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Listen to what Clockwork has been cooking up in the kitchen. #Blitz

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“A big and bold electro house jam, Blitz serves as a more-than-fine sequel to last winter’s Surge. The springy lead and powerful drums do justice to the big room vibes and reputation he’s known for while pushing the envelope and not conforming to the endless waves of music of similar vein.”
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Following the success of his massive single “Surge”—highlighted as one of the “40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013 So Far” by Spin — producer/DJ CLOCKWORK returns to the limelight with his upcoming single “Blitz,” out November 1 on Dim Mak Records as a Beatport Exclusive. “Blitz” is rambunctious electro house made for the big room. CLOCKWORK’s signature style of electro truly shines, pounding along to a crowd-hyping rhythm via high-pitched synths, pulsating drums, and unstoppable beats.

Aoki Files #48 w/ Kenna

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Get your fire extinguishers out, y’all, because this episode of #AOKIFILES is on fire (which may explain the hole in Steve’s shorts)! Steve hangs out with the extraordinary singer, producer, visionary, “monk,” KENNA to get the dirt on what fans and tastemakers alike can expect from the collection of EPs Kenna is hitting us with this year. With what Steve describes as a “classic dance record”, Kenna is part of the evolution of Dim Mak Records with the release of his single “Relations (An Ode to You and Me)”. Watch the episode for more info on the 3 chapters of Kenna’s release, find out what artist helped Kenna make his “alien-esque” EP, and keep your ears wide open for the fantastic dance sounds emerging from this self-proclaimed nerd (whereas we prefer to think of him as a genius)!
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Do you need some BASS IN YOUR FACE?

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In need of some bass in your face? Do you have a need to get down on the dance floor? We’ll wait no more because Steve Aoki, Borgore and Waka Flacka Flame are coming to a city near you!  The trio is bringing a never before seen blend of electronic bangers and hip hop for the most diverse thing to hit the dance music circuit. With all the bling, champagne and cake this is by far the most turnt up tour happening right now.  So don’t wait because supplies are limited and running out fast.

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[Rolling Stone Premiere] Borgore parties with Waka Flocka Flame and Paige on new ‘Wild Out’ single!

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100413-wild-out-600-1380907204Israeli DJ-producer Borgore has a knack for stitching together eclectic styles. As a former death-metal drummer, he brings a hard-hitting approach to his electronic tunes – but he’s still savvy enough to collaborate with artists of very different genres. On his new single, “Wild Out,” he brings both a pop singer, Paige, and a rapper, Waka Flocka Flame, into the fold.

“What the fuck you hatin’ for?” sings Paige over blaring electro-bass drops and Euro-house synths. “Give me a round of applause!” Check out an exclusive stream of the track on Rolling Stone.

Borgore had high praise for her, as well as for his guest rapper. “Working with Waka was like working with the energy of an MMA fight, while Paige brought a serene, silky, angel-like voice and I had to somehow mix them both together. Mission.”

“Wild Out” will be released on October 15th, on Dim Mak Records, and it’s available for pre-order on iTunes and Borgore’s official website. The Wild Out EP will be released later this fall.
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LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE STREAM OF THE WILD OUT SINGLE HERE

It’s remix season! Dirtyphonics – Hanging On Me ft. Liela Moss (Kastle Remix)

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It seems like producing a super legit remix of a DIRTYPHONICS track is like a right of passage only bestowed upon the most gifted of music makers, as witnessed by Kastle’s remix Dirtyphonics“Hanging On Me”; laid back and fresh, “Hanging on Me (Kastle Remix)” is like a breath of clean air on this #dirty track. Kastle, who is known for infusing the sounds of R&B with edgier dubstep influences, sheds a whole new light with his chilled out rendition.

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Music Video: Felix Cartal feat. Koko LaRoo “Young Love” (Official Video) on MuchMusic.com!

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Felix Cartal is experiencing a monumental year! With a slew of chart-topping releases, including his recent “Past, Present, Felix” EP, and a North American tour that kicked off with a bang,  Canada’s electro-house golden boy knows no limits!

