Category: Music

The Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Angger Dimas smash collaboration ‘Phat Brahms’ – Coming October 2nd!

September 28, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

What happens on tour stays on tour, right? Not if your names are Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas and you’ve got your collective production freak on!

Spawned from late night, long hour sessions aboard the infamous Deadmeat Bus during this summer’s critically acclaimed Tour, comes the foursome’s brand new lovechild ‘Phat Brahms’.

A high-energy, big-room, dance floor piece of dynamite that you’d expect from such an electric pool of production talent, the track has been causing pandemonium wherever and whenever any one of the foursome dropped it in a set – perfect case in point, the sensational four-way set at Tomorrowland 2012 below when Steve Aoki officially announced the track’s release in front of thousands of EDM faithful…

DJ Pierre’s “Strobe Lights, Laser, DISCO!” Beatport Chart

September 27, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

DJ Pierre has released his official Beatport Chart in honor of his latest release, Strobe Lights, Laser, DISCO! The 10 track chart is a perfect combination of acid, techno, tech house and electro tracks featuring artists such as Animal Prints, Harvard Bass, Zedd, Tom Trago, and more!

The Tracklist!
1. Cajmere, Wayne Williams – Acid House
2. DJ Pierre, Venus Flytraxx – Strobe Lights, Laster, Disco (feat. Venus Flytraxx)
3. Maetrik – The Reason
4. DJ Pierre, Carl Cox & Steve Ward – We Are Phuture (Carl Cox & Steve Ward Mix)
5. Zedd – Shotgun
6. Harvard Bass – Bugged
7. Tom Trago – Use Me Again (Carl Craig Remix)
8. DubVision – All By Myself (David Jones Remix)
9. Animal Prints – Roar
10. Chuckie, Glowinthedark – Electro Dude (Orginal Club Mix)

Out Now: DJ Pierre – Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco

September 25, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

DJ Pierre has once again stretched the boundaries showing another persona of himself in this new track, “Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco”. It has elements of DJ Pierre we are familiar with but shows signs of the other DJ Pierre we know as AC!D Face. Combining elements of Dubstep, Electro and of course Acid. This latest release is truely club ready and already making noise!

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Check out DJ Pierre’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.

Dim Mak Sundays x Drai’s Hollywood x RL Grime x The Cobrasnake

September 24, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , ,

If you live in the Los Angeles area, and didn’t make your way to Dim Mak Sunday at Drai’s for RL GRIME yesterday, you definitely missed one hell of a night. RL Grime did what he did best, and had everyone in the building on their feet with his trap set. Along with the great set, Steve Aoki, the man always on tour made a special appearance to show support along with a few other familiar faces. We’d like to thank everyone that was able to come out, and hope to see you all next Sunday for another wild night. If you weren’t able to join us check out our snapshots from the event, courtesy of The Cobrasnake.

Check out the full set on our Dim Mak Live Facebook page.

Booka Shade featured on In The Mix

September 24, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

With the recent release of the Booka Shade EP, Honeyslave last month, tour dates are now in the mix for the duo beginning in Australia early next year. In their latest feature by In The Mix, the two elaborate on their recent Dim Mak release and what they have in store for the future including a worldwide tour. If you?re not too familiar with Booka Shade this is a great feature to get a glimpse of what the German house duo are about.

DMX Vs. Computer (Video)

September 23, 2012 Tim Gauthier Gadgets, Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

I’ve watched this video a few times now and I’m certain he (DMX) is very serious about not knowing how to use Google or a laptop for that matter. I’m so glad Power 105.1 captured this moment and wasn’t scared to post it on the internet for everyone to see (laugh at). His expressions after typing his name and hitting ‘enter’ are classic, right up there with his description of waiting for music to load… I think each time I watch this I get another year younger.

