Author: Tim Gauthier
According to Yahoo News, Austin Chapman, 23 year old filmmaker was born deaf and was never able to hear music in its full clarity through his old hearing aid. Earlier this month, Chapman switched hearing aids allowing him to hear music to its fullest potential and forever changing his life.
Chapman shared his experience about his recent visit to Dim Mak Studios for Penguin Prison‘s DJ set stating, “The bass was so heavy I felt it vibrating in my nose and lungs. It was such a rapturous experience, outmated only by the first time hearing music. I literally could not stop myself from dancing and thumping to the beat.”
Dim Mak is honored and would like to personally thank Austin for allowing us to be apart of his new found musical experience.
New Yorker MING and compeer 2Beeps have released the island ape today, King Kong EP, including tracks “Afterglow” and “Make You Stay”. Who knew the colossal beast could sound so good?
|Download: MING + 2Beeps – King Kong EP||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/king-kong-ep/id542019871″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/king-kong-ep/939209″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
Check out MING’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.
Snoop Dogg has released a compilation of his favorite house tracks, Loose Joints under his alias name DJ Snoopadelic. The compilation features artists that Snoop Dogg handpicked himself, including Dim Mak’s very own Yung Skeeter. The selected track ‘OMG Based God’ is now…
New Yorker MING and compeer 2Beeps are releasing the island ape tomorrow, King Kong EP, including tracks “Afterglow” and “Make You Stay”. Who knew the colossal beast could sound so good?
We’ve been searching high and low on Instagram and Twitter for those of you who have been posting photo’s wearing Dim Mak threads this summer season. Check out our gallery below to see if your photo made it into our summer time post. If you don’t own any Dim Mak clothes and want to be a part of our next “People Wearing Dim Mak” feature feel free to pick up a t-shirt or two at our online Dim Mak Shop.
Booka Shade, cofounders of Berlin’s Get Physical, bring us “Honeyslave” EP. The pair have developed their “psychic musical connection” to create a release sticky with gorgeous tonal melodies and deep house with a hint of darkness.
Just a day after the release of Haezer’s new EP “The Wrong Kid Died,” the EP made it’s way to number #6 on the Beatport Electro House Top 100 list. Now you can uncover Haezer’s influences behind the successful EP in OMGITM’s interview feature with Haezer as he answers a few questions regarding his latest EP. Along with the feature OMGITM is also providing a free download of Haezers track, Crank it on Soundcloud.
Get the full interview on OMGITM.
Now that Felix Cartal has released his latest single Tonight, the official music video, and a set of remix’s- the time has come for Felix Cartals TONIGHT chart to finally hit Beatport. Don’t miss out on the ten-track chart which features artists such as…
#FreeFriday Episode No. 005:
Felix Cartal – H.U.N.T. feat. Sebastien Grainger (JFK Remix)
& Robbie Rivera – That’s a Good Meatball (Bais Haus Remix)
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 weeks #FreeFriday we’re delivering another [highlight]DOUBLE DOSE OF AWESOME[/highlight]… 2 free downloads!!
If you picked up the latest issue of Billboard, you may have noticed that Dim Mak Artist J-Devil is briefly mentioned in the article, “6 questions with Rob Zombie.” Billboard references J-Devil in regards to asking Rob Zombie if he’ll follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Davis and try the “DJ/remixer thing.” If you haven’t done so already be sure to grab the latest issue and read what Zombie had to say.
Preview what’s to come from J Devil by subscribing to his Soundcloud channel here
Along with the release of Haezer’s EP, The Wrong Kid Died, Beatport has also released the artists official chart, The Wrong Chart Died. Selected by Haezer himself the electro-house chart features tracks by Gtronic, South Central, The Bloody Beetroots, and two off his new EP, The Wrong Kid Died.
