Author: Tim Gauthier
Mercer, D!RTY AUD!O & Reece Low joined forces and created a melodic big room Dutch house anthem. The three men fused together each of their own unique styles and elements and created ‘Drop’. Though ‘Drop’ is festival-ready, it goes off just as well in the clubs.
So you’re the popular DJ at all your friends’ house parties. You’ve played the clubs. Everyone you know thinks you’re the next A-Trak.
But do you have what it takes to open a stage at one of the largest festivals in the world?
Globe-trotting producer/DJ ANGGER DIMAS has just released his debut full-length album Angger Management on Dim Mak Records. Angger Management sees ANGGER DIMAS collaborating with an impressive array of producers and vocalists throughout the album…
Land 2 Air Chronicles II is the second part of Kenna’s three EP series based on the Emerson essay Self-Reliance. On this second installment, Imitation is Suicide, Kenna is stating the clear influences in his work to help define a musical compass while giving credit where credit is due…
The final day of the Electric Zoo festival in New York has been cancelled. This includes Steve Aoki’s performance and the entire Dim Mak stage. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and families of the two concertgoers who lost their lives. Our thoughts remain with those still hospitalized. This is a weekend of celebration across America, and we urge our community to take a moment and reflect on the safety of both themselves and those around them.
ANNOUNCEMENT – Kenna’s ‘Land 2 Air Chronicles II: Imitation Is Suicide’ dropping on September 3, 2013
Land 2 Air Chronicles II is the second part of Kenna’s three EP series based on the Emerson essay Self-Reliance. On this second installment, Imitation is Suicide, Kenna is stating the clear influences in his work to help define a musical compass while giving credit where credit is due.
Kenna stated, “Music icons like David Byrne and Rick James inspired Imitation is Suicide. I think posing as an ‘original’ without acknowledging your influences is like killing yourself. The chapters and art of this EP speak to those influences all while hopefully dancing between sonics and genres.”
Imitation Is Suicide (chapter one of three) Produced by Chad Hugo and Kenna will be released on September 3, 2013. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes HERE.
With Electric Zoo right around the corner, it’s safe to say that thousands of fans are getting amped up and ready to dance the night away in New York, and the attention this festival is receiving isn’t limited to just the main stage attractions…
Join Steve Aoki on his Fall 2013 North America tour featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Borgore, and special guest Pharrell Williams (on select dates!). Ticket information and tour dates coming soon!
Autoerotique has proven with “Play It Again” that their talent and individuality knows no boundaries. The track fuses elements of Dirty Dutch and Big Room and arrives at something entirely unique. This high-octane Electro banger provides a knocking drop that makes you…
Steve Aoki and his label, Dim Mak, are gearing up for a huge Electric Zoo weekend in New York, and the DJ-producer is getting his mind right with this wild “Electric Zoo 2013″ mix….
It’s been an incredible year for our boy, Felix Cartal. With several chart-topping singles and his newly released “Past, Present, Felix” EP already climbing to the top of the iTunes & Beatport charts, Felix is gearing up for one of the most successful years in his career so far.
Stream it here: http://dmak.co/FelixCartal_YoungLove
Also be sure to check out Felix’s upcoming tour dates for his North American “After Dark Tour”: http://afterdark.felixcartal.com/
Kenna has released his irreverent fun-loving first single, “Relations,” off of his latest EP, Land 2 Air Chronicles II – Imitation is Suicide, co-produced by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes/N.E.R.D., on Dim Mak Records…
Steve Aoki returns to the fore alongside fellow EDM megaliths Chris Lake and Tujamo with a rhythm styled just in time for the summit of the festival season. “Boneless” is set to become the next stalwart across dancefloor…
Qulinez are having the time of their lives. Childhood pals Alexander Lager and Johannes Gustafsson were discovered by Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello, who picked up his fellow Swedes for his label Size Records. Now, Qulinez have linked up with another big name name in electronic music – Steve Aoki and his label, Dim Mak – for their single “Drop It,” and they’re serving up a relentlessly intense mix around their new track. Sounds from the Bloody Beetroots, Carnage and Borgore, and Marin Solveig fly by, but the focus remains on “Drop It” and its interplay with a little bit of Daft Punk.
