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Phat Brahms Music Video Released!

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Today the official music video of Phat Brahms (Directed by Lionel DUPONT, winner of Genero.TV‘s Phat Brahms music video contest) was released. MTVU had the honor to premiere it during MTV Clubland.
Watch the video below. You can now order Phat Brahms and Phat Brahms Remixes on iTunes!

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MTV IGGY: This Dude is Nuts. World, Russia’s Proxy Has Arrived.

MTV IGGY: This Dude is Nuts. World, Russia’s Proxy Has Arrived. 658 350 Tim Gauthier

MTV IGGY got a chance to interview Proxy and ask some of the questions many have always wanted to ask. Proxy didn’t hold anything back and made a majority of the MTV IGGY staff do a double take with his answers. Read the full interview over at MTV IGGY.

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MTV on Tomorrowland Festival with Steve Aoki, Avicii, Felix Cartal and more!

MTV on Tomorrowland Festival with Steve Aoki, Avicii, Felix Cartal and more! 1440 590 Tim Gauthier

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While a late evening shower may have dampened the ground at the launch of Boom, Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival, the magic of the day wasn’t hindered by it in the very least. If anything, the 60,000 fans in attendance Friday probably welcomed the cool down.

Banging sets by Joachim Garraud & Clockwork, coupled with the ecstatic raging of a few thousand fans, turned Steve Aoki’s tented Dim Mak stage into a sauna. Of course, when rapper Lil Jon walked out and “Welcomed all the ladies and gentlemen” to Tomorrowland, before launching into “Turbulence,” mayhem ensued. And speaking of raging – notable in Aoki’s set – festival goers were treated to a brand spanking new bomber of a collab with Knife Party. Fittingly, when we left Dim Mak for the day, Indonesian rising star Angger Dimas (who revealed to MTV News that a brand new Boys Will Be Boys track with Tiësto is coming soon) had just launched into “Internet Friends.”

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Vote Now! Atari Teenage Riot Nominated for O Music Awards “Best Protest Song”

Vote Now! Atari Teenage Riot Nominated for O Music Awards “Best Protest Song” 710 150 Tim Gauthier

Amidst the latest slew of viral videos and internet memes, Atari Teenage Riot surfaced to O Music Awards under their “Best Protest Song” category for the 2012 awards show. As some cater to more laugh-appeal, we urge the fans to take the stance worth fighting for. Support the message, cause, and movement; Vote Atari Teenage Riot!

Vote here today!

Watch “Atari Teenage Riot – “Black Flags” (WikiLeaks edit III feat. Boots Riley / Anonymous)”

STEVE AOKI’S REMIX OF KID CUDI “PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” NOMINATED FOR BEST MUSIC!!!

STEVE AOKI’S REMIX OF KID CUDI “PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” NOMINATED FOR BEST MUSIC!!! 710 150 Tim Gauthier

Kid Cudi has received a nomination for Best Music in the MTV Movie Awards for the Steve Aoki remix to “Pursuit of Happiness” being used in Project X. The winner is voted on by fans, so you can head here to vote for Cudi & Aoki.

The remix is also available to download for the first time, read more for details.

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Atari Teenage Riot Takes Hold of NYC — A Recap By MTV Hive

Atari Teenage Riot Takes Hold of NYC — A Recap By MTV Hive 710 150 Tim Gauthier

If you ever need a heightened sense of our dystopian present, attend an Atari Teenage Riot show. Certainly the long-running German trio — now consisting of Alec Empire, Nic Endo and Rowdy Superstar — has had progress in its sights for a long time. The group began in Berlin in 1992 as a proactive response against neo-Nazism in Germany and has been fighting the good fight through techno-juiced hardcore (and strobe lights!) off and on for two decades. (The band took a decade-long hiatus in 2001 after the death of founding member Carl Crack before returning last year.) But no length of fandom or YouTube-by-proxies is quite like being in Atari Teenage Riot‘s present presence: through hyperreal energy and palpable political resolve, the group acts as cheerleaders for resistance, and the constant indictments of skewed global politics are actually transformative. We’re living in a time of tumult, but ATR’s imagining a better future, if we want it. The crux of their music, battering, insistent, and of the rabble, is just a reminder that along the path there, chaos is tantamount. And fun.

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MTV Writes On Felix Cartal’s Release Of Different Faces

MTV Writes On Felix Cartal’s Release Of Different Faces Tim Gauthier

‘I want people to remember it,’ EDM up-and-comer tells MTV News of just-released album.

Though Miami Music Week is over, the spirit of Dim Mak’s presence is still standing. With Felix fresh off the beach and straight into his 2+ month “Different Faces Tour”, there isn’t much that can stop him from taking this industry hostage. MTV met up with Cartal during Dim Mak’s WMC kick-off party at Mansion (with Steve Aoki, Joachim Garraud, and others) to see what really went into the making of his 2nd full-length album:

“It’s been the last year of my life kind of putting this thing together,” Cartal said. “The record’s basically all that’s going on in my life. I want people to remember it, and hopefully it means something to them.”

