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Through an Intern’s Eyes- Steve Aoki at The Shrine

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What can I say about Los Angeles? Warm weather, palm trees, and most importantly- good house. My name is Cubby Cramer; I am one of the interns at Dim Mak Records this fall. I hail from the cold and wintery land of Ithaca, a small hipster city in New York. As a senior Television-Radio student at Ithaca College, I am given the opportunity to study abroad in California. Dim Mak heard about my experience with dance music, from editing Your EDM to hosting my own dance radio show on WICB, so I was one of the lucky few brought on board. This past week was a moment many of us at Dim Mak were looking forward to, Steve Aoki at The Shrine. As his Los Angeles stop on the Aokify America tour, I was excited to see the other artists on the roster for the evening equally as much as Steve Aoki himself. Besides- it was snowing in Ithaca- I really couldn’t complain!
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My evening started with Keys N Krates, who I was immediately was impressed with. Call me biased seeing as they are a Dim Mak faithful, but it was their live setup was the real kicker. The three man group is going to be one of the real game changers moving forward, merging djing, keyboards, and drums into one live act. Seeing as everyone is a DJ these days, a trap artist that has an atypical approach like this will easily put them in front of the pack. Case in point, their live rendition of “Dum Dee Dum” was excellent, with a long bridged section leading into the track we know and love.
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This was an evening of firsts. While all the artists that night I had not previously seen, it was also the first time I had seen a rapper live. Waka Flocka came on stage to much rejoicing from the crowd, while DJ Ace dropped many Brick Squad Monopoly and gunshot sound effects. Both the crowd and myself enjoyed Waka’s hits like “Hard In Da Paint” and “Grove St. Party”, it was the Beatport Top 10 reaching “Wild Out” that set it off. Hearing this big electro house record live and seeing a sea of fans jumping in unison was a sight to behold.
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Alvin Risk and Iggy Azalea were both fun in their own rights. Alvin Risk brought high energy electro and dubstep from his end, while Iggy Azalea dazzled with her dance moves and backup dancers. Alvin was sure to play his high profile works like his remix of “We Are Young” and his addictingly fun remix of “Earthquakey People” from Steve Aoki. Iggy Azalea had a crazy, reflective silver jumpsuit on this evening, stealing the show with her look. I could tell that the ladies in the audience really enjoyed her set, and personally I was happy to hear “Beat Down” live for a change.
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Finally, Steve Aoki took the stage, the moment everyone had been waiting for. As a dance music journalist who closely watches the public opinion, I’ve been looking forward to seeing Steve perform for a long time. Steve Aoki often gets knocked by dance music purists for believing he does prerecorded sets- but truth be told- nothing is feigned in his live performance. When it came time to cake the crowd, to much audience jubilee mind you, Steve knew just how much time he’d have before jumping back on the decks to throw on another record. Steve was sure to drop both his upcoming releases like soon-to-be major electro hit “Aoki Jump” with R3hab while bringing back old favorites like “Warp 1.9” and “No Beef”.
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I must also applaud Steve for inviting Travis Barker for live drumming tracks like “Push ‘Em” and a number of others. Then to go one step further, Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park joined on stage to perform “A Light Than Never Comes”. I had never expected so many guests to join Steve on stage, it really puts into perspective how many other artists he works with. Then to close the evening, Steve engaged the crowd in breaking the Guinness World Record for longest crowd scream. What else to say about this evening but wow, Steve and Dim Mak are clearly writing the manual to event success! I’ve seen my fair share of different DJs and musicians, but the energy of this evening was unreal. From start to finish, this night will go down as a testament on how to throw a proper house party.
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[RECAP] #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Part II

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Keeping in line with last week’s #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Recap, we bring you more exclusive, behind-the-scenes media of Steve Aoki, Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, Pharrell, and more homies as Aoki Framily travels across the U.S. giving the people what they want! Follow us on Instagram @DimMakRecs for new and exclusive photos from the tour added daily!

Peep Borgore’s new tour video featuring “Wild Out,” NOW LIVE on his YouTube!

LA peeps! Want to win tix to see Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka, Iggy Azalea, Mike & Chester of Linkin Park, Alvin Risk, & our very own Keys N Krates, at Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in LA November 15th?! Visit the contest tab on our website for the 411!

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#DimMakTuesday: Dirtybird // Anabatic // Booty Bass // Future House // Vibes

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It’s always a pleasure hosting our Dirtybird homies at #DimMakTuesdays and this Tuesday, November 12th we’re excited to have Dirtybird player and Anabatic Records founder Worthy on the ones and twos as we vibe to the sounds of booty bass, breaks and future house!

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“The Worthy sound has always been powerful, rocking, funky, bass-driven music at its best, and for me this is the new wave in house music.”Carl Cox

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Peep Worthy’s latest Beatport chart for his new EP “Flashin,” out now on Anabatic Records!

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Past #DimMakTuesdays have included Dirtybird legends Justin Jay, Ardalan, Justin Martin, and more!

“Those hardcore Dirtybird fans rolled in full force…these kids get so passionate about it…this is by far the most exciting show I’ve done here”Justin Jay after his recent set with Ardalan at #DimMakTuesdays

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SPestival – Dim Mak Stage

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Dim Mak has teamed with Société Perrier, the source for nightlife and culture, to host a stage at the inaugural SPestival, a virtual music festival featuring icons and emerging artists in music, fashion, art, and mixology.

Dim Mak, along with our friends over at Kompakt and Astralwerks, hosts a label branded stage at this innovative virtual music festival featuring sets from Dim Mak artists Felix Cartal, Carnage, Keys N Krates, Angger Dimas, Yolanda Be Cool, and Botnek.

