Author: Tim Gauthier
Steve Aoki kicks off the New Year in high gear with the launch of 3OKI, a series of new music releases across three consecutive weeks to be released on Dim Mak Records.
3OKI launches with the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP, out January 21 on Warner Bros. Records/Dim Mak Records, a collection of remixes from today’s top electronic producers of the massive hit collaboration from Aoki and Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park.
Next up is “Can’t Stop The Swag,” a new collaboration from Aoki and Dim Mak’s first-ever hardstyle artist Coone, out January 28. Aoki closes out 3OKI with one of his biggest tracks of recent times, joining fellow Dim Mak artist Autoerotique and powerhouse duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for the release of “Feedback,” out February 7.
3RELEASES. 3WEEKS. 3OKI.
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Widely recognized as the originator of the ‘Dirty House’ movement, Vato Gonzalez is no stranger to groundbreaking club music. Following his recent Beatport smash ‘Sushi Riddim’, he now makes his Dim Mak debut with ‘Volfied Riddim’. Tired of the same old ideas and sounds, then you’ve just found your weapon of choice. ‘Volfied Riddim’ is that one record that can turn any club upside down, boasting heaps of raw & relentless energy. Earlybird support from David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Nicky Romero, Bingo Players, W&W, The Crystal Method, Alvaro, Tommie Sunshine, Dirtyphonics, Mightyfools, and Angger Dimas indicates that this could be another big one for the original Dirty House bastard.
Tomorrow evening, January 14th, we are pleased to once again have our good friends at the legendary Ed Banger Records in the house for Feadz’s album release party where he’ll be promoting his latest LP Instant Alpha. Joining Feadz on the decks will be Sydney-based tech house producer Light Year, up and coming production duo Phantoms whose self-titled EP is out now on OWSLA’s Nest, LA-based producer Mike B, and our trusty resident Bones! This isn’t the first time Feadz has brought the beats to our beloved #DimMakTuesdays – last March, he tore up the decks with Oliver Twizt and gave LA a rare taste of what he and the Ed Banger crew have been cooking up over in Paris. Recently, we had the opportunity to chat directly with Feadz before the big event tomorrow and, needless to say, this producer is one game-changing BADASS.
Enjoy an exclusive preview of Instant Alpha (100% satisfaction guaranteed) which is now available for purchase exclusively on Beatport!
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1. What can people expect from your set this week at #DimMakTuesdays?
I hope the unexpected.
2. This isn’t your first time playing #DimMakTuesdays – in fact, you played here last March with Oliver Twizt! What do you think about #DimMakTuesdays?
I had a warm welcome and reaction and I love the fact that it is on a Tuesday. For me it represents people’s concern about music and not a random crowd who is going out on the weekend.
3. You’ve been referred to as “a child of hip hop,” can you tell us some of the artists who’ve influenced your music from the beginning? How do you feel your sound has evolved throughout the years from hip hop style turntablism to more techno-sounding productions?
Public Enemy has been the major influence in my life – so much room for scratching and so much great music, pitched down or up or manipulated in extreme ways for a result that is unexpected and not regular in a classic music eye. I think hip hop is becoming more & more techno over the years – it’s more minimal, it’s more synthetic, and I think my sound has followed the same path unconsciously.
4. You were in a scratch band in the early 90’s, what was that like?
It was a lot of guys, of lot of smoke, a lot of sweat, and a lot of technical practice. It was great for a while.
5. You’ve been with the legendary Ed Banger Records since 2005, how did that partnership first come about?
Paris is small and Pedro Winter has always been an influential DJ, so from my first records, I was giving them to him and he was liking my sound. As soon as he created the label, he offered to release my music.
6. It’s been awhile since you’ve been in LA, what are you most looking forward to while being out here? What’s your take on the LA music scene?
