The Chainsmokers headed to Miami armed with Instagram and a No.1 single for some sunshine, sand, and… plenty of butts. Armin van Buuren, Nicky Romero, Dyro, Dave Nada, and even Ashley Sky wanted to get in on the summertime action so our chainsmoking friends invited them to be in their video. They were like, OK, but first let me take a #selfie.
During our Beach Party in Miami last Wednesday we found out that it is very possible to spray champagne too hard. Watch the above video clip of Afrojack trying to recreate a scene from the new ‘Turn Down For What’ music video.
Spoiler Alert: Afrojack doesn’t break through the floor into some girls apartment.
In this final installment of our 3 part series, the Dim Mak crew takes a day off (from our oh so hard lives) to enjoy a second day on the yacht where we got a visit from Xtreme Fly Board. They were nice enough to let us steal one of their jet-skis as well as let us try to fly around the bay. After a nice day, we ended our long week at Ultra Music Festival. We followed Steve to UMF for his second weekend performance at the festival…
Dim Mak made it’s way to Miami for 2013’s WMC/MMW and Ultra Music Festival. Along with Steve Aoki‘s set at UMF, Dim Mak hosted two showcases welcoming two dream come true line ups at Raleigh Hotel and Story.
Upon landing in Miami, we headed straight to the We’re All Friends! Party featuring 8 labels including Mad Decent, WeDIdIt, Smog, and more.
Story nightclub hosted our sold out, “Steve Aoki & Friends: Up All Night” party. Our line up kept the night alive and full of energy with sets from Nervo, Dirtyphonics, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Clockwork, Dan Sena, Felix Cartal, AutoErotique, and Gareth Emery. Along with these sets Calvin Harris and Michael Phelps made their way out for the night to support.
Be on the look out for “Dim Mak Invades Miami – Part 2”.
There is no such thing as ordinary in the world of Steve Aoki, especially when it comes time to interview Dim Mak Artists. This fact rings especially true for the 22nd episode of AOKI FILES Miami Edition where Steve talks to Felix Cartal and AutoErotique and tries to get a word in edgewise.
The two Canadian producers, who recently collaborated on the completely insane track “The Alarm”, discuss what it would be like if they did a country-wide tour together (it involves a small hatchback) and who deserves the credit for making the phenomenal “The Alarm”(Felix is pretty sure he deserves all the credit). Felix and Keith both drop some fresh-out-the-oven information about new tracks coming up as, well as upcoming collaborations with other huge names in the game. One thing is for sure, when these two mega-producers get together with an extremely excited Aoki, the outcome is sure to make you do some ball grabbing of your own.
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 latest interview is with Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo a.k.a. Bloody Beetroots. He did this interview as part of his blog series on The Kool Kids. He has just released a new single “Chronicles Of A Fallen Love” featuring the haunting vocal of Greta Svabo Bech on Ultra Records, available here. Preview the video here.
The new Live tour just started. How is this different compared to before?
It actually started in January at the Big Day Out in Australia. The differences are substantial in terms of sound pressure, light design, stage, songs and i have musicians on rotation. I’m performing 8 new tracks during these live shows, and yes, thats because there’s a new album coming out along with the tour. It’s a whole evolution in a show. It started with The Bloody Beetroots DJ-Set, then i did Death Crew 77 and then Church of Noise and now it’s The Bloody Beetroots LIVE.
I believe evolution is necessary to express yourself.
You’re having a new mask with this tour?
Yes, it is very similar to the old one but has been majorly improved and equipped with technology.. Each eye has one hundred Nano LEDS controlled through Wi-Fi from side stage using software called “Q”. It took me months to create.
Is it comparable to the masks of Danger and Deadmau5?
No not at all. It’s way more subtle. It has an atmospheric ambience, which shows the energy… visually. It feels sinister. I’ve been wearing it now since January starting with my first performance in Australia and I received some great feedback from people all over the world. I even have a mask solo during my performances. Shouting on stage alone wasn’t enough.
I believe evolution is necessary to express yourself
Last year you started the Gazette?
The Gazette is the official and exclusive source of everything that is happening inside the Bloody Beetroots Machine, it will be relaunched in the coming months with a new design.
But Speaking of web platforms, the real novelty for me this year was relaunching Church Of Noise.
Which is a collaboration with US developers, Backplane, who are the innovators of the software behind Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, they have developed the same technology for relaunching my community making it definitely interactive with Soundcloud, Youtube, pictures etc. Go have a look, it’s awesome: http://www.therealchurchofnoise.com
You once did a collaboration with Steve Aoki called “Rifoki”. Was this a one time thing?
This is a funny one, as we had some spare time and that’s how this project kicked off. Even though it was a side-project, I played “Sperm Donor” like hundreds of times during my old Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 sets.
