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8tracks.com – Featuring Atari Teenage Riot’s latest mix!

Tim Gauthier

8tracks.com, a “handcrafted internet radio” service showcasing endless electronic music mixes, hand-selected by artists and fans alike. Alec Empire and Atari Teenage Riot had recently uploaded their latest mix, featuring songs like “The Kids Will Have Their Say” by Steve Aoki, and Aly, Walk With Me (Nic Endo Remix).

Receive updates and new mixes by subscribing to their artist page here.

Video Premiere: The Making of Steve Aoki’s “Wonderland”

Tim Gauthier

Of his latest album Wonderland, Steve Aoki said, “This album is a spectrum of music that influences me.” That’s part of what makes the project so interesting. The party-starting DJ has shown off his skills on all types of production, and for Wonderland he brings it all together for an eclectic union of music and guest features ranging from Kid Cudi to Rivers Cuomo.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Steve Aoki giving some insight into the making of his first full-length album. During the video you’ll see a man who has been lit on fire, a Skype conversation with Lil Jon, and Aoki in a Native American headdress explaining how some of the songs came about.

Get Aoki’s Wonderland here, and check out the schedule for his Deadmeat tour here.

Felix Cartal – Weekend Workout No. 4 (Bi-Weekly Podcast)

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal keeps rolling them out, with 14 mixed and newly-praised tracks on this weeks addition of the Weekend Workout Episode 4. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes by visiting the official Podcast Series page here. For you avid SoundCloud users, Felix Cartal has offered his fans a download of each new episode of his artist page.

Official Tracklisting:
01. Tommy Trash – Cascade
02. Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa (Dada Life Remix)
03. John Dahlback – Soldier
04. Chris Lake – Sundown (Laidback Luke Remix)
05. Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Nom De Strip Remix)
06. MNDR – #1 In Heaven
07. SCNTST – Globus
08. Punks Jump Up – Get Down (Alex Gopher Remix)
09. Dyro – Metaphor
10. Nicky Romero – Toulouse
11. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Steve Jobs
12. Nom De Strip & Bones – Yo!
13. Tim Mason – Anima
14. Daft Punk – Something About Us

‘Anonymous’ confront alleged police brutality

Tim Gauthier

In CNN’s latest report of ‘Anonymous’, the radical protest group supporting the “Occupy” movement, they’ve featured several new incidents following recent public reactions to the political outcry. This editorial referring to the ‘alleged police brutality’ shows a variety of clips from the Anonymous YouTube network, one featuring Atari Teenage Riots “Black Flags”- a track that has been the soundtrack to their protest since it’s inception. This broadcast has reached the attention of the CNN network, with a national showcase throughout the previous weekend.

55 DSL x Ferrino x Dim Mak Survival Kit – Coachella Sale, Only $69.99!

Tim Gauthier

Seeing how winter left Southern California fairly quickly, and the outdoor season is starting to appear, we’ve thrown in a limited deal for all future tenters looking to seek nightly shelter in the refuge of alternative-relevance and top-tier camping equipment. As an added and extended benefit to all 175,000+ attendants of Coachella, you can now pardon yourself from overspending on campsite accessories with this insane bundled package.

The official 55 DSL x Ferrino x Dim Mak Survival Kit includes the following:
– 3 Man Tent, outfitted in an array of Dim Mak flavor
– ‘Pack and Go’ Tent Sleeve
– Dim Mak Limited Edition Tee
– Dim Mak Survival CD Sampler

This Coachella Sale will be good until further notice… With a limited price of $69.99! Purchase your Survival Kit today here.

Bassnectar – Red Step (Mustard Pimp Remix), Available Now!

Tim Gauthier

Bassnectar and team have been compiling various remixes from their Divergent Spectrum tracklist, and decided to put together a free pack of remix-favorites. Keep on the look out for other versions from a multitude of friends and artists as they drop out of various corners the digital sky.

“Although it’s intended mostly for DJs (each track is on the harder edge of the spectrum, targeting dancefloors and flash mobs of bass heads who want to rage) we wanted to make it available to anyone and everyone, for free.” ~Bassnectar

The Dim Mak family made a strong presence with the track “Red Step”, featuring 2 major remixes with Steve Aoki and Mustard Pimp. Download the latest Mustard Pimp remix today by visiting the official Mustard Pimp SoundCloud page.

Elektro Exclusive Q&A: The Voice of EDM, Polina: “To be successful at anything it has to come naturally”

Tim Gauthier

Polina Goudieva is the vocalist you’ve heard on the anthems of countless EDM stars such as, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Felix Cartal, Kaskade and Avicii, just to name a few.