HULA CAM AT BURNING MAN 2012

September 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

We’re not going to attempt to explain Burning Man to you. Just imagine a bunch of people in the middle of nowhere wearing the worst Halloween costumes ever. If you want to get a taste of the insanity, some dude strapped a camera onto a hula hoop (cause it’s Burning Man and that makes total sense). Check out some of the ladies from this past year, but be forewarned, this is the worst video ever if you have a raging hangover. – Cool Material

Phat Brahms featured in Tomorrowland 2012 | Official Aftermovie

September 18, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , ,

In case you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t see the official 2012 Tomorrowland after movie, the video already has 10 millions views in just over a week. The video features cameos by Steve Aoki, Annger Dimas, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Along with the cameos you get a sneak…

Out Now: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas feat. Iggy Azalea – Beat Down (Remixes)

September 18, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , ,

Superstars Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas and Iggy Azalea have returned with revamps on their hit anthem “Beat Down,” with remixes from Afrojack and Larry Tee & Attack Attack Attack. Afrojack lends his skills to his standout remix, with heavily distorted vocals and a stripped down pounding beat, while Larry Tee & Attack Attack Attack keep the energy high with a remix ready for the dancefloor.

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Check out Stave Aoki’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.

Soon to be released track, ‘Go Deep’ (Torro Torro Remix) by Wax Motif & Neoteric, featured in Avicii’s set!

September 18, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

We recently came across a YouTube video of Avicii’s set from earlier this month at Union Square in San Francisco playing one of our upcoming tracks, Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix) by Wax Motif & Neoteric. Check out the video for a preview of the track and be sure to keep an eye out for the official teaser before its release next month.

Electric Palms Music Festival Ticket Giveaway

September 17, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , , ,

Don’t miss your chance to get lei’d with us in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Electric Palms Music Festival on Friday, September 21 at the Kaka’ako Waterfront Park. We’ll be giving away 5 tickets for a chance to join Dim Mak in Paradise to catch live sets by Steve Aoki, Kill the Noise, Felix Cartal, and more!

To enter the sweepstakes, email tickets@dimmak.com with Electric Palms Music Festival in the subject line and you’ll be entered for a chance to win tickets to the waterfront festival. Sweepstake will conclude Wednesday, September 19 at 5pm PST, winners will then be notified, via email, with ticket pick up information soon after. Aloha!


[highlight]**This contest is for tickets to the Electric Palms Music Festival ONLY. Dim Mak is not responsible for any travel expenses.[/highlight]

Dim Mak @ Electric Zoo 2012 Photos

September 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dim Mak made its way to Electric Zoo this past Labor Day taking over the River Stage Saturday, September 1 with sets Brass Fergie, Mustard Pimp, Autoerotique, Angger Dimas, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, 12th Planet, Kill The Noise, Datsik, and Steve Aoki. Along with our take over, some of our other favorites performed through out the three-day festival including Peacetreaty, The Bloody Beetroots, Clockwork, Alvin Risk, and more! See the full set on the Dim Mak Live Facebook Page.

Photographers:
– Doug Van Sant
– Jordan Loyd
– Scott Kowalchyk
– Bennett Sell-Kline

Sonar, On Tour 2012 – Get The Preview…

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sonar North American Tour’ is a travelling event around some of the most iconic music venues in the US and Canada. On this tour, Sónar adapts the spirit and personality of the festivals it organizes in various countries, combining live shows with dj sessions and audiovisual creation.

The tour will touch down in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Montreal, Boston, Denver, Oakland and Los Angeles and will feature performances by Die Antwoord (live), Azari & III (live), Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Tiga, Gesaffelstein and Nic Fanciulli.

As mentioned in todays big announcement, this years Sonar Tour will monument Azari & III’s first US tour, performing live across all major cities within the US and Canada.

The Dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Azari & III Signs To Dim Mak Records, 2012 North American Tour Announced With Sonar

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

It’s official – Dim Mak Records signs Azari & III for the release of their North American debut album “Azari & III” – Out October 30th.

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“Wonderfully dark, paranoid vision of electro pop.”
–Dazed & Confused

“Azari & III are the dance band of 2011” –Mixmag

“The best house music album on the year” –NME

“The most influential dance acts in the world” –NME

“It’s a record that positively brims with hedonistic thrills”
–The Guardian

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Already establishing themselves as one of the breakout artists of 2011, Toronto house collective AZARI & III are making their North American invasion with the release of their self-titled debut album, out October 30 on Dim Mak Records. Available for the first time in North AmericaAZARI & III will feature all the original tracks including the velvety refrains of “Reckless (With Your Love),” the creeping melancholy of “Manhooker” and the unhinged technopera of “Undecided,” along with previous hit releases “Hungry for the Power” and “Manic.”

