Category: Music

Sweating Naked w/ Yolanda Be Cool

August 12, 2013 Dim Mak Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

Yolanda Be Cool may “No Speak Americano” but these Aussie djs don’t care what language you speak if you are down to “Sweat Naked” to their newest album “Ladies and Mentalmen”. The dou boomed out of the gates with the release of their newest single off their first Dim Mak album, “Sweat Naked” last month. With their eyes on a second world domination the new album boasts fun summer bangers like “All That She Wants” and “Cool Like” that are perfect for the festival season.

These two have been in the game for over a decade but are still busy touring the world and making questionally seductive and definitely out of the box music videos. The videos play along with the unique combination of funky beats, rhythmically driven drops and underground roots that makes me personally want to rollerskate in a bikini all around Hollywood. The pair is pretty stoked about being apart of the “new sound” for Dim Mak. The Remix Package is out tomorrow with features from The Japanese Popstars, Harris Robotis, Oliver Twizt, Sub Antix and Etienne de Crecy. If you want to get down and dirty with Yolanda Be Cool live hurry up and buy your ticket for Burning Man, Electric Zoo and TomorrowWorld or pre-order the Remix Package on iTunes right now!

If you want to stalk Yolanda Be Cool a little more check out our homies at THUMP one on one interview:
http://thump.vice.com/words/yolanda-be-cool-are-actually-super-cool

Click here to pre-order the Remix Package on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sweat-naked-remixes/id677585696

FoF Dim Mak Exclusive Interview: Leeor Brown Is in The Business of Making Friends Through Music

August 12, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tomorrow night at Dim Mak Studios, we’ll be hosting the Friends of Friends Collective for an ambient night of experimental deep house brought to you by Young Adults, Grenier, and Sodapop.

For the past five years, our friends at FoF have been showcasing fresh, up and coming artists in new and exciting ways! Read all about this unique label and who exactly comprises this special collective in our exclusive interview with Leeor Brown, founder of FoF, and one half of tomorrow night’s featured DJ duo, Young Adults.

Enjoy this Young Adults mix for FADER and be sure to make friends with the whole Friends of Friends collective on Facebook and Twitter!

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Tracklist:
Tiger & Woods – Pitch [Editainment]
Psychemagik – Beauty & The Bass [White Label]
Chamboche – Into The Murk [Young Adults]
Crazy P – Heartbreaker (Huxley Remix) [2020 Vision]
LOL Boys & Grown Folk – Ghost Path [Young Adults]
Waze & Odyssey – Our World [Throne of Blood]
Sleepyhead – Good Love [Party Guy Records]
Tensnake – Mainline (Dub) [Defected]
Tigerskin – Try The Impossible [Future Classic]
Volta Cab – Strange Days (Creative Swing Alliance Remix) [Illusion Recordings]
Jacques Renault – Back To You (Paradis Remix) [Lets Play House]
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The Interview

DM:
Tell us about Friends of Friends. How did you come up with the concept?

BROWN:
It was just a way of tying a bunch of things together. When I used to shop for records, I would always looks at 3 things. The art, the collabs and the label. Those three would basically tell you about someones aesthetic, who they’re friends with or who respects their music enough to work with them and their general vibe. I wanted that all to ring true immediately for FoF releases, so I ask every artist about who they might know that can help them make their release special. Would way rather that than some random a&r decisions like “get a hot vocalist” or whatever. We try and make it about building a community of friends that all make great art. And the releases come out great because of it.

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DM:
What separates FoF from other labels/brands in the same market? Your website states that the name “Friends of Friends” is “the driving force behind the label and website, referring to the most effective way (yet traditional way!) people learn about new music: through Friends!” Tell us how this process works!

BROWN:
I kind of touched on it in the last answer but basically the people closest to you are the ones who want to see you succeed the most. So we try and incorporate all of FoF’s artists friends and our friends of friends in our planning of say, releases and remixes, all the way down to our website’s news and bookings for events etc. It’s about hopefully showing the world that FoF is a network of talented and passionate people that can all build careers by supporting one another’s art.

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DM:
Young Adults is your side project with David Fisher. Tell us how this collab came about and the connection with your label.

