Author: Tim Gauthier
In the Russian port city of Vladivistok, near the country’s borders with China and North Korea, Proxy was born into a world of relative cultural isolation. No scene from which to emerge. No connections on which to draw. A lone Prodigy show amid hundreds of thousands in Red Square inspired him to crush the masses with synthesizers. A demo submitted to Tiga’s MySpace led to an arranged marriage with Turbo Recordings, a shining Western meritocracy.
Proxy was immediately accepted as a peer by the likes of Soulwax, Tiga, Mr. Oizo and Erol Alkan on the strength of astonishing, severe tracks like “Decoy”, “Dance in Dark” and the beyond-massive instant classic “Raven”. He has also been called upon to remix artists including Moby, The Prodigy, Peaches, ZZT, Digitalism, Boys Noize, and Azari & III. Their respect for his talent also bespeaks a certain degree of fear, much in the way prosperous nations will ally themselves with nuclear superpowers because they know it is in their most basic interest to do so.
As apart of Dim Mak’s #FreeFriday series, we’ve have the latest ‘summer anthem’ with an edit of Jidax – Resistencia, layered to Daft Punk’s forever-relevant “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, reworked by Thomas Gold.
Download and enjoy!
Here is a Mash Up between The Killers “Mr Brightside” and Wolfgang Gartners “Redline” from NY/AC native, Carlos Melange.
“Ive always been in love with the vocal to the Killers track, but wanted something I could rock in the club… I think its timeless… hope you guys agree. Cheers!” – Carlos Mélange
This past Saturday, Dim Mak and The Well LA hosted the Shady Pool Party up in the beautiful hills of Hollywood (oh soooo cool). The event hosted LA’s hippest party goers, along with some the industry’s most familiar faces. We’d like to thank Red Bull for providing energy, The Cobra Snake and Rony’s Photo Booth for supporting the event, and the beautiful Saturday afternoon that we were blessed with!
Dim Mak Live presents the Official BeatPatrol Promotional Mix, available for a Free Download on Soundcloud today! This brand new mixtape, apart of the 2012 Dim Mak World Tour Series, features new and unreleased tracks by PeaceTreaty, Jidax, Haezer, Steve Aoki, Tommy Trash, Clockwork, Proxy and more!
D.O.D joins the Dim Mak crew for his first single release with a blistering summer anthem. Feel good main room business all the way from the 24 year old UK producer. Euphoric, hands in the air breakdown fused with a rolling percussive lead has party smasher written all over ‘Headache In A Bottle’. With a packed full international tour diary and a host of A-List DJs already playing the new record, this is just the start of D.O.D’s story.
|Now Available: D.O.D – Headache In A Bottle||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/headache-in-a-bottle-single/id528892974″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/headache-in-a-bottle/918856″ 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. Starting on Friday the 13th, we will be giving away a different track, possibly unreleased, rare, old, new or wherever in between, on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. As bit-rate quality seems to be a common concern for anything ‘given away’, all downloads will be offered in 320kbps. This means you’ll be able to bring something new to the dancefloor each weekend in full mp3 luxury.
The Kickoff — No. 001, Special Friday the 13th Giveaway
– Artist: Tony Senghore & Dave Spoon
– Track: Be 4 Ever (Tony Senghore Remix)
… To begin with, Alec Empire has a history with Sony — he’d sued them for copyright infringement after another song was included in a Sony ad without permission, and he settled, still feeling ripped off. Part of his dissatisfaction was hearing his music in a commercial at all.
Now Sony was back in Empire’s life — and asking this time. Empire knew at once what he wanted to do.
“I was actually on the phone and had to slow down my pulse and breathe… so the excitement wouldn’t be audible in my voice.”
Read the full interview on wired.com here.
If you couldn’t get enough of Tony Senghore’s new single “Be 4 Ever,” featuring Dave Spoon take a listen to his new SBC Summer Session mixtape. The hour-long mix features the newly released single along with Rebecca & Fiona, Miike Snow, Ect!Ect!, Staygold, Bassjackers & Angger Dimas and more!
This just in — Felix Cartal, PeaceTreaty and TAI’s official DJ playlists are now available for purchase on iTunes. Check the links below to see what some of your favorite DJ’s have compiled for this hot July month.
