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South Central’s ‘On The Way To Hollywood’ 2012 Tour + ‘Jaw Drop’ Preview

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South Central are the certified badboys of the Bass Music scene. Having toured with The Prodigy and Pendulum, remixed DJ Fresh, Nero and Drumsound & Bassline Smith, and had their music hammered by Knife Party, Kill The Noise and Mistajam, they are rightfully held as one of the most unruly and uncompromising production outfits on the planet. Their last EP had dance floors shaking across the globe with an infectious combination of electro, rock and dubstep – a sound the duo have dubbed Rocktronica.

The ‘Hollywood’ EP promises to be even bigger, bolder and brasher. Overflowing with bass-fuelled energy and a “fuck it” attitude, it’s the perfect combination for release on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Recordings. The titles indicate exactly where the listener is heading, with the brutal universe slaying riffs present on ‘Star Wars’ indicative of the cinematic approach to the production.

An apocalyptic intro utilises the voice of Jeff Fairchild, renowned for his work on movie trailer voiceovers, before unleashing a monstrous drop. It’s then interspersed with a flurry of panoramic snippets of film score aping moments – think what would happen if Justice, Rusko and Pendulum suddenly wrestled sound-tracking duties to the latest blockbuster from John Williams.

‘Jaw Drop’ sees the duo facing off against the vocals of lead singer of The Blackout, Sean Smith, pitting the punk’s shrieks against a relentless and warped jackhammer synth. Things continue in the savage vein on ‘Armageddon’, which although again an exercise in ear drum shattering sonics manages to somehow retain a funky allure throughout.

‘Bass Monster’ pares the vibe back slightly from the off but the pause is temporary, the slower build swiftly incorporating a siren before exploding into action. This is powerful bass music designed to leave nightclubs, festival tents and warehouses reeling from South Central’s killer blows.

The duo’s words sum up the approach for the EP perfectly: “We wanted to write a batch of trax that when you hear ’em in a festival or in a club it reminds you of the thrill you get when you see epic movies, like with the intro for star wars. We want to recreate that in our DJ sets as well; this full on experience of sound.”

This relentless mandate sees them take an eighteen date tour across the globe this autumn, celebrating the EP across nine different countries. There are also two dates slotted in supporting chart topping sensation DJ Fresh on his live tour, further augmenting South Central’s reputation as rave troubadours of the highest calibre.

The dates will showcase their ability to weld stadium slaying sonics to their uncompromising musical stance, an aesthetic grounded in the realities of today’s thirsty bass hedonists looking for the next aural rush. The Hollywood EP is evidence that, right now, few are better placed to deliver it than South Central.

See them on tour, setting their paces towards Hollywood, with a 16+ stop European tour with DJ Fresh and special guests…

Haezer – European Tour Diary: Week 1 & Dim Mak Exclusive Mixtape

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Over the last few months Haezer traveled through out Europe for his latest tour. In his new Tour Diary on YouTube, he’s giving you all a glimpse into his life on and off the stage. Check out the first video on our YouTube channel of this weekly series and stay tuned for more to come.

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“This is my latest mixtape exclusively for DIM MAK including some unreleased mashups i’ve made recently, tracks off my new E.P ‘The Wrong Kid Died’ and some essential bangers i’ve been dropping lately. enjoy!” – HAEZER

TRACKLIST:
Mongoose vs Steve Aoki/Afrojack – Effed up Mongoose(HAEZER mashup)
J-Trick, Reece Low vs Ramones – I’m so punk(HAEZER mashup)
L.A Style vs HAEZER vs Tumi – Rubbernecker is dead(HAEZER mashup)
Gtronic feat. Tumi – Suckerpunch(HAEZER’s trouble mashup)
Les Petits Pilous – Drop It(Just Banana remix)
Misha Mind – Brand the Mind(Fukk Up! remix)
SebastiAn vs Jelo – Siberia Overdrive(HAEZER mashup)
Tom Deluxx – Save Us feat Notorious B.I.G(HAEZER mashup)
HAEZER – Stars feat. Circe
Dog Blood – Next Order
SebastiAn vs Hey Today – Watch me nerve(HAEZER mashup)
HAEZER – Fire Walk With Me
HAEZER – Melody Feat Mike Zietsman
HAEZER – Crank It feat. Francois van Coke

The Presets Ticket Giveaway

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We’ll be giving away 5 of tickets to The Presets at Club Nokia on October 27. The Los Angeles event will also feature acts from Flight Facilities, Oliver, and Yuksek (DJ set). For your chance to win tickets simply fill out the form below to enter and winner will be contacted via email with ticket pickup information.

Tickets are also available for purchase through Ticketmaster.

