Tag: Steve Aoki

Check Out Amazon’s ‘Experience EDM’ Curated by Steve Aoki and Dim Mak

March 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

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Everyone loves great music. But even better, everyone loves great music that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg to enjoy. In an effort to bring you heavy doses of dopeness, Dim Mak has teamed up with Amazon as part of what is sure to be a revolutionary means of delivering musical content. As part of their “Experience EDM” promotion, Amazon now features some of Dim Mak’s finest, as selected by Steve Aoki and his team of avid music aficionados. Each of the EP’s can be purchased for less than $3.00, and full-length albums are available for as little as $5.00. Be sure to click the link that follows to catch up on all the best that Dim Mak and Amazon have to offer.

EXPERIENCE EDM NOW!

Vote for Dim Mak & Friends for the IDMAs!

February 27, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , ,

logoVoting for the 28th Annual International Dance Music Awards is two days away from closing, so don’t miss your chance to vote for your 2012 favorites.

We couldn’t be more thrilled for our two nominations this year with Dim Mak up for “Best American Music Label” alongside Ultra and Mad Decent.  As well as Steve Aoki‘s nomination for “Smirnoff’s Best North American DJ” alongside our friends Diplo, Skrillex, Porter Robinson, and others.

Not only are we nominated for these two categories but EDC, Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music are up for “Best Music Event” all of which included Dim Mak stages this past year.

With over 50 categories in place we’d like to wish the best of luck to all our  friends nominated for awards including Borgore, Like Mike, Hot Natured, Tiesto, Afrojack, Insomiac Events, NERVO, Dada Life and more!

Every vote makes a different, so cast your vote before polls close on Friday, March 1 on the  Winter Music Conference site now. 

Dim Mak Pool Party in Miami: Themeantics Ep.4

February 27, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Every year, Miami hosts one of the biggest weeks in electronic music alongside Ultra Music Festival, the Winter Music Conference/ Miami Music Week.  In our latest video installment we’d like to invite you to tag along with Ashley and Kimbo in their adventure to last years Dim Mak x Obey The Kitty Pool Party at WMC. Watch as these two West Coast girls party on with cameos from Steve Aoki, PeaceTreaty, Dirtyphonics, R3hab, Lil Jon, Tommy Gunz, and more. 

Out Now: Steve Aoki’s Remixed Brahms Chart

February 21, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , ,

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Following the release of the Phat Brahms remix package, we now have the official Beatport Chart from Steve Aoki. The ten track chart features a great collection of Dim Mak tracks released in 2013 including the orginal Phat Brahms single. You can grab the chart on Beatport now.

Tracklist

  1. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms
  2. Felix Cartal, Autoerotique – The Alarm
  3. Lil Jon, Coone, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike — Madness
  4. Infected Mushroom – Bass Nipple
  5. Azari & III – Indigo (Serge Santiago 12am Mix)
  6. Dan Sena, Steve Aoki – Omega feat. Miss Palmer
  7. PeaceTreaty – In Time (The 8th Note Remix)
  8. George Acosta – We Got This
  9. Ali Love – Love Harder ( Will Bailey & Valentino Khan Remix)
  10. BXXX- Rebellion (Lies)

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Wakanda Madness Beatport Chart

February 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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With the success of their latest releases “Wakanda” and “Madness” on Dim Mak Records, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have now put an exclusive “Wakanda Madness” Beatport Chart up on Beatport. Along with “Wakanda” other Dim Mak releases include “Madness” Ft. Lil Jon and the collaboration of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms. Check out the Beatport chart below!

Beatport links:
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Coone Ft. Lil Jon – Madness
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms

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Track List

  1. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda
  2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Coone Ft. Lil Jon – Madness
  3. Hardwell Ft. Amanda Shepherd – Apollo
  4. Nicky Romero Ft. john Christian & Nilson – Still The Same
  5. Yves V, Loopers & Jacob Van Hage – Amok
  6. Ummet Ozcan & W&W – The Code
  7. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms
  8. D-Rashid & Blasterjaxx – Here We Go
  9. Dirty South & Deniz Koyu – Halo

Super Awesome Valentines Day cards from @koraline

February 14, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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A Night In Review : #DimMakGrammySunday @ Drai’s

February 13, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , ,

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Last week we brought our first installment of, “A Night In Review” this week we’re bringing you the second installment of the series covering our #DimMakGrammySunday at Drai’s. Here you’ll find in depth details of the night including details of Salva and Steve Aoki’s set. You can also check out upcoming events at Dim Mak. 

