The indie luminary producer Robert Nickel (ex-Hey Today!), now known as NICKEL, is in full gear for his solo debut, Voltager out now. The Electro House release includes single “Uplifter” which was a highlight track handpicked by me from New Noise Vol. 2 compilation. Listen to the interview and find out more about Nickel on this episode of Aoki Files.
It was only a matter of time before Azari & III hit the Los Angeles airwaves after their take over of the city earlier this month. This past week Azari & III’s single, “Reckless (With Your Love)” was featured on KCRW as “Today’s Top Tunes.” If you heard the track on the radio and found yourself itching for more from the Toronto collective , make sure to take a look at their self titled album, Azari & III out on iTunes now.
If you haven’t seen this advertisement on TV for Domino’s Pizza, then in you’re in for a treat! This ad originally aired many years ago promoting their new BBQ Chicken pizza. Give it a watch and get your dance moves ready for tonight!
Dim Mak has teamed up with Factory 413, the Hollywood boutique owned by Chad Muska and Angel Cabada of KR3W, to launch an exclusive line of limited edition tees.
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These t-shirts will be launching this Sunday at Factory 413 in conjunction with the launch of the Muska x Aoki x Factory 413 Supra Skytop II Remix.
Check Factory413.com for details of the event.
In a recent interview with KROQ’s Stryker, Aoki discussed how some of these seemingly strange relationships came to be. “I’ve known Foo for a really long time,” he explained when Stryker probed into the origin of Aoki’s relationship with LMFAO’s Red Foo. They met via a number of parties thrown by Aoki’s label, Dim Mak.
Botnek made their debut on Dim Mak this Tuesday with the release of their EP, Sriracha & Beer. Now here’s your chance to dab a little deeper into the duo’s musical taste with their latest Sriracha & Beer Beatport Chart. The ten track chart features a great selection of tracks with an array of genres including House, Dubstep, Nu Disco, and more. You can view and purchase the chart on Beatport now.
- Botnek – Supreme
- Botnek – Think I Feel It
- The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (Noisia Remix)
- The Loops Of Fury – I Need
- Speaker Junk – Outside
- Jack Beats – Hooligans
- Tommie Sunshine – The Dominating Force is Sound
- Proxy – Shut Up!
- FutureFlashs – Dirtyboots (Torso.X Remix)
- AC Slater, Botnek, Xaphoon Jones – Believe Me (Botnek Remix)
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RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY CULTURE CLASH RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES ON DECEMBER 5
Four Collectives Reppin’ the L.A. Music Scene
Four Sounds – Four Rounds – One Winner
SMOG | Dim Mak | Friends of Friends | Jeffree’s
Los Angeles, CA- November 15, 2012- Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash will return to Los Angeles on December 5, 2012 and will feature four internationally known and well-respected L.A.-based music collectives: Dim Mak and SMOG, both of whom competed in 2010, as well as, Friends of Friends and Jeffree’s, who are new additions to the competition. The four collectives, each representing a different sound from the L.A. music scene, will battle to be named winner by the crowd.
Doors open at 9pm and the event starts at 10pm and is 21+ only. Get your tickets here.
A full recording of the night will be streamed on Red Bull Music Academy Radio approximately one week after the event on RBMA Radio: www.rbmaradio.com.
True to a traditional Jamaican sound clash, each collective will bring in their own sound system and set-up shop on one of four individual stages at Exchange LA. The evening will kickoff a round called “Introducing the Crew,” which will allow each stage to warm-up their sound, and the crowd, with a 10-minute set. The next round, titled “I Can Do What You Can Do Better” provides a competitive twist in which each collective will stray from their norm and play an interpretation of another collective’s signature sound. The third round, “Let Us Entertain You,” will allow each collective to bring surprise special guests on stage. The final round, called “Leave It All On The Table,” also known as “the banger round,” is when each collective pulls out their biggest and baddest tunes in an attempt to win over the crowd, once and for all. By show of applause, cheers, hoots and hollers, which will be measured by a decibel meter, the crowd will vote for their favorite collective after each round.
With the four collectives performing under one roof, the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash promises to deliver not only a night you’ll never forget but also the very best in cross-genre exploration. The event is open to music fans who are 21+ and tickets are available for $15.
Robert Raimon Roy has released “Dookie,” the latest single off his forthcoming 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. Check out Robert’s latest video and feel free to sing along to the lyrics provided, “Dookie Dookie Dookie” to help you pass the time until the album release on December 11.
With December 4 just around the corner, Felix Cartal has released the second teaser for No Sleep featuring Los Angeles based singer Natalie Angiuli. This 38 second tease, defiantly has a way of leaving you wanting more with vocals nothing short of amazing, followed by great visuals. Be on the look out for the complete story to unfold on December 4.
Montreal’s finest, Erick Muise and Gordon Huntley collectively known as Botnek releases “Sriracha & Beer” EP today. The EP features the bottled chemistry between hot sauce and brewski and remixes from Sound of Stereo, Savage Skulls and Charlie Darker.
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The new single from Proxy’s debut LP, MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PT. 1, “Junk” is a maelstrom of old-skool breaks and wailing synth-sirens, featuring a brilliant cut-up vocal sample commanding your synapses to give up and break down. This is the kind of atom-smashing cortex-ruiner that only Proxy can deliver, offering a taste of the years-in-the-making arms buildup contained on his album.
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The new Yung Skeeter drop “Stand Again” with Gaby Duran on vocals stands as a solid work of big room synths, House-esque sonics and a constant thrust of Dutch drumming. Skeeter’s electronic textures establish a pop-esque groove by pairing up with the female range of Duran.
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