Author: Tim Gauthier

A Future Soul Introduction from Kenna

December 19, 2013 Tim Gauthier Interviews, Music, News Tags: , ,

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Now that we’ve just about finished getting excited about the new divergences, tangents and confluences that resulted in the new styles and genres of 2013, it’s time to start coining some new ones. Future soul might not mean much to us now, but it sounds pretty exciting. And who better to give us a personal introduction than Grammy nominee Kenna.

“Pink Matter” – Frank Ocean

I think this song was overshadowed by the many other records that Frank has put out. I think it resonated with me because it reminded me lyrically of the things in my head that I may or may not ever want people to find out. Some insane things go through it. Outside of that, like I told Frank, he could sing the phone book and we would listen.

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“I’m Into You” – Chet Faker

This dude has great tone. Not sure if this is “future soul” but it is soulful to me. I think we have a divergence in sound vs. genre. This is the type of record that bends the rules and this is the type of artist that leaves you wondering where his soul will lead us.

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“Treat Me Like Fire” – Lion Babe

Her name is Lion Babe. What man isn’t going to want to know what that sounds like. After you hear her though, you can feel her influences in the delivery of her melody, but the song is original. The video is raw and rad. Her name is Lion Babe, for the love of God.

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“Cold Nites” – How to Dress Well

A friend put me on to this. I think it just has a great deal of raw energy in it. The lyrics are bent towards the ethereal and allows you to morph it into your own life. The strength in it is its illusive quality – it’s just mesmerizing.

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“Love Is Still Alive” – Kenna

I’m biased on this one. Its one of my favorite songs because it is delimited. This song speaks of the dimensions in between communication and life. It challenges the sacred geometry of coming back from a death in love to find a resurrection.

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“Only When I Walk Away” – Justin Timberlake

This song is an evolution in Justin’s melodic journey. He challenged himself to meld worlds and bring angst to a beat with the R&B overtones. I don’t think production of this can get any better. The show version kills.

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Appetite suitably piqued? Check out Kenna’s new video for “Relations”, featuring Childish Gambino,here.

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Congrats Keys N Krates! MTV Clubland #PICKOFTHEYEAR

December 12, 2013 Tim Gauthier News, Video Tags: , ,

2013 is coming to a close & as you’re probably aware by now, each week on Clubland they highlight one video as the ‘PICK OF THE WEEK’ and once again it’s the fans turn to choose which video gets #PICKOFTHEYEAR!

Voting is now LIVE and will be open until 12noon ET on 12/18. The winner will be announced 12/19 on clubland.mtv.com.

Vote now for Keys N Krates!

[Rolling Stone] Dim Mak Artists Go Crazy at TomorrowWorld EDM Festival

December 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

On September 27th, the electronic music festival TomorrowWorld brought its transcendent chaos to Chattahoochee Hills in Atlanta, Georgia. Now fans can experience the sensory overload with the new “Up All Night TomorrowWorld” video, which condenses the hectic…

Steve Aoki and Rune RK ft. RAS – ‘Bring You To Life (Transcend)’ [Remixes]

December 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, New Music Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Steve Aoki drops the Bring You To Life (Transcend) [Remixes] featuring the original version of “Bring You To Life (Transcend)” with house producer Rune RK feat. vocalist RAS with new remixes from fellow Dim Mak artists Dirtyphonics, Qulinez, and Garmiani…

Blasterjaxx – Snake

November 15, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, New Music Tags: , ,

2013 has become a monumental year for brothers Thom & Idir, who recently broke into the Top 100 DJ Mag Poll for the first time at #71. Their success is largely in part to their ability to always deliver high voltage, energetic tunes such as todays release of “Snake”. #BeatportExclusive

Coone will donate $1 from each “Global Dedication” album pre-ordered to help the Philippines

December 2, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags:

“I want to share something personal with you. I’ve been to the region many times over the passed few years, and my heart reaches out to all those affected by this tragedy.
That’s why I’ve decided to reach out to you, the most dedicated people I know.” – Coone

Pre-Order “Global Dedication”: itun.es/i6Fs5xF

Special thanks to www.editz.nl for making this video!

[#DimMakTuesdays] Meet Nat Self a.k.a. Zombie Disco Squad of Dirtybird Records!

