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Exclusive Steve Aoki Interview On Beatport

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Steve Aoki, the man known for always being on tour and recent Grammy nominee sat down with Beatport to talk about his latest release, It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Steve goes in depth about the concept behind the EP’s theme as well as the production process of working with Angger Dimas, Dan Sena, and Rune RK. Not only does the interview touch base on the new EP it also dives into Steve’s upcoming projects for 2013. You can read the full interview and purchase todays release on Beatport.

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Do you buy into any of the conspiracy theories about doomsday, or is the title of your new EP, It’s the End of the World As We Know It, your way of having fun with it?

I love conspiracy theories. I think they are fun. It’s fun to think of all these crazy things that might happen. It’s part of the adventure—you’re supposed to take it to these wild places. If it’s the end of the world, let’s go out with a bang, you know. That’s the point. We’re only here for so long, so make the most of your life.

And for the album?

Throughout the year, I’ve been touring like crazy, so I haven’t had too much time to sit down in my own studio and come up with a major concept, so that’s why I was like, okay, it’s the end of the world, 2012, let’s put these three songs together. It’s three different collaborations I did with different producers, so I figured we’ll pack it all together. I produced them at different times throughout the year, so there were different influences and sounds in each song.

What was it like collaborating with different people for each track? Can you break down each one for us?

The first song I did with Annger Dimas; I always work together with this guy. He’s one of my really good friends, and we have really great chemistry working together in the studio. I got Kay (of My Name Is Kay) on that record to amp it up a bit more and make it a bit more vocal obviously. I’ve been dropping that record since Ultra. That’s where I debuted the song, and now it’s finally coming out.

As far as “Omega,” we got Dan Sena on it and we got Miss Palmer, who also sang on “No Beef,” and it’s one of the more commercial-sounding records and I’m really happy with that one.

“Transcend” is a record I started with Rune RK actually over a year ago. We were in the studio together, in the UK, and we rented a studio out there to do some work together. The song transformed and transcended into the song it became, so that’s why it’s called “Transcend.”

Read the rest of the interview @ Beatport.

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Steve Aoki – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

Tracklist
1. Singularity (feat. My Name Is Kay)
2. Omega (feat. Dan Sena & Miss Palmer)
3. Transcend (feat. Rune RK)

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No Sleep All Night Livestream hosted by Felix Cartal

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Join Felix Cartal and others Tuesday night, Dec. 12th from 4PM PST until Midnight PST. An all-night ‘No Sleep’ Livestream hangout session hosted by Felix Cartal featuring DJ sets, live production, Q+As, special musical guests and more!

Singularity – PeaceTreaty’s ‘In Time’ Beatport Play Contest Winner!

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When it came to remixing PeaceTreaty’s “In Time,” the LA-based producer known as Singularity proved to be the best at taking up the task, nabbing the DCAM: Synth Squad and Tremor soft-synths from FXpansion, $500 worth of gear from Ambig, a pair of Sabre sunglasses, a year-long subscription to Future Music and Computer Music magazines, and the Sounds To Sample Elements Library. But, most importantly of all, Singularity’s version of the song is now set to appear on a forthcoming remix collection from Dim Mak.

“I’m just really glad everyone enjoyed the track as much as I enjoyed making it,” says the SoCal producer. Given the response his rework got, it’s safe to say he had a pretty damn good time making this one.

Congrats again to Singularity, and all other the 350+ plus contestants!!! We’re blown away with all the support. You’ve all done an amazing job with this single.

iTunes Dance – Spotlight on: Dim Mak

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iTunes Spotlight selects yours truly, Dim Mak as its top choice for piquing your music interest. iTunes Spotlight has corralled our most recent releases featuring Steve Aoki “Its the End of the World As We Know It” EP, Proxy “Music From the Eastblock Jungles, Pt. 1”, Azari & III “Azari & III”, Dirtyphonics “DIRTY”, Killbot “Sound Surgery” EP and more. Check out our crowned section in iTunes Dance category: here.

