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Remix Competition: Scanners – Love Is Symmetry

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Being a record label that prides itself in bringing the fans only the best of the best in dance music, Dim Mak Records is dead set on the belief that we have not only dedicated fans, but talented fans as well. There’s nothing we love more than to give y’all the opportunity to show us your skills, be it in the genre of trap/dirty dubstep/90s inspired house/folk-step (that’s a new genre I think I just made up)/etc. Which is why we are stoked to bring you a remix contest with the help of Earmilk and Wavo; the tracks up for remix are from the new and exhilarating Scanners album “Love is Symmetry”. Three stems primed and ready for your musical genius, this contest comes with some major perks: the contest winners will be included with Dim Mak alumns on a Scanners “Love Is Symmetry” remix compilation! If you happen to be equally mind blowing in more than one genre, then do feel free to submit more than one remix and really show us what you’re working with! For more information about the contest, the deadline, the judges, and the prize system, follow the link below. We look forward to seeing what our amazing and talented fans can bring to this already breathtaking album, so good luck and know that we’re routing for you!

Check out the contest and album stream over at Wavo.me now.

Beatport Chart: The Partysquad & The Death Set ‘P.O.V. 2.0’ (feat. Diplo)

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The Partysquad has teamed up with The Death Set and Diplo for another monumental Beatport Chart topping collaboration titled ‘P.O.V. 2.0’, released on Dim Mak Records. This time they come at you with a feel-good summer carnival sound reminiscent of circus tents, flashing lights, festival games, and that oh-so-sweet cotton candy. Be sure to get your copy of this Electro House Top 10 track here on Beatport just in time for EDC Vegas!

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Clockwork feat. Wynter Gordon – Surge [Thump Exclusive Video Premiere]

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Dim Mak allstar Clockwork has just provided us a stellar video to go along with his uplifting and hard-hitting anthem “Surge,” which features some sweet vocals from Wynter Gordon. This track was one of the huge anthems of 2013 and if you made it out to any major festivals over the last six months you probably heard it dropped and perhaps even did a little fist-pumping to one of the track’s bleepy drops. The video echoes the high-energy nature of the track and features everything from friends running through the forest to electrified zombies dancing on some sort of post-apocalyptic beach. Points for creativity on this one… (via THUMP)

Clockwork feat. Wynter Gordon – “Surge”
iTunes: http://itun.es/i6JK9sf
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/WYJbmY
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/14QkcFZ

Out Now: IllSkillz – Who Is Crazy EP

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IllSkillz has a very important question to ask of you today, and that question is “Who Is Crazy?” with the release of his newest EP, out right freaking now on Dim Mak Records! IllSkillz introduces fans to thundering beats and tingling vibrations with “Who is Crazy”, an EP made up of three tracks that will make your windows quake and your ass bounce as you dance yourself into insanity. The track “Let it Go (Original Mix)” has distinct and hyper sounds with the lyrical persuasion of Red N Pink sporting their signature grimey sound, while “Let it Go (Instrumental)” focuses more on the actual dubstep qualities of the same track. Three songs that would make any bass head proud to be an IllSkillz fan, “Who Is Crazy EP” brings us high quality bangers that we are indeed crazy about.

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♬ Out Now: Clinton VanSciver – Indie Anna Jones EP

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Brace yourselves, dance fans. Clinton VanSciver is coming for your dance floors, and he came prepared with “Indie Anna Jones EP”, a four track release 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. With “Indie Anna Jones EP”, you’ll be hooked only seconds in by Clinton’s irresistible pop/dance tempos, transitioning over into a brief chillness before climbing back into absolute music mania that instantly gives off super happy vibes. A rumbling, rhythmic, and piercing collection of songs with the perfect balance between light and dark sounds, “Indie Anna Jones EP” resonates on all the ultimate levels of what makes great music incite inspiration in its fans. Clinton VanSciver is crossing genres, mixing gorgeous vocals over sharp beats, and breaking down the walls of what it means to be a top producer in the music business. Do not miss out on this epic release and trust that your quality of life will improve greatly with just one listen of “Indie Anna Jones EP”, brought to you by Clinton VanSciver and Dim Mak Records.

