Author: Tim Gauthier

Out Now: Robert Raimon Roy – “Robert Raimon Roy” (Premiered on High Snobiety)

October 9, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

The self titled single “Robert Ramion Roy” bursts with classic stand up bass, finger snaps and saxophone that executes like a cheery on a sundae. Not only today is the release of the long awaited single, but RRR will premiere his David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” inspired music video via High Snobiety.

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DJ Pierre’s Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco EP Reviewed on Crossfadr

October 9, 2012 Tim Gauthier Uncategorized Tags: , ,

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to last months release of DJ Pierre’s EP “Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco” then you should take a look at Crossfader’s review on the EP. The online magazine reviewed each track individually, giving the album a 4/5 stars overall stating,  “The album reflects a style hardened and perfected over a twenty year career”.

 

Ticket Giveaway: Azari & III x Sonar Festival

October 9, 2012 Tim Gauthier Giveaways Tags: , , ,

We recently welcomed Azari & iii to the Dim Mak family this past month, now they’re making their way overseas for their first North American Tour. We’d like to give all of you a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of their upcoming stops on the Sonar Tour featuring Azari & iii alongside Die Anywoord, Seth Troxier, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga, Gesaffeistein, and Nic Faniciullito. We’re giving away a pair of tickets for each of the tour stops. It’s as easy filling out the form below and including which show you would like to attend… So don’t wait around you could be the next winner! Good Luck!

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The Presets Ticket Giveaway

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We’ll be giving away 5 of tickets to The Presets at Club Nokia on October 27. The Los Angeles event will also feature acts from Flight Facilities, Oliver, and Yuksek (DJ set). For your chance to win tickets simply fill out the form below to enter and winner will be contacted via email with ticket pickup information.

Tickets are also available for purchase through Ticketmaster.

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Neil Favila makes Complex’s “50 Greatest Music Photographers Right Now List”

October 9, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle Tags: ,

Congrats to Neil Favila for landing the 29th spot on Complex’s, “50 Greatest Music Photographers Right Now” list.  The Los Angeles, photographer has shot a number of our artists both on and off the stage including Steve Aoki, Autoerotique, New Ivory, Robert Raimon Roy and others. For more on Neil check out his personal website and Twitter for up to date news. Congrats Neil!

 

Out Now: Steve Aoki ‘DEADMEAT: Live at Roseland Ballroom’ DVD

October 9, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

Live concert DVD featuring his full performance along with a look backstage with his superstar friends. This live concert DVD takes you front and center to AOKI’s New York City stop on his electrifying Deadmeat Tour. Taking place at the legendary Roseland Ballroom, the show features amazing live performances from Lil Jon, Wynter Gordon, and Polina.

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Yung Skeeter Guilty Pleasure Remix Now Available For Download

October 8, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

Last week I told you guys about Yung Skeeter’s Soul On Fire Remix, lucky for you guys I just got word of his newest remix for the song Guilty Pleasure by Ruby Rose & Gary Go. Yung Skeeter’s remix is a part of the official remix EP now featured on Beatport, but his track is available for free download on his official SoundCloud.

You can read more about the exclusive remix on Arjan Writes.

 

Video Premiere x Robert Raimon Roy x The Spare Room

October 8, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

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TONIGHT!! Monday October 8th 2012

Robert Raimon Roy & The Service Company would like to invite you out to The Spare Room to celebrate the VIDEO Premiere of the first single “[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/robert-raimon-roy-single/id559950117″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Robert Raimon Roy[/lightbox]”.

Le Tigre Blanc – a Dim Mak Records release.

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The Spare Room at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

7 pm – 10pm
Video Premieres at 9pm sharp
ROB ROY DRINK SPECIAL ALL NIGHT
BOWLING | CHARADES | GAME NIGHT | PHOTOBOOTH
DINNER AVAILABLE AT 7PM
$6 VALET PARKING W/SPARE ROOM VALIDATION

Please rsvp to rsvp@robertraimonroy.com
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Taking over the Beatport charts one artist at a time…

October 5, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

We brought you a ton of new releases this past Tuesday; now we’re bringing you the official Beatport charts for each release.

