Category: Music

New Dim Mak Artist Signing: Coone

July 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

Dim Mak goes Hardstyle with our newest signee: Coone. This year, Coone’s influential Hard Dance imprint Dirty Workz combines forces with Dim Mak for the worldwide release of his next full-length album. With the full support of Steve Aoki and the whole Dim Mak crew, Coone will show the entire world what Hardstyle is all about. Look for more info on the upcoming Coone album released via Dim Mak and Dirty Workz soon.

Spin Magazine: The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013 So Far [#15 Clockwork feat. Wynter Gordon – “Surge”]

July 4, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , , ,

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For all EDM’s pop aspirations, it rarely nails that elusive crossover as perfectly as this extended serotonin rush of a song, which floods your brain just as forcefully whether you hear it in a field full of wide-eyed first-time ravers or waiting in line at the grocery store.

Out Now: Jus Jack vs. Oza – EP

June 25, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , ,

It’s always a great day in the music world when you stumble upon someone who has a sound unlike anything else that’s being put into the airwaves. This is definitely the case with Jus Jack and Oza with their release of “EP”.

The Clinton VanSciver Takeover! [turntable.fm x Beatport]

June 18, 2013 Nikki Lifestyle, Music, News Tags: , , ,

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clintonavatarWhat comes after releasing an EP that is climbing charts and sending fans into a frenzy? World domination, of course! And what better place to start than Turntable.fm, where Clinton VanSciver will be taking over the the room of DJ Wooooo for a dance party extravaganza today at 2 pm (PDT). Turntable.fm, a music website popular for its ability to connect DJs with fans and making it easy to listen to music with friends, has been slated as the most original music site in years, and Clinton VanSciver is sure to fill a virtual room to its limits with eager fans wanting more from this heavy hitting producer.

DJ Wooooo’s House/Dance/Electro Turntable.fm Room

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BEATPORT CHART DOMINATION

The release of “Indie Anna Jones EP” has proved to be a major success. Just take a look at where the groundbreaking album has placed at BeatPort in just eight days since its release: #15 on Progressive House, #14 on Dubstep, and #10 on Glitch Hop. From the looks of it, “Indie Anna Jones EP” is making its way onto all the Beatport charts that we bass heads love so dearly. Prepare yourself for a wild afternoon of live spinning from Clinton VanSciver over at turntable.fm (follow the link to ensure instant party), grab the four-track legendary “Indie Anna Jones EP”, and let Clinton transform your Wednesday into a “Woooooooo-dnesday”! See what I did there? Awesome.

Video Teaser: The Partysquad & The Death Set feat. Diplo – P.O.V. 2.0

June 14, 2013 Nikki Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

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Take a dash of funk, a spoonful of electro, two cups of dub, and pound of dance. Mix it all together. Chill it out. Sprinkle with Diplo. Serves a billion. Now, prepare yourself for the tasty and groundbreaking release of “P.O.V 2.0”, the follow up release of the original “P.O.V” by The Death Set. With “P.O.V 2.0”, a mastermind reworking has been produced by Diplo and The Partysquad, and it is just a whole new level of gritty/sexy/delicious fun. Described as “a punk, electro banger”, this track has something that will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys good music in all its various incarnations. Put together so flawlessly, “P.O.V. 2.0” is a work of art that will make you dust off your mirror and brush up on your twerkin’ skills, or (in my case) just dance like a total maniac because when music is this good, who cares about dance moves. Plug in, turn it up, and get down on this anthem of epic proportions.

Beatport Chart: Clinton VanSciver “Summer Serotonin”

June 14, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , ,

Dim Mak’s newest signee, Clinton VanSciver, has made his first major debut in the dance music scene with his Indie Anna Jones EP, released on Dim Mak Records just two days ago. The recent USC graduate has hit the Beatport charts by storm with his “Summer Serotonin” playlist which features the gritty synth and vocally enthused new single ‘Indie Anna Jones’ along with other stylistically similar tracks that he describes as “[all] the songs I’ve been enjoying (or creating) instead of applying for a f*cking do-nothing job this summer”. Get your hands on this fresh anthem here on Beatport and be prepared to sing your heart out to this lyrically driven dance tune!

