Author: Tim Gauthier

VIBE sits down with Infected Mushroom

January 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle Tags: , , , ,

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Since hooking up in 1997, Israeli psytrance duo Infected Mushroom has used elements of Goa, trance, industrial, and rock in their music. Their latest EP, Friends On Mushrooms Vol.1, is no different. We checked in on Erez “Eisen” and Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani to talk reggae, tacos, psilocybin, Celine Dion and Diplo.

VIBE: You’ve expanded your sonic palette on this EP, adding a bit of electro, moombahton, reggae & dub to your signature psy/trance sound.
Infected Mushroom: The genres you mentioned are really taking hold in many markets around the world – we feel like our take on these types of music is very unique, but it’s not our goal to become an electro producer, or a moombahton producer, etc. It’s our only desire to make people dance, and to continue trying new things.

VIBE: Since you’re trying out reggae, any thoughts on collaborating with Snoop Lion or Diplo who just flipped from Hip Hop to reggae?
Infected Mushroom: We’d love to collaborate. Diplo is awesome – we really dig him.

VIBE: You’ve worked with some big names in rock – Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), and Jonathan Davis (Korn). Are there any other rock stars you have on tap?
Infected Mushroom: Les Claypool would be super nutty! Dare I say, Celine Dion?

Read the full interview over at VIBE.

You can Preview & Pre-order “Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1 here.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 026: Keys N Krates – Lucid Dreams EP

January 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , ,

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Earlier this week we brought you Keys N Krates’ latest Meek Mill rehearsal video, now to end the long week we’re giving away their latest EP, ‘Lucid Dreams.’ For this weeks #FreeFriday we’ve teamed up with Trap-A-Holics to bring you this exclusive five track collection before the release of their upcoming Dim Mak release, ‘SoLow.’ You can now download the full ‘Lucid Dreams’ EP on our SoundCloud. Enjoy!

Keep an eye and ear out for the next special release, followed by many more giveaways.

Keys N Krates on facebook.com/keysnkrates
Keys N Krates on twitter.com/keysnkrates
Keys N Krates on the interweb

New #Aokify Sticker Packs!

January 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , ,

Yo Aokify users! We’ve now hit 100k downloads and 15k #hashtags and counting! Thank you for the continued support!
Brand new spankin’ sticker packs are now available! Punch + kick combos, bazookas, snakes, explosions, and a ton more…all the stickers you’ll need for a video game apocalypse!

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New Features
– New 8-Bit Aoki Sticker Pack
– New End Of The World Sticker Pack
– Clear All, SMS Integration

Coming soon to an Android near you!

Joachim Garraud Kicks Off First 3-D Tour In Los Angeles (1-26)

January 17, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags:

At the end of this month our very own Joachim Garraud will be making his way to Los Angeles to kick off Invasion, his first 3-D tour. In his latest feature on Beatport, Garraud goes on to explain the concept behind his one of a kind tour  that will allow audience members to become fully immersed with the show. Invasion will kick off at Exchange in Los Angeles on January 26, but the tour will continue through out the year. You can read the full feature on Beatport here as well as his latest Dim Mak release with Alesia. 

Out Now: I*Wish*I – Ideoglossia (Single + Music Video)

January 15, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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I*Wish*I will be picking up where they left off and reuniting with Dim Mak to breathe life back in their music and hardcore punk roots. I*Wish*I rejoins with debut single “Ideoglossia”, referring to the private languages of young children, especially twins.

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Out Now: George Acosta – Wow EP

January 15, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

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South Beach native, George Acosta is known for his smooth progressive house and doesn’t disappoint with his release “WOW”, out today. WOW features 3 original tracks from the herald Sirius XM DJ of “The Lost World”. Stand out track is “We Got This”, a fun piece with a hard rickashay that gets swept back with a ethereal melody and vocals.

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Out Now: MING + 2Beeps – King Kong (Remixes)

January 15, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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King Kong returns in 2013 and this time he comes with a gang of remixes. Today, MING +2Beeps steps outs with remix package for “King Kong” with Will Bailey, Manics, Jumpshot, Stafford Brothers, Sluggo, and Casino Gold. The package spans with fun and electro-house from Stafford Brothers and Casino and hits hard with Will Bailey and Sluggo. 

