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A Night In Review : #DimMakGrammySunday @ Drai’s

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Last week we brought our first installment of, “A Night In Review” this week we’re bringing you the second installment of the series covering our #DimMakGrammySunday at Drai’s. Here you’ll find in depth details of the night including details of Salva and Steve Aoki’s set. You can also check out upcoming events at Dim Mak. 

“As you know, the Grammy Awards happened on Sunday, and none other than bossman himself, Steve Aoki, was nominated for an award. The fact that there are now multiple electronic categories at the Grammys is a testament to how far the genre has come. Needless to say, at the Dim Mak after-party, everyone was in a fantastic mood and ready to celebrate electronic music and it’s ever evolving forms, with sets from DJ Metric, Fashen, DJ Fresh Direct, Salva,  Steve Aoki, and Deorro.

Every surface of Drai’s, from floors, to tables, to the spaces in between, were covered with people getting down and having a good time. When Salva took over the decks, he was greeted by an ever-eager audience that was ready to be bass blown away by some hardcore Trap music, and they were not disappointed. Salva started off with “City Star” by Rusty and then dropped into “Purple Swag” by A$AP Rocky. But the highlight of the set had to be when Salva went old school and mixed Missy Elliot’s classic “Get Your Freak On” with the new instant classic, by Kanye West, “Mercy,” only to launch right back in time when he played “Face Down Ass Up” by 2 Live Crew and “What’s Your Fantasy,” by Ludacris. Salva gave a nod to Trap music when he played a little RL Grime and the crowd fed off his energy and the table-shaking bass that blasted out of the speakers. Salva ended his set with crowd pleasers “All Gold Everything” by 2 Chainz, and “Fucking Problem” by A$AP Rocky.  He saved the best for last and dropped Drake’s new song “Started from the Bottom” as confetti shot all around the club. It was a great moment and totally epitomized the awesomeness that was the vibe in Drai’s.

Then, as the confetti was still falling from the sky, Steve Aoki stepped up to the table, and the crowd of people that had gathered around the dance floor went nuts, not to mention everyone else in the club filing in from all areas, inside and out, to see what was up. His first song was “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin and being one to never disappoint, he brought up singer John Martin himself to give a live rendition of the vocals. Then, Steve dove forward into some new songs of his own. The crowd definitely enjoyed getting a preview of what was to come and were rewarded with some Aoki classics like “Ladi Dadi” the Tommy Trash remix, as well as Turbulence, and of course, Pursuit of Happiness. He also dropped the vocal mix of “No Beef” which was a big hit with everyone inside. The fun really started when Borgore popped out of nowhere and stepped up to the decks while Aoki played his song “Decisions.” Before he stepped off the stage, Aoki made a point to tell everyone around to stick around for up-and-coming DJ Deorro who threw down some late night dirty dutch style music.

It was a ridiculous night to say the least, and the energy in the club reverberated out onto the streets as Deorro’s set ended and the lights came on. Those in attendance also included DJ Fresh Direct, Miguel, Skrillex, Carnage, John Martin, and Joachim Garraud.  It was a night that proved how epic electronic dance music can be, and how it can bring people from all over the place together who are just searching for some good music and a damn good time.” – Jenna Browning 

 

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Out Now: Clockwork – Surge EP

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Today, Los Angeles native and producer/DJ Clockwork releases his Surge EP on Dim Mak Records, two tracks of dynamic melody anchored in the undulating low-end that typifies modern Electro House. With his unapologetic big room aesthetic, the New York City-based performer has gained early support from some of the biggest names in Dance music, from Tiesto, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke, and Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki, just to name a few.

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Today, Los Angeles native and producer/DJ Clockwork releases his Surge EP on Dim Mak Records, two tracks of dynamic melody anchored in the undulating low-end that typifies modern Electro House. With his unapologetic big room aesthetic, the New York City-based performer has gained early support from some of the biggest names in Dance music, from Tiesto, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke, and Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki, just to name a few.

The EP features two hotly anticipated tracks, leading with a soaring top line from Wynter Gordon on the title track “Surge” that is juxtaposed against the hard-edged “Tremor“, a set-closer with early potential to be one of the bigger hands-in-the-air cuts of 2013. Clockwork will deliver the songs in a the context of a live, visceral experience on tour with Congorock this Spring, dates below.