Out Now: Steve Aoki – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

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According to the Mayans the world is scheduled to end on December 21, however we’ve decided to take things into our own hands and make big moves on December 11 with Steve Aoki’s new EP, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.” The EP, features three hard hitting collaborations from some favorites including Angger Dimas, Dan Sena, and Rune RK along with vocals by Miss Palmer and My Name Is Kay.

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Out Now: Robert Raimon Roy – Le Tigre Blanc

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Le Tigre Blanc is an adventurous pop album that deforms and combines several epochs of rap, R&B, jazz, and rock music, from James Brown-esque grunts and screams, to 90’s New Jack Swing, to modern trap, and even gospel hymns; it is a meta-work of the Internet era, a coming-of-age tale for the posthuman.

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Out Now: Robert Raimon Roy – Dookie (Single)

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Robert Raimon Roy has released “Dookie,” the latest single off his newly released album, Le Tigre Blanc accompanied with a quirky lyric video created by Listen 04. Dookie is a great follow up track to his last single, Robert Raimon Roy providing an incredible guitar breakdown, by Jesse Owen Astin.

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Robert Raimon Roy Makes NPR’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012

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Robert Raimon Roy’s self titled single is featured on NPR’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 alongside artists such as Ellie Goulding, Charlift, Baaur, Grimes, and others. NPR describes the track as, “a cartoonishly dramatic track as he recounts a staid love life in elastic syllables.” If you haven’t heard “Robert Raimon Roy” yet, you can listen to this single on Soundcloud along with other songs from his upcoming album, Le Tigre Blanc which is out next week. To view NPR’s complete 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 list click here.

Free Download: Traptor By TAI

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TAI recently released a video for his latest track “Traptor” which features flashes into his life on the road with cameo’s from a number of artists including Steve Aoki. To follow along the free friday theme, TAI is giving away this track for free!  You can view the video below and download “Traptor” on TAI’s Facebook now.

#FreeFriday Episode No. 021: RESET! – Monsta (Controllin’ The Dancefloor)

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As many of you’ve seen, our #FreeFridays series has been thriving, with a total of 19 different installments of major Dim Mak releases, all available FREE OF CHARGE. We’re continuing our new giveaway series with a song off the “Dim Mak Records: New Noise Vol 3” release. Today we have RESET! with their single “Monsta (Controllin’ The Dancefloor)”.

Keep an eye and ear out for the next special release, followed by many more giveaways off our New Noise Vol 3 compilation.



Download New Noise Vol. 3 Comp. on iTunes now!

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No Sleep Beatport Chart by @FelixCartal

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Felix Cartal has put together an official Beatport chart for his latest single No Sleep. The ten track chart features a great selection of original tracks and a couple of remixes including his re work of Tornado by Tiesto & Steve Aoki. You can purchase the official chart on Beatport now.

Track list!

  1. Felix Cartal – No Sleep
  2. 2 Edit – Datsun Tropicalia (Torro Torro Remix)
  3. Wolfgang Gartner – Nuke
  4. Style Of Eye, Staygold, Pow – Wallpaper
  5. Will Bailey, Valentino Khan – Rukus
  6. Nathan Fake – Paean
  7. Jewelz, Scott Sparks – Toxic Rush
  8. Flume – More Than You Though
  9. Digitalism – Falling (Tommy Trash Version)
  10. Tiesto, Steve Aoki – Tornado (Felix Cartal Remix)

Robert Raimon Roy Featured on World Star Hip Hop

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Robert Raimon Roy’s latest lyrics video “Dookie” was featured on World Star Hip Hop, a popular online urban outlet.  Along with Dookie, Robert Raimon Roy has released three other tracks off his next album, Le Tigre on his SoundCloud including Robert Raimon Roy,  Little Wavy Egypt, and Axela. Each of these tracks gives a glimpse of upcoming album release. You can now preview these four songs on Robert Raimon Roy’s SoundCloud.