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Out Now: Scanners – Love Is Symmetry (Full Album)

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Scanners fans, rejoice! The quartet is back after two years of silence with the release of their full length album “LOVE IS SYMMETRY” today on Dim Mak Records! Go ahead and do a celebratory dance around your living room/cubicle/desk/etc. I’ll wait. Done? Awesome! Let’s talk about how cool this album is, shall we? 12 tracks of pure transcendental music that we’ve come to associate with the Scanners name, “Love Is Symmetry” is the perfect indie-dance cool down you’ll need this summer. Sometimes dancey, sometimes chillingly mellow, sometimes sexy, and always completely brilliant, “Love Is Symmetry” may be the most enduring album to date for this uber talented group. In a world permeated by hot and heavy beats and wibble wobbles, Scanners feel like a an ice cold glass of southern sweet tea to the soul. Get your indie movie vibes on with Scanners’ “Love Is Symmetry”, an album well worth the two year wait.

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♫ Out Now: Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right EP

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Keys N Krates have been around for like, five years and it seems to me like there is no better time to become a super fan of this duo than right freaking now. With the release of “Treat Me Right EP” and its respective remixes (provided by the likes of GRANDTHEFT, LAZERDISK PARTY SEX, AND THUGLI), they’ve given us the gift of a low-key yet outrageously dance-worthy masterpiece. The tempo is steady, the vocal overlay isn’t overwhelming and gets straight to the point, and there is an overall feeling of hearing musical magic that just feels right; it’s memorable and oh-so-enjoyable without feeling like you’re getting punched in the face by basslines and wibbly wobbly wubs. Keys N Krates bring their unique minds and musical prowess together brilliantly, as proven by “Treat Me Right” in all of its mellow and perfectly executed magic. 

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Keys N Krates “Treat Me Right” (Official Music Video)

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Artist Spotlight: AutoErotique ‘Asphyxiation’

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AutoErotique‘s breathtaking new single “Asphyxiation” undoubtedly lives up to it’s name. This pulsating electro track will have you gasping for air but wanting more as you fight back the urge to get up and dance.

No strangers to the production game, the widely inspired Toronto based duo have been behind the scenes producing various genres of music for years before officially joining the dance music community and singing to Dim Mak Records in early 2009. Every track AutoErotique puts out showcases the perfect blend of electro, techno, house, Dutch house, Dutch-colonial house, rave, rock, rave-rock, indie-rock, and even ska inspired elements.

Gladiator, AutoErotique’s first single released on Dim Mak Records in September 2009, received immediate attention from the likes of Steve Aoki, DJ AM, Klever, Larry Tee/Alexander Technique, The Faint, AC Slater, and Milano whom have all remixed the epic track, making AutoErotique a heavyweight name in the EDM scene. AutoErotique has since showed off their ambiguous musical talents with their own remixes for Benny Benassi, Felix Luker, Tiesto, Etienne de Crecy, Joachim Garraud, Sarah McLeod, Lykki Li, Shinichi Osawa, Chris Cornell & Timbaland, Diplo & Laidback Luke, Larry Tee, B. Rich, Disco Bisquits, Fischerspooner and Weezer. A recent collaboration with fellow Dim Mak artist Felix Cartal has given birth to the stellar summer single “The Alarm”, which is scheduled to be released June 6th on Dim Mak Records.

The sexy ass-filled video for “Asphyxiation” will premiere on May 28th and the track will also be available for purchase on iTunes and Beatport.

Romanthony: The Wanderer

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Back in April, Dim Mak Records was proud to be the home of music legend ROMANTHONY for his release “The Wanderer” with Kevin McKay; a chill, laidback track with a handful of incredible remixes. “The Wanderer” was an instant hit with old fans of Romanthony’s and the gateway to his extensive music career for new fans. As you know, ROMANTHONY passed away at the beginning of May, leaving the music industry and thousands of fans shocked and deeply saddened by such a major loss.