November 29, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, #ThrowbackThursday, News Tags: , , , , , ,

This coming #DimMakTuesday, we are proud to host London DJ & producer Nat Self a.k.a. Zombie Disco Squad of San Francisco tech funk label Dirtybird Records!

Barely into his thirties, Z.D.S. has already collaborated with the likes of Classic Records (brainchild of definite house elder statesmen Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter), Spanish techno/house label Suara, and Chicago booty bass don DJ Funk and UK soul legend Omar to name a few.  On December 3rd, Z.D.S. brings his signature tech-house sound to our beloved #DimMakTuesdays. Joining Z.D.S. on the decks is LA-based producer Matthew Wasley a.k.a. Human Life (Hot Creations // Defected) whose sound, which combines the best of the underground and the overground without contriteness or awkwardness, has caught the attention of French legend Alan Braxe, the iconic Pete Tong, A-Trak, & others.

For tickets and more information on Zombie Disco Squad and Human Life at #DimMakTuesdays, click here.

Peep Z.D.S.’s recent mix for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 featuring sounds from Supernova, Justin Martin, Ardalan, Snoop Dog, and more!

[UKF Premiere] Steve Aoki & Rune RK – Bring You To Life (Transcend) ft. RAS (Dirtyphonics Remix)

November 26, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

The popular French music blog and channel UFK released the official premiere of Dirtyphonic’s Bring You to Life (Transcend) Remix. UFK is a bass focussed blog that was started in 2009 and since has become a leader in the electronic music blogs with over 831,000 subscribers. The Dirtyphonics Remix was featured on the Official UFK Youtube channel that has millions of loyal viewers. The Remix is featured on the official remix package that also includes Garmiani and Qulinez and will be out on December 3rd.

Pre-Order the remix package on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Fp95S

[FREE DOWNLOAD] Wax Motif & Yolanda Be Cool Remix – Etienne De Crecy “We, Computers” // Wax Motif @ Dim Mak Tuesday !!!

November 26, 2013 Tim Gauthier Blog, Giveaways, Music, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

In honor of his set tonight at #DimMakTuesdays, our BFF Wax Motif from the land down undaaaa decided to offer us a free download of his recent remix of Etienne De Crecy’s “We, Computers.” The remix is already causing quite the buzz in the blogosphere and, according to Adrien Lux, “This will be an essential club tune in my record box.”

Peep the “We, Computers” EP, out now on Beatport and featuring remixes from ACME, Kolombo, Amine Edge & DANCE, Wax Motif & Yolanda Be Cool, and Hippie Disco.

We look forward to having Wax Motif dropping the beats on those ones and twos tonight alongside Sgt Slick, Fashen, and Bones at #DimMakTuesdays here in Hollywood. Entry is $5 with Facebook RSVP and tickets can be purchased here.

 

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Deorro – Dechorro

November 7, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, New Music Tags: , , ,

DEORRO is one of the premiere producers in the business right now, boasting millions of listens on Soundcloud, chart positions on the Beatport Top 20, while still on the cusp of major success and sold out shows across America; and he’s making waves this fall with the release of “Dechorro”…

Aoki Files #54 w/ Borgore

November 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , ,

Steve Aoki and Borgore took time out of their busy Aokify America Tour schedule to get deep about touring, fans, #TurningUp and to break down Borgore’s newest “Wild Out” EP. The EP features 4 songs that completely destroy genre boundaries by pulling from hardstyle, trap, house and even Arab sounds. Borgore is evolving as an artists in all of his sets & remixes which is evident as is single and ep “Wild Out” tops charts all over Beatport.

Watch the video to hear what influenced Borgore for each of his songs, and an exclusive into what its like to be on tour with Steve and Waka Flaka Flame.

Borgore – ‘Wild Out’ EP
iTunes: https://itun.es/i6F76m8 / Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1fyqsYn
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bmb39k / Spotify: http://spoti.fi/18nPkg8

The Evolution of Cumbia Music in Monterrey (via @Vice)

November 19, 2013 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Lifestyle, Video Tags: , , , , ,

Since the 60’s, Monterrey has listened and danced to cumbia, a style of music originally imported from Colombia. Although it once played through the sound systems of Mexico City, nowhere else was cumbia received with as much passion as in Monterrey. There are several theories about how this city in the north of Mexico, thousands of kilometers away form Valledupar, became a stronghold of Colombian cumbia. The most accepted is that local sound systems, known as sonideros, started bringing records from Mexico City and Houston for their parties, particularly in the working-class neighborhoods of Campana and Independencia.

