One would be hard pressed to find an event over the course of the year more controversial than the DJ Mag Top 100 poll. Controversy aside, the DJ Mag Top 100 poll still gathers the crowd sourced data of the masses to determine the who’s who of dance music. Some artists like Martin Garrix shot way up into the Top 100, while some veteran producers saw some new, fierce competition. This past year, we found ourselves fortunate enough to have our very own Steve Aoki reach the number eight spot.
New social media platform JustGo has created a social media tracking method to challenge DJ Mag‘s linear voting system. As opposed to ballots sent in by fans, JustGo measures social media interaction, with an emphasis on all the new fan interaction in the past year. The way it works is as follows…
“We looked at the Top 100 DJs by taking into account the number of Total Fans as well as New Fans acquired in 2013. While Total Fans is more reflective of a DJ’s overall popularity, New Fans – as we define it – is more reflective of current excitement. Therefore, we gave Total Fans a 2:1 weighting against New Fans or 60% for Total Fans versus 30% for New Fans.”
Under this new social media based system, Steve Aoki comes in at the number four spot! We could not be more excited to see how well he has done socially in the past year. Most of all- thank you to the fans for being the ones to bring in the new social media traction!
Check out the entire graph from JustGo below.
When he isn’t spending his time running the trap as RL Grime, Henry Steinway is annihilating dancefloors
Now that we’ve just about finished getting excited about the new divergences, tangents and confluences that resulted in the new styles and genres of 2013, it’s time to start coining some new ones. Future soul might not mean much to us now, but it sounds pretty exciting. And who better to give us a personal introduction than Grammy nominee Kenna.
“Pink Matter” – Frank Ocean
I think this song was overshadowed by the many other records that Frank has put out. I think it resonated with me because it reminded me lyrically of the things in my head that I may or may not ever want people to find out. Some insane things go through it. Outside of that, like I told Frank, he could sing the phone book and we would listen.
“I’m Into You” – Chet Faker
This dude has great tone. Not sure if this is “future soul” but it is soulful to me. I think we have a divergence in sound vs. genre. This is the type of record that bends the rules and this is the type of artist that leaves you wondering where his soul will lead us.
“Treat Me Like Fire” – Lion Babe
Her name is Lion Babe. What man isn’t going to want to know what that sounds like. After you hear her though, you can feel her influences in the delivery of her melody, but the song is original. The video is raw and rad. Her name is Lion Babe, for the love of God.
“Cold Nites” – How to Dress Well
A friend put me on to this. I think it just has a great deal of raw energy in it. The lyrics are bent towards the ethereal and allows you to morph it into your own life. The strength in it is its illusive quality – it’s just mesmerizing.
“Love Is Still Alive” – Kenna
I’m biased on this one. Its one of my favorite songs because it is delimited. This song speaks of the dimensions in between communication and life. It challenges the sacred geometry of coming back from a death in love to find a resurrection.
“Only When I Walk Away” – Justin Timberlake
This song is an evolution in Justin’s melodic journey. He challenged himself to meld worlds and bring angst to a beat with the R&B overtones. I don’t think production of this can get any better. The show version kills.
Appetite suitably piqued? Check out Kenna’s new video for “Relations”, featuring Childish Gambino,here.
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Our favorite hardstyle artist, and Dim Mak’s first-ever hardstyle signing, Coone just topped the Beatport Hard Dance Top 100 Releases chart with his new album Global Dedication. Available now on Dim Mak Records in conjunction with Coone’s influential hardstyle imprint Dirty Workz, Global…
It isn’t unusual for Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke to release solo music in-between his other band-related activities. In fact he’s been recording and producing independent material for the better part of the past three years. However his most recent release, a mid-90s’ influenced dance…
2013 is coming to a close & as you’re probably aware by now, each week on Clubland they highlight one video as the ‘PICK OF THE WEEK’ and once again it’s the fans turn to choose which video gets #PICKOFTHEYEAR!
“It’s all about getting the sound and the feeling of hardstyle worldwide,” says Coone of the album. “I use the word ‘dedication’ a lot. I really think the hardstyle fans are one of the most dedicated and loyal people within the EDM scene.”
On September 27th, the electronic music festival TomorrowWorld brought its transcendent chaos to Chattahoochee Hills in Atlanta, Georgia. Now fans can experience the sensory overload with the new “Up All Night TomorrowWorld” video, which condenses the hectic…
“I want to share something personal with you. I’ve been to the region many times over the passed few years, and my heart reaches out to all those affected by this tragedy.
That’s why I’ve decided to reach out to you, the most dedicated people I know.” – Coone
Pre-Order “Global Dedication”: itun.es/i6Fs5xF
Special thanks to www.editz.nl for making this video!
This coming #DimMakTuesday, we are proud to host London DJ & producer Nat Self a.k.a. Zombie Disco Squad of San Francisco tech funk label Dirtybird Records!
Barely into his thirties, Z.D.S. has already collaborated with the likes of Classic Records (brainchild of definite house elder statesmen Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter), Spanish techno/house label Suara, and Chicago booty bass don DJ Funk and UK soul legend Omar to name a few. On December 3rd, Z.D.S. brings his signature tech-house sound to our beloved #DimMakTuesdays. Joining Z.D.S. on the decks is LA-based producer Matthew Wasley a.k.a. Human Life (Hot Creations // Defected) whose sound, which combines the best of the underground and the overground without contriteness or awkwardness, has caught the attention of French legend Alan Braxe, the iconic Pete Tong, A-Trak, & others.
For tickets and more information on Zombie Disco Squad and Human Life at #DimMakTuesdays, click here.
Peep Z.D.S.’s recent mix for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 featuring sounds from Supernova, Justin Martin, Ardalan, Snoop Dog, and more!
Dim Mak Records and Mixmag are searching for a diamond in the rough!
We are on the hunt for an explosive remix of Borgore’s most recent single “Wild Out,” which features Brick Squad Monopoly’s Waka Flocka Flame and U.K. vocalist Paige.
If you are an aspiring electronic dance or hip-hop producer, a vocalist, or rapper, this remix contest is for you.
Download the stems for this track and get to work starting Thursday, November 14.
Submit your remix before midnight Thursday, December 5.
Getting your remix into the Top 20 can help get you noticed, but the Dim Mak A&R team will ultimately choose the best winner to be released (whether it’s at the top of the charts or not). Encourage voters to mention your remix to @DimMakRecs and @Mixmag!
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Keeping in line with last week’s #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Recap, we bring you more exclusive, behind-the-scenes media of Steve Aoki, Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, Pharrell, and more homies as Aoki Framily travels across the U.S. giving the people what they want! Follow us on Instagram…