ANNOUNCEMENT – Kenna’s ‘Land 2 Air Chronicles II: Imitation Is Suicide’ dropping on September 3, 2013
Land 2 Air Chronicles II is the second part of Kenna’s three EP series based on the Emerson essay Self-Reliance. On this second installment, Imitation is Suicide, Kenna is stating the clear influences in his work to help define a musical compass while giving credit where credit is due.
Kenna stated, “Music icons like David Byrne and Rick James inspired Imitation is Suicide. I think posing as an ‘original’ without acknowledging your influences is like killing yourself. The chapters and art of this EP speak to those influences all while hopefully dancing between sonics and genres.”
Imitation Is Suicide (chapter one of three) Produced by Chad Hugo and Kenna will be released on September 3, 2013. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes HERE.
DROP whatever you’re doing right now and grab your headphones. Swedish electro house duo Qulinez are releasing their highly anticipated new single “Drop It” on Dim Mak Records. “Drop It” will, without a doubt, be one of the hottest festival anthems of 2013.
Autoerotique has proven with “Play It Again” that their talent and individuality knows no boundaries. The track fuses elements of Dirty Dutch and Big Room and arrives at something entirely unique. This high-octane Electro banger provides a knocking drop that makes you…
Producers YUNG SKEETER and WAX MOTIF join forces on the 2-track release “Next To Me” Two monstrous sounds collide on this release, packing a double punch with tracks “Next to Me” and “Hush Hush,” bringing forth music that is as brisk as it is fiery hot…
Steve Aoki and his label, Dim Mak, are gearing up for a huge Electric Zoo weekend in New York, and the DJ-producer is getting his mind right with this wild “Electric Zoo 2013” mix….
It’s been an incredible year for our boy, Felix Cartal. With several chart-topping singles and his newly released “Past, Present, Felix” EP already climbing to the top of the iTunes & Beatport charts, Felix is gearing up for one of the most successful years in his career so far.
Stream it here: http://dmak.co/FelixCartal_YoungLove
Also be sure to check out Felix’s upcoming tour dates for his North American “After Dark Tour”: http://afterdark.felixcartal.com/
Kenna has released his irreverent fun-loving first single, “Relations,” off of his latest EP, Land 2 Air Chronicles II – Imitation is Suicide, co-produced by Chad Hugo of the Neptunes/N.E.R.D., on Dim Mak Records…
Steve Aoki returns to the fore alongside fellow EDM megaliths Chris Lake and Tujamo with a rhythm styled just in time for the summit of the festival season. “Boneless” is set to become the next stalwart across dancefloor…
Qulinez are having the time of their lives. Childhood pals Alexander Lager and Johannes Gustafsson were discovered by Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello, who picked up his fellow Swedes for his label Size Records. Now, Qulinez have linked up with another big name name in electronic music – Steve Aoki and his label, Dim Mak – for their single “Drop It,” and they’re serving up a relentlessly intense mix around their new track. Sounds from the Bloody Beetroots, Carnage and Borgore, and Marin Solveig fly by, but the focus remains on “Drop It” and its interplay with a little bit of Daft Punk.
“Their sound is hard and heavy, just how we like it!” Aoki tells Rolling Stone. “This mix hits just as strongly as their live sets. When I listen to it, I feel like I’m right there with them.”
Read more at: RollingStone.com
“Drop It” will be out August 27th.
Track listing for Qulinez’s “Drop It” mix follows below.
1. The Bloody Beetroots, Tai and Bart B More – “Spank (Dyro Edit)”
2. Firebeatz and Chocolate Puma – “Sausage Fest (Original Mix)”
3. Martin Solveig – “Hey Now (Schoolboy Remix)”
4. Sultan and Ned Shepard vs. dBerrie vs. Bruno Mars – “Locked Malfunction (Bootleg)”
5. Feenixpawl and Jason Forte – “Together (Marco V Remix)”
6. Qulinez – “Drop It” with Daft Punk – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Acapella)”
7. TJR – “What’s Up Suckaz (Original Mix)”
8. Qulinez – “Archangel”
9. Carnage and Borgore – “Incredible (Original and Busted by heRobust)”
When the combination of DIMITRI VEGAS, LIKE MIKE, and COONE hits the sound waves, there is guaranteed to be intensity and hiked up bass beats that are as dirty as they are funky; as seen in “Madness ft. Lil Jon”. Hyper like a kid who drank a gallon of Mountain Dew…
“Young Love” featuring Koko LaRoo by FELIX CARTAL managed to encapsulate the sounds of summer, nostalgia, and, of course, young love. The fetching and popular track is back to thrill listeners, this time with remixes by VALENTINO KHAN, SLEEPY TOM, BURNS, and THE REEF.
Sneaky Steve Aoki and Linkin Park had a surprise up their sleeve for Tokyo’s Summer Sonic Festival with a reveal of their latest collaboration “A Light That Never Comes”. The artists had been hinting about a mysterious collab in interviews and via twitter but left it up to the fan’s imaginations. Linkin Park had played earlier during the day but front man and rapper Mike Shinoda encouraged fans to stick around for Steve Aoki’s set (as if they weren’t going to already) for a special second appearance.