Having just reached the #1 spot on Hype Machine popular charts, Felix’s summer single “Young Love (feat. KoKo LaRoo)” is making massive waves in the blogosphere. To add fuel to that fire, the official video for the track has just been featured as one of the “fresh videos” on Canada’s iconic pop-culture site www.muchmusic.com!

Felix will be participating in an in-studio interview with Much Music coming up soon! #staytuned

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To find out how you can win tickets to an #AfterDark show near you click here.

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Clinton VanSciver Internet Scavenger Hunt!

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Calling all explorers, adventurers, thrill seekers, and bad asses alike!

To celebrate the release of the Indie Anna Jones (Remixes) EP from Los Angeles producer Clinton VanSciver, available now on Dim Mak Records, Dim Mak presents the official Clinton VanSciver “Indie Anna Jones” Remix Scavenger Hunt.

Step into the role of “Indie Anna Jones,” the musically inclined sister of professor and archaeologist Indiana Jones. You’re mission is a scavenger hunt to unveil a secret message hidden across the EDM blogosphere for a chance for one lucky winner to take home a Dim Mak prize pack fit for any true hero.

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The rules are simple:

  1. Scan the interwebs to unlock the secret message by visiting the scattered Clinton VanSciver download posts from our online friends (clues and links below).
  2. Download all of the tracks from the featured blog posts.
  3. Submit the unlocked secret message with your name and email address on the below contact form.
  4. The winning entry will be notified via email with more information on how to receive the Dim Mak prize pack.

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The Dim Mak prize pack includes:

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  1. A free download of Clinton VanSciver’s Indie Anna Jones EP.
  2. A free download of Clinton VanSciver’s Indie Anna Jones (Remixes) EP.
  3. A free Dim Mak T-shirt.

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Don’t forget that at Dim Mak, everyone’s a winner!  On your hunt, make sure to download your free copy of each “Indie Anna Jones” remix as they are embedded into each one of the articles.

So brush off your fedora, throw on a leather jacket, and get to it! Good luck, and watch out for those scary boulders.

THE CLUES

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The first free remix and hidden clue can be found in a blog post on www.dimmak.com.  The first word in the secret message is listed in the post and rhymes with goats, boats, and votes.
 

FIND THE CLUE HERE

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The second free remix and hidden clue can be found on www.magneticmag.com.  Fill in the blank:  “It’s a scavenger hunt yeah, but instead of having to find some weird thing with blood on it from a pawn shop, you just get a _____ download of a dope track.”

FIND THE CLUE HERE

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You can find the third clue on doandroidsdance.com. You’re looking for a 12-letter word that’s probably not yet recognized by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.  The word is compassionate, tender, and an ode to the person who brought you into this world.

FIND THE CLUE HERE

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Clue #4 is courtesy of an article on www.vibe.com. It’s written in parentheses within the body of the article.  Rhymes with “sixes.”

 

FIND THE CLUE HERE

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The fifth clue can be found on dancingastronaut.com. Fill in the blank: “Embodying the big room Dutch style ____ which he hails, Benjamin takes ‘Indie Anna Jones’ into festival territory, revealing the tracks potential for destroying dancefloors as a blaring Dutch house banger.”

FIND THE CLUE HERE

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The sixth and final clue can be found in a blog post on www.lessthan3.com. You’re looking for the first two three-letter words listed in pink text within the article.  By now all of you expert scavenger hunters should be very familiar with this name.  It rhymes with “gym sock.” And it’s also your favorite label!

FIND THE CLUE HERE

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOR HELPING MAKE THIS SCAVENGER HUNT HAPPEN

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[SPIN Premiere] KASTLE Wrings a Bubbly 2-Step Remix out of Dirtyphonics’ Brutal ‘Hanging on Me’