Check out our stage today at http://societeperrier.com/spestival/.

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Dim Mak Krew TAKE OVER At The First Ever National Red Bull Flugtag! #ByAnyMeansNecessary

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This past weekend marked the first, national Red Bull Flugtag event in Long Beach, CA. Over 110,000 people spectators showed up to watch as 28 teams launched their clever flying contraptions off the Rainbow Harbor pier in hopes of taking home the title of champion and possibly breaking a world record.

Being Dim Mak, we can never resist a challenge, so we teamed up with our good friends at We Are Matik to create the Interactive Boombox Flugtag. While we didn’t take first place or set a world record, we did get a 7.5 for creativity and kicked it with the Workaholics doods (see below). Next year we plan on returning to the annual Red Bull Flugtag with a vengeance like no other – DOMINATION #BYANYMEANSNECESSARY

Peep the vid of our heroic flight, led by none other than CAPTAIN JENKS (see above).

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2013 UP ALL NIGHT BEATPATROL SERIES: Parts 1 & 2 “The Riot”

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THIS JUST IN: Parts 1 & 2 of our eagerly awaited three-part Dim Mak 2013 Up All Night Beatpatrol series is now live on our YouTube channel!

The Dim Mak Krew definitely kicked off the summer in true, up-all-night party spirit at this two-day rage fest of EDM madness – even if you weren’t able to participate in person, we’ve brought the experience to you in the videos & photos below….100% uncensored.

Also be sure to subscribe to the Dim Mak YouTube channel for the upcoming release of Part 3, the grand finale, of the series! #UpAllNightDM

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Dim Mak Invades Miami – Part 3

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In this final installment of our 3 part series, the Dim Mak crew takes a day off (from our oh so hard lives) to enjoy a second day on the yacht where we got a visit from Xtreme Fly Board. They were nice enough to let us steal one of their jet-skis as well as let us try to fly around the bay. After a nice day, we ended our long week at Ultra Music Festival. We followed Steve to UMF for his second weekend performance at the festival…

Music By: Felix Cartal & Clockwork – The Fire (ft. Madame Buttons)
– iTunes: http://bit.ly/17ZOTtO
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– Spotify: http://spoti.fi/10F3XYJ

Scion Music(Less) Music Conference 2012 Panels Preview

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The Scion Music(less) Music Conference of 2012 gathered over 70 experts for two days of panels, workshops and interviews for people interested in expanding their creative possibilities and improving their business approach. Participants included Killer Mike, TOKiMONSTA, Action Bronson, Jermaine Rogers, Dave Nada, Harry Fraud, and Nick Hook, plus representatives from VICE, SoundCloud, Third Man Records, Spotify, Mishka, Rdio, Acéphale, Dim Mak, and many more.

They filmed everything and in coming weeks they’ll be releasing the complete series. For now they’re proud to preview some highlights from the in-depth panels that they put together.

On the Building a Team panel, a trio of managers — Laurel Stearns of LSS Management, Alexis Rivera of Echo Park Records and Matt Colon of Deckstar — talk about whether they think artists need to sign to labels or if they should put out their music on their own.

Check out the full post from Scion here.

Be sure to check out our very own ‘Bryan Linares‘ on the Merchandising Possibilities in Dance Music Panel, you can check out the 12 video series here.

Out Now: Dim Mak – Greatest Hits of 2012, Vol. 3

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Dim Mak Records drops another bomb and lets loose a massive collection of prominent tracks from its 2012 catalog, ‘Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012: Volume 3′.

“This is the last of 3 volumes of the greatest hits from 2012 from Dim Mak Records. We put out so many influential records by some of the most important artists in their worlds. Huge releases from Angger Dimas, Botnek, South Central, Proxy, Yung Skeeter, Haezer, Mustard Pimp, Dan Sena and many more… Download Volume 3 and enjoy!”Steve Aoki

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Check Out Amazon’s ‘Experience EDM’ Curated by Steve Aoki and Dim Mak

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Everyone loves great music. But even better, everyone loves great music that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg to enjoy. In an effort to bring you heavy doses of dopeness, Dim Mak has teamed up with Amazon as part of what is sure to be a revolutionary means of delivering musical content. As part of their “Experience EDM” promotion, Amazon now features some of Dim Mak’s finest, as selected by Steve Aoki and his team of avid music aficionados. Each of the EP’s can be purchased for less than $3.00, and full-length albums are available for as little as $5.00. Be sure to click the link that follows to catch up on all the best that Dim Mak and Amazon have to offer.

EXPERIENCE EDM NOW!

Felix Cartal Nominated for Juno Award!

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up-4junoCanadian artist Felix Cartal has been nominated for the Juno Awards in the category “Dance Recording of the Year” with his track “Don’t Turn On The Lights” Ft. Polina. “Don’t Turn On The Lights” has been released on Dim Mak.
You can buy the release on iTunes here.

For more info on the Juno Awards, click here.

Below is the video for “Don’t Turn On The Lights”:

Dim Mak x Joyrich: Let Them Eat Cake (Party Recap)

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What happens in Vegas, ends up all over the internet and Vegas is no longer safe, which works out great as it served for a perfect location to have ourselves a little party. We teamed up with Joyrich for a cake filled celebration at The Act Nightclub in Las Vegas, where we showed off some of our new Dim Mak x Joyrich collab “Let Them Eat Cake” merch. With sounds pumping by Them Jeans, Kay, DJ Metric and hosted by Hannah Beth! A few of our friends Cobra Snake, Misha Janette, Mookee, Jonny Cota, Dork Dozier, Justin Barco + more came through and it took a lot of strength for us to not unleash a full on cake fight.

Check out more photos on Facebook: Dim Mak Live