15yr Anniversary

Dim Mak Staff’s Top 10 of 2011 Lists

Tim Gauthier

It’s been an exciting year for Dim Mak and we’re already looking forward to 2012. We celebrated our 15th year anniversary with several vault compilations and an unforgettable party at Dim Mak Studios, embarked on two nationwide tours, unleashed a handful of wild and highly talked-about music videos, and put out more albums & singles that we’re proud of than can be counted on 10 digits alone. How will we top 2011 next year? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see.

Below are some Top 10 lists of songs we obsessed over this year, be it at Dim Mak HQ or on the dance floor at Dim Mak Studios and Cannonball Sundays at Drai’s. What were your top songs from this year?

Luke Mulderink
(General Manager, Dim Mak)
1. Mr. Dream – “Holy Name”
2. Afrojack & Steve Aoki – “No Beef ft Miss Palmer”
3. Calvin Harris – “Awooga”
4. Beatnik Jr – “I Am What You Are”
5. Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
6. Chris Brown ft Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at me Now”
7. Myback – “Blomman”
8. Autoerotique – “Turn Up the Volume”
9. The M Machine – “Promise Me a Rose Garden”
10. John Dahlback – “One Last Ride” (Felix Cartal Remix)

Runners Up:
1. Atari Teenage Riot – “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope”
2. The Strokes – “Under Cover of Darkness”
3. Dan Sena ft Del the Funky Homosapien – “Song of Siren”
4. Tune-yards – “Bizness”
5. The Cults – “Abducted”
6. St. Vincent – “Surgeon”

Bryan Linares
(Director of Marketing & Promotions, Dim Mak)
1. The Weeknd – “The Party & The After Party”
2. Foster The People – “Miss You”
3. Kavinsky feat. Lovefoxxx – “Nightcall”
4. Gotye feat. Kimba – “Somebody The I Used To Know”
5. Carte Blanche feat. Alexis Taylor – “With You”
6. Afrojack & Steve Aoki – “No Beef”
7. Drake – “Marvin’s Room”
8. Cassius – “The Sound of Violence (Aeroplane Remix)”
9. Florence The Machine – “Shake It Out”
10. Avicii – “Levels”
Jacob Lee
(Executive Assistant, Steve Aoki)
1. Mustard Pimp – “The Pharaohs”
2. Etienne De Crecy – “Binary”
3. M83 – “Midnight City”
4. Kavinsky feat. Lovefoxxx – “Nightcall”
5. Adventure – “Rio”
6. Future Islands – “Balance”
7. Cults – “Abducted”
8. Felix Cartal – “Don’t Turn On The Lights”
9. Diplo & Oliver Twizt – “Go (PeaceTreaty Remix)”
10. Gesaffelstein – “Hatred”
Will Runzel
(Booking & Event Promotion, Dim Mak Live)
1. SBTRKT – “Wildfire”
2. M83 – “Midnight City”
3. Kendrick Lamar – “Rigamortis”
4. Dillon Francis – “IDGAFOS”
5. Felix Cartal – “Don’t Turn On The Lights”
6. The Weeknd – “The Morning”
7. Mustard Pimp – “ZHM”
8. Lana Del Rey – “Diet Mtn Dew:
9. Kids These Days – “Darling”
10. Poolside – “Do You Believe?”
Andrew Huang
(Retail Marketing & Merch Production Manager, Dim Mak)
1. Azari & III – Manic
2. Metronomy – “The Look (Moonlight Matters Remix)”
3. The Human League – “Night People (Villa Remix)”
4. Gesaffelstein – “Glass”
5. Black Rose – “Anthem”
6. TWR72 – “Summer of ’91 (Acid Version)”
7. Riton – “A.C.P.”
8. Blawan – “Getting Me Down”
9. Carte Blanche feat. Alexis Taylor – “With You”
10. Sinden & SBTRKT – “Seekwal”

Urban Nomad Interviews Steve Aoki at the Dim Mak 15th Anniversary Party

Tim Gauthier

Throughout the course of the night, Dim Mak was greeted with the wild presence of The Urban Nomad, one of Red Bulls favored interviewers and videographers. He and his crew managed to add another spotlight to the streets of Los Angeles, showcasing our very own 15th Anniversary Party. With the performances of Alvin Risk, Rob Roy, Dan Sena, Felix, Cartal, and an interview with Steve Aoki, this segment really captured the feel of this memorable night.

Dim Mak’s 15th Anniversary in Los Angeles Recap

Tim Gauthier

A sincere thanks is in order to everyone who came out and helped celebrate our 15th year anniversary! We couldn’t have made this night as special without your support.

To recap the event in its proper fashion, we’ve included a ‘best of’, featuring some memorable moments with photos by the Cobrasnake and CxC, including live video feeds from each artist, presented by StickAm.

Check them out below:


StickAm Video Broadcast:

Alvin RiskRob RoyPeaceTreatyVillainsAutoerotiqueFelix Cartal

…View these and more at www.stickam.com

15 Years In One Night- Dim Mak Invites you to celebrate our 15th Anniversary

Tim Gauthier

Est. 1996, Los Angeles, CA – Dim Mak surfaced as an independent record label, blossomed from a studio of record pressings to an international distributor of music and media, events production company, and fashion line; all encompassing Steve Aoki’s idea of a ‘lifestyle of sound.’ Since its inception, Dim Mak has served as an advantageous forefront to an array of genres, breaking global icons such as Bloc Party, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots and many more. After 15 years, Dim Mak has pulled its roots and shown them to the world, with four weekly events in California, including branded stages at festivals around the world, turning its foundation into a movement of millions.

To celebrate this milestone, we are calling out to the streets of Los Angeles to reintroduce Dim Mak in it’s biggest form yet. This event will take place at Dim Mak studios, live with over 7 acts including- Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Autoerotique, Villains, Alvin Risk, and many more!

Don’t miss out!! Advance tickets can be purchased here.
Facebook event info here.