BROWN:
Ah, D is just one of my oldest and best friends. We’ve DJed together for about 8 years now. We played house parties mostly for years… total bedroom DJs. For the longest time the US wasn’t really fucking with what we playing. A lot of German techno, old disco and house records etc. We just kept it low-key for a while. But a few years back we started really talking about starting a label and last year we finally made it a reality. YA is FoF’s “sister label.” We wanted to push vinyl, slow mixes, long songs and all that as a counter to the laptop DJ culture that’s been everywhere. We’ve put out 3 records now and have played started playing out a ton. This summer we got to take over the Ace Hotel Palm Springs for a weekend, opened for Omar S at A Club Called Rhonda and now headlining Dim Mak Tuesdays. Been a pretty awesome ride so far :)

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DM:
We’ve heard Friends of Friends referred to as “a collective.” Who exactly comprises this collective and how does one become a part of it?

BROWN:
Honestly it’s pretty nebulous. I can name so manyyyy people who are extended fam but i guess it starts by the artist releases put out by the label. Salva, Shlohmo, Groundislava, Tomas Barfod, LOL Boys, Jerome LOL, Ernest Gonzales, Evenings and our newest signees Kyson and Perera Elsewhere all make up the crew now. But we’ve also had amazing more friends built through compilations, artist/project collabs, remixes and shows etc. People like Daedelus, Baths, Grenier, Low Limit, Robot Koch, Toy Selectah, the Wedidit and Anticon teams…I mean really this paragraph could go on forever. We’re very fortunate to have an extended network of rad talented people. On the video/visual side as well! I see you Great Nordic Swordfight, Video Marsh and Sus Boy :)

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DM:
What are your plans/dreams/goals for 2013, both individually as an artist as well as for Friends of Friends? How would you like to expand FoF?

BROWN:
MY DREAM IS EVERYONE FALLS IN LOVE WITH KYSON & PERERA ELSEWHERE(our newest signings) LIKE I HAVE. Haha, but seriously my goal is to just stay on course. Definitely been building the infrastructure of FoF as a label. We signed a distribution deal in UK/EU with !K7 which I’m really excited about. We’ve been wanting to get our music out internationally way more so that’s definitely a great step. And really focus on continuing to develop good relationships and partnerships with other people doing rad things. Oh I guess also planning our anniversary stuff for ’14. Can’t believe it’s gonna be 5 years!!

[Beatport Chart] Keys N Krates August 2013 Top 10

August 7, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

Beatport Chart

knk-imageThe words “Dum Dee Dum” may conjure up images of a little girl frolicking through a field of daffodils (at least it does for me), but when you associate “Dum Dee Dum” as the newest release from Keys N Krates, the result is anything but innocent and flowery. A fiery track that has a steady anthemesque beat to it, “Dum Dee Dum” is as original as it is heavy and infectious. In support of this release, Keys N Krates have created a BEATPORT Chart that is sure to please. Featuring ROYAL-T, CASHMERE CAT, RL GRIME, DIPLO, RUSTIE and more, the August 2013 TOP 10 Beatport Chart from Keys N Krates is hyper and eclectic, filled to the brim with bossy beats and heavy bass. Run through your field of daffodils and over to Beatport to nab this hella tight chart, and prepare for the next wave of a Keys N Krates take over!

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Beatport Chart

[Free Download via Dancing Astronaut] – Clinton VanSciver – Finding Other Doors (Original Mix)

August 2, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

Who doesn’t love free sh*t? Especially when it comes to music! Our boy Clinton VanSciver has teamed up with popular EDM site Dancing Astronaut to offer you an exclusive download of his single Finding Other Doors, fresh off his newly released Indie Anna Jones EP which recently hit Beatport Top 10. In his classic dirty pop/electro style, VanSciver takes us to new heights and places in our mind we’ve never been with Finding Other Doors, described as “a lush tapestry of ambient bass music” by Dancing Astronaut. Do yourself a favor and head over to Dancing Astronaut right now to get in on this journey to the top tier of sonic heaven. Also be sure to visit VanSciver’s artist profile on our website to stay up to date on all his latest and upcoming releases and follow him on twitter @CVanSciver.

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