘Slow Down’ a heavy progressive track with a trance inspired melody. Both are so fully charged with filthy bass, piercing synths and huge vocals that…
Looks like Clockwork won’t be slowing down anytime soon with today’s announcement of new tour dates with the talented Congorock. The CongoClock tour launches March 29th in Scottdale, AZ with 11 more dates throughout the U.S. and Canada. If you’re in the area I highly recommend to make your way to this tour featuring two extraordinary artists. For more information regarding upcoming dates check out Clockwork’s official Facebook page. You can also grab Clockwork’s latest EP, “Surge” on iTunes & Beatport now.
03-29-13 – Scottsdale, AZ – Wild Knight
04-03-13 – San Francisco, CA – EPR @ 715 Harrison
04-06-13 – Chicago, IL – Sound Bar
04-07-13 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
04-09-13 – Orlando FL – Roxy
04-10-13 – Miami, FL – LIV
04-11-13 – Tallahassee, FL – Coliseum
04-12-13 – Philadelphia, PA – LIT Ultrabar
04-17-13 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
04-18-13 – Ottawa, ON – Junxion
04-19-13 – Toronto, ON – UNIUN
04-20-13 – Montreal, QC – Le Belmont