Author: Tim Gauthier
South Central are the certified badboys of the Bass Music scene. Having toured with The Prodigy and Pendulum, remixed DJ Fresh, Nero and Drumsound & Bassline Smith, and had their music hammered by Knife Party, Kill The Noise and Mistajam, they are rightfully held as one of the most unruly and uncompromising production outfits on the planet. Their last EP had dance floors shaking across the globe with an infectious combination of electro, rock and dubstep – a sound the duo have dubbed Rocktronica.
The ‘Hollywood’ EP promises to be even bigger, bolder and brasher. Overflowing with bass-fuelled energy and a “fuck it” attitude, it’s the perfect combination for release on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Recordings. The titles indicate exactly where the listener is heading, with the brutal universe slaying riffs present on ‘Star Wars’ indicative of the cinematic approach to the production.
An apocalyptic intro utilises the voice of Jeff Fairchild, renowned for his work on movie trailer voiceovers, before unleashing a monstrous drop. It’s then interspersed with a flurry of panoramic snippets of film score aping moments – think what would happen if Justice, Rusko and Pendulum suddenly wrestled sound-tracking duties to the latest blockbuster from John Williams.
‘Jaw Drop’ sees the duo facing off against the vocals of lead singer of The Blackout, Sean Smith, pitting the punk’s shrieks against a relentless and warped jackhammer synth. Things continue in the savage vein on ‘Armageddon’, which although again an exercise in ear drum shattering sonics manages to somehow retain a funky allure throughout.
‘Bass Monster’ pares the vibe back slightly from the off but the pause is temporary, the slower build swiftly incorporating a siren before exploding into action. This is powerful bass music designed to leave nightclubs, festival tents and warehouses reeling from South Central’s killer blows.
The duo’s words sum up the approach for the EP perfectly: “We wanted to write a batch of trax that when you hear ‘em in a festival or in a club it reminds you of the thrill you get when you see epic movies, like with the intro for star wars. We want to recreate that in our DJ sets as well; this full on experience of sound.”
This relentless mandate sees them take an eighteen date tour across the globe this autumn, celebrating the EP across nine different countries. There are also two dates slotted in supporting chart topping sensation DJ Fresh on his live tour, further augmenting South Central’s reputation as rave troubadours of the highest calibre.
The dates will showcase their ability to weld stadium slaying sonics to their uncompromising musical stance, an aesthetic grounded in the realities of today’s thirsty bass hedonists looking for the next aural rush. The Hollywood EP is evidence that, right now, few are better placed to deliver it than South Central.
See them on tour, setting their paces towards Hollywood, with a 16+ stop European tour with DJ Fresh and special guests…
Dim Mak Live will be giving away a pair of tickets to The Faint at The Fonda Theatre, November 18. The Faint will be performing a full album set of their acclaimed LP, Danse Macabre. Support will come from Trust & Casket Girls.
Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.
Killbot has has done it again with their latest Sound Surgery EP. This release will be the first from Killbot; a collaboration between Sluggo, Tyler Blue, and JDevil, formed early this year. Be on the watch for the public debut of Sound Surgery, on both Beatport and iTunes Oct. 22nd.
Now at the close of the year the rock ‘n’ roll star of the electronic world, Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki, is pleased to announce the release of his first official app, #AOKIFY. Released today, October 18th, this free app is available now on iPhone and iPad devices (Android coming soon).
Over the last few months Haezer traveled through out Europe for his latest tour. In his new Tour Diary on YouTube, he’s giving you all a glimpse into his life on and off the stage. Check out the first video on our YouTube channel of this weekly series and stay tuned for more to come.