But that project is currently paused because I’m spending all my energy on taking the Bloody Beetroots to another level.
Would you say Bloody Beetroots become more soft and more melodic?
I don’t agree. The new album contains a lot of songs that are probably some of the most varied and darkest music ever written for this project but there will be room for melody. The world of Bloody Beetroots is very wide and there was never a specific musical direction, I just make music.
Is Edward (Grinch) still in the band?
Yeah he is, he’s playing drums actually.
There are a lot of people involved in the new Bloody Beetroots Live, I have lots of musicians on rotation!
It’s all about music… you know.
Three years ago on the first Bloody Beetroots website you posted a track called “Warp 1981” and took it off 10 minutes after. Did you do this on purpose?
Yes I did! Funny huh?
The world of Bloody Beetroots is very wide and there was never a specific musical direction, I just make music
What can you tell us about the beautiful things in Bassano del Grappa?
I don’t spend much time there, it’s just a place for friends and family. But it’s beautiful and peaceful, the perfect place to chill after all the stress of touring.
I believe “SPANK” isn’t released yet?
Yeah, I think it’s being released in March on Ultra Records. It’s a great track, if you come to one of my shows you’ll see the reaction. When i first played it in Australia the crowd went crazy. People are still asking about this track 2 months later.
It’s very powerful with a lot of elements from the past, such as gospel, techno… I love referencing music that influences me. You’ll be able to hear it soon.
How’s your designing going? Are you working on new shirts with Vendetta?
Vendetta is busy becoming a real fashion brand. We did a collaboration in the past and they still make exclusuve jackets for me but we’re both growing up as bands.
About merchandise… I’m trying to push all the singles as t-shirts, with really strong imagery and the logos.
I’ll shortly release the first SBCR masks which are designed exactly like the mask that I currently use with framed eyes and hi quality fabric, easy to wash and wear and which are the exact same masks as the band are wearing on stage… watch this space.
Is Dennis (Lyxzén) still a part of Church of Noise?
Yeah, definitely. It’s a two-man creation developed by Dennis and me.
I’ve read that every track starts with a title. So my question is; What kind of titles are popping in your head right now?
I’m not allowed to say that at the moment. There are a lot things going on in my chaotic mind and some are about the album. If you come to the show I’ll give you a taster of what’s in my mind.
In our first interview you mentioned you want to release two more “Spares of Romborama”. What happened to it?
Sometimes my ideas collide with the reality of my own brand and what im creating. I can say that I have a lot of music to be released. One day I’ll release them all, even those spares.
How far do you think ahead?
I always think about the future, 4 or 5 years ahead… That said things do change quickly and I need to express so many things that are happening. I just think everything requires time and patience.
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.
King of punk rock dance music Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, better known as THE BLOODY BEETROOTS, impressed fans and music critics alike with his most recent release “Chronicles Of A Fallen Love” featuring Grammy-nominated singer and songwriterGreta Svabo Bech. The track exposes a whole new realm of musical breadth from Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo with melodic angelic vocals provided by Greta dispersed between epic electronic breakdowns.
The highly acclaimed track has just been given the remix treatment by uniquely talented DJ/producers Sound of Stereo, Popeska and Must Die! in the first package released earlier this month. Now the second stellar remix package is now available, featuring the likes of Tom Swoon, Carli, Alesia, TAI, and others.
We know that many of you were impatiently waiting for this announcement, so with no further ado here are the top 3 winners of the Ultra Music Festival ‘Beltek’ Remix Contest. If you see your name here, please scroll towards the end of the post and follow the instructions we have for you.
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Now in its 14th year, and completely sold-out for the third consecutive year, Ultra Music Festival continues to be one of the biggest brands in dance music. This March 23rd, 24th and 25th more than 150,000 people will descend on downtown Miami for the event, featuring more than 400 of the hottest names in dance music spread out over 3 days and 24 stages…and now Ultra extends the opportunity for Producers worldwide to share the spotlight.
In the competitive world of electronic music production, Martin ‘Beltek’ Bijelic has fast-tracked bis career with his tech/house/prog audio hybrid. In 2007, with his freshman track “Copa-Cobana”, Beltek pulled off his first musical coup. He engaged Pete Tong with the track to such an extent that it became the winner of his New Producer of the Year competition…
Now we’re passing the torch to a future candidate with Ultra and Dim Mak’s official Remix Contest!
Entries are accepted in the genres of electronica, house, techno, progressive, electro house and dubstep. Ultra delivers massive prize packs for the competition including audio production classes, production gear, premium Soundcloud and Headliner membership, a feature on UMF Radio on Sirius/XM and inclusion in the “New Noise 3 EP” release on Steve Aoki’s imprint Dim Mak.