“Their sound is hard and heavy, just how we like it!” Aoki tells Rolling Stone. “This mix hits just as strongly as their live sets. When I listen to it, I feel like I’m right there with them.”
Read more at: RollingStone.com
“Drop It” will be out August 27th.
Track listing for Qulinez’s “Drop It” mix follows below.
1. The Bloody Beetroots, Tai and Bart B More – “Spank (Dyro Edit)”
2. Firebeatz and Chocolate Puma – “Sausage Fest (Original Mix)”
3. Martin Solveig – “Hey Now (Schoolboy Remix)”
4. Sultan and Ned Shepard vs. dBerrie vs. Bruno Mars – “Locked Malfunction (Bootleg)”
5. Feenixpawl and Jason Forte – “Together (Marco V Remix)”
6. Qulinez – “Drop It” with Daft Punk – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Acapella)”
7. TJR – “What’s Up Suckaz (Original Mix)”
8. Qulinez – “Archangel”
9. Carnage and Borgore – “Incredible (Original and Busted by heRobust)”
Los Angeles DJs and longtime buds DJ Metric & Hoff have combined forces this summer to create new production duo Overjoy – a blending of many styles ranging from Disco to UK Garage to Tribal African Rhythms, the pair have already managed to a spark…
ATTENTION FESTIVAL JUNKIES: The long-awaited third installment of our 2013 Up All Night Beatpatrol Series is NOW LIVE on the Dim Mak YouTube! DISCLAIMER: DO NOT WATCH THIS SERIES IF YOU’RE OFFENDED BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING; Datsik’s a**, Vodka….
What do you get when rock roots meet electro madness? You get the groundbreaking new remix of Psycho White’s (Travis Barker & Yelawolf) “Push ‘Em” by drum genius, Travis Barker, and Dim Mak’s very own, Mr. Steve Aoki…
Tomorrow night at Dim Mak Studios, we’ll be hosting the Friends of Friends Collective for an ambient night of experimental deep house brought to you by Young Adults, Grenier, and Sodapop.
For the past five years, our friends at FoF have been showcasing fresh, up and coming artists in new and exciting ways! Read all about this unique label and who exactly comprises this special collective in our exclusive interview with Leeor Brown, founder of FoF, and one half of tomorrow night’s featured DJ duo, Young Adults.
Tiger & Woods – Pitch [Editainment]
Psychemagik – Beauty & The Bass [White Label]
Chamboche – Into The Murk [Young Adults]
Crazy P – Heartbreaker (Huxley Remix) [2020 Vision]
LOL Boys & Grown Folk – Ghost Path [Young Adults]
Waze & Odyssey – Our World [Throne of Blood]
Sleepyhead – Good Love [Party Guy Records]
Tensnake – Mainline (Dub) [Defected]
Tigerskin – Try The Impossible [Future Classic]
Volta Cab – Strange Days (Creative Swing Alliance Remix) [Illusion Recordings]
Jacques Renault – Back To You (Paradis Remix) [Lets Play House]
Tell us about Friends of Friends. How did you come up with the concept?
It was just a way of tying a bunch of things together. When I used to shop for records, I would always looks at 3 things. The art, the collabs and the label. Those three would basically tell you about someones aesthetic, who they’re friends with or who respects their music enough to work with them and their general vibe. I wanted that all to ring true immediately for FoF releases, so I ask every artist about who they might know that can help them make their release special. Would way rather that than some random a&r decisions like “get a hot vocalist” or whatever. We try and make it about building a community of friends that all make great art. And the releases come out great because of it.
What separates FoF from other labels/brands in the same market? Your website states that the name “Friends of Friends” is “the driving force behind the label and website, referring to the most effective way (yet traditional way!) people learn about new music: through Friends!” Tell us how this process works!
I kind of touched on it in the last answer but basically the people closest to you are the ones who want to see you succeed the most. So we try and incorporate all of FoF’s artists friends and our friends of friends in our planning of say, releases and remixes, all the way down to our website’s news and bookings for events etc. It’s about hopefully showing the world that FoF is a network of talented and passionate people that can all build careers by supporting one another’s art.