Dimitiri Vegas & Like Mike created their personal chart for the dynamic track, Phat Brahms. The chart includes an array of Electro House & Progressive tracks with music from Dada Life, Alvaro, Calvin Harris, and others.

Hirshee’s Beatport chart for his Burning For EP, includes a good mix of Electro House, Dubstep, and Drunk & Bass genres. The 10-track chart includes music from The Bloody Beetroots, Autoerotique, Wolfgang Gartner, and others.

Last but not least, Tai’s Beatport chart for the release of Steroid features an arrangement of Electro House, House, Indie Dance, and Nu Disco. Including tracks from Steve Aoki, Peaches, Mayhem, and others!

These three charts are great follow up to our releases we brought you Tuesday. Make sure to check these charts out to see which tracks our artists hand selected for you guys.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 011: That Work – Soul On Fire (Yung Skeeter Remix)

October 5, 2012 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, Music Tags: , , , , , , ,

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.

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You may remember Yung Skeeter from his previous incarnation as DJ Skeet Skeet, the Dim Mak signee and seminal EDM champion who’s been enlisted by outlets like Spotify to be their resident selector or mags like Paper and Blackbook who’ve handed him DJ of the year titles. You may also remember That Work as the mellifluous NY dance team responsible for this killer nu-disco track. But if you do not, after listening to this kaleidoscope floor turn of “Soul On Fire,” the inky house stain of this redux will be permanently embedded into your brain. Here’s hoping these two do a lot more together.

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Hirshee’s ‘Take Me Places’ featured on Dubstep.net

October 3, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

DubStep.net took note of our recent release from Hirshee describing the track “Take Me Places” off the Burning For EP, as “A perfect combination of absolutely explosive beat-making with a soft, sensitive undertone bordering on the erotic.” Check out DubStep.net to read the rest of the feature, along with what other listeners are saying about the track.

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Steve Aoki – DEADMEAT: Live at Roseland Ballroom DVD

October 3, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , ,

On Tuesday, Oct. 9th, Steve Aoki is back yet again with DEADMEAT: LIVE AT ROSELAND BALLROOM. A live concert DVD releasing on Dim Mak Records and Ultra Music, featuring his full performance along with a look backstage with his superstar friends.

This live concert DVD takes you front and center to AOKI’s New York City stop on his electrifying Deadmeat Tour. Taking place at the legendary Roseland Ballroom, the show features amazing live performances from Lil Jon, Wynter Gordon, and Polina.

For an all access pass to STEVE AOKI’s Deadmeat experience, pre-order ‘DEADMEAT: LIVE AT ROSELAND BALLROOM’ at Amazon now: [lightbox url=”http://bit.ly/AokiDVD” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]http://bit.ly/AokiDVD[/lightbox]

Teasers of Proxy’s next single ‘Shut Up!’ (Out October 16th)

October 3, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

Dim Mak is proud to release the next installment off Proxy’s line of “MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES”, with this single premiere; “Shut Up”.

Out October 16, “Shut Up!” is packed with a brutal hip-hop vocal decrying mainstream pop laid out over the bluntest of beats, armed with weapons-grade bass and PROXY’s trademark, dread-inspiring atmospherics. The track will be accompanied with remixes from Dim Mak label mates GTRONIC and VCO. Belgian titan GTRONIC lends his heavy bass trash sound for a grinding rendition of “Shut Up!” crammed with low-end intensity. Los Angeles-based duo VCO rework “Shut Up!” into a techno-house frenzy. Closing out the release, rising Canadian star John Roman uncovers the pitch-black soul of “Shut Up!” and lets it unfold over six minutes of malevolent techno, while Belgian house duo Sound of Stereo unleash an equally dark and fully loaded house remake.

