So far, 2013 has been a massive year for the dynamic duo of SHOWTEK; though they’ve been behind the tables for 13 years, this seems to be the year where the fans are really demanding more from these veteran producers. If the release of their astounding EP “CRUNK/SLOW DOWN” left you clamoring for more, then today is like the best day of your life. The video for “SLOW DOWN” is live and is the perfect remedy for those of us anxious for festival season to rev up. This video has everything: doves, CO2 guns, footage of festival grounds packed with diehard fans dancing their asses off, gorgeous girls swingin’ their hair around, buff dudes fist pumping, and all the raver booty you could ever hope for…and it’s all set to the anthem of “SLOW DOWN”, which demands you throw your mother f*ckin’ hands up! In addition to all that, it shows just what kind of crazy good time you can expect from a SHOWTEK show. So turn that volume all the way up, dig out your pasties and/or sweatbands, and get ready to party in this fresh out the oven video, courtesy of SHOWTEK and Dim Mak Records.
Deorro, electro house’s rising star, is “elevating” his way to the top of the Beatport charts with his new EP Elevation, released on April 23, 2013 on Dim Mak Records, sitting in the hot seat at number one. The LA native continues to fuse progressive elements with funky electro dutch flavor to produce the signature sound of his electrifying bangers. It’s no doubt this Soundcloud sensation has gained heavy support from big names like Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Tiesto, Kaskade, Afrojack, Chuckie, Sidney Samson, and many more. Grab your copy of the Elevation EP and let your ears get “elevated” to another level!
Hear that? That rumbling coming from your speakers? WHAT IS IT? It’s like that scene in Jurassic Park where the T-Rex is coming and the water in the car is vibrating with the footsteps… only this time, it’s something far bigger than an oversized lizard. It’s the latest single from Felix Cartal, and this time he’s bringing Clockwork along for the ride! Felix released a teaser for the track, entitled “The Fire (feat. Madame Buttons)”, and it will be yours to own and love and cherish on May 14th. May you have many happy years together with this massive tune, out soon on Dim Mak Records!
After picking up their relationship with Dim Mak earlier this year releasing the “Unicorn” EP, Sound of Stereo is back with a new EP to hit the summer season! Taking the next step in showing their diversity, Sound of Stereo is coming with a new 2 track EP called “ORIGIN/TERMINAL”…
Unleashed on April 30, “No Fear” adds yet another melodic concoction of peak time sensibilities to the duo’s playbook that truly pinpoints the duos fluent studio skills. Ascending in a series of valiant melodic progressions and eclipsing into their signature festival-proof sound scope…
Azari & III reveal an intimate side in this exclusive video featuring an interview and studio session in Fritz Helder‘s video on Vimeo. The ten minute video intervals between interview and live performance playing popular tunes including “Hungry For The Power,” “Manic,” and “Reckless…
So when did Sofia Coppola start making short films with intense dance music as the soundtrack? Oh wait… she didn’t, Tom Willems did. It’s the new Sound of Stereo (ft. Teddiedrum) music video, “Origin (One on One)”! For four minutes and fifteen seconds, I found myself sitting on the edge of my couch with emotions running at a fever pitch, a burst of laughter, and one hell of a track to help me dance the anxiety of what I was seeing away. Seriously, this music video is like an entire movie crammed into four minutes and the song itself is intoxicating and peaceful at the same time, which is not easy to do; this track could be perfect for studying to or dancing your heart out to at the club.
Following the major release of “BLAZIN”, an EP put forth by Will Bailey and Poisound just six days ago on your favorite label-Dim Mak Records, Will Bailey has released a Beatport chart that will make your speakers beg for mercy! But you’re gonna be like “no mercy, speakers, just heavy heavy bass” and then you’ll do a fist pump like the one at the end of The Breakfast Club. This chart features Ming & 2Beeps, Joachim Garraud ft. Alesia, and some of the best work by the man himself, Will Bailey. The tracks included on this chart, such as “DEKONSTRUKT (Will Bailey remix)” by Calvertron and Messinian, are basically the equivalent of a straight shot of adrenaline to your heart. Just don’t sue us when you died happy from eargasm overload.
What’s more filthy than the grimy electrifying beats of Dirtyphonics? Well, nothing… Except their Irreverence tour! The four dirty boys from France will be touring around the US in celebration of their forthcoming debut full-length album ‘Irreverence’ released on Dim Mak Records…
Never heard the name Marc Benjamin before? You will now! Netherlands based DJ/Producer Marc Benjamin is leaving the rest in his silky smooth beat dust, claiming five spots on the Beatport charts with his latest single Last Night, released today (April 23rd) on Dim Mak Records, sitting pretty at the very top.