Of course i’m looking for better weather than here, and I’m very glad to show LA the music that I consider to be the best . I feel very far from the scene, being at the Hard Festival last year in LA I couldn’t believe the amount of horrible music I heard. For a country who invented techno music, I can’t believe the direction it went in and the music that is popular out there. I’m sorry to say that but I think Americans have terrible taste when it comes to electronic music. But on the other hand, it’s never been that popular so it’s still good and I got faith on many U.S. producers who are gonna level it up.
7. You’ve done remixes for Boys Noize, Cashmere Cat, Surkin, & Mr. Oizo to name a few. What have been some of your favorite collaborations so far?
All those mentioned here are collabs that have made me very happy . I couldn’t really choose a favorite amongst them.
8. What’s your take on the evolution of djing and what do you see as the future of edm?
DJing is turning more and more has a producer representation. It’s a little sad that the original job of the DJ – finding great music for you to discover and dance to – is thought less of than your average entertainer (who is gonna play easy and raise his hands on every track to put you in the mood). And as I was saying, I think the music can only get better as I think it’s pretty horrible right now – just my opinion though, I’m known to be pretty critical but it’s just because it’s important to me.
Tuesday, January 14th
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On January 30th, we’re kicking off the year with the launch of Night Bass, a new event series curated by the king of heavy bass house AC Slater and his Brooklyn-based record label Party Like Us. Starting January 30 at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles, Night Bass features a diverse array of talent highlighting leaders of the U.K. bass-driven scene and caters to the night owls of the world.
Serving as Los Angeles’ best new underground event, Night Bass brings the sound that’s bubbling out of the bass bins from dark clubs and warehouses the world over direct to local audiences. Expect to hear cutting-edge house, garage, bassline, and boundary-pushing music. Together with Dim Mak, Party Like Us, and AC Slater, Night Bass brings the most unique party to Los Angeles.
For the opening event, Night Bass welcomes original Dirtybird player Christian Martin, who brings his tech-house flavor to the dance floor, along with Party Like Us label head AC Slater himself, who adds his unique spin on house and bass music. Main Course co-founder Astronomar joins the night with additional support from LA bass head Petey Clicks and local LA tastemaker Bones.
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1. Dim Mak: You are gearing up to present a collaborative party between Dim Mak and your label, Party Like Us. The night is being introduced as a home for cutting-edge house, garage, bassline, and more. Can you elaborate on the type of music party-goers will hear?
Think high-energy bass music with some soul. Somewhere between the big world of EDM and the underground sound of house music, that’s where Night Bass lives.
2. Describe the Party Like Us brand.
We want to share our musical influences and tastes with everyone. Party Like Us is bringing unique sounds to America on a regular basis via our releases. We want to shake things up and show music fans new sounds to keep them excited about dance music.
3. What can partygoers expect from an event thrown by Party Like Us and Dim Mak?
People can expect a well-curated night of fresh, bass-heavy house music that Party Like Us specializes in with the hype and excitement of a Dim Mak production.
4. How will Night Bass be different from any other party in the LA area?
This isn’t an event about standing and watching crazy visuals or an LED wall light up. This is about enjoying music on a nice sound system in a great atmosphere. On top of that, you will not hear a lot of this music anywhere else in LA. That’s the difference, something fresh for the city, an alternative to the norm.
5. You will be spinning at these parties. What are some tracks that you think will set the tone for the night?
You’ll hear me play a lot of forthcoming, unreleased Party Like Us tracks as well as tunes from labels like Black Butter, Four 40 Records, Rinse, Trouble & Bass, and much more. Exciting, forward-thinking music, from uplifting vocal tracks to dark, driving bassline tunes.
I’ve also created a special Night Bass Spotify Playlist featuring songs I’ve been playing out for the past month or so that always get the party going, along with some dope tracks by the artists performing at the very first Night Bass event.[/one_half][one_half_last]
6. Fast-forward one year: You have the amazing opportunity to curate a very special Night Bass 1-Year Anniversary Party. Who are those special guest DJs that would grace the decks?
