Author: Tim Gauthier
Israeli DJ-producer Borgore has a knack for stitching together eclectic styles. As a former death-metal drummer, he brings a hard-hitting approach to his electronic tunes – but he’s still savvy enough to collaborate with artists of very different genres. On his new single, “Wild Out,” he brings both a pop singer, Paige, and a rapper, Waka Flocka Flame, into the fold.
Borgore had high praise for her, as well as for his guest rapper. “Working with Waka was like working with the energy of an MMA fight, while Paige brought a serene, silky, angel-like voice and I had to somehow mix them both together. Mission.”
“Wild Out” will be released on October 15th, on Dim Mak Records, and it’s available for pre-order on iTunes and Borgore’s official website. The Wild Out EP will be released later this fall.
(via Rolling Stone)
“Daniel (LA Riots) and I have wanted to do a track together for a while, so when we got the chance it was really exciting. I had been a fan of his few a while. We asked up and comer Jessie Malakouti join us on this track and she added a really special element…” – ThankYouX
We are elated to announce that Goon Squad’s recent “Twerk EP” release just last week has been getting great reception from bass music fans alike. Just in the past week, all the support its received pushed it up the #11 spot on Hip-Hop Top 100 Releases Beatport chart. Even better yet, we just received news that the second track on this hard hitting release, “Correction,” has already earned the #1 position on Track It Down’s Top 100 Dubstep tracks. At this rate, the “Twerk EP” will definitely be heard in clubs all around the nation. Be sure to cop your own “Twerk EP” on Beatport to enjoy these bangin’ tunes for yourself, and like Goon Squad on Facebook to keep updated. You can also check out the Track It Down website to steam this bass heavy track.
Now firmly cemented as one of the staple tracks in the Dirtyphonics discography, “Hanging On Me” made headlines earlier in 2013 for its huge dubstep sound. Now a number of versatile artists have lent their hands to remix this dancefloor devastator into wholly different creations.
SAVAGE SKULLS & DOUSTER released the Bass Kick EP in early 2013, a mixture of 808’s, garage and even Dutch influence across its tracks. The time has come for a number of producers to try their hands at these songs…
Kevin Focus shows us that, when it comes to electronic music, less isn’t always more. In fact “Less is Snore”. The long awaited follow up to Focus’s number one selling EP Stuck 7/Brock Out takes his progressive, big room sound and fuses it with his past underground roots.
2013 has been a huge year for English alternative band, “Scanners.” This June marked the release of their long awaited third album, “Love is Symmetry” on Dim Mak Records. To follow up, 5 songs on the album have been chosen for 8 remixers to give their interpretation on Scanners.
Felix Cartal is experiencing a monumental year! With a slew of chart-topping releases, including his recent “Past, Present, Felix” EP, and a North American tour that kicked off with a bang, Canada’s electro-house golden boy knows no limits!
Having just reached the #1 spot on Hype Machine popular charts, Felix’s summer single “Young Love (feat. KoKo LaRoo)” is making massive waves in the blogosphere. To add fuel to that fire, the official video for the track has just been featured as one of the “fresh videos” on Canada’s iconic pop-culture site www.muchmusic.com!
Felix will be participating in an in-studio interview with Much Music coming up soon! #staytuned
Calling all explorers, adventurers, thrill seekers, and bad asses alike! To celebrate the release of the Indie Anna Jones (Remixes) EP from Clinton VanSciver, available now on Dim Mak Records, Dim Mak presents the official Clinton VanSciver “Indie Anna Jones” Remix Scavenger Hunt.