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Proxy’s ‘Music From The Eastblock Jungles’ & North American Tour

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Russian producer PROXY makes his long-awaited return with the release of his debut album MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART 1, out November 6 via Dim Mak Records. A shocking display of hardcore sonic violence, MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART 1 is the first installment of a two-part series from the world-renowned artist, with the second chapter scheduled for release in early 2013.

Beloved by top DJs and stadium crowds the world over, PROXY has created a work that harnesses the spirit of pure rave culture, with over 20 combined tracks that span and elevate countless genres—notably inflected by classic bass and drum ‘n’ bass culture—without regard for trends or ephemeral influences. Released in two parts, the MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES series showcases the prolific underground rave-czar‘s wide-spanning body of work.

MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART 1 opens the audio siege with flag-bearing marches (“Raja Ganja”), imperial air-raid bangers (“Raw”) and unhinged breakbeat madness (“Junk”). MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART 1 is the product of an artist who forged a sound in complete isolation, with visa problems leading him to entrench himself in the remoteness of his native Russia, continuing in the U.K. rave tradition of his Essex-spawned idols, The Prodigy. Years in the making, the album features a massive stockpile of new material, as well as PROXY classics both renowned (“Raven”) and unreleased (“Abyss”).

Prior to the release of MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART 1, Dim Mak will unleash album track “Shut Up!”. Out October 16, “Shut Up!” is packed with a brutal hip-hop vocal decrying mainstream pop laid out over the bluntest of beats, armed with weapons-grade bass and PROXY’s trademark, dread-inspiring atmospherics. The track is accompanied with remixes from Dim Mak label mates GTRONIC and VCO. Belgian titan GTRONIC lends his heavy bass trash sound for a grinding rendition of “Shut Up!” crammed with low-end intensity. Los Angeles-based duo VCO rework “Shut Up!” into a techno-house frenzy. Closing out the release, rising Canadian star John Roman uncovers the pitch-black soul of “Shut Up!” and lets it unfold over six minutes of malevolent techno, while Belgian house duo Sound of Stereo unleash an equally dark and fully loaded house remake. Check out audio snippets of “Shut Up!” and all the remixes here:

In support of MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PART 1, PROXY has confirmed a North American tour, taking him across major venues from New York’s Terminal 5 to the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

TOUR DATES

11/8 – Chicago, IL – SpyBar
11/9 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting Wolfgang Gartner)
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (supporting Wolfgang Gartner)
11/11 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
11/16 – Vancouver, BC – Shine Nightclub
11/17 – San Diego, CA – Voyeur Nightclub

Steve Aoki – DEADMEAT: Live at Roseland Ballroom DVD

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On Tuesday, Oct. 9th, Steve Aoki is back yet again with DEADMEAT: LIVE AT ROSELAND BALLROOM. A live concert DVD releasing on Dim Mak Records and Ultra Music, featuring his full performance along with a look backstage with his superstar friends.

This live concert DVD takes you front and center to AOKI’s New York City stop on his electrifying Deadmeat Tour. Taking place at the legendary Roseland Ballroom, the show features amazing live performances from Lil Jon, Wynter Gordon, and Polina.

For an all access pass to STEVE AOKI’s Deadmeat experience, pre-order ‘DEADMEAT: LIVE AT ROSELAND BALLROOM’ at Amazon now: [lightbox url=”http://bit.ly/AokiDVD” width=”100%” height=”100%” iframe=”true”]http://bit.ly/AokiDVD[/lightbox]

Booka Shade featured on In The Mix

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With the recent release of the Booka Shade EP, Honeyslave last month, tour dates are now in the mix for the duo beginning in Australia early next year. In their latest feature by In The Mix, the two elaborate on their recent Dim Mak release and what they have in store for the future including a worldwide tour. If you?re not too familiar with Booka Shade this is a great feature to get a glimpse of what the German house duo are about.

Sonar, On Tour 2012 – Get The Preview…

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Sonar North American Tour’ is a travelling event around some of the most iconic music venues in the US and Canada. On this tour, Sónar adapts the spirit and personality of the festivals it organizes in various countries, combining live shows with dj sessions and audiovisual creation.

The tour will touch down in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Montreal, Boston, Denver, Oakland and Los Angeles and will feature performances by Die Antwoord (live), Azari & III (live), Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Tiga, Gesaffelstein and Nic Fanciulli.

As mentioned in todays big announcement, this years Sonar Tour will monument Azari & III’s first US tour, performing live across all major cities within the US and Canada.

The Dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Azari & III Signs To Dim Mak Records, 2012 North American Tour Announced With Sonar

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It’s official – Dim Mak Records signs Azari & III for the release of their North American debut album “Azari & III” – Out October 30th.