The two day festival is geared more towards baseball and rock bands but let Steve Aoki get the crowd hyped up as the first act of the “Midnight Sonic” program. Aoki was successful in getting the crowd back on the dance floor and ready to rave with hits like “Warp 1.9” and “Turbulence”. Fresh off a sugar high from all the cake throwing the audience was shocked to see Linkin Park frontmen Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington join Steve Aoki towards the end of his set. The sound was a total blend of the LP’s vocals and Aoki’s beats that is sure to a hit for fans of both genres. Aoki later tweeted, “Debuting a brand new song I wrote with Linkin Park was beyond Epic! Arigato Japan!” It turns out LP and Steve have been huge fans of each other and have been working together for over a year. More Aoki/Linkin Park collaborations will be released with the new LP video game titled “Recharge”.
Check out the full write up from Billboard here.
CLOCKWORK has handed this solid track over to be remixed by CHARLIE DARKER, TONY ROMERA, RIGGI & PIROS, and DEORRO, four producers who no doubt translate the anthem in a multitude of ways….
Featuring remixes by Steve Aoki, ETC!ETC!, Marion Corrales, and Smooth, the “No Stopping Us” remix package is a heavy, 6-track EP that hits hard in the chest and provides high energy fit for dance floors and festivals alike…
Yolanda Be Cool, fresh off the release of their latest album “Ladies & Mentalmen,” are revitalizing their sound once again with “Sweat Naked (Remixes).” The original track harkens back to ’90s house music with high octane bass and unstoppable energy on every level.
What do you get when rock roots meet electro madness? You get the groundbreaking new remix of Psycho White’s (Travis Barker & Yelawolf) “Push ‘Em” by drum genius, Travis Barker, and Dim Mak’s very own, Mr. Steve Aoki…
Years of hard work continue to pay off for duo SOUND OF STEREO, and this sentiment is echoed with the release of the “Origin/Terminal” remix package, a chill and vibey set of tracks that manages to pack a punch while maintaining a low-key level of scintillating solidarity.
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:
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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.
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]
Tell us about Friends of Friends. How did you come up with the concept?
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.
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!
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.
Young Adults is your side project with David Fisher. Tell us how this collab came about and the connection with your label.
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
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?
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
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?
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!!
It’s a beautiful day when Dim Mak Records sends out the hard work of our producers out into the arms of you beautiful fans. We feel like proud parents when it comes to this stuff, and right now-the excitement and pride runs high with the release of “RESET”…
The 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!
Carnage & Tony Junior “Michael Jordan” iTunes: https://itun.es/i6xp6SB | Beatport: http://btprt.dj/15cYtJk Amazon: http://amzn.to/16WXXNu | Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1aGsi7a What do you get when you put DJ Carnage and Steve Aoki in a room together? In the words of Aoki…
Toronto-based live electronic outfit KEYS N KRATES presents “Dum Dee Dum,” their newest single off the upcoming SoLow EP out this September on Dim Mak Records. KEYS N KRATES recently partnered with BBC Radio 1 tastemaker DJ/radio personality Annie Mac…
Coone’s premiere single on Dim Mak Records will literally blow all you know, straight out of the water. “Times Gettin’ Hard” is a look inside the mind of an aspiring artist trying to make his way to the top. It’s not easy, but with persistence and drive, the top is but a stone’s throw away.
Longtime friends since their early production days, Tritonal and 7 Skies infuse their melodious and experimental signature sounds into ‘RESET’, a hard-hitting banger that has been supported by everyone from Nicky Romero, Gareth Emery, Cazzette, Hardwell, W&W, and Ferry Corsten.
Felix Cartal pushes the definition of “multifaceted” to new heights. Poster child of a perfect coif, Slurpee aficionado, workout warrior, and lover of a decent font; but above all of that, Felix is one heck of a producer who seems to know exactly what his fans want, and how to deliver in a way…
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.
French electronic dance music quartet Dirtyphonics brings the noise with “No Stopping Us,” featured on their debut album Irreverence, out now on Dim Mak Records. The track is a hard-hitting banger featuring critically acclaimed U.K. rap/grime/dubstep group Foreign Beggars.
In an industry permeated by genres on top of genres, finding a producer who can seamlessly fit multiple styles into one track is incredibly refreshing. Such is the case with FUNKAGENDA and his release of “Samsara”, a two-track, heavy-hitting single made of unadulterated dance madness…
The “Asphyxiation” remix package features four hot remixes done by Skitzofrenix, LOUDPVCK, Botnek, and Uberjak’d. As if the original wasn’t sexual enough, this diverse compilation of remixes is sure to give you a series of eargasms like none you’ve ever had before!
Canada’s dubstep sensation, Datsik, presents “Light The Fuse”, another bass-fueled track that promises to wobble, kick, and wobble some more. After putting out a number of remixes for some of the biggest names in the scene and countless collaborations with some of the hottest…
YOU GUYS. I was already excited about it being Friday, had already done my celebratory “it’s Friday” dance and everything, and then I find out that Rolling Stone is giving away some Dim Mak Records music like right freaking now!