“As you know, the Grammy Awards happened on Sunday, and none other than bossman himself, Steve Aoki, was nominated for an award. The fact that there are now multiple electronic categories at the Grammys is a testament to how far the genre has come. Needless to say, at the Dim Mak after-party, everyone was in a fantastic mood and ready to celebrate electronic music and it’s ever evolving forms, with sets from DJ Metric, Fashen, DJ Fresh Direct, Salva,  Steve Aoki, and Deorro.

Every surface of Drai’s, from floors, to tables, to the spaces in between, were covered with people getting down and having a good time. When Salva took over the decks, he was greeted by an ever-eager audience that was ready to be bass blown away by some hardcore Trap music, and they were not disappointed. Salva started off with “City Star” by Rusty and then dropped into “Purple Swag” by A$AP Rocky. But the highlight of the set had to be when Salva went old school and mixed Missy Elliot’s classic “Get Your Freak On” with the new instant classic, by Kanye West, “Mercy,” only to launch right back in time when he played “Face Down Ass Up” by 2 Live Crew and “What’s Your Fantasy,” by Ludacris. Salva gave a nod to Trap music when he played a little RL Grime and the crowd fed off his energy and the table-shaking bass that blasted out of the speakers. Salva ended his set with crowd pleasers “All Gold Everything” by 2 Chainz, and “Fucking Problem” by A$AP Rocky.  He saved the best for last and dropped Drake’s new song “Started from the Bottom” as confetti shot all around the club. It was a great moment and totally epitomized the awesomeness that was the vibe in Drai’s.

Then, as the confetti was still falling from the sky, Steve Aoki stepped up to the table, and the crowd of people that had gathered around the dance floor went nuts, not to mention everyone else in the club filing in from all areas, inside and out, to see what was up. His first song was “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin and being one to never disappoint, he brought up singer John Martin himself to give a live rendition of the vocals. Then, Steve dove forward into some new songs of his own. The crowd definitely enjoyed getting a preview of what was to come and were rewarded with some Aoki classics like “Ladi Dadi” the Tommy Trash remix, as well as Turbulence, and of course, Pursuit of Happiness. He also dropped the vocal mix of “No Beef” which was a big hit with everyone inside. The fun really started when Borgore popped out of nowhere and stepped up to the decks while Aoki played his song “Decisions.” Before he stepped off the stage, Aoki made a point to tell everyone around to stick around for up-and-coming DJ Deorro who threw down some late night dirty dutch style music.

It was a ridiculous night to say the least, and the energy in the club reverberated out onto the streets as Deorro’s set ended and the lights came on. Those in attendance also included DJ Fresh Direct, Miguel, Skrillex, Carnage, John Martin, and Joachim Garraud.  It was a night that proved how epic electronic dance music can be, and how it can bring people from all over the place together who are just searching for some good music and a damn good time.” – Jenna Browning 

 

You can also review the night in pictures via Facebook

Out Now: Dirtyphonics – Walk In The Fire EP

February 12, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today French artists Dirtyphonics released the “Walk In The Fire” single on Dim Mak Records. “Walk In The Fire” is part of a three-song EP package including remixes by Schoolboy and Culprate.

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“Walk In The Fire” is metal/drum & bass track which combines the best of two worlds. “Walk in the Fire” kicks off with a guttural guitar grind before coalescing into an electro dubstep break fueled by screams and wild production. Setting the dance floor ablaze like never before, it injects a healthy helping of heavy metal intensity into a drum n’ bass dubstep monster that claws right out of the box. This pure and raw track consists full of energy which will give you a boost for the entire day and night. It will both satisfy the metal- and dub-heads out there, so if you have a friend that’s not fully convinced of the power of electronic music, this track might give them the little boost they need. Schoolboy comes with a Knife Party-like electro remix and Culprate makes an intense dubstep version out of it.

The EP release is the latest release before their long-awaited Full Length “Irreverrence” comes out on Dim Mak Records on March 19th.

Following the release of “Irreverence”, Dirtyphonics will embark on their North American “Irreverence Tour.” Launching March 27 in Vancouver, the 30+ date tour will take them through many major markets as well as anticipated performances at this year’s Coachella where they will perform both weekends Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience more akin to seeing your favorite band than a typical EDM act. They bring a level of energy that’s rare in modern music. A limited amount of tickets for all upcoming US dates are immediately available for purchase direct from Dirtyphonics at: http://dirtyphonics.frontgatetickets.com

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Phat Brahms almost in Top 10 Beatport Chart!

