Author: Tim Gauthier

Pete Tong’s BBC 1 ‘Latest Feature’ – Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas’ “Beat Down”

May 16, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , , , , ,

In the resurgence of new originals, remixes, collaborations, edits, everything in between, Pete Tong swept up his most noteworthy ‘playlist’ additions, and dumped them into one radio program — BBC Radio 1. His ‘latest features’ include various ‘essentials’ from Steve Angello and Nervo, to up-and-comers like Eats Everything and Catz n Dogz. Most importantly Steve Aoki & Afrojack’s remix of NERVO – “We’re All No One” can be heard on this latest episode, along with a full stream of his latest “Beat Down” collaboration with Angger Dimas & Iggy Azalea.

Get the full listen by visiting www.petetong.com today!

5 Reasons Why Infected Mushrooms Is The “Must See” Act of 2012

May 15, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , ,

… As reported by OC Weekly
Infected Mushroom has undoubtedly placed it’s mark in EDM forever with the evolution of the psychedelic trance genre. In 2004, the Israeli duo took a leap of faith by moving their studios from Haifa, Israel to Los Angeles, hoping to expand their musical horizons and work a new album in America. Fast forward eight years to Saturday, Infected Mushroom launched their new visual display dubbed “The Unveiling” at the Avalon in Hollywood, adding a new chapter to their already-prolific career.

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Steve Aoki Feat. Angger Dimas ‘Steve Jobs’ – Mason Remix (Out Now on Beatport!)

May 15, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , , , , ,

Steve Aoki Feat. Angger Dimas ‘Steve Jobs’ – Mason Remix (Available Today via Beatport)
Full Remix Package In Stores 5/29

Now Available: Steve Aoki ft. Angger Dimas – Steve Jobs (Mason Remix) [lightbox url=”http://goo.gl/edqyF” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]

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Infected Mushroom – No. 1 of 100

May 15, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , ,

Infected Mushroom – Army Of Mushrooms, otherwise noted as their forthcoming full-length release on Dim Mak Records, immediately stormed the No. 1 spot on Beatport’s Top 100 releases. Their bold move catering to more of the dubstep genre has proven their ability to vary into new categories, while still maintaining their unrivaled success, or in this case being Number 1.

On behalf of Dim Mak Records and the entire Infected Mushroom crew, we sincerely thank you for all the support! This release has been an exciting journey, and we look forward to bringing you more in the coming weeks! Stay tuned for more information on future releases, tour dates, and more by subscribing to the Dim Mak Records Facebook page here.

Listen to “Army Of Mushrooms” now!

Infected Mushroom Presents: The Unveiling Pt. 2 – Full Tease Debut!

May 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , , ,

The Unveiling — Infected Mushroom’s official moniker for their breakout visual performance, supporting the release of “Army Of Mushrooms”. With their debut Los Angeles event only 24 hours away, the duo released the official Pt. 2 teaser, giving fans a complete look at the 3D visual array.

Stay tuned for more updates on the release, tour and visual Unveiling as more exciting news will come to light in the next few weeks!

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Infected Mushroom & Rdio, United And It Feels So Good!

May 10, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: ,

Rdio — The Internet’s Digital Media Juggernaut has united with Infected Mushroom, featuring their brand new release of “Army Of Mushrooms” across all corners and crevices of their website. If you’re and active subscriber, you can now listen to their full release today by clicking on any of the links below:

Facebook:
Listen to our new album right now on Rdio. Connect your Facebook to Rdio to listen instantly for free! http://rd.io/x/QVB4kSJIIiM

Twitter:
Listen to our new album on Rdio right now. Sign up to Rdio to listen for free: http://rd.io/x/QVB4kSJIIiM

Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Hump Day Giveaway: Yung Skeeter – Stand Again (Solidisco Remix)

May 9, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , , ,

Happy Hump Day Giveaway!

Dim Mak & Yung Skeeter is happy to bring something new to the table, with this amazing disco-remix of “Stand Again”. As some of you have seen, “Stand Again” will serve as Dim Mak’s next anticipated single, by the artist formerly known as Skeet Skeet. Yung Skeeter came across this remix of his future single, and decided to give it to us early. We felt it was necessary to give it right out to the public, FREE FOR ALL (with internet access and a hard drive, of course).

Enjoy!

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DancingAstronaut.com Has The Preview To Dim Mak’s Newest Duo: Jidax

May 3, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , ,

Jidax, the Parisian DJ duo dubbed as “The French Phenomenon,” are the freshest talent to come out of the European Electronic Dance Music world in recent memory. Next month, Dim Mak releases Jidax’s newest track “Resistencia

Of “Resistencia,” a banging Progressive House track with a signature big-room electro feel, Aoki tweets, “I tested out Resistencia last night to 20,000 people in brazil. Its definitely finished and ready for a summer release.”

