Hey Europe! I do sincerely hope that you’ve done your stretches, strapped on your finest dancing shoes, and prepared your mind to be massively stoked because HAEZER is coming your way! This South Africa native, who totally cleaned up on the charts with last year’s massive release of “The Wrong Kid Died” (iTunes/Beatport), is gearing up to take off on a 27 stop tour of Europe in support of his latest single, “SHANGO”. This tour is sure to garner much love overseas for this professional beat making machine of a man, and it’s definitely the biggest tour Haezer has embarked upon. Whether or not you’ll get to see him in Europe this spring, be sure to head over to his Facebook page to download “SHANGO” for free!
If there is anyone in the electro world right now that knows something about making stellar mix tapes and playlists, that person is undoubtedly Billy the Kit. The former host of several radio shows, heading up MTV’s Totally Summer on Tour, and playing nonstop at clubs for years, Billy has the experience to know what it takes to make a slamming Beatport Chart. Featuring other Dim Mak Records releases, such as Steve Aoki and Showtek, as well as a few of his original sounds, Billy The Kit’s chart is jam packed with speaker destroying tracks. Head on over to Beatport and get this epic collection of songs before your ears perish from boredom!
Felix Cartal has gone global in a whole new way! The Deichmann Group, a shoe company based out of Germany, has used Felix Cartal’s “Tonight” feat Maja Ivarsson in their spring collection campaign. The campaign video, which you can watch below, shows fashion-forward men and women having crazy good times to the stunningly catchy “Tonight”. This track has crossed over from club favorite to international commercial status; now let’s just hope those shoes can handle the good vibrations of festival season! Glückwünsche, Felix!
Staying true to their titles of electric innovators, INFECTED MUSHROOM have once again graced us with a dance floor breaking tune. Just released on Dim Mak Records, “Never Mind” has all the wobbly pitches and unexpected (yet brilliant) build ups into high energy drops, guaranteed to get trance fans and just pure dance nuts excited. The song is already a cosmic wave of thumping goodness, but don’t forget to also check out the remixes by the likes of Nostalgia and Liquid Stranger. The kingdom of the Mushroom won’t be disappointed by “Never Mind” in all its infected glory. Check out this crazed track below, as well as the remixes, and you can thank us here at Dim Mak Records later for bringing you only the best of the best.
Following a veritable slew of chart-topping dubstep releases, blossoming producer MUST DIE! presents with Water Temple an EP that is anthemic, nostalgic, and already beloved by industry insiders. Foremost, the title track pulls at our heartstrings as solidly as it drops. The unapologetically distinct intro breaks into a rare showcase of the melody and throwback sound that will later carry the whole song, punctuated only by the slap of waves and impressive “underwater” dubstep growls. With a bass drop that is as detailed as it is emotive, “Water Temple” demands to stay in rotation for ages to come.
Now that March has come to an end and April is in full effect it’s time to start counting down the days until the April 16th release of GTRONIC’s EP, ‘Morpheus & Dufus.’ With only 15 days until the release, GTRONIC has uploaded a full preview on SoundCloud. You can take a listen now as well as grab GTRONIC’s previous release, Sergeant Bass.
The beginning of Irreverence dabbles in intricate melodic piano ambiance that one may expect from a historic four-piece of classically trained French gentlemen – so it’s mildly shocking to know that Dirtyphonics first honed their production skills with metal riffs. After teasing bass fanatics with more than a half-decade spent tempo-shifting club bangers from the Bloody Beetroots (“Warp”) to Benny Benassi (“Electroman”) and Krewella (“Killin’ it”), the collective builds the initial drop of their debut LP across nearly five minutes and two tracks — the classical arrangement of ”Prelude (White)”, and the epic march of “Prelude (Black)” — before finally rewarding fans with a devastating rolling bass release.
Similar to Korn’s The Path of Totality, Irreverence fuses the brutality associated with late-’90s nu-metal and current bass-music. Unlike their predecessors, “Los Angeles”, which features fellow European electro-metal outfit Modestep, and “Walk in the Fire” are an earnest bridge between the sound of their youths toward today’s obsession with bass wobbles and not a feeble attempt to maintain relevancy… (via CoS)
What happens when you pair the chief of Dim Mak Records with one half of Dirtyphonics during Ultra Music Festival? The most recent episode of AOKI FILES, of course! Taking time out of pool parties, stage diving, and epic sets during Ultra, Steve took Charly and Pitchin poolside to talk about their latest release, IRREVERENCE, and the massive Irreverence Tour that kicked off March 27th.
