Author: Tim Gauthier
Scanners return with their slow burning epic ‘State of Wonder’. A beautiful hymn to the river that runs past their home in East London, the river Lea.
The video was filmed on the river in the fall. Scanners commandeering their friends canal boat for the job. The film, shot by Amer chadha patel, flows gently with the music till its uplifting climax.
Featured on the SxSW YouTube channel here.
It’s been two years since the London based band, Scanners released new music, however that’s all about to change today.
As a part of our 12 Days Of Dim Mak Christmas we’re giving away and premiering the video for “State of Wonder,” an exclusive track off their upcoming album Love Symmetry. This track is one of the slower paced songs off the album, however it’s also one of the more powerful ones.
If you liked what you hear don’t forget to spread the holiday cheer and share this with a friend or two. Enjoy!
Felix Cartal has done it again with his latest collaboration with Natalie Angiuli. This morning, Felix released “Lullaby” the B-side to his last track “No Sleep.” According to Felix he wanted to create, “something less aggressive, something more memorable and song-oriented.” You can listen…
Dzeko & Torres made their Dim Mak debut this past week with the release of their three track EP, Hey. To follow the release, they’ve compiled their first Beatport Chart for us. The ten-track features a collection of tracks from Steve Aoki, Alesso, Basto, RL Grime, and more. You can grab your copy on Beatport now.
- Dzeko & Torres – Hey
- Dzeko & Torres – Check This OUt
- Dzeko & Torres, Ansol – Y3AH!
- Alesso – Clash
- dBerrie – Aquarius
- Miike Snow – Bavarian #1
- Basto – StormChaser
- Rune RK, Steve Aoki – Transcend
- Benny Benassi, The Biz – Satisfaction ( RL Grime Remix
- Maya Jane Coles – Over
Elektrodaily recently featured one of our New Noise 3 tracks, “Anybody There” by Sound of Stereo on their website. The music blog goes on to say that this track is sure to “put this group on your radar.” You can read the full review and preview of “Anybody There” on Elektrodaily’s website. If you’re also looking to add this track to your music library it’s currently available for free download as a part of our latest 12 days of Dim Mak giveaway.
There has been a new breed of party at Dim Mak Sundays at Drai’s and if you havent been a witness, lucky for you we captured the shameless scenes featuring Riff Raff, Klever, Steve Aoki and Afrojack, collectively Afroki. Watch as the party sets Hollywood ablaze from the top down.
This December installment of Interlude features artists from a tour tandem, TRUST & The Faint. Interlude rounds up live photos from their November show at L.A.’s Henry Fonda Theatre and an interview with TRUST’s dreamy frontman, Robert Alfons. We would like to hook it up with a Holiday gift, a free download of The Faint “Evil Voices“.
Interlude Presents: Robert Alfons of TRUST
Lets start with a little game of word association. I say a word and you say whatever comes to mind:
⁃ Candy – Candy walls
⁃ Pockets – Overalls
⁃ Glass – Candy
I saw you took a traditional photo with Santa Claus, what did you ask for this Christmas ?
Actually, he didn’t even ask me… But if he did, I think I would want new mits. Every year I lose my mits and I want new, knitted gray ones.
Do you have any plans for NYE?
As of now, no. I usually just kind of hide, its quite overwhelming and ridiculous. Hopefully, it will just be a nice cozy, internal sort of evening. That’s what I would hope for.
Does the winter season have a particular effect on your creative process?
Being on tour, every day is a different season. There isn’t sort of any level of complaint, its just more of my mind and its chemistry doesn’t understand the pace of whats going on. One day its snowing and the next day its sunny and warm. Its definitely a ride.
Would you like to elaborate on the Revolution Recording Piano Version of “Sulk”, directed by Petra Collins?
A lot of my songs start in that form, from the piano. I really wanted to do a video playing them raw. Petra is a friend of mine and I think she is so talented. It was pretty simple take, just one camera and the two of us in that room. It was a great experience working with her.
I happened to be visiting my Nana when I watched the “Sulk” video and she absolutely loves you.
Oh I love her already! Aw that’s so sweet! I want to meet her. I’m close with grandma, great aunt and my sisters. I miss them a lot when I go away. I can’t wait to see them when I get back.
