Tag: Azari & III

Yolanda Be Cool – All That She Wants ft. SYF and Fritz Helder [Remix EP + Video]

February 4, 2014 Tim Gauthier New Music Tags: , , , , ,

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Yolanda Be Cool‘s “All That She Wants ft. SYF & Fritz Helder” juxtaposes cheeky & fun with dark & haunting all wrapped around the irresistible vox of the “Hungry for the Power” boys and one of THOSE baselines.

On the remix tip, Defected Records and Hot Creations artist Human Life gives a nod to the original on his housey re-work while Pete Tong future stars pick Walker & Royce keep things dark, but oh so cool with their remix and their bonus deep space dub mix.

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[Preview] Yolanda Be Cool – All That She Wants (feat. SYF and Fritz Helder)

December 23, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool return with All That She Wants feat. vocalists SYF and Fritz Helder formerly of Azari & III – their first piece of work since the Canadian outfit recently disbanded.

This collaboration between four of the brightest minds in electronic music today resurrects the Ace Of Base ‘90s pop classic in a cool, brooding, chugging fashion. The two-part remix EP releasing on Dim Mak Records February 4 and February 18 respectively, includes the original version from Yolanda Be Cool and features remixes from a cast of rising producers including Human Life, Walker & Royce, Plastic Plates, Wordlife, and Go Freek.

[THUMP VIDEO] Real talk with over 20 of Toronto’s dance music gurus.

October 31, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , ,

In mere days from now—November 4 through 9, to be exact—a selection of finalists from around the world will touch down in Toronto for the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals, the globe’s best DJ competition actually geared towards the dancefloor. But it’s not like the Canadian capital needs any talent imported. Many of the DJs/producers currently blowing up the club scene worldwide originate in the T… and you may not even know it.

In this video, Brooklyn-based DJ Jubilee—a Thre3style judge who has played in Canada so many times she’s practically half-maple—visits over 15 of her Toronto-based friends, including Dim Mak superstars Keys N Kratesand Autoerotique, bass dudes Hunter Siegel and Marcus Visionary, techno leading lights Gingy and Alixander III (of Azari & III), and frequent Thre3style performers GrandtheftThugli, and Skratch Bastid, among many others. Along the way we discover that the Toronto dance music scene is a fractured but lovable family—most of these producers have worked together, lived together, thrown parties together, or gotten in fights with each other at one point or another, whether they’re deep in the techno game or banging out the hardest trap sounds.

Watch See You in Toronto to find about Torro Torro’s secret love affair with pigs, why Bruce Trail is a wizard, who throws the best afterparties, how Autoerotique gets erotic, and why Hamilton is the darkest place on the planet Earth, among other secrets of the city’s dance music elite.
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Artist Spotlight: Azari & III ‘Hungry for the Power’

May 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , ,

Groovy basslines, feel-good rhythms, and dark yet hooky vocals, three signature elements you can certainly count on house music masters Azari & III to integrate into every one of their hypnotic tracks. The Toronto based quartet takes us on a ride back in time and drops us off during the classic Chicago house era where chill synth textures and syncopated overtones ruled the scene. Azari & III fuse classic house revivalism with modern interpretation. Their featured track, “Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones Ridge Remix)” released on Dim Mak Records, highlights their back to the future type sound.

Azari & III have the power to captivate you with their upbeat dance moves and expressive stage presence. The music video for “Hungry for the Power” is a compilation of live performance footage from the Sonar North American tour and the 2013 Dim Mak Records showcase in Austin, Texas. The soulful house collective command the stage as Dinamo Azari and Alixander III handle the live electronics while Starving Yet Full and Fritz Helder take charge of the vocals.

In October of 2012, the Canadian house music group released their self titled album Azari & III on Dim Mak Records, which features “Hungry for the Power”. Dim Mak founder, Steve Aoki boasts “[Azari & III] bring up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation. They also recently released an EP with their latest single “Lost in Time”, also released on Dim Mak Records in April 2013.” Both are available for purchase on iTunes.

Azari & III will be touring the states in late May/early June with shows in Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.

Dim Mak Heads to Austin

May 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This year we started off the 2013 festival season in Austin, Texas during the SXSW festivities for the Dim Mak x Buygore showcase. A few members from our team headed out from LA to the lone star state to help including #Jenks, Bryan (B!) Linares, Alexvnder, and others. Even our good friend NeilFavila.com made it!

