Over the past decade, Belgian DJ extraordinaire Coone (aka Koen Bauweraerts) has been building a name for himself in dance music circles as a global ambassador for hardstyle, the bass-heavy, high-BPM genre that’s managed to wallop its way over the Atlantic from Europe. And stateside clubbers have indeed taken notice, with LA-based arbiter of taste Steve Aoki signing Coone to his own Dim Mak label. Hardstyle, it seems, is set for worldwide take-off. Now here’s your chance to make your mark in 2014 by remixing Coone’s hard-storming anthem “150 BPM” from his latest album, Global Dedication. Enter this Play contest before February 3 for your chance to win a Novation Launchkey 49, a Novation Launchpad S, and an official release on Dim Mak Records.
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I washed my hair for the first time in a week so we are celebrating with a free track. Everyone at the Dim Mak office was starting to notice, standing far away from me during conversations and pretending not to know me in public. I guess the issue was getting so bad that when I walked in …
Steve Aoki drops the Bring You To Life (Transcend) [Remixes] featuring the original version of “Bring You To Life (Transcend)” with house producer Rune RK feat. vocalist RAS with new remixes from fellow Dim Mak artists Dirtyphonics, Qulinez, and Garmiani…
Dim Mak Records and Mixmag are searching for a diamond in the rough!
We are on the hunt for an explosive remix of Borgore’s most recent single “Wild Out,” which features Brick Squad Monopoly’s Waka Flocka Flame and U.K. vocalist Paige.
If you are an aspiring electronic dance or hip-hop producer, a vocalist, or rapper, this remix contest is for you.
Download the stems for this track and get to work starting Thursday, November 14.
Submit your remix before midnight Thursday, December 5.
Getting your remix into the Top 20 can help get you noticed, but the Dim Mak A&R team will ultimately choose the best winner to be released (whether it’s at the top of the charts or not). Encourage voters to mention your remix to @DimMakRecs and @Mixmag!
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Exercise your freedom as a raving fanatic by downloading New Ivory’s “Day By Day (Karetus Remix)”, a prodigious track that will make you cut a rug all weekend. The original track is off of New Ivory’s “Amygdala Circus”, a hit in and of itself; however, KARETUS has taken it to a whole new…
It’s Friday, November 1st and usually this would be the time I talk about Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, but instead I thought I’d share an entirely NEW jam as part of our infamous #FreeFriday series. Our Austin homies Night Drive take our LA homie Goldroom’s latest single “Embrace” out for a spin…
Sometimes on #FreeFriday, we like to throwback to magical tracks that were released some time ago. This, however, is not one of those Fridays-as we are handing out a track JUST RELEASED on Tuesday! What?! Are we crazy?! The answer to that is yes, obviously, and you love us for it!
Get out your dancing shoes and bust out your happy joy joy dance, because there are TWO #FreeFriday giveaways! Say what?! The second is Savage Skulls & Douster with “TRT (Swick Remix)”, a dub induced electronic masterpiece….
It seems like producing a super legit remix of a DIRTYPHONICS track is like a right of passage only bestowed upon the most gifted of music makers, as witnessed by Kastle’s remix Dirtyphonics‘ “Hanging On Me”; laid back and fresh, “Hanging on Me (Kastle Remix)” is like a breath of clean air on this #dirty track. Kastle, who is known for infusing the sounds of R&B with edgier dubstep influences, sheds a whole new light with his chilled out rendition.
Remember back when it was spring and the flowers were blooming and the sun was wearing sunglasses and GARMIANI was rocking our effing faces off with the release of “RUMBLE EP”? Good times. Thankfully, with today being another totes rockin’ #FreeFriday…
When it comes to heavy bass, haunting lyrics belted out with soaring vocals, dirty beats, and overall badassery…who do you turn to? If you didn’t answer DIRTYPHONICS, then you are wrong and need to reevaluate your life/music situation. The only way to make a DIRTYPHONICS song even dirtier is to add the talents of the cake lovin’ Borgore and trap producer extraordinaire Ookay; the results of such a collaboration can be heard in the Hardstyle-inspired remix these two heavy hitters produced on the Dirtyphonics track “Hanging On Me”. Full of subtle drops and vibey bass, “Hanging on Me (Borgore & Ookay remix)” is sexy and fun, which is just what we’d expect from a fusion of all this talent in one place.
Is there any sound so tough that a U.K. garage refix can’t turn into something pliable and seductive? Apparently, not, at least judging from the Los Angeles producer Kastle’s remix of “Hanging on Me,” a new song from the French quartet Dirtyphonics. Their recent singles have typically trod the line between headbanging and Ed Banging: “No Stopping Us,” featuring Foreign Beggars, was hip-house via Alice in Chains, while “Walk in the Fire” was forged of blast beats and chugging metal guitars. “Hanging on Me” is similar, marrying Master of Puppets-inspired twinned leads to a shuddering, dubsteppy cadence and topping it off with vocals from the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, who here sounds, improbably but intriguingly, a little like Cat Power imitating Ozzy Osbourne. In Kastle’s hands, though, the tune flashes back to 2-step’s glory days, complete with bouncy organ bass line and synths as bubbly as a freshly uncorked bottle of Dom. In contrast to 2-step’s habit of making chipmunks out of its singers, he plays Moss’ vocals relatively straight, save for a judicious bit of glottal chopping, but he strays from convention by briefly flipping the groove into a brittle triplet rhythm that’s halfway between trap and Schaffel. If you’ve ever dreamed of a Lex Luger/Superpitcher collaboration, here’s the next best thing. (via SPIN)