MTV News was able to catch some of Cartal’s set at the National Hotel during Miami Music Week, and it was obvious that “Don’t Turn on the Lights,” featuring Polina, has become a certifiable breakthrough hit. But what was most surprising was how many of Cartal’s fans could be seen singing so many of his songs throughout the set.

“I play all the singles every set, and everyone was singing along today,” Cartal said. “I don’t think you can ever get tired of that feeling.”

He may not have to, because his new album is loaded with potential smashes, already finding tracks trickling into some sets of the biggest DJs in the world…

Read more on MTV.com here.

Steve Aoki tears up the MTV Woodie Awards! (Dim Mak Tank Available @ Dim Mak Shop)

Steve Aoki tears up the MTV Woodie Awards! (Dim Mak Tank Available @ Dim Mak Shop) Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki took the MTV Woodie Awards by storm last week with a blistering performance to cap off the night! Check the videos below for the insane action! The crowd were treated to multiple cakings, Aoki’s signature champagne showers and appearances from friends Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang and Dillon Francis!

Visit shop.dimmak.com to check the Dim Mak Logo Tank as worn by Steve on the night.

Steve Aoki tears up the MTV Woodie Awards!

Steve Aoki tears up the MTV Woodie Awards! Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki took the MTV Woodie Awards by storm last week with a blistering performance to cap off the night! Check the videos below for the insane action! The crowd were treated to multiple cakings, Aoki’s signature champagne showers and appearances from friends Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang and Dillon Francis!

Visit shop.dimmak.com to check the Dim Mak Logo Tank as worn by Steve on the night.

Watch Steve Aoki’s Latest Video “Heartbreaker” On MTV!

Watch Steve Aoki’s Latest Video “Heartbreaker” On MTV! Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki’s “Heartbreaker”, the third video off his latest full-length album Wonderland, is now available to watch on MTV and MTV.com!

With the MTV Woodies around the corner, MTV is in full swing with all things Aoki-related; starting with the premiere of his brand-new video “Heartbreaker,” featuring Brazilian singer Lovefoxxx. Guest DJ Danny Masterson is on the ones and twos as Lovefoxxx takes us back to the ’70s — it’s roller-skating time, y’all. Lovefoxxx seduces a few grimy-looking dudes at a trippy roller rink with a glowing neon heart radiating from her chest. But in the end it’s Steve Aoki’s soupy black heart that rests in his chest that she wants. (That’s always my problem, too.) Lovefoxxx sings over a light electro beat, “Would you let me be your heartbreaker?” Cue the big streamer party — everyone lives happily ever after. (Again, Los Angeles.)

Don’t miss Steve Aoki when he performs at the mtvU Woodie Awards March 18 on MTV and mtvU, watch his “Heart Breaker” video featuring Lovefoxxx.

Steve Aoki Performing Closing Set At MTV’s Woodie Awards!

Steve Aoki Performing Closing Set At MTV’s Woodie Awards! Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki will close MTV’s reformatted Woodie Awards at South by Southwest March 15, following the likes of Childish Gambino, Santigold and A$AP Rocky on stage.

“I’ve never done an awards ceremony, so I’m actually really honored to be a part of it,” Aoki told TheWrap. “It’s an amazing time where underground music can break out and crack the mainstream code without playing by the conventional rules. I’m really really happy that MTV has opened up its doors to electronic dance music.”

MTV created the Woodie Awards to showcase up and coming or “underground” artists. Past top winners at the event include the Killers, Lupe Fiasco and Kings of Leon.

“It was created to be the antithesis of the big, glossy music awards that exist, to recognize more emerging, cutting-edge artists having success in their own right,” Amy Doyle, MTV’s EVP of Music & Talent Strategy, told TheWrap.

Last year, they moved it to the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, hosting an awards show one day and a festival the next.

This year they combined the two into an all-day event, culminating in the awards show. Along with the new format, they chose to shine a light on EDM, a burgeoning genre (or group of genres) that has made its way into the mainstream.

Find out more details on the MTV Woodie’s and Steve’s performance here.

Felix Cartal’s “Don’t Turn On The Lights” now featured on Beatport

Felix Cartal’s “Don’t Turn On The Lights” now featured on Beatport Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal is first of all an amazing producer. His second album really showcases his pop side of his production. What you get in his track ‘Don’t Turn On the Lights’ is huge massive drops you would hear in his original productions previous to this, but now with a huge vocal…We crown this one mental.—Steve Aoki, Founder of Dim Mak Records.

We couldn’t be more excited for this release, as it represents Felix Cartal’s first step in his massive brand new sound. “Don’t Turn On The Lights” is a club-thumping track that features vocals from Polina, a vocalist who’s collaborated with both Steve Aoki and Kaskade. “‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’ is a chance for me to try some more memorable melodies,” says CARTAL. “I really wanted to create something that people could hum along to, something that they would recognize instantly, but still with powerful, hard-hitting production behind it. Polina’s vocals really helped bring this song together to make it one of the catchiest songs I feel that I’ve ever produced.”

Want more Felix? Who doesn’t… Check out more from the single, including the up-coming video for “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, filmed by David McDonald in Vancouver, Canada.