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#DimMakEDC – Day 2 iPhone Snaps – Neil Favila’s Top 6

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The PLUR continues as you can see in these photos from #DimMakEDC Day 2. Things were definitely getting weird in Las Baegas, per usual, according to this set from Neil Favila. Can’t wait to see what Day 3 will look like. #hopetheyaremorefocused

#DimMakEDC – Day 1 iPhone Snaps – Neil Favila’s Top 8

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A little look into some of the highlights of Day 1 of #DimMakEDC. Aoki, cakes, babes, bums, fun rides and potty breaks. Check out the photos and stay tuned for tomorrows series.

P.S. check out Aoki’s handyman work fixing a light at Wet Republic. J/K #SELFIE

#DimMakEDC – We out here!

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The Dim Mak crew is headed to EDC Vegas this weekend. Amongst this year’s epic lineup, Dim Mak’s very own Dirtyphonics, Clockwork, Steve Aoki and more will be throwing down all week. Not only will you get an exclusive pass to hang with these Dim Mak artists, BUT we’ll also be bringing you an inside look from friends like Carnage, Borgore, R3HAB, and more. Those of you who have been to EDC know the craziness that is about to ensue, and Dim Mak will be there to make sure you don’t miss a second of the madness. Follow the crew on their epic journey to Vegas, including daily recaps, behind-the-scenes, ratchet babes, pool parties, and life on the strip with the hashtag #DimMakEDC. Check back daily to get your dose of EDC done the Dim Mak way!

 

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Behind The Scenes: Wild Out Music Video Shoot w/ Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame and more

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When you put Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, and Steve Aoki together, you know you’re in for a good time. While the video for “Wild Out” features an epic party as well as some forays into a psychedelic world, the making of the video was a party itself. Go behind the green screen and see what the guys get up to when the cameras aren’t rolling. While it might be disappointing to realize that there aren’t ACTUALLY pizzas flying through space, the on set antics might be entertaining enough to let that fact slide.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL ‘WILD OUT’ VIDEO HERE

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[RECAP] Dim Mak Invades The ILLMORE @ SXSW 2014

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Last Thursday at SXSW, Dim Mak was honored to host The ILLMORE,  one of the most exclusive SXSW after parties with past performances from some of the biggest names in new music including MACKELMORE, DIPLO, WIZ KHALIFA, STEVE AOKI, ZEDD, KENDRICK LAMAR, A$AP ROCKY, and CHANCE THE RAPPER. Produced by famous rap blog The ILLROOTS and Austin-based promotion company ScoreMore Shows and presented by Scion, The ILLMORE last Thursday featured a special dj set  from boss man Steve Aoki followed by performances from artists such as OG Chase B, DJ Mr. Rogers, Brenmar, LOUDPVCK, G-Eazy, Dom Kennedy, Robb Bank$, Casey Veggies, Future, and more. Enjoy the recap gallery below!

Photo Credit: Chris Carrasquillo

#DimMakPizza Winners

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Wow! We didn’t have a clue what to expect with our #DimMakPizza photo contest but you guys killed it! Thanks to everyone that submitted your #DimMakPizza photos…you guys got more creative with pizza than we usually do with cake.  It was a very tough decision but we were able to pick 6 winners. These lucky fans will receive a PizzaShirt.net t-shirt as seen in The Deathset “Soar Away” music video.

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“Mementos” Steve Aoki Fan Art Opening in L.A.

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Memento: an object kept as a souvenir or reminder of a person or event.

Steve Aoki hosted a fan art opening last night at the Scion AV Installation in Los Angeles. The opening, titled “Mementos”, displayed 8 remarkable pieces of fan art created by a handful of his kick ass fans from all over the world. The pieces are representative souvenirs from Aoki’s successful career in music. They are reminders of the people that matter the most to that career: the coolest fans on the planet.

In addition to the 8 pieces of fan art, all created on various mediums, the exhibit features an original piece by Dev N Gosha inspired by none other than Steve Aoki.  Outside of the exhibit, a Scion car Aoki helped design sat on display.

The line was out the door as guests were eager to get inside to meet Steve and see what he had in store for them. Unlike some of their other interactions with Steve, this time, fans in attendance wouldn’t be met with a cake to the face. Just some pretty cool and inspiring fan art.

The exhibit will be open from March 12 to March 30, 2014. Viewing hours are from 12-7pm Tuesday through Sunday.