Read more and listen to the preview

Beers and Bro-Dates

May 3, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Lifestyle Tags: , , ,

This Saturday a small crew from the office made the adventurous journey into the Valley to do “normal” people things. For a fairly new transplant to LA this means a tribute to the weird and fairly often boring nights in the Midwest. We started our night by meeting up at the train station to catch the Metro, which happened to be a first for most of us. Then off to the glamorous Universal City Walk for dinner and some good wholesome fun. This turned out to mean a few, very large beers and some bowling. It doesn’t take long to realize the Midwest boys have an advantage in the fine art of throwing heavy things long distances. The night wrapped up with a, shall we say stereotypical meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Thanks to the Dim Mak locals for showing us a great night and lets hope there are more of these outings to come!

-Fish the Intern

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New music from our good friend Fashen – “So Complete”

May 2, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , ,

DJ Fashen has been one of the top club DJs in the US for at least the last ten years, but this is his first release of original music. He’s an absolute genius on the turntables, an incredible performer, and his energy and knowledge translates perfectly in this three song EP.The Phoenix native (he came up with Z-Trip) had already been ripping for years on commercial radio and in nightclubs all over the US before being hand picked by DJ AM for Deckstar, which propelled him into the upper echelon alongside AM, Jazzy Jeff and Steve Aoki. This landed him gigs playing for Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, 50-Cent, and the Kardashians, and as a Skam Artist DJ he continues to tour the world, somehow also finding time to hold down Dim Mak Sundays at Drai’s Hollywood with Thee Mike B.

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Watch Keenan Cahill & Skeet Skeet’s latest YouTube Video for “Stand Again”!

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

The YouTube Viral King has created another web-isode, with a new feature towards Skeet Skeets’s forthcoming single “Stand Again”. Watch as the duo lip-sync throughout the entire 5:13 track, in a ‘sway’ of bromance.

“Stand Again” represents Dim Mak’s emergence of our next artist and hit single. Stay tuned, as more will be announced in the coming weeks!

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Autoerotique Launches New Tumblr & Mix!

April 26, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , ,

Autoerotique has reached out further into the wave of popular social media trends, more recently being his official Tumblr page. For all the active readers, fans, stalkers, and those looking for free stuff, this will service all your needs!

Since it’s launch, Autoerotique has loaded some viral content, including a brand new mix entitled “EKG Teaser Mix”. What EKG stands for… Well, you’ll have to click, view, download, and listen to find out…

Treat yourself to something new and free. Expand those desires upon new territories. Vote YES on Autoerotique.

Listen To The Mix & preview the tumblr.

Go Inside Coachella’s Sahara Tent With Datsik’s Performance

April 25, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: ,

For electronic dance music fans, the Sahara Tent is the center of Coachella. The infamous Sahara tent continues to grow year after year and has hosted some of the top EDM artists in the world, including Daft Punk and Paul Oakenfold. Friday saw performances by Mea, Feed Me, and LA Riots, among others. Get inside and see the world of Datsik under one roof… Or Vinyl lining, with his Friday-night, headlining performance.

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Watch The Official Teaser For Alvin Risk’s “Infinity” EP

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

Alvin Risk Presents: Infinity, The Official Video Teaser

Singer and producer Alvin Risk’s talents have earned him instant recognition amongst the dance music Illuminati. Since posting his first songs in early 2011, he has already garnered support from artists like Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Nero, Designer Drugs, Chuckie and Pendulum among others.

Now placed at the forefront of electronic music, his catalog continues to grow steadily with a host of original productions and collaborations as well as remixes for artists as diverse as Matt & Kim, Ali Love, Example, Skylar Grey, and Jamaica.

Read more about Alvin Risk’s Infinity EP and watch the teaser

RollingStone Talks With Datsik Backstage At Coachella

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

RollingStone caught up with Datsik backstage at Coachella to see how it feels to headline Coachella, play 2 major shows in 2 weeks, and to be at the pinnacle of the dubstep & EDM lime light:

“I’m on this big scissor lift and throughout my set, I raise up over 10 feet,” enthused dubstep DJ Datsik backstage about his Coachella set, which headlined the festival’s electro-driven Sahara Tent on Friday night. “I have these crazy-looking robotic cryomen decked from head to toe in blue L.E.D. and eight feet tall. They’ve got blue and green and red lazers and they spray the whole crowd with cryo, super-cold mist stuff.”

