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Dim Mak and Friends Invade the International Dance Music Awards

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Hold on to your hats, we here at Dim Mak could not be anymore excited for our success in this year’s International Dance Music Awards! Our main man Steve Aoki was selected as Best North American DJ! Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike won both Best European DJ and Best Artist (Group)! The Dim Mak family is taking over the world for sure. Plenty of nominations to go around as well, “A Light That Never Comes” from Linkin Park and Steve Aoki was nominated for Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track. Carnage and Deorro both were nominated for Break-Through DJ, and Carnage was nominated for Best Break-Through Artist (Solo). R3hab was nominated for Best European DJ and for Best Remixer. Last but not least, Dim Mak was nominated for Best American Music Label. Are we upset that we did not win? Not really. It’s still ultra cool to be nominated for sure!

 

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WAIT, PAUSE! – #SELFIE with Scarlett Johansson?

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Nick Grimshaw from BBC Radio 1 apparently asked Scarlett Johansson…yes…THEE Hollywood A-lister model and actress Scarlett Johansson, to re-record the vocals to The Chainsmokers‘ hit #SELFIE. And. She. Did. It. Ironically, her voice is less screechy and annoying than the original making the vocals in the satirical song to be more bearable. I guess this is a testament to making it when you have Scarlett Johansson doing vocals for you.

Who wears cheetah? You do, Scarlett. You do.
(via YourEDM)

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[RECAP] Dim Mak Invades The ILLMORE @ SXSW 2014

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Last Thursday at SXSW, Dim Mak was honored to host The ILLMORE,  one of the most exclusive SXSW after parties with past performances from some of the biggest names in new music including MACKELMORE, DIPLO, WIZ KHALIFA, STEVE AOKI, ZEDD, KENDRICK LAMAR, A$AP ROCKY, and CHANCE THE RAPPER. Produced by famous rap blog The ILLROOTS and Austin-based promotion company ScoreMore Shows and presented by Scion, The ILLMORE last Thursday featured a special dj set  from boss man Steve Aoki followed by performances from artists such as OG Chase B, DJ Mr. Rogers, Brenmar, LOUDPVCK, G-Eazy, Dom Kennedy, Robb Bank$, Casey Veggies, Future, and more. Enjoy the recap gallery below!

Photo Credit: Chris Carrasquillo

“Mementos” Steve Aoki Fan Art Opening in L.A.

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Memento: an object kept as a souvenir or reminder of a person or event.

Steve Aoki hosted a fan art opening last night at the Scion AV Installation in Los Angeles. The opening, titled “Mementos”, displayed 8 remarkable pieces of fan art created by a handful of his kick ass fans from all over the world. The pieces are representative souvenirs from Aoki’s successful career in music. They are reminders of the people that matter the most to that career: the coolest fans on the planet.

In addition to the 8 pieces of fan art, all created on various mediums, the exhibit features an original piece by Dev N Gosha inspired by none other than Steve Aoki.  Outside of the exhibit, a Scion car Aoki helped design sat on display.

The line was out the door as guests were eager to get inside to meet Steve and see what he had in store for them. Unlike some of their other interactions with Steve, this time, fans in attendance wouldn’t be met with a cake to the face. Just some pretty cool and inspiring fan art.

The exhibit will be open from March 12 to March 30, 2014. Viewing hours are from 12-7pm Tuesday through Sunday.

#SELFIE – 2 million people can’t be wrong!

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#SELFIE – 2,000,000 YOUTUBE VIEWS!

Not only did The Chainsmokers‘ new single #SELFIE crack 2,000,000 views on YouTube, but it’s also featured in the Spotify Viral Charts! Currently being listed in the Top 5 of the viral charts for both Global & U.S.

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LessThan3 – Spotify Spotlight 07: Dim Mak

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It is time yet again for another Spotify Spotlight and for this week’s playlist, we take a look at some of the newest releases from Steve Aoki’s powerhouse label, Dim Mak. The LA-based label, which was started in 1996, has been a huge player in the electronic music scene, helping to break artists such as The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT, and Felix Cartal. On Jan. 21, the label put out it’s 500th release and doesn’t seem ready to slow down anytime soon.

The playlist below includes several of the most popular tracks from new releases including The Chainsmokers’ #SELFIEI Just Can’t Deny from Keys N Krates’ Solow EP, and more recently Tristan Garner’s Imperium, which was released last week.