My 1-year anniversary dream line up might be:
U.K. Garage legend DJ EZ
Taiki & Nulight
AC Slater & Petey Clicks (B2B)
7. Anything else you want to tell your fans and friends?
Shout out to Sound and Dim Mak for helping us bring this to life. Shout out to all the Party Animals coming to get involved in the Night Bass movement every month!
Dim Mak Records is proud to welcome our newest artist Uberjak’d to the family! Uberjak’d is an Australian producer, who recently exploded onto the global electronic music scene with his electro-influenced Melbourne Bounce sound. This past year Uberjak’d mixed Australia’s #1 dance compilation Ministry of Sound The Annual and joined the nationwide tour, performed for 15,000 people at the Stereosonic festival, and celebrated his spot as the #1 podcast in Australia on iTunes, beating out Hardwell and Tiësto.
Uberjak’d is hoping to bring the Melbourne Bounce sound to the U.S. with the release of his upcoming EP on Dim Mak Records. Uberjak’d isn’t a stranger to Dim Mak, featuring on the Autoerotique Asphyxiation (Remixes) EP.
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1. Hi Uberjak’d, welcome to Dim Mak! We’re excited to have you as part of our family. Can you tell us a bit about why you joined Dim Mak?
Thanks! Pleasure to be part of the family. I have always been a big fan of the label. I see Dim Mak as a label that isn’t afraid to push sounds that are new, fresh, or different from the normal.
2. Describe your sound. Any artists and/or genres of music that have been particularly influential in your productions?
Melbourne Bounce obviously! I have been hooked on that sound ever since I discovered it while skipping class at uni to listen to music and as well as living in Adelaide. I wasn’t lucky enough to go check out this music in the clubs, so I had to compromise and downloaded the tunes off the Melbourne Bounce forums. At the time I’d heard nothing like this sound. This was the early days of the sound, so like Orkestrated, Kalus, Dean Del were all guys producing this underground, really techno-influenced electro. That was about five or six years ago, way before I even considered DJing myself. So fast forward a couple years and I had established myself as a DJ in my hometown Adelaide. I’d also been playing a few gigs in Melbourne and really wanted to put my own harder electro/rave influence on the Melbourne Sound, and I guess you will hear a lot of that sound on my new EP.
3. You’ll soon be releasing an EP on Dim Mak followed by a spring U.S. tour. What can you tell us about the EP? How do you hope to impact the dance music scene in the U.S. through this new partnership with Dim Mak?
I’m stoked for this EP. It’s really an Uberjak’d & Friends EP with collaborations with Chardy, Krunk!, and Sarah Bodle supplying some amazing vocals for another. The first track with Sarah Bodle is a bit big room meets techno meets Melbourne. I was inspired in elements by the old anthem and one of my favorite tunes of all time “Stranger To Stability” (Len Faki Podium Mix). Sarah did a great job on the vocals and this is my second track with her, so we have worked together and she has also performed live at some of my shows. The track with Chardy, “All Aboard,” was something we wrote about eight months ago, but have kept it tight and I’m so stoked it’s coming out on this EP. That one is a bit hardstyle, a bit Melbourne. Not sure what it is, but I think that’s why I like it! The track with Krunk!, my boy back in Adelaide, is definitely hardstyle, but we really rip it back in the break and get melodic and chilled, so it’s a bit of a contrast. The final tune, “Static,” is a solo track and is rave vs. Melbourne. I like the riff in it, sort of reminds me of bag pipes. Maybe it’s some of my Scottish blood coming through in that track.
4. There seems to be a surge of Australian producers taking over electronic music (Flume, Anna Lunoe, Will Sparks, the Stafford Brothers to name a few). What do you think is the reason for this? Do you feel that where you’re from has had an influence on your music in any way?
I think that Australia has always been a place that embraces and pushes forward-thinking sounds, which gives artists the freedom to do something different. I think where you live, more importantly the shows you perform as a DJ, has a huge effect on your sound. As a DJ, I want to make music that the fans at my shows enjoy, and different places always have a different vibe. Thanks to social media and SoundCloud, being so accessible these days and getting your sound out to people has never been easier.