The event served as a platform to showcase Dim Mak’s newest and long-term artists from near and far. We rallied in the troops for a roster that included Scanners, AutoErotique, PeaceTreaty, Azari & III, Keys N Krates, Will Brennan, New Ivory. Borgore and the Buygore camp presented Kennedy Jones, Ookay, & an epic Borgore x Carnage dj set. You know this was a party!

Music By:
Autoerotique “The Alarm” (Keys N Krates Remix) – Out 6.4.13
Will Brennan “RNR” – http://itun.es/i6xq6t9
Keys N Krates “Treat Me Right” – http://itun.es/i6xq6tX
Datsik “Light The Fuse” – http://itun.es/i6xq5zv

#FreeFriday Episode No. 040: Azari & III – Lost In Time (Blende Remix)

May 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , ,

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Oh hai guys and girls. Fridays here. How many of you have already spent all of your paycheck? Me too! So awesome. Well heres some good news, we’re giving away a free track today, Its a remix by Blende of a song by Azari & III called “Lost In Time”. Summer is just around the corner (if its not already here) and we feel this track has a great summer feel to it. We hope you enjoy it!

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Listen below & Download here!

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

April 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , ,

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.

Azari & III On Fire With Recent Features In Beatport & LA Times

March 21, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , , , ,

2013 has proved to be a busy year for Azari & III, and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With a number of showcases at this years SXSW festival, the press has been heavy with praise for the canadian collective.

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As mentioned in a previous post Alixander is now a contributing writer for Huffington Post with his first publication,“Breathe Deep and Dive in: On the Road at SXSW with Azari & III.” To go along with the SXSW theme, Azari & III was also featured in LA Times’ SXSW recap noting, “the most dynamic electronic music heard” in reference to their performance last week at Pitchfork’s showcase.

Along with the great coverage in the press from SXSW, Azari & III was also recognized on Beatport in their latest article, ” 10 Toronto artists that every house and techno fan should know.” The article features their recent release “Hunger For The Power( Jaime Jones Ridge Street Mix)” off their latest remix album released this past month.
You can grab Azari & III’s latest release on Dim Mak as well as watch out for their forthcoming, ‘Lost In Time’ EP, out April 16.

Alixander III From Azari & III Publishes First Huffington Post Article

March 21, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , ,

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 9.53.37 AMWith SXSW finally wrapped up I’d like to share with you guys a special feature written by Alixander III from Azari & III on Huffington Post.

In this feature Alixander III gives a personal account of his thoughts on SWSW, in his first article as a contributing writer for The Blog, which features “fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost’s signature lineup of contributors.”

You can read the full article on Huffington Post as well as pick up Azari & III’s latest remix package on Dim Mak.

 

 

#FreeFriday Episode No. 033: Azari & III – Lost In Time (AMTRAC Remix)

March 15, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , , ,

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To all our avid Twitter followers, and frequents of the #FF shoutouts, we have adorned a whole new meaning towards this overused Friday chant-off… Presenting #FreeFriday. This week we’re giving an exclusive remix away from AMTRAC, with his version of Azari & III‘s single, “Lost In Time“.

Azari & III will be releasing their final single & remix package, featuring “Lost In Time” off the ‘Self Titled’ album this Spring, with remixes by Jori Hulkkonen and VCO. Be sure to subscribe to our official Soundcloud page for more updates!

Listen below & Download here!

Check out Azari & III‘s recent Remix Album on iTunes.

Azari & III on Billboards ‘The Beat’

March 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

dm400 In Billboard’s most recent installment of their “The Beat” series, host Jonathan Brooks sat down with 3/4 of Azari & III to get a feel for their music, what they have planned for the future, and what inspires them most. The quartet, hailing from Toronto, are rising heavyweights in the electronic music circuit and have quickly taken audiences by storm. They recently put out an official Remix Album featuring mixes from many top deep house producers such as Nicolas Jaar, Disclosure, Jamie Jones, Riva Starr and more. Their highly-anticipated upcoming EP, “Lost In Time” is out on Dim Mak Records. Be sure to scope out the interview to get a feel for what these guys are all about and to learn more about what drives their truly unique creative vision.

Azari & III Announce SXSW & WMC Dates

March 6, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , ,

429635_10152140127182137_1585017240_nWith festival season kicking off next week we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Azari & III at our upcoming showcases for SXSW & WMC. The Canadian collective will be performing live next week at our showcase in Austin on March 13 as well as a DJ set at our Miami party on March 21. Along with our showcases the guys have announced a full line of dates for both festivals with a series of live performances and DJ sets through out each week.  If you can’t make it to these showcases dates, then I suggest catching up on their latest release,  ‘Remix Album’  featuring a handful of great remixes from artist such as Prince Language, Locked Groove, Nicholas Jaar, and more.