Felix Cartal – July iTunes DJ Chart
PeaceTreaty – July iTunes DJ Chart
TAI – July iTunes DJ Chart
Steve Aoki is back with the remix album of his debut artist LP, WONDERLAND REMIXED, out today July 10th. Bringing together his superstar friends as both featured artists and remixers, AOKI reinvents and reinvigorates his original WONDERLAND album, highlighting why he has become one of America’s most beloved electronic producers.
|Now Available: Steve Aoki – Wonderland Remixed||[lightbox url=”http://bit.ly/WonderlandRemix” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/wonderland-remixed/932836″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
Felix Cartal and fellow canadian hero, Sebastian Grainger (JFK’s partner in crime for Death From Above 1979) collaborate for “H.U.N.T”, out now. The single is a sneering spelling lesson that flies over filthy beats. In addition, JFK remixes H.U.N.T. into audible sweat and blood for those who want to brawl a bit.
|Now Available: Felix Cartal – H.U.N.T. feat. Sebastien Grainger||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/h.u.n.t.-feat.-sebastien-grainger/id539084737″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/h-u-n-t/934271″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
Tony Senghore and Dave Spoon are set for their new joint project on Dim Mak Records, “BE 4 EVER” out now. The release sounds as if from another planet and explores a thrilling journey to the deepest beats of the universe. Mr. Tony Senghore does not disappoint with his known talent for voice manipulation and starts the track solid in a Prometheus-esque tone.
|Now Available: Tony Senghore & Dave Spoon – Be 4 Ever||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/be-4-ever-single/id528891586″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/be-4-ever/918869″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
This past weekend David Guetta released another F*ck Me, I’m Famous to his podcast series featuring two of Dim Mak’s very own. The 50-minute podcast features Junior Sanchez’s recently released DimMak Attack and Peace Treaty’s soon to be released single In Time feat. Anabel Englund.
Gtronic is taking it back to his latest 90’s Nu-Metal roots with his take on Limp Bizkit’s classic “Chocolate Starfish”. Get the Free Download via his Soundcloud page today, in full DJ-320kbps quality.
Get excited, Ming has released another episode to his HLM podcast series just in time for 4th of July. The two-hour mix with special guest DJ Bandwagon is the perfect way to amp up your independence day.
South Central – Weapons of Mass Dubstortion, Out Today!
“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”.
LISTEN TO THE REST OF SOUTH CENTRAL “WEAPONS OF MASS DUBSTORTION”, available for a full preview on Soundcloud.
Get the track at no charge today:
|Now Available: Junior Sanchez – Dim Mak Attack EP||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dim-mak-attack-single/id526931300″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/dim-mak-attack-ep/914330″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
After they gave away Pitfalls And Corridors EP, South Central bring you the second instalment to their EP series called ‘Weapons Of Mass Dubstortion’. Keith says “when you listen to BEAThoven on a fuk off system you’ll see why it’s called that”. The Brighton (UK) boys are excited to be part of Dim Mak and look forward to bringing a different dimension of hype to Steve Aoki’s legendary world.
|Now Available: South Central – Weapons Of Mass Dubstortion||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/weapons-mass-dubstortion-ep/id530585575″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/weapons-of-mass-dubstortion/921093″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
If you missed Dim Mak artist, Datsik on MTV’s Teen Wolf a couple of weeks ago, here’s your chance to catch another one of Dim Mak’s artists on the show. Tune in tonight, July 2 at 10 p.m. (PST) to hear Atari Teenage Riot’s “Collapse Of History” on the latest episode.
Exercise your right and subscribe to our new podcast series by Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot on Dim Mak’s Official iTunes Podcast Series. This new podcast is a taste of what to except from upcoming Alec Empire DJ sets and solo performances. Alec Empire, activist and supporter of the Anonymous and Occupy Movement’s has continued to voice his opinion over the years with his music, and will continue the flow with his upcoming sets.
Available Tomorrow: Junior Sanchez – Dim Mak Attack EP & South Central – Weapons of Mass Dubstortion
Preview tomorrows releases below:
Dim Mak Live presents the Official Tomorrowland Promotional Mix, available for a Free Download on Soundcloud today! This brand new mixtape, apart of the 2012 Dim Mak World Tour Series, features new and unreleased tracks by TAI, Infected Mushroom, Clockwork, Robbie Rivera, Sam Wire, Autoerotique, and more!