What are you seeing when you are playing on-stage?
Usually everything is pretty black out there. There is no light on the audience, so its like a black void. I get lost and I think that’s good when you perform.
The album cover of TRST has always captivated me. What do you feel you captured in that picture you took at the club?
I think she’s really beautiful and I felt there was a story and a performance to it. She was fabulous and amazing in every sort of way. She really struck me .
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What kind of experimentation have you been developing for a more pop aesthetic in the next album ?
Its becoming a lot more upbeat, but I’m still a sucker for ballads. I think the shows have really changed how I am writing at the moment; having a higher energy and experimenting with sounds and rhythms. I’m getting better at drums and bass, and that’s the direction its going.
Will the lyricism have a similar vein of being erotic and ambiguous as the last album?
I don’t know. I guess Ill talk about that in 6 months. I’m still in the depths of it.
What were some highlights from your first visit to Los Angeles or Las Vegas?
The first time I visited LA was in April, for the first show we did and it was excellent. LA is just weird, dirty and scary at times. I would’ve have loved to spend more time there. Las Vegas…its so bizarre there. Its like a dream. The closest thing Ive seen to it was Niagra Falls because of it’s similar sort of vibe of being neon all night. Las Vegas has a neon glare from the lights, but its an actual gluttonous and heathen reality that I don’t like. The rest of it is gritty to be in the aura of.
What music have you been listening while on tour?
Music appropriate for the road; lots of Burial, The Pet Shop Boys, The Radio Department, and Casket Girls.
What would you be doing if you weren’t making music right now?
Hiding away out in the country. I feel like I need to go on a weeks walk of nature. I know I’ll get that some time, its just nice to be out on the road right now.
What’s something you want the world to know about you as an artist?
Its okay to DREAM.
Portrait by Phil Sharp
Dzeko and Torres were featured in Vibe’s latest “30 DJ’s To Watch in 2013.” We recently welcomed the canadian duo to the family with yesterday’s EP, Hey, which is now available for purchase. Like Vibe, we couldn’t be more thrilled to see what these guys are going to conquer in the next year. Other DJ’s on the list include LA Riots, Bauur, Lea Luna, and the Martinez Brothers. You can view the list in its entirety on Vibe.
Not too long ago we released our third installment of New Noise featuring exclusive tracks from upcoming artists. If you’ve been streaming this album non stop then you’re in for a treat. Hammarica recently featured a premier download for the Rico Tubbs track, Saunna Belt. You can grab your free copy on their site now.
Do you like girls, tattoos, skin, drugs, alcohol, bathtubs, fur rugs, drooling outlets and did I mention girls? Then this video is for you! Vegamoore – Gladiators (Official Video)… As featured on Dim Mak Records New Noise Vol. 3 Compilation.
Gladiators (New Noise Vol. 3)
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Russian prodigy Proxy releases his single package “Raw” today. Taken from “MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES, Pt. 1″, “Raw” (Orginal Mix) is an imperial air raid banger and salutes Proxy’s trademark of sonic brutallity. Remixers include Etnik, Haezer, St. Mandrew & JFK…
“HEY” – Hey is one of Dzeko & Torres first ventures in to the heavier-set realms of EDM. Although keeping aspects of their signature progressive melodies on the breakdowns, the track pulls a full 180 and drops into a hard hitting play of rising leads and grinding basslines. Met with an iconic ‘Hey’ chant, the track never stops building and is guaranteed to keep the crowd chanting along with their hands in the air the whole way through.
“BUPPY” – Still very much a big room track, “Buppy” explores a new sound stylistically for Dzeko&Torres. Its bouncy synth line drop and builders keep the track constantly grooving, designed for waking up the dance floor. On a proper sound system, the rhythmic tribal drums and punchy kick hit you high in your chest and the techy breakdown serves up the perfect opportunity for other EDM producers and DJ’s to get creative with their own edits.
“CHECK THIS OUT” – Check This Out is modern electro take on the old school rave sound. Sampling the famous vocal sample, the track builds with stuttered leads into a breakdown that pays homage to the fantastic melodies of Hardstyle and Happy Hardcore. Continuing to build, the track then drops back into the stuttered grunge, this time topped with a splash of an old school rave horn.
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