With the recent release of their “Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 2” EP, the highly anticipated follow-up to their chart-reigning EP “Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1,”Infected Mushroom is already reclaiming their top-of-the-charts reign with Vol. 2 reaching #3 on iTunes Top Dance Albums this past Tuesday. And it doesn’t stop there. We just received news that “Nerds on Mushrooms” is currently ranked at #1 on popular EDM site Track It Down’s Dubstep Chart. We look foward to more domination from Infected Mushroom in the weeks and months to come. Head over to Beatport to purchase their most recent, insane trip of an EP and follow them on Twitter @infected to stay up to date on all their latest moves. Also be sure to visit the Track It Down website to stream the hot new single “Nerds on Mushrooms”.
Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope you made your weekends vast and epic as you should. I just wanted to touch base with everyone, catch up, and recap some time I spent last weekend with Infected Mushroom. The Israel-bred, LA based duo is made up of Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani, and Erez Eisen. They started collaborating in 1997 in Kiryat Yam, Haifa District, Israel.
In addition to twice being voted into the top 10 for DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s, they have also left footprints in both dance and rock genres, having worked with Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction and Jonathan Davis from Korn.
The two have released such hit albums as 2009’s Legend of the Black Shwarma, which peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums chart, scored such dance hits as “Killing Time” and “Smashing the Opponent,” and to top it all off, they average about 120 live performances a year. Boom goes the dynamite. Also, out today on Dim Mak Records, “Friends on Mushrooms, Vol. 2.”
Now these live performances brought about a revolutionary live show, which I’m sure you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever been to one of their gigs. The set is a 3D landscape designed by Vita Motus Design Studio and V Squared Labs; it is truly one of a kind, and they brought it to the Avalon this past Saturday, July 7th to have a little playtime with the L.A. fans. I had the good fortune to steal a quick conversation with them before they hit the stage. (via MAGNETIC MAG)
Get to know the latest addition to the Dim Mak Fam in this four minute exclusive interview with newly signed artist Clinton VanSciver. Listen to samples of the bangin tracks off VanSciver’s first ever EP, Indie Anna Jones, as the passionate young artist discusses his unique dirty pop style, his love of Nirvana and 90’s grunge, and his take on the ever emerging LA music scene. Head over to iTunes to grab the sexy new Indie Anna Jones EP, out now exclusively on Dim Mak Records. Also be sure to visit VanSciver’s artist profile on the Dim Mak website and follow @cvansciver to keep up with all the moves this kid is making.
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Twenty-one-year-old producer/songwriter and Californian Clinton VanSciver calls his summer cocktail of melodies, keys and bass chunk “dirty pop.” We hear the supposed filth – those smudges of Skrillex synth and occasional bursts of bass – but VanSciver‘s music is much more. It’s a perfect union of West Coast house, glistening trance, blue-eyed soul and post-brostep savvy, all in under-five-minute, hummable bursts. This cut, the title track off his debut EP for Steve Aoki‘s Dim Mak, feels simple and effortless, which hopefully means that this young gun has a lot more where it came from. –Kerri
#15 Clockwork, feat. Wynter Gordon – “Surge” (Dim Mak)
For all EDM’s pop aspirations, it rarely nails that elusive crossover as perfectly as this extended serotonin rush of a song, which floods your brain just as forcefully whether you hear it in a field full of wide-eyed first-time ravers or waiting in line at the grocery store.
What comes after releasing an EP that is climbing charts and sending fans into a frenzy? World domination, of course! And what better place to start than Turntable.fm, where Clinton VanSciver will be taking over the the room of DJ Wooooo for a dance party extravaganza today at 2 pm (PDT). Turntable.fm, a music website popular for its ability to connect DJs with fans and making it easy to listen to music with friends, has been slated as the most original music site in years, and Clinton VanSciver is sure to fill a virtual room to its limits with eager fans wanting more from this heavy hitting producer.
The release of “Indie Anna Jones EP” has proved to be a major success. Just take a look at where the groundbreaking album has placed at BeatPort in just eight days since its release: #15 on Progressive House, #14 on Dubstep, and #10 on Glitch Hop. From the looks of it, “Indie Anna Jones EP” is making its way onto all the Beatport charts that we bass heads love so dearly. Prepare yourself for a wild afternoon of live spinning from Clinton VanSciver over at turntable.fm (follow the link to ensure instant party), grab the four-track legendary “Indie Anna Jones EP”, and let Clinton transform your Wednesday into a “Woooooooo-dnesday”! See what I did there? Awesome.
You know what’s hard? Riding on a little piece of wood with tiny wheels that get stuck on every effing pebble ever. What’s even harder is doing actual tricks. You know what else is a pain in the donk? Being really super good looking but feeling like the world doesn’t appreciate 900 pictures of your face day in and day out. Rest easy, kids, because STEVE AOKI has the solution to all your problems with the new STICK’EM ON YOU FACE and BONELESS Sticker Packs for the too legit to quit #Aokify app! With a mess of new stickers, you can turn yourself into an elephant with anime eyes or you can give yourself the coveted Aoki beard while doing a pop shove-it over your ugly friend’s face. Get yourself a rabbit nose, stick on a flat-billed cap, get a sick skateboard for your best pal CoCo the Dim Mak dog and be a mustachioed rebel without ever leaving your house. And don’t forget, Android users, #AOKIFY has arrived in the Play Store! Mix and match with prior sticker packs to ensure maximum awesomeness in every single picture you snap, and be sure to tag your photos with #AOKIFY!