1. Haezer – Crank It feat. Francois Van Coke
2. Vaski – Lost My Mind Electro VIP
3. Gtronic – Sergeant Bass (Vocal Mix)
4. South Central – Freak Party
5. Boris Dlugosch – Cycle (VNNR Remix)
6. The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady (Gigi Barocco Remix)
7. Haezer – Fire Walk With Me
8. Volatile – Retaliation
9. Two Fingers – Fools Rhythm
The day has finally come for you to purchase the latest remixes of Felix Cartal’s single Tonight feat. Maja Ivarsson from The Sounds. The four tracks, now available on iTunes, Beatport and Amazon, include remixes by Autoerotique, Botnek, Hot Mouth and Jay Fay.
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Check out Felix Cartal’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.
This EP features iconic South African vocalists Tumi (Tumi and the Volume), Circe, Francois van Coke and Hunter Kennedy of Fokofpolisiekar, Mike Zietsman of PH FAT and Evil Boy most noted for his collaborations with Die Antwoord. The Wrong Kid Died steps away from overly distorted synths and giving spotlight to clean heavy bass rhythms combined with varied synth melodies and a return to vocal collaborations.
HAEZER returns to Europe in October for his two month ʻThe Wrong Kid Died Tour” to promote the release and also plans to film his first ever tour documentary.
|Download: Haezer – The Wrong Kid Died||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-wrong-kid-died/id537864908″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/the-wrong-kid-died/932682″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
Check out Haezer’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.
“Infected Mushroom — Ratcheting, propulsive groans and aggressive synthetic beats align this Israeli psychedelic-trance duo closer to industrial rock than peppy electronic dance music. Their complex live show are spectacles worthy of full gawping.” – NYTimes
This EP features iconic South African vocalists Tumi (Tumi and the Volume), Circe, Francois van Coke and Hunter Kennedy of Fokofpolisiekar, Mike Zietsman of PH FAT and Evil Boy most noted for his collaborations with Die Antwoord. The Wrong Kid Died steps away from overly …
Joachim Garraud & Alesia present their latest addition in celebration of their next EP release “Nox”, as featured on “Hillside West”. Get their new August Beatport chart, featuring a selection of 10 new songs most likely heard at a performance nearest you. View Tracklisting & Official Video
The Haifa geniuses of Infected Mushroom are opening a new chapter in their volume of unique psychedelic trance with the start of their tour,“The Unveiling”.
The tour kicks off tonight Aug 9. in DC, complete with their famous visual display structure conceptualized by Heather Shaw, Vita Motus Design Studio and 3D mapping by Vello Virkhaus, V Squared Labs. Not to mention, OC Weekly salutes “Infected Mushroom is the must-see EDM act of 2012”.
K.Flay feat. Felix Cartal – The latest collab to sneak through the sound-waves. Both Flay and Cartal have graced their audience with visual demonstration of proper hygiene, along with a download of their latest single, “Rest Your Mind”.
“This song is about that most wonderous of meats, the bacon. It also introduces the world to the mighty Meat Wizard. He gets his power by tapping in to a universal meat dimension. Some say his power is demonic but they’re talking out their bumholes.
His power is not to be triffled with.” – Weebl
Win a pair of tickets to the Sunset Strip Music Festival street fest on 8/18 from The Roxy & Dim Mak!
Win a pair of tickets to the Sunset Strip Music Festival street fest on 8/18 from The Roxy & Dim Mak!
We know you want to see the awesome SSMF headliners and you especially want to see the amazing Roxy lineup and the Dim Mak stage so we’re giving you a chance to get in free.
Tweet: “Hey @TheRoxy & @DimMakRecs! I want to party with you at @SSMF on 8/18! http://ssmf.com | #DimMakAfterParty #SSMF” between now & Thursday to enter.
Winner will be announced from @TheRoxy & @DimMakRecs at 5:00pm on Thursday, August 9.
For tickets & more information visit http://ssmf.com.