After a couple decades, cumbia in Monterrey evolved and found its own identity. In addition to the sonideros, bands appeared, first playing covers of classic songs, and later songs of their own, with Celso Piña being the most representative figure of this movement. At the same time, Colombians from Monterrey who listened to this music started developing their own fashions, a very particular way of dressing, dancing, and wearing their hair in a style that is neither Colombian or northern Mexican.

In company of Satanás (Satan), a local promoter and concert photographer, we went dancing to the Fe Music Hall, where we saw the Cumbiamberos RS in a face-off with other local bands. We went to a neighborhood party in the Amilpa neighborhood, we visited Rafael Dueñes (one of the first sonideros from Monterrey, who by mistake invented slowed down cumbias) in Independencia, and we talked with Toy Selectah, who, after Control Machete, has innovated, mixed, remixed and reinvented cumbia. Just as Celso Piña says, “We brought cumbia from Colombia to Monterrey, and from Monterrey to the world”.

Cumbia has changed. The local scene has diminished in recent years because of the narco related violence that has hit the city, and the army and police cut the sideburns of many Colombians. Still, the party goes on, and these guys continue to dance and dance in circles to the rhythm of guaracha.

[Official Music Video] TAI & Kay – The Thrill

November 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

House producer/DJ TAI and vocalist Kay have unveiled the official music video for their new collaboration “The Thrill,” out now on Dim Mak Records. Premiered via major Canadian TV network Much Music, “The Thrill” music video is a sexy and fashionable romp showcasing a flirtatious Kay in fashion-forward attire stylistically shot by reputable music video director Aaron A (Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, James Morrison). Watch the TAI & Kay – “The Thrill” official music video above.

“The Thrill” music video is all about living life in the fast lane, and looking good while doing it. Kay is prominently featured and shows off her mesmerizing confidence via stylistic outfits that create a sensual experience for the viewer with a special cameo from producer TAI.

Dim Mak Presents: John Dahlback Beatport Mix

November 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

Come celebrate the release of John Dahlback’s newest release, “Uh Oh!” To mark the occasion, John has prepared a high energy set that features some of Dim Mak’s heaviest releases from artists like Steve Aoki, Torro Torro, Skitzofrenix, Botnek, PeaceTreaty, Bot & Tai, LA Riots, Charlie Darker, Duvoh, and Keys N Krates. This mix is ready to pump up any crowd, with relentless tunes like “Play It Again” by Autoerotique, and electro bangers like “Slow Down,” from Showtek.

Grab your dancing shoes, listen to the tracks and peep the track list here: http://mixes.beatport.com/mix/id/112627

Dim Mak & Mixmag Present: Wild Out Remix Contest

November 14, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , , , , ,

dm526Dim Mak Records and Mixmag are searching for a diamond in the rough!

We are on the hunt for an explosive remix of Borgore’s most recent single “Wild Out,” which features Brick Squad Monopoly’s Waka Flocka Flame and U.K. vocalist Paige.

If you are an aspiring electronic dance or hip-hop producer, a vocalist, or rapper, this remix contest is for you.

Download the stems for this track and get to work starting Thursday, November 14.

Submit your remix before midnight Thursday, December 5.

Please Note:
Getting your remix into the Top 20 can help get you noticed, but the Dim Mak A&R team will ultimately choose the best winner to be released (whether it’s at the top of the charts or not). Encourage voters to mention your remix to @DimMakRecs and @Mixmag!

 

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[RECAP] #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Part II

November 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Blog, Giveaways, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Keeping in line with last week’s #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Recap, we bring you more exclusive, behind-the-scenes media of Steve Aoki, Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, Pharrell, and more homies as Aoki Framily travels across the U.S. giving the people what they want! Follow us on Instagram…

#DimMakTuesday: Dirtybird // Anabatic // Booty Bass // Future House // Vibes

November 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music, News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s always a pleasure hosting our Dirtybird homies at #DimMakTuesdays and this Tuesday, November 12th we’re excited to have Dirtybird player and Anabatic Records founder Worthy on the ones and twos as we vibe to the sounds of booty bass, breaks and future house!