Heralded by tastemaker outlets (Pitchfork, XLR8R, NME) and mainstream media (BBC, The Guardian) alike, AZARI & III is a nod to classic house revivalism combined with a modern sound. The group’s unique blend of moody electronica, dark yet hooky vocal choruses and analog-thick rhythms has earned them a hardcore following worldwide. The group—producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full—have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references while maintaining a futuristic perspective. AZARI & III possesses an individual classic-future feel with trademark, lush synthesizer textures, biting soulful choruses and ominous overtones.

Originally formed in 2008 in the burgeoning Toronto electronic scene, AZARI & III made their debut with the release of their early singles “Hungry for the Power” and “Reckless (With Your Love),” both of which erupted a storm of awe in the underground music scene and global electronic community. The group later collaborated with Friendly Fires on the track “Stay Here.” In 2011, they released their self-titled debut album in Europe. Known for their astounding live shows, AZARI & III have performed at numerous world-renowned festivals, including Glastonbury, Sonar and Lovebox.

The AZARI & III signing marks Dim Mak’s future endeavors into the indie/rock/pop world. Established as one of the leading independent labels in music today, Dim Mak has developed into a genre-defying powerhouse with influential reach in the worlds of electronic/dance, indie rock, punk/hardcore and more. AZARI & III is the latest development in Dim Mak’s global reach.

“This album already stands the test of time. This is a sophisticated house record with pop sensibility and laden with groove,” says Steve Aokifounder of Dim Mak Records. “It brings up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation.”

In support of the album, AZARI & III are joining Die AntwoordSeth Troxler, Tiga, Gesaffelstein and more on the Sonar North American Tour, a traveling event in association with Sónar Festival, an annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. The Sonar Tour marks AZARI & III’s first North American tour and will feature Dinamo Azari and Alixander III performing live electronics, accompanied by vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full. Look for more tour dates to be announced soon.

AZARI & III will be joining Sonar’s North American Tour in October, performing alongside Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Seth Troxler and more…

10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Dim Mak At Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Captured on Sunset Boulevard, we took some footage of Dim Mak Records taking over the 5th Annunal Sunset Strip Music Festival this past August. Steve Aoki headlined with a few guests, Lil Jon, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am and Miss Palmer, and annihilated a massive cake to celebrate 1 million Facebook Likes. Over at The Roxy, the Dim Mak stage was full with sets by Clockwork, PeaceTreaty, Yung Skeeter and Bones.

Featuring Music: PeaceTreaty “In Time”

Download from iTunes: bit.ly/MUyviF
Download from Beatport: s.beatport.com/PcqXuQ
Listen on Spotify: spoti.fi/LLei2u

For photos from the event go here.

Dirty Disco Youth’s “Drive” Beatport Chart

September 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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With the official release of Dirty Disco Youth’s, EP Drive, [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/chart/dirty-disco-youth-s-drive-chart/112555″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Beatport has released an official chart[/lightbox] to tag along with it. The chart features ten electro house tracks hand selected by Dirty Disco Youth, including artist such The Bloody Beetroots, Dada Life, Knife Party, and more.

The Tracklisting!
1. Dirty Disco Youth – Drive
2. Knife Party – Rage Valley
3. Dada Life – Feed The Dada (Dyro Remix)
4. Topher Jones – Brohammer (Nari & Milani Dub Remix)
5. Dirty Disco Youth – Crossroads
6. Sharam Jey, Dirty Disco Youth – Up Rock! (Firebeatz Remix)
7. The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady (Gigi Barocco Remix)
8. Basto – I Rave You
9. Hard Rock Sofa – Kaleidoscope
10. Dirty Disco Youth – Crossroads

Dirty Disco Youth “Drive” — Dim Mak’s latest anticipated release is available now on Beatport, iTunes, and Spotify!
– Beatport: http://btprt.dj/QFzLwz
– iTunes: http://bit.ly/TPuhP5
– Spotify: http://bit.ly/QFA22A

Out Now: Tiësto & Steve Aoki – Tornado (Remixes)

September 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,


The long awaited remix package of Steve Aoki and Tiesto’s track, Tornado, is now available for grabs. The package offers a diverse group of remixes from Kill the Noise, Felix Cartal, and Angger Dimas.