Is there any sound so tough that a U.K. garage refix can’t turn into something pliable and seductive? Apparently, not, at least judging from the Los Angeles producer Kastle’s remix of “Hanging on Me,” a new song from the French quartet Dirtyphonics. Their recent singles have typically trod the line between headbanging and Ed Banging: “No Stopping Us,” featuring Foreign Beggars, was hip-house via Alice in Chains, while “Walk in the Fire” was forged of blast beats and chugging metal guitars. “Hanging on Me” is similar, marrying Master of Puppets-inspired twinned leads to a shuddering, dubsteppy cadence and topping it off with vocals from the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, who here sounds, improbably but intriguingly, a little like Cat Power imitating Ozzy Osbourne. In Kastle’s hands, though, the tune flashes back to 2-step’s glory days, complete with bouncy organ bass line and synths as bubbly as a freshly uncorked bottle of Dom. In contrast to 2-step’s habit of making chipmunks out of its singers, he plays Moss’ vocals relatively straight, save for a judicious bit of glottal chopping, but he strays from convention by briefly flipping the groove into a brittle triplet rhythm that’s halfway between trap and Schaffel. If you’ve ever dreamed of a Lex Luger/Superpitcher collaboration, here’s the next best thing. (via SPIN)
With over 700 submissions, the Dim Mak x Earmilk x TomorrowWorld DJ Open fueled one of the hottest competitive bonfires in electronic dance music history!
Hundreds of aspiring DJ’s from across the nation put their heart and soul into creating mixes that blew our minds. It would be an understatement to say that choosing a winner was not easy and we appreciate each and every person who submitted. However, after hours of listening to and researching each contestant, it soon became clear to us who the winner should be, based upon the rules and regulations we established from the beginning.
Not only did we pay special attention to the originality, creativity, and diversity of the mix, we also took into consideration the way in which the artist branded themselves to their fans and the hussle and drive they’ve put into making a name for themselves and their music thus far. In the end, we chose a well-rounded winner we believe to be not only extremely talented, but also excellent at strategically and creatively marketing themselves and their music to their audience while differentiating themselves from the competition.
And now, without further adieu, the artist we’ve chosen to open the Dim Mak Up All Night Stage at the first-ever TomorrowWorld 2013 is LA-based producer duo, 2 DEEP:
Check out their contest mix here: soundcloud.com/2-deep/2deep-tomorrowworld-x-dimmak
GET READY FOR THE DIM MAK UP ALL NIGHT STAGE AT TOMORROWWORLD 2013!!!!
Official Dim Mak TomorrowWorld Mix by Garmiani: https://soundcloud.com/dimmakrecords/dim-mak-up-all-night
Catch a glimpse of what’s in store: Up All Night Tomorrowland Documentary: http://dmak.co/1dHm3Bz
This past weekend marked the first, national Red Bull Flugtag event in Long Beach, CA. Over 110,000 people spectators showed up to watch as 28 teams launched their clever flying contraptions off the Rainbow Harbor pier in hopes of taking home the title of champion and possibly breaking a world record.
Being Dim Mak, we can never resist a challenge, so we teamed up with our good friends at We Are Matik to create the Interactive Boombox Flugtag. While we didn’t take first place or set a world record, we did get a 7.5 for creativity and kicked it with the Workaholics doods (see below). Next year we plan on returning to the annual Red Bull Flugtag with a vengeance like no other – DOMINATION #BYANYMEANSNECESSARY
Peep the vid of our heroic flight, led by none other than CAPTAIN JENKS (see above).
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The vibes at Tomorrowland 2013 felt more alive this year than ever before, especially when Dim Mak head honcho Steve Aoki went b2b at Tomorrowland’s Main Stage with 16 other artists from the Dim Mak family including acts like Zedd, Afrojack, Datsik, Carnage, South Central, Deorro, Dzeko & Torres, Angger Dimas, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonics, TAI, Will Brennan, and even Iron Man.
This breathtaking video features a ton of new and upcoming releases and gives an essential taste of the Dim Mak sound!
Be sure to catch more of your favorite Dim Mak artists as they grace the “Up All Night” stage at the inaugural TomorrowWorld festival in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. Sept. 27, 2013!
