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New in the App Store: Unicorn by Sound Of Stereo (New WebApp)

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In celebration of the release of their newest EP, Unicorn, Sound of Stereo has teamed up with Apple to bring you a fun and exciting app to help spice up all your photos. The program, aptly titled “Unicorn by Sound of Stereo”, allows users to add a variety of unicorn-inspired themes to pre-existing photos within their personal albums, or you can also snap a fresh new pic and accessorize it with some majestic accoutrements.

Download the app now for FREE from the App Store and be sure to scope out all the tracks on the EP!

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There is also a Sound Of Stereo Magical Web App available now as well…
Click here or the below image to test it out.

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Dim Mak x Joyrich: Let Them Eat Cake (Party Recap)

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What happens in Vegas, ends up all over the internet and Vegas is no longer safe, which works out great as it served for a perfect location to have ourselves a little party. We teamed up with Joyrich for a cake filled celebration at The Act Nightclub in Las Vegas, where we showed off some of our new Dim Mak x Joyrich collab “Let Them Eat Cake” merch. With sounds pumping by Them Jeans, Kay, DJ Metric and hosted by Hannah Beth! A few of our friends Cobra Snake, Misha Janette, Mookee, Jonny Cota, Dork Dozier, Justin Barco + more came through and it took a lot of strength for us to not unleash a full on cake fight.

Check out more photos on Facebook: Dim Mak Live

Super Awesome Valentines Day cards from @koraline

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b44dcc901ccb459a30702505ad265aa4We love all love here at Dim Mak , especially in the form of your very own creations. This Valentines day we got lucky , Krista De Lion(pictured on the right) created some super lovingly legit and awesome valentines day cards of our very own artists (Steve Aoki, Autoerotique, Angger Dimas and Felix Cartal), check this out, then check out something else besides the internet cause theres more to life you lonely loser. <3 [gallery ids="17082,17085,17083,17084"]

A Night In Review: Dan Sena + Trapaholics @ Dim Mak Studios

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If you didn’t have a chance to make it out to Dim Mak Studios this past Tuesday then you’re in for a special treat. We had one of our writers, Jenna Browning cover the night to remind you all of what you missed out on. You can also check out upcoming events at Dim Mak Studios here. Enjoy!

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“Tuesday nights at Dim Mak Studios are always a special time, not only because of the artists that grace the stage but also because of the people who fill the club. The crowd that comes to Tuesday nights just likes to get down, and that’s exactly what they did at Dan Sena’s EP Release Party featuring Trap-A-Holics.

Man-of-the-hour, Mr. Dan Sena himself was first to kick things off in the main room. His set featured a little bit of everything from hard hitting dub step bass to danceable drum kicks that showcased some great

 

vocal samples. Sena hit you right in the heart with his bass drops but showed a lot of restraint as well when he would pull back the beat and let the samples speak for themselves. Everybody is doing dub step these days, but to have a consistent melody throughout the song is a hard skill to master, and Sena did it wondrously. A highlight was definitely his dropping A-Trak’s “Like A Dance Floor” as well as when he slowed down the beat to “All The Way Turned Up.” Sena ended his set right with “Hold On” By Monsta which had the club grooving.

Next up on the decks was DJ Slink who brought the bass level even higher when he laid down his Trap mix. Slink did a good job of turning classic songs into his own like Pharrell’s “Everybody Nose,” where he turned a familiar chorus line into a robotic style voice that definitely had a unique stamp on it. He played other popular classics as well like Dead Prez’s “Hip Hop,” which had the tables shaking with the earth quaking bass. He ended his set with a performance from rapper Whisky Pete who rapped live over Slinks beats until he threw down his final jam “Shook Pt II,” which is always a solid classic.

After Slink’s set ended and you thought the bass went up as high as it could, Trapaholics took the stage in a Fatal Crew T-shirt and cranked it up even higher. The set was perfect for both old and new trap fans alike, as Trapaholics’s song selection was like a magical journey through the genre. He paid homage to Waka Flocka, Rick Ross, Three 6 Mafia and pretty much everyone else who ever had anything to do with making Trap popular. He played all the classics from Trinidad James’s “All Gold Everything,” to “Trap House” by Gucci Mane, to “Respect Me,” by Rick Ross. He threw down bass that got you to bob your head in the dirtiest of ways with a stank grin on your face while you moved your feet almost unconsciously. This wasn’t your normal type of bass; it was some heavy hitting deepness that welled up in your throat.

All in all, it was a night of epic bass in all its glorious forms. Everyone who stuck around to catch all the sets definitely danced the night away to hard-hitting beats and not to mention the sick visual cubes that were video-mixed live by the masters behind the Dim Mak Studios sound booth. ” – Jenna Browning

Phat Brahms Remixes + Phat Brahms Tee available NOW!

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PhatBrahmsWhitetee1“Phat Brahms” has traveled a long way since its initial creation in 2012. The dynamic track created by Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas vs. Dimitiri Vegas & Like Mike was produced during a late night on the 2012 Deadmeat Tour and later debut at, Tomorrowland during a four way set amid Steve Aoki’s closing performance. Since the October release Phat Brahms has become a popular track among the EDM genre as a high-energy, big-room, dance floor piece, and recently we’ve release a remix package featuring nine renditions of the track from Coone, Botnek, WolfPack, 3BalMTY, and more.