Aoki describes each remix to a T with his thoughts on each track, “Angger Dimas puts his signature sound on this remix making it a punchy electro house banger, Felix Cartal makes the loudest and biggest record of all his productions with this remix, and Kill the Noise featuring Polina makes the most beautiful dub step remix I’ve ever heard.”

The remix package offers a well-rounded twist on the original Tornado track, so don’t miss out on this EP.

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Check out Steve Aoki’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.

Out Now: Dirty Disco Youth – Drive

September 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: ,


After the big success of his “…OFF” EP, Dirty Disco Youth is back on Dim Mak Records with his new EP “DRIVE”.

The main track “Drive” is built to destroy big rooms all over the world with its melodic break and filthy drop. The second track “CROSSROADS” with its cool repeating bassline and a “hands up” break will definitely be a highlight in every DJ’s set. Last but not least, “We Own the World” will surely be an anthem. Composed and arranged on only a piano and then turned into an electronic outfit, it’s a piece of music that one can’t miss.

The remix package also speaks for itself with outstanding works by German superstar DJ tag team Moonbootica, L.A.-based whiz kids LAZRTAG, remix contest winners Sex Ray Vision and Paul Tesla, plus a deep-pop edit by Dirty Disco Youth’s Alter Ego Phil Speiser.

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Check out Dirty Disco Youth’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.

BOOKA SHADE – ‘TOMORROW BELONGS TO US MIX’

September 10, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

To celebrate the release of their ‘Honeyslave EP’ Booka Shade have created an exclusive mix for Beatport. The mix includes 2 tracks off the new EP, Honeyslave (Club Mix) and Tomorrow Belongs To Us (Extended Mix). The EP is released globally on the 21st of August, & will be followed by a remix EP at the end of this month. Check out the mix on [lightbox url=”http://mixes.beatport.com/mix/booka-shade-tomorrow-belongs-to-us-mix/2844″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Beatport[/lightbox].

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Proxy’s Top 10 Chart Now Available on Beatport

September 5, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

Beatport has officially released Proxy’s Top 10 chart featuring an array of genres including House, Techno, Indie Dance, Dubstep, and Electronic. The 10 track collection includes Gtronic, Chemical Brothers, Sneaky Sound System, ZZT, and more! [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/chart/beatport-top-10/110918″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]The chart is now available for grabs on Beatport[/lightbox].

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Pacific Festival: The Dunes

September 5, 2012 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , ,

This past weekend Labor Day Weekend one of our favorite festivals, Pacific Festival took place at the Newport Dunes Resort and Marina. The day long festival was incredible with an waterfront view, good drinks and an awesome line up.

With three different stages on site the festival featured live performances by headliner Mayer Hawthorne, Mr. LIttle Jeans, Poolside, Yacht, and more. The festival also included DJ Sets by Miami Horror, Moon Boots, Justin Miller, Cosmic Kids, Cassette, and others.

If you didn’t get a chance to make it out, as usual we made sure to take a few snapshots of what took place this weekend.

To see the rest of the photos head over to Dim Mak Live Facebook Page.

Free Download:
Mustard Pimp – Catastrophe Mixtape Series Vol 13

September 4, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

Now that the summer months are behind us, it’s officially time to start looking forward to Fall- Mustard Pimp made the transition a little easier with the release of Catastrophe Mixtape Series Vol 13. The 60-minute mix is now available for free download via Mustard Pimps official SoundCloud. The 19 track mix features songs by Afrojack, Proxy, Eskimo Twins, and more!

