Indie

#TBT: Kele From Bloc Party

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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)

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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!

Peep Kele’s “Heartbreaker” EP:

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Out Now: Scanners – Love Is Symmetry (Full Album)

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Scanners fans, rejoice! The quartet is back after two years of silence with the release of their full length album “LOVE IS SYMMETRY” today on Dim Mak Records! Go ahead and do a celebratory dance around your living room/cubicle/desk/etc. I’ll wait. Done? Awesome! Let’s talk about how cool this album is, shall we? 12 tracks of pure transcendental music that we’ve come to associate with the Scanners name, “Love Is Symmetry” is the perfect indie-dance cool down you’ll need this summer. Sometimes dancey, sometimes chillingly mellow, sometimes sexy, and always completely brilliant, “Love Is Symmetry” may be the most enduring album to date for this uber talented group. In a world permeated by hot and heavy beats and wibble wobbles, Scanners feel like a an ice cold glass of southern sweet tea to the soul. Get your indie movie vibes on with Scanners’ “Love Is Symmetry”, an album well worth the two year wait.

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90’s Post Hardcore Indie Emo Survival Kit – Dan Sena

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“I’m not much for DJ mixtapes, but I always get asked when I’m going to drop one. In the 90’s, Steve Aoki and I we’re consumed by a different musical world, far removed from the dj/dance scene. I thought instead of doing something predictable that shows where I’m at now, why not showcase the hardcore/indie/emo sound of that decade? I decided it would be actually fun compile a mixtape that actually created the impetus for Dim Mak Records. My hope is that these songs resonate with as much intensity for you, as they do for me. After all, music is the movement. Enjoy!” – Dan Sena