RCRDLBL PREMIERE: That Work – Soul On Fire (Yung Skeeter Remix)

October 2, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , ,

Yung Skeeter has done it again with his official remix for That Work’s latest single, Soul on Fire. That Work, a musical group formed by Harry McNally and Kosuke Kasza in New York City met Yung Skeeter in 2007 when Harry was working with clothing company, Pegleg. Just after finishing Soul on Fire, the duo collaborated with Yung Skeeter for a remix for their orginal track. The Yung Skeeters remix is now available for free download to add to to your personal collection of remixes.

Read the feature on RCRDLBL

Out Now: TAI – Steroid

October 2, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

Following the success of his Australian tour, TAI returns with his juiced up single “Steroid”, out today. The German electro-house DJ/producer TAI has been playing the release on stages across the world, not to mention his viral previews. The track is mapped out in an electronic key…

Vibe Appoints Lea Luna as one of the Top Electronic Empresses

October 1, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

Vibe has announced their seven electronic empresses featuring an upcoming Dim Mak artist, Lea Luna at the #2 spot. With a surge of males in the musical field, these seven females featured in the article have proved to rise to the top in the arena of EDM. Other artists featured in the article include female musicians Nervo, Ellie Goulding, Audrey Napoleon, Wynter Gordon, and others. This being said we can’t express enough how excited we are for our upcoming release of Lea Luna’s EP. Congrats Luna!

Booka Shade featured on BBC Radio 1

October 1, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

We’d like to give a huge thanks to Rob da Bank from BBC Radio 1 for including Booka Shade’s track, Honeyslave in his radio program this past weekend. If you’re not too familiar with the London disc jockey, he currently hosts a weekly Saturday morning segment on BBC Radio 1. If you didn’t get a chance to tune in this past Saturday here’s the link to The Other Tribe in session which featured Honeyslave by Booka Shade… or click below to listen…

Pre-Order for Steve Aoki: Deadmeat Live DVD Now Available

October 1, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

Pre-order is now available on Amazon for the October 9th release of Steve Aoki: Deadmeat Live at Roseland Ballroom DVD. The 90-minute video recaptures Steve’s night at the New York stop, just one of about 88 dates that took place this past year. The three-month tour featured Steve Aoki and Datisk headlining with special appearances by Alvin Risk, Mustard Pimp, Autoerotique, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Terravita. I highly encourage you all to purchase the video for an all access pass to Steve’s New York stop at the Roseland Ballroom.

 
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Watch the video below for some footage from that event.

The Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Angger Dimas smash collaboration ‘Phat Brahms’ – Coming October 2nd!

September 28, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

What happens on tour stays on tour, right? Not if your names are Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas and you’ve got your collective production freak on!

Spawned from late night, long hour sessions aboard the infamous Deadmeat Bus during this summer’s critically acclaimed Tour, comes the foursome’s brand new lovechild ‘Phat Brahms’.

A high-energy, big-room, dance floor piece of dynamite that you’d expect from such an electric pool of production talent, the track has been causing pandemonium wherever and whenever any one of the foursome dropped it in a set – perfect case in point, the sensational four-way set at Tomorrowland 2012 below when Steve Aoki officially announced the track’s release in front of thousands of EDM faithful…

DJ Pierre’s “Strobe Lights, Laser, DISCO!” Beatport Chart

September 27, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

DJ Pierre has released his official Beatport Chart in honor of his latest release, Strobe Lights, Laser, DISCO! The 10 track chart is a perfect combination of acid, techno, tech house and electro tracks featuring artists such as Animal Prints, Harvard Bass, Zedd, Tom Trago, and more!

The Tracklist!
1. Cajmere, Wayne Williams – Acid House
2. DJ Pierre, Venus Flytraxx – Strobe Lights, Laster, Disco (feat. Venus Flytraxx)
3. Maetrik – The Reason
4. DJ Pierre, Carl Cox & Steve Ward – We Are Phuture (Carl Cox & Steve Ward Mix)
5. Zedd – Shotgun
6. Harvard Bass – Bugged
7. Tom Trago – Use Me Again (Carl Craig Remix)
8. DubVision – All By Myself (David Jones Remix)
9. Animal Prints – Roar
10. Chuckie, Glowinthedark – Electro Dude (Orginal Club Mix)

On The Road w/ Steve Aoki- Tomorrowland #33

September 25, 2012 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , , ,

You may have seen the official Tomorrowland After Movie we shared with you last week, now we’re bringing you original behind the scenes footage with the latest episode of On The Road with Steve Aoki. The video features our upcoming track from Phat Brahms ft. Angger Dimas and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike along with video appearances from Lil Jon, Felix Cartel, Autoerotique, Peace Treaty, and more.