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Out Now: Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012 Vol. 1

January 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Dim Mak Records wrap up the year by delivering the most prominent tracks of it’s 2012 catalog, ‘Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012: Volume 1’. The first collection features 15 tracks from a mix of vanguard artists including Azari & III, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonics, Proxy, Wax Motif & Neoteric, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Alvin Risk, Infected Mushroom and more. The vast, colorful collection will span over 3 volumes of Dim Mak music embedded in several genres and international appeal.

“Volume 1 of 3 compilations, features the best songs from the Dim Mak 2012 catalog that have been played by DJs from all around the world and those who have been a major influence from the Dim Mak roster. If you want a full taste of our greatest hits, get to licking!” – STEVE AOKI

Phat Brahms was the result of a collaboration between Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The track made its debut at Tomorrowland, one of the largest music festivals in the world and was later featured in the official video. Killbot‘s album Sound Surgery took over the second spot on the iTunes dance chart after the release along with a feature as a New & Noteworthy album alongside Dirty from Dirtyphonics. This past year we also welcomed a number of artists to the Dim Mak roster including Azari & III, who made their U.S. debut with their self titled album and the dance music pioneer, DJ Pierre.

Volume 1 befits the beginning year of 2013, and rallies fans to get excited for Dim Mak’s new sounds set for release. Steve Aoki recaps on each of the 15 tracks below:

1. Proxy “Raven”Out of all of Proxy’s hits, “Raven” was the definitive sound in electro, when it came out in 2009. Taken from his latest album ‘Music from the Eastblock Jungles’ ,which chronicles all of his hits
2. Azari & III “Reckless (With Your Love)”Massive hit from their self-titled album, and is f****ing great single that has impressed DJs since 2009
3. Dirtyphonics “DIRTY”Dirty is the first single off their upcoming album on Dim Mak Records; be sure to look out for it!
4. Killbot “Sound Surgery”Sound Surgery is the introduction to Jonathan Davis’s brand new project, fusing dubstep and heavy metal
5. Wax Motif & Neoteric “Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix)”Its one of the most played records, from Avicii to Skrillex. Literally everyone is playing that record all over the world…
6. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Phat Brahms”Huge single; check out the remix package and music video coming soon…
7. DJ Pierre “Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco”Excited to release this track from the “founder of acid house”.
8. Tiesto & Steve Aoki “Tornado feat. Polina (Kill The Noise Remix)”Kill The Noise crushed it on this Tornado remix
9. Booka Shade “Tomorrow Belongs To Us”Booka Shade’s best song since “Mandarin Girl” and “Body Language”
10. Felix Cartal “Tonight (feat. Maja Ivarsson from The Sounds)”Biggest track off of Cartal’s Different Faces album
11. Autoerotique “Roll The Drums (Clockwork Remix)”You will hear about Clockwork again in a later compilation as well. Roll The Drums Biggest vocal record from Autoerotique
12. South Central “BEAThoven”Knife Party was rinsing this records in their sets constantly, so we had to put this out! its so massive and classical.
13. Albin Myers “Hells Bells”Straight from Sweden, this massive record has been played from the likes of David Guetta to Tiesto
14. Alvin Risk “Psychotic”One of my favorite records from 2012! Alvin Risk is incredible dj, amazing performer and producer
15. Infected Mushroom “Never Mind”I feel Army of Mushrooms is the best album to date of their music. This is the first track from their album on Dim Mak, and was executive produced by me. I have a close connection with this album.

BXXX – Lies (Video Premiere)

January 7, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags:


We’d like to invite you all to watch our latest video premiere, Lies by BXXX.  BXXX (pronounced Bronx) is an electronic rock project completely devoted to providing musical scores for films about the nightlife. BXXX works with various collaborators to provide the direction for each soundtrack. BXXX explains his vision behind his video,

“The ‘Lies’ video came about because I was looking online to see how well a GOPRO camera could shoot at night, and I found almost no footage so I decided to do my own “nighttime tests” video by exploring crazy moments in the New York party scene exclusively through the eyes of a  camera which is almost exclusively used for extreme sports. The ending barfing montage is an homage to William Peter Blatty.”