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Remix Competition: Scanners – Love Is Symmetry

June 13, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , , , ,

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Being a record label that prides itself in bringing the fans only the best of the best in dance music, Dim Mak Records is dead set on the belief that we have not only dedicated fans, but talented fans as well. There’s nothing we love more than to give y’all the opportunity to show us your skills, be it in the genre of trap/dirty dubstep/90s inspired house/folk-step (that’s a new genre I think I just made up)/etc. Which is why we are stoked to bring you a remix contest with the help of Earmilk and Wavo; the tracks up for remix are from the new and exhilarating Scanners album “Love is Symmetry”. Three stems primed and ready for your musical genius, this contest comes with some major perks: the contest winners will be included with Dim Mak alumns on a Scanners “Love Is Symmetry” remix compilation! If you happen to be equally mind blowing in more than one genre, then do feel free to submit more than one remix and really show us what you’re working with! For more information about the contest, the deadline, the judges, and the prize system, follow the link below. We look forward to seeing what our amazing and talented fans can bring to this already breathtaking album, so good luck and know that we’re routing for you!

Check out the contest and album stream over at Wavo.me now.

Beatport Chart: The Partysquad & The Death Set ‘P.O.V. 2.0’ (feat. Diplo)

June 13, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

The Partysquad has teamed up with The Death Set and Diplo for another monumental Beatport Chart topping collaboration titled ‘P.O.V. 2.0’, released on Dim Mak Records. This time they come at you with a feel-good summer carnival sound reminiscent of circus tents, flashing lights, festival games, and that oh-so-sweet cotton candy. Be sure to get your copy of this Electro House Top 10 track here on Beatport just in time for EDC Vegas!

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Clockwork feat. Wynter Gordon – Surge [Thump Exclusive Video Premiere]

June 13, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

Dim Mak allstar Clockwork has just provided us a stellar video to go along with his uplifting and hard-hitting anthem “Surge,” which features some sweet vocals from Wynter Gordon. This track was one of the huge anthems of 2013 and if you made it out to any major festivals over the last six months you probably heard it dropped and perhaps even did a little fist-pumping to one of the track’s bleepy drops. The video echoes the high-energy nature of the track and features everything from friends running through the forest to electrified zombies dancing on some sort of post-apocalyptic beach. Points for creativity on this one… (via THUMP)

Clockwork feat. Wynter Gordon – “Surge”
iTunes: http://itun.es/i6JK9sf
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/WYJbmY
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/14QkcFZ

Artist Spotlight: AutoErotique ‘Asphyxiation’

June 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , ,

AutoErotique‘s breathtaking new single “Asphyxiation” undoubtedly lives up to it’s name. This pulsating electro track will have you gasping for air but wanting more as you fight back the urge to get up and dance.

No strangers to the production game, the widely inspired Toronto based duo have been behind the scenes producing various genres of music for years before officially joining the dance music community and singing to Dim Mak Records in early 2009. Every track AutoErotique puts out showcases the perfect blend of electro, techno, house, Dutch house, Dutch-colonial house, rave, rock, rave-rock, indie-rock, and even ska inspired elements.

Gladiator, AutoErotique’s first single released on Dim Mak Records in September 2009, received immediate attention from the likes of Steve Aoki, DJ AM, Klever, Larry Tee/Alexander Technique, The Faint, AC Slater, and Milano whom have all remixed the epic track, making AutoErotique a heavyweight name in the EDM scene. AutoErotique has since showed off their ambiguous musical talents with their own remixes for Benny Benassi, Felix Luker, Tiesto, Etienne de Crecy, Joachim Garraud, Sarah McLeod, Lykki Li, Shinichi Osawa, Chris Cornell & Timbaland, Diplo & Laidback Luke, Larry Tee, B. Rich, Disco Bisquits, Fischerspooner and Weezer. A recent collaboration with fellow Dim Mak artist Felix Cartal has given birth to the stellar summer single “The Alarm”, which is scheduled to be released June 6th on Dim Mak Records.

The sexy ass-filled video for “Asphyxiation” will premiere on May 28th and the track will also be available for purchase on iTunes and Beatport.

Romanthony: The Wanderer

June 6, 2013 Nikki Music, News Tags: , , ,

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Back in April, Dim Mak Records was proud to be the home of music legend ROMANTHONY for his release “The Wanderer” with Kevin McKay; a chill, laidback track with a handful of incredible remixes. “The Wanderer” was an instant hit with old fans of Romanthony’s and the gateway to his extensive music career for new fans. As you know, ROMANTHONY passed away at the beginning of May, leaving the music industry and thousands of fans shocked and deeply saddened by such a major loss.

