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.
Entertainment Tonight Online feautured Steve Aoki AND Tiesto’s, Tornado remix EP this past Tuesday for their “New Music Tuesday” blog post. The feature describes the new release as raw and “will have party people everywhere dancing.” The EP released this week features remixes by Kill The Noise, Angger Dimas and Felix Cartel is now available on [lightbox url=”http://bit.ly/PreTornadoEP” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]iTunes[/lightbox] and [lightbox url=”http://www.beatport.com/release/tornado-remixes/960862″ width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]Beatport[/lightbox].
The long awaited remix package of Steve Aoki and Tiesto’s track, Tornado, is now available for grabs. The package offers a diverse group of remixes from Kill the Noise, Felix Cartal, and Angger Dimas.
Aoki describes each remix to a T with his thoughts on each track, “Angger Dimas puts his signature sound on this remix making it a punchy electro house banger, Felix Cartal makes the loudest and biggest record of all his productions with this remix, and Kill the Noise featuring Polina makes the most beautiful dub step remix I’ve ever heard.”
The remix package offers a well-rounded twist on the original Tornado track, so don’t miss out on this EP.
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Check out Steve Aoki’s Artist Page for more info, releases and tour dates.
We’re now live with the 13th Episiode of Felix Cartal’s “Weekend Workout” series. Starting today the Weekend Workout podcast will be the latest addition to Tiesto’s Club Life on SiriusXM, with brand new additions aired at the end of EACH WEEK.
Check out this Clinton Sparks video for Awesome Party feat. Joachim Garraud & Alesia new hit single “Hook”!
Out March 12th!
Following their huge remix of Tiësto’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” in 2011, Autoerotique is at it again, this time with an original, “Bring That Beat Back”.
True to Autoerotique’s style, “Bring That Beat Back” is a ruthless electro rattler. After label boss Tiësto got his hands on the tune for a custom edit, the track has become even more of a monster, with just the right touch for those huge festival crowds.
Replete with a tooth-cracking, big room build and Autoerotique’s patented synth lines, crowds of any size will be getting down to “Bring That Beat Back” well into Summer.
Cool Cuts Chart (November 24th 2011)
01. TORNADO | STEVE AOKI & TIESTO | DIM MAK
02. WE’RE ALL NO ONE | NERVO ft. STEVE AOKI & AFROJACK | POSITIVA
03. TWISTA | REDROCHE | EYEZCREAM
04. NO LIGHT, NO LIGHT | FLORENCE + THE MACHINE | ISLAND (w/ Breakage, Dave Sitek remixes)
05. SPRUNG E.P. | DJ ZINC | RINSE
06. MOTHER PROTECT | NIKKI & THE DOVE | MERCURY (w/ Goldroom, Glyph, Phaeleh remixes)
07. NUGGETZ | HOUSE REPUBLIC | EGO
08. B-ROADS | THE MILK | SONY (w/ 6th Borough Project remix)
09. MEMORY | STEVE SMART | 3 BEAT
10. SHELLS OF SILVER | THE JAPANESE POPSTARS | VIRGIN (w/ Superstringz remix)
11. ISLA DUB EP | MATTHIAS ZIMMERMAN | SOUND PELLEGRINO
12. FLASHING LIGHTS | CHASE & STATUS ft. SUBFOCUS | MERCURY
13. I MOTHER | THE GOLDEN FILTER | PERFECTLY ISOLATED
14. eLOVE | KRIS MENACE | COMPUPHONIC
15. FRAYED OF THE LIGHT | X-PRESS 2 & TIMO GARCIA ft AMBER JOLENE | SKINT
16. LIGHT UP (THE WORLD) | YASMIN | MINISTRY OF SOUND (w/ Freemasons, MJ Cole, Benny Page remixes)
17. IT GOES (THE WHISTLE SONG) | TIME TAKERS ft. DEV & TINCHY STRYDER | MINISTRY OF SOUND (w/ Dillion Francis, Wilkinson, Wookie remixes)
18. FORGIVENESS | WRETCH 32 | LEVELS/MINISTRY OF SOUND (w/ Manhatten Clique, S.P.Y., Todd Edwards, Hatcha & Lost, Stinkahbell, Maribou State remixes)
19. BLUE CASSETTE | FRIENDLY FIRES | XL (w/ Tiga remix)
20. MIDNIGHT RUN | EXAMPLE | MINISTRY OF SOUND (w/ Wideboys, Funkagenda, Sheldrake, Flux Pavilion, Wilkinson remixes)
It’s been three years in the making, but fans of Steve Aoki are finally getting to hear the first couple of gems off his upcoming Wonderland album. Following debut single “Earthquakey People,” which features Weezer vocalist Rivers Cuomo, the electronic dance music DJ/ producer collaborates with one of the biggest brands in EDM today, or the past decade, for that matter: His latest song, “Tornado,” is co-produced by veteran icon Tiësto.
While the two producers may sound completely different in style, their coming together makes sense. Tiësto has had a sonic renaissance through popular partnering with folks like Diplo, Mark Knight, Kaskade, Hardwell and Marcel Woods, to name a few. And Aoki’s collabos with Nervo, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, the Bloody Beatroots and more have made him one of the most sought after touring DJs around the world. Importantly for each of their respective fanbases, “Tornado” feels equal parts Tiësto, and Aoki: a calculated result executed by two exceptional beat technicians.
Read the rest of the story over at MTV.