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We’re hooking 1 lucky teen up with a scholarship to Camp Spin-Off!!

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camp-logoSteve Aoki & Dim Mak are sending one young aspiring DJ to the coolest, most unique summer camp ever! If you are a DJ between the ages 13-17 you can enter the Dim Mak contest to win a scholarship to Camp Spin Off which takes place July 27th – July 31st in Ojai, California. Steve & Dim Mak will be choosing one lucky camper to attend the only sleep away summer camp teaching teens the art of DJing and music production.

This one-of-a-kind week long summer camp will provide campers with an incomparable experience that will allow them to hang with & learn from established DJs and will include everything from intense workshops and classes to pool parties, DJ showcases, outdoor activities and more! (All housing, meals and equipment will be provided).

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Dim Mak & Camp Spin Off Scholarship Contest
Official Rules

The Camp Spin Off & Dim Mak Scholarship Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on June 25th, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on July 4th, 2014 (“Contest Period”).

ELIGIBILITY.

Contest is offered only in the United States to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), who are at least 13 years old up to 17 years old during the duration of camp: July 27th – July 31st 2014.
– Participants are responsible for transportation to and from camp in Ojai, CA.
– Parent or legal guardian must give written approval to attend if chosen as a winner.
– Participants cannot apply if they have attended Camp Spin Off in any previous year.

CONTEST PARTICIPATION.

Scholarship Application Submission – You may participate by going to www.dimmak.com and downloading the Scholarship Application.
a. Limit one (1) application per person, Contestants must meet all eligibility requirements.
b. Complete the application fully & return by any of the following:
Email: Jen@campspinoff.com
Fax: (213) 402-2752
Mail: Camp Spin Off Scholarships
4600 Polaris Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103

JUDGING CRITERIA.

Steve Aoki & Dim Mak staff will select the winner from all the entries received. Winners will be posted on: http://facebook.com/dimmakrecs by July 10th 2014.

1.1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER: One (1) winner will be selected to receive a scholarship to attend one week at Camp Spin Off. Approximate total retail value: $750.
1.2 Winners are responsible for their own travel to and from camp located in Ojai, California. Winners who are not able to provide their own travel to and from the camp will be disqualified and an alternative winner will be chosen in his/her place.
1.3 The final winner will be notified by the contact information provided in contest entry. The winner will have seventy-two (72) hours from the moment such notification is issued to respond to such notification by following the instructions provided therein.
1.4 Winner and his/her guardian or parent will release and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliated and subsidiary companies from liability for personal injuries, loss or damage, including death and property damage resulting from acceptance, possession, use of prize, or occurring while traveling to or from, or participating in any related activity at the camp.

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#DimMakEDC – We out here!

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The Dim Mak crew is headed to EDC Vegas this weekend. Amongst this year’s epic lineup, Dim Mak’s very own Dirtyphonics, Clockwork, Steve Aoki and more will be throwing down all week. Not only will you get an exclusive pass to hang with these Dim Mak artists, BUT we’ll also be bringing you an inside look from friends like Carnage, Borgore, R3HAB, and more. Those of you who have been to EDC know the craziness that is about to ensue, and Dim Mak will be there to make sure you don’t miss a second of the madness. Follow the crew on their epic journey to Vegas, including daily recaps, behind-the-scenes, ratchet babes, pool parties, and life on the strip with the hashtag #DimMakEDC. Check back daily to get your dose of EDC done the Dim Mak way!

 

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#MMVA Dance Video of the Year – Autoerotique ‘Asphyxiation’

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CONGRATULATIONS AUTOEROTIQUE!

Get Louder with Jacob Plant

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Hailing from London, Jacob Plant is quickly becoming a major force in the electronic music scene. His new EP Louder, out April 22, on Dim Mak Records, proves he’s ready to reach the next level and take his sound to the far corners of the globe. The 3-track EP features “Louder,” “Radar,” and “Tell Them,” each more thrilling than the last.

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Dim Mak and Friends Invade the International Dance Music Awards

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Hold on to your hats, we here at Dim Mak could not be anymore excited for our success in this year’s International Dance Music Awards! Our main man Steve Aoki was selected as Best North American DJ! Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike won both Best European DJ and Best Artist (Group)! The Dim Mak family is taking over the world for sure. Plenty of nominations to go around as well, “A Light That Never Comes” from Linkin Park and Steve Aoki was nominated for Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track. Carnage and Deorro both were nominated for Break-Through DJ, and Carnage was nominated for Best Break-Through Artist (Solo). R3hab was nominated for Best European DJ and for Best Remixer. Last but not least, Dim Mak was nominated for Best American Music Label. Are we upset that we did not win? Not really. It’s still ultra cool to be nominated for sure!

