This past Saturday, Dim Mak and The Well LA hosted the Shady Pool Party up in the beautiful hills of Hollywood (oh soooo cool). The event hosted LA’s hippest party goers, along with some the industry’s most familiar faces. We’d like to thank Red Bull for providing energy, The Cobra Snake and Rony’s Photo Booth for supporting the event, and the beautiful Saturday afternoon that we were blessed with!
… To begin with, Alec Empire has a history with Sony — he’d sued them for copyright infringement after another song was included in a Sony ad without permission, and he settled, still feeling ripped off. Part of his dissatisfaction was hearing his music in a commercial at all.
Now Sony was back in Empire’s life — and asking this time. Empire knew at once what he wanted to do.
“I was actually on the phone and had to slow down my pulse and breathe… so the excitement wouldn’t be audible in my voice.”
Read the full interview on wired.com here.
As some of the Korn die-hards might have heard, J Devil will be performing with Korn and Sluggo throughout the remainder of their North American tour. Dates on the Identity Festival tour have also been added, alongside Nero, Madeon, Eric Prydz, Nosia, Datsik, and more!
My rider is now public information and seems to be the talk on my Twitter timeline so I’ll break down some of the more juicier bits of it since people are asking.
I travel with a small crew. Usually I am with my road manager, videographer and now sometimes a photographer as well so at any given show I am with 2 to 3 other people that I have to take care of.
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Can you think of a more perfect setting than a music festival in the middle of the forest? Well you are in luck for perfection, because Electric Forest is just that and this year Dim Mak presents our very own stage, Tripolee Stage on June 29th, 2012. The line-up for our forest lush stage includes: Steve Aoki, Datsik, Zeds Dead, Felix Cartal, Autoerotique, & Alvin Risk!
What, When & Where
JDEVIL commands the underworld. Sliding into the shoes of this nefarious DJ alter ego, the legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis conjures up entrancingly evil electro. Teaming with cutting edge label Dim Mak, JDevil will release his debut single “SPIKE IN MY VEINS” featuring Noisia this summer (details TBA).
Originally, I hadn’t planned on attending EDC – but a few days before the festival, my buddy Ryan gave me a proper pep-talk and convinced me to go, further telling me that “I wouldn’t be coming correct, If I didn’t attend”. It was decided, I was all-in for a bender of a weekend (which undoubtedly laid ahead). I reached out to my buddy Keith (Autoerotique), and sorted out credentials, so that I could bring my camera in without hassle. I’ve photographed numerous shows, gigs, festivals, etc…, but I’ve never been to / shot EDC. Naturally, I wanted to do something different with my photographs. A majority of the EDC photos that surface are typically edited in a similar manner, and shot from 1 or 2 perspectives: on stage (behind the dj) or from the crowd (facing the dj). In an effort to mix things up a bit, I decided to shoot the entire festival with my vintage 35mm film camera, while focusing on everything but the dj’s – more of a documentary approach.
Last year I was contacted online by some Anonymous activists regarding the Atari Teenage Riot song “Black Flags”. We collaborated on a viral video project that became a document of activism around the globe from the past six months. People sent in material from student protests in Chile, the Occupy movement, Anonymous and activists in Japan demonstrating against Tepco, the corporation responsible for the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
Citizens of Michigan, or those willing to take a weekend vacation, Dim Mak is giving away 2 tickets to Electric Forest Festival, located in Rothbury, Michigan.
Enter your chance to win by ‘Instagramming’ your festival outfit, with the official Dim Mak hashtag: #DimMakElectricForest. 2 tickets will be awarded to the person with the most likes and comments combined. Winners will be chosen Monday, June 18, 2012.
Don’t miss your chance to check out Dim Mak artists at the Tripolee Stage featuring Steve Aoki, Datsik, Zeds Dead, Felix Cartal, AutoErotique, and Alvin Risk.
