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♬ Out Now: IllSkillz – Smash The Parade

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Many producers like to stick to a genre. IllSkillz is not one of those people. His full-length Smash The Parade sets aside any pre-existing notions that a producer must stay lumped in one category. Across the twelve-track album, IllSkillz explores a diverse range of genres. From the hardest electro house and dubstep, to tracks with hip-hop crossover appeal, IllSkillz leaves no stone unturned.

Previously released as a Dim Mak single, “Birdz” is grindingly rough electro house with wild LFOs riding on top. “Euphorica” takes a different approach–anthemic, big room dubstep wobbles alongside a beautiful melody sure to leave a lasting impression. The closing track on the album, “Never Step Back”, harkens back to IllSkillz’s sound historically. “Never Step Back” lays the superb vocals of Nina expertly overtop of a complex drumstep beat. All it takes is one listen to hear that Smash The Parade fully charts through the realms of electronic music.

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♬ Out Now: Sound of Stereo – Funk / Jive

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The latest effort from Belgian duo Sound of Stereo, Funk / Jive, tells two opposite sides of a similar story. On one end, “Funk” is a dance floor filler track, featuring a build-up with an ever intense climbing motion. The song drops into a body rocking electro synth, citing some influence from Dutch sounds. On the other end is “Jive”. Sound of Stereo merges vocal sounds with classic electro synths into one firm package, with a dramatic build dropping into Dutch-influenced synths once again.

The sounds of Funk / Jive are bound to entice crowds worldwide. Look out for these latest electro gems from Sound of Stereo.


 
If you haven’t already grabbed their last release on Dim Mak, “Origin / Terminal”, you can grab the EP and watch the official music video here: http://bit.ly/12OZLbY
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♬ Out Now: SkitzoFrenix – Wild Out

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“Wild Out” from Bosnian artist SkitzoFrenix is a dance floor bomb taking the best of electro with classic house sensibilities. Starting off with a drop that teases at what’s to come, “Wild Out” leans on its percussive background as it unfolds. When the next drop rolls around, SkitzoFrenix lets the electro synths go into high-pitched antics.

The Jeff Doubleu remix brings “Wild Out” down into a gritty, dark and dirty place. Be sure to cop both versions to get a full reflection of how “Wild Out” can play both sides of the electro coin.

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This man, nor this project, should be slept on… Kenna ‘Land 2 Air Chronicles II: Imitation Is Suicide’

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“On ‘Love Is Still Alive,’ (taken from Imitation is Suicide EP series), the longtime friend of Pharell and Chad Hugo opines for love in an Emerson-inspired, harmony-soaked, haunting electronic forest, all produced by the singer himself. Were it not so solid on its own, the temptation to pull apart that vocal track and remix the hell out of ‘Love Is Still Alive’ would be hard to resist.” – BILLBOARD.COM

“Over some funky production from Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, Kenna channels a quirky Talking Heads vibe for ‘Relations,’…” – PIGEONS AND PLANES
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In this day and age, it’s harder and harder to find great minds with progressive, forward-thinking ideas, especially in certain areas within the music industry, where shock value has a higher price tag than raw talent. So when someone like Kenna comes along, you should sit up and pay attention because you are not going to want to miss what he is bringing to the table. Ethiopian-born and Los Angeles-wise, Kenna is a philosophizing producer who approaches life and music with massive energy and passion, saying in an interview with WILD Magazine, “At a certain point you realize that God and the universe have conspired to give you all the tools and relationships to build the world you want to live in, and the success you feel is your purpose in life.” With a mindset like that, it’s no wonder Kenna has critics raving and fans of multiple genres taking notice of this Grammy-nominated artist on a mission. But what good is a load of talent if it’s not being used to call attention to a cause greater than one’s self? As a pioneer of the global clean water issue, Kenna devotes his time, resources, and status to make people more aware of the issue at hand and what to do about it. Sheesh! Does the guy ever sleep? Let’s recap: brilliant, endlessly talented, generous, and an activist? Time to look around, people, because Kenna is taking over.

