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Official Music Video: Showtek – Slow Down

May 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

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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.

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Deorro’s ‘Elevation EP’ sitting on top of the Beatport Electro House Top 100 Releases!

April 30, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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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!

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

April 30, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

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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!

Out Now: Jidax – No Fear

April 30, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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

Music Video: Sound of Stereo ft. Teddiedrum – Origin (One on One)

April 29, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

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.

Sound of Stereo, coming to a Sundance Film Festival near you!
Just kidding… but they will definitely be a permanent fixture in your ears with “Origin (One on One)”.

Beatport Chart: Will Bailey Dim Mak Chart April 2013

April 29, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

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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.

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Beatport Chart: Marc Benjamin “Last Night”

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

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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!

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Aoki

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

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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.

See the full post over at Do Androids Dance.

Video Preview: D.O.D – Bomb The Bass

April 22, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

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

Rehearsal Sessions: Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right Pt. 1 and 2

April 19, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

cuvm_KNKTreatMeRightCover_1-e1361326570656We 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”.

Beatport Chart: Charlie Darker “Anxiety Chart”

April 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , ,

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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!

Track List

  1. Charlie Darker – Anxiety
  2. Nom De Strip – Techno Saturday
  3. Outcode, Vareheim – Illium
  4. Tommy Trash, A- Trak – Tuna Melt
  5. Charlier Darker, Paris & Simo – Cairo
  6. Chris Lake – Ohh Shhh
  7. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Dimitri Vegas, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Botnek Remix)
  8. Henry Fong, Toby Green – Revival
  9. Nom De Strip – Seesaw
  10. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This Bumaye (feat. Busy Signal, The Flexical & FS Green)

 

StereoHeroe’s Release Free Minimix Featuring *Exclusive* Track

April 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: ,

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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.

Play List

– 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)

Beatport Chart: GTRONIC – Morpheus & Dufus

April 17, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

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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!

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Steve Aoki and Will Brennan Give a Little “RNR” to UCF

April 17, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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.

“RNR” can also be purchased by clicking here.

Win a scholarship to Camp Spin Off from Dim Mak!!!

April 16, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , ,

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camp-logoSteve 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).

To apply to this contest;
Download the Scholarship Application: http://bit.ly/11cO1N7
View the official contest rules: http://bit.ly/11cFae5

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!

Catch The Faint @ In-Between Coachella Tour Dates

April 15, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: ,

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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. 

SonicC & Kevin McCay Beatport Charts Out Now!

April 11, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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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.
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Live Performance Music Video Shoot for Keys N Krates next Tuesday!

April 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

knk_ig_videoShootDim 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
+ SECRET GUESTS

Verge Campus Tour 2013= Kendrick Lamar X Steve Aoki X KarmaLoop

April 9, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , , ,

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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

AOKI’S HOUSE – Podcast #7 is Live!

April 9, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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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.

Teaser Video: Bot – Vamos / Go Down EP

April 5, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

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.

Check out BOT on Twitter & Facebook!

New Beatport Chart from DJ Pierre: SUPA DJ SELECKTA!!!

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

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.

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HAEZER ‘SHANGO’ – European Tour 2013 (Free Download)

April 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier Giveaways, Music, News Tags: , , , ,

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!

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Beatport Chart: Billy The Kit ‘This Record’

April 2, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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!

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Felix Cartal’s ‘Tonight’ featured on a Deichmann commercial

April 2, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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!

Consequence of Sound – Album Review: Dirtyphonics – Irreverence

April 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , ,

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…
(via CoS)

Read the full review on CoS.

The Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION* Episode #21 w/ Dirtyphonics

April 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

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.