February 11, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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The Phat Brahms Remixes EP just came out a week ago and we’re very happy to see that some remixes are storming the Beatport Electro House charts!

Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Cold Blank Remix) is on #13
Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, Coone Ft. Lil Jon – Madness is on #17
Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Phat Brahms (Wolfpack Remix) is on #82

Head over to Beatport, download the tracks and let’s get these tracks in the top 10!

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Aoki’s House Podcast 004

February 11, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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He just got back from the Grammy Awards, but Steve Aoki is already back with another podcast of “Aoki’s House”!
Already number 4 and it sure is a pleasure for you mind and might just give that eargasm you’re looking for.

Podcast 004 starts off with Azari & III‘s classic “Wreckless With Your Love” mixed in Proxy‘s classic “Raven”.

Subscribe here: http://smarturl.it/aokipodcast

Holland Days with Jamal: SALVA

February 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Interviews Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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We’re proud to present a new section on the Dim Mak blog called “Holland Days with Jamal”. In these weekly series our newest intern Jamal will interview various artists and at the same time learn a lot about the American culture and the Dim Mak family.

Jamal’s first interview is with Trap artist SALVA, who will be playing at the Steve Aoki x Grammy After Party. SALVA is mostly known for his legendary remix with RL Grime of Kanye West’s “Mercy”. To buy tickets for the Grammy After Party, click here.
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Interview

Hi Salva, how are you doing on this fine and sunny day?
Chillin out :)

Whats the meaning behind the Pope as your profile photo? Do you just love him that much?
Yeah I wanted to be the pope when I was a little kid… Haha for real though.

How did the process of the Mercy remix you did with RL Grime go?
I had the idea when I was in the studio at Power 106 when Big Sean premiered the original “Mercy”.. I was sitting there remembering that Madlib and Dilla used that reggae sample before. Brought RL in to do the track with me because we started working together recently, I remixed one of his tracks for Wedidit and I was always playing his stuff out… so we collabed on it and didn’t think too much about it.. Just had fun with it and it came out really good.

Did you think the remix would take off like it did? How much did it impact your life/career?
Yeah it’s helped get me a lot of exposure for sure..thankful for that.. just really helped me get in front of bigger crowds — been DJing all my life so it was a good platform to show kids what I do.

Are you still running around coloring the streets? If so where can we see some of your work?
No haha I don’t paint.

J Dilla’s birthday was today (February 7th). How important is he as a person to you?
Really big influence on all of us who were into golden era Hip Hop to modern underground stuff…his productions, his rap. He produced so many classics, if you were into Hip Hop at all the past 20 years — whether you know it or not you love Dilla’s music.

Don’t you just hate that remake of “Fright Night”?
Ha yeah it really wasn’t the best.. The OG is my fave though, of course.

Are we going to see you scratching during the Dim Mak Sundays night this Sunday February 10th?
A little bit maybe, I’ve been kinda forced into using CD-Js as of late, turntables are dissapearing accross the world!!! :(

Would you say that Bucharest, Romania is the best place to party? And why?
Kids just go really hard there, and the average party goer probably knows more about new electronic music than I do…they’re just really hungry for what’s next there for some reason.

How awesome was it when Pusha T came and did his verse over your remix during RBMA Culture Clash?
Yeah that was probably one of the best things that came out of doing the “Mercy” remix for sure.. He’s the illest man what can I say!! Pusha just shines on everybody.

What are the future releases on the Frite Nite label you’d like to tell us about?
We have really cool things popping, more underground style — for instance Jimmy Edgar and Adbourke remixes of The Starship Connection record we did last year, and an EP from Ana Sia that is really cracking tribal bass stuff.

Are you excited for your show this Sunday? Any surprises up your sleeve?
Probably no Pusha T this time hahaha (but maybe again soon).. nah I’m just gonna do me, I’ve wanted to come play Drai’s for a minute.. feel it’s gonna be a good platform to play some big rap songs and some banging dance tracks too. Very excited… and it’s GRAMMY’S NIGHT!!

For more info on the Steve Aoki X Dim Mak Grammy After Party, click here.
Follow Jamal on Twitter here.

Phat Brahms Remixes + Phat Brahms Tee available NOW!