Young Adults is your side project with David Fisher. Tell us how this collab came about and the connection with your label.
Ah, D is just one of my oldest and best friends. We’ve DJed together for about 8 years now. We played house parties mostly for years… total bedroom DJs. For the longest time the US wasn’t really fucking with what we playing. A lot of German techno, old disco and house records etc. We just kept it low-key for a while. But a few years back we started really talking about starting a label and last year we finally made it a reality. YA is FoF’s “sister label.” We wanted to push vinyl, slow mixes, long songs and all that as a counter to the laptop DJ culture that’s been everywhere. We’ve put out 3 records now and have played started playing out a ton. This summer we got to take over the Ace Hotel Palm Springs for a weekend, opened for Omar S at A Club Called Rhonda and now headlining Dim Mak Tuesdays. Been a pretty awesome ride so far
We’ve heard Friends of Friends referred to as “a collective.” Who exactly comprises this collective and how does one become a part of it?
Honestly it’s pretty nebulous. I can name so manyyyy people who are extended fam but i guess it starts by the artist releases put out by the label. Salva, Shlohmo, Groundislava, Tomas Barfod, LOL Boys, Jerome LOL, Ernest Gonzales, Evenings and our newest signees Kyson and Perera Elsewhere all make up the crew now. But we’ve also had amazing more friends built through compilations, artist/project collabs, remixes and shows etc. People like Daedelus, Baths, Grenier, Low Limit, Robot Koch, Toy Selectah, the Wedidit and Anticon teams…I mean really this paragraph could go on forever. We’re very fortunate to have an extended network of rad talented people. On the video/visual side as well! I see you Great Nordic Swordfight, Video Marsh and Sus Boy
What are your plans/dreams/goals for 2013, both individually as an artist as well as for Friends of Friends? How would you like to expand FoF?
MY DREAM IS EVERYONE FALLS IN LOVE WITH KYSON & PERERA ELSEWHERE(our newest signings) LIKE I HAVE. Haha, but seriously my goal is to just stay on course. Definitely been building the infrastructure of FoF as a label. We signed a distribution deal in UK/EU with !K7 which I’m really excited about. We’ve been wanting to get our music out internationally way more so that’s definitely a great step. And really focus on continuing to develop good relationships and partnerships with other people doing rad things. Oh I guess also planning our anniversary stuff for ’14. Can’t believe it’s gonna be 5 years!!
TGIF? No! TGIFF! “Thank god it’s f*cking Friday” with this week’s #FreeFriday giveaway! Southern hip hop giant DJ Burn One puts his signature stamp on Will Brennan‘s “RNR” and slows it down from 100 miles an hour to booty grindin’ speed limit!. Who knew driving speed limit could be so good?! The track has an authentic Texas chop/screw vibe with shades of an Atlanta trap influence.
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Carnage & Tony Junior “Michael Jordan” iTunes: https://itun.es/i6xp6SB | Beatport: http://btprt.dj/15cYtJk Amazon: http://amzn.to/16WXXNu | Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1aGsi7a What do you get when you put DJ Carnage and Steve Aoki in a room together? In the words of Aoki…
Toronto-based live electronic outfit KEYS N KRATES presents “Dum Dee Dum,” their newest single off the upcoming SoLow EP out this September on Dim Mak Records. KEYS N KRATES recently partnered with BBC Radio 1 tastemaker DJ/radio personality Annie Mac…
Coone’s premiere single on Dim Mak Records will literally blow all you know, straight out of the water. “Times Gettin’ Hard” is a look inside the mind of an aspiring artist trying to make his way to the top. It’s not easy, but with persistence and drive, the top is but a stone’s throw away.
Longtime friends since their early production days, Tritonal and 7 Skies infuse their melodious and experimental signature sounds into ‘RESET’, a hard-hitting banger that has been supported by everyone from Nicky Romero, Gareth Emery, Cazzette, Hardwell, W&W, and Ferry Corsten.