 

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[RECAP] Dim Mak Invades The ILLMORE @ SXSW 2014

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Last Thursday at SXSW, Dim Mak was honored to host The ILLMORE,  one of the most exclusive SXSW after parties with past performances from some of the biggest names in new music including MACKELMORE, DIPLO, WIZ KHALIFA, STEVE AOKI, ZEDD, KENDRICK LAMAR, A$AP ROCKY, and CHANCE THE RAPPER. Produced by famous rap blog The ILLROOTS and Austin-based promotion company ScoreMore Shows and presented by Scion, The ILLMORE last Thursday featured a special dj set  from boss man Steve Aoki followed by performances from artists such as OG Chase B, DJ Mr. Rogers, Brenmar, LOUDPVCK, G-Eazy, Dom Kennedy, Robb Bank$, Casey Veggies, Future, and more. Enjoy the recap gallery below!

Photo Credit: Chris Carrasquillo

LessThan3 – Spotify Spotlight 07: Dim Mak

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It is time yet again for another Spotify Spotlight and for this week’s playlist, we take a look at some of the newest releases from Steve Aoki’s powerhouse label, Dim Mak. The LA-based label, which was started in 1996, has been a huge player in the electronic music scene, helping to break artists such as The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT, and Felix Cartal. On Jan. 21, the label put out it’s 500th release and doesn’t seem ready to slow down anytime soon.

The playlist below includes several of the most popular tracks from new releases including The Chainsmokers’ #SELFIEI Just Can’t Deny from Keys N Krates’ Solow EP, and more recently Tristan Garner’s Imperium, which was released last week.

Check out the playlist on Spotify here, or listen below.
(via LessThan3)

Tomorrowland sells out BOTH weekends in less than an hour!

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Any serious festival goer has been in that situation where 6 of your friends are lined up on 8 different laptops and 10 different smart phones and which ever friend gets through the massive internet ticket cluster f*ck has sworn by oath to buy ALL the tickets for your crew.  So it makes sense that Hunger Games Tomorrowland edition was fought last Saturday(Feb. 16th) and sold out 360,000 tickets in less than an hour. This is the first year the festival is selling so many tickets because it is now 2 weekends.

Tomorrowland is the festival of all festivals, almost like the olympics of all the EDM festivals, so it makes sense for Dim Mak to have such a strong presence and a day long line up of artists. Everyone from Tai, Autoerotique, Carnage, Angger Dimas and Deorro have come out to make the Dim Mak party the best party at Tomorrowland and it’s sister festival TomorrowWorld. Last year at TomorrowWorld, Coone headlined the Hardstyle Stage and Steve Aoki headlined the Main Stage and Dim Mak stage two days in a row. To see what you missed, get motivated to go or feel sad about how you will never be able to afford it… Check out our Tomorrowland and our TomorrowWorld after movies.

 

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Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2013: Originals

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Dim Mak Records has been through thick and thin since Steve Aoki launched the label in 1996. Last year marked many more milestones for the label with artists like Deorro, Clockwork, Carnage, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Infected Mushroom, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, Keys N Krates, Coone, Angger Dimas, Kenna, and Borgore coming to the forefront. The Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2013: Originals features all of these talented artists and more all in one package, summarizing a very memorable year for Dim Mak.

 

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[RECAP] #NIGHTBASS Launch

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On Thursday, January 30th, we launched NIGHT BASS at Sound Nightclub – a new event series curated by the king of bass house AC Slater and his Brooklyn-based record label Party Like Us.

Los Angeles was served up a deep dish of house, club, uk garage, bassline, and 2-step from AC Slater, Christian Martin, Astronomar, Petey Clicks, and Sleazemore. As you can see from the photos, the people couldn’t get enough!

A special thanks to everyone who came out including Kastle, Nadastrom, DJ Carnage, Jessie Andrews, Dirtyphonics, our friends at Gotta Dance Dirty and URB Magazine, MOX TV squad, Chipotle crew, We Are Massiv. team, and many more! We can’t wait for #NIGHTBASS Round 2 – head to dimmakevents.com for early RSVP (the list will reach capacity)!!

VISIT OUR TUMBLR FOR MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEO FROM THE LAUNCH!!!

OFFICIAL NIGHT BASS RECAP VIDEO

 

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FEADZ (Ed BANGER) IS BACK IN LA FOR HIS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY @ #DimMakTuesdays!