Back in April, Dim Mak Records was proud to be the home of music legend ROMANTHONY for his release “The Wanderer” with Kevin McKay; a chill, laidback track with a handful of incredible remixes. “The Wanderer” was an instant hit with old fans of Romanthony’s and the gateway to his extensive music career for new fans. As you know, ROMANTHONY passed away at the beginning of May, leaving the music industry and thousands of fans shocked and deeply saddened by such a major loss.
Global website RESIDENT ADVISOR sat down with Romanthony’s friend and collaborator, Kevin McKay, for an interview about the legend perhaps most famously known for his work with Daft Punk; but, as McKay explains in the article, Romanthony’s career was far more intense, creative, and profound than many are even aware of. When describing the talent that is Romanthony, McKay had this to say: “He’s really great musically. Brilliant keyboard player, brilliant bass player, brilliant guitarist. Like, ‘Done, idea, that’s it, it’s happening, let’s go.’ Really quick and really creative, so really able to respond to each thing in the track”. 20 years of music under his belt, ROMANTHONY showed the kind of drive, determination and talent that is responsible for turning him into an international superstar. McKay states in the interview “I love his songs. I’m just a total fan. It’s really, really fucking sad that he’s not going to write any more songs”, which is perhaps the exact sentiment friends, family, and fans all share.
With such an enormous and natural gift as that possessed by this late musical genius, it’s no doubt that music industry has been forever changed. However, McKay offers a glimpse of hope in saying “I’ve had a chance to speak to his family and his closest advisors and we’re going to carry on as we did before bringing his songs to a new generation of dance fans, with the proceeds going to look after his kids.”
Follow along with MAGNETIC MAG’s Neda Jouliet as she spends the day chasing after Dim Mak’s resident Frenchies DIRTYPHONICS in Los Angeles and find out what it’s like to be so damn #DIRTY 24/7. Along with the extensive article, the accompanying video is equally as fun and informative as the guys cruise around LA in the Dim Mak Records van, intent on having the time of their lives in one of their favorite cities. Find out which DIRTYdude doesn’t like hot dogs, where the four friends got their start, what inspires them to bring the dirtiest shows to their fans, what happens when their tour manager is away, and so so much more. It’s incredible what you can learn with just one day on the heels of a group as eclectic and enthusiastic as DIRTYPHONICS; it’s a whirlwind adventure full of what makes our favorite foursome as #dirty as they come.
Catch the full interview and recap video over at Magnetic Mag.
It’s been one hell of a busy year for TAI, and from the looks of his tour schedule and planned releases, he’s not slowing down any time soon-which is good news for fans! With summer dates spanning from Tokyo all the way to Belguim (for Tomorrowland) and everywhere up down and in between, TAI will be destroying 10 clubs over the course of 5 months, and this German born producer is known for packing one hell of a punch with his shows. Get your tickets now!
On May 7th, 2013, the world of house music and the fans who live in that house suffered a shocking loss. Romanthony, renowned for his vocal work on Daft Punk’s “One More Time”, passed away at the age of 46. Back in April, Dim Mak Records was proud to release a collaboration involving this pioneer of dance, Romanthony vs. Kevin McCay’s “The Wanderer EP”, which was met with much adoration from old and new fans alike.
Tommie Sunshinereleased a statement in regards to this massive loss of genius, stating that “we lost the most important voice of the second generation of House Music; without Romanthony, music will never be the same.”
We here at Dim Mak Records would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to Romanthony’s family and friends in this time of mourning.
As TAI’s record label, we would like to address the recent release of the TAI “Indian Kill EP” and the controversy surrounding it. First off, we would like to sincerely apologize for any offense this release has caused. We at Dim Mak are a multi-cultural family, both in our artist roster and our company staff, and as people, it is not our intent to offend anyone by propagating negative cultural stereotypes.
So why did we release this EP? It all comes down to one of our core company values: we at Dim Mak require that our artists maintain their complete creative freedom. As an indie label built out of a college bedroom over 15 years ago, we have been unbending on the complete freedom of expression that is at the essence of the DIY culture. We’ve never felt the need to question our artists’ creative vision, and in retrospect we see that was a mistake in this instance as the artist himself was not aware of the negative implications of the release that he delivered.
Now that we’ve witnessed the earnest offense that the release of this EP has caused (especially in relation to an issue that is much more significant than a simple dance music single could ever be), we understand that there are some lines that cannot and should not be crossed. To put it simply, this situation forced us to take a long hard look at how we balance creative freedom with cultural sensitivity.
We at Dim Mak understand completely that a mistake was made. As such, we, in conjunction with the artist TAI, are pulling the release from all stores, and we, along with TAI, are donating all proceeds from the sale of the release to the Native American Heritage Association. http://www.naha-inc.org/
We sincerely apologize for any damage or ill will that this situation has caused.