Author: Tim Gauthier

Soon to be released track, ‘Go Deep’ (Torro Torro Remix) by Wax Motif & Neoteric, featured in Avicii’s set!

September 18, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

We recently came across a YouTube video of Avicii’s set from earlier this month at Union Square in San Francisco playing one of our upcoming tracks, Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix) by Wax Motif & Neoteric. Check out the video for a preview of the track and be sure to keep an eye out for the official teaser before its release next month.

Dim Mak Collection 2012 Fall/Winter Lookbook feat. Iggy Azalea, Yung Skeeter and The Cobrasnake

September 17, 2012 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , ,

With the back to school season in full swing, we’ve fully stocked our Dim Mak Shop with new threads for the 2012 Fall/Winter season. With the help of some of our friends, we’ve put together a fresh lookbook for the collection featuring the beautiful Iggy Azalea, Yung Skeeter, and The Cobrasnake. The lookbook which features the trio throughout Los Angeles is now available for preview on our official Dim Mak Shop and will soon be available in print.

The lookbook can also be viewed on Hypebeast, Trendhunter, and Style Engine.

Electric Palms Music Festival Ticket Giveaway

September 17, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , , ,

Don’t miss your chance to get lei’d with us in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Electric Palms Music Festival on Friday, September 21 at the Kaka’ako Waterfront Park. We’ll be giving away 5 tickets for a chance to join Dim Mak in Paradise to catch live sets by Steve Aoki, Kill the Noise, Felix Cartal, and more!

To enter the sweepstakes, email tickets@dimmak.com with Electric Palms Music Festival in the subject line and you’ll be entered for a chance to win tickets to the waterfront festival. Sweepstake will conclude Wednesday, September 19 at 5pm PST, winners will then be notified, via email, with ticket pick up information soon after. Aloha!


[highlight]**This contest is for tickets to the Electric Palms Music Festival ONLY. Dim Mak is not responsible for any travel expenses.[/highlight]

Dim Mak @ Electric Zoo 2012 Photos

September 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dim Mak made its way to Electric Zoo this past Labor Day taking over the River Stage Saturday, September 1 with sets Brass Fergie, Mustard Pimp, Autoerotique, Angger Dimas, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, 12th Planet, Kill The Noise, Datsik, and Steve Aoki. Along with our take over, some of our other favorites performed through out the three-day festival including Peacetreaty, The Bloody Beetroots, Clockwork, Alvin Risk, and more! See the full set on the Dim Mak Live Facebook Page.

Photographers:
– Doug Van Sant
– Jordan Loyd
– Scott Kowalchyk
– Bennett Sell-Kline

Sonar, On Tour 2012 – Get The Preview…

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sonar North American Tour’ is a travelling event around some of the most iconic music venues in the US and Canada. On this tour, Sónar adapts the spirit and personality of the festivals it organizes in various countries, combining live shows with dj sessions and audiovisual creation.

The tour will touch down in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Montreal, Boston, Denver, Oakland and Los Angeles and will feature performances by Die Antwoord (live), Azari & III (live), Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Tiga, Gesaffelstein and Nic Fanciulli.

As mentioned in todays big announcement, this years Sonar Tour will monument Azari & III’s first US tour, performing live across all major cities within the US and Canada.

The Dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Azari & III Signs To Dim Mak Records, 2012 North American Tour Announced With Sonar

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

It’s official – Dim Mak Records signs Azari & III for the release of their North American debut album “Azari & III” – Out October 30th.

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“Wonderfully dark, paranoid vision of electro pop.”
–Dazed & Confused

“Azari & III are the dance band of 2011” –Mixmag

“The best house music album on the year” –NME

“The most influential dance acts in the world” –NME

“It’s a record that positively brims with hedonistic thrills”
–The Guardian

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Already establishing themselves as one of the breakout artists of 2011, Toronto house collective AZARI & III are making their North American invasion with the release of their self-titled debut album, out October 30 on Dim Mak Records. Available for the first time in North AmericaAZARI & III will feature all the original tracks including the velvety refrains of “Reckless (With Your Love),” the creeping melancholy of “Manhooker” and the unhinged technopera of “Undecided,” along with previous hit releases “Hungry for the Power” and “Manic.”

Heralded by tastemaker outlets (Pitchfork, XLR8R, NME) and mainstream media (BBC, The Guardian) alike, AZARI & III is a nod to classic house revivalism combined with a modern sound. The group’s unique blend of moody electronica, dark yet hooky vocal choruses and analog-thick rhythms has earned them a hardcore following worldwide. The group—producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full—have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references while maintaining a futuristic perspective. AZARI & III possesses an individual classic-future feel with trademark, lush synthesizer textures, biting soulful choruses and ominous overtones.

Originally formed in 2008 in the burgeoning Toronto electronic scene, AZARI & III made their debut with the release of their early singles “Hungry for the Power” and “Reckless (With Your Love),” both of which erupted a storm of awe in the underground music scene and global electronic community. The group later collaborated with Friendly Fires on the track “Stay Here.” In 2011, they released their self-titled debut album in Europe. Known for their astounding live shows, AZARI & III have performed at numerous world-renowned festivals, including Glastonbury, Sonar and Lovebox.

The AZARI & III signing marks Dim Mak’s future endeavors into the indie/rock/pop world. Established as one of the leading independent labels in music today, Dim Mak has developed into a genre-defying powerhouse with influential reach in the worlds of electronic/dance, indie rock, punk/hardcore and more. AZARI & III is the latest development in Dim Mak’s global reach.

“This album already stands the test of time. This is a sophisticated house record with pop sensibility and laden with groove,” says Steve Aokifounder of Dim Mak Records. “It brings 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.”

In support of the album, AZARI & III are joining Die AntwoordSeth Troxler, Tiga, Gesaffelstein and more on the Sonar North American Tour, a traveling event in association with Sónar Festival, an annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. The Sonar Tour marks AZARI & III’s first North American tour and will feature Dinamo Azari and Alixander III performing live electronics, accompanied by vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full. Look for more tour dates to be announced soon.

AZARI & III will be joining Sonar’s North American Tour in October, performing alongside Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Seth Troxler and more…

10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Dim Mak At Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Captured on Sunset Boulevard, we took some footage of Dim Mak Records taking over the 5th Annunal Sunset Strip Music Festival this past August. Steve Aoki headlined with a few guests, Lil Jon, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am and Miss Palmer, and annihilated a massive cake to celebrate 1 million Facebook Likes. Over at The Roxy, the Dim Mak stage was full with sets by Clockwork, PeaceTreaty, Yung Skeeter and Bones.

Featuring Music: PeaceTreaty “In Time”

Download from iTunes: bit.ly/MUyviF
Download from Beatport: s.beatport.com/PcqXuQ
Listen on Spotify: spoti.fi/LLei2u

For photos from the event go here.

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