February 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , ,

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PhatBrahmsWhitetee1“Phat Brahms” has traveled a long way since its initial creation in 2012. The dynamic track created by Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas vs. Dimitiri Vegas & Like Mike was produced during a late night on the 2012 Deadmeat Tour and later debut at, Tomorrowland during a four way set amid Steve Aoki’s closing performance. Since the October release Phat Brahms has become a popular track among the EDM genre as a high-energy, big-room, dance floor piece, and recently we’ve release a remix package featuring nine renditions of the track from Coone, Botnek, WolfPack, 3BalMTY, and more.

Along with the release of “Phat Brahms” we’ve now produced an exclusive Phat Brahms T-Shirt! Whenever this track (or a remix) is being played during a show, you now have the right shirt to wear for this occassion! Please not that the Phat Brahms shirt is Unisex, so it’s for anyone to wear! But that’s not all! You can also wear it at work, to school, or just at home! More than enough reasons we’d say to order the shirt at the Dim Mak Shop.

ORDER: To order the shirt, go to the Dim Mak Shop here.
TWITTER: @dimmakshop.
FACEBOOK: fb.com/pages/Dim-Mak-Collection.

‘#Arrow’ scoop: @SteveAoki to play Oliver’s party — EXCLUSIVE

February 5, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , , , , ,

steve-aoki_510x335Oliver Queen is set to open his Starling City night club and he’s getting one of the best house musicians in the world for opening night.
Grammy nominee Steve Aoki is set to guest star on Arrow, playing himself.

In the hour — titled “The Huntress Returns” (yay), Oliver (series star Stephen Amell) has a new romance brewing, is launching his nightclub and is more content than he’s ever been since coming back from the island. But when his ex, The Huntress (Jessica De Gouw) returns to town, she “threatens to destroy everything and everyone Ollie cares about.”

During the episode the Wonderland artist and DJ will make his scripted series debut performing at the grand opening of Ollie’s club (an evening that we suspect won’t go off without a hitch).
(via insidetv/ew.com)

Out Now: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Phat Brahms (Remixes)

February 5, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , ,

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‘Phat Brahms’ has traveled a long way since its initial creation in 2012. The dynamic track created by Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas vs. Dimitiri Vegas & Like Mike was produced during a late night on the 2012 Deadmeat Tour and later debut at, Tomorrowland during a four way set amid Steve Aoki’s closing performance. Since the October release Phat Brahms has become a popular track among the EDM genre as a high-energy, big-room, dance floor piece. Now four months after the official release we have a huge follow up with our remix package featuring nine renditions of the track from Coone, Botnek, WolfPack, 3BalMTY, and more.

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On the Road w/ Steve Aoki #48 NFL Pro Bowl / Block Party

February 4, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , , ,

So we all know that Football is probably the best thing around right now and probably won’t be over anytime soon… But before everyone was sitting in the dark, we were in beautiful Hawaii for the NFL Pro Bowl. Steve took over the streets in Waikiki the night before with a street filled performance for the NFL block party. Kids filled the streets… traffic light climbers and all. Oh yeah… remember your first friend from Myspace? He was there too. But now that JT has a hold of it, Tom spends his time traveling the world and photographing some pretty epic shit. lol about his Instagram handle: “MYSPACETOM” but hey…If it weren’t for you Tom, we’d never get the opportunity to learn HTML, Thanks. Anyways, We were invited to the Pro Bowl Game at Aloha Stadium where Steve gave Football and the Stadium a little taste of icing (since we were told to withhold from throwing any cakes) which turned out to be a…hole in one.
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Preview & Pre-Order: Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Phat Brahms (Remixes)

February 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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On February 5th the long-awaited Remixes EP of Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Phat Brahms” will be out on Dim Mak Records for you to have! You can hear various remixes by no other than Coone, Botnek, Bro Safari & UFO!, Clinton VanSciver, Cold Blank, Wolfpack, Tom Swoon and 3BallMTY. If that doesn’t float your boat then we don’t know what will! You can pre-order the EP on iTunes here. Check out the preview below:

New #Aokify Sticker Packs!

January 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , ,

Yo Aokify users! We’ve now hit 100k downloads and 15k #hashtags and counting! Thank you for the continued support!
Brand new spankin’ sticker packs are now available! Punch + kick combos, bazookas, snakes, explosions, and a ton more…all the stickers you’ll need for a video game apocalypse!

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New Features
– New 8-Bit Aoki Sticker Pack
– New End Of The World Sticker Pack
– Clear All, SMS Integration

Coming soon to an Android near you!