Out Now: DJ Pierre – Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco

September 25, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

DJ Pierre has once again stretched the boundaries showing another persona of himself in this new track, “Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco”. It has elements of DJ Pierre we are familiar with but shows signs of the other DJ Pierre we know as AC!D Face. Combining elements of Dubstep, Electro and of course Acid. This latest release is truely club ready and already making noise!

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Dim Mak Sundays x Drai’s Hollywood x RL Grime x The Cobrasnake

September 24, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , ,

If you live in the Los Angeles area, and didn’t make your way to Dim Mak Sunday at Drai’s for RL GRIME yesterday, you definitely missed one hell of a night. RL Grime did what he did best, and had everyone in the building on their feet with his trap set. Along with the great set, Steve Aoki, the man always on tour made a special appearance to show support along with a few other familiar faces. We’d like to thank everyone that was able to come out, and hope to see you all next Sunday for another wild night. If you weren’t able to join us check out our snapshots from the event, courtesy of The Cobrasnake.

Check out the full set on our Dim Mak Live Facebook page.

Booka Shade featured on In The Mix

September 24, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

With the recent release of the Booka Shade EP, Honeyslave last month, tour dates are now in the mix for the duo beginning in Australia early next year. In their latest feature by In The Mix, the two elaborate on their recent Dim Mak release and what they have in store for the future including a worldwide tour. If you?re not too familiar with Booka Shade this is a great feature to get a glimpse of what the German house duo are about.

Looking to intern at Dim Mak?

September 24, 2012 Tim Gauthier Jobs

Dim Mak is looking for new interns! If you are located in the Los Angeles area and are interested in an opportunity to intern at Dim Mak, please submit your resume below for consideration. We are looking for qualified candidates that are seeking experience in the music industry – previous industry experience always helps, but is not required by any means. If you are motivated, hard working, and looking for a rewarding internship – please apply below!

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DMX Vs. Computer (Video)

September 23, 2012 Tim Gauthier Gadgets, Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

I’ve watched this video a few times now and I’m certain he (DMX) is very serious about not knowing how to use Google or a laptop for that matter. I’m so glad Power 105.1 captured this moment and wasn’t scared to post it on the internet for everyone to see (laugh at). His expressions after typing his name and hitting ‘enter’ are classic, right up there with his description of waiting for music to load… I think each time I watch this I get another year younger.

HULA CAM AT BURNING MAN 2012

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

We’re not going to attempt to explain Burning Man to you. Just imagine a bunch of people in the middle of nowhere wearing the worst Halloween costumes ever. If you want to get a taste of the insanity, some dude strapped a camera onto a hula hoop (cause it’s Burning Man and that makes total sense). Check out some of the ladies from this past year, but be forewarned, this is the worst video ever if you have a raging hangover. – Cool Material

Phat Brahms featured in Tomorrowland 2012 | Official Aftermovie

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

In case you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t see the official 2012 Tomorrowland after movie, the video already has 10 millions views in just over a week. The video features cameos by Steve Aoki, Annger Dimas, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Along with the cameos you get a sneak…

Out Now: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas feat. Iggy Azalea – Beat Down (Remixes)

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

Superstars Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas and Iggy Azalea have returned with revamps on their hit anthem “Beat Down,” with remixes from Afrojack and Larry Tee & Attack Attack Attack. Afrojack lends his skills to his standout remix, with heavily distorted vocals and a stripped down pounding beat, while Larry Tee & Attack Attack Attack keep the energy high with a remix ready for the dancefloor.