Power Tools TV Names Azari & III Remix Album ‘Pick Of The Week’

March 4, 2013 Tim Gauthier News, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Azari & III’s ‘Remix Album’ was featured on the latest episode of Power Tools TV  as the “Pick Of The Week” highlighting the track, “Into The Night (Prince Language Remix).” Along with the Azari & III feature the the episode recaps on upcoming festivals including Ultra Music Festival and Beyond Wonderland. If you’re not too familiar with the broadcast, Power Tools TV brings you the very latest in Electronic Dance Music News every Saturday, hosted by Alina Vission. You can check out previous and upcoming episodes on Power Tools TV YouTube channel.

Azari & III’s “Manhooker (Locked Groove’s Escape to NYC Mix)” Featured on Pitchfork

February 27, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , ,

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Azari & III’s “Manhooker (Locked Groove’s Escape to NYC Mix)” off yesterdays release, ‘Azari & III’s Remix Album’ was featured on Pitchfork noting, ” Locked Groove takes the record’s sultry “Manhooker” and gives it a hard-techno wash.” The track is 1 of 15 on the package  full of impressive remixes from artists including Tiga, Jamie Jones, Nicolas Jaar, Disclosure, and more. You can read feature in its entirety on Pitchfork, as well as grab your copy on iTunes now.

Rolling Stone Daily Download: Azari & III – ‘Indigo’ (Voyeur Remix)

February 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

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AZARI & III have partnered with RollingStone.com to debut a remix of “Indigo” from Leeds tech house production duo Voyeur as part of their Daily Download feature. Fans can grab a free download of “Indigo” (Voyeur Remix) here.

This remix, along with many others, is part of Azari & III’s official Remix Album which will be released on Dim Mak on February 26th. Featuring remixes from the likes of Tiga, Jamie Hones, Nicolas Jaar, Art Department, Riva Starr and many more, the album is an elite anthology of electronic music production.

This is one you won’t want to miss, so be sure to pre-order the album on iTunes, to the right or here.


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FREE DOWNLOAD: Aoki’s House Podcast 004

February 11, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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He just got back from the Grammy Awards, but Steve Aoki is already back with another podcast of “Aoki’s House”!
Already number 4 and it sure is a pleasure for you mind and might just give that eargasm you’re looking for.

Podcast 004 starts off with Azari & III‘s classic “Wreckless With Your Love” mixed in Proxy‘s classic “Raven”.

Subscribe here: http://smarturl.it/aokipodcast

Out Now: Azari & III – Indigo (Remixes)

January 29, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

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Today, Azari & III release  their sprightly dark and echo driven track “Indigo”. Azari & III “a house music quartet who’s tracks have captured the essence of dance music’s roots back when it lurked in the dark underground nightspots” (VIBE), team up with Konrad Black and Serge Santiago to put together a pack of remixes set to skulk into the corners and grandeur of the human condition. “It’s that words cannot always adequately express the depth of the human condition, and when it all comes flooding in on you.” – Azari and III about message behind “Indigo”

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Preview & Pre-order: Azari & III – Indigo (Remixes)

January 25, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Azari & III will soon have a new EP out! Following up to their self-titled album released on Dim Mak Records they will release Indigo (Remixes) on January 29th. Alongside remixes of Konrad Black and Serge Santiago the EP will also feature an A Capella version and a Dub version of the track. You can now pre-order Indigo (Remixes) on iTunes.

Out Now: Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012 Vol. 1

January 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Dim Mak Records wrap up the year by delivering the most prominent tracks of it’s 2012 catalog, ‘Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012: Volume 1’. The first collection features 15 tracks from a mix of vanguard artists including Azari & III, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonics, Proxy, Wax Motif & Neoteric, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Alvin Risk, Infected Mushroom and more. The vast, colorful collection will span over 3 volumes of Dim Mak music embedded in several genres and international appeal.

“Volume 1 of 3 compilations, features the best songs from the Dim Mak 2012 catalog that have been played by DJs from all around the world and those who have been a major influence from the Dim Mak roster. If you want a full taste of our greatest hits, get to licking!” – STEVE AOKI

Phat Brahms was the result of a collaboration between Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The track made its debut at Tomorrowland, one of the largest music festivals in the world and was later featured in the official video. Killbot‘s album Sound Surgery took over the second spot on the iTunes dance chart after the release along with a feature as a New & Noteworthy album alongside Dirty from Dirtyphonics. This past year we also welcomed a number of artists to the Dim Mak roster including Azari & III, who made their U.S. debut with their self titled album and the dance music pioneer, DJ Pierre.