She took time out of her busy singing schedule to lend her voice to ElektroDaily.com for this exclusive interview. Find out the story behind the woman in front of the beats.

At what age did you start singing? As long as I can remember. I was always putting on my mom’s costumes (who is a Russian pop singer of the late 80′s-90′s named Anka) and singing. At first thought I was on a career path of a classical pianist. So I didn’t start singing seriously until I got into writing and producing when I was 15.

Where did you grow up? Moscow (Russia) – New York

How did where you grow up shape you as an artist today? Spending a part of my childhood in Europe (before coming to the US) during the electronic/dance music explosion that was happening there at that time definitely didn’t leave me untouched. I’m very big on real songs but have always gravitated towards dance/electronic sound. I feel like what I do today is a marriage of the two worlds.
Who have you worked with? I have collaborated with Kaskade, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Alex Gaudino, Felix Cartal, David Morales, Moguai and many others. And have written for Sean Kingston.

How did the Sean Kingston song come about? I was in a writing session with a NY writer, Duane Harden, one day and he played me 16 bars of a Sandy Vee track that later became Sean’s single ‘Sleep All Day (Party All Night).” The hook was written on the spot. A few months later my publisher (Ultra) called me to say that production team Stargate got attached and Sean Kingston was cutting the song. It went on to become No 8 in the UK.

The girls from Nervo went from behind the scenes to DJing. Would you ever consider becoming a DJ or just stick to singing? If my live show calls for DJing at some point I’ll be open to it. I think to be successful at anything though it has to come naturally.
Your latest track with Felix Cartal is getting some great reviews from around the net. How did this collaboration come about? Steve Aoki sent me Felix’s track (who is an artist on Dim Mak). I went into the studio next day, wrote and cut vocals for “Don’t Turn On The Lights” and it was done!

Who are some artists that you would like to collaborate with? I would love to work with Calvin Harris.

What can we expect from you in 2012? A few guest vocal collabs with the likes of Tiësto & Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, PDT, The Kinetics, Moguai and my own release, which I’m very excited about!

Favorite drink? Tea.

What was your scariest groupie moment? During a live show in France, someone grabbed me and tried to pull me off stage. I was wearing 6-inch heels on top of my 5’11″ frame and barely missed a long flight to the floor.

If you can have one superhero power, what would it be? In my mind I am supergirl.

What DJ would you like to:
Hug? Afrojack. He’s so tall and very huggable.

Party With? Swedish House Mafia.

Sing with over a track? Running out of DJ’s whose tracks to sing over LOL. My own track.

What was the first job you ever had? As a kid… singing on a jingle for a yogurt commercial that received an award for most TV plays ever and haunted me for years.

Read the full story at Elektro Daily.

Steve Aoki – Wonderland // Out Now Everywhere!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Steve Aoki – Wonderland

 
Wonderland
 

Steve Aoki – Wonderland
Release Date: January 10th, 2012 **iTunes Exclusive
Release Date: January 17th, 2012 **Worldwide
 
Get ready as Aoki is readying the next stage of his incredible music career with his first proper full-length release with Wonderland, bringing a lifetime’s worth of passion for bands, DJs and artists of all stripes he has met and/or worked with over the past two decades to the forefront.

Wonderland is far from your average dance music collection of singles. The record bristles with fresh-sounding collaborations beyond club jams that light up VIP sections from Moscow to Miami, featuring world-class collaborations with LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am, and many others!

Tracklisting:
01 – Earthquakey People (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
02 – Ladi Dadi (feat. Wynter Gordon)
03 – Dangerous (feat. zuper blahq)
04 – Come With Me (Deadmeat) (feat. Polina)
05 – Emergency (feat. Lil Jon & Chiddy Bang)
06 – Livin My Love (feat. LMFAO & NERVO)
07 – Control Freak (feat. Blaqstarr & Kay)
08 – Steve Jobs (feat. Angger Dimas)
09 – Heartbreaker (feat. Lovefoxxx)
10 – Cudi the Kid (feat. Kid Cudi & Travis Barker)
11 – Ooh (feat. Rob Roy)
12 – The Kids Will Have Their Say (feat. Sick Boy with former members of The Exploited & Die Kreuzen)
13 – Earthquakey People (The Sequel) (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
 

For more info on Steve Aoki visit steveaoki.com.

BASSNECTAR – DIVERGENT SPECTRUM REMIXES (Steve Aoki’s Remix and Free Download)

Tim Gauthier

This pack kicks off with a collaborative remix I did with my good buddies TERRAVITA. We traded the files of “Upside Down” back and forth for a few months, and the final master that Seth did makes this one of the loudest, wildest drops to date!

