[one_half]Tel Aviv’s newest export, the firecracker rapper ShayGray, is ready to unleash his talent onto the world and it all begins with The Hipster Hype EP, out today on iTunes and Beatport. This EP is made up of his controversial collaboration with the infamous Borgore “Illuminati” that has already been causing a stir, “Mazel Tov,” “Hipster Hype,” and “Still Close to the Bottom.” While this is ShayGray‘s first release, he delivers it with such power and style that you’ll soon forget you ever didn’t know his name.
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We are big fans of streaming services, so we’re giving you the Dim Mak hook up on Spotify, Rdio, and Beats Music. Check out our new playlists of New Releases, Staff Selections, and every Steve Aoki song EVER. Spread the love and follow us and our playlists below.
#SELFIE – 2,000,000 YOUTUBE VIEWS!
Not only did The Chainsmokers‘ new single #SELFIE crack 2,000,000 views on YouTube, but it’s also featured in the Spotify Viral Charts! Currently being listed in the Top 5 of the viral charts for both Global & U.S.
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It is time yet again for another Spotify Spotlight and for this week’s playlist, we take a look at some of the newest releases from Steve Aoki’s powerhouse label, Dim Mak. The LA-based label, which was started in 1996, has been a huge player in the electronic music scene, helping to break artists such as The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT, and Felix Cartal. On Jan. 21, the label put out it’s 500th release and doesn’t seem ready to slow down anytime soon.
The playlist below includes several of the most popular tracks from new releases including The Chainsmokers’ #SELFIE, I Just Can’t Deny from Keys N Krates’ Solow EP, and more recently Tristan Garner’s Imperium, which was released last week.
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.
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]
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
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!
Keys N Krates, the most versatile and newest addition to the Dim Mak Records release roster, have created a couple March mixtapes that reflect their truly revolutionary style. Combining synths, keyboards, and turntables, the trio present us with an invigorating spin on the trap phenomenon that has swept the nation. Their Spotify playlist along with their March Beatport chart are true testaments to their abilities to merge different stylistic elements into a singular sound that you can’t help but get down to. Featuring tracks from the likes of Salva, Kendrick Lamar, GTA, Drake and more, these mixes are sure to become a staple for hip hop and dance music enthusiasts alike. Be sure to have a listen and check out their single “Treat Me Right”, currently listed at No. 35 on Beatport’s Electronica Top 100.
After closing out Tomorrowland, one of the world’s top events of 2012, with Steve Aoki, PeaceTreaty “In Time” featuring Anabel Englund says ‘hello’ to the new year bearing remixes by The 8th Note and Singularit. Supported not only by Tiesto, Afrojack and Hardwell…
The long awaited Atrium Remix Package has finally landed, featuring remixes from Angger Dimas, Cold Blank, Designer Drugs, Tony Romera and Bartosz Brenes. This package is full of top notch remixes and does not disappoint.
PROXY makes his long-awaited return with AUDIO 15, a forward-looking piece of post-apocalyptic acid techno that will shock clubs into submission. To appease the restless masses, the release also includes ABYSS, one of the highlights from PROXY’s stadium-razing live show.
New Yorker MING and compeer 2Beeps have released the island ape today, King Kong EP, including tracks “Afterglow” and “Make You Stay”. Who knew the colossal beast could sound so good?
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Check out MING’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.