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Out Now: Proxy – Music From The Eastblock Jungles, Part 2

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Today Proxy released his second LP of the Music from the Eastblock Jungles. After the first release the Russian artist is set to take you to his next journey of dark synths and vibes. The release will be followed by a European Tour.
Part 2 forces an unconditional surrender with a mix of acid (“Audio 15″), ambient (“Nanomed”), Eastern-flavored pop (“Coke”) and hip-hop inflected head-nodders (“9000″). The second part has been crowned by Mixmag as “Electro album of the month. 5/5”.

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Today Proxy released his second LP of the Music from the Eastblock Jungles. After the first release the Russian artist is set to take you to his next journey of dark synths and vibes. The release will be followed by a European Tour.

Part 2 forces an unconditional surrender with a mix of acid (“Audio 15″), ambient (“Nanomed”), Eastern-flavored pop (“Coke”) and hip-hop inflected head-nodders (“9000″). The second part has been crowned by Mixmag as “Electro album of the month. 5/5”.

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Out Now: TAI – Tailand

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Today one of Dim Mak Records’ superstars, TAI, released his “Tailand” EP. This EP that the German electro producer has put out consists of two original smooth electro house tracks (“Tailand” and “Burnout”) and one remix of “Tailand” by Peking duK. With the “Chili Bamboo” remix Peking DuK takes a whole new perspective on the “Tailand” track, making it a ambient/dub version.

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After multiple EPs for Dim Mak Records, 2013 will see TAI come good on his ambition and he will release his debut long-player this summer. With his pop heritage and cutting-edge electronic skills, you can bet your bottom dollar it’s going to be something pretty damn epic. Throw in more collaborations with Tiësto, Diplo, Crookers, Bart B More and Riton plus a remix for Kid Cudi and Steve Aoki, and TAI’s schedule is looking busier than a hooker at a Naval base.

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Out Now: Dirtyphonics – Walk In The Fire EP

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Today French artists Dirtyphonics released the “Walk In The Fire” single on Dim Mak Records. “Walk In The Fire” is part of a three-song EP package including remixes by Schoolboy and Culprate.

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“Walk In The Fire” is metal/drum & bass track which combines the best of two worlds. “Walk in the Fire” kicks off with a guttural guitar grind before coalescing into an electro dubstep break fueled by screams and wild production. Setting the dance floor ablaze like never before, it injects a healthy helping of heavy metal intensity into a drum n’ bass dubstep monster that claws right out of the box. This pure and raw track consists full of energy which will give you a boost for the entire day and night. It will both satisfy the metal- and dub-heads out there, so if you have a friend that’s not fully convinced of the power of electronic music, this track might give them the little boost they need. Schoolboy comes with a Knife Party-like electro remix and Culprate makes an intense dubstep version out of it.

The EP release is the latest release before their long-awaited Full Length “Irreverrence” comes out on Dim Mak Records on March 19th.

Following the release of “Irreverence”, Dirtyphonics will embark on their North American “Irreverence Tour.” Launching March 27 in Vancouver, the 30+ date tour will take them through many major markets as well as anticipated performances at this year’s Coachella where they will perform both weekends Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience more akin to seeing your favorite band than a typical EDM act. They bring a level of energy that’s rare in modern music. A limited amount of tickets for all upcoming US dates are immediately available for purchase direct from Dirtyphonics at: http://dirtyphonics.frontgatetickets.com

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Keys N Krates “Treat Me Right” Premiered on Annie Mac BBC Radio 1!

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Even though this track doesn’t come out until March 5th on Dim Mak Records, it’s no doubt that it’s already becoming a true Trap classic. Keys N Krates‘ “Treat Me Right” has been played dozens of times already by the likes of TNGHT and everybody is jumping for the track to be released. Annie Mac had the honor to premiere it during her BBC Radio 1 show this last weekend.

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Over the last year, Keys N Krates toured with and played alongside artists including; Pretty Lights, Lotus, Skrillex, Girl Talk, Kid Cudi, Metric, Timbaland, Zed’s Dead and more. In 2012 the band continued to make an impact on the festival scene, playing major shows at Wakarusa, Ultra Music Festival, Movement Festival, Osheaga and Sonar in Barcelona. The band also produced several hype machine chart topping remixes for Bassnectar, Adventure Club, Zeds Dead and Nelly Furtado.