Marc Benjamin is no stranger to the game. His captivating melodies and siren like synths have been supported by the likes of EDM icons Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Tiesto, and David Gueta, just to name a few, and featured in their DJ-sets. Be sure to keep your ears out for Marc Benjamin and snag a copy of his single here!
Will Brennan fans, get on your feet, get ready to fall in love, and prepare to be seeing sounds! Today is a massive day for Dim Mak Records, fans of the 23 year old hip-hop mastermind, and the man himself as Will Brennan re-releases his breakthrough album “Prodigal Son”.
Right off the bat, the name Marc Benjamin may not ring any immediate bells, but we can almost guarantee that if you have attended the shows of heavy hitters such as Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, and Tiesto, you’d recognize the hits produced by this Dutch superstar.
Ever wonder who taught Steve Aoki to DJ, his greatest accomplishment in life, or what he was like in college? Well lucky for you, Do An Droids Dance has done a little digging and answered these questions in their latest feature, “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Aoki”. You can read the full feature now to learn a little bit more about the man always on tour. Along with these 10 facts, you can also take a listen Steve’s latest episode of Aoki House on iTunes now.
We’re just days away from the highly anticipated release of up-and-coming DJ/producer D.O.D‘s filthy new single, “Bomb The Bass”, which drops on Dim Mak Records April 30th. Can’t wait until the end of the month to get your ears on this crunchy synth and bass heavy track? Then catch a sneak peek here at dimmak.com and mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on the full length single!
Pre-order ‘Bomb The Bass’ on iTunes now: http://itun.es/i6JZ747
We all know Keys N Krates play by their own rules when creating their far from ordinary trap inspired beats. Well, we got to spend some rehearsal time with the trio to see just how they make the musical magic happen. The production of their latest single, “Treat Me Right” released on Dim Mak Records, started off as a jam session with Adam Tune on drums, David Matisse playing keys, and Jr. Flow mixing on the turntables. KNK likes to record their music like a traditional band, “jamming it out until something comes out” says Adam. Watch as they rehearse for their live performance of “Treat Me Right”.
The 19-year old electro house prodigy from Toronto, Charlie Darker is at the forefront of the Beatport charts with his newly released single “Anxiety”, released on Dim Mak Records. This vibrant track is full of high energy and is perfectly balanced with grimy baselines on one end of the spectrum and sweet captivating melodies on the other. Get this awesome banger for yourself on iTunes or Beatport!
- Charlie Darker – Anxiety
- Nom De Strip – Techno Saturday
- Outcode, Vareheim – Illium
- Tommy Trash, A- Trak – Tuna Melt
- Charlier Darker, Paris & Simo – Cairo
- Chris Lake – Ohh Shhh
- Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Dimitri Vegas, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Botnek Remix)
- Henry Fong, Toby Green – Revival
- Nom De Strip – Seesaw
- Major Lazer – Watch Out For This Bumaye (feat. Busy Signal, The Flexical & FS Green)
Take a listen and download StereoHeroe’s latest minimix the guys did for the Australian based show, Cheap Lettuce . The mix includes a handful of remixes and original tracks from StereoHeroes including their upcoming release, “Storm.” You can also grab their latest release, “8 Ball” on Dim Mak now.
– StereoHeroes – Blackbot
– Robopunx – Robomonster (StereoHeroes Remix)
– StereoHeroes – Storm
– StereoHeroes – Crystal
– Infected Mushroom – Nation of Wusses (StereoHeroes Remix)
– Nasser – Marseille & Anywhere (StereoHeroes Remix)
– M.I.A. – Bad Girls (StereoHeroes BattleSheep Remix)
Belgian electro house master GTRONIC is once again proving why he is at the head of the game in the electro movement. His uplifting track “Morpheus” and the more techno-influenced “Dufus”, are packed with thrill baselines and heart pounding drum-kicks that will have you itching for more of these nature and demonic inspired tunes. Go on over to iTunes or Beatport to get your ears on “Morpheus & Dufus” now!