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Atari Teenage Riot Takes Hold of NYC — A Recap By MTV Hive

April 23, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , , ,

If you ever need a heightened sense of our dystopian present, attend an Atari Teenage Riot show. Certainly the long-running German trio — now consisting of Alec Empire, Nic Endo and Rowdy Superstar — has had progress in its sights for a long time. The group began in Berlin in 1992 as a proactive response against neo-Nazism in Germany and has been fighting the good fight through techno-juiced hardcore (and strobe lights!) off and on for two decades. (The band took a decade-long hiatus in 2001 after the death of founding member Carl Crack before returning last year.) But no length of fandom or YouTube-by-proxies is quite like being in Atari Teenage Riot‘s present presence: through hyperreal energy and palpable political resolve, the group acts as cheerleaders for resistance, and the constant indictments of skewed global politics are actually transformative. We’re living in a time of tumult, but ATR’s imagining a better future, if we want it. The crux of their music, battering, insistent, and of the rabble, is just a reminder that along the path there, chaos is tantamount. And fun.

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Datsik & Steve Aoki Talk “Vitamin D” With MTV

April 23, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , , ,

Vitamin D has serviced Datsik’s first full-length release with his newest label-home; Dim Mak Records. After coming off his co-headlined tour across the US and Canada, Steve and Datsik finally got a chance to sit down with MTV to reflect on the chaos that has become the last 3 months of their lives:

When MTV News caught up with Aoki recently, he revealed that he and Datsik bonded at the Identity Festival last summer.
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Steve Aoki & Travis Barker Performing “Cudi The Kid” – Live at Beyond Wonderland

April 23, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , , ,

With the immersion of Dim Mak’s finest at Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland, there were too many memorable portions of the night; from Autoerotique’s debut of several unreleased tracks, to Felix Cartal getting 10,000 fans to sing along to “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, we could only close things out with a bang — literally. Steve Aoki brought out the friend and collaborative drummer, Travis Barker to perform their latest single “Cudi The Kid” off Wonderland.

THREE DIM MAK ALBUMS CHARTING ON ITUNES!

April 23, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , , ,

Dim Mak has been taking hold of the iTunes Top Dance Charts, with 3 albums charting on the Top 40 spots; Both Steve Aoki (Wonderland) and Infected Mushroom’s “Army Of Mushrooms” Pre-Order are back-to-back at No. 23 and 24! Datsik’s recent release has immediately shot up since it’s world-debut, currently residing at No. 10!

JOIN THE PARTY AND GRAB A COPY OF THESE RELEASES TODAY HERE:

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THE KIDS WILL HAVE THEIR SAY

April 23, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , , , ,

Some of you might not know this but Steve started out in the Hardcore punk scene. Actually the first ever dim mak release was a hardcore ep. After releasing A hardcore single with Bob Rifo as Rifoki his Album Wonderland was a logical step to again introduce part of his roots Amsterdam’s Sick Boy also came from a background of loud guitars so when the two decided to collaborate on “The Kids will have their say” it was inevitable that it would be a loud in your face track with a punk influenced attitude.

What would be cooler then having people play on it that influenced Generations of kids to pick up a guitar or drumsticks? Here’s a Lil info on “Big” John and Erik, the guitarplayer and drummer on the track.

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John Dahlback Features Clockwork In His Latest Mix

April 23, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , ,

Mutants Radio Podcast is a radio series hosted by the legendary producer and DJ, John Dahlback. In his latest mix, Dahlback featured one of Dim Mak’s own, Clockwork, with his latest single “Squad Up”. This track amongst others, including remixes by Torro Torro, Dillon Francis, and Botnek is now available for purchase on both [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/squad-up-ep/877460″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Beatport[/lightbox] & [lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/squad-up/id505104325″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]iTunes[/lightbox] today!

[lightbox url=”http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Squad+Up+EP/7648928″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Preview the full EP of Squad Up today on Grooveshark.[/lightbox]

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Steve Aoki talks Private Jets, Deadmeat Tour, And Lack-Of-Sleep with NBC San Diego

April 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , , ,

The San Diego Sports Arena held one of the very-last Deadmeat Tour stops, with 2 special guests including Zedd and Steve Angello. NBC San Diego caught up with Steve backstage before his flight to Las Vegas to discuss his upcoming show schedule, festivals, playing multiple shows in one night, and his love for Southwest Airlines.

See Steve Aoki and Lil Jon close out the night before jet setting to Las Vegas in NBC’s exclusive interview.

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Felix Cartal Presents: Weekend Workout No. 010

April 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: ,

This podcast, including the other 9 episodes are available for download on Felix Cartal’s official SoundCloud and iTunes pages here:
SoundCloud link: [lightbox url=”http://soundcloud.com/felixcartal/weekend-workout-episode-010″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]http://soundcloud.com/felixcartal/weekend-workout-episode-010[/lightbox]
iTunes Subscribe link: [lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/felix-cartals-weekend-workout/id486514435″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/felix-cartals-weekend-workout/id486514435[/lightbox]

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Infected Mushroom – Army Of Mushrooms, iTunes Pre-Order & The Unveiling in Los Angeles!

