Today is Good #FreeFriday, and in honor of the holiday we’re giving away a track that was originally put out on G.O.O.D. Music, because we know you’ve all been on your best behavior. This Keys N Krates remix of Kanye West, Big Sean, and Jay Z’s “Clique” will get you through the Easter weekend with your family. Just remember to eat your vegetables, iron your shirt, and don’t let grandma hear what you’re listening to.
Last year marked many more milestones for the label with artists like Deorro, Clockwork, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, Keys N Krates, Coone, Angger Dimas, and Borgore coming to the forefront. The ‘Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2013: Remixes’ features all of these talented artists and more all in one package, summarizing a very memorable year for Dim Mak.
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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Get on up… It’s sale time!
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The winter Olympics are here and what better way to show our patriotism than offer up a sale via the most American company there is?!! That’s right, we’re talking about the middle man to all of your strange and impulsive desires. The one that sells canned unicorn meat, cat scratch turntables, all-edge brownie pans, iPhone cases for $0.25, and they’ll even deliver your groceries! You have the world at your fingertips, literally, you don’t even have to leave your reclining memory phone cushioned chair which you bought on Amazon! Ah, America the great.
The point we’re trying to make, is that we’re offering up some hot deals on numerous recently released records including: Keys N Krates ‘SOLOW’ EP, Linkin Park & Steve Aoki “A Light That Never Comes” Remix EP, Borgore “Wild Out” EP, Coone ‘Global Dedication’, and more!
So head on over to http://goo.gl/KJZGLS to support your favorite artist, support your favorite record label, and support the Olympians as they head into battle this glorious weekend.
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Keys N Krates has been labeled a “trap” group but this band has talent way beyond making drunk white kids turn up. Drummer Adam Tune, Synth/keyboardist David Matisse and turntableist Jr. Flo are pioneers in blending live performance and electronic dance music. This Canadian trio definitely does not just press buttons and let the lasers distract you from their pre-made set. To see the LIVE talent and creativity for yourself watch these remix performances on their Youtube channel that are better than most songs on Beatport right now.
Aside from performing great music, their SOLOW EP from Dim Mak Records took over the blogosphere with the videos “Treat Me Right” making the Top 10 Vimeo Videos and “Dum Dee Dum” taking #1 on Hypemachine and was nominated for MTV Clubland’s Video Pick of the Year.
With its long, ambiguous buildup in outer space, the opening to this video kills us. The music is bumpin’, the handclaps are going, we’re ready to go, but to where? Then BOOM! The video’s concept kicks in, and it’s grins from ear to ear. We don’t believe in guilty pleasures, but this vid is pretty sinful, and when it finishes we’re ready to press play and indulge again. Ohji definitely knows how to treat us right. (Jason Sondhi)
Incase you didn’t hear, last night Keys N Krates were forced to cancel their live performance in Hollywood @ Avalon due to a low-life gaining access to their green room and stealing their laptops before they went on. KNK took to Facebook this morning to inform their fans of what happened and inadvertently announce their next single “Understand Why.” However, a little laptop debacle isn’t going to hold them back from doing what they love. This morning they leaped to that #1 spot on Hype Machine with their new track “All The Time (Tove Lo Flip)” which was premiered just a few days ago. Have a listen(above) and be sure to ‘favorite’ it to keep them at the top!
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2013 is coming to a close & as you’re probably aware by now, each week on Clubland they highlight one video as the ‘PICK OF THE WEEK’ and once again it’s the fans turn to choose which video gets #PICKOFTHEYEAR!
On September 27th, the electronic music festival TomorrowWorld brought its transcendent chaos to Chattahoochee Hills in Atlanta, Georgia. Now fans can experience the sensory overload with the new “Up All Night TomorrowWorld” video, which condenses the hectic event into one seven-minute blast.
The video features performance footage from several Dim Mak Records acts (Steve Aoki, Borgore, Carnage, Deorro) blended with frenetic crowd shots (fireworks, glowsticks, concertgoers in strange costumes). There are also some intimate backstage moments, like Aoki playing Autoerotique in a $1,000 game of rock, paper, scissors.
Annie Nightingale featured a guest mix from the amazing Toronto trio Keys N Krates. The mix gets another spin, plus the usual big bass tunes, including Gesaffelstein, Skrillex, Baauer and Daniel Avery.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
DJs and producers from around the world gathered together in Toronto for the annual Red Bull Thre3style World Finals last weekend. The DJs battled it out over 5 days until ultimately the Japanese based DJ/Producer Shintaro took the the title. Dim Mak was proudly represented by Toronto’s own Keys N Krates. Keys N Krates single “Treat Me Right” off of their SOLOW EP was featured in the official recap video for the competition. “Treat Me Right” gained Keys N Krates worldwide recognition after topping Hype Machine and reaching #1 on Beatport’s Top 100 Electronic Chart with its June 2013 release. The SOLOW EP includes other successful singles such as “Dum Dee Dum” which official music video has almost 130,000 views after premiering on MTV Clubland. Keys N Krates have been staying busy with a jam packed festival season that included performances at Lollapalooza, Mad Decent Block Party and Hard Summer. They are continuing to tour alone and at special locations on the Aokify America Tour. Watch above to see all the talented producers who performed and showcased their talent in this official recap video.