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Los Angeles is about to get BASSED with AC Slater! #NightBass

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On January 30th, we’re kicking off the year with the launch of Night Bass, a new event series curated by the king of heavy bass house AC Slater and his Brooklyn-based record label Party Like Us. Starting January 30 at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles, Night Bass features a diverse array of talent highlighting leaders of the U.K. bass-driven scene and caters to the night owls of the world.

Serving as Los Angeles’ best new underground event, Night Bass brings the sound that’s bubbling out of the bass bins from dark clubs and warehouses the world over direct to local audiences. Expect to hear cutting-edge house, garage, bassline, and boundary-pushing music. Together with Dim Mak, Party Like Us, and AC Slater, Night Bass brings the most unique party to Los Angeles.

For the opening event, Night Bass welcomes original Dirtybird player Christian Martin, who brings his tech-house flavor to the dance floor, along with Party Like Us label head AC Slater himself, who adds his unique spin on house and bass music. Main Course co-founder Astronomar joins the night with additional support from LA bass head Petey Clicks and local LA tastemaker Bones.
 

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1. Dim Mak: You are gearing up to present a collaborative party between Dim Mak and your label, Party Like Us. The night is being introduced as a home for cutting-edge house, garage, bassline, and more. Can you elaborate on the type of music party-goers will hear?

Think high-energy bass music with some soul. Somewhere between the big world of EDM and the underground sound of house music, that’s where Night Bass lives.

2. Describe the Party Like Us brand.

We want to share our musical influences and tastes with everyone. Party Like Us is bringing unique sounds to America on a regular basis via our releases. We want to shake things up and show music fans new sounds to keep them excited about dance music.

3. What can partygoers expect from an event thrown by Party Like Us and Dim Mak?

People can expect a well-curated night of fresh, bass-heavy house music that Party Like Us specializes in with the hype and excitement of a Dim Mak production.

4. How will Night Bass be different from any other party in the LA area?

This isn’t an event about standing and watching crazy visuals or an LED wall light up. This is about enjoying music on a nice sound system in a great atmosphere. On top of that, you will not hear a lot of this music anywhere else in LA. That’s the difference, something fresh for the city, an alternative to the norm.

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5. You will be spinning at these parties. What are some tracks that you think will set the tone for the night?

You’ll hear me play a lot of forthcoming, unreleased Party Like Us tracks as well as tunes from labels like Black Butter, Four 40 Records, Rinse, Trouble & Bass, and much more. Exciting, forward-thinking music, from uplifting vocal tracks to dark, driving bassline tunes.

I’ve also created a special Night Bass Spotify Playlist featuring songs I’ve been playing out for the past month or so that always get the party going, along with some dope tracks by the artists performing at the very first Night Bass event.[/one_half][one_half_last]

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6. Fast-forward one year: You have the amazing opportunity to curate a very special Night Bass 1-Year Anniversary Party. Who are those special guest DJs that would grace the decks?

My 1-year anniversary dream line up might be:

U.K. Garage legend DJ EZ
Zinc
Claude VonStroke
Taiki & Nulight
AC Slater & Petey Clicks (B2B)

7. Anything else you want to tell your fans and friends?

Shout out to Sound and Dim Mak for helping us bring this to life. Shout out to all the Party Animals coming to get involved in the Night Bass movement every month!

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‘Bring You To Life (Transcend)’ Music Video w/ Richard Simmons – Steve Aoki and Rune RK ft. Ras

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When it comes to getting people moving, few people do it better than DJ/producer Steve Aoki and fitness icon Richard Simmons.

But happens when you get the two of them together?

You get the video for Aoki’s Bring You to Life (Transcend), premiered yesterday on USA TODAY.

Thanks to a pair of magic headphones — and, really, what headphones aren’t? — the two swap places, with Simmons becoming an EDM superstar and Aoki taking over one of Simmons’ workouts. Think Freaky Friday with lots of exercise outfits and choreography.

“Bring You To Life (Transcend) is about bringing people to life, literally,” Aoki says. “It’s a literal expression about letting the music bring you to life. The video is a very fun role swap between myself and the original dance guru Richard Simmons doing what we both do best.”

Aoki and house producer Rune RK released Bring You to Life (Transcend), which features vocals from RAS, earlier this month on Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. Gille Klabin directed the video.
(via USA Today)

Contest: Bring Your “Soundtrack To Life” with SOL Republic & @dimmakrecs

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We’d like to start by sending a big THANKS to all 20k+ Twitter followers at @dimmakrecs!!

As mentioned earlier in the week, an official contest is underway to give back to all our eager fans that have supported us over the years. We would like all followers, old and new, to send their version of the “Soundtrack To Life” video for a chance to win Free SOL Republic Headphones!

With music casting such an important and varying reflection to each of our lives, we want you to share the ‘soundtrack’ that encompasses who you are. Send us your “Soundtrack To Life”. Take a creative approach to where music has influenced you, and put it to video…

The Details:
– Send us your version of Steve Aoki’s “Soundtrack To Life” video, via YouTube or Vimeo
– This video could be anywhere from 30-seconds in length to 10+ minutes, we’re not putting a timer on creativity!
– You can always refer to Steve Aoki’s submission for more insight on the overall concept
– Videos must be uploaded & submitted by March 14th

The Prize:
– One winner will be chosen between Steve Aoki and Dim Mak Records
– Free SOL Republic Headphones will be sent to the winning submission
– Steve Aoki – Wonderland CD

How To Send:
– Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo
– Send your entry via Twitter by mentioning @dimmakrecs with a hashtag #DimMakGiveaway

Good luck to everyone! We look forward to seeing all of your submissions!

 

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What Headphones Are The Stars Using? Business Inside Reports On Steve Aoki & SOL Republic

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The ever-popular Business Insider Magazine reports on some of the latest headphone trends, referencing Steve Aoki (Dim Mak Records), Justin Miller (DFA), and RZA (of Wu-Tang Clan), amongst others, on what they prefer to have on stage and in the studio:

“Over the ear DJ style headphones have become must have gadgets as well as a personal fashion statement. Major label hip hop artists like Dr. Dre, Ludacris, and 50 cent coming out with their own line of headphones and displaying them at technology conventions like CES. We wondered about the quality of all of these DJ style, over the ear headphones that are coming out.”

#1 Tech Site in the world posts about Steve Aoki and his album Wonderland, Turntable.fm & Sol Republic!

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Listen to Steve Aoki World Premiere Tracks on Turntable.FM Right Now

Musicians streaming and debuting tracks online is nothing new, but using Turntable.FM as an outlet for those songs is somewhat unheard of. Yet, that’s exactly what Steve Aoki is doing, being the first established musician to premiere two brand new tracks on the social music service for the first time.

Aoki’s been a mainstay in the LA electronic scene for the last half-decade or so, will be playing in his Turntable.FM room starting now. 200 people at a time can hop in the room and give them a listen (and if you want to see behind the scenes there’s also a Ustream channel here). Furthermore, Sol Republic is involved in this, and are giving away free headphones during the listening session. So hop on over and check it all out. – Gizmodo

Check out the full post here.

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