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#FreeFriday Episode No. 103: Uberjak’d – Yahtzee

September 19, 2014 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, Blog Tags: , , , , , ,
It’s Friday and we love you guys and gals so here’s more FREE music!

Uberjak’d‘s “Yahtzee” off of his recently released EP ‘Turn Up The Club
Download the full EP on iTunes: http://geni.us/TurnUpTheClubEP


 

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Rollin’ with the homies: Ookay’s Night Drive Mix Vol. 3

September 17, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , , , ,

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Rev up your engines and roll down your windows cause San Diego producer Ookay has blessed us with the third volume of his Night Drive Mix. Flowing freely from deep house grooves into summery nu-disco dreams and low-end bass bombs, this fifteen minute mix caps off with Ookay’s forthcoming release “Ghost” out soon on Dim Mak Records.

This mix is more than just Ookay.

 

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GLOWINTHEDARK & Deorro’s new collab ‘Rave Century’

September 16, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, New Music Tags: , ,

“Rather than stick to his progressive wave as the vocal mix of “Five Hours” takes flights, Deorro meets GLOWINTHEDARK closer to their comfort zone, with a big room bangers to bring the fall in properly.”Dancing Astronaut

Dutch duo GLOWINTHEDARK and LA producer Deorro have teamed up to contribute to the worldwide rave phenomenon with “Rave Century.” Out now on Dim Mak, “Rave Century” is a high-energy ode to electronic music enthusiasts and dancefloors everywhere. Together, the rising newcomers and highly sought after PandaFunk leader create a thrilling sound that’s begging to be blasted from the nearest speaker.
 

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Out Now: Botnek & 3LAU – ‘Vikings’ (Bixel Boys Remix)

September 16, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, New Music Tags: , , , , ,

Botnek and 3LAU’s collab “Vikings” has been reworked by the Bixel Boys, switching up the once electro track, instead with progressive vibes: driving drums, a smattering of spacey synths, and a sick-ass bassline. Rarely does a remix have such wide-appeal & high-praise from all the top blogs – Dancing Astronaut, Insomniac News, Do Androids Dance, Stoney Roads, Earmilk. #FREELIFE
 

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New remix package for DOCO & Janpier’s “Spin It Back”

September 16, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, New Music Tags: , , , , , , ,




Known for his unique sound, chart topping remixes, and creating the largest electro party in South Florida DOCO brought us “Spin It Back” with Puerto Rican artist Janpier. This bigroom track featured an epic drop juxtaposed with a melody that instantly transports you to a festival MainStage…. And now it’s been REMIXED!
 

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 102: DOCO & Janpier – Spin It Back (G-Buck Remix)

September 12, 2014 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, Blog Tags: , , , , , , ,
Check out G-Buck‘s monster rework of DOCO & Janpier‘s “Spin It Back.” This remix is part of the “Spin It Back” remix package coming out next week on iTunes & Beatport. Grab this FREE download and go share it with your friends and show them how much cooler you are than them. #YouAreWelcome

P.S. This new remix from G-Buck may cause soiled undies. You’ve been warned.


 

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#BEATPORTDECADE ELECTRO

September 12, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, New Music Tags: , , ,

#BEATPORTDECADE

Beatport has launched their #BeatportDecade campaign in celebration of it’s 10-year anniversary and invited influential record labels to curate compilations memorializing the digital download network’s history.

Selected to participate in BeatportDecade’s Electro category, Dim Mak has dug through our crates of electronic magic to hand-select a 10-track album featuring one or two releases per year from the last decade.

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Bixel Boys make their Dim Mak Debut with ‘Vikings’ Remix – Exclusive Interview

September 9, 2014 Jaime Sloane Blog, Interviews Tags: , , , , , ,

Up-and-coming kings of the underground Bixel Boys make their Dim Mak Records debut with an innovative rework of Botnek and 3LAU’s collaboration “Vikings.” The Los Angeles-bred duo has been making major waves on their ascension to the top, touting their flavorful style of classical 90’s elements-meets-deep house vibes across the country with appearances at Electric Daisy Carnival, Splash House, SnowGlobe and HARD Summer. We caught up with Ian and Rob ahead of their Dim Mak release to chat about their history, productions and big plans for the future.

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Tell me about how you two met and began collaborating as Bixel Boys.

Ian) We met through a mutual friend and with our powers combined we became CAPTAIN PLAN — I mean Bixel Boys.

You guys are a product of the Los Angeles scene and continue to act as influential tastemakers throughout the city. How has Los Angeles influenced and inspired your music?

Ian) It’s an awesome collection of creatives all congregated in one place, it’s a great incubator for all of us and we love all the support that we get from those around us pursuing similar endeavors

Your musical styles range greatly from deep house and ghetto-tech to hip-hop and underground. How would you categorize your sound?

Rob) I don’t think that there’s just one way to pin-point our sound. It’s a bit of a musical exploration. We made it clear early on that we weren’t necessarily going to decide on a genre before starting any song.  I think this keeps our minds fresh and makes producing a little more fun.

After less than two years producing and DJing as the Bixel Boys, you’ve grown from spinning at house parties to performing at festivals like HARD and EDC. What do you make of your meteoric rise to fame?

