Author: Tim Gauthier
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
We’d like to congratulate Savage Skulls & Douster for their #1 spot on the Juno Download Electro House chart. Released less than a week ago, Juno Download describes ‘Bass Kick’ as, “unrepentantly aimed at the dancefloor” If you haven’t grabbed your copy of ‘Bass Kick’ you can help keep the EP at #1, and purchase on Juno Download.
Azari & III’s ‘Remix Album’ was featured on the latest episode of Power Tools TV as the “Pick Of The Week” highlighting the track, “Into The Night (Prince Language Remix).” Along with the Azari & III feature the the episode recaps on upcoming festivals including Ultra Music Festival and Beyond Wonderland. If you’re not too familiar with the broadcast, Power Tools TV brings you the very latest in Electronic Dance Music News every Saturday, hosted by Alina Vission. You can check out previous and upcoming episodes on Power Tools TV YouTube channel.
Two of the heaviest names in the industry have teamed up to bring us a collab of epic proportions. Angger Dimas combines his hard hitting electro with the dirty Dutch rhythms of Oliver Twizt for XXX, a single that intertwines big room cuts with dirty electro leads for an etorique-ly infectious track that we can’t stop playing. XXX is part of a larger EP featuring remixes from Vandalism & Mr. Fluff, Andy’s iLL, Hot Mouth, Sven Kirchhof, and P.A.F.F. Be sure to check out the teaser video for the track along with teasers of each of the remixes.
Be the first to have it by Pre-ordering on iTunes now!
The Bloody Beetroots are back in action with a full-blown live tour that kicked off yesterday in Berlin. Having taken some hardcore studio time, Sir Bob Rifo brought us an original track, Chronicles Of A Fallen Love ft. Greta Svabo Bech, alongside a stellar remix package with re-works from the likes of TAI, Popeska, Sound of Stereo and many more. Be sure to scope out the clip of their recent stop in Melbourne and watch as the madness unfolds.
Catch them on tour in Europe this March! Click here for tour dates and tickets: http://on.fb.me/13ufWta
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Everyone loves great music. But even better, everyone loves great music that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg to enjoy. In an effort to bring you heavy doses of dopeness, Dim Mak has teamed up with Amazon as part of what is sure to be a revolutionary means of delivering musical content. As part of their “Experience EDM” promotion, Amazon now features some of Dim Mak’s finest, as selected by Steve Aoki and his team of avid music aficionados. Each of the EP’s can be purchased for less than $3.00, and full-length albums are available for as little as $5.00. Be sure to click the link that follows to catch up on all the best that Dim Mak and Amazon have to offer.
Scanners has been kicking around Camden for eight years now, perfecting a laser-fried blend of dance-punk and leaving beer-soaked UK club nights in their wake. According to our analytics, you’re from the States, so you’re forgiven if you haven’t been keeping up with them. They’ve kept a low profile over the past few years, but are slated to release a new LP for Dim Mak, entitled Love Symmetry, later in the year.
Order the “Mexico EP” today on iTunes, with additional tracks including “Mexico” and “Charmed Life”. – http://bit.ly/13lu8Jh
Listen below & Download here!
Voting for the 28th Annual International Dance Music Awards is two days away from closing, so don’t miss your chance to vote for your 2012 favorites.
We couldn’t be more thrilled for our two nominations this year with Dim Mak up for “Best American Music Label” alongside Ultra and Mad Decent. As well as Steve Aoki‘s nomination for “Smirnoff’s Best North American DJ” alongside our friends Diplo, Skrillex, Porter Robinson, and others.
Not only are we nominated for these two categories but EDC, Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music are up for “Best Music Event” all of which included Dim Mak stages this past year.
With over 50 categories in place we’d like to wish the best of luck to all our friends nominated for awards including Borgore, Like Mike, Hot Natured, Tiesto, Afrojack, Insomiac Events, NERVO, Dada Life and more!
Canadian artist Felix Cartal has been nominated for the Juno Awards in the category “Dance Recording of the Year” with his track “Don’t Turn On The Lights” Ft. Polina. “Don’t Turn On The Lights” has been released on Dim Mak.
You can buy the release on iTunes here.
For more info on the Juno Awards, click here.
Below is the video for “Don’t Turn On The Lights”:
Azari & III’s “Manhooker (Locked Groove’s Escape to NYC Mix)” off yesterdays release, ‘Azari & III’s Remix Album’ was featured on Pitchfork noting, ” Locked Groove takes the record’s sultry “Manhooker” and gives it a hard-techno wash.” The track is 1 of 15 on the package full of impressive remixes from artists including Tiga, Jamie Jones, Nicolas Jaar, Disclosure, and more. You can read feature in its entirety on Pitchfork, as well as grab your copy on iTunes now.
Every year, Miami hosts one of the biggest weeks in electronic music alongside Ultra Music Festival, the Winter Music Conference/ Miami Music Week. In our latest video installment we’d like to invite you to tag along with Ashley and Kimbo in their adventure to last years Dim Mak x Obey The Kitty Pool Party at WMC. Watch as these two West Coast girls party on with cameos from Steve Aoki, PeaceTreaty, Dirtyphonics, R3hab, Lil Jon, Tommy Gunz, and more.