Volume 1 befits the beginning year of 2013, and rallies fans to get excited for Dim Mak’s new sounds set for release. Steve Aoki recaps on each of the 15 tracks below:

1. Proxy “Raven”Out of all of Proxy’s hits, “Raven” was the definitive sound in electro, when it came out in 2009. Taken from his latest album ‘Music from the Eastblock Jungles’ ,which chronicles all of his hits
2. Azari & III “Reckless (With Your Love)”Massive hit from their self-titled album, and is f****ing great single that has impressed DJs since 2009
3. Dirtyphonics “DIRTY”Dirty is the first single off their upcoming album on Dim Mak Records; be sure to look out for it!
4. Killbot “Sound Surgery”Sound Surgery is the introduction to Jonathan Davis’s brand new project, fusing dubstep and heavy metal
5. Wax Motif & Neoteric “Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix)”Its one of the most played records, from Avicii to Skrillex. Literally everyone is playing that record all over the world…
6. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Phat Brahms”Huge single; check out the remix package and music video coming soon…
7. DJ Pierre “Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco”Excited to release this track from the “founder of acid house”.
8. Tiesto & Steve Aoki “Tornado feat. Polina (Kill The Noise Remix)”Kill The Noise crushed it on this Tornado remix
9. Booka Shade “Tomorrow Belongs To Us”Booka Shade’s best song since “Mandarin Girl” and “Body Language”
10. Felix Cartal “Tonight (feat. Maja Ivarsson from The Sounds)”Biggest track off of Cartal’s Different Faces album
11. Autoerotique “Roll The Drums (Clockwork Remix)”You will hear about Clockwork again in a later compilation as well. Roll The Drums Biggest vocal record from Autoerotique
12. South Central “BEAThoven”Knife Party was rinsing this records in their sets constantly, so we had to put this out! its so massive and classical.
13. Albin Myers “Hells Bells”Straight from Sweden, this massive record has been played from the likes of David Guetta to Tiesto
14. Alvin Risk “Psychotic”One of my favorite records from 2012! Alvin Risk is incredible dj, amazing performer and producer
15. Infected Mushroom “Never Mind”I feel Army of Mushrooms is the best album to date of their music. This is the first track from their album on Dim Mak, and was executive produced by me. I have a close connection with this album.

iTunes Dance – Spotlight on: Dim Mak

December 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

iTunes Spotlight selects yours truly, Dim Mak as its top choice for piquing your music interest. iTunes Spotlight has corralled our most recent releases featuring Steve Aoki “Its the End of the World As We Know It” EP, Proxy “Music From the Eastblock Jungles, Pt. 1”, Azari & III “Azari & III”, Dirtyphonics “DIRTY”, Killbot “Sound Surgery” EP and more. Check out our crowned section in iTunes Dance category: here.

Azari & III on KCRW (Today’s Top Tune)

November 26, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

It was only a matter of time before Azari & III hit the Los Angeles airwaves after their take over of the city earlier this month. This past week Azari & III’s single, “Reckless (With Your Love)” was featured on KCRW as “Today’s Top Tunes.” If you heard the track on the radio and found yourself itching for more from the Toronto collective , make sure to take a look at their self titled album, Azari & III out on iTunes now.

Azari & III Live At Dim Mak Tuesdays Teaser – Nov. 13th, 2012

November 12, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

Dim Mak presents the album release party for Azari & III, with a very rare live performance at Dim Mak Tuesdays on November 13th, 2012.

Located right on Hollywood Blvd. Dim Mak Tuesday remains an iconic event in Los Angeles, dating back to the Cinespace days. For the past nine years, Dim Mak Tuesday’s has been providing music from the newest and best talent in Los Angeles including Steve Aoki, Lady GaGa, DJ AM, Justice, Kanye West, LA Riots, Autoerotique and others. With weekly drink specials and good music always at hand, Dim Mak Tuesday’s is the perfect place to slip on your dancing shoes for the night.

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THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #1 w/ AZARI & III

November 4, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

Welcome to The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records. This week is Azari & III. Dim Mak Records just released in the USA the long awaited “self titled” album that has been available elsewhere. Listen to the interview and find out more about Azari & III on this episode of Aoki Files.

