If anyone knows how to make music that resonates across genres, it’s without a doubt Bloody Beetroots. This is obvious when you put the likes of Bloody Beetroots with rapper Theophilus London, a man known for his own genre smashing sounds that touch the soul of music in an entirely unique way. Peep the video below for insight as to how Theophilus came to collaborate with Dim Mak’s own Bloody Beetroots and stay tuned for the release of “All The Girls (Around the World)”, due out in September!
Land 2 Air Chronicles II is the second part of Kenna’s three EP series based on the Emerson essay Self-Reliance. On this second installment, Imitation is Suicide, Kenna is stating the clear influences in his work to help define a musical compass while giving credit where credit is due.
Kenna stated, “Music icons like David Byrne and Rick James inspired Imitation is Suicide. I think posing as an ‘original’ without acknowledging your influences is like killing yourself. The chapters and art of this EP speak to those influences all while hopefully dancing between sonics and genres.”
Imitation Is Suicide (chapter one of three) Produced by Chad Hugo and Kenna will be released on September 3, 2013. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes HERE.
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Alright stop, collaborate, and listen….to the TOP 10 August BeatPort Chart put together by the Swedish duo who are taking over the EDM world, QULINEZ! Following the success of their massive tunes “Troll” and more recently “Drop It”, Qulinez are making musical waves that will ride your eardrums into perpetual bliss. The Top 10 August chart they’ve created is fabulously loud and hyper, boasting artists such as HARDWELL/W&W, KEYS N’ KRATES, 7 SKIES/TRITONAL, SHOWTEK and more; so basically what Qulinez has done is put all your favorite songs from 2013 so far into one flawlessly executed playlist! Thanks, dudes! Twerk on over to BeatPort to snag this chart, courtesy of Qulinez and your friends at Dim Mak Records.
[info_box_1 title=”ABOUT THE RELEASE”] DROP whatever you’re doing right now and grab your headphones. Swedish electro house duo Qulinez are releasing their highly anticipated new single “Drop It” on Dim Mak Records. Qulinez is still riding the wave of frenzied DJ support for their 2012 banger “Troll,” which also garnered praise from numerous tastemakers and blogs. Dubbed “the 2012 ‘Levels’ anthem” by EDM NYC and featured as part of DJ Mag Canada’s top ten Ultra 2012 anthems, “Troll” took the EDM world by storm, and “Drop It” is about to do the same. “Drop It” will, without a doubt, be one of the hottest festival anthems of 2013.
[info_box_1 title=”ABOUT THE RELEASE”] Autoerotique has proven with “Play It Again” that their talent and individuality knows no boundaries. The track fuses elements of Dirty Dutch and Big Room and arrives at something entirely unique. This high-octane Electro banger provides a knocking drop that makes you want to “Play It Again”. And play it again we shall.
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Producers YUNG SKEETER and WAX MOTIF join forces on the 2-track release “Next To Me”. Two monstrous sounds collide on this release, packing a double punch with tracks “Next to Me” featuring Nevaeh, and “Hush Hush,” bringing forth music that is as brisk as it is fiery hot. “Next To Me” takes listeners on a new high built with an aggressive electro crunch smooth out by airy female vocals. “Hush Hush” delves into deeper house territory with a pinch of the trademark Dim Mak electro sound.
[info_box_1 title=”ABOUT THE RELEASE”] BOTNEK could arguably be seen as the kings of the up-and-coming generation of electro-house brilliance, a title that seems even more deserved upon the release of their newest single “I Know”.
Almost six minutes of infectiously bouncy BPM, “I Know” is catchy and lively without being too convoluted or overwhelming. “I Know” proves to be a refreshing refrain and serves as a reminder that BOTNEK is ruling this house of dance.