As if the recent release of the game changing album IRREVERENCE wasn’t mind blowing enough, the French quartet kicks off a three month bus tour spanning the United States and Canada, including stops at both weekends of Coachella. Not only will they make it raver-rain with the sensational tracks from IRREVERENCE, they are also revealing brand spankin’ new stage production that is sure to accentuate their already striking, unforgettable sounds.
If you’re looking to have your ear drums blasted and your mind electrified this summer, the IRREVERENCE TOUR is a damn good place to start. Find your city below and prepare in advance to call in to work or school too #dirty to function.
Aaaah, spring time. A time for flowers, soft rain showers, and… GROUND BREAKING ANTHEMS? What?! This ain’t your grandma’s season anymore. Leading the pack of up and coming crowd pumping anthems to be released in the next few months is “This Record” by Jacob Van Hage and Billy the Kit, out on Dim Mak Records on April 2nd.
“This Record” is a heart racing, sweat inducing track that takes what you thought you knew about electro house and mind numbing drops and makes your knowledge look like that of a two year old with a toy piano. We’ve come to expect nothing less than pure music magic from the duo Jacob Van Hage and Billy the Kit, so when these forces combine as they have for “This Record”, the result is sure to be devastating to sound systems for the rest of the year.
Check out a sneak peak of “This Record” and start counting down the days until April 2nd when this scorching track can be yours to bump indefinitely, courtesy of Dim Mak Records.
Veteran producers SHOWTEK are not new to the world of dance music. In fact, for the last thirteen years they have been making music that has garnered high praise and the attention of some of the biggest names in pop music today. 2013 is shaping up to be another exciting year for the Dutch duo as they climb charts with absolutely no intention of slowing down at all.
Earlier this month SHOWTEK released “Slow Down” on Dim Mak Records, and just a few days ago this hyper tune sat at #8 on Beatport’s Top10….but oh what a difference a few days (and unyielding support from fans) can make! As of today, “Slow Down” is now sitting pretty at #2! And for good reason…I mean have you heard this track? It’s fun, it’s alive, it’s energetic, and it’s looking at the #1 spot with fire in its eyes while cracking its knuckles.
This isn’t the first time SHOWTEK have seen some chart love; “Slow Down” is the fifth release from these producing brothers to make it into the Beatport Top 10, and we here at Dim Mak Records are ultra proud to be the home of this latest chart-climbing, epic dance anthem that is sure to be on every playlist/mixtape/countdown for the rest of the year. Listen to the track below and let’s get these guys to #1 all across the board!
The EDM Network, purveyors of all the best in dubstep, drum and bass, glitch hop, moombahton, house, and electro beats, have shown some serious affection for Dim Mak‘s own pride and joy, Dirtyphonics. This group of four highly talented producers have been absolutely smashing it on the live touring circuit, and their full length Irreverance release has garnered the attention of music lovers everywhere. Two tracks off the album, “The Mechanism” and “Hanging On Me” have recently been featured on The EDM Network‘s sites, GlitchHop.net and Dubstep.net, respectively. Be sure to check out what they have to say about the group that has been challenging and reworking traditional conceptions of these different genres, and don’t forget to check out their tour schedule to see if they’ll be making a stop at a city near you!
When a song that mentions a “bowtie” makes you feel like some sort of fancy badass, you know that there has to be a musical mastermind (and his friends) behind it. Such is the case with Steve Aoki’s “Ooh” featuring Rob Roy off of the 2012 release of “Wonderland”.
This year, that unforgettable track has been given a fresh breath of life with remixes from Deorro, Gigi Barocco, Mustard Pimp, Lazerdisk Party Sex, and Dzeko & Torres. Each remixer brings their own taste and stylings to “Ooh” in ways that are instantly recognizable and just as infectious as the original track. Just when you thought it was perfect to begin with, these remixes highlight different aspects of the song while throwing individual flare into the mix. And the result is truly refreshing.
To top off all of the remixes, Steve released the music video for “Ooh” on March 22nd, which includes hot girls in straightjackets, a no-nonsense tough ass little kid, a sneak peek of the SoLRepublic x Aoki headphone collab, and uber creepy face painting.
So put on your bowtie, get yo’ head some screws, and join us in feeling real good about “Ooh” in all its various forms.