This two minute video takes it up a notch, taking you into the night life of various party girls in clubs, taxis, subways, on poles, and other locations. However we do warn you that this video may contain inappropriate material for some viewers so we urge you all to watch at your own risk.

 

 

 

Controlling Sound With Your Face (And Vice Versa)

January 5, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , ,

Daito Manabe uses electrical impulses as an artistic medium, creating music through reactions of the human nervous and muscular systems.

“Can you smile without emotion?”

That’s what Daito Manabe asks in the video above. It’s the sort of question many of his digital art projects begin with, leading him to experiment with myoelectric sensors to turn people’s faces into human drum machine. A similar endeavor recently saw him visualizing FaltyDL’s music using jerky, electrified movements of the human body.

Taking the role of programmer, designer, DJ, VJ, and composer on each of his projects, Manabe is able to realize scenarios that change our perception of how our bodies interact with technology. Whereas most electronic musicians control sound with their hands, Manabe uses the electrical impulses of his facial muscles. Most of us just walk in sneakers, but Manabe fitted various pairs of Nikes with sensors that trigger and manipulate sound. DJs have long dreamed of having a third arm to mix and scratch with, and Manabe has already traversed this possibility.

While a lot of digital art prides itself on seamlessness, hiding the wire and code guts of what makes each piece tick, Manabe’s work embraces the functional aesthetic of these tools, focusing his creative energy on conveying a thought-provoking performance. Sitting on stage and altering sound with various facial expressions has this effect without fail.

You can check out Manabe and Perfume choreographer MIKIKO’s projection-mapped video for Nosaj Thing’s “Eclipse/Blue” below. Below that, see some stills from Manabe’s various projects.

(via The Creators Project)

#FreeFriday Episode No. 025: ContraKids – We Go, You Go (Yung Skeeter Remix)

January 4, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , ,

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As many of you’ve seen, our #FreeFridays series has been thriving, with a total of 24 different installments of major Dim Mak releases, all available FREE OF CHARGE. We’re continuing our new giveaway series in 2013 with a remix from Yung Skeeter of Contrakids “We Go, You Go”. “We Go, You Go” has all the aspects of a good electro-pop song — a good beat, a fun build and lyrics that are all about partying.

Keep an eye and ear out for the next special release, followed by many more giveaways.

Yung Skeeter on facebook.com/yungskeeter
Yung Skeeter on twitter.com/yungskeeter
Yung Skeeter on soundcloud.com/skeetskeet

Keys N Krates: The Rehearsals

January 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

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This past December we welcomed the unique trio, Keys N Krates to Dim Mak. Now we’d like to invite you into the rehearsal room of the performers via YouTube as they remix a series of tracks.  The collection of rehearsals is a preview of what you’d catch during a live performance from Keys N Krates. Stay on the look out for more to come from these guys, including tour dates and their debut EP, “Treat Me Right.”

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Clockwork Releases 30k Bootleg Package

January 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags:

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Back in September Clockwork released his 15k bootleg package after reaching 15k likes on Facebook. Four months later the mastermind has doubled that number with 30k likes on Facebook. To celebrate this crossroad, Clockwork has released his 30k Bootleg package featuring twelve tracks. The package is now available for free download on his official Facebook page. 

 Track list!
1. Annie’s Climax (Usher vs. Afrojack)
2. Be Aerodynamic (Daft Punk vs. Loops Of Fury)
3. Big Bad Basswolf Sound (Clockwork vs. Duck Sauce)
4. Flash Down (Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, Afrojack vs. Green Velvet, Nicky Romero)
5. I See Your Claymore (Jordy Dazz vs. Fatboy Slim)
6. Make Some Atom (Chuckie, JunxterJack vs. Nari & Milani)
7. Ode To Newlands (TJR vs. Justice, A-Trak)
8. Pandor Cinema (Tony Romera vs. Benny Benassi, Gary Go)
9. Pop That (Crookers, RVBRA vs. French Montana, Drake, Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne)
10. The Black Out (Marcel Woods vs. Martin Solveig)
11. Voodoo Veldt (Deadmau5, Tommy Trash vs. Jacob van Hage & Saint Liz)
12. We Are The Reborn (D-Rashid, Blasterjaxx vs. Empire of The Sun)