5. You’ve been at the forefront of the growing Melbourne bounce scene in Australia alongside artists like Will Sparks. Do you think the Melbourne Bounce sound will catch on in the U.S.?
Hahaha! I hope so! I guess if I love this music so much, if Australia loves it this much, then why can’t America or the world? Will Sparks has just returned from his tour and it looks like the reception for him and the sound was really good, so hopefully that’s a sign for good things. I think the great thing about EDM, as it’s known in the U.S., is that it’s about innovation and looking for something fresh. I guess electronic dance music has always been about that, so I hope that people are up for this sound. A funny thing is that when I first started to play Melbourne Bounce outside of Melbourne, there was a track I played at my gigs. I won’t name the artist or the track, but it’s now a bit of an anthem over here. I used to play the track at my gigs and literally people would walk off the dance floor. They didn’t understand it and it was something so different to what they have heard or were used to. About 6-8 months later, people are requesting it on their phones during gigs and they know all the lyrics to it and can’t get enough of the track. So what I’m saying basically is you might not love Melbourne Bounce the first time you hear it…but you will eventually.
6. You recently did a remix for Autoerotique’s “Asphyxiation,” which was released on Dim Mak Records this past July. Can you tell us more about that remix? What can you tell us about your remix process?
Yeah, I actually had a lot of fun remixing that one! I guess when approaching a remix, you don’t want to change the essence of what makes that track great. For me, it was those chords and the vocal, so I knew I had to keep them. And then it’s just a matter of adding your flavor to it because that’s why someone would want you to do a remix. Some advice to producers and DJs: If a label asks you to remix in a certain style to fit their remix pack, don’t do it. A remix is about adding your style, find what makes your sound unique and use the shit out of it!
7. Dream collaborations? Any Dim Mak artists you’d like to collaborate with in the future? A certain Steve perhaps?
Ohh yeah! Of course I would love to collab with the big man! I have a collab with Deorro as well, which started when we were both in Amsterdam for ADE last year, as well as a collab I started with Autoerotique. So maybe keep an ear out for them in 2014.
8. You recently posted on Facebook, “I think 2014 will be the year of deep house and hard style…” Why do you say this and what’s your take on the future of EDM?
I always say this, but what I mean is not that all DJs will start playing this style, but it will influence what is popular. I think we have already seen the big hardstyle kick thing go crazy, and I think the groove-driven vibe of deep house will somehow start being heard more in different genres. Innovation is what makes music so interesting. A few people have asked me, “Why no Melbourne Bounce??? ” Of course I hope it has a big year for all my boys in Australia. There is so much talent here with guys like J-Trick, Joel Fletcher, Reece Low, Chardy, and SCNDL. I think it’s time we all came over to the US to show you how we do it!
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Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ Steve Aoki joins forces with Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park to release the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP. Aoki and Linkin Park enlist a diverse pool of producers to remix their massive hit collaboration “A Light That Never Comes.” Featuring renditions from Rick Rubin, Vicetone, Angger Dimas, Coone, and others, the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP takes the original and flips it into the worlds of electro, house, hardstyle and beyond.
“Drowning” with Substance One is a featured track on Coone’s recently released full-length album “Global Dedication.” The track demonstrates the more melodious spectrum of “Global Dedication,” spotlighting harmonious vocals. A mixture of plush chord progressions and intricately sewn melodies shows off the diversity possible in modern hardstyle. Most impressive of all is how the serene vocals truly capture the emotional context in “Drowning.”
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After much consideration of a whopping assortment of multi genres submissions, the winner of the Dancing Astronaut, Dim Mak & WAVO “Bring You To Life (Transcend)” remix competition has been awarded to REGOTON!
