Remember the days when dance music was a little chill, a little vibey, a little relaxed? The kind of music that sounded perfect coming from your computer speakers as you stayed up late to do your homework, and just as perfect coming from your car speakers while you cruised your city at dusk?
Eternity EP is a conscious musical progression for me. The sound is much more refined than the previous Candy Floss Art Capitalist EP from 2011, but still gritty. I’m reaching back and infusing the sounds that got me excited about music in the first place, like punk, hardcore, and rock.
Today, UK’s Scanners release their Mexico EP with Dim Mak Records. Their brand new tracks “Mexico”, “Control” and “Charmed Life” are their latest in their sound that Vice describes as “perfecting a laser-fried blend of dance-punk and leaving beer-soaked UK club night in their…
‘Crunk’ and ‘Slow Down’ are masterworks in varied and skilled production. ‘Crunk’ is an all-out high-octane jump house anthem and ‘Slow Down’ a heavy progressive track with a trance inspired melody. Both are so fully charged with filthy bass, piercing synths and huge vocals that…
Scanners has been kicking around Camden for eight years now, perfecting a laser-fried blend of dance-punk and leaving beer-soaked UK club nights in their wake. According to our analytics, you’re from the States, so you’re forgiven if you haven’t been keeping up with them. They’ve kept a low profile over the past few years, but are slated to release a new LP for Dim Mak, entitled Love Symmetry, later in the year.
Order the “Mexico EP” today on iTunes, with additional tracks including “Mexico” and “Charmed Life”. – http://bit.ly/13lu8Jh
Listen below & Download here!
This week several Dim Mak artists got their Beatport Charts up in the celebration of their latest releases!
Newcomer Nezzo made a beatport chart for his release “Shadows” on Dim Mak Records, as well as Beatport Charts from Sound of Stereo with their release “Unicorn” and Acetronik‘s “All The Way” EP.
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Nezzo’s Shadow Chart
- Nezzo – Shadows Ft. Summer School & Ras
- Chris James & Arty – Together We Are
- GTA – Ai Novinha
- Syn Cole – April
- Zedd – Clarity Ft. Foxes (Tiesto Remix)
- Mord Fustang – Taito
- Justice – Helix (Gesaffelstein Vision Remix)
- Carl Louis Ft. Martin Danielle & CLMD – Falling Like Angels
- Sound of Stereo – Unicorn
- Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Extended Mix)
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Sound of Stereo “Unicorn” Chart
- Sound of Stereo – Unicorn
- Mumbai Science – Impact
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda
- Clockwork – Tremor
- Sound of Stereo – Rhyno
- Modek – Up With Me
- SCNDL (Aus) – Gypsy
- Mord Fustang – Taito
- Clockwork – Hulk (Dillon Francis Remix)
- Sound of Stereo – TFA (Vakkuum Remix)
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Acetronik “All The Way” Chart
- Acetronik – All The Way Ft. Nina Sky
- Acetronik – Can You Feel It
- james Egbert – Legion
- Roma Pafos – Say Goodbye Ft. Sarkis Edwards (Relanium Remix)
- Flux Pavilion – The Scientist
- Clockwork – Surge Ft. Wynter Gordon
- Zeds Dead & Omar LinX – Cowboy (Congorock Remix)
- Acetronik – Monkey Do This
- Acetronik – Two Worlds
- TAI – Tailand (Peeking Duk Chili Bamboo Remix)
Sound of Stereo is back! Well… They haven’t really been gone, but it’s been two years since their previous release on Dim Mak Records. Sound of Stereo presents their brand new Unicorn EP containing a vocal and instrumental version of the dreamy title track, “Unicorn”,…
Sound of Stereo is back! Well… They haven’t really been gone, but it’s been two years since their previous release on Dim Mak Records.
Sound of Stereo is presenting their brand new Unicorn EP containing a vocal and instrumental version of the dreamy title track, “Unicorn”, a straightforward club banger called “Rhino”, and a more experimental track called “Narwhal” which we are giving away for FREE today!!! Pre-order “Unicorn EP” on iTunes: http://bit.ly/UnicornEP
Keep an eye and ear out for the next special release, followed by many more giveaways.