Global website RESIDENT ADVISOR sat down with Romanthony’s friend and collaborator, Kevin McKay, for an interview about the legend perhaps most famously known for his work with Daft Punk; but, as McKay explains in the article, Romanthony’s career was far more intense, creative, and profound than many are even aware of. When describing the talent that is Romanthony, McKay had this to say: “He’s really great musically. Brilliant keyboard player, brilliant bass player, brilliant guitarist. Like, ‘Done, idea, that’s it, it’s happening, let’s go.’ Really quick and really creative, so really able to respond to each thing in the track”. 20 years of music under his belt, ROMANTHONY showed the kind of drive, determination and talent that is responsible for turning him into an international superstar. McKay states in the interview “I love his songs. I’m just a total fan. It’s really, really fucking sad that he’s not going to write any more songs”, which is perhaps the exact sentiment friends, family, and fans all share.

With such an enormous and natural gift as that possessed by this late musical genius, it’s no doubt that music industry has been forever changed. However, McKay offers a glimpse of hope in saying “I’ve had a chance to speak to his family and his closest advisors and we’re going to carry on as we did before bringing his songs to a new generation of dance fans, with the proceeds going to look after his kids.”

To read the full interview and to learn more about the man behind the music, click here. And if you haven’t done so already, go grab “The Wanderer” ROMANTHONY vs. KEVIN MCKAY on Dim Mak Records.

Remix Contest: Felix Cartal & Clockwork – The Fire (feat. Madame Buttons)

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Get ready to set your equipment ablaze, producers! Beatport Play & Dim Mak is hosting a REMIX CONTEST with “The Fire” from Felix Cartal & Clockwork (ft Madame Buttons) as your ignition. Now is your chance to take this already smoking hot jam and turn it into your own simmering masterpiece. The winning remixer will take home iZotope’s Ozone 5, Stutter Edit, some goodies from Beatport and a release on Dim Mak Records. You’ve got until July 1st to get your submissions in, so throw away your fire extinguisher and get those buttons burning!

Teaser Alert: Clinton VanSciver – Indie Anna Jones

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THIS JUST IN: Our boy Clinton VanSciver hit us with a sensational teaser for his upcoming EP “Indie Anna Jones” to be released on Dim Mak Records June 11 – just one week away! It’s obvious after listening to the track that VanSciver stays true to his trademark, self-dubbed “dirty pop” style for which he’s received wide acclaim from bloggers as well as prominent sites like Beatport. In describing the album, VanSciver states, “The Indie Anna Jones EP is an amalgamation of everything squeaky-clean and smart about retro pop music with a modern-day grit. It’s the music I’ve wanted to create since I was young.” We’ll cheer to that!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClintonVanSciver
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CVanSciver
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/clintonvansciver
Website: http://www.clintonvansciver.com/

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Also, be sure to check out VanSciver’s recent mix for Dim Mak Studios on Evolution 101.7. Get stoked!

EDM Interview: A Day In L.A. With Dirtyphonics And Recap Video

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Follow along with MAGNETIC MAG’s Neda Jouliet as she spends the day chasing after Dim Mak’s resident Frenchies DIRTYPHONICS in Los Angeles and find out what it’s like to be so damn #DIRTY 24/7. Along with the extensive article, the accompanying video is equally as fun and informative as the guys cruise around LA in the Dim Mak Records van, intent on having the time of their lives in one of their favorite cities. Find out which DIRTYdude doesn’t like hot dogs, where the four friends got their start, what inspires them to bring the dirtiest shows to their fans, what happens when their tour manager is away, and so so much more. It’s incredible what you can learn with just one day on the heels of a group as eclectic and enthusiastic as DIRTYPHONICS; it’s a whirlwind adventure full of what makes our favorite foursome as #dirty as they come.

Catch the full interview and recap video over at Magnetic Mag.