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Holland Days with Jamal: an Interview with ETC! ETC!

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We’re proud to present a new section on the Dim Mak blog called “Holland Days with Jamal”. In these weekly series our newest intern Jamal will interview various artists and at the same time learn a lot about the American culture and the Dim Mak family.

Jamal’s latest interview is with ETC! ETC!, who will be playing tonight at Dim Mak Sundays.
You can expect a big Trap and Moombahton evening tonight!
And if no one will be dancing ETC! ETC! will get “buck naked”! It’s your call people.

Tickets: In order to get tickets for tonight’s show, click here: http://bit.ly/14p4VMY
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Interview

Hi Jose! Where are your roots?
Born In LA with Hispanic blood.

How did you end up on Mad Decent / Party Like US?
I started sending my demo’s over to Diplo & AC Slater, like remixes etc. They were the only first contacts I had really. And fortunately they dig my stuff, so I stayed with my main labels for projects I did.

Moombahton or Trap?
Moombahtrap.

If you could remix one song of John Lennon, what would it be?
Whatever gets you through the night.

What’s your favorite Jazz tune?
Tenacious D – JAZZ.

What would you do if you have to produce music without having energy drinks next to you?
Nothing would get accomplished. I think energy drinks help my A.D.D stay in focus.

Describe the feeling you had when you heard Kissy Sell Out playing your tracks on BBC Radio One.
It was surreal. He first played my collab w/ Mr.Vega.. I remember someone calling me telling me he played it.
I called vega.. It was like 3AM his time.. Lol, I talked about it for weeks.

What would you do to Valentino Khan if you were a girl?
Pet his mustache.

What’s your favorite soccer team?
Manchester United.

Where do you usually get your vocal samples from?
Anywhere. Whatever I hear I like I’ll rip it. Youtube or other songs.
I’m a network thief.

What can we expect from your set during Dim Mak Sundays on February 17th?
Great vibes, great tunes and lots of sweat. And if no one is dancing I’ll get buck naked to get the crowd wild… Wait, maybe thats a bad idea.

For more info on Dim Mak Sundays with ETC! ETC!, click here.
Follow Jamal on Twitter here.

Proxy’s ‘Music From The Eastblock Jungles Pt. 2. ‘ Beatport Chart Now Available

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Earlier this week we released Proxy’s ‘Music From The Eastblock Jungles- Part II,’ now we’d like to share his latest Beatport chart following the release.  The chart features seven tracks with a mix of genres including Indie Dance, Nu Disco, Electro House, and Techno. You can preview and purchase the chart of Beatport now.

Track List

  1. The M Machine – Faces
  2. Zombie Nation – Chickflick
  3. Alvin Risk, Sirah – Survival feat. Sirah
  4. Yes Wizard – Elephant & Castle
  5. Trumpdisco – Big Wrench
  6. Clouds – Krafterah
  7. MPIA3 – Ely

 

#FreeFriday Episode No. 030: Sound Of Stereo – Narwhal

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Sound of Stereo is back! Well… They haven’t really been gone, but it’s been two years since their previous release on Dim Mak Records.

Sound of Stereo is presenting their brand new Unicorn EP containing a vocal and instrumental version of the dreamy title track, “Unicorn”, a straightforward club banger called “Rhino”, and a more experimental track called “Narwhal” which we are giving away for FREE today!!! Pre-order “Unicorn EP” on iTunes: http://bit.ly/UnicornEP

Keep an eye and ear out for the next special release, followed by many more giveaways.

Sound Of Stereo on facebook.com/soundofstereo
Sound Of Stereo on twitter.com/soundofstereo

Download “Narwhal” here or on Soundcloud.

Super Awesome Valentines Day cards from @koraline

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Dirtyphonics Release Exclusive Beatport Mix

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If you didn’t get enough of Tuesday’s release ‘Walk In The Fire’ EP from Dirtyphonics then you’re in luck because they’ve put together an exclusive Beatport Mix in honor of the release. The hour long mix features a wide range of original and remix tracks including songs off their 2012 EP, ‘DIRTY’ and yesterday’s release, ‘Walk in the Fire.’ You can view the full track list below as well as purchase the exclusive mix on Beatport. 