“This is my latest mixtape exclusively for DIM MAK including some unreleased mashups i’ve made recently, tracks off my new E.P ‘The Wrong Kid Died’ and some essential bangers i’ve been dropping lately. enjoy!” – HAEZER
Mongoose vs Steve Aoki/Afrojack – Effed up Mongoose(HAEZER mashup)
J-Trick, Reece Low vs Ramones – I’m so punk(HAEZER mashup)
L.A Style vs HAEZER vs Tumi – Rubbernecker is dead(HAEZER mashup)
Gtronic feat. Tumi – Suckerpunch(HAEZER’s trouble mashup)
Les Petits Pilous – Drop It(Just Banana remix)
Misha Mind – Brand the Mind(Fukk Up! remix)
SebastiAn vs Jelo – Siberia Overdrive(HAEZER mashup)
Tom Deluxx – Save Us feat Notorious B.I.G(HAEZER mashup)
HAEZER – Stars feat. Circe
Dog Blood – Next Order
SebastiAn vs Hey Today – Watch me nerve(HAEZER mashup)
HAEZER – Fire Walk With Me
HAEZER – Melody Feat Mike Zietsman
HAEZER – Crank It feat. Francois van Coke
This morning Filter Magazine took New Ivory’s recent release of All Around Me a step further and premiered the music video.
The video displays the London based band behind the scenes, hanging out, on stage, rocking out, and much more swapping between color and black and white footage. Filter describes the track as ” hard-hitting” and goes on to say the video is able to capture the trio “rocking out in their own intimate world.”
View the full feature on Filter Magazine here.
We’d like to take a moment to introduce our good friend, Dabeull, side project of French beat-maker David Said, most recent work “Love Trap”. The track plays out an impeccable bounce and clap to lock you into a romantic thrill. We are honored to showcase this tightly cut ballad, and cant wait to hear more from Dabeull.
Upon arriving to DMS for the Official Phat Brahms Release Party, there was a line around the block just as I thought there would be. Leading up to the night there was a ton of buzz on social media and blogs in regard to Tomorrowland’s Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The Tomorrowland festival that takes place in their native country Belgium has resulted in a huge buzz around their high-energy sets.
The duo seemed to bring a piece of their native homeland to DMS. The two transformed the club atmosphere, creating an energy that would only occur at larger festivals such as EDC or Tomorrowland. One of my favorite aspects of DJ sets is the interaction between the crowd and DJ, and this particular Tuesday night was one of the more intense sets I’ve been able to witness in person.
Within the hour-long set, they played their new track Madness feat Lil Jon & Coone, which generated a surge of intensity from the crowd. The set also included a fair amount of remixed pop songs from Alvin Risk and others allowing the crowd to sing along while dancing the night away. The duo closed their set with the night’s honorary track, Phat Brahms, a collaboration between Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike bringing the crowd’s energy level to an extraordinary high. To say the least I left DMS that night feeling great about our recent release, Phat Brahms. I would defiantly pick this track up if you want your next party to get out of control.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have created a reputation for stirring up the crowd with their high energy sets and recent releases. After the success of their recent release Phat Brahms, a collaboration track from Angger Dimas, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike- they’re ready to release another big track at the end of next month.
“Madness”, featuring the duo, Coone and Lil Jon is set to release early 2013 on Dim Mak Records. The track is great mixture of hardstyle and house mixed in with a tad of crunk.
To get you all excited for this epic track Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have prepared a preview with behind the scenes footage from EDC & Tomorrowland. Enjoy!
If you don’t have the original track the original version is available on iTunes now.
Wax Motif & Neoteric unleash an excitable release today “Go Deep”, which Waxxy has described as “deeply pleasureable”. The collaboration is groove struck, house track with disco drips here and there. The “Go Deep” package includes a heft list of remixes from Keith & Supabeatz, Gingy, Astronomar, Maxxi Soundsystem, Torro Torro and Will Bailey.
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Dim Mak is proud to release the next installment off Proxy’s line of “MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES”, with this single premiere; “Shut Up”.
“Shut Up!” is packed with a brutal hip-hop vocal decrying mainstream pop laid out over the bluntest of beats, armed with weapons-grade bass and PROXY’s trademark, dread-inspiring atmospherics. The track will be accompanied with remixes from Dim Mak label mates GTRONIC and VCO. Belgian titan GTRONIC lends his heavy bass trash sound for a grinding rendition of “Shut Up!” crammed with low-end intensity. Los Angeles-based duo VCO rework “Shut Up!” into a techno-house frenzy. Closing out the release, rising Canadian star John Roman uncovers the pitch-black soul of “Shut Up!” and lets it unfold over six minutes of malevolent techno, while Belgian house duo Sound of Stereo unleash an equally dark and fully loaded house remake.
“An aggressively belligerent and totally dope single off the new album, dripping with raw, spirited hip-hop swagger” – VIBE
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