Out Now: Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012 Vol. 1

January 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Dim Mak Records wrap up the year by delivering the most prominent tracks of it’s 2012 catalog, ‘Dim Mak Greatest Hits of 2012: Volume 1’. The first collection features 15 tracks from a mix of vanguard artists including Azari & III, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonics, Proxy, Wax Motif & Neoteric, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Alvin Risk, Infected Mushroom and more. The vast, colorful collection will span over 3 volumes of Dim Mak music embedded in several genres and international appeal.

“Volume 1 of 3 compilations, features the best songs from the Dim Mak 2012 catalog that have been played by DJs from all around the world and those who have been a major influence from the Dim Mak roster. If you want a full taste of our greatest hits, get to licking!” – STEVE AOKI

Phat Brahms was the result of a collaboration between Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The track made its debut at Tomorrowland, one of the largest music festivals in the world and was later featured in the official video. Killbot‘s album Sound Surgery took over the second spot on the iTunes dance chart after the release along with a feature as a New & Noteworthy album alongside Dirty from Dirtyphonics. This past year we also welcomed a number of artists to the Dim Mak roster including Azari & III, who made their U.S. debut with their self titled album and the dance music pioneer, DJ Pierre.

Volume 1 befits the beginning year of 2013, and rallies fans to get excited for Dim Mak’s new sounds set for release. Steve Aoki recaps on each of the 15 tracks below:

1. Proxy “Raven”Out of all of Proxy’s hits, “Raven” was the definitive sound in electro, when it came out in 2009. Taken from his latest album ‘Music from the Eastblock Jungles’ ,which chronicles all of his hits
2. Azari & III “Reckless (With Your Love)”Massive hit from their self-titled album, and is f****ing great single that has impressed DJs since 2009
3. Dirtyphonics “DIRTY”Dirty is the first single off their upcoming album on Dim Mak Records; be sure to look out for it!
4. Killbot “Sound Surgery”Sound Surgery is the introduction to Jonathan Davis’s brand new project, fusing dubstep and heavy metal
5. Wax Motif & Neoteric “Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix)”Its one of the most played records, from Avicii to Skrillex. Literally everyone is playing that record all over the world…
6. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Phat Brahms”Huge single; check out the remix package and music video coming soon…
7. DJ Pierre “Strobe Lights, Laser, Disco”Excited to release this track from the “founder of acid house”.
8. Tiesto & Steve Aoki “Tornado feat. Polina (Kill The Noise Remix)”Kill The Noise crushed it on this Tornado remix
9. Booka Shade “Tomorrow Belongs To Us”Booka Shade’s best song since “Mandarin Girl” and “Body Language”
10. Felix Cartal “Tonight (feat. Maja Ivarsson from The Sounds)”Biggest track off of Cartal’s Different Faces album
11. Autoerotique “Roll The Drums (Clockwork Remix)”You will hear about Clockwork again in a later compilation as well. Roll The Drums Biggest vocal record from Autoerotique
12. South Central “BEAThoven”Knife Party was rinsing this records in their sets constantly, so we had to put this out! its so massive and classical.
13. Albin Myers “Hells Bells”Straight from Sweden, this massive record has been played from the likes of David Guetta to Tiesto
14. Alvin Risk “Psychotic”One of my favorite records from 2012! Alvin Risk is incredible dj, amazing performer and producer
15. Infected Mushroom “Never Mind”I feel Army of Mushrooms is the best album to date of their music. This is the first track from their album on Dim Mak, and was executive produced by me. I have a close connection with this album.

Dim Mak in Europe Part 2 – Belgium / Tomorrowland 2012

December 27, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Watch our latest video as Dim Mak ventures to Belgium for Tommorrowland, one of the largest EDM festivals in the world. Our stage at the festival included a mind-blowing line with performances by Steve Aoki, Joachim Garraud, Zeds Dead, Zedd, Angger Dimas, Sound of…

Vibe Exclusive: Dim Mak’s latest recruit Will Brennan + Free Mixtape Download

December 20, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , ,


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This Winter, DIM MAK RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of upstart West Palm Beach rapper, WILL BRENNAN. In celebration of the signing, VIBE will feature the world premiere for Will Brennan’s Dim Mak debut mixtape “MORE PERFECT UNION”. The mixtape features a variety of production notables from Pretty Lights, Zeds dead, Kaskade, Deadmau5, Xaphoon Jones, Julian Cruz, Araabmuzik and Heroes x Villains.