Along with the release of “Phat Brahms” we’ve now produced an exclusive Phat Brahms T-Shirt! Whenever this track (or a remix) is being played during a show, you now have the right shirt to wear for this occassion! Please not that the Phat Brahms shirt is Unisex, so it’s for anyone to wear! But that’s not all! You can also wear it at work, to school, or just at home! More than enough reasons we’d say to order the shirt at the Dim Mak Shop.

ORDER: To order the shirt, go to the Dim Mak Shop here.
TWITTER: @dimmakshop.
FACEBOOK: fb.com/pages/Dim-Mak-Collection.

Paris Fashion Week & Dior Homme Welcomes Azari & III

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Last night, Toronto royalty Azari & III played Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2013-2014 show at the Club Haussmann in Paris. Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche rounded up his models and special guests including Chromeo, Woodkid and Theophilus London to celebrate the special unveiling. Check out event photos, HERE

Keep your peepers on lock for Azari & III’s upcoming single “Indigo“, out next week Jan 29th on Dim Mak Records.

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VIBE sits down with Infected Mushroom

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Since hooking up in 1997, Israeli psytrance duo Infected Mushroom has used elements of Goa, trance, industrial, and rock in their music. Their latest EP, Friends On Mushrooms Vol.1, is no different. We checked in on Erez “Eisen” and Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani to talk reggae, tacos, psilocybin, Celine Dion and Diplo.

VIBE: You’ve expanded your sonic palette on this EP, adding a bit of electro, moombahton, reggae & dub to your signature psy/trance sound.
Infected Mushroom: The genres you mentioned are really taking hold in many markets around the world – we feel like our take on these types of music is very unique, but it’s not our goal to become an electro producer, or a moombahton producer, etc. It’s our only desire to make people dance, and to continue trying new things.

VIBE: Since you’re trying out reggae, any thoughts on collaborating with Snoop Lion or Diplo who just flipped from Hip Hop to reggae?
Infected Mushroom: We’d love to collaborate. Diplo is awesome – we really dig him.

VIBE: You’ve worked with some big names in rock – Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), and Jonathan Davis (Korn). Are there any other rock stars you have on tap?
Infected Mushroom: Les Claypool would be super nutty! Dare I say, Celine Dion?

Read the full interview over at VIBE.

You can Preview & Pre-order “Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1 here.

New #Aokify Sticker Packs!

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Yo Aokify users! We’ve now hit 100k downloads and 15k #hashtags and counting! Thank you for the continued support!
Brand new spankin’ sticker packs are now available! Punch + kick combos, bazookas, snakes, explosions, and a ton more…all the stickers you’ll need for a video game apocalypse!

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New Features
– New 8-Bit Aoki Sticker Pack
– New End Of The World Sticker Pack
– Clear All, SMS Integration

Coming soon to an Android near you!

Controlling Sound With Your Face (And Vice Versa)

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Daito Manabe uses electrical impulses as an artistic medium, creating music through reactions of the human nervous and muscular systems.

“Can you smile without emotion?”

That’s what Daito Manabe asks in the video above. It’s the sort of question many of his digital art projects begin with, leading him to experiment with myoelectric sensors to turn people’s faces into human drum machine. A similar endeavor recently saw him visualizing FaltyDL’s music using jerky, electrified movements of the human body.

Taking the role of programmer, designer, DJ, VJ, and composer on each of his projects, Manabe is able to realize scenarios that change our perception of how our bodies interact with technology. Whereas most electronic musicians control sound with their hands, Manabe uses the electrical impulses of his facial muscles. Most of us just walk in sneakers, but Manabe fitted various pairs of Nikes with sensors that trigger and manipulate sound. DJs have long dreamed of having a third arm to mix and scratch with, and Manabe has already traversed this possibility.

While a lot of digital art prides itself on seamlessness, hiding the wire and code guts of what makes each piece tick, Manabe’s work embraces the functional aesthetic of these tools, focusing his creative energy on conveying a thought-provoking performance. Sitting on stage and altering sound with various facial expressions has this effect without fail.

You can check out Manabe and Perfume choreographer MIKIKO’s projection-mapped video for Nosaj Thing’s “Eclipse/Blue” below. Below that, see some stills from Manabe’s various projects.

(via The Creators Project)

Dim Mak at Red Bull Culture Clash

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Earlier this month Dim Mak went head to head against  Friends of Friends, The Jeffrees, and Smog at Exchange L.A. for Red Bull Culture Clash. Each team battled against one another in four rounds including “Introduce Your Crew”, “What Your Crew Can Do I Can Do Better”, “Let Us Entertain You”, and “Leave it All on The Table”. Here’s our personal view from the night featuring Klever, Clockwork, Fashen, and our special guest DMX

Sounds From The Well: Klever – Bout that Life

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Check one, check one two. This week we are proud announce the the homie from ATL, KLEVER, has blessed us as well as all of you with a Sounds from The WELL mix. We could not be more stoked for the 2 time US DMC champion to grace all of us with his talent, thanks G. He lives in LA now so follow him and go watch him spin cause he’s BOUT THAT LIFE. (via The Well)

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DIM MAK x AOKI x FAVILA SHRINE PHOTOS

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We know this dude named Neil Favila that for some reason we like to invite out to our events and activities. He’s been working alongside us for a couple years now and has been steadily becoming a popular name in the industry. What separates Favila from the rest of the photographers out there is his ability to capture the moments that really give one a look into our present culture and chaotic lifestyle. Did we mention that hes super dope and cool and like, knows a bunch of badass people? Hes Legit. Heres a couple shots from Steves birthday…

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To see the rest of Neil’s photos from that night click here.

To see the rest of Neil’s photos from that night click here.