[hr] Steve Aoki and his label, Dim Mak, are gearing up for a huge Electric Zoo weekend in New York, and the DJ-producer is getting his mind right with this wild “Electric Zoo 2013” mix. Aoki keeps hard-hitting drops a priority, but offers dancers a chance to catch their breath with a set of varied dynamics and tempo changes. Aoki’s pummeling remix of Dirtyphonics‘ “No Stopping Us” rolls into the shifty, disorienting piano samples of Proxy’s “9000.” Later, Showtek’s titanic elastic bounce on “Slow Down” transforms into the echoing claps and glimmering synth chimes on Etienne De Crecy‘s remix of Yolanda Be Cool’s “Sweat Naked.” Aoki makes sure the fun comes in all shapes and sizes.
It’s been an incredible year for our boy, Felix Cartal. With several chart-topping singles and his newly released “Past, Present, Felix” EP already climbing to the top of the iTunes & Beatport charts, Felix is gearing up for one of the most successful years in his career so far.
[info_box_1 title=”ABOUT THE RELEASE”] Kenna has released his irreverent fun-loving first single, “Relations,” off of his latest EP, Land 2 Air Chronicles II – Imitation is Suicide, co-produced by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes/N.E.R.D., on Dim Mak Records.
Re•la•tions (noun): the way in which two or more people feel about and behave toward each other. “Relations” is about encouraging change through interaction between you and me, forging together a mixture of funk, R&B and hip-hop.
“Drunk on exhaustion and heavy bass driven beats equals RELATIONS. It was a one take verse on a David Byrne and Rick James inspired track. It’s just fun.” – Kenna
[info_box_3 title=”ABOUT THE RELEASE”] Steve Aoki returns to the fore alongside fellow EDM megaliths Chris Lake and Tujamo with a rhythm styled just in time for the summit of the festival season. “Boneless” is set to become the next stalwart across dance floor. Remixes to come soon courtesy of Canadian duo, Keys N Krates, and trap maestro, Ookay.
“Boneless” is a potent fireball of unrelenting bassline, infectiously stomach-stabbing main synth and a crescendo that feels like the tip of a rollercoaster before it plunges to earth. Aoki has buddied up with Chris Lake, the beatsmith behind crossover gems like “Sundown,”“Changes”, “Only One” and “If You Knew”. Fellow collaborator, Tujamo, saw his previous track “Who“ enter the Beatport Top 20 as well as gaining a truckload of DJ support from Avicii, Steve Angello, Afrojack, and A-Trak.
[hr] Qulinez are having the time of their lives. Childhood pals Alexander Lager and Johannes Gustafsson were discovered by Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello, who picked up his fellow Swedes for his label Size Records. Now, Qulinez have linked up with another big name name in electronic music – Steve Aoki and his label, Dim Mak – for their single “Drop It,” and they’re serving up a relentlessly intense mix around their new track. Sounds from the Bloody Beetroots, Carnage and Borgore, and Marin Solveig fly by, but the focus remains on “Drop It” and its interplay with a little bit of Daft Punk.
“Their sound is hard and heavy, just how we like it!”Aoki tells Rolling Stone. “This mix hits just as strongly as their live sets. When I listen to it, I feel like I’m right there with them.”
“Drop It” will be out August 27th.
Track listing for Qulinez’s “Drop It” mix follows below.
1. The Bloody Beetroots, Tai and Bart B More – “Spank (Dyro Edit)”
2. Firebeatz and Chocolate Puma – “Sausage Fest (Original Mix)”
3. Martin Solveig – “Hey Now (Schoolboy Remix)”
4. Sultan and Ned Shepard vs. dBerrie vs. Bruno Mars – “Locked Malfunction (Bootleg)”
5. Feenixpawl and Jason Forte – “Together (Marco V Remix)”
6. Qulinez – “Drop It” with Daft Punk – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Acapella)”
7. TJR – “What’s Up Suckaz (Original Mix)”
8. Qulinez – “Archangel”
9. Carnage and Borgore – “Incredible (Original and Busted by heRobust)”