[Rolling Stone Gallery] Steve Aoki: A Night in the Life

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Rolling Stone magazine captured some exclusive behind the scenes photos of Steve Aoki’s homecoming show at the Shrine in Los Angeles last weekend. The show was extra special for Dim Mak’s founder with all of his L.A friends and family there to show support and party with him on this Aokify America Tour stop. The gallery captures everyone who was out celebrating including Steve’s mother, sister and old friends like Kid Cudi and Mike from Linkin Park. See all the photos from before, after and during the show with Steve’s own commentary on the Rolling Stone featured photo gallery.

The Evolution of Cumbia Music in Monterrey (via @Vice)

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Since the 60’s, Monterrey has listened and danced to cumbia, a style of music originally imported from Colombia. Although it once played through the sound systems of Mexico City, nowhere else was cumbia received with as much passion as in Monterrey. There are several theories about how this city in the north of Mexico, thousands of kilometers away form Valledupar, became a stronghold of Colombian cumbia. The most accepted is that local sound systems, known as sonideros, started bringing records from Mexico City and Houston for their parties, particularly in the working-class neighborhoods of Campana and Independencia.

After a couple decades, cumbia in Monterrey evolved and found its own identity. In addition to the sonideros, bands appeared, first playing covers of classic songs, and later songs of their own, with Celso Piña being the most representative figure of this movement. At the same time, Colombians from Monterrey who listened to this music started developing their own fashions, a very particular way of dressing, dancing, and wearing their hair in a style that is neither Colombian or northern Mexican.

In company of Satanás (Satan), a local promoter and concert photographer, we went dancing to the Fe Music Hall, where we saw the Cumbiamberos RS in a face-off with other local bands. We went to a neighborhood party in the Amilpa neighborhood, we visited Rafael Dueñes (one of the first sonideros from Monterrey, who by mistake invented slowed down cumbias) in Independencia, and we talked with Toy Selectah, who, after Control Machete, has innovated, mixed, remixed and reinvented cumbia. Just as Celso Piña says, “We brought cumbia from Colombia to Monterrey, and from Monterrey to the world”.

Cumbia has changed. The local scene has diminished in recent years because of the narco related violence that has hit the city, and the army and police cut the sideburns of many Colombians. Still, the party goes on, and these guys continue to dance and dance in circles to the rhythm of guaracha.

Serato x Red Bull Thre3style 2013 World Finals Wrap Up

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DJs and producers from around the world gathered together in Toronto for the annual Red Bull Thre3style World Finals last weekend. The DJs battled it out over 5 days until ultimately the Japanese based DJ/Producer Shintaro took the the title. Dim Mak was proudly represented by Toronto’s own Keys N Krates. Keys N Krates single “Treat Me Right” off of their SOLOW EP was featured in the official recap video for the competition. “Treat Me Right” gained Keys N Krates worldwide recognition after topping Hype Machine and reaching #1 on Beatport’s Top 100 Electronic Chart with its June 2013 release. The SOLOW EP includes other successful singles such as “Dum Dee Dum” which official music video has almost 130,000 views after premiering on MTV Clubland. Keys N Krates have been staying busy with a jam packed festival season that included performances at Lollapalooza, Mad Decent Block Party and Hard Summer. They are continuing to tour alone and at special locations on the Aokify America Tour. Watch above to see all the talented producers who performed and showcased their talent in this official recap video.

[Official Music Video] TAI & Kay – The Thrill

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House producer/DJ TAI and vocalist Kay have unveiled the official music video for their new collaboration “The Thrill,” out now on Dim Mak Records. Premiered via major Canadian TV network Much Music, “The Thrill” music video is a sexy and fashionable romp showcasing a flirtatious Kay in fashion-forward attire stylistically shot by reputable music video director Aaron A (Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, James Morrison). Watch the TAI & Kay – “The Thrill” official music video above.

“The Thrill” music video is all about living life in the fast lane, and looking good while doing it. Kay is prominently featured and shows off her mesmerizing confidence via stylistic outfits that create a sensual experience for the viewer with a special cameo from producer TAI.

Tyler The Creator gets cozy on The Arsenio Hall Show and explains it all…

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Arsenio Hall & Tyler The Creator got the chance to talk out some current events, and as expected, Tyler’s personality is perfect for the best interviews out there. A lot of great topics were covered like what inspired his direction for the “Glowing” music video, and why kids need to follow their own paths rather than what their parents want. Getting comfortable on the studio couch, Tyler continued to give his thoughts on certain racial slurs and derogatory words having no personal meaning, President Barack Obama, and love for Quincy Jones. Watch it above and let us know what you think of it all.