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From Dim Mak Regarding the Recent Release of the TAI “Indian Kill EP”

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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.

Sincerely,
Dim Mak

Exclusive Interview With Dirtyphonics via DMC World

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The guys of Dirtyphonics sat down with DMC World Magazine to discuss what they’ve been up to this past year. The guys give you the answers to a wide range of questions from their thoughts on Coachella to why they chose Dim Mak as their label. You can read the full feature on DMC World Magazine here, as well as catch up on their March release,Irreverence’ on Dim Mak. 

Beatport Chart: Charlie Darker “Anxiety Chart”

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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!

Track List

  1. Charlie Darker – Anxiety
  2. Nom De Strip – Techno Saturday
  3. Outcode, Vareheim – Illium
  4. Tommy Trash, A- Trak – Tuna Melt
  5. Charlier Darker, Paris & Simo – Cairo
  6. Chris Lake – Ohh Shhh
  7. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Dimitri Vegas, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Botnek Remix)
  8. Henry Fong, Toby Green – Revival
  9. Nom De Strip – Seesaw
  10. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This Bumaye (feat. Busy Signal, The Flexical & FS Green)

 

Azari & III’s Cédric Gasaida & Fritz Helder Featured In The Advocate

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Screen Shot 2013-04-18 at 1.59.31 PMEstablished in 1967, The Advocate is a monthly LGBT magazine available in print and digital that publishes editorial features on news, politics, opinions, arts, and entertainment. In their latest issue they’ve released the annual “40 Under 40” list that features 40 young leaders in the LGBT community in politics, sports, science, religion, and the arts.

Among the list, Azari & III’s members, Cédric Gasaida (a.k.a. Starving Yet Full) and Fritz Helder have been recognized as two of the “architects” of the next decade. Take a look at the article to get a taste of what 1/2 of Azari & III is about as well as a 39 inspiring leaders.

Also don’t forget to check out their latest EP, “Lost In Time”  featuring remixes from VCO and Jori Hulkkonen.

The Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION* Episode #24 w/ PeaceTreaty

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Take a dive into the latest Aoki Files *MIAMI* edition featuring none other than PeaceTreaty. Steve and Josh chat a bit about the recent release of In Time featuring Anabel Englund, Twitter, Tomorrowland, and more. You can grab your copy of the remix package featuring The 8th Note and more on Dim Mak.

Live Performance Music Video Shoot for Keys N Krates next Tuesday!

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knk_ig_videoShootDim 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
+ SECRET GUESTS

Verge Campus Tour 2013= Kendrick Lamar X Steve Aoki X KarmaLoop

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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

Free Download: Yolanda Be Cool’s Live Set from Dim Mak’s Miami Pool Party

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Weren’t able to make it to Miami this year to catch all the cosmic rays and dope music? Don’t worry, Yolanda Be Cool has got you covered. This year the Australian duo headlined Dim Mak‘s pool party at the Raleigh Hotel, where they dropped some of their all time favorite tunes as well as many of the tracks from their forthcoming release out on Dim Mak Records. Have a listen to their set and see for yourself why these guys are ones to watch in 2013.

Track List
1. Breach – I Want Your Body
2. Tensnake – Mainline
3. Yolanda Be Cool – Sweat Naked
4. Yolanda Be Cool – Really Hard ft Gina Turner
5. Yolanda Be Cool – Change feat Nola Darling
6. Indian Summer – Grand Rapids
7. Rüfüs –  Take Me (Adapt or Die Remix)
8. Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Huxley Remix)

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Scanners Announce April Tour Dates

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Hailing from London, the trio known as Scanners have spent the past seven years crafting some of the most diverse music out on the market. Having taken the past two years “off” to hone in on their craft, they’re now back and bigger than ever with the release of their LP Love Symmetry. In celebration of this they plan to kick off a Spring Tour, making quite a few stops throughout Germany. If you happen to find yourself in that part of the world, be sure to check out one of their performances. You won’t regret it.

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HAEZER ‘SHANGO’ – European Tour 2013 (Free Download)

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Hey Europe! I do sincerely hope that you’ve done your stretches, strapped on your finest dancing shoes, and prepared your mind to be massively stoked because HAEZER is coming your way! This South Africa native, who totally cleaned up on the charts with last year’s massive release of “The Wrong Kid Died” (iTunes/Beatport), is gearing up to take off on a 27 stop tour of Europe in support of his latest single, “SHANGO”. This tour is sure to garner much love overseas for this professional beat making machine of a man, and it’s definitely the biggest tour Haezer has embarked upon. Whether or not you’ll get to see him in Europe this spring, be sure to head over to his Facebook page to download “SHANGO” for free!

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Dim Mak’s Dirtyphonics and Showtek top Beatport charts!

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I think we need to have a moment of silence, out of respect for the Beatport charts that are getting slayed by Dim Mak artists!

6799994It was only five short days ago when we last heard about SHOWTEK storming the Beatport charts, and now they’re taking it to a whole new level as “Slow Down” sits at the #1 spot on the Electro House Top 100! It’s almost like they knew it would be ironic to name such an impossibly good track “Slow Down” when they have no intentions of doing so.

And that’s not all, folks. Nope. Do not adjust your computer screen even though what you’re about to read may seem highly badass… I assure you that this is real life.

dm397Those filthy DIRTYPHONICS guys have earned the coveted #1 spot on Electro House Top 100 Releases with the gnarly sounds from “IRREVERENCE”. With ten unprecedented and unique tracks, “IRREVERENCE” is a mighty force to reckon with and has taken its rightful spot at the very tippy-top of this chart. Oh, and guess who else is sitting high and mighty on the Electro House Top 100 Releases? It’s SHOWTEK at #5 with their “Crunk/Slow Down” EP!

I’ll tell you what; it does the heart and the ears good to see these hard working and uber talented artists from Dim Mak Records kick so much butt. Keep up the good work Showtek and Dirtyphonics, we’ll keep dancing, and the charts will continue to bow down.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: GTRONIC’s EP, ‘Morpheus & Dufus’

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Now that March has come to an end and April is in full effect it’s time to start counting down the days until the April 16th release of  GTRONIC’s EP, ‘Morpheus & Dufus.’ With only 15 days until the release, GTRONIC has uploaded a full preview on SoundCloud. You can take a listen now as well as grab GTRONIC’s previous release, Sergeant Bass.