 

Out Now: “HaleShop” – Booka Shade (Free Download)

January 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags:

Following the release of Booka Shades’s successful September release of Honeyslave, the Berlin duo are welcoming the the new year with new music releasing “Haleshop” the title track off their upcoming EP as a free download. The track is currently featured on Magnetic Mag and Harder Blogger Faster with more information on the upcoming EP and available for download on Booka Shade’s website.

 

#FreeFriday Episode No. 024: GTRONIC – Moticon

December 28, 2012 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , ,

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It’s the last #FreeFriday of 2012, and we’re giving away an exclusive track off GTRONIC’s upcoming EP, “Morpheus & Dufus.”  Moticon is a head turning track off upcoming 2013 release that will leave you all counting down the days until you can have the full EP in your music library. You can download the free track here. Enjoy!

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GTRONIC on soundcloud.com/gtronic

Dim Mak in Europe Part 2 – Belgium / Tomorrowland 2012

December 27, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Watch our latest video as Dim Mak ventures to Belgium for Tommorrowland, one of the largest EDM festivals in the world. Our stage at the festival included a mind-blowing line with performances by Steve Aoki, Joachim Garraud, Zeds Dead, Zedd, Angger Dimas, Sound of…

Vibe Exclusive: Dim Mak’s latest recruit Will Brennan + Free Mixtape Download

December 20, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , ,


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This Winter, DIM MAK RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of upstart West Palm Beach rapper, WILL BRENNAN. In celebration of the signing, VIBE will feature the world premiere for Will Brennan’s Dim Mak debut mixtape “MORE PERFECT UNION”. The mixtape features a variety of production notables from Pretty Lights, Zeds dead, Kaskade, Deadmau5, Xaphoon Jones, Julian Cruz, Araabmuzik and Heroes x Villains.

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The first from the mixtape, “All Of The Pretty Lights” breezes in with Rihanna’s hook and Pretty Lights’ beat butchering, and then, Brennan comes in punching with his natural knack for rhymes. “Going Through Under The Sheets” samples Wales singer Ellie Goulding’s electropop single, while Brennan flutters in with a deftly timed flow. Brennan delivers a short narrative on top of a genre-bending take of Warwicks “I Say A Little Prayer For You”, chopped by Zeds Dead. Bravados are not missing from the mixtape, “Remember To Fall In Love” and “Get By With The Golden Touch”, pull in Brennan’s strong suit for fearless flows.

Will Brennan embodies the charisma, versatility and flow-skill to bring a new kind of personality to the rap game. Brennan has supported rap titans like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.O.B., Yela- Wolf, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Dom Kennedy and Wale. Dim Mak will be releasing Brennan’s “PRODIGAL SON” with additional remixes early 2013.

Scanners – State of Wonder (Official Video & SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist)

December 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

Scanners return with their slow burning epic ‘State of Wonder’. A beautiful hymn to the river that runs past their home in East London, the river Lea.

The video was filmed on the river in the fall. Scanners commandeering their friends canal boat for the job. The film, shot by Amer chadha patel, flows gently with the music till its uplifting climax.

Featured on the SxSW YouTube channel here.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 023: Scanners – State of Wonder

December 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, Music Tags: , , , , ,

happyholidaysdimmakIt’s been two years since the London based band, Scanners released new music, however that’s all about to change today.

As a part of our 12 Days Of Dim Mak Christmas we’re giving away and premiering the video for “State of Wonder,” an exclusive track off their upcoming album Love Symmetry. This track is one of the slower paced songs off the album, however it’s also one of the more powerful ones.

If you liked what you hear don’t forget to spread the holiday cheer and share this with a friend or two. Enjoy!

