Steve Aoki kicks off the New Year in high gear with the launch of 3OKI, a series of new music releases across three consecutive weeks to be released on Dim Mak Records.
3OKI launches with the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP, out January 21 on Warner Bros. Records/Dim Mak Records, a collection of remixes from today’s top electronic producers of the massive hit collaboration from Aoki and Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park.
Next up is “Can’t Stop The Swag,” a new collaboration from Aoki and Dim Mak’s first-ever hardstyle artist Coone, out January 28. Aoki closes out 3OKI with one of his biggest tracks of recent times, joining fellow Dim Mak artist Autoerotique and powerhouse duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for the release of “Feedback,” out February 7.
3RELEASES. 3WEEKS. 3OKI.
Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ Steve Aoki joins forces with Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park to release the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP. Aoki and Linkin Park enlist a diverse pool of producers to remix their massive hit collaboration “A Light That Never Comes.” Featuring renditions from Rick Rubin, Vicetone, Angger Dimas, Coone, and others, the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP takes the original and flips it into the worlds of electro, house, hardstyle and beyond.
Las Vegas has long been an important part of the entertainment business, as some of the world’s most iconic performers have showcased their talents here, including Elton John and Frank Sinatra. This influence is still prevalent as the city offers concerts halls as well as music venues within casino complexes, keeping up the variety when casinos can be accessed easily online at sites like www.mobilecasino.co.nz. When in Las Vegas, here are just a few examples of the best music venues.
The MGM Grand Casino is home of the Garden Arena. This music venue has been the site of musical performances by acts such as Bon Jovi and Backstreet Boys and is a large site, with almost 17,000 seats. The overall design of the venue was based on New York’s Madison Square Garden. Future acts performing here include Phish, Zac Brown Band and Stevie Wonder.
The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino is also a top music venue located in Las Vegas. The venue offers seating for 4,500 people as well as a state of the art sound system. The music played here is varied with legendary performances by Paul McCartney and Guns N’ Roses. Future performances here include Darius Rucker and 70’s rock bank, Kiss.
For those looking for jazz, then the Cabaret Jazz Theater is a must visit. Part of the large Smith Center located downtown; this venue offers terrific jazz performances. Storm Large & Le Bonheur are scheduled to perform here in November, with other future performers include Clint Holmes.
The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace would be a fourth place to find the best music in Vegas. This venue offers future performances by Shania Twain and Rod Stewart. Given the notoriety Las Vegas has garnered for its music, it should be of little surprise that the city offers numerous concert halls to cater to anyone.
After much consideration of a whopping assortment of multi genres submissions, the winner of the Dancing Astronaut, Dim Mak & WAVO “Bring You To Life (Transcend)” remix competition has been awarded to REGOTON!
Regoton has utilized smart production, an irresistible Melbourne-Bounce lead and great variation that edged out the other contenders. However the competition was so fierce, we felt two other remixes were very close so we have awarded them our Staff Choice winners: Hallvard Vaaland Remix and Inscape Remix, both bringing two unique takes. Hallvard Vaaland creates high energy anthemic vibes that will impress progressive house fans and on the flip side, Inscape takes a direction opposite to many of the other submissions by demonstrating how chill & downtempo influences can be implemented in reworking a track into a wholly different vibe.
Congratulations & thanks for your entries!
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Over the past decade, Belgian DJ extraordinaire Coone (aka Koen Bauweraerts) has been building a name for himself in dance music circles as a global ambassador for hardstyle, the bass-heavy, high-BPM genre that’s managed to wallop its way over the Atlantic from Europe. And stateside clubbers have indeed taken notice, with LA-based arbiter of taste Steve Aoki signing Coone to his own Dim Mak label. Hardstyle, it seems, is set for worldwide take-off. Now here’s your chance to make your mark in 2014 by remixing Coone’s hard-storming anthem “150 BPM” from his latest album, Global Dedication. Enter this Play contest before February 3 for your chance to win a Novation Launchkey 49, a Novation Launchpad S, and an official release on Dim Mak Records.