We’re proud to present a new section on the Dim Mak blog called “Holland Days with Jamal”. In these weekly series our newest intern Jamal will interview various artists and at the same time learn a lot about the American culture and the Dim Mak family.
Jamal’s second interview is with one of Dim Mak’s own artists PeaceTreaty, who will be playing tonight at Dim Mak Tuesdays. Big Room House fans can be very excited as they’ll also be releasing “In Time Remixes” EP next week on Dim Mak Records. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes here.
Tickets: In order to get tickets for tonight’s show, click here: http://bit.ly/TeoPEi
Also, PeaceTreaty are giving away 2 pairs of tickets for tonight’s show! Head over to there Facebook page for more info.
Hi guys, could you tell me what you’re doing on this very moment?
Josh: Right now I’m actually working on finishing up this disco track that I started the other day and hopefully it gets done tonight. I guess it depends on the groove and how much coffee I have brewing.
You’re busy finalizing your album which is planned to come out on Dim Mak Records. How do you guys feel about the tracks?
Josh: The tracks are coming out great its gunna be quite the relief when this is all done as its been going on for quite a bit and I know everyone is really anxious to hear it. The best part about the creation of this album was exploring our creativeness to make other genres and experiment with all types of production tricks and techniques but adding our own twist to it. We got to work with a lot of great people which was quite humbling and we couldn’t be happier with how these collabs are coming out. In all we are more then excited to show everyone out there how who we are and actually becoming.
Will you be playing some tracks of that album on February 12th at Dim Mak Tuesdays?
Josh: Of course. Thats probably what I am most looking forward to.
What would you do if Steve (Aoki red.) was standing next to you with a cake in his hand?
Josh: It all depends on the cake. Obviously if it was a type of chocolate cake we join in on a very exquisite candle lit dinner but if it’s like strawberry or some crappy cake like that then anything applies.
How did your date with the mysterious PeaceTreaty girl (where you got the name from) go, back in the day? Please describe it to us.
Ummm it was fun. It was definitely a starting point for me in wanting to actually pursue producing. I remember we would always listen to BBC Radio 1 like Kissy Sell Out & Pete Tong every week and I always thought it would be unreal to actually get one of my tracks played on there as I was just starting this out on my own the time. Sure enough it all came true. Its quite amazing to look back and see some of your accomplishments but really you never ever think about it cause your always too busy trying to look ahead.
Finish this sentence: Big room… House
If you had to pick: Ableton, Logic or FL Studio?
FL Studio but unfortunately we use Logic.
Jameson or Crown?
Double jameson straight on the rocks with a shot of pickle juice.
Today, Los Angeles native and producer/ DJ Clockwork releases his Surge EP on Dim Mak Records, two tracks of dynamic melody anchored in the undulating low-end that typifies modern Electro House. With his unapologetic big room aesthetic, the New York City-based performer…
“Walk In The Fire” is metal/drum & bass track which combines the best of two worlds. “Walk in the Fire” kicks off with a guttural guitar grind before coalescing into an electro dubstep break fueled by screams and wild production. Setting the dance floor ablaze like never before, it injects a healthy helping of heavy metal intensity into a drum n’ bass dubstep monster that claws right out of the box. This pure and raw track consists full of energy which will give you a boost for the entire day and night. It will both satisfy the metal- and dub-heads out there, so if you have a friend that’s not fully convinced of the power of electronic music, this track might give them the little boost they need. Schoolboy comes with a Knife Party-like electro remix and Culprate makes an intense dubstep version out of it.
The EP release is the latest release before their long-awaited Full Length “Irreverrence” comes out on Dim Mak Records on March 19th.