The NOX EP features a 4-pack of remixes from a range of up and coming talent including Amsterdam’s MOTI & Kenneth G, who up the tempo and transform “Nox” into a Big Room Techno bruiser. Brazilian duo, Titanoz, were the winners of Joachim’s remix competition for this track, and they keep the intensity of the original while building out the drops for an exciting Electro journey. Fellow Parisian, Mercer, goes all Techno – bringing in a relentless 4 to the floor kick – and provides a rendition of “Nox” that begs for latenight, sweaty dancefloor play. Last but definitely not least, Italian duo The Boomzers crank up Joachim Garraud and Alesia’s grumbling bass and electrify the breakdowns into a unique Electro smash.
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Today we have the unveiling of bass don Will Bailey’s remix of Joachim Garraud & Alesia’s first single off of Hillside West titled “Hook.” Will Bailey is a recent LA transplant and has quickly absorbed and perfected the Moombahton ways. From the Big Room original, Bailey takes “Hook” to a downtempo Moombah massive – a fantastic addition to the already stellar “Hook” remix lineup.
|Download: Joachim Garraud & Alesia – Hook (Will Bailey Remix)||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hook-will-bailey-remix-single/id547495359″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/hook-will-bailey-remix/947459″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
The most important vote you can cast this year is for Steve Aoki in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs! Steve Aoki is the DJ for a brighter tomorrow, and he needs your vote to rocket him to victory. He believes that the very essence of dropping the bass starts on the face of every child. He is a man who soars above all the competition. He is working hard to preserve what matters most. A vote for Steve is a vote for the future of planet earth.
It was only a matter of time before the Opiuo Remix of Infected Mushrooms, U R So Fucked would find its way to the Top 10. Thanks to you guys, the track is currently No. 8 on Beatport’s UK Glitch Hop charts. If you’re not a proud owner of the track already, feel free to purchase the single on Beatport to help move this track to No.1.
Listen to the Opiuo remix
|Pre-order: Joachim Garraud & Alesia – Nox Remix Package||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/nox-remix-package-ep/id538871778″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
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 weeks #FreeFriday we’re delivering a [highlight]DOUBLE DOSE OF AWESOME[/highlight]… 2 free downloads!!
NYC legend MING is quite the versatile artist, from scoring tv shows CSI and Sex In the City, opening for Moby and Run DMC, and most recently, dropping his first Dim Mak EP release of “King Kong”.
Oh! My God It’s Techno Music is the first to preview the upcoming release, with a leak of “Afterglow” available to preview on their YouTube channel today!
Forget rubies on a chain, TAI ingests green gems straight from a blondes mouth! And thats just the beginning for the latest video from TAI for “Lose Yourself, which includes scenes of too many ladies to count, pyro-antics and body suits. Enough said, sit back and watch
It is available now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/MqcA3u.
JDEVIL, the nefarious DJ alter ego of legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis, has joined forces with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on their co-headlining “Twins of Evil” U.S. tour launching September 28. JDEVIL will perform DJ sets packed with his brand of chaotic electro-metal. This news comes on the heels of JDEVIL’s recent signing with cutting-edge label Dim Mak for the release of his debut EP (details TBA).
“I like to think of JDEVIL as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” says Davis. ”To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a f**king sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”
On August 7, prior to the kick off of the “Twins of Evil” tour, Mondo Sex Head, an album featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top producers/DJs, will be released (Universal Music Enterprises/UMe) featuring JDEVIL’s remix of White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ‘65” (J-Devil Number of the Beast Remix).
Davis is currently on tour under his J Devil moniker, playing own headlining dates as well as five stops with the touring Identity Festival. J Devil will also be the support act for the Marilyn Manson-Rob Zombie Twins of Evil tour beginning Sept. 29. Meanwhile, Davis has prepared a J Devil EP for release (date pending) on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, as well as another EP by Killbot, a “supergroup” with (Nick) Sluggo and Tyler Blue.