Track List

  1. Dirtyphonics – Walk In The Fire (Culprate)
  2. Far Too Loud – 600 Years
  3. Schoolboy – Zombies At My Neighbours
  4. Skism – Red Heat
  5. Tambour Battant, Niveau, Zero – Big What
  6. Dirtyphonics – DIRTY
  7. Dirtyphonics – DIRTY (Darth & Vader Remix)
  8. KillaGraham – Lifted
  9. Dirtyphonics – I Need Your Love
  10. Dirtyphonics – Walk in the Fire (Schoolboy Remix)
  11. ShockOne – Polygon feat. Reija (Dirtyphonics Remix)
  12. Candyland – Get Wild
  13. Schoolboy – Afterschock
  14. Svidden – Robot
  15. Excision, Datsik – Deviance (Dirtyphonics Remix)
  16. Nero – Me & You ( Dirtyphonics Remix)
  17. Dirtyphonics – DIRTY ( Metrik Remix)
  18. Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Dirtyphonics Remix)
  19. Marilyn Manson – Slo-Mo-Tion (Dirtyphonics Remix)
  20. Foreign Beggars – Apex (Dirtyphonics Remix)
  21. 12th Planet, Flinch – The End Is Near Pt. 1 (Dirtyphinics Remix)
  22. Dirtyphonics – Teleportation
  23. Dirtyphonics – Lottery
  24. Crystal Method feat. The Heavy – Play For Real (Dirtyphinics Remix)
  25. Dirtyphonics – Walk in the Fire

A Night In Review : #DimMakGrammySunday @ Drai’s

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Last week we brought our first installment of, “A Night In Review” this week we’re bringing you the second installment of the series covering our #DimMakGrammySunday at Drai’s. Here you’ll find in depth details of the night including details of Salva and Steve Aoki’s set. You can also check out upcoming events at Dim Mak. 

“As you know, the Grammy Awards happened on Sunday, and none other than bossman himself, Steve Aoki, was nominated for an award. The fact that there are now multiple electronic categories at the Grammys is a testament to how far the genre has come. Needless to say, at the Dim Mak after-party, everyone was in a fantastic mood and ready to celebrate electronic music and it’s ever evolving forms, with sets from DJ Metric, Fashen, DJ Fresh Direct, Salva,  Steve Aoki, and Deorro.

Every surface of Drai’s, from floors, to tables, to the spaces in between, were covered with people getting down and having a good time. When Salva took over the decks, he was greeted by an ever-eager audience that was ready to be bass blown away by some hardcore Trap music, and they were not disappointed. Salva started off with “City Star” by Rusty and then dropped into “Purple Swag” by A$AP Rocky. But the highlight of the set had to be when Salva went old school and mixed Missy Elliot’s classic “Get Your Freak On” with the new instant classic, by Kanye West, “Mercy,” only to launch right back in time when he played “Face Down Ass Up” by 2 Live Crew and “What’s Your Fantasy,” by Ludacris. Salva gave a nod to Trap music when he played a little RL Grime and the crowd fed off his energy and the table-shaking bass that blasted out of the speakers. Salva ended his set with crowd pleasers “All Gold Everything” by 2 Chainz, and “Fucking Problem” by A$AP Rocky.  He saved the best for last and dropped Drake’s new song “Started from the Bottom” as confetti shot all around the club. It was a great moment and totally epitomized the awesomeness that was the vibe in Drai’s.

Then, as the confetti was still falling from the sky, Steve Aoki stepped up to the table, and the crowd of people that had gathered around the dance floor went nuts, not to mention everyone else in the club filing in from all areas, inside and out, to see what was up. His first song was “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin and being one to never disappoint, he brought up singer John Martin himself to give a live rendition of the vocals. Then, Steve dove forward into some new songs of his own. The crowd definitely enjoyed getting a preview of what was to come and were rewarded with some Aoki classics like “Ladi Dadi” the Tommy Trash remix, as well as Turbulence, and of course, Pursuit of Happiness. He also dropped the vocal mix of “No Beef” which was a big hit with everyone inside. The fun really started when Borgore popped out of nowhere and stepped up to the decks while Aoki played his song “Decisions.” Before he stepped off the stage, Aoki made a point to tell everyone around to stick around for up-and-coming DJ Deorro who threw down some late night dirty dutch style music.