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Check out Stave Aoki’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.

Soon to be released track, ‘Go Deep’ (Torro Torro Remix) by Wax Motif & Neoteric, featured in Avicii’s set!

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

We recently came across a YouTube video of Avicii’s set from earlier this month at Union Square in San Francisco playing one of our upcoming tracks, Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix) by Wax Motif & Neoteric. Check out the video for a preview of the track and be sure to keep an eye out for the official teaser before its release next month.

Dim Mak Collection 2012 Fall/Winter Lookbook feat. Iggy Azalea, Yung Skeeter and The Cobrasnake

September 17, 2012 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , ,

With the back to school season in full swing, we’ve fully stocked our Dim Mak Shop with new threads for the 2012 Fall/Winter season. With the help of some of our friends, we’ve put together a fresh lookbook for the collection featuring the beautiful Iggy Azalea, Yung Skeeter, and The Cobrasnake. The lookbook which features the trio throughout Los Angeles is now available for preview on our official Dim Mak Shop and will soon be available in print.

The lookbook can also be viewed on Hypebeast, Trendhunter, and Style Engine.

Electric Palms Music Festival Ticket Giveaway

September 17, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , , ,

Don’t miss your chance to get lei’d with us in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Electric Palms Music Festival on Friday, September 21 at the Kaka’ako Waterfront Park. We’ll be giving away 5 tickets for a chance to join Dim Mak in Paradise to catch live sets by Steve Aoki, Kill the Noise, Felix Cartal, and more!

To enter the sweepstakes, email tickets@dimmak.com with Electric Palms Music Festival in the subject line and you’ll be entered for a chance to win tickets to the waterfront festival. Sweepstake will conclude Wednesday, September 19 at 5pm PST, winners will then be notified, via email, with ticket pick up information soon after. Aloha!


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Dim Mak @ Electric Zoo 2012 Photos

September 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dim Mak made its way to Electric Zoo this past Labor Day taking over the River Stage Saturday, September 1 with sets Brass Fergie, Mustard Pimp, Autoerotique, Angger Dimas, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, 12th Planet, Kill The Noise, Datsik, and Steve Aoki. Along with our take over, some of our other favorites performed through out the three-day festival including Peacetreaty, The Bloody Beetroots, Clockwork, Alvin Risk, and more! See the full set on the Dim Mak Live Facebook Page.

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– Jordan Loyd
– Scott Kowalchyk
– Bennett Sell-Kline

Sonar, On Tour 2012 – Get The Preview…

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

Sonar North American Tour’ is a travelling event around some of the most iconic music venues in the US and Canada. On this tour, Sónar adapts the spirit and personality of the festivals it organizes in various countries, combining live shows with dj sessions and audiovisual creation.

The tour will touch down in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Montreal, Boston, Denver, Oakland and Los Angeles and will feature performances by Die Antwoord (live), Azari & III (live), Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Tiga, Gesaffelstein and Nic Fanciulli.

As mentioned in todays big announcement, this years Sonar Tour will monument Azari & III’s first US tour, performing live across all major cities within the US and Canada.

The Dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Azari & III Signs To Dim Mak Records, 2012 North American Tour Announced With Sonar

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

It’s official – Dim Mak Records signs Azari & III for the release of their North American debut album “Azari & III” – Out October 30th.

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“Wonderfully dark, paranoid vision of electro pop.”
–Dazed & Confused

“Azari & III are the dance band of 2011” –Mixmag

“The best house music album on the year” –NME

“The most influential dance acts in the world” –NME

“It’s a record that positively brims with hedonistic thrills”
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Already establishing themselves as one of the breakout artists of 2011, Toronto house collective AZARI & III are making their North American invasion with the release of their self-titled debut album, out October 30 on Dim Mak Records. Available for the first time in North AmericaAZARI & III will feature all the original tracks including the velvety refrains of “Reckless (With Your Love),” the creeping melancholy of “Manhooker” and the unhinged technopera of “Undecided,” along with previous hit releases “Hungry for the Power” and “Manic.”

