Category: Music

Dim Mak @ Electric Zoo 2012 Photos

September 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dim Mak made its way to Electric Zoo this past Labor Day taking over the River Stage Saturday, September 1 with sets Brass Fergie, Mustard Pimp, Autoerotique, Angger Dimas, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, 12th Planet, Kill The Noise, Datsik, and Steve Aoki. Along with our take over, some of our other favorites performed through out the three-day festival including Peacetreaty, The Bloody Beetroots, Clockwork, Alvin Risk, and more! See the full set on the Dim Mak Live Facebook Page.

Photographers:
– Doug Van Sant
– Jordan Loyd
– Scott Kowalchyk
– Bennett Sell-Kline

Sonar, On Tour 2012 – Get The Preview…

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sonar North American Tour’ is a travelling event around some of the most iconic music venues in the US and Canada. On this tour, Sónar adapts the spirit and personality of the festivals it organizes in various countries, combining live shows with dj sessions and audiovisual creation.

The tour will touch down in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Montreal, Boston, Denver, Oakland and Los Angeles and will feature performances by Die Antwoord (live), Azari & III (live), Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Tiga, Gesaffelstein and Nic Fanciulli.

As mentioned in todays big announcement, this years Sonar Tour will monument Azari & III’s first US tour, performing live across all major cities within the US and Canada.

The Dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Azari & III Signs To Dim Mak Records, 2012 North American Tour Announced With Sonar

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

It’s official – Dim Mak Records signs Azari & III for the release of their North American debut album “Azari & III” – Out October 30th.

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“Wonderfully dark, paranoid vision of electro pop.”
–Dazed & Confused

“Azari & III are the dance band of 2011” –Mixmag

“The best house music album on the year” –NME

“The most influential dance acts in the world” –NME

“It’s a record that positively brims with hedonistic thrills”
–The Guardian

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Already establishing themselves as one of the breakout artists of 2011, Toronto house collective AZARI & III are making their North American invasion with the release of their self-titled debut album, out October 30 on Dim Mak Records. Available for the first time in North AmericaAZARI & III will feature all the original tracks including the velvety refrains of “Reckless (With Your Love),” the creeping melancholy of “Manhooker” and the unhinged technopera of “Undecided,” along with previous hit releases “Hungry for the Power” and “Manic.”

Heralded by tastemaker outlets (Pitchfork, XLR8R, NME) and mainstream media (BBC, The Guardian) alike, AZARI & III is a nod to classic house revivalism combined with a modern sound. The group’s unique blend of moody electronica, dark yet hooky vocal choruses and analog-thick rhythms has earned them a hardcore following worldwide. The group—producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full—have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references while maintaining a futuristic perspective. AZARI & III possesses an individual classic-future feel with trademark, lush synthesizer textures, biting soulful choruses and ominous overtones.

Originally formed in 2008 in the burgeoning Toronto electronic scene, AZARI & III made their debut with the release of their early singles “Hungry for the Power” and “Reckless (With Your Love),” both of which erupted a storm of awe in the underground music scene and global electronic community. The group later collaborated with Friendly Fires on the track “Stay Here.” In 2011, they released their self-titled debut album in Europe. Known for their astounding live shows, AZARI & III have performed at numerous world-renowned festivals, including Glastonbury, Sonar and Lovebox.

The AZARI & III signing marks Dim Mak’s future endeavors into the indie/rock/pop world. Established as one of the leading independent labels in music today, Dim Mak has developed into a genre-defying powerhouse with influential reach in the worlds of electronic/dance, indie rock, punk/hardcore and more. AZARI & III is the latest development in Dim Mak’s global reach.

“This album already stands the test of time. This is a sophisticated house record with pop sensibility and laden with groove,” says Steve Aokifounder of Dim Mak Records. “It brings 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.”

In support of the album, AZARI & III are joining Die AntwoordSeth Troxler, Tiga, Gesaffelstein and more on the Sonar North American Tour, a traveling event in association with Sónar Festival, an annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. The Sonar Tour marks AZARI & III’s first North American tour and will feature Dinamo Azari and Alixander III performing live electronics, accompanied by vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full. Look for more tour dates to be announced soon.