If you’ve ever been to a Sounds Like Fun event, you know to expect the unexpected and leave with at least one or two less items of clothing by the end of the night. The entire experience becomes one steamy-hot fusion of futuristic hip-hop and electronic sounds, coupled with an energetic, funky crowd vibe.
The brainchild of leading Chicago hip-hop tastemaker Chuck Inglish, founder of The Cool Kids and recent producer for artists such as Mac Miller, Rick Ross, Asher Roth, Casey Veggies, and Curren$y, Sounds Like Fun is an emerging lifestyle brand that is creating a central home for LA’s experimental hip-hop/electronic scene. With past performances from artists like A-Trak, King Chip, Asher Roth, Jesse Marco, King Chip, OG Ron C, Theophilus London, Xaphoon Jones, Yasmin, Fat Tony, Bushwick Bill, and others, Sounds Like Fun is making moves and giving the current, rapidly evolving hip-hop/EDM generation what they want.
Having recently teamed up with the Dim Mak fam to host a monthly event at Dim Mak Studios, Sounds Like Fun has taken the party to a whole new level: it’s literally BLING BLING meets TWERK NATION meets TURN UP meets TRILL AS F*CK. It’s an experience you DON’T want to miss. Check the video and photos below for a taste of what’s in store in a couple of weeks and “Like” Dim Mak Live on Facebook to stay up to date on all the epic SOUNDS LIKE FUN // DIM MAK parties!
THIS JUST IN: Parts 1 & 2 of our eagerly awaited three-part Dim Mak 2013 Up All Night Beatpatrol series is now live on our YouTube channel!
The Dim Mak Krew definitely kicked off the summer in true, up-all-night party spirit at this two-day rage fest of EDM madness – even if you weren’t able to participate in person, we’ve brought the experience to you in the videos & photos below….100% uncensored.
Also be sure to subscribe to the Dim Mak YouTube channel for the upcoming release of Part 3, the grand finale, of the series! #UpAllNightDM
While it’s all well and good to rattle off a list of accomplishments, sometimes it’s just easier to name-drop. Keys N Krates has toured and played alongside Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Pretty Lights, Major Lazer, Girl Talk and Zeds Dead in recent years, and received support from notable electronic artists such as Diplo and TNGHT. There’s a smorgasbord of talent in this Toronto-based trio — Dave Matisse on keyboards, Adam Tune on drums and Jr. Flo on turntables — which has been blending electronic and trap music with rap beats since 2008. They played SXSW, Ultra and Wakarusa music festivals, and are getting ready to release their SoLow EP in September. (via USA Today)
Following the explosive release of their Asphyxiation single which reached #1 on Beatport Electronica Top 100, accompanied by the official music video which went viral on several tastemaking sites such as This Song Is Sick, Bro Bible, Hypebeast, and many more…
Who doesn’t love free sh*t? Especially when it comes to music! Our boy Clinton VanSciver has teamed up with popular EDM site Dancing Astronaut to offer you an exclusive download of his single Finding Other Doors, fresh off his newly released Indie Anna Jones EP which recently hit Beatport Top 10. In his classic dirty pop/electro style, VanSciver takes us to new heights and places in our mind we’ve never been with Finding Other Doors, described as “a lush tapestry of ambient bass music” by Dancing Astronaut. Do yourself a favor and head over to Dancing Astronaut right now to get in on this journey to the top tier of sonic heaven. Also be sure to visit VanSciver’s artist profile on our website to stay up to date on all his latest and upcoming releases and follow him on twitter @CVanSciver.
Nobody does up all night DIRTY like the Dim Mak boys at Beatpatrol Festival 2013. In fact, if we were to rate the content of this video according to tit size, we’d say it’s pretty much THE DOUBLE DEEZ. Witness Tai, Deorro, Datsik, Autoerotique, Angger Dimas, South Central, Dirtyphonics, Proxy, Haezer, and the boss man himself Steve Aoki, as they bring the party to Europe, Dim Mak style, in Part I of our Beatpatrol 2013 series. We’re talking vodka flowing like wine, bottles poppin’, hot girls, fire explosions, crowd-surfing, pulsing lights, heavy beats…in the words of Autoerotique, “EDM man, this is all EDM right here.” Erotic Drunken Mayhem? We’ll let you be the judge! Stay tuned for Beatpatrol Part II as the Dim Mak crew takes their 48-hour European all nighter to the next level!