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When he isn’t spending his time running the trap as RL Grime, Henry Steinway is annihilating dancefloors
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Autoerotique continues to be a powerhouse for production, performance, and panache. Though his most recent release, “LZR BASS”, may qualify as an eighth step back in intensity from this year’s favorite, “Asphyxiation”, it can still only be described as an unrelenting electro house track. Full alarms blaring, no bass retreating, that’s Autoerotique’s style.
Safe to say that “Nasty” furthers his signature style and jocular attitude. The track plays host to a dominating vocal chorus, “I Like It Nasty”, which sounds rather like Siri (if we are picking from well-kown female robotic voices).
Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool return with All That She Wants feat. vocalists SYF and Fritz Helder formerly of Azari & III – their first piece of work since the Canadian outfit recently disbanded.
This collaboration between four of the brightest minds in electronic music today resurrects the Ace Of Base ‘90s pop classic in a cool, brooding, chugging fashion. The two-part remix EP releasing on Dim Mak Records February 4 and February 18 respectively, includes the original version from Yolanda Be Cool and features remixes from a cast of rising producers including Human Life, Walker & Royce, Plastic Plates, Wordlife, and Go Freek.
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two remixes against one another to determine which production made better use of the original. With remix packages growing in length and increasing in frequency, the number of reworked tracks has skyrocketed. After wading through the archives, we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Dirtyphonics remix)
France’s Dirtyphonics make good on their name with their remix of Kaskade and Project 46′s uplifting Atmosphere collab. Ratcheting the tune from 128 to 140 bpm, the quartet beef up the bassline while modifying the melody into something a tad more face-melting. Supporting the vocals but snipping away a few refrains, the remix instead highlights a rebuilt dub framework complete with deep dips and a heavy dose of reverb. Only the second Ultra outing for the Dim Mak regulars, the Dirtyphonics remix of “Last Chance” demonstrates their versatility.
Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Clockwork remix)
Debuted at EDC Las Vegas, Clockwork‘s remix of the collab wastes no time getting to the punchline. An electro take on the euphoric tune, the track utilizes the pounding tribal-esque percussion popularized at festival grounds around the world this summer. Structured as a back and forth between vocal and vertigo-inducing builds, the tune also engages in a bit of piano chord play that allows the original’s plucky bridge to peek through. Spanning several genres while consistently hitting the crowd-appeal note, Clockwork’s rework has celebrated its success with a spot on the Beatport Top 100.
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Now that we’ve just about finished getting excited about the new divergences, tangents and confluences that resulted in the new styles and genres of 2013, it’s time to start coining some new ones. Future soul might not mean much to us now, but it sounds pretty exciting. And who better to give us a personal introduction than Grammy nominee Kenna.
“Pink Matter” – Frank Ocean
I think this song was overshadowed by the many other records that Frank has put out. I think it resonated with me because it reminded me lyrically of the things in my head that I may or may not ever want people to find out. Some insane things go through it. Outside of that, like I told Frank, he could sing the phone book and we would listen.
“I’m Into You” – Chet Faker
This dude has great tone. Not sure if this is “future soul” but it is soulful to me. I think we have a divergence in sound vs. genre. This is the type of record that bends the rules and this is the type of artist that leaves you wondering where his soul will lead us.
“Treat Me Like Fire” – Lion Babe
Her name is Lion Babe. What man isn’t going to want to know what that sounds like. After you hear her though, you can feel her influences in the delivery of her melody, but the song is original. The video is raw and rad. Her name is Lion Babe, for the love of God.
“Cold Nites” – How to Dress Well
A friend put me on to this. I think it just has a great deal of raw energy in it. The lyrics are bent towards the ethereal and allows you to morph it into your own life. The strength in it is its illusive quality – it’s just mesmerizing.
“Love Is Still Alive” – Kenna
I’m biased on this one. Its one of my favorite songs because it is delimited. This song speaks of the dimensions in between communication and life. It challenges the sacred geometry of coming back from a death in love to find a resurrection.
“Only When I Walk Away” – Justin Timberlake
This song is an evolution in Justin’s melodic journey. He challenged himself to meld worlds and bring angst to a beat with the R&B overtones. I don’t think production of this can get any better. The show version kills.
Appetite suitably piqued? Check out Kenna’s new video for “Relations”, featuring Childish Gambino,here.
(via The Line Of Best Fit)