Over the last few months Haezer traveled through out Europe for his latest tour. In his new Tour Diary on YouTube, he’s giving you all a glimpse into his life on and off the stage. Check out the first video on our YouTube channel of this weekly series and stay tuned for more to come.
“This is my latest mixtape exclusively for DIM MAK including some unreleased mashups i’ve made recently, tracks off my new E.P ‘The Wrong Kid Died’ and some essential bangers i’ve been dropping lately. enjoy!” – HAEZER
Mongoose vs Steve Aoki/Afrojack – Effed up Mongoose(HAEZER mashup)
J-Trick, Reece Low vs Ramones – I’m so punk(HAEZER mashup)
L.A Style vs HAEZER vs Tumi – Rubbernecker is dead(HAEZER mashup)
Gtronic feat. Tumi – Suckerpunch(HAEZER’s trouble mashup)
Les Petits Pilous – Drop It(Just Banana remix)
Misha Mind – Brand the Mind(Fukk Up! remix)
SebastiAn vs Jelo – Siberia Overdrive(HAEZER mashup)
Tom Deluxx – Save Us feat Notorious B.I.G(HAEZER mashup)
HAEZER – Stars feat. Circe
Dog Blood – Next Order
SebastiAn vs Hey Today – Watch me nerve(HAEZER mashup)
HAEZER – Fire Walk With Me
HAEZER – Melody Feat Mike Zietsman
HAEZER – Crank It feat. Francois van Coke
Congrats to Neil Favila for landing the 29th spot on Complex’s, “50 Greatest Music Photographers Right Now” list. The Los Angeles, photographer has shot a number of our artists both on and off the stage including Steve Aoki, Autoerotique, New Ivory, Robert Raimon Roy and others. For more on Neil check out his personal website and Twitter for up to date news. Congrats Neil!
With the back to school season in full swing, we’ve fully stocked our Dim Mak Shop with new threads for the 2012 Fall/Winter season. With the help of some of our friends, we’ve put together a fresh lookbook for the collection featuring the beautiful Iggy Azalea, Yung Skeeter, and The Cobrasnake. The lookbook which features the trio throughout Los Angeles is now available for preview on our official Dim Mak Shop and will soon be available in print.
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 email@example.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]
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”
For photos from the event go here.
Thanks WAD, for the recent website feature on Dim Mak and our new Fall collection. WAD, is a quarterly magazine sold globally that features an array of topics in their magazine and website covering cutting edge trends in fashion, music and design.
— Wad Magazine (@wadmag) September 11, 2012
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.
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.
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)
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.
Not only are Felix Cartal, Lil Jon and Steve Aoki making their way overseas this summer, it looks like their graphic tees have also found their way into French retailer, Colette. Located in Paris, France, Colette carries some of fashion’s hottest designs and recently welcomed Dim Mak to their online collection. Our Felix Cartal, Lil Jon(available in store only) and Steve Aoki t-shirts are now available on Collette’s website.
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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)…
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.