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“If you’re on the prowl for some deep bass and grind-hungry ladies, then look no further than Grammy-nominated artist Kenna’s new video for ‘Relations (An Ode to You and Me).'” – VIBE

“The EP offering features only three tracks, but that does not deplete the quality throughout the new and intriguing project. Released via Dim Mak, electronic-inspired production is a common theme throughout the short compilation…” – HYPETRAK

“Kenna’s one of those artists with his fingers in so many different fields that it’s hard to believe that he’s just one dude with two arms.” – KARMA LOOP
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With his most recent and ambitious project, the “Imitation Is Suicide” three-part EP series, Kenna brings a plethora of genres under one roof with vastly different influences and inspirations.  “For me, this EP is about art and the influences that help shape my perspectives,” said Kenna“You can definitely hear the Rick James, The Cure and David Byrne influences, but you will also see the Buggles, David Lynch, Hitchcock and Warhol references as well. I know they say imitation is flattery, but without acknowledging your influences I think ‘Imitation is Suicide.’ Inevitably,” Kenna stated in an interview with hiphopsite.com. With ample singles to be pouring from “Imitation Is Suicide,” music blogs all across the board are absolutely amped. DJbooth.net says “the project will pack all the funky electronic grooves and memorable melodies we’ve come to expect from the currently-unsigned musical innovator,” while the music lovers over at stupiddope.com are saying “the EP is a rather dope collection of all new material from the singer/songwriter and producer, showing off his range, his vocal abilities and his influences.” Just type Kenna into your preferred search engine and watch the rave reviews roll in from hip-hop fans to house fans to just straight up music lovers; it’s becoming increasingly clear that Kenna has earned his way into our hearts and our speakers for very good reasons indeed.

♬ Out Now: Kenna – Imitation Is Suicide – Chapter 2

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Grammy Award®-nominated artist Kenna drops Chapter 2 of his Imitation Is Suicide series today! The title track off Chapter 2, “Love Is Still Alive,” premiered exclusively on Complex last week. Yesterday, Wonderland gave fans a sneak peek of the entire EP, which features the eerie electro-pop groove track “Long Gone,” along with the smooth, soul-relaxing song “Heaviness.

The first chapter of this EP series was released in September, with the title track “Relations.”  Chapter 2 is fully written, produced and created by Kenna.

Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance,” Imitation Is Suicide is a unique three-part movement of EP’s with a brilliant mix of multiple genres spotlighting alternative, funk, R&B, rock, and hip-hop meshed with electronic and an encyclopedic knowledge of pop melodies.

Follow Kenna on Twitter: @OKKenna

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[BEATPORT CHART] Tocadisco “A DJ Is Not An iPod” // FREE Tocadisco Show Tonight!

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In celebration of his second release on Dim Mak Records “A DJ Is Not An iPod” (New Noise Vol. 5), Tocadisco has put together a special playlist for your listening pleasure! If this chart doesn’t make you want to throw on those dancing shoes, we don’t know what will!

Catch Tocadisco at Dim Mak Studios TONIGHT with Garmiani, Astronomar, DJ Metric, & Bones!

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♬ Out Now: New Noise Vol. 5

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Let’s say you have a selection of great tracks that everyone needs to hear, but they might not know the artist? Well, we have the solution. Introducing Dim Mak Records New Noise Vol. 5. This popular Dim Mak compilation highlights all the new talent you might not know about, but certainly need to discover. Volume 5 features some established players such as Tocadisco, Ryan Enzed, D.O.D, and Avesta, but all of the songs are hand selected for their ferociousness. The latest volume is crafted with only the best in electro, progressive house, trap, and even a taste of Melbourne.

 
Grab some of the New Noise releases you may have missed here:

Dim Mak Records – New Noise Vol. 4
Dim Mak Records – New Noise Vol. 3
Dim Mak Records – New Noise Vol. 2
Dim Mak Records – New Noise Vol. 1

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♬ Out Now: John Dahlback – Uh Oh!

