REVOLT Premiere: Dim Mak presents SXSW

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[RECAP] Dim Mak Invades The ILLMORE @ SXSW 2014

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Last Thursday at SXSW, Dim Mak was honored to host The ILLMORE,  one of the most exclusive SXSW after parties with past performances from some of the biggest names in new music including MACKELMORE, DIPLO, WIZ KHALIFA, STEVE AOKI, ZEDD, KENDRICK LAMAR, A$AP ROCKY, and CHANCE THE RAPPER. Produced by famous rap blog The ILLROOTS and Austin-based promotion company ScoreMore Shows and presented by Scion, The ILLMORE last Thursday featured a special dj set  from boss man Steve Aoki followed by performances from artists such as OG Chase B, DJ Mr. Rogers, Brenmar, LOUDPVCK, G-Eazy, Dom Kennedy, Robb Bank$, Casey Veggies, Future, and more. Enjoy the recap gallery below!

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Artist Spotlight: Scanners ‘Control’

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Dark pop/alternative indie band, Scanners performed their featured track “Control” at the Dim Max x Buygore Austin 2013 Showcase where the band played live alongside some of Dim Mak and Buygore’s biggest artists. “Control” is the melodic and gritty guitar filled single off their new album ‘Love is Symmetry’. The music video for “Control” is a compilation of different live performances the band did in Austin and highlights their passionately energetic stage presence and their signature folky alternative sound.
The London based band is making their highly anticipated return back to the world of music after two years of silence with the release of their new album ‘Love is Symmetry’, their third full-length album on Dim Mak Records scheduled to be release in June 2013.

Scanners have been a part of Dim Mak’s roster of artists since 2006, after Dim Mak chief, Steve Aoki, came across their track, “Violence is Golden” on the internet and later made a trip to London and signed the band. Since then, Scanners have released their debut and sophomore albums, ‘Violence is Golden’ (2006) and ‘Submarine’ (2010) on Dim Mak as precursors to ‘Love is Symmetry’. But their success does not stop there. They have also been featured on a number of popular television shows including Gossip Girl, Shameless, One Tree Hill, Entourage, and a live performance on the ‘Carson Daly’ Show. Along with their television show features, Scanners have supported distinguished acts worldwide including Silversun Pickups, Devo, and Juliette and The Licks among many others.

In April, the band toured around Germany in celebration of ‘Love is Symmetry’ and will continue touring the States and Europe throughout 2013.

The Mexico EP, which features their single “Control”, is out now and available for purchase on iTunes.

A Story By Will Brennan

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Now that we’re all fully recovered from SXSW and Ultra Music Festival we’d like to share with you raw footage from our Austin Showcase of Will Brennan free styling. This is just a taste of the rappers talent, who recently released his debut Dim Mak EP, RNR. For more videos of our recent adventures in Austin and Miami, check out our official YouTube channel. 

Azari & III On Fire With Recent Features In Beatport & LA Times

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2013 has proved to be a busy year for Azari & III, and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With a number of showcases at this years SXSW festival, the press has been heavy with praise for the canadian collective.

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As mentioned in a previous post Alixander is now a contributing writer for Huffington Post with his first publication,“Breathe Deep and Dive in: On the Road at SXSW with Azari & III.” To go along with the SXSW theme, Azari & III was also featured in LA Times’ SXSW recap noting, “the most dynamic electronic music heard” in reference to their performance last week at Pitchfork’s showcase.

Along with the great coverage in the press from SXSW, Azari & III was also recognized on Beatport in their latest article, ” 10 Toronto artists that every house and techno fan should know.” The article features their recent release “Hunger For The Power( Jaime Jones Ridge Street Mix)” off their latest remix album released this past month.
You can grab Azari & III’s latest release on Dim Mak as well as watch out for their forthcoming, ‘Lost In Time’ EP, out April 16.

Azari & III Announce SXSW & WMC Dates

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429635_10152140127182137_1585017240_nWith festival season kicking off next week we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Azari & III at our upcoming showcases for SXSW & WMC. The Canadian collective will be performing live next week at our showcase in Austin on March 13 as well as a DJ set at our Miami party on March 21. Along with our showcases the guys have announced a full line of dates for both festivals with a series of live performances and DJ sets through out each week.  If you can’t make it to these showcases dates, then I suggest catching up on their latest release,  ‘Remix Album’  featuring a handful of great remixes from artist such as Prince Language, Locked Groove, Nicholas Jaar, and more.

Scanners – State of Wonder (Official Video & SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist)

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Scanners return with their slow burning epic ‘State of Wonder’. A beautiful hymn to the river that runs past their home in East London, the river Lea.

The video was filmed on the river in the fall. Scanners commandeering their friends canal boat for the job. The film, shot by Amer chadha patel, flows gently with the music till its uplifting climax.

Featured on the SxSW YouTube channel here.

Jay-Z’s Life + Times Interviewed Steve Aoki

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Now that the dust of Austin, TX has settled, the editorials recapping the month-long SxSW event have started to appear. Jay-Z’s “Life + Times” had managed to get ahold of Steve during his SxSW performance, to touch a little more on the January-release of “Wonderland”

It’s a Friday night in Austin, Texas and the air is abuzz with people from every corner of the globe looking to get a bite of SXSW’s musical offerings. Steve Aoki, one of electronic dance music’s biggest DJs, producer and founder of Dim Mak Records, closes out the mtvU Woodie Awards with a high intensity set and unexpected drop-in from Lil’ Jon to perform “Turbulence.” After the performance, Aoki, clad in graffiti jeans and a loose Dim Mak tank, looks more like he just walked off a plane from Los Angeles instead of a humid, hot Texas stage after an energetic DJ set. Here, Aoki sits with Life + Times to talk about everything from the future of dance music to his fashion collection.

Read the full interview at here.

Mustard Pimp Featured On SXSW’s “Don’t Mess With Texas” Sampler

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Hosted on, Mustard Pimp has been featured on SxSW’s “Don’t Mess With Texas” Sampler, alongside other performing artists; The Drums, Spank Rock and more!

Lee Fields – You’re the Kind of Girl
Laura Gibson – La Grande
Ganglians – Jungle
Races – Big Broom
Wooden Wand – Motel Stationary
Xray Eyeballs – X
Whirr – Junebouvier
The Big Sleep – Ace
Amy Ray – Glow
Torche – Kicking
Royal Baths – Darling Divine
Devin – You’re Mine
Mustard Pimp – The Garden (feat. Puppetmastaz)
Zambri – ICBYS
The Drums – Money
Cuckoo Chaos – Jesus Flag American Fish
Princeton – Florida
Little Tybee – Nero
Cardinal – Her
Young Man – Fate
Sonnymoon – Just Before Dawn
Spank Rock – Energy
Horseman – Cry (Vocal Mix)

Mustard Pimp’s latest full-length release, “No Title Or Purpose” is available for a Free Download today on both and their official Facebook page here.

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

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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.

Video: Steve Aoki Stage Dives from 20+ ft Balcony’s At Sold Out Shows.

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During this past year’s SxSW, Steve Aoki had the pleasure of playing the Sunday Swagger party with Bun B, Big Sean, and Chiddy Bang. Special guest performances like Wiz Khalifa were memorable, but nobody in attendance (or watching it on youtube) will forget Aoki’s 20 foot stage dive into the crowd.

Video: The Third Man Rolling Record Store

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“Coming soon to SXSW in Austin, TX! Check Third Man website for more details.”

The Third Man Rolling Record Store: Website