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.
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?
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…
Some of the biggest tracks on Dim Mak have been the result of collaborations while on tour including Phat Brahms, Madness, and No Beef. Felix Cartal & Clockwork are keeping the tradition alive with their latest release, “The Fire” .
The Boys from Belgium are back and they bring to you the Beatport chart topper, Origin a new edgy anthem from their latest EP released on Dim Mak Records. The dark techno duo Sound of Stereo have been on a revamp rampage, experimenting with new sounds, showcasing their diversity, and creating massive summer feel good tunes that are sure to excite your eardrums.
The success and excitement of Origin inspired Sound of Stereo to team up with Belgian Synthpop band Teddiedrum to create a vocal masterpiece version Origin (One On One). Both tracks can be purchased on Beatport!
Treat Me Right: an epic trip through space, time, and romance novels. The new video from Keys N Krates’ interprets its own ambiguous request by borrowing from the beautifully rendered (yet often ridiculous) world of vintage romance novel cover art. Spanning everything from Highlander…
School is almost out for the summer, shorts are getting shorter, legs are getting more tan, bikinis are flying off their tiny hangers…and just in time for all the sexiness of summer is AOKI’S HOUSE PODCAST #9 and it is 100% Dim Mak artists! Recently released hits from SOUND OF STEREO, WILL BAILEY & POISSOUND, DEORRO, and STEVE AOKI are all on this meltdown of badassery, along with the upcoming release from FELIX CARTAL and CLOCKWORK, JIDAX, and the resident dirty boys of DIRTYPHONICS. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, y’all! This AOKI’S HOUSE PODCAST #9 is like having all your favorite Dim Mak Records artists in your house all at once. So set out the party favors and pop over to iTunes for the sounds of summer.
We all know at least one chick who is like, a total tease right? Usually, this broad is well known for breaking hearts and painting the town red, all while looking innocent and cherry the whole time. Such a dangerous babe as this is found in the 50s themed video for Sato Goldschlag‘s “Mr. Mister” feat. Hannah Sidibe. Filmed in terrifying slow motion with a costume department that would make vintage junkies weep, this soothing and undeniably catchy song plays us through the worst night of two unsuspecting dudes lives. Get your seductive groove on and watch out for “Mr. Mister” on Dim Mak’s New Noise 4-out now on iTunes and Beatport!
If you’ve been a fan of Dim Mak Records for a while, you may know what to expect when it comes to our output of slammin’ tunes. We try to never let you down, making sure your ears are full new music from all your favorite artists throughout the year.
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.