Ian) “Meteoric rise to fame ” is a WEEEEEEE bit of an overstatement haha we’re not popping bottles with Diddy, eating caviar on yachts in San Tropez or anything.  Whatever small steps towards personal success we have made have come from hard work, everything from prepping different sets to every show, late nights in the studio, and hours of designing all play a part to what we do.

Rob) We also have a great team around us which can equate to some of that overnight success, but we still have a long way to go to achieve what we’re actually trying to do.

How do your sets differ when performing at smaller intimate venues versus on festival stages?

Ian) Festivals we like to make as much of a ‘ performance ‘ as we can and really take people on a musical journey, example this year at EDC we played everything from show tunes, disney theme songs, ACDC and tons of other surprises. I think more intimate settings allow us to read the crowd more and play more moody stuff to get people dancing instead of raving

You’ve been commissioned for official remixes of artists such as The Crystal Method, Architecture In Helsinki, Eliza Doolittle, Thomas Newson, Kayper and Kiesza. How do these remixes come together? What do you aim to bring to the table when reworking such well-known talent?

Ian) Sometimes we like a song, sometimes they approach us, its always different. We just want to be able to take the core of those songs and re-vision them thru our creative lens.

Rob) It’s about making sure that the essence of the original work is still apparent while putting the song in a different world. Sometimes it’s easier said than done. We go through a lot of different versions of things we remix before deciding on a direction.

Just this month you remixed Golden Features’ Tell Me featuring Nicole Miller and now you’ve put your spin on Botnek and 3LAU’s “Vikings.” Do you go into the studio with an idea of where you want to take the original tune, or do you let the ideas flow organically?

Ian) For remixes we tend to let the original dictate the direction we’re going to go.

Rob) For sure organically. We are blank slate producers i.e. no previous project copy/pasting. We tend to just start listening to the parts over and over again and solo’ing sections over random loops and samples until something jumps out at us.

Not only are you music makers, but you’ve also entered the world of fashion with your FREELIFE brand. Tell me about how this idea came together and how the unmistakable black jerseys caught fire so quickly.

Ian) We had a concept about viewing our peers and fans and ourselves as a team, and we wanted to create something that you couldn’t just purchase but you had to earn, so we designed the jersey ourselves and began to give it to people we respected, people really liked the design, the message, the fit and it took on a life of it’s own from there.

I’ve heard you’re launching a charitable arm of the FREELIFE brand soon, can you tell us a bit about that?

Ian) All of the pieces are still coming together but we can confirm that we’ll be linking up the Freelife brand with a charity very soon to start to give back, which is something thats always been very important to us.

What’s next for Bixel Boys?

Ian) more original tunes, gear, and ideas for everybody.

Coone let’s loose another banger – ‘Aladdin On E’

September 9, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, New Music Tags: , , ,

Coone. Hardstyle. Aladdin On E.

 

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 101: Cazzette – Sleepless (Shaun Frank Club Cover)

September 5, 2014 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, Blog Tags: , , , , , ,
It’s that time of the week again! Grab some new ammo for your weekend parties. New club cover from Shaun Frank of Cazzette‘s “Sleepless.”

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Out Now: Yellow Claw & LNY TNZ – Last Night Ever (Single + Remixes)

September 2, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, New Music Tags: , , , , , ,

Amsterdam trio Yellow Claw and Dutch duo LNY TNZ have partnered to unleashed the perfect party-starting anthem in the form of “Last Night Ever.” The Dim Mak fixture encourages the “you only live once” mindset in this explosive electro track helmed by jagged drumrolls, thunderous hardstyle breakdowns and raspy vocals reminding listeners to act like tonight’s the last night ever.

After an eclectic musical career careening between trap, dubstep, electro, hip-hop and moombahton, Yellow Claw has combined their assorted production prowesses in their latest release “Last Night Ever.” The multi-faceted trio has touted their signature brassy sound across the globe, performing at festivals like Tomorrowland and Made In America and releasing music on influential imprints like Dim Mak, Mad Decent, Spinnin’ Records, Fool’s Gold and Ultra Records.

Launching into the spotlight with “Last Night Ever,” LNY TNZ make a bold entrance to the dance music sphere and show no signs of slowing down. The Dutch duo has already produced alongside Diplo and Yellow Claw for “Techno,” and released “Shotgun” under Spinnin’ Records sub-label SPRS.

Last Night Ever” was reupholstered by Canadian duo Thugli and Netherlands producer Isaac. Premiered on Thump, Thugli‘s remix slowed the rapid-fire track down to a more relaxed tempo centering around anticipatory vocal drops and crawling drumrolls. Netherlands producer Isaac also reworked the tune, taking a more melodic approach with atmospheric synth work and hardstyle-infused bridges.



 

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 100: Steve Aoki vs Garmiani vs Kanye West – Bring You To Power

August 29, 2014 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, Blog Tags: , , , , , , , ,
It’s giveaway time!

We’re blessing you with a Power mashup from Steve Aoki & Garmiani with Kanye West’s ‘Power’ single. Press play then mash that download button!

Trivia time… Can you guess the Garmiani track used and the Aoki track used?


 

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