Tune in this Monday, June 18th at 10 p.m. (PST) to catch Dastik’s single, Eviution with Infected Mushroom and Jonathan Davis on the popular MTV show, Teen Wolf.
“Evilution”, as featured on Datsik’s latest full length release “Vitamin D”, as available for purchase today worldwide:
– Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/vitamin-d/882988
– iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vitamin-d/id509193189
It’s the beginning of June, time for you to align your summer vibes and get excited for all the music fests heading your way!
Dim Mak is proud to present our very own stage at Electric Daisy Carnival, Vegas: Neon Garden Stage on Friday June 8th, 2012. We have a few tricks up our sleeves like an unforgettable performance with The Blue Man Group and Aoki for fully immersed multimedia set. They join a lineup that includes: R3hab, Nervo, Datsik, Joachim Garraud, Sidney Samson, Angger Dimas, Excision (live), Will I Am, and more.
WHAT: Dim Mak Neon Garden Stage, Electric Daisy Carnival
WHEN: Friday, June 8th
WHERE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Steve Aoki will be at CRSVR Sneaker Boutique (pronounced Crossover), located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
For all the sneaker-heads; Not only will you be surrounded by the rarest of shoes, you will get the chance to hang with Aoki, pick up a special collab tee and check out brands like Supra, The Hundreds, Nike, Stussy, Diamond!
For all looking to attend, be sure you arrive early, and pick up your Limited Edition “Beard” Tee’s before they’re all gone!
Dim Mak & CRSVR Present Steve Aoki Meet & Greet
When: Saturday, June 9th, 2012 @ 2:00pm
Where: CRSVR – 2nd floor – The Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino (3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109)
More Info On CRSVR at www.crsvr.com
We present our new series, INTERLUDE! The Interlude soapbox will serve to highlight and dive into indie happenings and sounds of noteworthy talent, hand picked by our staff. A true pause, but we will still go H.A.M.!
Aspiring DJ’s ages 13-17 can enter to win a Dimmak Scholarship to the only sleep away DJ summer camp in the world! Steve Aoki will choose one lucky camper to spend an unforgettable week learning how to DJ, produce and more from the best. Camp Spin Off is located in Ojai, CA and will take place this summer from July 29th – Aug 2nd. For more information visit: www.campspinoff.com
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3pm. Dim Mak HQ. The day is getting tiresome as my hangover from my previous nights birthday celebration slowly fades. Krystal comes to my desk, demands I come outside with her to have a smoke. I am sitting pondering about stupid shit as always and out comes 100 of the finest american beers a poor hungover birthday boy could ask for. SUPRISE PARTY!!! Read more and peep the gallery
Kid Cudi has received a nomination for Best Music in the MTV Movie Awards for the Steve Aoki remix to “Pursuit of Happiness” being used in Project X. The winner is voted on by fans, so you can head here to vote for Cudi & Aoki.
The remix is also available to download for the first time, read more for details.
This Saturday a small crew from the office made the adventurous journey into the Valley to do “normal” people things. For a fairly new transplant to LA this means a tribute to the weird and fairly often boring nights in the Midwest. We started our night by meeting up at the train station to catch the Metro, which happened to be a first for most of us. Then off to the glamorous Universal City Walk for dinner and some good wholesome fun. This turned out to mean a few, very large beers and some bowling. It doesn’t take long to realize the Midwest boys have an advantage in the fine art of throwing heavy things long distances. The night wrapped up with a, shall we say stereotypical meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Thanks to the Dim Mak locals for showing us a great night and lets hope there are more of these outings to come!
-Fish the Intern
Autoerotique has reached out further into the wave of popular social media trends, more recently being his official Tumblr page. For all the active readers, fans, stalkers, and those looking for free stuff, this will service all your needs!
Since it’s launch, Autoerotique has loaded some viral content, including a brand new mix entitled “EKG Teaser Mix”. What EKG stands for… Well, you’ll have to click, view, download, and listen to find out…
Treat yourself to something new and free. Expand those desires upon new territories. Vote YES on Autoerotique.