Regoton has utilized smart production, an irresistible Melbourne-Bounce lead and great variation that edged out the other contenders. However the competition was so fierce, we felt two other remixes were very close so we have awarded them our Staff Choice winners: Hallvard Vaaland Remix and Inscape Remix, both bringing two unique takes. Hallvard Vaaland creates high energy anthemic vibes that will impress progressive house fans and on the flip side, Inscape takes a direction opposite to many of the other submissions by demonstrating how chill & downtempo influences can be implemented in reworking a track into a wholly different vibe.
Congratulations & thanks for your entries!
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Over the past decade, Belgian DJ extraordinaire Coone (aka Koen Bauweraerts) has been building a name for himself in dance music circles as a global ambassador for hardstyle, the bass-heavy, high-BPM genre that’s managed to wallop its way over the Atlantic from Europe. And stateside clubbers have indeed taken notice, with LA-based arbiter of taste Steve Aoki signing Coone to his own Dim Mak label. Hardstyle, it seems, is set for worldwide take-off. Now here’s your chance to make your mark in 2014 by remixing Coone’s hard-storming anthem “150 BPM” from his latest album, Global Dedication. Enter this Play contest before February 3 for your chance to win a Novation Launchkey 49, a Novation Launchpad S, and an official release on Dim Mak Records.
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When he isn’t spending his time running the trap as RL Grime, Henry Steinway is annihilating dancefloors
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Autoerotique continues to be a powerhouse for production, performance, and panache. Though his most recent release, “LZR BASS”, may qualify as an eighth step back in intensity from this year’s favorite, “Asphyxiation”, it can still only be described as an unrelenting electro house track. Full alarms blaring, no bass retreating, that’s Autoerotique’s style.
Safe to say that “Nasty” furthers his signature style and jocular attitude. The track plays host to a dominating vocal chorus, “I Like It Nasty”, which sounds rather like Siri (if we are picking from well-kown female robotic voices).
Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool return with All That She Wants feat. vocalists SYF and Fritz Helder formerly of Azari & III – their first piece of work since the Canadian outfit recently disbanded.
This collaboration between four of the brightest minds in electronic music today resurrects the Ace Of Base ‘90s pop classic in a cool, brooding, chugging fashion. The two-part remix EP releasing on Dim Mak Records February 4 and February 18 respectively, includes the original version from Yolanda Be Cool and features remixes from a cast of rising producers including Human Life, Walker & Royce, Plastic Plates, Wordlife, and Go Freek.
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two remixes against one another to determine which production made better use of the original. With remix packages growing in length and increasing in frequency, the number of reworked tracks has skyrocketed. After wading through the archives, we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Dirtyphonics remix)
France’s Dirtyphonics make good on their name with their remix of Kaskade and Project 46′s uplifting Atmosphere collab. Ratcheting the tune from 128 to 140 bpm, the quartet beef up the bassline while modifying the melody into something a tad more face-melting. Supporting the vocals but snipping away a few refrains, the remix instead highlights a rebuilt dub framework complete with deep dips and a heavy dose of reverb. Only the second Ultra outing for the Dim Mak regulars, the Dirtyphonics remix of “Last Chance” demonstrates their versatility.
Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Clockwork remix)
Debuted at EDC Las Vegas, Clockwork‘s remix of the collab wastes no time getting to the punchline. An electro take on the euphoric tune, the track utilizes the pounding tribal-esque percussion popularized at festival grounds around the world this summer. Structured as a back and forth between vocal and vertigo-inducing builds, the tune also engages in a bit of piano chord play that allows the original’s plucky bridge to peek through. Spanning several genres while consistently hitting the crowd-appeal note, Clockwork’s rework has celebrated its success with a spot on the Beatport Top 100.
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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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
Appetite suitably piqued? Check out Kenna’s new video for “Relations”, featuring Childish Gambino,here.
