Steve Aoki, the man known for always being on tour and recent Grammy nominee sat down with Beatport to talk about his latest release, It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Steve goes in depth about the concept behind the EP’s theme as well as the production process of working with Angger Dimas, Dan Sena, and Rune RK. Not only does the interview touch base on the new EP it also dives into Steve’s upcoming projects for 2013. You can read the full interview and purchase todays release on Beatport.
Do you buy into any of the conspiracy theories about doomsday, or is the title of your new EP, It’s the End of the World As We Know It, your way of having fun with it?
I love conspiracy theories. I think they are fun. It’s fun to think of all these crazy things that might happen. It’s part of the adventure—you’re supposed to take it to these wild places. If it’s the end of the world, let’s go out with a bang, you know. That’s the point. We’re only here for so long, so make the most of your life.
And for the album?
Throughout the year, I’ve been touring like crazy, so I haven’t had too much time to sit down in my own studio and come up with a major concept, so that’s why I was like, okay, it’s the end of the world, 2012, let’s put these three songs together. It’s three different collaborations I did with different producers, so I figured we’ll pack it all together. I produced them at different times throughout the year, so there were different influences and sounds in each song.
What was it like collaborating with different people for each track? Can you break down each one for us?
The first song I did with Annger Dimas; I always work together with this guy. He’s one of my really good friends, and we have really great chemistry working together in the studio. I got Kay (of My Name Is Kay) on that record to amp it up a bit more and make it a bit more vocal obviously. I’ve been dropping that record since Ultra. That’s where I debuted the song, and now it’s finally coming out.
As far as “Omega,” we got Dan Sena on it and we got Miss Palmer, who also sang on “No Beef,” and it’s one of the more commercial-sounding records and I’m really happy with that one.
“Transcend” is a record I started with Rune RK actually over a year ago. We were in the studio together, in the UK, and we rented a studio out there to do some work together. The song transformed and transcended into the song it became, so that’s why it’s called “Transcend.”
Steve Aoki – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
1. Singularity (feat. My Name Is Kay)
2. Omega (feat. Dan Sena & Miss Palmer)
3. Transcend (feat. Rune RK)
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When it came to remixing PeaceTreaty’s “In Time,” the LA-based producer known as Singularity proved to be the best at taking up the task, nabbing the DCAM: Synth Squad and Tremor soft-synths from FXpansion, $500 worth of gear from Ambig, a pair of Sabre sunglasses, a year-long subscription to Future Music and Computer Music magazines, and the Sounds To Sample Elements Library. But, most importantly of all, Singularity’s version of the song is now set to appear on a forthcoming remix collection from Dim Mak.
“I’m just really glad everyone enjoyed the track as much as I enjoyed making it,” says the SoCal producer. Given the response his rework got, it’s safe to say he had a pretty damn good time making this one.
Congrats again to Singularity, and all other the 350+ plus contestants!!! We’re blown away with all the support. You’ve all done an amazing job with this single.
Felix Cartal has put together an official Beatport chart for his latest single No Sleep. The ten track chart features a great selection of original tracks and a couple of remixes including his re work of Tornado by Tiesto & Steve Aoki. You can purchase the official chart on Beatport now.
- Felix Cartal – No Sleep
- 2 Edit – Datsun Tropicalia (Torro Torro Remix)
- Wolfgang Gartner – Nuke
- Style Of Eye, Staygold, Pow – Wallpaper
- Will Bailey, Valentino Khan – Rukus
- Nathan Fake – Paean
- Jewelz, Scott Sparks – Toxic Rush
- Flume – More Than You Though
- Digitalism – Falling (Tommy Trash Version)
- Tiesto, Steve Aoki – Tornado (Felix Cartal Remix)
We’d like to thank everyone that participated in the latest, Beatport Play contest featuring PeaceTreaty’s single “In Time.” With over 350 submissions, we couldn’t be more enthused to see what you guys came up with. Although the submission deadline has past, the voting process is now underway until November 19 followed by official judging. We will announce the grand prize winner on December 11.
Today, Toronto electronic group AZARI & III unleash the North American release of their self-titled debut album on Dim Mak Records featuring all the original tracks: the velvety refrains of “Reckless (With Your Love),” the creeping melancholy of “Manhooker” and the unhinged technopera of…
With the release of Killbots’s latest EP, Sound Surgery, Beatport has released an official chart to tag along with it. The chart features tracks from Dirtyphonics, Schoolboy, Seven Lions, Steve Aoki, and more. The ten track charts has a great selection of new releases ranging from Drum & Bass, Electro House, and Dubstep genres.