‘Rocksteady’ embraces the garage-punk sound that the Bloody Beetroots Projects is so famously known for – rock infused exploding beats and vigorously energetic electro house. Keeping in theme, the suitably rock ‘n’ roll video, directed by Wyatt Neumann, makes its debut June 28, just two days after the single is released. Sir Bob talks about his experience on set “You know what, my brain does not collect recent data but last week I was in Death Valley and it was mad fun! Girls, Shotguns, 70’s muscle cars, Dust…Nice!”
|Now Available: The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rocksteady-single/id534261979″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/rocksteady/925294″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
As some of the Korn die-hards might have heard, J Devil will be performing with Korn and Sluggo throughout the remainder of their North American tour. Dates on the Identity Festival tour have also been added, alongside Nero, Madeon, Eric Prydz, Nosia, Datsik, and more!
|Now Available: Steve Aoki – Control Freak feat. Blaqstarr & Kay||[lightbox url=”http://bit.ly/ControlFreakRMX” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://bit.ly/ctrlfrkrmx” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
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.
Of “Resistencia,” a banging Progressive House track with a signature big-room electro feel, Steve Aoki tweets, “I tested out Resistencia last night to 20,000 people in brazil. Its definitely finished and ready for a summer release.”
Say Jidax, “Steve Aoki is the best showman in the EDM world. To work alongside him is truly the realization of a dream years in the making.”
|Now Available: Jidax – Resistencia||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/resistencia-single/id526267233″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/resistencia/914321″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
You can also listen via YouTube: [lightbox url=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/U1f4hEL3y0I?rel=0″ width=”80%” height=”80%” iframe=”true”]Jidax – Resistencia[/lightbox].
|Now Available: Infected Mushroom – Nation of Wusses Remixes||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nation-wusses-remixes-single/id528870600″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/nation-of-wusses-remix/918854″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
Matzerath and Bais Haus expand their palette to take on Lollapalooza’s contest via do312.com by bringing analog back into swing of EDM production. The two DJs rip into San Diego rockers Delta Spirit’s new single “California”, transforming the indie rock piece into a Belgian Techno infused track. Their remix steps up to the plate with an arsenal of sonic tricks similar to that of producers Mumbai Science, Gesaffelstein, and Junior.
Preview tomorrows releases below:
Control Freak Remix EP available June 25 featuring remixes by Dillon Francis & James Frew.
Featuring vocals by Baltimore’s Blaqstarr and My Name Is Kay, the Control Freak music video (directed by Trevor McFredries aka Yung Skeeter) takes us back to a simpler of silk shirts and bicycle shorts all set in a VHS rendered dance club. Keep an eye out for cameos as well!
Have a listen to Jay-Z’s Life + Times ‘Summer Beats Per Minute’ featuring a few Dim Mak artist.
Can you think of a more perfect setting than a music festival in the middle of the forest? Well you are in luck for perfection, because Electric Forest is just that and this year Dim Mak presents our very own stage, Tripolee Stage on June 29th, 2012. The line-up for our forest lush stage includes: Steve Aoki, Datsik, Zeds Dead, Felix Cartal, Autoerotique, & Alvin Risk!
What, When & Where
BEATPORT, the world’s largest dance music community and music store for DJs, today debuted a new service designed to sell mixtapes from the world’s leading DJs, called “Beatport Mixes.”
While other services have attempted to distribute mixtapes through overlay-heavy podcasts or ad-ridden, Internet radio-like experiences, Beatport Mixes presents the entire long-form, continuous mixtape as the DJ intended it to be heard—in DRM-free, high-definition files.
After hours of listening to countless (amazing) submissions we’ve reached our final vote, ending with THREE contest winners!
We know that many of you were impatiently waiting for this announcement, so with no further ado here are the top 3 winners of the TAI “Lose Yourself” Remix Contest. If you see your name here, please scroll towards the end of the post and follow the instructions we have for you.
“This new EP has strong connections with the first album Mother Ignorance in which we have been exploring the road between electronica and metal.
What has evolved the most is the sound itself which has moved even stronger to the rave side.
The EP includes three new tracks and four amazing remixes including Steve Aoki and Atari Teenage Riot”. – Army of the Universe
|Now Available: Army of the Universe – Kill The F* DJ||[lightbox url=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kill-the-f*dj/id526633886″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox] [lightbox url=”http://s.beatport.com/KxmfYw” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”][/lightbox]|
Aaron Albano, aka New York-based DJ/producer MING, has a storied career in music, beginning in an experimental hip hop group in the early ’90s and eventually moving into TV music licensing for shows like Weeds and Sex & The City. Now he’s ended up in electro-land, and it is certainly working out well for him–his next releases will be coming your way via powerhouse label Dim Mak and are also featured in this, our latest Heartbeat guest mix. From the stunning opening Clockwork remix of Black To White to the grinding moombahton closer remixed by the man himself, MING takes us on a wild ride of some of the lesser heard, yet equally impressive tracks in electro today.
