Dim Mak Voted #1 Label on OnlyForDJ’s Online Magazine!

Tim Gauthier

In the passing month, OnlyForDJ’s Online Magazine greeted Dim Mak Records with a nomination and potential bragging rights of being the ‘Number 1 Underground Label’ of 2011. Paired against Cadenza (Luciano, Carl Craig), Turbo Recordings (Tiga, Gesaffelstein) Time Has Changed and Mobilee, we closed out this year of the Rabbit, leading in both style and sound!

For all of our French supporters, and those with Google Translate, check out the full spread and additional nominations at onlyfordj.fr.

Illegal to be punk in Indonesia

Tim Gauthier

Hard-line Indonesian province shaves mohawks off punk rockers detained at concert

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Police in Indonesia’s most conservative province raided a punk-rock concert and detained 65 fans, buzzing off their spiky mohawks and stripping away body piercings because of the perceived threat to Islamic values.

Dog-collar necklaces and chains also were taken from the youths before they were thrown in pools of water for “spiritual” cleansing, local police chief Iskandar Hasan said Wednesday.

After replacing their “disgusting” clothes, he handed each a toothbrush and barked “use it.”

The crackdown marked the latest effort by authorities to promote strict moral values in Aceh, the only province in this secular but predominantly Muslim nation of 240 million to have imposed Islamic laws.

Here, adultery is punishable by stoning to death. Homosexuals have been thrown in jail or lashed in public with rattan canes. Women are forced to wear headscarves and told, please, no tight pants.

Read the full post here…

Bloody Beetroots, live at Stereosonic in Perth, Australia

Tim Gauthier

During their tour across Australia, the Bloody Beetroots have made a series of films, featuring on-and-off stage footage capturing the beauty and mayhem of their all-new DJ ensemble.

In part 2 of the developing series, both Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo and Tommy Tea ‘breakdown’ their latest DJ Set from their November 27th stop in Perth, Australia. This video features the Beetroots remix of Britney Spears “Till The World Ends”.

… In case you missed part 1, be sure to check out their YouTube channel here.

Behind The Scenes: The Bloody Beetroots & the making of “Church Of Noise” pt. 1

Tim Gauthier

Earlier this week our good pals and label mates, the Bloody Beetroots, sent us some amazing ‘Behind The Scenes’ footage, featuring the group during the making of “Church Of Noise”; their latest single with Dennis Lyxzen of Refused. This video is just the first installment to the series of videos to follow.

Stay tuned, as more will unfold in the coming weeks…

102.7 KIIS FM & XM Channel 11 features Felix Cartal’s “Don’t Turn On The Lights”

Tim Gauthier

Alex Dreamz, Los Angeles native and resident DJ on 102.7 KIIS FM and XM Channel 11, will be featuring Felix Cartal’s latest single “Don’t Turn On The Lights” this Friday at 10pm (PST). While talking with Alex, we managed to preview a few of the tracks he’ll be playing out this Friday, and we can safely say we’re pretty excited to hear the result!

Whatever it is you’ll be doing this Friday night at 10, make sure you tune into KIIS FM or XM Channel 11, as this is one Friday Night Club Mix you wont want to miss!

Be sure to check out additional DJ sets, showtimes, event info and more by visiting anyone of these links:

Dim Mak Live Presents: 2012 Deadmeat Tour Official Ticket Giveaway!

Tim Gauthier

Dim Mak Live presents our first official Facebook ticket giveaway; a contest supporting all avid Facebookers with a chance to win tickets to the Steve Aoki and Datsik North American Tour.

To all eligible subscribers, we are now offering a pair of tickets for each stop along the entire route of the 2012 Deadmeat Tour. Casting your entry is simple — To start, please visit the Dim Mak Live Facebook page here. Upon “liking” the official events page, you will be instructed with further information guiding you to the event of your choice.

… Already subscribed to Dim Mak Live?? Be sure to click the Deadmeat Tour Contest widget, located on the left side of the main page. All contest information, including how you can cast your entry can be found here!

The Dim Mak Live Facebook page is the official hub for all Deadmeat Tour information, updates, ticketing links, and supporting acts. Stay up with the latest by subscribing with your Facebook today!

I Wish I – Classic Dim Mak artist to play in San Diego!

Tim Gauthier

For those of you who have been with Dim Mak since the beginning, you will not want to miss Dim Mak’s second released artist, I Wish I, as they get ready to play live from Bar Eleven in San Diego on January 14. Check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/194682823950628/

Buy Now: I Wish I – “Farenheight”

Steve Aoki Nominated for PETA Award!

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki nominated for PETA’s Libby Award as Breakthrough Artist of the year! The polls are open until December 23rd, so be sure to show your support by voting online now!

Vote Here: http://features.peta2.com/libby-awards-2011/

More Info: http://thenjunderground.com/blog/2011/12/10/man-overboard-steve-aoki-gabe-saporta-nominated-for-peta-awa.html

Behind The Scenes: Dim Mak x Lil Jon Collaboration T-Shirt Photoshoot

Tim Gauthier

Check out the behind-the-scenes footage from the Dim Mak x Lil Jon collaboration t-shirt photoshoot, featuring Steve Aoki and Lil Jon, live at Dim Mak Studios on Hollywood Blvd!

Make sure you grab this limited edition collabo-tee before they sell out — Available now on the all new Dim Mak online store: shop.dimmak.com

… Available in all sizes, Black and White.

New Ivory featured on MTV2’s 120 Minutes w. Matt Pinfield

Tim Gauthier

MTV2’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield has featured New Ivory’s “Something You Should Know” for this weeks run of ‘must see videos’. The groups latest release has been paired with world-reknowned artists such as Foster The People, Black Keys, Friendly Fires, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Tegan & Sara. Check out the video and additional coverage by visiting MTV2’s 120 Minutes here.

Vote for Steve Aoki & Afrojack in the latest Facebook poll!!

Tim Gauthier

Pete Tong asked the globe, “What were the hottest tunes of 2011′. As we’re wrapping up the year, we can’t think of any other more-qualified entry than Steve Aoki’s collaboration with Afojack, on the hit single “No Beef”, featuring the infamous Miss Palmer.

Make sure you log in to Facebook and cast your entry for the best-of-the-best of 2011, and get Steve & Afrojack to number 1!

‘No Beef’ featuring Miss Palmer is available for purchase now worldwide on Beatport and iTunes.