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[SPIN Premiere] KASTLE Wrings a Bubbly 2-Step Remix out of Dirtyphonics’ Brutal ‘Hanging on Me’

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Is there any sound so tough that a U.K. garage refix can’t turn into something pliable and seductive? Apparently, not, at least judging from the Los Angeles producer Kastle’s remix of “Hanging on Me,” a new song from the French quartet Dirtyphonics. Their recent singles have typically trod the line between headbanging and Ed Banging: “No Stopping Us,” featuring Foreign Beggars, was hip-house via Alice in Chains, while “Walk in the Fire” was forged of blast beats and chugging metal guitars. “Hanging on Me” is similar, marrying Master of Puppets-inspired twinned leads to a shuddering, dubsteppy cadence and topping it off with vocals from the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, who here sounds, improbably but intriguingly, a little like Cat Power imitating Ozzy Osbourne. In Kastle’s hands, though, the tune flashes back to 2-step’s glory days, complete with bouncy organ bass line and synths as bubbly as a freshly uncorked bottle of Dom. In contrast to 2-step’s habit of making chipmunks out of its singers, he plays Moss’ vocals relatively straight, save for a judicious bit of glottal chopping, but he strays from convention by briefly flipping the groove into a brittle triplet rhythm that’s halfway between trap and Schaffel. If you’ve ever dreamed of a Lex Luger/Superpitcher collaboration, here’s the next best thing. (via SPIN)

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SPestival – Dim Mak Stage

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Dim Mak has teamed with Société Perrier, the source for nightlife and culture, to host a stage at the inaugural SPestival, a virtual music festival featuring icons and emerging artists in music, fashion, art, and mixology.

Dim Mak, along with our friends over at Kompakt and Astralwerks, hosts a label branded stage at this innovative virtual music festival featuring sets from Dim Mak artists Felix Cartal, Carnage, Keys N Krates, Angger Dimas, Yolanda Be Cool, and Botnek.

Check out our stage today at http://societeperrier.com/spestival/.

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♬ Out Now: Clinton VanSciver – Indie Anna Jones ft. Queen B (Remixes)

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Brace yourselves again, dance fans. Clinton VanSciver is back for your dance floors, and he came prepared with “Indie Anna Jones Remixes”, a seven track remix EP that demands to be turned all the way up and will no doubt become a permanent staple in your playlists from this moment and beyond. Remixers include Dirty Disco Youth, Marc Benjamin, Gold Top, DR. Fresch, We Bang and EioN’s Get Higher.

You can grab the original “Indie Anna Jones EP” here: https://itun.es/i6xQ272
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♬ Out Now: ZooFunktion – WildLife EP

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“I put together this EP using many different ideas and sounds, drawing inspiration from artist such as W&W, Deorro, Showtek, Diplo, Kendrick Lamar and Tyga . I wanted to fuse all of these elements together with the goal of coming out with something truly unique. I went for making a Big Room feel by creating and combining Dutch, House, Hip Hop, and Massive Electro sounds. I also included a few of my PandaFunk friends on the EP with vocals by Erick Gold and Pasha, and guest production by Duvoh.


I’m excited to share with you guys the WildLife.”

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♬ Out Now: Goon Squad – Twerk EP

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Three unique and diverse producers come together as GOON SQUAD to unleash a six song EP by the name of “Twerk EP” today, a collection of bangers that will leave fans and tastemakers clamoring for more. Hip hop meshed with trap colliding with driving basslines, “Twerk EP” has a little bit of everything for those with discerning taste and a craving for variety. The title track, “Twerk”, could find a home on the radio as well as in a jam packed venue and will no doubt be a staple at future festivals. Each song brings a different vibe to the table, but the quality remains uninterrupted, leaving the 6-track EP consistently infectious and hyper. GOOD SQUAD have carved a niche for themselves in the intersection of hip hop and dance music, and they’ve done it well.
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Coone’s ‘Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)’ hits #1 on Beatport’s Hard Dance chart!

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A first for Dim Mak, we have some stellar news to share with the hardstyle community, and the dedicated family of electronic dance music as a whole. We are excited to announce that our first ever hardstyle signee, Coone, has topped the Beatport Hard Dance chart! The Belgian native dropped “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” just under a week ago as a Beatport exclusive, and it has already shot all the way to the top of its respective genre chart.

The second single from his upcoming full-length album Global Dedication, “Our Fairytale (Theme of Tomorrow 2013)” is the official track for Q-Dance video coverage at TomorrowWorld 2013. Featuring the vocals of Chris Madin, Coone himself is excited to spin the track and perform at this year’s inaugural TomorrowWorld event in Chattahoochee. Coone plays on Saturday, September 28th of the Georgia festival, as well as at The Sound of Q-Dance on October 5th, alongside hardstyle contemporaries Noisecontrollers, Wildstylez, Gunz for Hire and more.

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New Music from The Bloody Beetroots! ‘Hide’ is now available.