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If there’s one DJ that’s really making a mark on both EDM music and culture right now, it’s Carnage. With DJ support from Tiësto, Avicii, A-Trak, Porter Robinson, and Paul Oakenfold, to name a few, his own “Carnage Presents: INCREDIBLE” radio show on Sirius XM’s Electric Area, and his explosive performance at EDC 2013, Carnage has become an EDM icon – a trance god. In this fourteen minute documentary-style video, Carnage grants us an all-access, VIP backstage pass to his life as he parties on a first-name basis with heavy hitters like Tiesto and Morgan Page, takes his “trill as f*ck” grandma with him to EDC, lays down the beats in front of thousands of people, and describes the exhausting yet surreal journey he’s been on as he continues to, in his own words “do this for the people.” DISCLAIMER: only watch this video if you don’t mind hearing “twerk, turn up, and trill” used in the same sentence. But we know you love it.
With the recent release of His collab “Michael Jordan” with Tony Junior, which has received DJ support from tastemakers such as Martin Solveig who dropped it in his set at Tomorrowland over the weekend, Carnage’s star is rising to the top at an unprecedented speed.
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French electronic dance music quartet Dirtyphonics brings the noise with “No Stopping Us,” featured on their debut album Irreverence, out now on Dim Mak Records. The track is a hard-hitting banger featuring critically acclaimed U.K. rap/grime/dubstep group Foreign Beggars.
In an industry permeated by genres on top of genres, finding a producer who can seamlessly fit multiple styles into one track is incredibly refreshing. Such is the case with FUNKAGENDA and his release of “Samsara”, a two-track, heavy-hitting single made of unadulterated dance madness…
The “Asphyxiation” remix package features four hot remixes done by Skitzofrenix, LOUDPVCK, Botnek, and Uberjak’d. As if the original wasn’t sexual enough, this diverse compilation of remixes is sure to give you a series of eargasms like none you’ve ever had before!
Canada’s dubstep sensation, Datsik, presents “Light The Fuse”, another bass-fueled track that promises to wobble, kick, and wobble some more. After putting out a number of remixes for some of the biggest names in the scene and countless collaborations with some of the hottest…
Felix Cartal’s new video for “Young Love,” the first single off his upcoming Past Present Felix EP and starring vocals from Koko LaRoo, is basically about a bunch of babes in bikinis bouncing on bicycles and bashing balloons at boys. Hope you like the letter B.
Opening shot: four ripped bros strolling down a Vancouver sidewalk. “I just finished lunch with the guys,” the main muscly guy who forgot to button his shirt says on his phone [italics are mine]. “I’m just chilling at the pool with the girls,” purrs a buxom babe at the end of the line as she slowly spreads oil all over her assets [italics again mine]. This delineation between the sexes is extremely important because it sets up the rest of the storyline, which is a—spoiler alert—PRANK WAR: GIRLS VERSUS GUYS!!!
As soon as the bros arrive at the pool (so jelly of that gigantic floating pretzel btw), guns and carnage ensue. Is this a sly political commentary on gun control laws in America? Nah… let’s just stick with balloons and boobs.
Travis Barker and Yelawolf Get an EDM Overhaul in ‘Push Em’ (Steve Aoki and Travis Barker Remix) – Song Premiere
Ubiquitous drummer Travis Barker and electro master Steve Aoki have joined forces on a remix of “Push ‘Em”, a track from Barker and rapper Yelawolf’s 2012 EP Psycho White.
“Travis Barker is hands down my favorite musician to work with,” Dim Mak label founder and veteran remixer Aoki tells Rolling Stone. “Whether it’s original material like we did on ‘Misfits’ or ‘Cudi the Kid,’ or doing this remix for his group. . . [Barker] has the best vocal samples to use for a stomping club record.”
(via Rolling Stone)
Read the full Rolling Stone write up here.
