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!
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)
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!
[hr] Qulinez are having the time of their lives. Childhood pals Alexander Lager and Johannes Gustafsson were discovered by Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello, who picked up his fellow Swedes for his label Size Records. Now, Qulinez have linked up with another big name name in electronic music – Steve Aoki and his label, Dim Mak – for their single “Drop It,” and they’re serving up a relentlessly intense mix around their new track. Sounds from the Bloody Beetroots, Carnage and Borgore, and Marin Solveig fly by, but the focus remains on “Drop It” and its interplay with a little bit of Daft Punk.
“Their sound is hard and heavy, just how we like it!”Aoki tells Rolling Stone. “This mix hits just as strongly as their live sets. When I listen to it, I feel like I’m right there with them.”
“Drop It” will be out August 27th.
Track listing for Qulinez’s “Drop It” mix follows below.
1. The Bloody Beetroots, Tai and Bart B More – “Spank (Dyro Edit)”
2. Firebeatz and Chocolate Puma – “Sausage Fest (Original Mix)”
3. Martin Solveig – “Hey Now (Schoolboy Remix)”
4. Sultan and Ned Shepard vs. dBerrie vs. Bruno Mars – “Locked Malfunction (Bootleg)”
5. Feenixpawl and Jason Forte – “Together (Marco V Remix)”
6. Qulinez – “Drop It” with Daft Punk – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Acapella)”
7. TJR – “What’s Up Suckaz (Original Mix)”
8. Qulinez – “Archangel”
9. Carnage and Borgore – “Incredible (Original and Busted by heRobust)”