“I started doing (electronic music) for fun. I didn’t now what was gonna happen with it,” Davis tells Billboard.com. “Making electronic music and learning to produce and learning my new instrument — laptop, I call it — has been an amazing thing. I’m learning and I’m having fun playing my own tunes. I’ve really had to re-train myself. It’s totally different than writing rock songs.” And while he acknowledges that “because I’m Jonathan from Korn, it’s a celebrity thing” when he gets behind the turntables, he’s enjoying great acceptance from his full-time peers in the EDM world — including Skrillex, Datsik, Downlink and others he invited to be part of Korn’s 2011 album, “The Path of Totality.”
TAI offers a rewarding remix package for his single “Lose Yourself” with pleasingly,jarring turns from Otomatic, Rekereke, and Payyn. All 3 remixes were hand picked winners from the TAI “Lose Yourself” Contest. In addition to his remix EP, TAI will be releasing a music video with his infamous beard shaving session.
|Download: TAI – Lose Yourself w/ Remixes||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lose-yourself-remixes-ep/id545480063″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/lose-yourself/944436″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
Autoerotique releases “Roll The Drums Remix EP”, a raucous set comprised by vocals from Marissa Jack, and remixes from Felix Cartal, Clockwork and Torro Torro. The track list spells out a potent collection of “Roll The Drums” renditions that Toronto based duo should smile at.
|Download: Autoerotique – Roll The Drums Remix EP||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/roll-drums-remix-ep-feat./id541939452″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/roll-the-drums-remix-ep/939208″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
While a late evening shower may have dampened the ground at the launch of Boom, Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival, the magic of the day wasn’t hindered by it in the very least. If anything, the 60,000 fans in attendance Friday probably welcomed the cool down.
Banging sets by Joachim Garraud & Clockwork, coupled with the ecstatic raging of a few thousand fans, turned Steve Aoki’s tented Dim Mak stage into a sauna. Of course, when rapper Lil Jon walked out and “Welcomed all the ladies and gentlemen” to Tomorrowland, before launching into “Turbulence,” mayhem ensued. And speaking of raging – notable in Aoki’s set – festival goers were treated to a brand spanking new bomber of a collab with Knife Party. Fittingly, when we left Dim Mak for the day, Indonesian rising star Angger Dimas (who revealed to MTV News that a brand new Boys Will Be Boys track with Tiësto is coming soon) had just launched into “Internet Friends.”
“From Prodigy, we learnt about performing, from Pendulum, we learnt about production…then we been putting it all back into what we’re doing” South Central
After touring with the likes of Prodigy, Pendulum and Rage Against the Machine, SOUTH CENTRAL returns to scene with a new release on Dim Mak Records, Weapons of Mass Dubstortion. In celebration of todays release, South Central and Dim Mak Records are now offering fans with a Free Download of “Freak Party”.
#FreeFriday Episode No. 003 – Download here –>
DOESN’T. GET. MUCH. BETTER.
Felix Cartal’s new video “Higher” featuring New Ivory is a high tempo examination of the dangers of internalized rage. Sometimes, in this hectic modern world, our anger manifests in unhealthy ways. If you’re stressed out, consider physical activity like skateboarding or guitar. Try not to burn your house down.
The official That’s a Good Meatball Chart is now available for purchase on Beatport. The 10-track chart put together exclusively by Robbie Rivera features various new remixes, along with original tracks by Digitalism, Todd Terry, PeaceTreaty, Hot Mouth and more!
Robbie Rivera – That’s A Good Meatball
Moe Aly – The Myth
Digitalism – Falling (Tommy Trash Remix)
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up (Robbie Rivera Remix)
Danny Tenaglia – Elements (Unknown Elements Remix)
Robbie Rivera – In The Morning (Wynter Gordon Remix)
Alexandre Fossard – Ultra (Robbie Rivera & Hot Mouth Remix)
PeaceTreaty – In Time feat. Anabel Englund
Hot Mouth feat. Chris James – Totally Worth It
Todd Terry – Samba (Stefano Noferini Remix)
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“That’s A Good Meatball” – Featured off his debut Dim Mak EP with remixes by Bais Haus, Seductive, Rob Noble and more!