Dzeko and Torres Release First Beatport Chart

December 20, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags:

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Dzeko & Torres made their Dim Mak debut this past week with the release of their three track EP, Hey. To follow the release, they’ve compiled their first Beatport Chart for us.  The ten-track features a collection of tracks from Steve Aoki, Alesso, Basto, RL Grime, and more. You can grab your copy on Beatport now.

Track list!

  1. Dzeko & Torres – Hey
  2. Dzeko & Torres – Check This OUt
  3. Dzeko & Torres, Ansol – Y3AH!
  4. Alesso – Clash
  5. dBerrie – Aquarius
  6. Miike Snow – Bavarian #1
  7. Basto – StormChaser
  8. Rune RK, Steve Aoki – Transcend
  9. Benny Benassi, The Biz – Satisfaction ( RL Grime Remix
  10. Maya Jane Coles – Over

Elektrodaily Features Sound of Stereo, “Anybody There” Track

December 19, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags:

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Elektrodaily recently featured one of our New Noise 3 tracks, “Anybody There” by Sound of Stereo on their website.  The music blog goes on to say that this track is sure to “put this group on your radar.”  You can read the full review and preview of “Anybody There” on Elektrodaily’s website. If you’re also looking to add this track  to your music library it’s currently available for free download as a part of our latest 12 days of Dim Mak giveaway. 

 

Interlude Presents: TRUST & The Faint (Interview + Free Download)

December 19, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, News Tags: , , , , , ,

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This December installment of Interlude features artists from a tour tandem, TRUST & The Faint. Interlude rounds up live photos from their November show at L.A.’s Henry Fonda Theatre and an interview with TRUST’s dreamy frontman, Robert Alfons.  We would like to hook it up with a Holiday gift, a free download of The FaintEvil Voices“.

Interlude Presents: Robert Alfons of TRUST

Lets start with a little game of word association. I say a word and you say whatever comes to mind:
⁃    Candy – Candy walls
⁃    Pockets – Overalls
⁃    Glass – Candy

I saw you took a traditional photo with Santa Claus, what did you ask for this Christmas ?
Actually, he didn’t even ask me… But if he did, I think I would want new mits. Every year I lose my mits and I want new, knitted gray ones.

Do you have any plans for NYE?
As of now, no. I usually just kind of hide, its quite overwhelming and ridiculous. Hopefully, it will just be a nice cozy, internal sort of evening. That’s what I would hope for.

Does the winter season have a particular effect on your creative process?
Being on tour, every day is a different season. There isn’t sort of any level of complaint, its just more of my mind and its chemistry doesn’t understand the pace of whats going on. One day its snowing and the next day its sunny and warm. Its definitely a ride.

Would you like to elaborate on the Revolution Recording Piano Version of “Sulk”, directed by Petra Collins?
A lot of my songs start in that form, from the piano. I really wanted to do a video playing them raw. Petra is a friend of mine and I think she is so talented.  It was pretty simple take,  just one camera and the two of us in that room. It was a great experience working with her.

I happened to be visiting my Nana when I watched the “Sulk” video and she absolutely loves you.

Oh I love her already! Aw that’s so sweet!  I want to meet her. I’m close with grandma, great aunt and my sisters. I miss them a lot when I go away. I can’t wait to see them when I get back.

What are you seeing when you are playing on-stage?
Usually everything is pretty black out there. There is no light on the audience, so its like a black void. I get lost and I think that’s good when you perform.

The album cover of TRST has always captivated me. What do you feel you captured in that picture you took at the club?
I think she’s really beautiful and I felt there was a story and a performance to it.  She was fabulous and amazing in every sort of way. She really struck me .

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What kind of experimentation have you been developing for a more pop aesthetic in the next album ?
Its becoming a lot more upbeat, but I’m still a sucker for ballads. I think the shows have really changed how I am writing at the moment; having a higher energy and experimenting with sounds and rhythms. I’m getting better at drums and bass, and that’s the direction its going.

Will the lyricism have a similar vein of being erotic and ambiguous as the last album?

I don’t know. I guess Ill talk about that in 6 months. I’m still in the depths of it.

What were some highlights from your first visit to Los Angeles or Las Vegas?