Following the release of “Irreverence”, Dirtyphonics will embark on their North American “Irreverence Tour.” Launching March 27 in Vancouver, the 30+ date tour will take them through many major markets as well as anticipated performances at this year’s Coachella where they will perform both weekends Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience more akin to seeing your favorite band than a typical EDM act. They bring a level of energy that’s rare in modern music. A limited amount of tickets for all upcoming US dates are immediately available for purchase direct from Dirtyphonics at: http://dirtyphonics.frontgatetickets.com
The Phat Brahms Remixes EP just came out a week ago and we’re very happy to see that some remixes are storming the Beatport Electro House charts!
– Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Cold Blank Remix) is on #13
– Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, Coone Ft. Lil Jon – Madness is on #17
– Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Wolfpack Remix) is on #82
Head over to Beatport, download the tracks and let’s get these tracks in the top 10!
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We present an exclusive premiere of “Jack Hammer” which is the hard hitting new single from a collaboration between well known London producer Riton, who started DJ’ing in Newcastle at the tender age of 14, and London born but now based in Germany house artist TAI.
This track is based around a pounding beat and what does sound alot like a sampled jackhammer combined with furious, wailing synth stabs and then with the occasional bleepy horns weaved in around the breaks.
TAI is part of the Dim Mak family and has released multiple EP’s on our record label. We’ve also released Riton’s “Ritontime” EP back in 2011. On February 12th TAI will be releasing another EP on Dim Mak called “Tailand”. This EP is a 2-track EP, along with a remix by Peking Duk. You can now pre-order the “Tailand” EP on iTunes.
Preview & Pre-Order: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Phat Brahms (Remixes)
On February 5th the long-awaited Remixes EP of Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Phat Brahms” will be out on Dim Mak Records for you to have! You can hear various remixes by no other than Coone, Botnek, Bro Safari & UFO!, Clinton VanSciver, Cold Blank, Wolfpack, Tom Swoon and 3BallMTY. If that doesn’t float your boat then we don’t know what will! You can pre-order the EP on iTunes here. Check out the preview below:
Azari & III will soon have a new EP out! Following up to their self-titled album released on Dim Mak Records they will release Indigo (Remixes) on January 29th. Alongside remixes of Konrad Black and Serge Santiago the EP will also feature an A Capella version and a Dub version of the track. You can now pre-order Indigo (Remixes) on iTunes.
South Beach native, George Acosta is known for his smooth progressive house and doesn’t disappoint with his release “WOW”, out today. WOW features 3 original tracks from the herald Sirius XM DJ of “The Lost World”. Stand out track is “We Got This”, a fun piece with a hard rickashay that gets swept back with a ethereal melody and vocals.
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Russian prodigy Proxy releases his single package “Raw” today. Taken from “MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES, Pt. 1″, “Raw” (Orginal Mix) is an imperial air raid banger and salutes Proxy’s trademark of sonic brutallity. Remixers include Etnik, Haezer, St. Mandrew & JFK…
“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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Not holding back while sticking to the same old formula, StereoHeroes raise the bar even more here, with two tracks that hit you with everything and the kitchen sink. Opening track ‘Crystal’ arched synths and bent out of your shape beats will reign supreme at the peak of night, while it’s close cousin ‘Polaris’ sees StereoHeroes elevate their techno fused electro to a higher level of existence, unparalleled to anything else out there… mental yet ridiculously hypnotic.
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South Central ‘Hollywood’ EP promises to be even bigger, bolder and brasher (out Today). Overflowing with bass-fuelled energy and a “fuck it” attitude, it’s the perfect combination for release on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Recordings. The titles indicate exactly where the listener is heading…
To help you guys get over this hump day we’ve released another teaser for South Central’s Hollywood EP. To date we’ve released all but one teaser from the collection, playing on the notable phrase- “good things come to those who wait.” Check out the current tracks on our SoundCloud, and keep a look out for the final teaser, Star Wars before the EP’s debut next week. If you find yourself playing these teasers on loop like I did, the EP is also available for pre-order on iTunes.