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The first from the mixtape, “All Of The Pretty Lights” breezes in with Rihanna’s hook and Pretty Lights’ beat butchering, and then, Brennan comes in punching with his natural knack for rhymes. “Going Through Under The Sheets” samples Wales singer Ellie Goulding’s electropop single, while Brennan flutters in with a deftly timed flow. Brennan delivers a short narrative on top of a genre-bending take of Warwicks “I Say A Little Prayer For You”, chopped by Zeds Dead. Bravados are not missing from the mixtape, “Remember To Fall In Love” and “Get By With The Golden Touch”, pull in Brennan’s strong suit for fearless flows.

Will Brennan embodies the charisma, versatility and flow-skill to bring a new kind of personality to the rap game. Brennan has supported rap titans like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, B.O.B., Yela- Wolf, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Dom Kennedy and Wale. Dim Mak will be releasing Brennan’s “PRODIGAL SON” with additional remixes early 2013.

Dim Mak Records Presents: The 12 Days of Dim Mak Christmas

December 16, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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happyholidaysdimmakDim Mak is filled up on the Holiday spirit and what better way to share it than a daily giveaway leading up to Christmas day, “12 Days of Dim Mak Christmas Giveaway”. We will deliver various Dim Mak tracks from some of your favorite artists including Proxy, Angger Dimas…I wish I could say more but in the spirit of gift giving, its best to keep it a surprise. I hope your stocking is ready to be stuffed with a dozen of Dim Mak tracks!

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Day 1, Dec. 10th: Chewy Chocolate Cookies “DIE”
Day 2, Dec. 11th: Datsik “Light The Fuse”
Day 3, Dec. 12th: Revolvr & Lea Luna “By Your Side”
Day 4, Dec. 13th: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike feat. Lil Jon and Coone “Madness (Corporate Slackrs Remix)”
Day 5, Dec. 14th: Dzeko & Torres – Buppy (#FreeFriday Edition)
Day 6, Dec. 15th: Botnek – Think I Feel It (Savage Skulls Remix)
Day 7, Dec. 16th: Sound Of Stereo – Anybody There
Day 8, Dec. 17th: Yung Skeeter – Stand Again (Wax Motif Remix)
Day 9, Dec. 18th: Proxy – Raw (roeVy Remix)
Day 10, Dec. 19th: Nickel – Voltager
Day 11, Dec. 20th: Angger Dimas – Booster
Day 12, Dec. 21st: Scanners – State of Wonder

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Steve Aoki Plays PeaceTreaty’s “In Time” At Tomorrowland 2012

December 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

Steve Aoki closed out the 3rd day of Tomorrowland 2012 on main stage. The festival brought over 140k+ people from all around the world, making it one of today’s top events in the world.
Watch as Aoki plays out “In Time”, PeaceTreaty’s first single off their debut album out on Dim Mak Records in 2013.

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PeaceTreaty – In Time feat. Anabel Englund

Tracklist
1. In Time (feat. Anabel Englund)

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THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #9 w/ STEREO HEROES

December 14, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , ,

Welcome to The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records.

From Marseilles France, Stereo Heroes gives you two singles completing this 8 Ball EP.

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Stereo Heroes – 8 Ball EP

Tracklist
1. Crystal
2. Polaris

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THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #10 w/ Steve Aoki interviewing Steve Aoki

December 13, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , ,

Welcome to The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records.

According to the Mayans the world is scheduled to end on December 21, however we’ve decided to take things into our own hands and make big moves on December 11 with Steve’s new EP, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.” The EP, features three hard hitting collaborations from some favorites including Angger Dimas, Dan Sena, and Rune RK along with vocals by Miss Palmer and My Name Is Kay.

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Steve Aoki – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

Tracklist
1. Singularity (feat. My Name Is Kay)
2. Omega (feat. Dan Sena & Miss Palmer)
3. Transcend (feat. Rune RK)

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THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #8 w/ BOTNEK

December 12, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

Welcome to The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records.

Montreal’s finest, Erick Muise and Gordon Huntley collectively known as Botnek releases “Sriracha & Beer” EP today. The EP features the bottled chemistry between hot sauce and brewski and remixes from Sound of Stereo, Savage Skulls and Charlie Darker.

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Botnek – “Sriracha & Beer”

iTunes: http://bit.ly/_DM346
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/UcRco1

Exclusive Steve Aoki Interview On Beatport

December 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , ,

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Steve Aoki, the man known for always being on tour and recent Grammy nominee sat down with Beatport to talk about his latest release, It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Steve goes in depth about the concept behind the EP’s theme as well as the production process of working with Angger Dimas, Dan Sena, and Rune RK. Not only does the interview touch base on the new EP it also dives into Steve’s upcoming projects for 2013. You can read the full interview and purchase todays release on Beatport.