What do you get when the legendary Steve Aoki and Dim Mak’s rising hip hop artist Will Brennan team up for a night? An epic live performance of course! The pair throw down Brennan’s latest single “RNR”, released on Dim Mak Records, for a wild crowd at UCF Arena. Besides quickly climbing its way up the Beatport charts, the single “RNR” has gained massive popularity amongst DJs/producers like Enferno, Scott Dro, Austin Millz, and Codeman whom have all remixed this hot track. Saffy Da Cat’s trap remix of “RNR” was featured as one of Dim Mak’s #FreeFriday giveaways and is available at dimmak.com for free download.
Steve Aoki is sending one young aspiring DJ to the coolest, most unique summer camp ever! If you are a DJ between the ages 13-17 you can enter the Dim Mak contest to win a scholarship to Camp Spin Off which takes place July 28th – August 1st in Ojai, California. Steve will be choosing one lucky camper to attend the only sleep away summer camp teaching teens the art of DJing and music production.
This one-of-a-kind week long summer camp will provide campers with an incomparable experience that will allow them to hang out with/learn from established DJs and will include everything from intense workshops and classes to pool parties, DJ showcases, outdoor activities and more! (All housing, meals and equipment will be provided).
Check out this video from last summer, or visit the Camp Spin Off web site for more info: http://www.campspinoff.com/
Deadline to return applications is May 1st 2013. Don’t miss your chance to be the lucky winner of this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Steve Aoki twerks it out at the Dim Mak Pool Party with Keys N Krates for episode #26 of Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION*. There is nothing ordinary about this toronto-based-trio whose sound is just as unique as their music making process…
Following the release of their REMIX ALBUM and razor-sharp performances at this year’s Ultra Music Fest and SXSW, AZARI & III is unleashing their final ‘Remix EP’ off their stellar “Azari & III” full length. The LOST IN TIME EP is out today, featuring the…
Forward thinker Charlie Darker emerges with his latest electro-house cut, ‘Anxiety’ following his appearance on the Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records Yearbook Vol.1 with “This Automatic”. Darker continues to showcase his ability to create a a new breed to scene with…
The Faint have two scheduled shows in-between their Coachella dates this year! Tonight the band will be making their way to Santa Ana for their performance at The Observatory and will then travel down South for their San Diego show on Wednesday, April 17 at Fluxx.
This is the perfect opportunity to catch the band if you’re not making your way to the desert this year (#NO-CHELLA). For more information on the dates, check out their official website.
Meanwhile, during Ultra Music Festival, Steve Aoki takes a few minutes to “slow down” with dutch duo SHOWTEK for another episode of Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION*. Steve hangs out poolside with brothers Sjoerd and Wouter to talk about dabbling with different genres, writing bangers…
As the week comes to an end, just wanted to refresh you all on our latest releases from SonicC & Romanthony VS. Kevin McKay.
Kevin McCay‘s collaboration track wih Romanthony, ‘Wanderer’ made it’s debut this past Tuesday featuring an array of remixes. To accompany this release Kevin McCay has compiled a selection of his current dance floor favorites filling his chart with a number of House, Dubstep, Techno, and Techno House tracks. This chart features tracks from The Untouchables, Matt Gill, Drums of Death, and more.
On the other hand SonicC has a chart filled with Dubstep, Electro House, and Electronica music. Following the same flow of his EP, ‘Hades’– this chart features tracks from Birdy Nam Nam, Showtek, Zedd, RL Grime, and more.
Former Cinespace resident and close friend, Them Jeans has released a brand new video to accompany his single “Vowel Play.” Take a lap around L.A. with the producer as he takes a food tour at some of the finest eateries in the city, hangs with friends, and on the decks.
Dim Maks amazing and original new artist Keys N Krates are coming to Dim Mak Studios and you’re invited! Come be a part of history and help capture the essence of our legendary Tuesday night party in Hollywood at the music video shoot for their new single “Treat Me Right”, which was released on Dim Mak Records earlier this year. Arrive early for FREE beer and come dressed in your finest threads, bring your friends & ratchets too. Entry to Dim Mak Tuesdays will be comp’d for all participants. Hope to see you all there!
Dim Mak Presents:
– Keys N Krates | Dim Mak Records
– Dan Oh
– Kid B
– BONES | Gotta Dance Dirty
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The EDM Network featured last weeks releases from Must Die! and Infected Mushrooms in their latest posts on Dubstep and GlitchHop. Released exactly one week ago, both EP’s have continued to gain love through out the internet. Dubstep.net notes that Must Die!’s “Water Temple,” will…
In case you haven’t heard by now we’re teaming up with KarmaLoop to bring you the Verge Campus Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki. The dynamic duo will be hitting 11 campuses through out April and early May along with supporting acts Bad Rabbit and 5 & a Dime . For your chance to win VIP tickets take a swing by KarmaLoops site to see these acts live. While you’re there you can also pick up some our favorite Dim Mak tee’s including our Pac Man Tee, Let Them Eat Cake, and more!