To really grasp what Tune, Matisse, and Jr. Flo bring to the stage, you have to see it up close. Their shows are filled with high-energy sets that are made to be witnessed live. The guys continue to craft and grow their sound and style, exposing audiences worldwide to the Keys N Krates experience.

You can listen to the radio rip below.

Angger Dimas & Oliver Twizt – XXX (Hot Mouth Remix)

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artworks-000040477547-sw8egi-large-480x480Hot Mouth is back and with an awesome remix of Angger Dimas’s and Oliver Twizt’s big tune XXX. This production has a unique feel while absolutely destroying the dance floor with it’s big room, dirty electro sound. We highly recommend picking up this track when it releases on Dim Mak Records on February 26th.

Phat Brahms almost in Top 10 Beatport Chart!

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The Phat Brahms Remixes EP just came out a week ago and we’re very happy to see that some remixes are storming the Beatport Electro House charts!

Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Cold Blank Remix) is on #13
Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, Coone Ft. Lil Jon – Madness is on #17
Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Wolfpack Remix) is on #82

Head over to Beatport, download the tracks and let’s get these tracks in the top 10!

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Aoki’s House Podcast 004

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He just got back from the Grammy Awards, but Steve Aoki is already back with another podcast of “Aoki’s House”!
Already number 4 and it sure is a pleasure for you mind and might just give that eargasm you’re looking for.

Podcast 004 starts off with Azari & III‘s classic “Wreckless With Your Love” mixed in Proxy‘s classic “Raven”.

Subscribe here: http://smarturl.it/aokipodcast

Phat Brahms Remixes + Phat Brahms Tee available NOW!

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PhatBrahmsWhitetee1“Phat Brahms” has traveled a long way since its initial creation in 2012. The dynamic track created by Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas vs. Dimitiri Vegas & Like Mike was produced during a late night on the 2012 Deadmeat Tour and later debut at, Tomorrowland during a four way set amid Steve Aoki’s closing performance. Since the October release Phat Brahms has become a popular track among the EDM genre as a high-energy, big-room, dance floor piece, and recently we’ve release a remix package featuring nine renditions of the track from Coone, Botnek, WolfPack, 3BalMTY, and more.

Along with the release of “Phat Brahms” we’ve now produced an exclusive Phat Brahms T-Shirt! Whenever this track (or a remix) is being played during a show, you now have the right shirt to wear for this occassion! Please not that the Phat Brahms shirt is Unisex, so it’s for anyone to wear! But that’s not all! You can also wear it at work, to school, or just at home! More than enough reasons we’d say to order the shirt at the Dim Mak Shop.

ORDER: To order the shirt, go to the Dim Mak Shop here.
TWITTER: @dimmakshop.
FACEBOOK: fb.com/pages/Dim-Mak-Collection.

The FADER Features Proxy Mini-Mix & Interview

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As we get ready to release Proxy’s second part of  ‘Music from the Eastblock Jungles’ next week we’d like to share with you his latest mix and interview featured on The FADER. The 30-minute mix is available for  streaming and download on The FADER’s site and  features a range of artists including Clouds, Posthuman, French Fries, and more. Along with the mix the feature also includes a quick interview with Proxy revealing what exactly the Eastblock Jungles are. You can check out the full feature on Fader along with Proxy’s latest release, ‘Junk’ on Dim Mak. 

Tracklist:
01. Proxy – Revolution
02. French Fries – Space & Smoke (Justin Martin Remix)
03. Daniel Avery – Need Electric (Original Mix)
04. Marseille – Underground
05. Boy 8-Bit – We Move By Night Blood Music
06. Zombie Nation – Brownsville
07. Clouds – Those Cracks In Your Face, Do They Hurt! (Truss Remix)
08. Clouds – Krafterah (Original Mix)
09. MPIA3 – Acid Badger
10. Posthuman – The Benz (Ben Sims Acid Remix)

New Ivory Featured On Listen Before You Buy

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Yesterday, New Ivory’s track, “Hard To Believe” was featured on Listen Before You Buy. The track off their first full length album, ‘Amygdala Circus’ released today is described in the feature as,  “an infectious indie pop track reminiscent of early Phoenix, while still maintaining a sound that is undeniably British.” You can read the the full length feature on Listen Before You Buy’s site and check out the full album on Dim Mak.