Travis Barker and Yelawolf Get an EDM Overhaul in ‘Push Em’ (Steve Aoki and Travis Barker Remix) – Song Premiere
Ubiquitous drummer Travis Barker and electro master Steve Aoki have joined forces on a remix of “Push ‘Em”, a track from Barker and rapper Yelawolf’s 2012 EP Psycho White.
“Travis Barker is hands down my favorite musician to work with,” Dim Mak label founder and veteran remixer Aoki tells Rolling Stone. “Whether it’s original material like we did on ‘Misfits’ or ‘Cudi the Kid,’ or doing this remix for his group. . . [Barker] has the best vocal samples to use for a stomping club record.”
(via Rolling Stone)
Read the full Rolling Stone write up here.
Steve Aoki is back for another wild installment of the Aoki Files, in f*cking Tenerife! This time the Dim Mak captain takes a moment away from his signature crowd surfing to chat with The Partysquad for a short and sweet interview about the “bomb banger” “P.O.V. 2.0” with The Death Set featuring Diplo released on Dim Mak Records. If you’re looking for an epic summer tune that goes harder than any other track out there, then you need to get your hands on this masterwork collaboration!
RNR 2.0 is Will Brennan‘s sexy summer follow up to his “RNR” single and, true to Will’s signature musical style, the song can’t be defined by just one genre. RNR 2.0 is infused with soothing acoustic melodies, the sensual voice of Jenny Reynolds…
Following a massive performance at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Los Angeles-based producer/DJ CARNAGE is teaming up with Dim Mak for the release of his upcoming single “Michael Jordan,” a collaboration with Dutch producer Tony Junior…
Los Angeles-based producer STATIC REVENGER joins forces with singer-songwriter KAY, a regular Dim Mak collaborator, for the release of “Back Off, Bitch!” The single features a feisty dance/club beat with a fiery Kay unleashing “Fight Club”-ready lyrics.
“PNKRZ!”, the latest single by industrial-electronica band Army Of The Universe, encompasses a new cross-over experience for the band that features industrial and punk elements in a modern structure. AOU has evolved their post-rock roots by recreating their signature analog synth and…
NEW IVORY has premiered their official music video for “Youth And Old Age” from their new ‘Nothing’ EP. The video pays homage to classic teen movies with a warped and modern twist. NEW IVORY performs at a house party full of beautiful girls, rugged boys, booze, moshing, and crazy party antics. What’s better than that? Nothing. ‘Nothing’ EP, that is. NEW IVORY brings back your youth with four tracks of grinding, writhing indie rock that’s reminiscent of the early 90s, but with far more heart and better style. So go get ‘Nothing,’ out now on Dim Mak Records. Follow NEW IVORY as they continue to make music that will ensure their place on the throne of musical geniuses for years to come.
Do you like water balloons, bikes, babes and oversized pretzels? Then you’re in luck! Felix Cartal‘s new super summery music video for “Young Love feat. Koko LaRoo” comes out in just 2 more days! Check the video above for a quick snippet of what to look forward to.
Named after the basketball legend, the duo’s first collaboration scores big. MIchael Jordan’s legacy is untouchable. His six NBA Championship rings are proof of it. They’re drawn in the artwork of Carnage and Tony Junior’s new single named after His Airness. The two…
With the recent release of their “Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 2” EP, the highly anticipated follow-up to their chart-reigning EP “Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1,” Infected Mushroom is already reclaiming their top-of-the-charts reign with Vol. 2 reaching #3 on iTunes Top Dance Albums this past Tuesday. And it doesn’t stop there. We just received news that “Nerds on Mushrooms” is currently ranked at #1 on popular EDM site Track It Down’s Dubstep Chart. We look foward to more domination from Infected Mushroom in the weeks and months to come. Head over to Beatport to purchase their most recent, insane trip of an EP and follow them on Twitter @infected to stay up to date on all their latest moves. Also be sure to visit the Track It Down website to stream the hot new single “Nerds on Mushrooms”.
You won’t want to miss this exclusive interview with rapidly evolving DJ god Autoerotique as he gives Aoki the 4-1-1 on his hot new single “Apshyxiation.” Not only has the track blown up the Beatport charts in recent days, but it’s also launched viral web buzz with the incredibly erotic (no pun intended) music video featuring a bunch of scantily clad sex vixens playing an intense game of dodgeball. In other news, Autoerotique dishes on the recent remix EP for his Beatport-charting collaboration single with Felix Cartal, “The Alarm.” Be sure to head over to Autoerotique’s artist profile on the Dim Mak website to check out all of his latest releases and follow him on Twitter (@autoerotique) as he keeps making moves.
Electro rock/dance duo INFECTED MUSHROOM—composed of founders Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen—announce the release of Friends on Mushrooms, Vol. 2, out now via Dim Mak Records. The second installment of their Friends on Mushrooms series…