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King of punk rock dance music Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, better known as The Bloody Beetroots, has released his highly anticipated HIDE today via Ultra Music! HIDE premiered last week on Rolling Stone.com and features a number of cameos including Brooklyn-based rapped Theophilus London, Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton, founding member of Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee, and producer Drop The Lime. A limited edition and individual numbered vinyl of “Out of Sight” featuring Paul McCartney & Youth is now available – PRESS HERE for more details!

Italian comics illustrator Tanino Liberatore, the mastermind behind the cover art for HIDE, has also created the physical artwork featuring illustrations of the album’s featured artists. PRESS HERE to see an interactive version of the art with pop-up info about each artist!

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“Rifo’s genre-hopping style seems unstoppable, snowballing up new wave, hardcore, and whatever else in his ascent to the punk rock EDM throne.”MXDWN.com

“[Out of Sight] counters between soulful, blues crooning from the veteran vocalist over plaintive piano chords before exploding into the type of euphoric build and release you can imagine a stadium full of kids losing their collective brains over.”MTV Buzzworthy

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♬ Out Now: Carnage & Tony Junior – Michael Jordan (Remixes)

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On one of the staple releases for Dim Mak this summer, Carnage and Tony Junior teamed up for the ultimate basketball ode, “Michael Jordan”. Delivering the proper testament to this courtside legend, the original track brought the ever needed energy to dancefloors and festival grounds the world over. Dim Mak is back for another slam dunk with the Michael Jordan remixes, featuring LOUDPVCK, Ookay, Bare, BeTa, and Ranidu.

LOUDPVCK’s remix manipulates the lead synth of “Michael Jordan” into a mashed-up frenzy, opting for a trap edged drop with finger snaps to boot. Ookay takes the vocal sample and gives it a different workout through every drop, each more wild than the last. On Bare’s take, the drop gets fattened up for a jaw-dropping trap tune, turning up the sub frequencies to new heights. BeTa’s OT remix features a distorted bass and rage-friendly electro, perfect for getting the crowd jumping. Drums are aplenty on Ranidu’s Bailatronic remix, unleashing a fury of snares over a variation on Carnage and Tony Junior’s original lead sounds. Whether it is trap or electro, each remix is something that would make Michael Jordan himself proud.

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♬ Out Now: South Central – Hollywood EP (Remixes)

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Say hello to the Hollywood EP (Remixes), featuring the likes of Angger Dimas, BAR9, Chris Avantgarde, Haezer, and Sawgood. The Indonesia native and Dim Mak standby Angger Dimas reworks the “Star Wars” original track by transforming it into the ultimate house record to stomp along to. He’s not the only one to keep this theme in mind either–BAR9’s remix for “Bassmonster” is equally as heavy. Chris Avantgarde and Haezer take “Armageddon” and “Jaw Drop” respectively on a ride with a rather industrial-meets-grime sound. Finally, Sawgood has his remix of “Jaw Drop” edited by SOUTH CENTRAL, unleashing a furious dubstep track that truly does justice to its title.

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♬ Out Now: BOT and TAI – Nuthin But Fire

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Combining BOT and TAI, two producers from starkly different backgrounds and genres, could be risky. Instead, the result of this sort of collaboration evolves beautifully with the release of “NUTHIN BUT FIRE EP”, four tracks of teamwork genius. Totally unique and hard to categorize, which is a good thing when the quality is this high,  “NUTHIN BUT FIRE EP” stands heads above the rest with its blend of jungle/90s breakbeat/wylin’ sounds. In the presence of two producers who truly understand what it means to make groundbreaking music, “NUTHIN BUT FIRE EP” blazes through the speakers and provides a sound that is unforgettable.

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[Official Lyric Video] Linkin Park x Steve Aoki – A Light That Never Comes

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Linkin Park officially revealed the band’s new collaboration with Steve Aoki, “A Light that Never Comes,” on L.A.’s KROQ this morning.

While fans were able to “unlock” the song late last week by playing the band’s new Facebook game, “LP Recharge,” “A Light that Never Comes” was officially debuted during the Kevin & Bean show, with band member Mike Shinoda calling in to discuss the track with the KROQ DJs.

Pre-order “RECHARGED” & Download “A Light That Never Comes” on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/recharged
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[Billboard Premiere] Keys N Krates, ‘SOLOW’ EP: First Listen

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keys-and-crates-hard-summer-2013-650Were someone to describe Keys N Krates as an artist who includes Diplo and Annie Mac as friends, one whose schedule includes appearances at festival stages like HARD, Mad Decent Block Party and Electric Zoo, and one who is signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, you might have and idea of who this artist is. But as a live electronic band, Toronto-based trio Keys N Krates, are anything but a typical EDM act.

In fact, as they show on their new EP, SOLOW, out this Tuesday, there’s still a lot of room for originality in a genre typically defined by similarities. Check out the first listen of SOLOW here, on CODE.