Check out the playlist on Spotify here, or listen below.
(via LessThan3)

Tomorrowland sells out BOTH weekends in less than an hour!

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Any serious festival goer has been in that situation where 6 of your friends are lined up on 8 different laptops and 10 different smart phones and which ever friend gets through the massive internet ticket cluster f*ck has sworn by oath to buy ALL the tickets for your crew.  So it makes sense that Hunger Games Tomorrowland edition was fought last Saturday(Feb. 16th) and sold out 360,000 tickets in less than an hour. This is the first year the festival is selling so many tickets because it is now 2 weekends.

Tomorrowland is the festival of all festivals, almost like the olympics of all the EDM festivals, so it makes sense for Dim Mak to have such a strong presence and a day long line up of artists. Everyone from Tai, Autoerotique, Carnage, Angger Dimas and Deorro have come out to make the Dim Mak party the best party at Tomorrowland and it’s sister festival TomorrowWorld. Last year at TomorrowWorld, Coone headlined the Hardstyle Stage and Steve Aoki headlined the Main Stage and Dim Mak stage two days in a row. To see what you missed, get motivated to go or feel sad about how you will never be able to afford it… Check out our Tomorrowland and our TomorrowWorld after movies.

 

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[Beatport Secret Weapon] Borgore ft. Waka Flocka Flame & Paige – Wild Out (Ookay Remix)

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All great masterminds have a secret weapon up their sleeve, so why shouldn’t you? Beatport named “Wild Out (Ookay Remix)” to their Secret Weapons chart for electro house, so all you kids can wild out in secret. Grab it now from the chart for just $1.99, not even one million dollars (pinky to lip). It doesn’t come with sharks with lasers attached to their frikken heads though… Then again, if the chart is secret weapons and they send it to everybody, is it really a secret anymore? Anyways, check out the full list below.

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#SELFIE just passed 500,000 plays on YouTube!

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Congrats to The Chainsmokers for earning over 500,000 plays on YouTube with their new hit #SELFIE!

 

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Let the Willowz ‘Kickstart’ your night!

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I got no beat with repetition
I’m gonna see it through and through
– Willowz

For those who actually stuck around to watch the whole Super Bowl last night, you might have been lucky enough to catch the new Mt. Dew ‘Kickstart’ commercial featuring hit single “Repetition” from none other than Dim Mak’s own indie rock darlings Willowz. If you’re lame and didn’t end up watching the Super Bowl, then you’re in luck because we’ve got the commercial for you to see right here!

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Dim Mak Keeps It 200k!

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Thank you to our 200k Likes!

[one_half]As we celebrate our 18 years of Dim Mak Records (we’re legal now!) and our 500th release, it seems only fitting that we cross a major milestone with 200k Facebook Likes. We can’t help but feel totally privileged and honored to be where we are today thanks to fans like you.

THANK YOU!

And now, a gift for all of our 200k friends. We’ve hand picked a collection of staff favorites from the Dim Mak vault to give to you. These were chosen in honor of all our old friends, as much as for our new friends, from the past 18 years. #ByAnyMeansNecessary[/one_half][one_half_last]TRACKLISTING:
1. Proxy – “Dancing In the Dark”
2. The Partysquad & The Death Set ft. Diplo – “P.O.V. 2.0”
3. All Leather – “Mystery Meat” (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
4. Fischerspooner – “Supply & Demand”
5. Scanners – “Lowlife” (LA Riots Remix)
6. Weird Science – “Haus of Cards”
7. Keys N Krates – “Ratchet Hoes”
8. Autoerotique – “Asphyxiation”
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#1 on Hype Machine: Keys N Krates – All The Time (Tove Lo Flip)

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Incase you didn’t hear, last night Keys N Krates were forced to cancel their live performance in Hollywood @ Avalon due to a low-life gaining access to their green room and stealing their laptops before they went on. KNK took to Facebook this morning to inform their fans of what happened and inadvertently announce their next single “Understand Why.” However, a little laptop debacle isn’t going to hold them back from doing what they love. This morning they leaped to that #1 spot on Hype Machine with their new track “All The Time (Tove Lo Flip)” which was premiered just a few days ago. Have a listen(above) and be sure to ‘favorite’ it to keep them at the top!

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