If you haven’t been keeping up with Army of the Universe this past summer, don’t worry, here’s a refresher. This past June they released their EP Kill the F* DJ featuring three original tracks along with remix’s by various artists, including Steve Aoki’s remix of “Kill the F* DJ”. In most recent news, their unreleased track, Take Control was featured in the Adidas/ A.C. Milan jersey commercial. For a limited time only, Army of Universe has made the featured track available for free download on their Facebook page.
Now, if you’re wondering what’s next for these guys, they are continuing with the momentum with a surprise performance alongside Steve Aoki on his European Tour this summer.
Get the exclusive download on their Facebook page today!
To go along with the release of PeaceTreaty’s “In Time feat. Anabel Englund”, Beatport has released the duo’s official “In Time July DJ Chart”. This 9-track chart features similar Progressive/Electro-House tracks, including the latest by D.O.D., Dada Life, Hot Mouth and others. If you love “In Time” just as much as we do, this chart is one you won’t want to miss out on.
PeaceTreaty – In Time feat. Anabel Englund
Nilson, The 8th Note – Transformers
Hot Mouth feat. Chris James – Totally Worth It
Madeon – Finale
Hard Rock Sofa – Here We Go
D.O.D – Headache In A Bottle
Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker (Otto Knows Remix)
Hardwell – Three Triangles
Autoerotique – Roll The Drums feat. Marissa Jack
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Bringing people together through music. It’s a simple concept yet incredibly powerful when executed correctly and that’s exactly what PeaceTreaty has accomplished with their high-energy electro house productions and live performances. In a world filled with so much pain, struggling and injustice, the dancefloor is one of the few places left where people can truly let go of their worries and PeaceTreaty is providing a soundtrack for just that.
|Now Available: PeaceTreaty – In Time feat. Anabel Englund||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-time-feat.-anabel-englund/id538828396″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/in-time-feat-anabel-englund/934257″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
Robbie Rivera, born in 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, had his first encounter with music when he was only 10-years-old. Buying records from acts like New Order, Depeche Mode and U2, it wasn’t long before he started spinning records. It was the disco sampled cut “Nothing To Offer” that lead to an endless string of productions that were released on established labels like Subliminal, Filtered, Positiva, Mos, Azuli and Strictly Rhythm.
|Now Available: Robbie Rivera – That’s a Good Meatball||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thats-a-good-meatball-remixes/id530718460″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/thats-a-good-meatball/921114″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
After hours of listening to countless (amazing) submissions we’ve reached our final vote, ending with 1 Grand Prize and 1 Runner Up contest winner!
We know that many of you were impatiently waiting for this announcement, so with no further ado here are the top 2 remix submissions of the Autoerotique “WTF” Remix Contest. If you see your name here, please scroll towards the end of the post and follow the instructions we have for you.
Runner Up: Bring The Noise
Grand Prize: Damaged Goods
Congrats to both contest winners! To Damaged Goods – We’ll be sending you Soundcloud’s 1-Year Pro Account Upgrade! Both of you will receive SOL Republic’s beloved “Tracks” Edition Headphones, and a Dim Mak Records Merch Pack!
Stay tuned for the release of Autoerotique’s next EP; “WTF”, featuring remix our Grand Prize winner, Damaged Goods!
Coming Saturday, August 18th, Dim Mak Records will be taking over the Sunset Strip Music Festival, with a special outdoor live performance by Steve Aoki! Come party with the Dim Mak family as we take the streets inside the Roxy for additional performances by Clockwork, PeaceTreaty, Yung Skeeter, Bones and our SECRET GUEST.
Tickets are on sale now! Go to SSMF.com to purchase your tickets today!
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