It was a ridiculous night to say the least, and the energy in the club reverberated out onto the streets as Deorro’s set ended and the lights came on. Those in attendance also included DJ Fresh Direct, Miguel, Skrillex, Carnage, John Martin, and Joachim Garraud.  It was a night that proved how epic electronic dance music can be, and how it can bring people from all over the place together who are just searching for some good music and a damn good time.” – Jenna Browning 

 

You can also review the night in pictures via Facebook

Teaser: The Bloody Beetroots feat TAI & Bart B More “Spank”

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The Bloody Beetroots is back with another big release on Ultra Records. After his latest release “Chronicle of a Fallen Love (Remixes)” this is guaranteed to be another big hit.

Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo presents “Spank” featuring TAI & Bart B More. Teaming up with ultra Electro House magnet TAI, who just released his new EP “Tailand” today on Dim Mak, and the well-acknowledged Dutch artist Bart B More, the release will be out on Ultra Records in March this year. The teaser has just been released and is available to watch below.

Holland Days with Jamal: An Interview With PeaceTreaty

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We’re proud to present a new section on the Dim Mak blog called “Holland Days with Jamal”. In these weekly series our newest intern Jamal will interview various artists and at the same time learn a lot about the American culture and the Dim Mak family.

Jamal’s second interview is with one of Dim Mak’s own artists PeaceTreaty, who will be playing tonight at Dim Mak Tuesdays. Big Room House fans can be very excited as they’ll also be releasing “In Time Remixes” EP next week on Dim Mak Records. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes here.

Tickets: In order to get tickets for tonight’s show, click here: http://bit.ly/TeoPEi
Also, PeaceTreaty are giving away 2 pairs of tickets for tonight’s show! Head over to there Facebook page for more info.
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Interview

Hi guys, could you tell me what you’re doing on this very moment?
Josh: Right now I’m actually working on finishing up this disco track that I started the other day and hopefully it gets done tonight. I guess it depends on the groove and how much coffee I have brewing.

You’re busy finalizing your album which is planned to come out on Dim Mak Records. How do you guys feel about the tracks?
Josh: The tracks are coming out great its gunna be quite the relief when this is all done as its been going on for quite a bit and I know everyone is really anxious to hear it. The best part about the creation of this album was exploring our creativeness to make other genres and experiment with all types of production tricks and techniques but adding our own twist to it. We got to work with a lot of great people which was quite humbling and we couldn’t be happier with how these collabs are coming out. In all we are more then excited to show everyone out there how who we are and actually becoming.

Will you be playing some tracks of that album on February 12th at Dim Mak Tuesdays?
Josh: Of course. Thats probably what I am most looking forward to.

What would you do if Steve (Aoki red.) was standing next to you with a cake in his hand?
Josh: It all depends on the cake. Obviously if it was a type of chocolate cake we join in on a very exquisite candle lit dinner but if it’s like strawberry or some crappy cake like that then anything applies.

How did your date with the mysterious PeaceTreaty girl (where you got the name from) go, back in the day? Please describe it to us.
Ummm it was fun. It was definitely a starting point for me in wanting to actually pursue producing. I remember we would always listen to BBC Radio 1 like Kissy Sell Out & Pete Tong every week and I always thought it would be unreal to actually get one of my tracks played on there as I was just starting this out on my own the time. Sure enough it all came true. Its quite amazing to look back and see some of your accomplishments but really you never ever think about it cause your always too busy trying to look ahead.

Finish this sentence: Big room… House 🙂

If you had to pick: Ableton, Logic or FL Studio?
FL Studio but unfortunately we use Logic.

Jameson or Crown?
Double jameson straight on the rocks with a shot of pickle juice.

For more info on Dim Mak Tuesday’s with PeaceTreaty, click here.
Follow Jamal on Twitter here.

Out Now: Clockwork – Surge EP

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Today, Los Angeles native and producer/DJ Clockwork releases his Surge EP on Dim Mak Records, two tracks of dynamic melody anchored in the undulating low-end that typifies modern Electro House. With his unapologetic big room aesthetic, the New York City-based performer has gained early support from some of the biggest names in Dance music, from Tiesto, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke, and Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki, just to name a few.