VERGE CAMPUS TOUR Dates
April 9th: University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL
April 10th: University of North Carolina (Charlotte) – Charlotte, NC
April 17th: St. Louis University – St. Louis, MO
April 18th: Kent State University – Kent, OH
April 21st: University of Massachusetts (Lowell) – Lowell, MA
April 22nd: Penn State University – State College, PA
April 25th: William & Mary – Williamsburg, PA
April 26th: Central CT State – New Britain, CT
April 29th: University of Delaware – Newark, DE
April 30th: North Carolina A&T – Greensboro, NC
May 4th: SUNY Jefferson – Watertown, NY
America is considered the “melting pot” of the world, because we’re all like… crazy different from one another in at least fifty ways. However, one thing that I think we can all agree on is that STEVE AOKI knows how to put together a podcast that will make you want to start throwing cake at your grandpa and pop bottles of champagne on your college professor, all before white raver rafting the hell out of there. The Aoki’s House podcasts never disappoint, always filled to the very top with the biggest bangers and hottest remixes this side of the moon, and Aoki’s House Podcast #7 is no different.
On this episode, you’ll find hits by Dan Sena, GTronic, Azari & III, Will Brennan, and other Dim Mak Records artists that have been working hard all year to bring you only the sexiest, sweat-inducing tracks that will ensure you have the right music to get you through the day. This podcast also includes an EXCLUSIVE debut from Jidax that you will NOT want to miss out on. So not only do you get the most poppin’ playlist that will melt your freakin face off, you also get to hear the freshest sounds coming from Dim Mak Records. So what are you waiting for? A formal invitation? It ain’t coming! Head over to iTunes and snag Aoki’s House Podcast #7, free as always because we love you and Steve loves you and now, your ears will love you too.
Bot is of the future. Half man, half-machine; fully Italian. Exiled in West London, locked in the studio since departing legendary duo Crookers, Bot (his creators named him Andrea Fratangelo) has disassembled any expectations and rebuilt his sound for 2018.
SonicC, the young prodigy behind the mind bending “Stickin” is all grown up now. “Hades” takes you on a journey into a devilish banger showcasing his trademark intense buildups and drops. “Pulse” continues the descent into the underworld with an evil bassline and huge buildups that…
Remember the days when dance music was a little chill, a little vibey, a little relaxed? The kind of music that sounded perfect coming from your computer speakers as you stayed up late to do your homework, and just as perfect coming from your car speakers while you cruised your city at dusk?
2012 hit a sad note for Crookers fans when the duo announced that Bot would be going his separate way while Phra carried the Crookers name as a solo venture, and we’ve been waiting ever since to hear something from Bot‘s solo studio sessions. And it looks like the wait is finally over; on April 9th, devoted fans will finally get a sampling of what sort of saucy sounds Bot can make on his own as he releases “Vamos / Go Down” on Dim Mak Records.
This is huge, y’all! Once you’ve heard this track, you’ll be totally salivating for more of what this Italian mega-machine can do. The sounds of “Vamos / Go Down” are completely unlike anything we’ve heard before; it’s like the dance gods took extra special care in forming a talent as refined, energetic, and absolutely unique as Bot’s. The teaser video below is reminiscent of the Saved By the Bell opening credits, but with thunderous beats and super charged layers blazing into your ears over psychedelic visuals. With a video like this, and a breathtaking producer like Bot, this release is going to be one for the history books.
DJ Pierre is no stranger to producing music that pushes boundaries and creates new ways of conceptualizing genres. As one of the original founders of Acid House, he has spent more than a decade delivering innovative and cutting edge underground house music. His most recent release, Seleckta, features Rory from Stone Love on the vocals and provides a Rasta-esque vibe that gets us moving and grooving. He recently concocted an acid heavy Beatport mix, showcasing some of his favorite sounds. Here you can scope tracks from Dim Mak heavyweights Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Harvard Bass, a remix from Boys Noize, and many more.
Now that we’re all fully recovered from SXSW and Ultra Music Festival we’d like to share with you raw footage from our Austin Showcase of Will Brennan free styling. This is just a taste of the rappers talent, who recently released his debut Dim Mak EP, RNR. For more videos of our recent adventures in Austin and Miami, check out our official YouTube channel.