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“Wonderfully dark, paranoid vision of electro pop.”
–Dazed & Confused

“Azari & III are the dance band of 2011” –Mixmag

“The best house music album on the year” –NME

“The most influential dance acts in the world” –NME

“It’s a record that positively brims with hedonistic thrills”
–The Guardian

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Already establishing themselves as one of the breakout artists of 2011, Toronto house collective AZARI & III are making their North American invasion with the release of their self-titled debut album, out October 30 on Dim Mak Records. Available for the first time in North AmericaAZARI & III will feature all the original tracks including the velvety refrains of “Reckless (With Your Love),” the creeping melancholy of “Manhooker” and the unhinged technopera of “Undecided,” along with previous hit releases “Hungry for the Power” and “Manic.”

Heralded by tastemaker outlets (Pitchfork, XLR8R, NME) and mainstream media (BBC, The Guardian) alike, AZARI & III is a nod to classic house revivalism combined with a modern sound. The group’s unique blend of moody electronica, dark yet hooky vocal choruses and analog-thick rhythms has earned them a hardcore following worldwide. The group—producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full—have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references while maintaining a futuristic perspective. AZARI & III possesses an individual classic-future feel with trademark, lush synthesizer textures, biting soulful choruses and ominous overtones.

Originally formed in 2008 in the burgeoning Toronto electronic scene, AZARI & III made their debut with the release of their early singles “Hungry for the Power” and “Reckless (With Your Love),” both of which erupted a storm of awe in the underground music scene and global electronic community. The group later collaborated with Friendly Fires on the track “Stay Here.” In 2011, they released their self-titled debut album in Europe. Known for their astounding live shows, AZARI & III have performed at numerous world-renowned festivals, including Glastonbury, Sonar and Lovebox.

The AZARI & III signing marks Dim Mak’s future endeavors into the indie/rock/pop world. Established as one of the leading independent labels in music today, Dim Mak has developed into a genre-defying powerhouse with influential reach in the worlds of electronic/dance, indie rock, punk/hardcore and more. AZARI & III is the latest development in Dim Mak’s global reach.

“This album already stands the test of time. This is a sophisticated house record with pop sensibility and laden with groove,” says Steve Aokifounder of Dim Mak Records. “It brings up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation.”

In support of the album, AZARI & III are joining Die AntwoordSeth Troxler, Tiga, Gesaffelstein and more on the Sonar North American Tour, a traveling event in association with Sónar Festival, an annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. The Sonar Tour marks AZARI & III’s first North American tour and will feature Dinamo Azari and Alixander III performing live electronics, accompanied by vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full. Look for more tour dates to be announced soon.

AZARI & III will be joining Sonar’s North American Tour in October, performing alongside Tiga, Gesaffelstein, Seth Troxler and more…

10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/02/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/01/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/03/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/04/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/07/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival – Fillmore Auditorium
11/09/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall

Proxy Announces North America Tour Dates

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Dim Mak Records presents Proxy‘s North America tour, in support of his upcoming record “Music From The Eastblock Jungles”. The series of Fall dates kick off Nov 8th in Chicago at Spybar. See below for full dates and a stream for first cut “Audio 15” from debut LP.

Nov 8 – Chicago @ Spybar
Nov 9 – New York @ Terminal 5(supporting Wolfgang Gartner)
Nov 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Nov 11 – San Francisco @ Mezzanine
Nov 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Shine Nightclub
Nov 17 – San Diego @ Voyeur Nightclub

J Devil To Tour With Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson

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JDEVIL, the nefarious DJ alter ego of legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis, has joined forces with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on their co-headlining “Twins of Evil” U.S. tour launching September 28.  JDEVIL will perform DJ sets packed with his brand of chaotic electro-metal. This news comes on the heels of JDEVIL’s recent signing with cutting-edge label Dim Mak for the release of his debut EP (details TBA).

“I like to think of JDEVIL as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” says Davis. ”To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a f**king sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”

On August 7, prior to the kick off of the “Twins of Evil” tour, Mondo Sex Head, an album featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top producers/DJs, will be released (Universal Music Enterprises/UMe) featuring JDEVIL’s remix of White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ‘65” (J-Devil Number of the Beast Remix).

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Felix Cartal & Dim Mak Presents: The 2012 Different Faces Tour

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Starting March 31st, Felix Cartal is off with his official 2012 North American tour, supporting his latest full-length release Different Faces. As more dates come into light, Cartal will be performing at 24 individual locations across the US and Canada. Clockwork will be joining the tour for select dates, including many others to come!

Check back on Dim Mak’s official tour and events page at www.facebook.com/dimmaklive, and www.felixcartal.com.

…Make sure to download Felix Cartal’s Different Faces on iTunes and Beatport today!
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