Its not too uncommon to see women shaving their heads now a days. Natalie Portman rocked it, So did Amber Rose, and even with her baby bump she still looks bomb. It can be considered a bold statement and often prominently displays confidence. I mean yeah, you might end up going crazy and try to stab people with an umbrella but unless you’re like that you should be fine. Anyways, our girlfriend Lacy is one of these women, and if you’ve spotted her at any of our events, you can already tell she brings the party and turns hairy heads. She was such a sweetheart and asked that I would photograph her going all out no clipper guard for what turned out to be a great evening of shooting some awesome photos. After all the the hair was gone (off her head and all over the floor and sink), and still excited to keep cutting, she turned the scissors on one of our new Dirtyphonics tees and with a little DIY, went custom for the night. We strongly encourage this behavior so show us your best DIY custom Dim Mak merch!
Photos by: Alexander Federic alexanderfederic.com
Dim Mak presents The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records. Israeli…
Following up Proxy’s recently released MFTEJ Part 2 is his Who Are You? EP, out today.”Proxy’s up-tempo title track is carried by an alternating kick-snare and an adrenalizing low-end chomp, the female sample in between drops reinforcing the song’s bad-ass attitude. Rounding out the EP…
Following their recent North American invasion, Toronto electronic group AZARI & III return with the release of their REMIX ALBUM out February 26 via Dim Mak Records. The REMIX ALBUM consists of some of the best AZARI & III remixes by today’s leading producers in…
After their 2010 Get Rich or High Tryin EP, Douster and Savage Skulls meets again for the Bass Kick EP, 3 dancefloor killers, each one showcasing the 3 producers’s special touch. On the title track Bass Kick, the two swedes and the french delivers a futuristic, bass heavy…
Just last week, we shared news of a forthcoming Azari & III remix compilation which features reworks from the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Disclosure, Jamies Jones, Maceo Plex, Locked Groove, and many other top-shelf producers. Now, we’ve gotten our hands on an exclusive remix of the…
In celebration of the release of their newest EP, Unicorn, Sound of Stereo has teamed up with Apple to bring you a fun and exciting app to help spice up all your photos. The program, aptly titled “Unicorn by Sound of Stereo”, allows users to add a variety of unicorn-inspired themes to pre-existing photos within their personal albums, or you can also snap a fresh new pic and accessorize it with some majestic accoutrements.
Download the app now for FREE from the App Store and be sure to scope out all the tracks on the EP!
There is also a Sound Of Stereo Magical Web App available now as well…
Click here or the below image to test it out.
Yolanda Be Cool, the Australian duo who brought us the international hit “We No Speak Americano” are back and even more viral than ever. In a tribute to signing to Dim Mak’s label, the pair created a video of themselves getting caked, which garnered so much attention that it landed them on the cover of DJ Mag’s Weekly edition. YBC’s first full-length album, Ladies & Mentalmen will be released later this year.
CHeck out the DJ Mag Online here: DJ Weekly USA 044
Check out their signing announcement video below and be sure to scope out their DJ Mag podcast on SoundCloud: http://snd.sc/XwA2Dx
After their 2010 Get Rich or High Tryin EP, Douster and Savage Skulls meets again for the Bass Kick EP, 3 dancefloor killers, each one showcasing the 3 producers’s special touch. On the title track Bass Kick, the two swedes and the french delivers a futuristic, bass heavy club track where high pitched synths and deep 808 bass collides in an explosion of pure rave energy .
On the second track, TRT, they show us theire love for old school speed garage, the vocal gimmicks and classic organ bass sound makes it one of the most catchy track this year.
Last but not least, Nicole, who was showcased on Dim Mak’s New Sound #2 last year is an infectious stadium sized banger filled with tropical rythms and alarm sound.
Savage Skulls & Douster – Bass Kick
– Pre-order today on iTunes — http://bit.ly/BassKick
(Video edited by: Hugo Douster)
The forthcoming debut album from Dirtyphonics, Irreverence, is out March 19th on Dim Mak Records. Following this release, Dirtyphonics will embark on their North American “Irreverence Tour” with its first stop on March 27th in Vancouver. The tour will span over 30 dates and will propel them through many major markets as well as anticipated performances such as this year’s Coachella Festival in Indio, California. In order to reward their devoted and most engaging fans, Dirtyphonics has opened up a contest that will provide 30 lucky winners with a chance to catch them live. Simply click the link that follows and enter the contest via Facebook to secure your chance to witness what will be nothing short of a full-blown sensory experience.
What happens in Vegas, ends up all over the internet and Vegas is no longer safe, which works out great as it served for a perfect location to have ourselves a little party. We teamed up with Joyrich for a cake filled celebration at The Act Nightclub in Las Vegas, where we showed off some of our new Dim Mak x Joyrich collab “Let Them Eat Cake” merch. With sounds pumping by Them Jeans, Kay, DJ Metric and hosted by Hannah Beth! A few of our friends Cobra Snake, Misha Janette, Mookee, Jonny Cota, Dork Dozier, Justin Barco + more came through and it took a lot of strength for us to not unleash a full on cake fight.
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Following their recent North American invasion, Toronto electronic group AZARI & III return with the release of their REMIX ALBUM out February 26 via Dim Mak Records. The REMIX ALBUM consists of some of the best AZARI & III remixes by today’s leading producers in the underground…