#FreeFriday Episode No. 007:
Joachim Garraud & Alesia – Hook (Will Bailey Remix)

August 31, 2012 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday, Music Tags: , , , , ,

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Today we’re rolling out Episode No. 007 of the #FreeFridays series with the bass don Will Bailey, and his remix of Joachim Garraud & Alesia’s “Hook.” For those that don’t know, Will Bailey is a recent LA transplant and has quickly absorbed and perfected the Moombahton ways. From the Big Room original, Bailey takes this remix of “Hook” to a downtempo Moombah massive – a fantastic addition to the already stellar “Hook” remix lineup.

 

Now Available:
Joachim Garraud & Alesia
Hook Remix Package

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SSMF x Dim Mak x Cake x The Roxy x Steve Aoki

August 30, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

We’d like to thank everyone that came out to the Dim Mak Stage at the 5th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival two weeks ago. If you didn’t get the chance to make it out here is a wrap up of what went down on that glorious Saturday night.

We had our very own Dim Mak stage at the Roxy, featuring sets by some of our favorites including Clockwork, PeaceTreaty, Yung Skeeter and Bones. Along with performances on our stage, Steve Aoki’s headlining set was full of surprises including popping bottles with Lil Jon, girls crowd rafting, and special guest appearances by Travis Barker, Will.I.Am, and Miss Palmer. If that wasn’t enough Steve ended the show by diving into a 2,000 lb cake, dedicated to his 1 million fans on Facebook. We understand this madness sounds too good to be true, so here are a few photos of the madness and we also made sure to post all the pictures of the event on our official Facebook page for all you non-believers at home.

Grooveshark and Stoli Vodka Launch A New ‘Mix’ With Yung Skeeter

August 28, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , ,

Earlier this month, Stoli Vodka x Grooveshark teamed up with Dim Mak artist, Yung Skeeter for the LA Launch of Stoli’s original Salted Karmal Vodka. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the event- Stoli Vodka x Grooveshark have you covered. Along with photographs from the night, Grooveshark originated a video with Yung Skeeter and mixologist, Jason Bran as they discuss the art of mixing from both spectrums of their field. Along with the video Yung Skeeter has compiled a play list on Grooveshark featuring Autoerotique, Steve Aoki, Neon Blonde and more!

Add to your playlist with Yung Skeeter’s latest Chart Series on Grooveshark.com:
1. Elite Gymnastics – o m a m o r i
2. DJ Skeet Skeet – I Like It Loud feat. Nadia Oh & Donnis
3. Hyuna – Bubble Pop
4. SHINee – A-Yo
5. Avicii – Levels
6. Autoerotique – Turn Up The Volume
7. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Beat Down feat. Iggy Azalea
8. Ali Love – Diminishing Returns
9. Neon Blonde – Chandeliers And Vines
10. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Skeet Skeet Remix)
11. Katy Perry/DJ Skeet Skeet – Part Of Me
12. LCMDF – MOUNTAINS (SKEET SKEET REMIX)

Dim Mak Downunder x TAI x Ticket Giveaway

August 29, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , ,

Hey Mates, here’s your chance to attend Australia’s Tai Tour courtesy of Dim Mak. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to each Tai tour date. To enter the sweepstakes, email [highlight]tickets[at]dimmak.com[/highlight] with the tour date and location in the subject line of the date you’d like to attend, and you’ll be entered for a chance to attend Tai for free.

Out Now: Steve Aoki – The Kids Will Have Their Say (Remixes)

August 28, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,


Steve’s punk single “The Kids Will Have Their Say” featuring Sick Boy and former members of The Exploited & Die Kreuzen, gets a nice makeover from Bassnectar, Andy’s iLL, and J Devil for today’s release of the remix EP!

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Check out Steve Aoki’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.

Jidax, A Re-Introduction

August 24, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: ,

Jidax, the Parisian DJ duo dubbed as “The French Phenomenon,” are crushing turntables across the world this summer, heralded as the freshest talent to come out of the European Electronic Dance Music world in recent memory. Hot off celebrating their #1 downloaded track off Dim Mak & Ultra Records ‘Wonderland Remixed’ – Jidax’s remix of Steve Aoki ft. Polina “Come with Me” – Jidax presents a preview of their Afterhours Remix of Sydney Blue & Christian Falero’s “Chemistry.”