Preview and Pre-Order: Azari & III

October 19, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

Azari & III made a huge splash overseas in 2011 with their self titled dance album. After recently signing to Dim Mak we’re bringing this 11 track record to the U.S. on October 30. This dance record features some of their best-selling singles including Reckless With Your Love, Hungry For The Power, Indigo, and others. The album has an early 90’s vibe that will have you all dancing the night away before you know it. The album is now available for preview and pre-order on iTunes before its release at the end of this month.

Pre-order Azari & III on iTunes now!

Ticket Giveaway: Azari & III x Sonar Festival

October 9, 2012 Tim Gauthier Giveaways Tags: , , ,

We recently welcomed Azari & iii to the Dim Mak family this past month, now they’re making their way overseas for their first North American Tour. We’d like to give all of you a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of their upcoming stops on the Sonar Tour featuring Azari & iii alongside Die Anywoord, Seth Troxier, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga, Gesaffeistein, and Nic Faniciullito. We’re giving away a pair of tickets for each of the tour stops. It’s as easy filling out the form below and including which show you would like to attend… So don’t wait around you could be the next winner! Good Luck!

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Sonar, On Tour 2012 – Get The Preview…

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sonar North American Tour’ is a travelling event around some of the most iconic music venues in the US and Canada. On this tour, Sónar adapts the spirit and personality of the festivals it organizes in various countries, combining live shows with dj sessions and audiovisual creation.

The tour will touch down in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Montreal, Boston, Denver, Oakland and Los Angeles and will feature performances by Die Antwoord (live), Azari & III (live), Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Tiga, Gesaffelstein and Nic Fanciulli.

As mentioned in todays big announcement, this years Sonar Tour will monument Azari & III’s first US tour, performing live across all major cities within the US and Canada.

The Dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Azari & III Signs To Dim Mak Records, 2012 North American Tour Announced With Sonar

September 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

It’s official – Dim Mak Records signs Azari & III for the release of their North American debut album “Azari & III” – Out October 30th.

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“Wonderfully dark, paranoid vision of electro pop.”
–Dazed & Confused

“Azari & III are the dance band of 2011” –Mixmag

“The best house music album on the year” –NME

“The most influential dance acts in the world” –NME

“It’s a record that positively brims with hedonistic thrills”
–The Guardian

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Already establishing themselves as one of the breakout artists of 2011, Toronto house collective AZARI & III are making their North American invasion with the release of their self-titled debut album, out October 30 on Dim Mak Records. Available for the first time in North AmericaAZARI & III will feature all the original tracks including the velvety refrains of “Reckless (With Your Love),” the creeping melancholy of “Manhooker” and the unhinged technopera of “Undecided,” along with previous hit releases “Hungry for the Power” and “Manic.”

Heralded by tastemaker outlets (Pitchfork, XLR8R, NME) and mainstream media (BBC, The Guardian) alike, AZARI & III is a nod to classic house revivalism combined with a modern sound. The group’s unique blend of moody electronica, dark yet hooky vocal choruses and analog-thick rhythms has earned them a hardcore following worldwide. The group—producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full—have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references while maintaining a futuristic perspective. AZARI & III possesses an individual classic-future feel with trademark, lush synthesizer textures, biting soulful choruses and ominous overtones.

Originally formed in 2008 in the burgeoning Toronto electronic scene, AZARI & III made their debut with the release of their early singles “Hungry for the Power” and “Reckless (With Your Love),” both of which erupted a storm of awe in the underground music scene and global electronic community. The group later collaborated with Friendly Fires on the track “Stay Here.” In 2011, they released their self-titled debut album in Europe. Known for their astounding live shows, AZARI & III have performed at numerous world-renowned festivals, including Glastonbury, Sonar and Lovebox.

The AZARI & III signing marks Dim Mak’s future endeavors into the indie/rock/pop world. Established as one of the leading independent labels in music today, Dim Mak has developed into a genre-defying powerhouse with influential reach in the worlds of electronic/dance, indie rock, punk/hardcore and more. AZARI & III is the latest development in Dim Mak’s global reach.

“This album already stands the test of time. This is a sophisticated house record with pop sensibility and laden with groove,” says Steve Aokifounder of Dim Mak Records. “It brings up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation.”

In support of the album, AZARI & III are joining Die AntwoordSeth Troxler, Tiga, Gesaffelstein and more on the Sonar North American Tour, a traveling event in association with Sónar Festival, an annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. The Sonar Tour marks AZARI & III’s first North American tour and will feature Dinamo Azari and Alixander III performing live electronics, accompanied by vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full. Look for more tour dates to be announced soon.

AZARI & III will be joining Sonar’s North American Tour in October, performing alongside Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Seth Troxler and more…

10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall