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Meet Robert Raimon Roy Through His World, As He Finds It

Tim Gauthier

Robert Raimon Roy (formerly Rob Roy) was discovered in 2005 by Erykah Badu, when upon hearing his 1st album, Dollar Out of 15 Cents, invited the multi-talented rapper/singer/producer/visual artist to meet at her renowned Black Forest Theater in Dallas, Texas. In late 2006, Roy was also co-signed by Southern heavyweight, Bigga Rankin (VP of Young Jeezy’s CTE label) and presented with a Diamond Hood Award. In the years that followed, Roy began work on his sophomore record, King Warrior Magician Lover, and moved to Los Angeles, CA from his native Jacksonville, FL. He released the first video from KWML, “Fur In My Cap,” to much viral success; the clip appeared on Kanye West’s personal blog, and also received praise from Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Travis Barker, Chris Brown, and Questlove of The Roots. The initial stream of the album would garner 800,000 plays in one week, and a flurry of major label attention soon followed. Roy would subsequently be featured on HBO’s “Entourage,” and in spreads for NYLON Guys and Giant Magazine.

An all-around artist, Roy also collaborated with the independent fashion label, Love Brigade, and released his own customized sneakers—an all-black, deconstructed take on Converse hi-tops. These shoes would later be featured in Antenna Magazine, as well as on Justin Timberlake’s personal blog, and sold at exclusive boutiques for a limited run in both New York and Los Angeles. In 2010, Roy signed with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, was hand-picked for the annual music issue of the esteemed literary magazine, The Believer, and released what URB Magazine would later proclaim as the “Best Video of 2010″ with “Carmencita.” Shortly thereafter, he began work on his third album, Le Tigre Blanc, and hit the road for a number of Scion-sponsored US tour dates in the summer of 2011. Recently, inspired by a change in artistic direction, Roy also changed his stage moniker; “Rob Roy” having been replaced by his full birth name, “Robert Raimon Roy.” In his own words, “I am not: rapper, singer, or even musician. I am: collagist, information curator, short story writer, social entrepreneur, and editor.” The self-titled first single, “Robert Raimon Roy,” will be released in spring 2012, followed by Le Tigre Blanc in the fall.

Discover him now through his world, as he finds it through robertraimonroy.tumblr.com.

Felix Cartal’s “Domo” Video Is Now Live, Via ARTISTdirect

Tim Gauthier

“The song itself is emblematic of Cartal’s brilliant ability to incorporate a myriad of EDM styles into his own infectious sound, and it’s a perfect prelude to his new full-length masterpiece, Different Faces. Cartal is one of the world’s most exciting and entrancing electronic music artisans, and once you meet “Domo”, he’s never going to leave your side.” – Rick Florino, ARTISTdirect.com

Mustard Pimp Tour De France 2012

Tim Gauthier

Mustard Pimp begins their live 2012 tour, club-hopping through the streets and cities of France. This 8-day residency will start at the Le Transbordeur in Lyon, and migrate its way to Le Nouveau Casino in Paris.

For all official Mustard Pimp tour information, be sure to visit the official Tour Dates section here.

Infected Mushroom – U R So Smart – Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Infected Mushroom – U R So F****d

Buy Now: Infected Mushroom – U R So Smart

 
U R So Fucked

U R So Fucked
 


 
Electronic music, mega-legends Infected Mushroom are best known for being the sonic innovators of the Psy Trance genre. Twice ranked amongst the world’s “10 Best DJ’s” by the Bible of the Scene (U.K.’s DJ Magazine) and with over 14 million hits on YouTube and a #8 position on the Billboard chart, the Israel-bred, L.A. based duo Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen have ranked their “kingdom“ amongst the highest in the scene.

In 2012 the Infected Mushroom legacy explodes into the future with Army of Mushrooms, their first full-length album since 2009’s The Legend of the Black Shawarma. With 120 live shows booked on the stages at Nocturnal Wonderland (Texas/Los Angeles), World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF) in Canada, Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, Nevada), and the Opulent Temple at Burningman (Black Rock City, Nevada) and many others, adoring fans continue to descend below their stage en masse as all walks coming together for the same reason: to experience Infected Mushroom, one of the world’s greatest electronic bands of the decade.
 

For more info on Infected Mushroom visit their artist page.

Different Faces Giveaway – Presented by Felix Cartal and Dim Mak Records

Tim Gauthier

Different Faces Giveaway – Presented by Felix Cartal and Dim Mak Records

We’re celebrating Felix Cartal’s upcoming sophomore album ‘Different Faces’ coming out on Dim Mak Records in March and we want you to be a part of it! You could win a pair of SOL REPUBLIC headphones, some Felix Cartal & Dim Mak gear and be on the limited edition ‘Different Faces’ commemorative poster. You could win just by participating.

To Enter:

Take a picture of yourself featuring a RED BALLOON! It can be you holding an actual balloon, photoshopped in, paper mache or any other creative ways you can come up with. You can submit your picture via one of the following ways:
– Post it on Felix Cartal’s Facebook Wall. Be sure to tag yourself and Felix Cartal.
– Tweet it with a @felixcartal mention and #DifferentFaces hashtag.
– Email it to differentfaces@felixcartal.com with your name.

We’ll curate all of your photos into a main contest album on Felix Cartal’s Facebook page. Share the pictures with your friends, get LIKES and increase your chances of winning!

The Prizes:

Grand Prize Winners (2):
The top two (2) photos with the most LIKES on the contest album will receive:
– One (1) pair of SOL REPUBLIC headphones courtesy of Dim Mak Records
– One (1) signed Felix Cartal ‘Different Faces’ T-Shirt
– One (1) Dim Mak Records T-shirt
– One (1) signed Limited Edition ‘Different Faces’ Commemorative Poster

Weekly Random Winners:
Two (2) winners will be selected at random EVERY WEEK from now until the ‘Different Faces’ release from the contest submissions and receive:
– One (1) signed Felix Cartal ‘Different Faces’ T-shirt
– One (1) Dim Mak Records T-Shirt

Limited Edition ‘Different Faces’ Commemorative Poster –
We’ll be commissioning a limited edition poster featuring all of your DIFFERENT FACES that will be available for purchase when the album is released. Just submit your picture and we’ll include you in the final design.

*By participating you agree to allow Felix Cartal, Dim Mak Records and SOL Republic to use your image in future marketing and promotional material.

Autoerotique + Sound of Stereo + TAI = Live at Moonstar Studio, Bangkok

Tim Gauthier

One night in Bangkok…

Moonstar Studio will be hosting a one-time only show with 3 massive headliners; Autoerotique, Sound Of Stereo, and TAI! All 3 will be performing tonight from 8pm to 2am! For all our fans overseas and in the area, don’t miss out!

Dim Mak Records x Beltek x Ultra Music Festival – Official Remix Contest

Tim Gauthier

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.

Beltek:
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!

For entry into the Remix Contest, visit FOEM.info.

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.

ARTISTdirect Interviews Joachim Garraud on “Hillside West”

Tim Gauthier

“When Hillside West drops on March 20, 2012 via Dim Mak Records, dance floors worldwide will be destroyed in the best way possible. Garraud’s sophisticated techno production collides with Alesia’s dubstep wizardry for a hybrid that’s bound to get bodies moving everywhere. There’s an underground vibrancy coursing through the framework of Hillside West, and it shines brilliantly.” ~ Rick Florino, ARTISTdirect

Infected Mushroom – U R So Fucked (Official Teaser)

Tim Gauthier

Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani aka Infected Mushroom, are known for being into psychadelic trance and electronic music. U R So Fucked, off the coming LP “Army Of Mushrooms”, is their first leap infiltrating the genre of dubstep since their previous release of “Pink Nightmares”. This teaser features several clips of what-to-expect with the February 14th debut of their single and video.

Infected Mushroom – U R So Fucked
On Sale: February 14th, iTunes exclusive

Official Links:
– Website: http://www.infected-mushroom.com
– Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/infectedtwitt
– Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/infectedmushroom

Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot Remixes SALEM

Tim Gauthier

SALEM recently issued a cover version to Alice Deejays prominent “Better Off Alone” rave-anthem. After the success of the ‘witch-house’ remake, Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot decided to throw his version, provided as a remix, available to download today, free on RCRDLBL.COM.

Atari Teenage Riot – Behind The Scenes on the ‘Collapse Of History’

Tim Gauthier

As posted earlier this year, Atari Teenage Riot called out to the fans to star a leading and supporting roll of their upcoming video to Collapse Of History, as heard on “Is The Hyperreal?”. The video will feature the latest single with a little bit of a twist…

The video was filmed in the woods of Basel, Switzerland, on a day quoted as “the coldest of the year”. Their director, Kevin Rodriquez recently sent over his personal recap from the shoot, with an official look behind-the-scenes of Collapse Of History:

NME Features Sam Wire “Brothers”, Live At Rhythm & Vines New Zealand

Tim Gauthier

NME recently featured the brand new Dim Mak artist Sam Wire on their blog, with a clip from his New Zealand NYE performance at Rhythm & Vines.

Sam Wire, or DJ Wire, is schedule to release his brand new single on Dim Mak Records by early 2012. To find out more on Dim Mak and Sam Wire, visit his official artist page here.

Official Links:
– Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/samuelwire
– Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Wire/361535700837
– Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/djwire1