Global website RESIDENT ADVISOR sat down with Romanthony’s friend and collaborator, Kevin McKay, for an interview about the legend perhaps most famously known for his work with Daft Punk; but, as McKay explains in the article, Romanthony’s career was far more intense, creative, and profound than many are even aware of. When describing the talent that is Romanthony, McKay had this to say: “He’s really great musically. Brilliant keyboard player, brilliant bass player, brilliant guitarist. Like, ‘Done, idea, that’s it, it’s happening, let’s go.’ Really quick and really creative, so really able to respond to each thing in the track”. 20 years of music under his belt, ROMANTHONY showed the kind of drive, determination and talent that is responsible for turning him into an international superstar. McKay states in the interview “I love his songs. I’m just a total fan. It’s really, really fucking sad that he’s not going to write any more songs”, which is perhaps the exact sentiment friends, family, and fans all share.

With such an enormous and natural gift as that possessed by this late musical genius, it’s no doubt that music industry has been forever changed. However, McKay offers a glimpse of hope in saying “I’ve had a chance to speak to his family and his closest advisors and we’re going to carry on as we did before bringing his songs to a new generation of dance fans, with the proceeds going to look after his kids.”

To read the full interview and to learn more about the man behind the music, click here. And if you haven’t done so already, go grab “The Wanderer” ROMANTHONY vs. KEVIN MCKAY on Dim Mak Records.

Remix Contest: Felix Cartal & Clockwork – The Fire (feat. Madame Buttons)

June 5, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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Get ready to set your equipment ablaze, producers! Beatport Play & Dim Mak is hosting a REMIX CONTEST with “The Fire” from Felix Cartal & Clockwork (ft Madame Buttons) as your ignition. Now is your chance to take this already smoking hot jam and turn it into your own simmering masterpiece. The winning remixer will take home iZotope’s Ozone 5, Stutter Edit, some goodies from Beatport and a release on Dim Mak Records. You’ve got until July 1st to get your submissions in, so throw away your fire extinguisher and get those buttons burning!

Teaser Alert: Clinton VanSciver – Indie Anna Jones

June 4, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

THIS JUST IN: Our boy Clinton VanSciver hit us with a sensational teaser for his upcoming EP “Indie Anna Jones” to be released on Dim Mak Records June 11 – just one week away! It’s obvious after listening to the track that VanSciver stays true to his trademark, self-dubbed “dirty pop” style for which he’s received wide acclaim from bloggers as well as prominent sites like Beatport. In describing the album, VanSciver states, “The Indie Anna Jones EP is an amalgamation of everything squeaky-clean and smart about retro pop music with a modern-day grit. It’s the music I’ve wanted to create since I was young.” We’ll cheer to that!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClintonVanSciver
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CVanSciver
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/clintonvansciver
Website: http://www.clintonvansciver.com/

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Also, be sure to check out VanSciver’s recent mix for Dim Mak Studios on Evolution 101.7. Get stoked!

EDM Interview: A Day In L.A. With Dirtyphonics And Recap Video

June 4, 2013 Nikki Music, News Tags: , , , ,

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Follow along with MAGNETIC MAG’s Neda Jouliet as she spends the day chasing after Dim Mak’s resident Frenchies DIRTYPHONICS in Los Angeles and find out what it’s like to be so damn #DIRTY 24/7. Along with the extensive article, the accompanying video is equally as fun and informative as the guys cruise around LA in the Dim Mak Records van, intent on having the time of their lives in one of their favorite cities. Find out which DIRTYdude doesn’t like hot dogs, where the four friends got their start, what inspires them to bring the dirtiest shows to their fans, what happens when their tour manager is away, and so so much more. It’s incredible what you can learn with just one day on the heels of a group as eclectic and enthusiastic as DIRTYPHONICS; it’s a whirlwind adventure full of what makes our favorite foursome as #dirty as they come.

Catch the full interview and recap video over at Magnetic Mag.