Dim Mak Records is pleased to announce the Autoerotique WTF Remix Contest. One lucky winner will be selected to have their remix of Autoerotique’s latest single “WTF” featured on their upcoming EP, “EKG.”
Beginning Monday, June 18th all remixers will be able to cast their entries via Dim Mak’s Official Soundcloud Remix Page, with the contest lasting through July 16th.
The Weekend Workout is now a part of Tiesto’s Club Life Radio on SiriusXM!
Tune in to Club Life Radio channel 340 at 3PM PST / 6PM EST to hear the Weekend Workout!
Subscribe on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/felix-cartals-weekend-workout/id486514435
For more info: http://www.felixcartal.com/podcast/
JDEVIL commands the underworld. Sliding into the shoes of this nefarious DJ alter ego, the legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis conjures up entrancingly evil electro. Teaming with cutting edge label Dim Mak, JDevil will release his debut single “SPIKE IN MY VEINS” featuring Noisia this summer (details TBA).
Last year I was contacted online by some Anonymous activists regarding the Atari Teenage Riot song “Black Flags”. We collaborated on a viral video project that became a document of activism around the globe from the past six months. People sent in material from student protests in Chile, the Occupy movement, Anonymous and activists in Japan demonstrating against Tepco, the corporation responsible for the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
Citizens of Michigan, or those willing to take a weekend vacation, Dim Mak is giving away 2 tickets to Electric Forest Festival, located in Rothbury, Michigan.
Enter your chance to win by ‘Instagramming’ your festival outfit, with the official Dim Mak hashtag: #DimMakElectricForest. 2 tickets will be awarded to the person with the most likes and comments combined. Winners will be chosen Monday, June 18, 2012.
Don’t miss your chance to check out Dim Mak artists at the Tripolee Stage featuring Steve Aoki, Datsik, Zeds Dead, Felix Cartal, AutoErotique, and Alvin Risk.
Barcelona! We’re coming for you too! After a successful first edition of the East Ender Festival 2011, Raum & Amnesia are happy to announce the 2nd installment for the Dim Mak stage on Saturday, June 16th 2012. This year, the Sonar festival expanded significantally from 2 stages to 4, and we’re proud to have been given our own stage. The Dim Mak stage at East Ender will feature our own artists including: Steve Aoki, Autoerotique, Alvin Risk, & Jidax. East Ender takes it to the beach; letting you get loose on the sand while listening to your favorite DJs is practically paradise.
WHAT: Dim Mak Stage, East Ender
WHEN: Saturday, June 16th
Ahh… The Beatport 10 — Or in this case, Autoerotique’s charted list of 10 tracks to coincide with their latest EP, “EKG”. For those trying to encapsulate the strong essence of Autoerotique’s DJ sets, this will serve as your temporary holy grail. With tracks ranging between Clockwork’s remix of Joachim Garraud, to Knife Party’s latest dancefloor/murder scene, parting with an amount less than $20.00 will do your next dance party justice.
“See what unfolds – Live” is a spontaneous concert event brought to you by Trident gum starring STEVE AOKI and a SURPRISE MUSICAL GUEST. What unfolds is an immersive participatory concert where 3,000 lucky fans get to share the spotlight as surprise artists join Aoki to create a remixed original track. The track along with a documentary concert video will premiere post event for all those who didn’t get to see what unfolded live.
…and DIM MAK is giving you a chance to be a part of it all… hurry and be one of the lucky 500 fans that will get to experience a once in a lifetime event!
For more details and links on how and where to get tickets, click here!
Tune in this Monday, June 18th at 10 p.m. (PST) to catch Dastik’s single, Eviution with Infected Mushroom and Jonathan Davis on the popular MTV show, Teen Wolf.
“Evilution”, as featured on Datsik’s latest full length release “Vitamin D”, as available for purchase today worldwide:
– Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/vitamin-d/882988
– iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vitamin-d/id509193189
In case this wasn’t aggregated throughout your e-radar, Clockwork has been busy making internet waves with his alter-ego “RL Grime”; more recently considered as the most notable ‘Trap Star’ to grab hold of those hype machines. With Soundcloud servicing nearly every electronic artist in the game, we immediately noticed today’s Number 1 charted upload: Kanye West – Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix). After 18 solid hours, RL Grime’s remix had clocked over 21,000 well-deserved plays.
Listen to the full track online, via RL Grimes Soundcloud account here