1. Excision, Skism – SEXisM (Far Too Loud Remix)
2. Pegboard Nerds – Self Destruct
3. Killbot – Sound Surgery
4. Tiesto, Polina, Steve Aoki – Tornado (Kill The Noise Remix)
5. Prolix, MC Coppa – On Like That feat. MC Coppa
6. Seven Lions – Days to Come feat. Flora
7. Dirtyphonics – DIRTY
8. Schoolboy – Afterschock
9. State of Mind – Spastic Audio
10. Raw Theory – Meltdown
This past July, we released Peace Treaty’s, “In Time” featuring vocals by Anabel Englund, which proved to be a favorite among fans. If you loved the song just as much as we did, here’s your chance to remix the beautiful track with the latest Beatport Play contest.
One lucky winner will have their remixed track released by Dim Mak on an official remix package alongside Booka Shade, Atari Teenage Riot, Datsik, Steve Aoki, Dirty Disco Youth, and many more. It doesn’t just stop there, the lucky winner will also win a FXpansion DCAM: Synth Squad and Tremor, $500 worth of Ambig clothing, 1 year digital subscription to Future Music and Computer Music Magazine, and more! Get your tracks in before November 5 for your chance to win!
We brought you a ton of new releases this past Tuesday; now we’re bringing you the official Beatport charts for each release.
Dimitiri Vegas & Like Mike created their personal chart for the dynamic track, Phat Brahms. The chart includes an array of Electro House & Progressive tracks with music from Dada Life, Alvaro, Calvin Harris, and others.
Hirshee’s Beatport chart for his Burning For EP, includes a good mix of Electro House, Dubstep, and Drunk & Bass genres. The 10-track chart includes music from The Bloody Beetroots, Autoerotique, Wolfgang Gartner, and others.
Last but not least, Tai’s Beatport chart for the release of Steroid features an arrangement of Electro House, House, Indie Dance, and Nu Disco. Including tracks from Steve Aoki, Peaches, Mayhem, and others!
These three charts are great follow up to our releases we brought you Tuesday. Make sure to check these charts out to see which tracks our artists hand selected for you guys.
DJ Pierre has released his official Beatport Chart in honor of his latest release, Strobe Lights, Laser, DISCO! The 10 track chart is a perfect combination of acid, techno, tech house and electro tracks featuring artists such as Animal Prints, Harvard Bass, Zedd, Tom Trago, and more!
1. Cajmere, Wayne Williams – Acid House
2. DJ Pierre, Venus Flytraxx – Strobe Lights, Laster, Disco (feat. Venus Flytraxx)
3. Maetrik – The Reason
4. DJ Pierre, Carl Cox & Steve Ward – We Are Phuture (Carl Cox & Steve Ward Mix)
5. Zedd – Shotgun
6. Harvard Bass – Bugged
7. Tom Trago – Use Me Again (Carl Craig Remix)
8. DubVision – All By Myself (David Jones Remix)
9. Animal Prints – Roar
10. Chuckie, Glowinthedark – Electro Dude (Orginal Club Mix)
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With the official release of Dirty Disco Youth’s, EP Drive, [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/chart/dirty-disco-youth-s-drive-chart/112555″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Beatport has released an official chart[/lightbox] to tag along with it. The chart features ten electro house tracks hand selected by Dirty Disco Youth, including artist such The Bloody Beetroots, Dada Life, Knife Party, and more.
1. Dirty Disco Youth – Drive
2. Knife Party – Rage Valley
3. Dada Life – Feed The Dada (Dyro Remix)
4. Topher Jones – Brohammer (Nari & Milani Dub Remix)
5. Dirty Disco Youth – Crossroads
6. Sharam Jey, Dirty Disco Youth – Up Rock! (Firebeatz Remix)
7. The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady (Gigi Barocco Remix)
8. Basto – I Rave You
9. Hard Rock Sofa – Kaleidoscope
10. Dirty Disco Youth – Crossroads
Dirty Disco Youth “Drive” — Dim Mak’s latest anticipated release is available now on Beatport, iTunes, and Spotify!
– Beatport: http://btprt.dj/QFzLwz
– iTunes: http://bit.ly/TPuhP5
– Spotify: http://bit.ly/QFA22A
To celebrate the release of their ‘Honeyslave EP’ Booka Shade have created an exclusive mix for Beatport. The mix includes 2 tracks off the new EP, Honeyslave (Club Mix) and Tomorrow Belongs To Us (Extended Mix). The EP is released globally on the 21st of August, & will be followed by a remix EP at the end of this month. Check out the mix on [lightbox url=”http://mixes.beatport.com/mix/booka-shade-tomorrow-belongs-to-us-mix/2844″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Beatport[/lightbox].
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