Bloc Party

#TBT: Kele From Bloc Party

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If you’ve been a fan of Dim Mak for awhile now, the name Kele Okereke probably rings a bell. If it doesn’t, the name Bloc Party definitely should. Kele is the frontman for award-winning British rock band Bloc Party who released their self-titled EP on Dim Mak back in 2004! Bloc Party also performed at our beloved #DimMakTuesdays at Cinespace and we’ll always consider them to be a special part of the Dim Mak family.

Bloc Party “Banquet”

 

Bloc Party “Tulip” (filmed at Cinespace and The Knitting Factory in 2007)

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Kele is currently touring North America in support of his “Heartbreaker” EP, out now on Crosstown Rebels and available on Beatport. The album features four tracks that display Kele’s love for underground electronic dance music. Here’s a quote from Kele about the EP:

“I’ve always loved the inclusive and spiritual nature of house music, so the opportunity to make music for the most iconic and influential house music label in the UK is a dream come true for me.”

On Monday, February 10th, we are honored to be hosting this talented musician at Sound Nightclub where Kele will be performing a special dj set. The event is FREE with RSVP – head to dimmakevents.com to get on the guest list!

Peep Kele’s “Heartbreaker” EP:

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Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke releases the first 3D printed record

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It isn’t unusual for Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke to release solo music in-between his other band-related activities. In fact he’s been recording and producing independent material for the better part of the past three years. However his most recent release, a mid-90s’ influenced dance record called “Down Boy” featuring female vocalist Bobbie Gordon, is being recognized for something especially monumental: it is the first-ever song to be printed on 3D vinyl. In addition the single is being sold to raise money for the UK music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.

The record will be sold at a Bacardi pop-up shop in the UK sometime this month. More info can be found on the Bacardi Facebook page. You can hear “Down Boy” below and also watch a short video of the 3D printing process above.
(via Pigeons & Planes)

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

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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.