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Today, Los Angeles native and producer/DJ Clockwork releases his Surge EP on Dim Mak Records, two tracks of dynamic melody anchored in the undulating low-end that typifies modern Electro House. With his unapologetic big room aesthetic, the New York City-based performer has gained early support from some of the biggest names in Dance music, from Tiesto, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke, and Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki, just to name a few.

The EP features two hotly anticipated tracks, leading with a soaring top line from Wynter Gordon on the title track “Surge” that is juxtaposed against the hard-edged “Tremor“, a set-closer with early potential to be one of the bigger hands-in-the-air cuts of 2013. Clockwork will deliver the songs in a the context of a live, visceral experience on tour with Congorock this Spring, dates below.

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Out Now: Proxy – Music From The Eastblock Jungles, Part 2

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Today Proxy released his second LP of the Music from the Eastblock Jungles. After the first release the Russian artist is set to take you to his next journey of dark synths and vibes. The release will be followed by a European Tour.
Part 2 forces an unconditional surrender with a mix of acid (“Audio 15″), ambient (“Nanomed”), Eastern-flavored pop (“Coke”) and hip-hop inflected head-nodders (“9000″). The second part has been crowned by Mixmag as “Electro album of the month. 5/5”.

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Today Proxy released his second LP of the Music from the Eastblock Jungles. After the first release the Russian artist is set to take you to his next journey of dark synths and vibes. The release will be followed by a European Tour.

Part 2 forces an unconditional surrender with a mix of acid (“Audio 15″), ambient (“Nanomed”), Eastern-flavored pop (“Coke”) and hip-hop inflected head-nodders (“9000″). The second part has been crowned by Mixmag as “Electro album of the month. 5/5”.

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Out Now: TAI – Tailand

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Today one of Dim Mak Records’ superstars, TAI, released his “Tailand” EP. This EP that the German electro producer has put out consists of two original smooth electro house tracks (“Tailand” and “Burnout”) and one remix of “Tailand” by Peking duK. With the “Chili Bamboo” remix Peking DuK takes a whole new perspective on the “Tailand” track, making it a ambient/dub version.

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After multiple EPs for Dim Mak Records, 2013 will see TAI come good on his ambition and he will release his debut long-player this summer. With his pop heritage and cutting-edge electronic skills, you can bet your bottom dollar it’s going to be something pretty damn epic. Throw in more collaborations with Tiësto, Diplo, Crookers, Bart B More and Riton plus a remix for Kid Cudi and Steve Aoki, and TAI’s schedule is looking busier than a hooker at a Naval base.

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Out Now: Dirtyphonics – Walk In The Fire EP

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Today French artists Dirtyphonics released the “Walk In The Fire” single on Dim Mak Records. “Walk In The Fire” is part of a three-song EP package including remixes by Schoolboy and Culprate.

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“Walk In The Fire” is metal/drum & bass track which combines the best of two worlds. “Walk in the Fire” kicks off with a guttural guitar grind before coalescing into an electro dubstep break fueled by screams and wild production. Setting the dance floor ablaze like never before, it injects a healthy helping of heavy metal intensity into a drum n’ bass dubstep monster that claws right out of the box. This pure and raw track consists full of energy which will give you a boost for the entire day and night. It will both satisfy the metal- and dub-heads out there, so if you have a friend that’s not fully convinced of the power of electronic music, this track might give them the little boost they need. Schoolboy comes with a Knife Party-like electro remix and Culprate makes an intense dubstep version out of it.

The EP release is the latest release before their long-awaited Full Length “Irreverrence” comes out on Dim Mak Records on March 19th.

Following the release of “Irreverence”, Dirtyphonics will embark on their North American “Irreverence Tour.” Launching March 27 in Vancouver, the 30+ date tour will take them through many major markets as well as anticipated performances at this year’s Coachella where they will perform both weekends Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience more akin to seeing your favorite band than a typical EDM act. They bring a level of energy that’s rare in modern music. A limited amount of tickets for all upcoming US dates are immediately available for purchase direct from Dirtyphonics at: http://dirtyphonics.frontgatetickets.com

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