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“The Worthy sound has always been powerful, rocking, funky, bass-driven music at its best, and for me this is the new wave in house music.”Carl Cox

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Peep Worthy’s latest Beatport chart for his new EP “Flashin,” out now on Anabatic Records!

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Past #DimMakTuesdays have included Dirtybird legends Justin Jay, Ardalan, Justin Martin, and more!

“Those hardcore Dirtybird fans rolled in full force…these kids get so passionate about it…this is by far the most exciting show I’ve done here”Justin Jay after his recent set with Ardalan at #DimMakTuesdays

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Tyler The Creator gets cozy on The Arsenio Hall Show and explains it all…

November 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Interviews, Lifestyle, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

Arsenio Hall & Tyler The Creator got the chance to talk out some current events, and as expected, Tyler’s personality is perfect for the best interviews out there. A lot of great topics were covered like what inspired his direction for the “Glowing” music video, and why kids need to follow their own paths rather than what their parents want. Getting comfortable on the studio couch, Tyler continued to give his thoughts on certain racial slurs and derogatory words having no personal meaning, President Barack Obama, and love for Quincy Jones. Watch it above and let us know what you think of it all.

Hard Dance Beatport Chart Domination!

November 6, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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Dim Mak Records has taken over the Beatport Hard Dance Chart with three of our newest releases in the Top 10. Dirtyphonics’ October release of “Hanging on Me” (Borgore & Ookay Remix) is reigning at #1 followed by Dim Mak’s first hardstyle producer Coone. Both of Coone’s latest singles “Our Fairytale (Theme Of Tomorrow 2013)” feat. Chris Madin and “Zombie Killer” feat. Kritikal are placed side by side at #6 and #7, respectively. Listen to these tracks below and you’ll know why Dim Mak’s hardest records are dominating the charts!

Botnek Australian Tour + Free Download

November 6, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , ,

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Botnek is continuing to globe trot the World after a successful festival season. Later this month, the DJ duo will be joining Steve Aoki, Borgore, and Waka Flocka Flame on the last four stops of the Aokify America Tour before heading on their own Australian tour in December.

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Botnek Australian Tour Dates:
12/14: Sydney – Pacha
12/18: Secret Show TBA
12/19: Adelaide – Apple
12/20: Perth – Ambar
12/21: Newcastle – King St.

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Botnek will be joining Steve and the rest of the crew on the Aokify America Tour in the following cities:
11/20: Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
11/21: Vernon, BC – Kal Tire Place
11/22: Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Centre
11/23: Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Sports Centre

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If you are unable to catch Botnek at one of their tour stops, be sure to download the ‘I Know / Through the Night’ Remix EP (Out November 19th). The EP features remixes by Dabin, Hunter Siegel, Hirshee, DallasK, and Dilligas. In conjunction with their tour announcement, we are offering a free download of “I Know” (The Sneekers Remix)

Pre-order Botnek’s ‘I Know / Through The Night’ Remix EP on iTunes: bit.ly/1bWzpbk

[RECAP] #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Part I

November 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

As the boss man Steve Aoki tours across the U.S. this fall with the homies Waka Flocka Flame, Borgore, & Pharrell Williams, we want to give you a regular, exclusive peep behind the scenes: each day we’re posting a unique snapshot of life on the road for the #AokifyAmerica artists via our Instagram @DimMakRecs! Every Friday on the reg, we’ll be posting a recap of the week’s photos for your viewing pleasure along with other exciting tour media!

California Dim Mak-ers! Here’s your chance to see Steve Aoki, Waka FlockaIggy Azalea, Mike & Chester of Linkin ParkAlvin Risk, & our very own Keys N Krates, at Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in LA November 15th! Tix & More Info: http://dmak.co/Aoki_ShrineLA

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♬ Out Now: Clockwork – Blitz

October 31, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

Clockwork returns with his latest track “Blitz” on Dim Mak Records, the follow-up to this past summer’s “Surge”. “Blitz” is rambunctious electro house made for the big room. Clockwork’s signature style of electro truly shines during the drop, pounding along to a crowd-hyping rhythm…

[THUMP VIDEO] Real talk with over 20 of Toronto’s dance music gurus.