♪ Out Now: AutoErotique & Felix Cartal – The Alarm Remixed

June 4, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , , , , , , ,

By now, I’m sure you’ve fallen in love with Felix Cartal and Autoerotique’s “The Alarm” (and if you haven’t, then shame on you). Whether you have or have not, prepare yourself to get stoked all over again because it’s been remixed, giving the already vibrant track three fresh new perspectives.

Beatport Chart: Yolanda Be Cool – ‘Before Midnight’

May 31, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

Yolanda Be Cool is back with another Beatport Chart topping track that takes you on a ride through Get Up And Danceville. “Before Midnight”, released on Dim Mak Records just last week, has that spicy Latin flavor everybody can’t help but obsess over. With a sexy synth progression, a hot kick, and catchy lyrics, you’ll be falling head over heels for Yolanda Be Cool like it’s 2010 and “We No Speak Americano” all over again. Be sure to make this dance anthem a part of your summer playlist and get a copy of it here on Beatport!

Also featured on this Beatport Chart are Dim Mak’s Douster & Savage Skulls with “TRT”, Datsik’s “Light The Fuse”, Booka Shade’s “Tomorrow Belongs To Us (ACME Remix)”, and “Go Down” by Bot, all released on Dim Mak Records. These bangers, in addition to “Before Midnight”, are available for purchase on the one and only Beatport.

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Trackitdown’s O4TW May 23rd 2013 – The 50 Hot Recommendations! (feat. Garmiani and Greg Cerrone)

May 23, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

439_10151354435996235_886935377_nWith the end of the work week being so close yet so far some of us are experiencing anxiety due to the desperate need for freedom. But don’t worry your hardworking little hearts out because Garmiani, Greg Cerrone, and Trackitdown’s One For The Weekend have a special treat filled with massive bass just for you! O4TW chart toppers Garmiani “Behind You (Rumble)” [#9] and Greg Cerrone “WoaWoa” [#12], both released on Dim Mak Records, have been featured as two tracks that are sure to get your blood pumping and the party started!

Congrats to these Dim Mak Records mainstays on making the TrackItDown list this weekend! High fives all around.

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A Duet for Leaves & Turntable

May 23, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

Composer and sound artist Diego Stocco released a clip featuring his experiments with a new turntable and a few freshly gathered leaves. More specifically all bass, kick and snare sounds heard in the video were made by alternating the leaf type, angle, pressure as it was applied against the turntable. Amazing isn’t it? (via #vinyloftheday)

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Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn’t turn out as I was expecting.
Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else.
For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound), then I combined the different takes together. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds (shaped with EQ, compression and resonators).
If you’d like to see more of my musical projects based on trees and other natural ingredients here’s “Music from a Tree” bit.ly/9hRhB2 and “Music from Nature” bit.ly/ID6Vow Enjoy!
Diego Stocco

Teaser Time: AutoErotique and Felix Cartal ‘The Alarm’ Remixed

May 23, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

Wake up because AutoErotique and Felix Cartal have officially rung the alarm! “The Alarm” is the hot new collaboration that has everyone wanting to make their own rendition with remixes by Charlie Darker, Erick Rincon, and Keys N Krates. “The Alarm” is scheduled to be released on June 6 on Dim Mak Records. You can pre order “The Alarm” here and have the track on your playlist just in time for summer festival season!

Beatport Chart: Greg Cerrone WoaWoa Chart

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

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So, I was listening to Greg Cerrone’s WoaWoa BeatPort chart this morning while preparing my first cup of coffee for the day, and I actually had to put the coffee down and bust a move in the middle of my kitchen. I’m not even kidding. It’s a rare sight to see a sleepy headed, coffee deprived person dance their ass off in their pajamas at six in the morning. BUT THIS CHART IS THAT GOOD, Y’ALL. It got me amped. In support of his very recent release of “WoaWoa”, Greg Cerrone has given us a BeatPort chart that is overflowing with hyperactive tracks guaranteed to make your boring work/school day go by like nine thousand times faster. Featuring SHOWTEK, JOHN DAHLBACK, STEVE AOKI, ALESSO, ALBIN MEYERS and a handful of brilliantly chosen other talented producers, Greg Cerrone’s WoaWoa BeatPort chart is basically the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to your face. Go get it. Seriously.

