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.
“Hey EP” – Toronto based duo Dzeko & Torres make their Dim Mak debut with “Hey” EP. The single “Hey” snatched listeners and steam after premiering on Steve’s Essential Mix BBC Radio 1. The trio tracks on “Hey” blend melodic synths, high energy builds and progressive sounds that dont cater to just one dance genre.
“HEY” – Hey is one of Dzeko & Torres first ventures in to the heavier-set realms of EDM. Although keeping aspects of their signature progressive melodies on the breakdowns, the track pulls a full 180 and drops into a hard hitting play of rising leads and grinding basslines. Met with an iconic ‘Hey’ chant, the track never stops building and is guaranteed to keep the crowd chanting along with their hands in the air the whole way through.
“BUPPY” – Still very much a big room track, “Buppy” explores a new sound stylistically for Dzeko&Torres. Its bouncy synth line drop and builders keep the track constantly grooving, designed for waking up the dance floor. On a proper sound system, the rhythmic tribal drums and punchy kick hit you high in your chest and the techy breakdown serves up the perfect opportunity for other EDM producers and DJ’s to get creative with their own edits.
“CHECK THIS OUT” – Check This Out is modern electro take on the old school rave sound. Sampling the famous vocal sample, the track builds with stuttered leads into a breakdown that pays homage to the fantastic melodies of Hardstyle and Happy Hardcore. Continuing to build, the track then drops back into the stuttered grunge, this time topped with a splash of an old school rave horn.
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This week things are a little different. We’re combining our 12 Days of Dim Mak Christmas with our #FreeFriday giveaways. If you’re not familiar with our Holiday giveaway you can get more info here.
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. It’s about that time again for another, #FreeFriday download. Today we are offering up a single off of Dzeko & Torres‘ upcoming EP “Hey”. Listen and download below.
Fresh off their remix of Trey Songz “Heart Attack,” Dzeko and Torres return with their latest progressive smash, “Buppy,” a hard-hitting percussion driven offering perfectly contoured for the dance floor. Layered with grinding synthwork and an energetic, almost tribal build “Buppy” is infectious and exciting. Their “It’s Finally Gangham Time” edit adds to the atmosphere with gorgeous vocal cuts and the now iconic Gangham Style sample that surprisingly works here despite it’s internet meme stigma.
Both the original mix and the Gangham Style edit are up for free on the duo’s SoundCloud – and who doesn’t like free?