Author: Tim Gauthier
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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…
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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.
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.
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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.”
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.
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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In addition to Skrillex’s recent collaboration with Kaskade, Datsik put out his remix of this super track “Lick It”. For all those avid Spotify users, this track can be found charted as of their latest notable features. Log in and add it to your playlist today!
Listen to “Survival”, the 3rd single off Alvin Risk’s upcoming EP “Infinity” — Available today on [lightbox url=”http://soundcloud.com/alvinrisk” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Alvin’s official SoundCloud page here[/lightbox].
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.
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!
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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.
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!
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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.
This podcast, including the other 9 episodes are available for download on Felix Cartal’s official SoundCloud and iTunes pages here:
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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.
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.
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!
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.”
This is the first formal look at what Infected Mushrooms new live tour will behold! The duo will bring Army Of Mushrooms, their next full-length release, to the stages world-wide starting early Summer. Get prepared at whats to come with The Unveiling…
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.
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!
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.
Coachella 2012 will be another great year for Dim Mak, with 4 major artists in it’s presence. Atari Teenage Riot will take the stage, bringing “Is The Hyperreal” soundwaves through the desert skies. This upcoming performance has received major anticipation by the festival-goers and press alike.
Steve Aoki, Dim Mak Records, and Australia’s Power House; “Your Friends House”, recently hooked up to give the readers of YFH and the loyal followers of Dim Mak the chance to win a stack of merchandise for being a little bit creative.
Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot stepped off stage at the latest show in Belgium to find his Collapse Of History mix hit 150,000 views in one weekend!
A little gem we’ve stumbled across on the interwebs.
Simple break down; He is Rap, he’s never listened to rap, the lenses of his glasses are missing, he must have amazing vision, bottomless mimosas, loves Charlize Theron, pussy & brunch, 2 Close.
A Different Faces presentation in it’s finest form yet… Felix Cartal (finally) gives us an inside look at the anonymous stars of his last 3 singles; “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, “Domo” and “Black To White”.
Check out the new video for ‘Cudi The Kid’ ft. Kid Cudi & Travis Barker! Single & Remixes in stores April 10th.
As you may know, ATR will be heading to the desert as part of Coachella, set to perform Friday April 13th and 20th. Make sure you make it a point to see them live at Coachella! In the late 90s Atari Teenage Riot (ATR) emerged out of the electronica genre, to subvert all rules of rock and techno music.
Go download this Nadastrom moombahton remix of Steve Aoki’s Heartbreaker feat. Lovefoxxx on iTunes.
Dim Mak and Elektro Daily has teamed up to provide something special – a free leak of Infected Mushroom’s 2nd single off the Army Of Mushroom’s LP, “Nation Of Wusses”. Get this on your playlist before it’s too late!
Now that the dust of Austin, TX has settled, the editorials recapping the month-long SxSW event have started to appear. Jay-Z’s “Life + Times” had managed to get ahold of Steve during his SxSW performance, to touch a little more on the January-release of “Wonderland”
Check out this Clinton Sparks video for Awesome Party feat. Joachim Garraud & Alesia new hit single “Hook”!
Felix Cartal is right on time with his ninth issue of “Weekend Workout” — his latest podcast series available for a Free Download on both SoundCloud and iTunes.
Dim Mak Presents Autoerotique and PeaceTreaty w/ Metric & Bones at Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay Entertainment
Dim Mak Live will be hosting the official giveaway for this one-time event! To enter, simply e-mail why you want to go, with a header titled “Dim Mak Live’s PeaceTreaty & Autoerotique in Vegas Contest!” Winners will be selected 6pm Thursday (3/29).
Infected Mushroom brings us back into their personal studio space, showing an inside look at how their next single, Nation Of Wusses came into completion.
Starting March 31st, Felix Cartal is off with his official 2012 North American tour, supporting his latest full-length release Different Faces.
Though Miami Music Week is over, the spirit of Dim Mak’s presence is still standing. With Felix fresh off the beach and straight into his 2+ month “Different Faces Tour”, there isn’t much that can stop him from taking this industry hostage.
Miami really jumped off in a big way for Dim Mak. After the first official party hosted at Mansion, with guest performers including the boss-man Steve Aoki, Datsik, Joachim Garraud, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, and many many many more, we decided to drag out the night into an all-day pool party, hosted at Dream Hotel.
“We have just finished our video (online) for the track in Paris with a great cast of actors. The location of the shoot was a mental institution in the suburbs. It was wild!!!” ~ Alec Empire, Atari Teenage Riot
With all the craziness that went down in Miami this past week…RollingStone managed to snap a few photos for their site.
AFEX and Dim Mak Live is throwing DJ AM’s “Forever Night”, honoring the life and music of the world-reknowned DJ, Adam Goldstein. This party will feature guest DJ’s and producers Fashen, Pase Rock, Thee Mike B, Them Jeans, Edski, and many more, for one night on March 29th!
He is good friends with indie electro superstars Steve Aoki and Diplo, and his tunes have been spun in clubs all over the world, but Vancouver electro producer Felix Cartal knows exactly where he wants his music to be played.