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Do you buy into any of the conspiracy theories about doomsday, or is the title of your new EP, It’s the End of the World As We Know It, your way of having fun with it?

I love conspiracy theories. I think they are fun. It’s fun to think of all these crazy things that might happen. It’s part of the adventure—you’re supposed to take it to these wild places. If it’s the end of the world, let’s go out with a bang, you know. That’s the point. We’re only here for so long, so make the most of your life.

And for the album?

Throughout the year, I’ve been touring like crazy, so I haven’t had too much time to sit down in my own studio and come up with a major concept, so that’s why I was like, okay, it’s the end of the world, 2012, let’s put these three songs together. It’s three different collaborations I did with different producers, so I figured we’ll pack it all together. I produced them at different times throughout the year, so there were different influences and sounds in each song.

What was it like collaborating with different people for each track? Can you break down each one for us?

The first song I did with Annger Dimas; I always work together with this guy. He’s one of my really good friends, and we have really great chemistry working together in the studio. I got Kay (of My Name Is Kay) on that record to amp it up a bit more and make it a bit more vocal obviously. I’ve been dropping that record since Ultra. That’s where I debuted the song, and now it’s finally coming out.

As far as “Omega,” we got Dan Sena on it and we got Miss Palmer, who also sang on “No Beef,” and it’s one of the more commercial-sounding records and I’m really happy with that one.

“Transcend” is a record I started with Rune RK actually over a year ago. We were in the studio together, in the UK, and we rented a studio out there to do some work together. The song transformed and transcended into the song it became, so that’s why it’s called “Transcend.”

Read the rest of the interview @ Beatport.

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Steve Aoki – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

Tracklist
1. Singularity (feat. My Name Is Kay)
2. Omega (feat. Dan Sena & Miss Palmer)
3. Transcend (feat. Rune RK)

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Out Now: Steve Aoki – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

December 11, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , ,

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According to the Mayans the world is scheduled to end on December 21, however we’ve decided to take things into our own hands and make big moves on December 11 with Steve Aoki’s new EP, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.” The EP, features three hard hitting collaborations from some favorites including Angger Dimas, Dan Sena, and Rune RK along with vocals by Miss Palmer and My Name Is Kay.

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Steve Aoki Nominee in The URB 2012 Readers Survey

December 10, 2012 Tim Gauthier News Tags: ,

With 2012 coming to an end, URB needs your help to see who rocked your world these past 12 months. Among the 140 nominees our very own Steve Aoki is featured alongside 139 nominees including Odd Future,  SBTRKT, The XX, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Nicolas Jaar, Little Dragon, M83 and others.  URB is asking each and every one of you to rate the nominees you know 1 to 5, to help name one of the 140 nominees, URB Artist Of The Year 2012. You can cast your vote on URB now.

 

THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #7 w/ YUNG SKEETER

December 1, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

Welcome to The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records.

The new Yung Skeeter drop “Stand Again” with Gaby Duran on vocals stands as a solid work of big room synths, House-esque sonics and a constant thrust of Dutch drumming. Skeeter’s electronic textures establish a pop-esque groove by pairing up with the female range of Duran.

Yung Skeeter “Stand Again” (DM307)
iTunes: http://bit.ly/_DM307
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/Qsfv2h

DIM MAK x AOKI x FAVILA SHRINE PHOTOS

November 30, 2012 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , ,

We know this dude named Neil Favila that for some reason we like to invite out to our events and activities. He’s been working alongside us for a couple years now and has been steadily becoming a popular name in the industry. What separates Favila from the rest of the photographers out there is his ability to capture the moments that really give one a look into our present culture and chaotic lifestyle. Did we mention that hes super dope and cool and like, knows a bunch of badass people? Hes Legit. Heres a couple shots from Steves birthday…

-Alexander Federic

To see the rest of Neil’s photos from that night click here.

To see the rest of Neil’s photos from that night click here.

Video: Dim Mak Dream Hotel Showcase at WMC 2012

November 30, 2012 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Every year, Miami hosts one of the biggest weeks in electronic music alongside Ultra Music Festival, the Winter Music Conference/ Miami Music Week. Join us in our latest video installment as the Dim Mak team takes over Miami in this recap video capturing our official showcase at Dream South Beach Hotel. Keep a look out because you may just recognize a few faces with cameo’s from Steve Aoki, Dirtyphonics, Alvin Risk, PeaceTreaty, Angger Dimas, R3hab, Afrojack, Lil, Jon, Clockwork, Joachim Garraud, and Felix Cartal.