Hey Europe! I do sincerely hope that you’ve done your stretches, strapped on your finest dancing shoes, and prepared your mind to be massively stoked because HAEZER is coming your way! This South Africa native, who totally cleaned up on the charts with last year’s massive release of “The Wrong Kid Died” (iTunes/Beatport), is gearing up to take off on a 27 stop tour of Europe in support of his latest single, “SHANGO”. This tour is sure to garner much love overseas for this professional beat making machine of a man, and it’s definitely the biggest tour Haezer has embarked upon. Whether or not you’ll get to see him in Europe this spring, be sure to head over to his Facebook page to download “SHANGO” for free!
HAEZER SHANGO TOUR DATES
If there is anyone in the electro world right now that knows something about making stellar mix tapes and playlists, that person is undoubtedly Billy the Kit. The former host of several radio shows, heading up MTV’s Totally Summer on Tour, and playing nonstop at clubs for years, Billy has the experience to know what it takes to make a slamming Beatport Chart. Featuring other Dim Mak Records releases, such as Steve Aoki and Showtek, as well as a few of his original sounds, Billy The Kit’s chart is jam packed with speaker destroying tracks. Head on over to Beatport and get this epic collection of songs before your ears perish from boredom!
Felix Cartal has gone global in a whole new way! The Deichmann Group, a shoe company based out of Germany, has used Felix Cartal’s “Tonight” feat Maja Ivarsson in their spring collection campaign. The campaign video, which you can watch below, shows fashion-forward men and women having crazy good times to the stunningly catchy “Tonight”. This track has crossed over from club favorite to international commercial status; now let’s just hope those shoes can handle the good vibrations of festival season! Glückwünsche, Felix!
Staying true to their titles of electric innovators, INFECTED MUSHROOM have once again graced us with a dance floor breaking tune. Just released on Dim Mak Records, “Never Mind” has all the wobbly pitches and unexpected (yet brilliant) build ups into high energy drops, guaranteed…
Following a veritable slew of chart-topping dubstep releases, blossoming producer MUST DIE! presents with Water Temple an EP that is anthemic, nostalgic, and already beloved by industry insiders. Foremost, the title track pulls at our heartstrings as solidly as it drops…
Now that March has come to an end and April is in full effect it’s time to start counting down the days until the April 16th release of GTRONIC’s EP, ‘Morpheus & Dufus.’ With only 15 days until the release, GTRONIC has uploaded a full preview on SoundCloud. You can take a listen now as well as grab GTRONIC’s previous release, Sergeant Bass.
The beginning of Irreverence dabbles in intricate melodic piano ambiance that one may expect from a historic four-piece of classically trained French gentlemen – so it’s mildly shocking to know that Dirtyphonics first honed their production skills with metal riffs. After teasing bass fanatics with more than a half-decade spent tempo-shifting club bangers from the Bloody Beetroots (“Warp”) to Benny Benassi (“Electroman”) and Krewella (“Killin’ it”), the collective builds the initial drop of their debut LP across nearly five minutes and two tracks — the classical arrangement of ”Prelude (White)”, and the epic march of “Prelude (Black)” — before finally rewarding fans with a devastating rolling bass release.
Similar to Korn’s The Path of Totality, Irreverence fuses the brutality associated with late-’90s nu-metal and current bass-music. Unlike their predecessors, “Los Angeles”, which features fellow European electro-metal outfit Modestep, and “Walk in the Fire” are an earnest bridge between the sound of their youths toward today’s obsession with bass wobbles and not a feeble attempt to maintain relevancy…
Read the full review on CoS.
What happens when you pair the chief of Dim Mak Records with one half of Dirtyphonics during Ultra Music Festival? The most recent episode of AOKI FILES, of course! Taking time out of pool parties, stage diving, and epic sets during Ultra, Steve took Charly and Pitchin poolside to talk about their latest release, IRREVERENCE, and the massive Irreverence Tour that kicked off March 27th.
As if the recent release of the game changing album IRREVERENCE wasn’t mind blowing enough, the French quartet kicks off a three month bus tour spanning the United States and Canada, including stops at both weekends of Coachella. Not only will they make it raver-rain with the sensational tracks from IRREVERENCE, they are also revealing brand spankin’ new stage production that is sure to accentuate their already striking, unforgettable sounds.
If you’re looking to have your ear drums blasted and your mind electrified this summer, the IRREVERENCE TOUR is a damn good place to start. Find your city below and prepare in advance to call in to work or school too #dirty to function.