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Is there any sound so tough that a U.K. garage refix can’t turn into something pliable and seductive? Apparently, not, at least judging from the Los Angeles producer Kastle’s remix of “Hanging on Me,” a new song from the French quartet Dirtyphonics. Their recent singles have typically trod the line between headbanging and Ed Banging: “No Stopping Us,” featuring Foreign Beggars, was hip-house via Alice in Chains, while “Walk in the Fire” was forged of blast beats and chugging metal guitars. “Hanging on Me” is similar, marrying Master of Puppets-inspired twinned leads to a shuddering, dubsteppy cadence and topping it off with vocals from the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, who here sounds, improbably but intriguingly, a little like Cat Power imitating Ozzy Osbourne. In Kastle’s hands, though, the tune flashes back to 2-step’s glory days, complete with bouncy organ bass line and synths as bubbly as a freshly uncorked bottle of Dom. In contrast to 2-step’s habit of making chipmunks out of its singers, he plays Moss’ vocals relatively straight, save for a judicious bit of glottal chopping, but he strays from convention by briefly flipping the groove into a brittle triplet rhythm that’s halfway between trap and Schaffel. If you’ve ever dreamed of a Lex Luger/Superpitcher collaboration, here’s the next best thing. (via SPIN)

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Dim Mak x Earmilk x TomorrowWorld Announce The Official CHAMPION of The DJ Open!

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With over 700 submissions, the Dim Mak x Earmilk x TomorrowWorld DJ Open fueled one of the hottest competitive bonfires in electronic dance music history!

Hundreds of aspiring DJ’s from across the nation put their heart and soul into creating mixes that blew our minds. It would be an understatement to say that choosing a winner was not easy and we appreciate each and every person who submitted. However, after hours of listening to and researching each contestant, it soon became clear to us who the winner should be, based upon the rules and regulations we established from the beginning.

Not only did we pay special attention to the originality, creativity, and diversity of the mix, we also took into consideration the way in which the artist branded themselves to their fans and the hussle and drive they’ve put into making a name for themselves and their music thus far. In the end, we chose a well-rounded winner we believe to be not only extremely talented, but also excellent at strategically and creatively marketing themselves and their music to their audience while differentiating themselves from the competition.

And now, without further adieu, the artist we’ve chosen to open the Dim Mak Up All Night Stage at the first-ever TomorrowWorld 2013 is LA-based producer duo, 2 DEEP:
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Check out their contest mix here: soundcloud.com/2-deep/2deep-tomorrowworld-x-dimmak

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GET READY FOR THE DIM MAK UP ALL NIGHT STAGE AT TOMORROWWORLD 2013!!!!

Official Dim Mak TomorrowWorld Mix by Garmiani: https://soundcloud.com/dimmakrecords/dim-mak-up-all-night

Catch a glimpse of what’s in store: Up All Night Tomorrowland Documentary: http://dmak.co/1dHm3Bz

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Steve Aoki announces additional Dim Mak support acts for Aokify America Tour!

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As he prepares to hit the road once again this fall, Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ and electronic dance music entrepreneur STEVE AOKI has announced additional support acts for his upcoming Aokify America Tour. For the tour, AOKI has drafted an elite group of artists from the DIM MAK roster—the independent record label, events and lifestyle company, and apparel line he founded in 1996 and presenting partner of the tour—including Felix Cartal, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonics, Keys N Krates, Garmiani, Deorro, Rune RK, and Botnek as well as a new, specially designed production from performer Kryoman entitled HEX3D. Already featuring a stellar lineup with bass “Legend” Borgore and hip-hop heavyweight Waka Flocka Flame as direct support, with special guest Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes/N.E.R.D.) appearing on select dates, the Aokify America Tour stands as one of the highlights on this year’s touring circuit. Tickets for the Aokify America Tour are on sale now: aokifyamerica.com.

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 11.20.06 AMThe newly confirmed rotating talent on the Aokify America Tour adds a diverse array of artists spanning a wide spectrum of electronic music styles. Coming off his most successful release to date with the Past, Present, Felix EP on Dim Mak Records—praised by ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and BILLBOARD.COM, who called featured track New Scene” “one of the best dance recordings of the year”—Felix Cartal brings his signature electro house sounds. Toronto-based electro producer Autoerotique adds a heavier sound to the mix, best exemplified on the latest track“Play It Again” and the recent Asphyxiation (Remixes) EP, both out now on Dim Mak Records. Featured on AOKI’s Deadmeat Tour in 2012, French electronic dance music quartet DIRTYPHONICS return with their trademark heavy bass heard on their debut full-length album Irreverence and the corresponding No Stopping Us (Remixes) EP, both available now on Dim Mak Records. Dubbed “EDM’s hottest live band” by BILLBOARD.COM and featured by USA Today, Toronto-based live electronic outfit Keys N Krates recently released their SOLOW EP on Dim Mak Records, which highlights their trap-tinged electronic/hip-hop hybrid sound. Also featured on the tour are producers GarmianiDeorro, house/techno artist Rune RK, and production/DJ duo Botnek. Additionally, performer Kryoman introduces his innovative production setup HEX3D on the Aokify America Tour, which pushes the boundaries of live, audiovisual performance art.

