As prolific as he is prodigious, Max Styler delivers his impressive debut album “Heartache.” Tugging at the heartstrings with each profound tune, Styler creates epic, emotive soundscapes throughout the project’s entirety. The 9-song project features collaborations with Luciana, KARRA, CXLOE, Devault, and Colt Matthews, who lends his soulful vocals to a refreshing acoustic version of the title track.
True to form, hardstyle is finishing out 2013 with a bang. One of the genre’s brightest stars, Belgian artist Coone, releases “Global Dedication,” his full-length U.S. debut today (Dec. 10) on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records and his own Dirty Workz imprint. After nearly a decade of making music, the artist, born Koen Bauweraerts, is ready to launch an All-American aural assault.
“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.”
For those still uninitiated, the concept of hardstyle might seem intimidating. Several of Coone’s tracks, like the TomorrowWorld hardstyle stage theme “Our Fairytale,” soften the rough edges of a sound designed to jolt your system with anthemic vocals and melodic toplines. There are also tracks that simply hit hard. According to the artist, this is intentional.
‘Global Dedication’ epitomizes the current hardstyle sound and underlines Coone’s mission to spread its influence across the world. The album features an array of leading figures within the global hardstyle scene, including: Wildstylez on “This Is Home” featuring Cimo Fränkel; Frontliner on “World Domination”; Hard Driver on “Showtime”; and several others. Listen to all 14 tracks and tell us your favorite!
King of punk rock dance music Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, better known as The Bloody Beetroots, has released his highly anticipated HIDE today via Ultra Music! HIDE premiered last week on Rolling Stone.com and features a number of cameos including Brooklyn-based rapped Theophilus London, Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton, founding member of Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee, and producer Drop The Lime. A limited edition and individual numbered vinyl of “Out of Sight” featuring Paul McCartney & Youth is now available – PRESS HERE for more details!
Italian comics illustrator Tanino Liberatore, the mastermind behind the cover art for HIDE, has also created the physical artwork featuring illustrations of the album’s featured artists. PRESS HERE to see an interactive version of the art with pop-up info about each artist!
“Rifo’s genre-hopping style seems unstoppable, snowballing up new wave, hardcore, and whatever else in his ascent to the punk rock EDM throne.” – MXDWN.com
“[Out of Sight] counters between soulful, blues crooning from the veteran vocalist over plaintive piano chords before exploding into the type of euphoric build and release you can imagine a stadium full of kids losing their collective brains over.” – MTV Buzzworthy
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Globe-trotting producer/DJ ANGGER DIMAS has just released his debut full-length album Angger Management on Dim Mak Records.
Angger Management sees ANGGER DIMAS collaborating with an impressive array of producers and vocalists throughout the album, including Cassie Crawford on the dreamy “Take A Breath,” songwriter and vocalist Tara McDonald and acclaimed guitarist Piyu on “More Than Just A Feeling,” and Dim Mak founder himself Steve Aoki on the obliterating “Annihilation Army.” Elsewhere on the album, ANGGER DIMAS brings club-ready bravado on “Cant Talk Sex Only” and the pounding “Boom Do It Like That,” while dance floor anthem “World Wide Love” is sure to ignite festival and stadium crowds worldwide.
Yolanda Be Cool is about to blow your summer into smithereens with the release of “Ladies and Mentalmen”, a 19 track album that shows you what it’s like to really get down be mental with bonafide rhythmic genius. From minute one, with the track “Change (ft Nola Darling)”, the bass gets to knockin’ like the police in the middle of the night, and the remaining tracks get increasingly sexier and bangin from there. Three of the tracks are EXCLUSIVE to Dim Mak Records, including “Sweat Naked”, “All That She Wants”(which features SYF & Fritz Helder from Azari & III providing the vocals on this pounding track), and “Cool Like” (featuring Fatlip)”. Head over to iTunes and get your lesson in cool from Yolanda Be Cool and Dim Mak Records.
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Scanners fans, rejoice! The quartet is back after two years of silence with the release of their full length album “LOVE IS SYMMETRY” today on Dim Mak Records! Go ahead and do a celebratory dance around your living room/cubicle/desk/etc. I’ll wait. Done? Awesome! Let’s talk about how cool this album is, shall we? 12 tracks of pure transcendental music that we’ve come to associate with the Scanners name, “Love Is Symmetry” is the perfect indie-dance cool down you’ll need this summer. Sometimes dancey, sometimes chillingly mellow, sometimes sexy, and always completely brilliant, “Love Is Symmetry” may be the most enduring album to date for this uber talented group. In a world permeated by hot and heavy beats and wibble wobbles, Scanners feel like a an ice cold glass of southern sweet tea to the soul. Get your indie movie vibes on with Scanners’ “Love Is Symmetry”, an album well worth the two year wait.
Will Brennan fans, get on your feet, get ready to fall in love, and prepare to be seeing sounds! Today is a massive day for Dim Mak Records, fans of the 23 year old hip-hop mastermind, and the man himself as Will Brennan re-releases his breakthrough album “Prodigal Son”. Originally released in 2012, Will has released the album again, but this time revamped & re-mastered and on yours truly-Dim Mak Records. Eleven songs with rhymes and beats that are far ahead of the game, “Prodigal Son” is the kind of album that has staying power long after its debut, and Dim Mak Records is so very proud to have this badass record on the label.
Dirtyphonics aren’t content to sit still and ride one wave. Instead, their new album Irreverence encompasses the whole spectrum of bass music. Packing undeniable and unbridled dance floor power, there’s a heavy mix of dubstep, drum n’ bass, electro, and even more surprises. However, it’s all undeniably and unequivocally “Dirty”. 2013 is going to be a very #DIRTY year, and everybody’s welcome to play…