Jidax is one of Dim Mak’s top new talent, joining DJ icon Steve Aoki at festivals across Europe this summer including East Ender Barcelona, Tomorrowland and Beatpatrol.

MORE ABOUT JIDAX:
Best friends since childhood, Jide and Axel (thus their collective stage name: Jidax), have taken the club world by storm since being hand picked to take over the turntables at iconic Champs-Elysees club Queen. Playing alongside world renown DJs from Erick Morillo, Axwell, Calvin Harris and Above & Beyond, to Bob Sinclar, AN21, Alesso and Eric Prydz, Jidax has gained its own following of fans who turnout en masse for their magnetic stage presence, distinctive energy and mindblowing DJ sets.

These 21 year-old prodigies have since gained world-wide attention, not only for their unparalleled technique and appeal, but for their production skills. Jidax has had several hits released on Pacha Recordings and Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Mix. Recent productions include “Resistencia” with Steve Aoki on his label, Dim Mak, as well as the recently released “Rainfall” on Pink Star Records that has already been played by David Guetta, Afrojack and Chuckie on heavy rotation, along with many more releases on deck.

Having headlined some of Europe’s greatest stages, from Space Ibiza, MAD Lausanne, and Amnesia France, Queen Paris and many more, Jidax is now hitting the US market at a time when Electronic Dance Music has never been bigger, taking over the turntables at such iconic venues and shows as Electric Daisy, Mansion Miami and Surrender Vegas and many more.

Preview their latest EP, along with an exclusive remix and download from Thomas Gold:

Learn more about Jidax at www.jidax.com, hear their music at soundcloud.com/jidax/ or follow them @jidax.

Dim Mak Interviews Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots

August 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Blog, Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , ,

Words by Gina Michael, Photos by Control Alt Delight, Philip Mendoza 2012

These days, everyone from your best friend to your neighbor’s gardener’s barber is making music. In the overly-saturated electronic music world, there are a few heavyweights who stand alone—virtuoso music-makers who seem to have the Midas touch that turns anything and everything they work on to gut-wrenching gold.

The Bloody Beetroots a.k.a. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, undoubtedly has claimed a rightful place among the titans of electro music (even he would hate to be classified into just one genre)…
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So there I sat, at the restaurant bar of the Standard Hotel in downtown LA, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the masked legend. To my surprise, and delight, Sir Bob was unmasked and without any airs. On stage he is larger than life, but in person, he exceeded his persona—simply because he is an incredibly down-to- earth person.
It felt as if I were catching up with an old friend—an old friend who happened to be interrupted multiple times during our conversation to exchange words with other industry wave makers, too many to mention, who accurately referred to Rifo as the most viral artist in electronic music. And so he is, and will continue to be, infecting us all with his conception of what it means to be an artist.

GM: Coming from performing all over Europe from France to Germany to Belgium, and then Puerto Rico last night, to being here in LA and tomorrow you’re off to Canada– your tour schedule is absolutely insane! It’s exhausting just thinking about it. What do you do to maintain while traveling and still manage to put on a high-energy, kick-ass show every time?
SBCR: You just don’t drink too much or do drugs and it’s not so bad. I’ve been doing this for a long time now, so the jet lag isn’t really jet lag, it’s just lag. But every night is a different experience. Each crowd has a different energy so my job is to connect with the crowd and their energy. If it’s there, I play to that. If it’s not, then it’s my job to give them the energy to want to stay and dance the whole set. I mean, in Europe there were some shows where it was raining, like really raining. And you know, they don’t want to be out but they are out there through it all but I just try to create a space so they will want to be there and have a great time anyway. Because of that, man we got some incredible shots of people going nuts in the rain and that makes it worth it for me, like I did my job.

GM: Can you tell us a little about your creative process? Do you get into the studio and stay there until you’ve made something, or do you only head to a studio after inspiration has struck?
SBCR: I try not to get stuck in the studio all the time, but yeah sometimes I do have to just go and work. But with a song, it’s all about the title. Once the title is there, there is a story waiting to be told. I don’t really know why it’s like it but that’s how it happens for me. The title comes to me and after that, it’s done. I know the beat, the chords, everything, it’s been composed.