The electronic dance music collective featuring JDevil (aka Jonathan Davis of Korn), Sluggo and Tyler Blue stands ready to terminate everything in its path. Fusing together dubstep anarchy, heavy metal precision and JDevil’s immortal voice, the trio engages a new phase for destructive…
New Yorker MING and compeer 2Beeps have released the island ape today, King Kong EP, including tracks “Afterglow” and “Make You Stay”. Who knew the colossal beast could sound so good?
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Check out MING’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.
Autoerotique releases “Roll The Drums Remix EP”, a raucous set comprised by vocals from Marissa Jack, and remixes from Felix Cartal, Clockwork and Torro Torro. The track list spells out a potent collection of “Roll The Drums” renditions that Toronto based duo should smile at.
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After they gave away Pitfalls And Corridors EP, South Central bring you the second instalment to their EP series called ‘Weapons Of Mass Dubstortion’. Keith says “when you listen to BEAThoven on a fuk off system you’ll see why it’s called that”. The Brighton (UK) boys are excited to be part of Dim Mak and look forward to bringing a different dimension of hype to Steve Aoki’s legendary world.
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ARTISTdirect.com has partnered with Dim Mak and the digital hardcore heroes Atari Teenage Riot to premiere the Collapse of History EP.
Los Angeles born, New York City based DJ/Producer Clockwork has been churning out heavy hitting tracks since 2009.
Preview the entire EP release of “Squad Up”, Clockwork’s first Dim Mak release, on SoundCloud today! This 7-song EP features 3 major singles, with additional remixes by Toro Toro, Botnek, Dillon Francis, and more!
Henry Smithson, aka Riton has premiered his central hub ritontime.com for everything Riton-related. Not only does this feature the collective of tracks and remixes of the November 1st release, but it stands as the official label for Riton and related artists.
‘Animals’ EP from Felix Cartal & Keatch is out now on Beatport. Listen & purchase after the jump.
For more info on Felix Cartal visit his page HERE.
Felix Cartal was born with a passion for hard hitting electronic music. With influences ranging from the heavy hitting distortion of The Bloody Beetroots and Boys Noize, to the techno influences of Vitalic, Felix has created an amalgamation of electronic genres which results in a unique listening experience for home and live audiences alike. His distinctive method of incorporating abrasive distortion, intense instrumental build-ups and unique frequency variations in his songs gives Felix a sense of versatility within the electronic scene. This versatility has led Cartal to become one of the leaders of heavy-house – a genre known for its relentless intensity and bass and distortion heavy melodies.
Felix Cartal “The Joker” EP
‘The Joker’ Single & B-Side ‘The Riddler’
For more info on Felix Cartal visit his page HERE.
Childish Gambino’s new EP is now available for download. [Link inside]
PeaceTreaty “Cal State Anthem” EP
Release Date: 02.08.11.
Video & Free MP3: Premiere of the ‘World Class Driver’ Music Video & Free Felix Cartal – ‘Racer’ mp3
Music Video Premiere
World Class Driver
The World Class Driver video was directed by Josh Forbes. His interpretation of the track and inspiration for the video:
The concept for this video came from the lyric “take it real slow”. It sounded like something an old person might say. The next lyric is “so put the pedal to the floor”, which made me think of an old person rolling down the street like a badass in a Rascal scooter.
From there it became a game of “what sort of depraved things can I get old people to do?” and “how can we put an old person spin on it?” So instead of doing heroin, the guy’s freebasing Werther’s Original, and instead of watching some hardcore porn, they’re watching a video of Angela Lansbury giving herself a massage in a hot tub.
This is one of my favorite videos of all-time, even if I hadn’t made it. Apparently it creeps people out, but for me it’s just pure delight. It reminds me of Werner Herzog’s “Even Dwarves Started Small”, a movie about a group of insane Little People who take over their asylum and create their own micro-society. I like the idea of a world overrun by crazy old people. It scares the hell out of me.
Stream & Download:
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World Class Driver
Released: June 15, 2010
For more info on Felix Cartal visit his page HERE.