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Stockholm’s John Dahlback has been diligently at work fine-tuning his latest 2-track electro house masterpiece “Uh Oh!” which features the electric, club ready singles “Uh Oh” and “Walls Come Down”. The beat punching “Uh Oh!” is centered around an unusual chord progression that is unquestionably unlike any other tracks out today, while the vocally focused “Walls Come Down” showcases Dahlback’s determination for greatness (there were over a hundred versions of “Walls Come Down” before JD was able to decide on the perfect vocals for the final track). His persistence has proved why he remains a heavyweight name in house music, wowing club-goers all over the world with his majestic productions.

Stay up to date with John Dahlback:
twitter.com/john_dahlback
facebook.com/johndahlbackmutants
soundcloud.com/john-dahlback

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Listen to what Clockwork has been cooking up in the kitchen. #Blitz

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“A big and bold electro house jam, Blitz serves as a more-than-fine sequel to last winter’s Surge. The springy lead and powerful drums do justice to the big room vibes and reputation he’s known for while pushing the envelope and not conforming to the endless waves of music of similar vein.”
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Following the success of his massive single “Surge”—highlighted as one of the “40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013 So Far” by Spin — producer/DJ CLOCKWORK returns to the limelight with his upcoming single “Blitz,” out November 1 on Dim Mak Records as a Beatport Exclusive. “Blitz” is rambunctious electro house made for the big room. CLOCKWORK’s signature style of electro truly shines, pounding along to a crowd-hyping rhythm via high-pitched synths, pulsating drums, and unstoppable beats.

Aoki Files #48 w/ Kenna

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Get your fire extinguishers out, y’all, because this episode of #AOKIFILES is on fire (which may explain the hole in Steve’s shorts)! Steve hangs out with the extraordinary singer, producer, visionary, “monk,” KENNA to get the dirt on what fans and tastemakers alike can expect from the collection of EPs Kenna is hitting us with this year. With what Steve describes as a “classic dance record”, Kenna is part of the evolution of Dim Mak Records with the release of his single “Relations (An Ode to You and Me)”. Watch the episode for more info on the 3 chapters of Kenna’s release, find out what artist helped Kenna make his “alien-esque” EP, and keep your ears wide open for the fantastic dance sounds emerging from this self-proclaimed nerd (whereas we prefer to think of him as a genius)!
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♬ Out Now: Borgore ft. Waka Flocka Flame & Paige – Wild Out

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Bass music giant BORGORE joins hip-hop heavyweight Waka Flocka Flame and vocalist Paige on the new single “Wild Out” from his upcoming Wild Out EP, out this fall on Dim Mak Records. “Wild Out” features the signature BORGORE bass crunch and trapstyle-influenced production coupled with Waka Flocka Flame’s energetic lyrics and Paige’s seductive vocals. All this leads toward a lively drop, making this tune a notorious big room banger ready to force any crowd into a frenzy. The Wild Out EP further establishes BORGORE’s iconic bass sound, while showcasing his ability to move between genres.

 
Watch the Borgore x Waka Flocka ‘Aoki Files’ video on youtube: http://youtu.be/0PYLKWqerS4

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♬ Out Now: Steve Aoki & Rune RK ft. RAS – Bring You To Life (Transcend)

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Three great minds in music have come together on Dim Mak’s latest release, “Bring You To Life (Transcend)”. This progressive house anthem fuses label magnate Steve Aoki with Rune RK, one of the creative minds behind the smash hit “Calabria”. Defined by its warm lead sounds, “Transcend” was one of the most popular tracks on Steve Aoki’s It’s the End of the World As We Know It EP from this past December.

The time has come, however, to give the track that extra edge–the passionate and sultry vocals of RAS. Originally appearing on the NEZZO & Summer School track “Shadows”, RAS has been eagerly anticipated to get back on the mic for another song. Riding on top of the superb production prowess of Steve Aoki and Rune RK, RAS gives us a firm example of his singing chops on “Bring You To Life”. The combination of RAS‘s delivery on the vocal end with Steve Aoki & Rune RK makes for the latest chart-topping contender from the Dim Mak arsenal.

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