Heralded by tastemaker outlets (Pitchfork, XLR8R, NME) and mainstream media (BBC, The Guardian) alike, AZARI & III is a nod to classic house revivalism combined with a modern sound. The group’s unique blend of moody electronica, dark yet hooky vocal choruses and analog-thick rhythms has earned them a hardcore following worldwide. The group—producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full—have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references while maintaining a futuristic perspective. AZARI & III possesses an individual classic-future feel with trademark, lush synthesizer textures, biting soulful choruses and ominous overtones.

Originally formed in 2008 in the burgeoning Toronto electronic scene, AZARI & III made their debut with the release of their early singles “Hungry for the Power” and “Reckless (With Your Love),” both of which erupted a storm of awe in the underground music scene and global electronic community. The group later collaborated with Friendly Fires on the track “Stay Here.” In 2011, they released their self-titled debut album in Europe. Known for their astounding live shows, AZARI & III have performed at numerous world-renowned festivals, including Glastonbury, Sonar and Lovebox.

The AZARI & III signing marks Dim Mak’s future endeavors into the indie/rock/pop world. Established as one of the leading independent labels in music today, Dim Mak has developed into a genre-defying powerhouse with influential reach in the worlds of electronic/dance, indie rock, punk/hardcore and more. AZARI & III is the latest development in Dim Mak’s global reach.

“This album already stands the test of time. This is a sophisticated house record with pop sensibility and laden with groove,” says Steve Aokifounder of Dim Mak Records. “It brings up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation.”

In support of the album, AZARI & III are joining Die AntwoordSeth Troxler, Tiga, Gesaffelstein and more on the Sonar North American Tour, a traveling event in association with Sónar Festival, an annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. The Sonar Tour marks AZARI & III’s first North American tour and will feature Dinamo Azari and Alixander III performing live electronics, accompanied by vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full. Look for more tour dates to be announced soon.

AZARI & III will be joining Sonar’s North American Tour in October, performing alongside Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Seth Troxler and more…

10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Dim Mak At Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Captured on Sunset Boulevard, we took some footage of Dim Mak Records taking over the 5th Annunal Sunset Strip Music Festival this past August. Steve Aoki headlined with a few guests, Lil Jon, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am and Miss Palmer, and annihilated a massive cake to celebrate 1 million Facebook Likes. Over at The Roxy, the Dim Mak stage was full with sets by Clockwork, PeaceTreaty, Yung Skeeter and Bones.

Featuring Music: PeaceTreaty “In Time”

Download from iTunes: bit.ly/MUyviF
Download from Beatport: s.beatport.com/PcqXuQ
Listen on Spotify: spoti.fi/LLei2u

For photos from the event go here.

Dirty Disco Youth’s “Drive” Beatport Chart

September 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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With the official release of Dirty Disco Youth’s, EP Drive, [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/chart/dirty-disco-youth-s-drive-chart/112555″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Beatport has released an official chart[/lightbox] to tag along with it. The chart features ten electro house tracks hand selected by Dirty Disco Youth, including artist such The Bloody Beetroots, Dada Life, Knife Party, and more.

The Tracklisting!
1. Dirty Disco Youth – Drive
2. Knife Party – Rage Valley
3. Dada Life – Feed The Dada (Dyro Remix)
4. Topher Jones – Brohammer (Nari & Milani Dub Remix)
5. Dirty Disco Youth – Crossroads
6. Sharam Jey, Dirty Disco Youth – Up Rock! (Firebeatz Remix)
7. The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady (Gigi Barocco Remix)
8. Basto – I Rave You
9. Hard Rock Sofa – Kaleidoscope
10. Dirty Disco Youth – Crossroads

Dirty Disco Youth “Drive” — Dim Mak’s latest anticipated release is available now on Beatport, iTunes, and Spotify!
– Beatport: http://btprt.dj/QFzLwz
– iTunes: http://bit.ly/TPuhP5
– Spotify: http://bit.ly/QFA22A