The first time I visited LA was in April, for the first show we did and it was excellent. LA is just weird, dirty and scary at times. I would’ve have loved to spend more time there. Las Vegas…its so bizarre there. Its like a dream. The closest thing Ive seen to it was Niagra Falls because of it’s  similar sort of vibe of being neon all night. Las Vegas has a neon glare from the lights, but its an actual gluttonous and heathen reality that I don’t like. The rest of it is gritty to be in the aura of.

What music have you been listening while on tour?

Music appropriate for the road; lots of Burial, The Pet Shop Boys, The Radio Department, and Casket Girls.

What would you be doing if you weren’t making music right now?

Hiding away out in the country. I feel like I need to go on a weeks walk of nature. I know I’ll get that  some time, its just nice to be out on the road right now.

What’s something you want the world to know about you as an artist?

Its okay to DREAM.


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Dzeko and Torres Featured in Vibe’s 30 DJ’s To Watch in 2013 List

December 19, 2012 Tim Gauthier News Tags: ,

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Dzeko and Torres were featured in Vibe’s latest “30 DJ’s To Watch in 2013.” We recently welcomed the canadian duo to the family with yesterday’s EP, Hey, which is now available for purchase. Like Vibe, we couldn’t be more thrilled to see what these guys are going to conquer in the next year. Other DJ’s on the list include LA Riots, Bauur, Lea Luna, and the Martinez Brothers. You can view the list in its entirety on Vibe. 

 

 

 

Vegamoore – Gladiators (Official Video)

December 18, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Do you like girls, tattoos, skin, drugs, alcohol, bathtubs, fur rugs, drooling outlets and did I mention girls? Then this video is for you! Vegamoore – Gladiators (Official Video)… As featured on Dim Mak Records New Noise Vol. 3 Compilation.

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Out Now: Dzeko & Torres – Hey EP

December 18, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , ,

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“HEY” – Hey is one of Dzeko & Torres first ventures in to the heavier-set realms of EDM. Although keeping aspects of their signature progressive melodies on the breakdowns, the track pulls a full 180 and drops into a hard hitting play of rising leads and grinding basslines. Met with an iconic ‘Hey’ chant, the track never stops building and is guaranteed to keep the crowd chanting along with their hands in the air the whole way through.

“BUPPY” – Still very much a big room track, “Buppy” explores a new sound stylistically for Dzeko&Torres. Its bouncy synth line drop and builders keep the track constantly grooving, designed for waking up the dance floor. On a proper sound system, the rhythmic tribal drums and punchy kick hit you high in your chest and the techy breakdown serves up the perfect opportunity for other EDM producers and DJ’s to get creative with their own edits.

“CHECK THIS OUT” – Check This Out is modern electro take on the old school rave sound. Sampling the famous vocal sample, the track builds with stuttered leads into a breakdown that pays homage to the fantastic melodies of Hardstyle and Happy Hardcore. Continuing to build, the track then drops back into the stuttered grunge, this time topped with a splash of an old school rave horn.

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Nicky Romero Drops Aoki Tracks In Latest Podcast

December 17, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags:

Nicky Romero’s latest Protocol Radio podcast was influenced by his recent South African Tour with Steve Aoki. The hour long mix feautures  a couple of Aoki tracks including Ladi Dadi and Trancend.  You can download the podcast on iTunes here. 

Track list!

0:27 01 Torro Torro – Go Deep (KillaGraham DnB Edit)
5:58 02 Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko, Swanky Tunes Vs Fatboy Slim – Rockafeller Chemistry (Salvoriz Edit)
9:39 03 Zedd – Stars Come Out (Tim Mason Remix)
14:19 04 Steve Aoki & Rune – Transcend
18:48 05 Alesso – Clash
22:52 06 Tony Romera – Pandor (Hardwell Rambo Edit)
27:51 07 Dyro – Slappin People Up
31:30 08 Tom Staar – Kingdom
34:20 09 Steve Aoki ft Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix)
37:45 10 Bobby Rock – Arise
42:38 11 Chocolate Puma – Go-Go Boots
47:26 12 Keane – Sovereign Light Café (Afrojack Remix)
53:00 Q&A with Nicky Romero

 