GM: So if it starts with the title, is that how you make all of your music?
SBCR: Yes, every time. I mean I remember with Cornelius that was exactly what it was. The title came to me and I wanted to tell the story of Cornelius. He was a character that needed his story to be told.

GM: Well, it’s obviously working–your latest single “Rocksteady” is incredible. From the rock-infused electro beats to that insane video Wyatt Neumann dreamed up, “Rocksteady” seems to strike that perfect balance between garage punk rock and roll and the electro dance we’ve all grown to love. What is your personal definition of Rocksteady?
SBCR: With Rocksteady, once I had that title I knew it had to stay true to its rock ‘n’ roll roots. I wanted it to be reminiscent of the 60s and 70s and have the essence of that time but at the same time, I wanted to redefine what rock is.

GM: With the fairly recent explosion of EDM into mainstream media, it seems there is a massive influx of new music producers and DJs trying to get their material out and gain a strong following. Any advice you would give to someone out there trying to make a name for him or herself?
SBCR: Yeah, it’s true, electronic music is exploding, particularly in America – maybe too much. You know, there’s a lot of material out there now. Some people think that “electro,” if that’s what you want to call it, is cheesy. I know who I am and what I want to bring to the music world, so more than anything I want to make sure the music has content and has substance. For me, that is my main goal and that’s what I focus on regardless of what I’m working on. Of course I have to make a living and be able to stand on my own two feet, but I’m not making music so it can become something or get airplay on the radio. At the end of the day, it has to be about the music and making a connection. If you are doing it for any other reason it won’t work. Music is meant to be felt, nothing else.

GM: Is there anyone that you look up to or aspire to be like?
SBCR: It’s kind of stange, me personally I never really had any idols growing up. I think that’s why I can work with all different types of people. Some of them, are huge in their scenes, superstars, but I don’t think of it. I guess in my mind, I don’t like to weigh people. People are just people which I guess is why I can get along with anyone.

GM: Do you still keep in touch with Dennis? (Lyxzen of Refused and International Noise Conspiracy)
SBCR: Ah, I like to but now, he’s ridiculously busy, touring all over the world, way busier than me!

GM: You definitely aren’t afraid to branch out, encompassing everything from photography and fashion to politics and cinematography into your musical arsenal. What should we be on the lookout for next? A new album? Or maybe something completely different—a novel perhaps?
SBCR: I don’t think I’m so good with words and writing and talking, that’s why I do music and photography to be honest. But I do want to make a movie. That is my next goal. Not like some long full-length feature or anything like that. Just a short, f***ed up story that can maybe explain a little bit about me and how this all came to be.

And with that Sir Bob went off to HARD Summer in LA to put on one of the most insane sets I’ve ever seen—crazy enough to pull us from backstage and into the crowd so we could really get rowdy and experience what the Bloody Beetroots DJ Set is all about. With his latest single “Rocksteady,” a stacked tour schedule spanning from Europe across North America and down under to Australia, and a possible movie in the near future, it seems The Bloody Beetroots’ reign is far from over, but in actuality, is just getting started.

Austin Chapman; Being able to hear music for the first time.

August 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , ,

According to Yahoo News, Austin Chapman, 23 year old filmmaker was born deaf and was never able to hear music in its full clarity through his old hearing aid. Earlier this month, Chapman switched hearing aids allowing him to hear music to its fullest potential and forever changing his life.

Chapman shared his experience about his recent visit to Dim Mak Studios for Penguin Prison‘s DJ set stating, “The bass was so heavy I felt it vibrating in my nose and lungs. It was such a rapturous experience, outmated only by the first time hearing music. I literally could not stop myself from dancing and thumping to the beat.”

Dim Mak is honored and would like to personally thank Austin for allowing us to be apart of his new found musical experience.

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Click HERE for the Yahoo! news article.
Click HERE for Austin Chapman’s personal blog.

Out Now: MING + 2Beeps – King Kong EP

August 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , ,


New Yorker MING and compeer 2Beeps have released the island ape today, King Kong EP, including tracks “Afterglow” and “Make You Stay”. Who knew the colossal beast could sound so good?

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