1 – Steve Aoki & Rune RK feat. RAS “Bring You To Life (Transcend)”
2 – Angger Dimas feat. Will Brennan “Speakers Bout To Blow” https://itun.es/i6xy7v5
3 – Angger Dimas “Boom Do It Like That” https://itun.es/i6xn5xH
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“I put together this EP using many different ideas and sounds, drawing inspiration from artist such as W&W, Deorro, Showtek, Diplo, Kendrick Lamar and Tyga . I wanted to fuse all of these elements together with the goal of coming out with something truly unique…” – ZooFunktion
COME AND GET IT!!!! Two #FreeFriday episodes in one day?@?!@#? Spiderman’s balls that’s amazing! A dream come true some might say. For episode two today we’re blessing your ears and hard drives with a hardstep remix to South Central’s “Jaw Drop” courtesy of Sawgood. If…
Well, well, well- lookie here! It’s a new remix of early 90’s anthem, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from Nirvana. The leader in the Seattle grunge scene, in fact their beloved In Utero album turned twenty years old last week. We get that this rock song has been redone for over twenty years, so we thought we should giveaway a remix that one-ups the competition for #FreeFriday. Carlos Melange versus Move & Harren in this remix, complete with a big electro drop that is sure to light any and all flannel shirts on fire. Dim Mak is NOT responsible for your flannel shirt related spontaneous combustion.
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A first for Dim Mak, we have some stellar news to share with the hardstyle community, and the dedicated family of electronic dance music as a whole. We are excited to announce that our first ever hardstyle signee, Coone, has topped the Beatport Hard Dance chart! The Belgian native dropped “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” just under a week ago as a Beatport exclusive, and it has already shot all the way to the top of its respective genre chart.
The second single from his upcoming full-length album Global Dedication, “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” is the official track for Q-Dance video coverage at TomorrowWorld 2013. Featuring the vocals of Chris Madin, Coone himself is excited to spin the track and perform at this year’s inaugural TomorrowWorld event in Chattahoochee. Coone plays on Saturday, September 28th of the Georgia festival, as well as at The Sound of Q-Dance on October 5th, alongside hardstyle contemporaries Noisecontrollers, Wildstylez, Gunz for Hire and more.
As he prepares to hit the road once again this fall, Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ and electronic dance music entrepreneur STEVE AOKI has announced additional support acts for his upcoming Aokify America Tour. For the tour, AOKI has drafted an elite group of artists from the DIM MAK roster—the independent record label, events and lifestyle company, and apparel line he founded in 1996 and presenting partner of the tour—including Felix Cartal, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonics, Keys N Krates, Garmiani, Deorro, Rune RK, and Botnek as well as a new, specially designed production from performer Kryoman entitled HEX3D. Already featuring a stellar lineup with bass “Legend” Borgore and hip-hop heavyweight Waka Flocka Flame as direct support, with special guest Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes/N.E.R.D.) appearing on select dates, the Aokify America Tour stands as one of the highlights on this year’s touring circuit. Tickets for the Aokify America Tour are on sale now: aokifyamerica.com.
The newly confirmed rotating talent on the Aokify America Tour adds a diverse array of artists spanning a wide spectrum of electronic music styles. Coming off his most successful release to date with the Past, Present, Felix EP on Dim Mak Records—praised by ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and BILLBOARD.COM, who called featured track “New Scene” “one of the best dance recordings of the year”—Felix Cartal brings his signature electro house sounds. Toronto-based electro producer Autoerotique adds a heavier sound to the mix, best exemplified on the latest track“Play It Again” and the recent Asphyxiation (Remixes) EP, both out now on Dim Mak Records. Featured on AOKI’s Deadmeat Tour in 2012, French electronic dance music quartet DIRTYPHONICS return with their trademark heavy bass heard on their debut full-length album Irreverence and the corresponding No Stopping Us (Remixes) EP, both available now on Dim Mak Records. Dubbed “EDM’s hottest live band” by BILLBOARD.COM and featured by USA Today, Toronto-based live electronic outfit Keys N Krates recently released their SOLOW EP on Dim Mak Records, which highlights their trap-tinged electronic/hip-hop hybrid sound. Also featured on the tour are producers Garmiani, Deorro, house/techno artist Rune RK, and production/DJ duo Botnek. Additionally, performer Kryoman introduces his innovative production setup HEX3D on the Aokify America Tour, which pushes the boundaries of live, audiovisual performance art.