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Canadian producer Felix Cartal teams up with singer Ofelia in the video for “New Scene.” Join them as they galavant around town, chow down on instagramable food, down shots straight from the bottle, dance, party and generally be adorable and fun. (via mtvU)
Our favorite hardstyle artist, and Dim Mak’s first-ever hardstyle signing, Coone just topped the Beatport Hard Dance Top 100 Releases chart with his new album Global Dedication. Available now on Dim Mak Records in conjunction with Coone’s influential hardstyle imprint Dirty Workz, Global…
It isn’t unusual for Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke to release solo music in-between his other band-related activities. In fact he’s been recording and producing independent material for the better part of the past three years. However his most recent release, a mid-90s’ influenced dance…
It’s Friday, shout out to Rebecca Black, and we have something ‘Nasty’ for your ears. Earlier today, our friends over at EARMILK premiered and offered up a FREE download of Autoerotique‘s NYE release of NASTY. So if you’re like the rest of us and you LIKE IT NASTY…
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!
“It’s all about getting the sound and the feeling of hardstyle worldwide,” says Coone of the album. “I use the word ‘dedication’ a lot. I really think the hardstyle fans are one of the most dedicated and loyal people within the EDM scene.”
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…
‘Global Dedication’ epitomizes the current hardstyle sound and underlines Coone’s mission to spread its influence across the world. The album features an array of leading figures within the global hardstyle scene, including: Wildstylez on “This Is Home” featuring Cimo Fränkel; Frontliner…
“‘How Will It End’ is the culmination of Imitation is Suicide. This is probably the most innovative song in the series, and in order to make that kind of music you have to work with someone like RJ. He and I make alien waveforms. It’s just wherever our imagination takes us.” – Kenna
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…
Canadian electro house golden boy Felix Cartal is closing out a major 2013 with the New Scene (feat. Ofelia) remix EP. The package features the original track with remixed versions of “New Scene” from producers/DJs TOKiMONSTA, Deorro, Lucky Date & Felix Cartal, and Lazy Rich…
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
“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!
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!
This Thanksgiving Dim Mak is especially thankful for all of you devoted fans. What better way to show our appreciation than with some free music!? Go ahead and bump this playlist over your Thanksgiving holiday for the whole fam…
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 !!!
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 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”…
Annie Nightingale featured a guest mix from the amazing Toronto trio Keys N Krates. The mix gets another spin, plus the usual big bass tunes, including Gesaffelstein, Skrillex, Baauer and Daniel Avery.
Last week, Kanye West unveiled his (unintentionally) hilarious new music video for ‘Bound 2,’ featuring him straddling Kim Kardashian on a motorcycle. Now, pals James Franco and Seth Rogen have parodied the video. Shot for shot. It is outrageous.
Let us know who you think did it better in the comments below…
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.
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.
Botnek’s recently released hits “I Know” and “Through The Night” are given makeovers by a solid selection of artists that all know how to push forward the boundaries of contemporary electronic music, including Dabin, Hunter Siegel, Hirshee, DallasK, and Dilligas…
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.
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
In honor of #FreeFridays, Climbers is offering their new single “Left Your Love (feat. Yasmine Asaiez),” out now on Faceless Recordings, for FREE DOWNLOAD! Get into your weekend groove with this spicy deep house track!
Dim 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.
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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The Wild Out EP features a collection of diverse tracks that showcase Borgore as a songwriter and his ability to move between genres. On title track “Wild Out,” Borgore meshes his bass-heavy antics with hip-hop-influenced sounds coupled with Waka Flocka Flame’s furious raps…
Hip-hop recording artist and actor Childish Gambino adds nothing, but fire to Kenna’s “Relations,” the lead single on his recent EP: “Imitation Is Suicide: Chapter 1.” The official video for this epic collaboration was premiered today (November 12) on mtvU…
Following the success of “Play It Again”, Autoerotique is at it again with another hard, body gyrating single. LZR BASS is enthralling from the very first beat. The Dirty Dutch influence shines bright [like a lzr] in this relentlessly fast paced electro banger…
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…
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!
“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
“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