April 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog

After releasing 3 singles, and one major collaboration with Jonathan Davis and Datsik, the Infected Mushroom duo are getting prepared for the official album drop of “Army Of Mushrooms” — Their first full-length release on Dim Mak Records. This 13-song EP features notable tracks “U R So F****d, Nation Of Wusses, and the official release of the long-awaited cover, “The Pretender”.

Pre-order Army Of Mushrooms today on [lightbox url=”http://bit.ly/IRZDis” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]iTunes here[/lightbox], and get your Free Download of their latest single, “Nation Of Wusses”!

The Unveiling — Infected Mushrooms breakout performance supporting the launch of Army Of Mushrooms will start May 12th, in Los Angeles at the Avalon Theater.

This will be the first show where Infected Mushroom will debut their new live visuals. The duo will be present before the show signing limited edition posters, CD’s, and various collectables.

Watch the Official Teaser

The Future of Beer?

April 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog

Japanese lager boffins at Kirin have come up with an ingenious innovation to keep a pint cold – an artificial head of insulating foam called Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft that locks in the coldness and then disappears.

Joachim Garraud & Alesia’s “Nox” Remix Contest Winners

April 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog

After listening to hours of submissions from remixers around the world, Joachim Garraud and Alesia have come to a final choice for the ‘Nox’ Remix Contest, and the winning remix comes from the Electro-heavy trio out of Sao Paolo known as Titanoz. In their rendition, the guys of Titanoz took ‘Nox’ on a maximal, grungy, Electro journey that truly stood apart from all other submissions yet stuck to the original elements of ‘Nox’ at the same time.

The second place remix comes from Londoner, Anarchystep, who brought ‘Nox’ to a new level with his wall-shaking Drumstep take on the original.

Joachim Garraud and Alesia would like to congratulate Titanoz on this great remix and thank each and every remixer for sending in their submissions. Keep an eye out for the Nox EP release out on Dim Mak Records this May!

Jay-Z’s Life + Times – An Intro to the World of Datsik

April 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , ,

Life + Times; Jay-Z’s notable ‘lifestyle’ and music blog has continued to infiltrate the artists of Dim Mak, with it’s second chapter introducing Datsik, and the world as he see’s it.

“To true fans of turntablism and hip-hop heads alike, Troy Beetles, the Canadian DJ known as Datsik, is a staple on their iPods and Spotify playlists. With an air of new wave DJ skills while maintaining traditional DJ technique on the turntables, Datsik spins everything from modern dance music to hitting late ’80s hip-hop circa N.W.A. with a bang of dubstep bass drops.”

Read the full interview online here.

Design A Poster For Infected Mushroom!

April 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , , , ,

Recognized as one of the most triumphant live acts on the planet, Infected Mushroom continues to stride through the booming electronic dance music world with their multi-dimensional psychedelic trance anthems. In correspondence with their groundbreaking new live show and the release of their new album ‘Army of Mushrooms’ (released on May 8th via Dim Mak Records), Infected Mushroom is inviting designers to submit a design of a poster inspired by their musical style. Designers may use the provided ‘Nation of Wusses’ image and track as inspiration for their design and may include the provided Infected Mushroom logo in their submission. The winning design will be produced as the official limited edition lithograph poster for Infected Mushroom’s 2012 tour.

For all official contest details, prizing, deadlines, and other info, visit their Facebook page, or click here.

The Winner Is In! Datsik – Fully Blown feat. Snak The Ripper (The Frim Remix)

April 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , , , ,

Datsik – Fully Blown feat. Snak The Ripper (The Frim Remix) – Contest Winner

Presented by Dim Mak Records, ARTISTdirect, and Datsik himself, we’re officially announcing The Frim as the winning remix off the Fully Blown Remix Contest! Congrats to The Frim for the amazing work!

With over 150 submissions received, it was a hard call to only choose one track.Thank you to everyone who participated. The level of creativity shown was impressive to say the least!

Congrats again! We hope you all enjoy this Free Download!

Datsik’s Vitamin D Hits No. 3!

April 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog Tags: , ,

Within hours of the official release, Datsik’s Vitamin D stormed up the iTunes charts, landing immediately on the Dance Top 10! It’ll be a testament of its fans to see where the album lands next!

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the release! It has been amazing to see all the support. For those looking to listen before you buy, Grooveshark has the entire album available to stream here.