Author: Tim Gauthier
Greg Cerrone is no newbie to the world of dance music, chart climbing hits, or having worldwide DJs requesting collaborations with him, but he may be new to you. A super hyper track with solid progression and classic house sounds, “WoaWoa” is aptly named because upon hearing it…
Groovy basslines, feel-good rhythms, and dark yet hooky vocals, three signature elements you can certainly count on house music masters Azari & III to integrate into every one of their hypnotic tracks. The Toronto based quartet takes us on a ride back in time and drops us off during the classic Chicago house era where chill synth textures and syncopated overtones ruled the scene. Azari & III fuse classic house revivalism with modern interpretation. Their featured track, “Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones Ridge Remix)” released on Dim Mak Records, highlights their back to the future type sound.
Azari & III have the power to captivate you with their upbeat dance moves and expressive stage presence. The music video for “Hungry for the Power” is a compilation of live performance footage from the Sonar North American tour and the 2013 Dim Mak Records showcase in Austin, Texas. The soulful house collective command the stage as Dinamo Azari and Alixander III handle the live electronics while Starving Yet Full and Fritz Helder take charge of the vocals.
In October of 2012, the Canadian house music group released their self titled album Azari & III on Dim Mak Records, which features “Hungry for the Power”. Dim Mak founder, Steve Aoki boasts “[Azari & III] bring 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. They also recently released an EP with their latest single “Lost in Time”, also released on Dim Mak Records in April 2013.” Both are available for purchase on iTunes.
Azari & III will be touring the states in late May/early June with shows in Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.
On May 7th, 2013, the world of house music and the fans who live in that house suffered a shocking loss. Romanthony, renowned for his vocal work on Daft Punk’s “One More Time”, passed away at the age of 46. Back in April, Dim Mak Records was proud to release a collaboration involving this pioneer of dance, Romanthony vs. Kevin McCay’s “The Wanderer EP”, which was met with much adoration from old and new fans alike.
Tommie Sunshine released a statement in regards to this massive loss of genius, stating that “we lost the most important voice of the second generation of House Music; without Romanthony, music will never be the same.”
We here at Dim Mak Records would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to Romanthony’s family and friends in this time of mourning.
Read Tommie Sunshines full statement here.
Evolve. Transcend. Prepare. The future is near, and from the looks of it in Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas’ video for “Singularity” ft My Name is Kay, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. In this voyeuristic video, Steve is at the merciless hands of mad scientist My Name is Kay and her henchman as they turn Steve into a lab rat cyborg with major rager issues, all while the brilliant Ray Kurzweil narrates what the future of mankind will look like. Part science fiction, part futurist theory, the video for the chilling track “Singularity” begs one question: are you prepared for the Neon Future?
AutoErotique doesn’t seem to have any problem living up to the definition of his name, and the proof is in the super sexy teaser for his latest video, “Asphyxiation”. With a nice bare lady ass and a sampling of the track itself, this little glimpse of some sort of heaven is just enough to make me stoked on the release of the full video on May 28th.
Damn son, it’s Friday… Look what we found!
Another day, another download. Up for grabs today is Enfero’s Remix of Will Brennan’s “RNR”. This solid dubtrap remix has been buzzing on blogs, playlists and sets across the country and now is now FREE for download! This track charted at #9 on TrackItDowns Top 100 Dubstep Tracks. Snag the download and watch the video for the original track below.
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Dim Mak made it’s way to Miami for 2013’s WMC/MMW and Ultra Music Festival. Along with Steve Aoki‘s set at UMF, Dim Mak hosted two showcases welcoming two dream come true line ups at Raleigh Hotel and Story.
Upon landing in Miami, we headed straight to the We’re All Friends! Party featuring 8 labels including Mad Decent, WeDIdIt, Smog, and more.
Story nightclub hosted our sold out, “Steve Aoki & Friends: Up All Night” party. Our line up kept the night alive and full of energy with sets from Nervo, Dirtyphonics, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Clockwork, Dan Sena, Felix Cartal, AutoErotique, and Gareth Emery. Along with these sets Calvin Harris and Michael Phelps made their way out for the night to support.
Be on the look out for “Dim Mak Invades Miami – Part 2″.
Will Brennan – RNR – EP – http://itun.es/i6xq4Fg
When Steve Aoki teamed up with Angger Dimas and My Name Is Kay, the result was the totally electrifying underground hit “Singularity”. Now we’re back with the “Singularity” remixes provided by Tim Mason, Topher Jones, and Oliver Twizt. The new remixes improve on the already…
Some of the biggest tracks on Dim Mak have been the result of collaborations while on tour including Phat Brahms, Madness, and No Beef. Felix Cartal & Clockwork are keeping the tradition alive with their latest release, “The Fire” .
Amongst this years EDC, Las Vegas line up Dim Mak’s very own Clockwork, Datsik, Bloody Beetroots (LIVE), DirtyPhonics (LIVE), Booka Shade, Terravita, Tommy Trash, and Proxy will be taking the stage. If you’ve ever experienced EDC, Las Vegas then you know first hand the excitement that occurs during the three day festival. This year the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas, will feature over 500 creators from around the world including musical acts, artists, and theatrical performers to create the ultimate experience. You can view the official line up on the festivals official website.