Steve Aoki is back for another wild installment of the Aoki Files, in f*cking Tenerife! This time the Dim Mak captain takes a moment away from his signature crowd surfing to chat with The Partysquad for a short and sweet interview about the “bomb banger” “P.O.V. 2.0″ with The Death Set featuring Diplo released on Dim Mak Records. If you’re looking for an epic summer tune that goes harder than any other track out there, then you need to get your hands on this masterwork collaboration!
RNR 2.0 is Will Brennan‘s sexy summer follow up to his “RNR” single and, true to Will’s signature musical style, the song can’t be defined by just one genre. RNR 2.0 is infused with soothing acoustic melodies, the sensual voice of Jenny Reynolds…
Following a massive performance at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Los Angeles-based producer/DJ CARNAGE is teaming up with Dim Mak for the release of his upcoming single “Michael Jordan,” a collaboration with Dutch producer Tony Junior…
Los Angeles-based producer STATIC REVENGER joins forces with singer-songwriter KAY, a regular Dim Mak collaborator, for the release of “Back Off, Bitch!” The single features a feisty dance/club beat with a fiery Kay unleashing “Fight Club”-ready lyrics.
“PNKRZ!”, the latest single by industrial-electronica band Army Of The Universe, encompasses a new cross-over experience for the band that features industrial and punk elements in a modern structure. AOU has evolved their post-rock roots by recreating their signature analog synth and…
NEW IVORY has premiered their official music video for “Youth And Old Age” from their new ‘Nothing’ EP. The video pays homage to classic teen movies with a warped and modern twist. NEW IVORY performs at a house party full of beautiful girls, rugged boys, booze, moshing, and crazy party antics. What’s better than that? Nothing. ‘Nothing’ EP, that is. NEW IVORY brings back your youth with four tracks of grinding, writhing indie rock that’s reminiscent of the early 90s, but with far more heart and better style. So go get ‘Nothing,’ out now on Dim Mak Records. Follow NEW IVORY as they continue to make music that will ensure their place on the throne of musical geniuses for years to come.
Do you like water balloons, bikes, babes and oversized pretzels? Then you’re in luck! Felix Cartal‘s new super summery music video for “Young Love feat. Koko LaRoo” comes out in just 2 more days! Check the video above for a quick snippet of what to look forward to.
Named after the basketball legend, the duo’s first collaboration scores big. MIchael Jordan’s legacy is untouchable. His six NBA Championship rings are proof of it. They’re drawn in the artwork of Carnage and Tony Junior’s new single named after His Airness. The two…
With the recent release of their “Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 2″ EP, the highly anticipated follow-up to their chart-reigning EP “Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1,” Infected Mushroom is already reclaiming their top-of-the-charts reign with Vol. 2 reaching #3 on iTunes Top Dance Albums this past Tuesday. And it doesn’t stop there. We just received news that “Nerds on Mushrooms” is currently ranked at #1 on popular EDM site Track It Down’s Dubstep Chart. We look foward to more domination from Infected Mushroom in the weeks and months to come. Head over to Beatport to purchase their most recent, insane trip of an EP and follow them on Twitter @infected to stay up to date on all their latest moves. Also be sure to visit the Track It Down website to stream the hot new single “Nerds on Mushrooms”.
Once again, it’s Friday at Dim Mak and that basically means two things: GET NAKED//WEIRD and FREE MUSIC. We’re stoked to share this ill mash-up from up and comer Carlos Melange featuring Hardwell‘s chart-topping festival anthem “Apollo” and our very own Showtek‘s “Slow Down” …
You won’t want to miss this exclusive interview with rapidly evolving DJ god Autoerotique as he gives Aoki the 4-1-1 on his hot new single “Apshyxiation.” Not only has the track blown up the Beatport charts in recent days, but it’s also launched viral web buzz with the incredibly erotic (no pun intended) music video featuring a bunch of scantily clad sex vixens playing an intense game of dodgeball. In other news, Autoerotique dishes on the recent remix EP for his Beatport-charting collaboration single with Felix Cartal, “The Alarm.” Be sure to head over to Autoerotique’s artist profile on the Dim Mak website to check out all of his latest releases and follow him on Twitter (@autoerotique) as he keeps making moves.