Preview & Pre-Order: Steve Aoki’s EP, It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

November 29, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , ,



According to the Mayans the world is scheduled to end on December 21, however we’ve decided to take things into our own hands and make big moves on December 11 with Steve Aoki’s new EP, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.” The EP, features three hard hitting tracks from some of favorites including Angger Dimas, Kay, Miss Palmer, Dan Sena, and Rune RK. You can now pre-order the EP on iTunes and preview the three tracks on YouTube.  

Blank You Very Much X Steve Aoki Design Contest

November 29, 2012 Tim Gauthier News Tags:

Steve Aoki has teamed up with Blank You Very Much to give you guys a chance to design an official 2013 World Tour Poster. This is an incredible opportunity for you guys  to showcase your talent to thousands along with a $1,000 grand prize. The contest opened up yesterday and will accept entries until December 21 at 11:59 p.m. with Steve’s choice announced shortly after January 14. To download the official template and learn more information check out the Blank You Very Much contest site.


Steve Aoki’s Birthday Bash Recap From Less Than 3

November 27, 2012 Tim Gauthier Uncategorized Tags:

Almost a week ago, Steve Aoki threw one of the biggest birthday bashes to date at The Shrine in Los Angeles. The Dim Mak family traveled near and far to help celebrate Steve’s birthday including Dan Sena, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonics and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. If you didn’t make it out for the night check out Less Than 3’s coverage of the event which includes details on each set, photographs, and more.

THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #6 w/ ANGGER DIMAS

November 27, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , ,

Welcome to The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records.

Indonesian prodigy Angger Dimas, whose name actually means “Love”, has become a familiar face within the dance world. His recent trophy tracks include “Resurrection”, Steve Aoki Feat Iggy Azalea “Beat Down” and Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Phat Brahms” are all high voltage and his release last week “Booster” featuring MC Ambush, does not fall short.

THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #5 w/ NICKEL

November 26, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , ,

The indie luminary producer Robert Nickel (ex-Hey Today!), now known as NICKEL, is in full gear for his solo debut, Voltager out now. The Electro House release includes single “Uplifter” which was a highlight track handpicked by me from New Noise Vol. 2 compilation. Listen to the interview and find out more about Nickel on this episode of Aoki Files.

Dim Mak x Factory 413 Limited Edition T-Shirt Collaboration

November 24, 2012 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , ,

Dim Mak has teamed up with Factory 413, the Hollywood boutique owned by Chad Muska and Angel Cabada of KR3W, to launch an exclusive line of limited edition tees.

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These t-shirts will be launching this Sunday at Factory 413 in conjunction with the launch of the Muska x Aoki x Factory 413 Supra Skytop II Remix.

Check Factory413.com for details of the event.

KROQ: Steve Aoki On His “Wonderland” Of Collaborations, Debuts Exclusive 20-Minute Mix

November 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

In a recent interview with KROQ’s Stryker, Aoki discussed how some of these seemingly strange relationships came to be. “I’ve known Foo for a really long time,” he explained when Stryker probed into the origin of Aoki’s relationship with LMFAO’s Red Foo. They met via a number of parties thrown by Aoki’s label, Dim Mak.

Read the full write up and listen to the Exclusive Steve Aoki Mix over at kroq.cbslocal.com.

Video: Dim Mak Mansion Showcase at WMC 2012

November 21, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Every year, Miami hosts one of the biggest weeks in electronic music alongside Ultra Music Festival, the Winter Music Conference/ Miami Music Week. Join us in our latest video installment as the Dim Mak team takes over Miami in this recap video capturing our official showcase at Mansion, one of the most famous clubs in the beach city. Keep a look out because you may just recognized a few faces with cameo’s from some of most talented artists in the industry including Lil Jon, Autoerotique, Felix Cartal, Datsik, Angger Dimas, Afrojack, Joachim Garraud, Nervo, David Guetta, and Steve Aoki.

THE AOKI FILES EPISODE #4 w/ John Dahlback

November 19, 2012 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

Welcome to The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records.

This week is John Dahlback. Saddling up another great House production from the Swedish champion, “The Trip” marks his Dim Mak debut. The layered dancefloor banger is packed with heavy energy that amplifies Dahlback’s evolution and versatility. Listen to the interview and find out more about John on this episode of Aoki Files.

John Dahlback “The Trip” EP (Dim Mak 335)
iTunes: http://bit.ly/RRoRmp
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/QDYq5n