After that is a remix of “Red Step” by none other than Dim Mak‘s label boss, STEVE AOKI. A definitive electro house banger with a beefy halftime drop, he has been the only DJ with this weapon for a few months; now it’s yours too.

Up next is a collaboration with Amorphous Music artist ILL.GATES who spent a few days in the Bassnectar Labs this summer building synthesizers and samplers with me in Ableton. As we worked and geeked out, we built this drum & bass version of “Voodoo”, which then became a staple of my sets for the last fall tour.

The fourth track comes from long-time friends and collaborators, THE GLITCH MOB, who took “Head’s Up” into dubstep territory, with the unmistakable glitch-bass flavor.

Another mix of “Voodoo” follows; this time the basitions of creativity known as BEATS ANTIQUE flip the original into an antique bass version with live instrumentation and some surprises.

We decided to include the full version of “Color Storm” in this package since it was never properly released, and this rounds out the package.

We hope you enjoy!!!! Free bass to heat up your winter bodies, tiding you over until the next full release – the VAVA VOOM EP is set for launch April 2012!

-BASSNECTAR

Felix Cartal featured on Canada’s MuchMusic

Tim Gauthier

Canada’s celebrated music network, MuchMusic, has featured Felix Cartal’s latest single and video “Don’t Turn On The Lights”. Watch the premiere online by visiting MushMusic.com.

“Don’t Turn On The Lights” is now available for purchase on iTunes and Beatport. Get your copy of the single, including the official Laidback Luke remix today!

Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights ft. Polina (Laidback Luke Remix)
– iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dont-turn-on-the-lights-laidback/id484921847
– Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/dont-turn-on-the-lights/845039

World premiere of Steve Aoki’s Ladi Dadi video, featuring Wynter Gordon on RollingStone.com!

Tim Gauthier

Early this morning RollingStone.com premiered the new video for Steve Aoki’s Ladi Dadi, featuring Wynter Gordon.

“Dance producer Steve Aoki teams up with “Dirty Talk” songstress Wynter Gordon on “Ladi Dadi,” the second single from his album Wonderland. The track’s sultry house sound is punctuated with grinding dubstep notes on the chorus, adding some drama to the four-on-the-floor beat.
The music video for “Ladi Dadi” further ratchets up the drama – Aoki and Gordon play characters straight out of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, taking turns trying to seduce and kill one another.”

“This was the first time I ever got to do action [in a music video],” “I loved the entire experience, especially our amazing balcony- diving, stair falling stunt doubles!” ~ Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki’s Wonderland is available now on iTunes.

Climbing Up The Charts: Steve Aoki’s Wonderland album has reached No. 10 on iTunes Top Albums!

Tim Gauthier

With the instant and early release of Steve Aoki’s new full-length album, we are proud to announce Wonderland as the 10th ‘Top Downloaded Album’ on iTunes, passing up Coldplay and Florence + The Machine! The attention surrounding this release couldn’t be more appreciated. Steve has made the giant leap in creating a release that’s sure to please all types of listeners. Wonderland is packed with an array of genres featuring world-class collaborations with Wil.I.Am, Travis Barker & Kid Cudi, Afrojack, Lil Jon, LMFAO, The Exploited, and many many more!

Wonderland, the ‘Bonus Track Version’ is now available for purchase on iTunes, featuring three additional tracks; Turbulence ft. Lil Jon (Radio Edit), No Beef ft. Afrojack & Miss Palmer, and Travis Barker’s Misfits.

Get your extended copy of Wonderland on iTunes today!
– iTunes: http://bit.ly/AOKI_WONDERLAND

Official Tracklisting:
01 – Earthquakey People (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
02 – Ladi Dadi (feat. Wynter Gordon)
03 – Dangerous (feat. zuper blahq)
04 – Come With Me (Deadmeat) (feat. Polina)
05 – Emergency (feat. Lil Jon & Chiddy Bang)
06 – Livin My Love (feat. LMFAO & NERVO)
07 – Control Freak (feat. Blaqstarr & Kay)
08 – Steve Jobs (feat. Angger Dimas)
09 – Heartbreaker (feat. Lovefoxxx)
10 – Cudi the Kid (feat. Kid Cudi & Travis Barker)
11 – Ooh (feat. Rob Roy)
12 – The Kids Will Have Their Say (feat. Sick Boy with former members of The Exploited & Die Kreuzen)
13 – Earthquakey People (The Sequel) (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
14 – Turbulence (Radio Edit) (ft. Lil Jon)
15 – No Beef (ft. Miss Palmer & Afrojack)
16 – Misfits (ft. Steve Aoki)