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Tomorrow evening, January 14th, we are pleased to once again have our good friends at the legendary Ed Banger Records in the house for Feadz’s album release party where he’ll be promoting his latest LP Instant Alpha. Joining Feadz on the decks will be Sydney-based tech house producer Light Year, up and coming production duo Phantoms whose self-titled EP is out now on OWSLA’s Nest, LA-based producer Mike B, and our trusty resident Bones! This isn’t the first time Feadz has brought the beats to our beloved #DimMakTuesdays – last March, he tore up the decks with Oliver Twizt and gave LA a rare taste of what he and the Ed Banger crew have been cooking up over in Paris. Recently, we had the opportunity to chat directly with Feadz before the big event tomorrow and, needless to say, this producer is one game-changing BADASS.

Enjoy an exclusive preview of Instant Alpha  (100% satisfaction guaranteed) which is now available for purchase exclusively on Beatport!

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1.     What can people expect from your set this week at #DimMakTuesdays?

I hope the unexpected.

2.     This isn’t your first time playing #DimMakTuesdays – in fact, you played here last March with Oliver Twizt! What do you think about #DimMakTuesdays?

I had a warm welcome and reaction and I love the fact that it is on a Tuesday. For me it represents people’s concern about music and not a random crowd who is going out on the weekend.

3.     You’ve been referred to as “a child of hip hop,” can you tell us some of the artists who’ve influenced your music from the beginning? How do you feel your sound has evolved throughout the years from hip hop style turntablism to more techno-sounding productions?

Public Enemy has been the major influence in my life – so much room for scratching and so much great music, pitched down or up or manipulated in extreme ways for a result that is unexpected and not regular  in a classic music eye. I think hip hop is becoming more & more techno over the years – it’s more minimal, it’s more synthetic, and I think my sound has followed the same path unconsciously.

4.     You were in a scratch band in the early 90’s, what was that like?

It was a lot of guys, of lot of smoke, a lot of sweat, and a lot of technical practice. It was great for a while.

5.     You’ve been with the legendary Ed Banger Records since 2005, how did that partnership first come about?

Paris is small and Pedro Winter has always been an influential DJ, so from my first records, I was giving them to him and he was liking my sound. As soon as he created the label, he offered to release my music.

6.     It’s been awhile since you’ve been in LA, what are you most looking forward to while being out here? What’s your take on the LA music scene?

Of course i’m looking for better weather than here, and I’m very glad to show LA the music that I consider to be the best . I feel very far from the scene, being at the Hard Festival last year in LA I couldn’t believe the amount of horrible music I heard. For a country who invented techno music, I can’t believe the direction it went in and the music that is popular out there. I’m sorry to say that but I think Americans have terrible taste when it comes to electronic music. But on the other hand, it’s never been that popular so it’s still good and I got faith on many U.S. producers who are gonna level it up.

7.     You’ve done remixes for Boys Noize, Cashmere Cat, Surkin, & Mr. Oizo to name a few. What have been some of your favorite collaborations so far?

All those mentioned here are collabs that have made me very happy . I couldn’t really choose a favorite amongst them.

8.     What’s your take on the evolution of djing and what do you see as the future of edm?

DJing is turning more and more has a producer representation. It’s a little sad that the original job of the DJ – finding great music for you to discover and dance to – is thought less of than your average entertainer (who is gonna play easy and raise his hands on every track to put you in the mood). And as I was saying, I think the music can only get better as I think it’s pretty horrible right now – just my opinion though, I’m known to be pretty critical but it’s just because it’s important to me.

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DATE:

Tuesday, January 14th

LINEUP:

Feadz (Soundcloud)
Light Year (Soundcloud)
Phantoms (Soundcloud)
Thee Mike B (Soundcloud)
Bones (Soundcloud)

ENTRY:

$5 w/ RSVP before 11 p.m. ($10 after) | RSVP to GuestList@DimMak.com (hurry because the guest list is filling up fast!)
Or purchase presale tickets here to ensure entry.

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Beatport Play hosts remix contest for Coone & Jim Ferren’s ‘150 BPM’

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Over the past decade, Belgian DJ extraordinaire Coone (aka Koen Bauweraerts) has been building a name for himself in dance music circles as a global ambassador for hardstyle, the bass-heavy, high-BPM genre that’s managed to wallop its way over the Atlantic from Europe. And stateside clubbers have indeed taken notice, with LA-based arbiter of taste Steve Aoki signing Coone to his own Dim Mak label. Hardstyle, it seems, is set for worldwide take-off. Now here’s your chance to make your mark in 2014 by remixing Coone’s hard-storming anthem “150 BPM” from his latest album, Global Dedication. Enter this Play contest before February 3 for your chance to win a Novation Launchkey 49, a Novation Launchpad S, and an official release on Dim Mak Records.

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