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The new talent is not the only major tour announcement being made though. A proponent of pro-social causes and a philanthropist in his own right, AOKI’s Steve Aoki Charitable Fund is donating a dollar for every ticket sold throughout the tour to a charity selected by his fans via Facebook. Furthermore, for every year AOKI has been alive, he will match a corresponding $1,000 for a total of $36,000 on the tour. Fans will be encouraged to vote for their chosen charity from a group of four pre-selected organizations, including: American Brain Foundation, committed to curing brain disease; University of Rochester – Memory Care Program, providing diagnosis, treatment, and care of neurodegenerative conditions that affect the elderly and the aging nervous system; Brain Preservation Foundation, evaluating “plastination” and “cryonics,” two ways doctors might inexpensively preserve the brain of a dying person; and Infusio, pushing the fusion of cutting-edge science and the newest developments in complementary medicine placed in a spa-like healing environment. Fans can vote via a dedicated poll on STEVE AOKI’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Steve.Aoki) starting October 9 through November 23. Following the tour, AOKI will hand deliver the check to the chosen charity. For more information, visit: www.steveaokifund.com.

Meanwhile, STEVE AOKI is dominating the music world with the massive Linkin Parkcollaboration “A Light That Never Comes,” out now on Warner Bros. Records, and“Boneless,” a collaboration with Chris Lake and Tujamo (Ultra Music), which hit #1on Beatport.

Dim Mak x We Are Matik Flugtag Send-off Celebration at Create Nightclub 9/15! #DimMakSundays

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12bb84bb9657ac8ce6f4392d8677d02aAttention: Red Bull Junkies!!

Dim Mak has teamed up with We Are Matik to create the Interactive Boombox Flugtag for the 2013 Red Bull Flugtag event in Long Beach on Sept. 21st.

We will be hosting a special, interactive send-off celebration at the first night of our new residency at Create Nightclub THIS SUNDAY 9/15!

Come ready to decorate the Dim Mak Flugtag with paint pens, take Instagram photos, and more!

Go LIKE the Interactive Boombox Flugtag Facebook page to stay up to date on the progress of the flugtag + how to win entry to the official Red Bull Flugtag After Party and kick it with the Dim Mak Krew!

#RedBullFlugTag #DimMak

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Tomorrowland 2013 Aftermovie Released

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One of the most renowned festivals in the world, Tomorrowland invites the worlds premiere DJs to perform under a dazzling array of sights and sounds. The Belgian festival got a taste of Dim Mak this past year, with the label’s very own Up All Night stage on the first day. Featuring the likes of Steve Aoki, Joachim Garraud, Dirtyphonics and Angger Dimas, the Up All Night stage left thousands of festivalgoers shocked, stirred, and satisfied. Aoki‘s closing set will go down as one of the highlight moments in Tomorrowland history, and it will be exciting to see what he has in store for the future.

ig_tomorrowworldThe aftermovie encapsulates all three legendary days of the festival, assembled into over a half hour of brilliant footage and tracks from the DJs in attendance. Dim Mak has two songs in the aftermovie, one of which being “We Are Legend” by labelhead Steve Aoki and partners in crime Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. This new collaboration is a peaktime progressive anthem that is bound to make serious waves on the charts. The other Dim Mak track featured is “Feedback” by Steve Aoki & Autoerotique vs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike which is screamingly intense electro at its finest.

While Tomorrowland has come to a close for 2013, Dim Mak Records is looking forward to the festival coming across the Atlantic to Atlanta, Georgia. The inaugural edition of Tomorrowworld will feature an Up All Night stage much like its predecessor at Tomorrowland. Dim Mak is ready to show America what it has in store for both returning Tomorrowland fans as well as participants experiencing Up All Night for the first time at the end of September.