Dim Mak at Red Bull Culture Clash

December 17, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Earlier this month Dim Mak went head to head against  Friends of Friends, The Jeffrees, and Smog at Exchange L.A. for Red Bull Culture Clash. Each team battled against one another in four rounds including “Introduce Your Crew”, “What Your Crew Can Do I Can Do Better”, “Let Us Entertain You”, and “Leave it All on The Table”. Here’s our personal view from the night featuring Klever, Clockwork, Fashen, and our special guest DMX

Dim Mak Records Presents: The 12 Days of Dim Mak Christmas

December 16, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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happyholidaysdimmakDim Mak is filled up on the Holiday spirit and what better way to share it than a daily giveaway leading up to Christmas day, “12 Days of Dim Mak Christmas Giveaway”. We will deliver various Dim Mak tracks from some of your favorite artists including Proxy, Angger Dimas…I wish I could say more but in the spirit of gift giving, its best to keep it a surprise. I hope your stocking is ready to be stuffed with a dozen of Dim Mak tracks!

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Day 1, Dec. 10th: Chewy Chocolate Cookies “DIE”
Day 2, Dec. 11th: Datsik “Light The Fuse”
Day 3, Dec. 12th: Revolvr & Lea Luna “By Your Side”
Day 4, Dec. 13th: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike feat. Lil Jon and Coone “Madness (Corporate Slackrs Remix)”
Day 5, Dec. 14th: Dzeko & Torres – Buppy (#FreeFriday Edition)
Day 6, Dec. 15th: Botnek – Think I Feel It (Savage Skulls Remix)
Day 7, Dec. 16th: Sound Of Stereo – Anybody There
Day 8, Dec. 17th: Yung Skeeter – Stand Again (Wax Motif Remix)
Day 9, Dec. 18th: Proxy – Raw (roeVy Remix)
Day 10, Dec. 19th: Nickel – Voltager
Day 11, Dec. 20th: Angger Dimas – Booster
Day 12, Dec. 21st: Scanners – State of Wonder

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Steve Aoki Plays PeaceTreaty’s “In Time” At Tomorrowland 2012

December 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

Steve Aoki closed out the 3rd day of Tomorrowland 2012 on main stage. The festival brought over 140k+ people from all around the world, making it one of today’s top events in the world.
Watch as Aoki plays out “In Time”, PeaceTreaty’s first single off their debut album out on Dim Mak Records in 2013.

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PeaceTreaty – In Time feat. Anabel Englund

Tracklist
1. In Time (feat. Anabel Englund)

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THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #9 w/ STEREO HEROES

December 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , ,

Welcome to 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.

From Marseilles France, Stereo Heroes gives you two singles completing this 8 Ball EP.

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Stereo Heroes – 8 Ball EP

Tracklist
1. Crystal
2. Polaris

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 022: Dzeko & Torres – Buppy (12 Days of Dim Mak Christmas Edition)

December 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, Music Tags: , , , ,

happyholidaysdimmakThis week things are a little different. We’re combining our 12 Days of Dim Mak Christmas with our #FreeFriday giveaways. If you’re not familiar with our Holiday giveaway you can get more info 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. It’s about that time again for another, #FreeFriday download. Today we are offering up a single off of Dzeko & Torres‘ upcoming EP “Hey”. Listen and download below.

£1 Fish Man – One Pound Fish (O-Fish-Al Video)

December 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

Muhammad Shahid Nazir, now known as £1 Fish Man, moved to London’s East End having left his native Pakistan and his wife and four children to discover a better life for them all. Working on a market stall selling fish, Nazir needed a trader’s call to grab passing trade. His song became the stuff of legend and a viral sensation: “Have-a, have-a look, one pound fish. Very, very good, very, very cheap, one pound fish.”

After a video of him was uploaded to YouTube, Nazir saw himself accelerated into the spotlight: he auditioned on the X-Factor, saw his ‘£1 Fish Song’ covered separately bysuperstar producer Timbaland and singer Alesha Dixon and was profiled by the Evening Standard who declared: “Watch out Psy, you’ve got a rival” and The Sun who stated: “It might just be the Christmas No. 1.”