AZARI & III will be joining Sonar’s North American Tour in October, performing alongside Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Seth Troxler and more…

10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Dim Mak At Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Captured on Sunset Boulevard, we took some footage of Dim Mak Records taking over the 5th Annunal Sunset Strip Music Festival this past August. Steve Aoki headlined with a few guests, Lil Jon, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am and Miss Palmer, and annihilated a massive cake to celebrate 1 million Facebook Likes. Over at The Roxy, the Dim Mak stage was full with sets by Clockwork, PeaceTreaty, Yung Skeeter and Bones.

Featuring Music: PeaceTreaty “In Time”

Download from iTunes: bit.ly/MUyviF
Download from Beatport: s.beatport.com/PcqXuQ
Listen on Spotify: spoti.fi/LLei2u

For photos from the event go here.

Dirty Disco Youth’s “Drive” Beatport Chart

September 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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With the official release of Dirty Disco Youth’s, EP Drive, [lightbox url="http://www.beatport.com/chart/dirty-disco-youth-s-drive-chart/112555" width="100%" height="100%" iframe="true"]Beatport has released an official chart[/lightbox] to tag along with it. The chart features ten electro house tracks hand selected by Dirty Disco Youth, including artist such The Bloody Beetroots, Dada Life, Knife Party, and more.

The Tracklisting!
1. Dirty Disco Youth – Drive
2. Knife Party – Rage Valley
3. Dada Life – Feed The Dada (Dyro Remix)
4. Topher Jones – Brohammer (Nari & Milani Dub Remix)
5. Dirty Disco Youth – Crossroads
6. Sharam Jey, Dirty Disco Youth – Up Rock! (Firebeatz Remix)
7. The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady (Gigi Barocco Remix)
8. Basto – I Rave You
9. Hard Rock Sofa – Kaleidoscope
10. Dirty Disco Youth – Crossroads

Dirty Disco Youth “Drive” — Dim Mak’s latest anticipated release is available now on Beatport, iTunes, and Spotify!
– Beatport: http://btprt.dj/QFzLwz
– iTunes: http://bit.ly/TPuhP5
– Spotify: http://bit.ly/QFA22A

Out Now: Tiësto & Steve Aoki – Tornado (Remixes)

September 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,


The long awaited remix package of Steve Aoki and Tiesto’s track, Tornado, is now available for grabs. The package offers a diverse group of remixes from Kill the Noise, Felix Cartal, and Angger Dimas.

Aoki describes each remix to a T with his thoughts on each track, “Angger Dimas puts his signature sound on this remix making it a punchy electro house banger, Felix Cartal makes the loudest and biggest record of all his productions with this remix, and Kill the Noise featuring Polina makes the most beautiful dub step remix I’ve ever heard.”

The remix package offers a well-rounded twist on the original Tornado track, so don’t miss out on this EP.

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Check out Steve Aoki’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.

Out Now: Dirty Disco Youth – Drive

September 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: ,


After the big success of his “…OFF” EP, Dirty Disco Youth is back on Dim Mak Records with his new EP “DRIVE”.

The main track “Drive” is built to destroy big rooms all over the world with its melodic break and filthy drop. The second track “CROSSROADS” with its cool repeating bassline and a “hands up” break will definitely be a highlight in every DJ’s set. Last but not least, “We Own the World” will surely be an anthem. Composed and arranged on only a piano and then turned into an electronic outfit, it’s a piece of music that one can’t miss.

The remix package also speaks for itself with outstanding works by German superstar DJ tag team Moonbootica, L.A.-based whiz kids LAZRTAG, remix contest winners Sex Ray Vision and Paul Tesla, plus a deep-pop edit by Dirty Disco Youth’s Alter Ego Phil Speiser.

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Check out Dirty Disco Youth’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.

BOOKA SHADE – ‘TOMORROW BELONGS TO US MIX’

September 10, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

To celebrate the release of their ‘Honeyslave EP’ Booka Shade have created an exclusive mix for Beatport. The mix includes 2 tracks off the new EP, Honeyslave (Club Mix) and Tomorrow Belongs To Us (Extended Mix). The EP is released globally on the 21st of August, & will be followed by a remix EP at the end of this month. Check out the mix on [lightbox url="http://mixes.beatport.com/mix/booka-shade-tomorrow-belongs-to-us-mix/2844" width="100%" height="100%" iframe="true"]Beatport[/lightbox].

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This is a demo store for testing purposes — no orders shall be fulfilled.