The new talent is not the only major tour announcement being made though. A proponent of pro-social causes and a philanthropist in his own right, AOKI’s Steve Aoki Charitable Fund is donating a dollar for every ticket sold throughout the tour to a charity selected by his fans via Facebook. Furthermore, for every year AOKI has been alive, he will match a corresponding $1,000 for a total of $36,000 on the tour. Fans will be encouraged to vote for their chosen charity from a group of four pre-selected organizations, including: American Brain Foundation, committed to curing brain disease; University of Rochester – Memory Care Program, providing diagnosis, treatment, and care of neurodegenerative conditions that affect the elderly and the aging nervous system; Brain Preservation Foundation, evaluating “plastination” and “cryonics,” two ways doctors might inexpensively preserve the brain of a dying person; and Infusio, pushing the fusion of cutting-edge science and the newest developments in complementary medicine placed in a spa-like healing environment. Fans can vote via a dedicated poll on STEVE AOKI’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Steve.Aoki) starting October 9 through November 23. Following the tour, AOKI will hand deliver the check to the chosen charity. For more information, visit: www.steveaokifund.com.
Meanwhile, STEVE AOKI is dominating the music world with the massive Linkin Parkcollaboration “A Light That Never Comes,” out now on Warner Bros. Records, and“Boneless,” a collaboration with Chris Lake and Tujamo (Ultra Music), which hit #1on Beatport.
King of punk rock dance music Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, better known as The Bloody Beetroots, has released his highly anticipated HIDE today via Ultra Music! HIDE premiered last week on Rolling Stone.com and features a number of cameos including Brooklyn-based rapped Theophilus…
On one of the staple releases for Dim Mak this summer, Carnage and Tony Junior teamed up for the ultimate basketball ode, “Michael Jordan”. Delivering the proper testament to this courtside legend, the original track brought the ever needed energy to dancefloors and festival grounds…
Last Fall, Brighton based group SOUTH CENTRAL electrified dancefloors across the world with their Hollywood EP, chock full of hard hitting bass sounds that thoroughly satisfied the palates of dubstep and electro fanatics. The time has come for even more.
Linkin Park officially revealed the band’s new collaboration with Steve Aoki, “A Light that Never Comes,” on L.A.’s KROQ (a Radio.com station) this morning. While fans were able to “unlock” the song late last week by playing the band’s new Facebook game…
Were someone to describe Keys N Krates as an artist who includes Diplo and Annie Mac as friends, one whose schedule includes appearances at festival stages like HARD, Mad Decent Block Party and Electric Zoo, and one who is signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, you might have and idea of who this artist is. But as a live electronic band, Toronto-based trio Keys N Krates, are anything but a typical EDM act.
In fact, as they show on their new EP, SOLOW, out this Tuesday, there’s still a lot of room for originality in a genre typically defined by similarities. Check out the first listen of SOLOW here, on CODE.
For today’s edition of #FreeFriday, Los Angeles producer Clinton VanSciver is giving away a free download of his track “Indie Anna Jones” featuring Queen B remixed by electro producer Dirty Disco Youth.
Coone’s new track ‘Our Fairytale’ is the second release of his forthcoming album ‘Global Dedication’ which will be released around October 2013 on Dim Mak records. Fasten your seat belts for this Hardstyle fairytale roller coaster and experience…
Attention: Red Bull Junkies!!
Dim Mak has teamed up with We Are Matik to create the Interactive Boombox Flugtag for the 2013 Red Bull Flugtag event in Long Beach on Sept. 21st.
We will be hosting a special, interactive send-off celebration at the first night of our new residency at Create Nightclub THIS SUNDAY 9/15!
Come ready to decorate the Dim Mak Flugtag with paint pens, take Instagram photos, and more!
Go LIKE the Interactive Boombox Flugtag Facebook page to stay up to date on the progress of the flugtag + how to win entry to the official Red Bull Flugtag After Party and kick it with the Dim Mak Krew!
FELIX CARTAL is fresh off the success of his most recent EP, Past Present Felix, with the hit lead single “Young Love”. The follow-up single, “After Dark”, takes a more euphoric approach with enchanting melodies and hypnotizing female vocals.
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” has become the next stalwart across dance floor. And…..
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, and a backdrop of trap beats…
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…