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Teaser Time: The Partysquad & The Death Set ft. Diplo – P.O.V. 2.0

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

POV2.0 artworkTake a dash of funk, a spoonful of electro, two cups of dub, and pound of dance. Mix it all together. Chill it out. Sprinkle with Diplo. Serves a billion. Now, prepare yourself for the tasty and groundbreaking release of “P.O.V 2.0”, the follow up release of the original “P.O.V” by The Death Set. With “P.O.V 2.0”, a mastermind reworking has been produced by Diplo and The Partysquad, and it is just a whole new level of gritty/sexy/delicious fun. Described as “a punk, electro banger”, this track has something that will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys good music in all its various incarnations. Put together so flawlessly, “P.O.V. 2.0” is a work of art that will make you dust off your mirror and brush up on your twerkin’ skills, or (in my case) just dance like a total maniac because when music is this good, who cares about dance moves. Plug in, turn it up, and get down on this anthem of epic proportions.

Beatport Chart: Garmiani’s Rumble Chart

May 23, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

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Following the debut release of his EP “Rumble”, Garmiani has meticulously put together a BeatPort chart that will make you want to send him fan mail requesting he come arrange your music library into something equally as brilliant as his chart. Featuring two slammin’ tracks off his new EP, along with the newest music from Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Greg Cerrone and more, the Rumble Chart is preparing us for the songs we’ll be hearing all summer so that by the time you get to (enter favorite festival name), you’ll know every in and out of every badass track like the back of your own hand. Or better, because there are more important things to do than study the backs of your own hands. You get the point! Rumble Chart is a compact little party for your ears, the host of this party is Garmiani, and it’s all under the roof of Dim Mak Records.

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VIBE Premiere: Garmiani “Rumble” EP + FREE track download

May 22, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , ,

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Dropping his debut EP on Dim Mak is up-and-comer producer Garmiani who brings his versatility and influences into one big blender to come out with “Rumble”. Featuring the funk of saxophones and voice samplings courtesy of Garmiani himself, this three-track EP is packed with solid sounds that would make any club floor ‘rumble’ into chaotic, dance frenzy. Listen to a VIBE exclusive here.

Artist Spotlight: Azari & III ‘Hungry for the Power’

May 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , ,

Groovy basslines, feel-good rhythms, and dark yet hooky vocals, three signature elements you can certainly count on house music masters Azari & III to integrate into every one of their hypnotic tracks. The Toronto based quartet takes us on a ride back in time and drops us off during the classic Chicago house era where chill synth textures and syncopated overtones ruled the scene. Azari & III fuse classic house revivalism with modern interpretation. Their featured track, “Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones Ridge Remix)” released on Dim Mak Records, highlights their back to the future type sound.

Azari & III have the power to captivate you with their upbeat dance moves and expressive stage presence. The music video for “Hungry for the Power” is a compilation of live performance footage from the Sonar North American tour and the 2013 Dim Mak Records showcase in Austin, Texas. The soulful house collective command the stage as Dinamo Azari and Alixander III handle the live electronics while Starving Yet Full and Fritz Helder take charge of the vocals.

In October of 2012, the Canadian house music group released their self titled album Azari & III on Dim Mak Records, which features “Hungry for the Power”. Dim Mak founder, Steve Aoki boasts “[Azari & III] bring up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation. They also recently released an EP with their latest single “Lost in Time”, also released on Dim Mak Records in April 2013.” Both are available for purchase on iTunes.

Azari & III will be touring the states in late May/early June with shows in Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.

Official Video: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas ft. My Name is Kay – Singularity

May 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

Evolve. Transcend. Prepare. The future is near, and from the looks of it in Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas’ video for “Singularity” ft My Name is Kay, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. In this voyeuristic video, Steve is at the merciless hands of mad scientist My Name is Kay and her henchman as they turn Steve into a lab rat cyborg with major rager issues, all while the brilliant Ray Kurzweil narrates what the future of mankind will look like. Part science fiction, part futurist theory, the video for the chilling track “Singularity” begs one question: are you prepared for the Neon Future?

♬ Out Now: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Singularity feat. My Name Is Kay

May 14, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , ,

When Steve Aoki teamed up with Angger Dimas and My Name Is Kay, the result was the totally electrifying underground hit “Singularity”. Now we’re back with the “Singularity” remixes provided by Tim Mason, Topher Jones, and Oliver Twizt. The new remixes improve on the already…