October 31, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , ,

In mere days from now—November 4 through 9, to be exact—a selection of finalists from around the world will touch down in Toronto for the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals, the globe’s best DJ competition actually geared towards the dancefloor. But it’s not like the Canadian capital needs any talent imported. Many of the DJs/producers currently blowing up the club scene worldwide originate in the T… and you may not even know it.

In this video, Brooklyn-based DJ Jubilee—a Thre3style judge who has played in Canada so many times she’s practically half-maple—visits over 15 of her Toronto-based friends, including Dim Mak superstars Keys N Kratesand Autoerotique, bass dudes Hunter Siegel and Marcus Visionary, techno leading lights Gingy and Alixander III (of Azari & III), and frequent Thre3style performers GrandtheftThugli, and Skratch Bastid, among many others. Along the way we discover that the Toronto dance music scene is a fractured but lovable family—most of these producers have worked together, lived together, thrown parties together, or gotten in fights with each other at one point or another, whether they’re deep in the techno game or banging out the hardest trap sounds.

Watch See You in Toronto to find about Torro Torro’s secret love affair with pigs, why Bruce Trail is a wizard, who throws the best afterparties, how Autoerotique gets erotic, and why Hamilton is the darkest place on the planet Earth, among other secrets of the city’s dance music elite.
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‘Bring You To Life (Transcend)’ Music Video w/ Richard Simmons – Steve Aoki and Rune RK ft. Ras

October 31, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

Thanks to a pair of magic headphones — and, really, what headphones aren’t? — the two swap places, with Simmons becoming an EDM superstar and Aoki taking over one of Simmons’ workouts. Think Freaky Friday with lots of exercise outfits and choreography…

[TONIGHT] PARTYYY @ THE OOGIE BOOGIE, BONES’ HALLOWEEN MIX, & MORE!

October 29, 2013 Tim Gauthier Blog, Fashion, Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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Who’s GETTING WEIRD with us at the #DimMakTuesday Oogie Boogie?! Get your DRANKENSTEIN FACE on with The Dim Mak Krew as we boogie the night away to the beats of a VERY SPECIAL/VERY SECRET guest DJ, birthday boy Dr. Fresch, and the homies Bones & Precept! Click here for tix & more info!

In celebration of tonight’s #DimMakTuesday #OogieBoogie festivities, we’re giving you a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween mix from our BFF Bones! The mix will be featured on #DimMakStudios Evolution Radio 7 pm PST // 10 pm EST THIS Thursday 10/31 so be sure to tune in!

Just in time for your frightful festivities, I give you this years installment to my Halloween mix series. Unlike the DEEP END, this mix ventures into the harder, the heavier, the retched and the rave. I kept it to 30 minutes so you can get your chills quicker and straight to the vein. Be sure to listen while in the dark, drinking blood, causing mischief or just getting into the ghastly spirit. Happy Halloween my pretties….. ~ BONES

*WARNING* Listen w/ headphones or HQ speakers for the ultimate experience! *WARNING*

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TRACK LISTING:

Cryptkeeper – Intro
Destructo – Higher
Rubberteeth – Back Down
Alvaro – Welcome To The Jungle
Angger Dimas – Jump Floor
GTA – The Crowd
Chris Lake – Ohh Shhh
Kenneth G – Tjoppings
Tony Quattro – Superbad
Tchami – Shot Caller
Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, Tujamo – Boneless
Astronomar – Swordfight (Kid Kamillion Edit)
Chris Lorenzo & Pete Graham – Dorothy’s Forest
Los Ghosts – Go Low
DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon – Turn Down For What

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ALSO, be sure to follow the Dim Mak Instagram @DimMakRecs for daily costume ideas inspired by pop-culture in 2013. See below for a preview of some of the get-ups we’re suggesting:

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CONCEPT #1: “Trick Or Treat B*tch”

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CONCEPT #2: “R.I.P. Hannah Montana. Death By Twerking”

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CONCEPT #3: “K vs. K”

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CONCEPT #4: “Trickelodeon”

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