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Get Ready to Meet Justin Pearson of All Leather

Tim Gauthier

PARALLEL PLANES Trailer featuring Justin Pearson and All Leather.

“Parallel Planes” – a documentary essay film portraying 13 american musicians from an avant-garde & punk-rock background. This is a journey between genres, meeting people of free-thinking. This film takes a personal view on what music can be like.

Check out more from All Leather here.

Atari Teenage Riot in WIRED Magazine

Tim Gauthier

Check out the write up and photos below taken from Septembers issues of Wired Magazine.

In 1997, Rage Against The Machine took a support act on their “Evil Empire” tour called Atari Teenage Riot. These radical techno-punks, with their veneration of the Atari ST computer that they used to control their synths, ruffled a few feathers. “The engineers would say, ‘You guys want to kill rock and roll,’ recalls Alec Empire, ATR’s Berlin-based frontman. “‘If everyone just put a computer on stage we wouldn’t have a job.'”

Today the band is touring Is This Hyperreal?, their first studio album in over a decade, at a time when information technologies pervade music. But the disruptive effect of the group’s hardware hasn’t been neutralised, says Empire, 39. Rather, it has evolved.

On the Atari, all of the musical data is hand-coded: every note, pitch bend and velocity. “It’s weird loading up information written in 1992 — I wonder who else could understand it. So perhaps the computer can now be seen as an instrument,” says Empire. “Then the question is how much more modern does music made on a modern computer sound?”

The group’s “glitchy” tones — a kind of designed imperfection — also have new meaning. From music to nuclear energy, “people look at technology as a religion and say, ‘This will solve all our problems.’ I’m very sceptical about that.”

To here to see the article on Wired.

Video: Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef ft. Miss Palmer (teaser)

Tim Gauthier

“No Beef” comes out next week on Ultra/Dim Mak in North America and Wall Recordings internationally.
The track will be available for download on Beatport 8/8 with iTunes coming soon.

For more information on ‘No Beef’ click here.

Afrojack & Steve Aoki – ‘No Beef’ ft. Miss Palmer // Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Afrojack & Steve Aoki – “No Beef” ft. Miss Palmer

 
No Beef
 

Afrojack & Steve Aoki – “No Beef” ft. Miss Palmer
Release Date: August 9th, 2011
 
The Summer Anthem of 2011 is finally here. No Beef produced and written by Afrojack and Steve Aoki and sung by Alyssa Palmer is finally coming out this summer. Both Afrojack and Steve Aoki have been dropping it exclusively in their sets throughout the year and the only available version online were rips from live shows or radio playlisting. Here it is! Now you can test out this beast on the crowd w/ its heavy drops and long beautiful Bjork sounding vocal section. NO BEEF!
 
Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef ft. Miss Palmer (Official Video)

One of a kind Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000 turntable hand designed by Steve Aoki and Dim Mak up for auction!

Tim Gauthier

Win an incredible one of a kind Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000 turntable hand designed by Steve Aoki and Dim Mak! 
Dimensions: 12.6″ x 15.94″ x 4.19″

Click here for more photos: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/269500

Inspiration for his art piece:


“I love the idea of reconstruction and adding our Dim Mak touch to all things that encompass what we do. Pioneer is the official tool for Dim Mak and for myself, so to work with them artistically was an honor. Much love from myself and the DM squad.” ~Steve Aoki

Auction goes LIVE: August 2nd, 2011.
Auction ENDS: August 23rd, 2011.

The net proceeds for this item benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Funds donated to the organization are allocated to restore instrumental music education programs, ensuring that every child has access to a complete education that includes the benefits of music instruction

The proceeds for this item benefit VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
Place Your Bid Here: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/269500

Bloody Beetroots at Lollapalooza!

Tim Gauthier

Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park in Chicago August 6th-9th. The C3 produced music festival attracts almost 200,000 people to the downtown Chicago lakefront property. With 7 stages highlighting every genre of music and myriad activities in between, Lollapalooza is one of the premier music festivals in the world.

Dim Mak’s very own Bloody Beetroots AKA Bob Cornelius Rifo along with Death Crew 77 have planned an electrifying performance with Dennis Lyxzen, frontman for Swedish Hardcore Punk band Refused. They are scheduled for a 5PM slot Friday on the world famous Perry’s Stage, named after Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrel. Be sure to get there early to get a good spot!

Dim Mak Pop Up Shop now open at DM HQ!

Tim Gauthier

We now have a fully functioning retail store at the Dim Mak Records HQ!! Due to popular demand we have opened a pop up store at our label offices on Hollywood Blvd. It’s a one-stop shop for all things Dim Mak related. We have the full line of Dim Mak t-shirts & merchandise, accessories, vinyls & CDs, as well as tickets to Dim Mak events and festivals.

We will be open Mon- Fri 10am-6pm. If you are in the LA area please stop by and check it out!

Address: 4953 Hollywood Blvd. // Los Angeles, CA

Dim Mak Pop Up Shop now open at DM HQ!

Tim Gauthier

We now have a fully functioning retail store at the Dim Mak Records HQ!! Due to popular demand we have opened a pop up store at our label offices on Hollywood Blvd. It’s a one-stop shop for all things Dim Mak related. We have the full line of Dim Mak t-shirts & merchandise, accessories, vinyls & CDs, as well as tickets to Dim Mak events and festivals.

We will be open Mon- Fri 10am-6pm. If you are in the LA area please stop by and check it out!

Address: 4953 Hollywood Blvd. // Los Angeles, CA

Video: Atari Teenage Riot – Blood In My Eyes

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot ‘Blood In My Eyes’ featured on Rodney on the Roq’s playlist! Time for Nic Endo to put focus on the main message of the song. She filmed this a few days ago.

With one of the most influential shows to ever hit mainstream radio, humble tastemaker Rodney Bingenheimer has significantly propelled the careers of artists like The Ramones, The Smiths, and the Sex Pistols. His show “Rodney on the Roq” has been on the air for over 35 years, developing him a reputation as Los Angeles’ kingmaker of up-and-coming bands. As one of the only radio disc jockeys to ever support the Punk/Rock/New Wave scene, Rodney has impacted mainstream music and molded it into what it is today.

See the full playlist on kroq.radio.com and click here to view the current tour dates for Atari Teenage Riot. atari-teenage-riot.com

Note: All characters in this video are fictional and they were played by actors.

Atari Teenage Riot wants YOU to be in their video for “Black Flags.”

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot puts a great deal of thought into their videos and if you are an ATR fan and this is something you might be interested in, see below to learn more about “Black Flags,” the political ideals of ATR, and how to get involved.

 

 

 
 


Atari Teenage Riot – Black Flags (Viral)

Producer: Atari Teenage Riot
Editing and parts of the filming: Marty
Actors: ATR, ATR fans up to the world’s population

 
 
Concept:

Atari Teenage Riot wants to make a video statement with their new single “Black Flags” and involve their fans and others who support the idea behind the song.

In the past decade we have witnessed how dangerous corruption can be for ordinary citizens (from Fukushima to the financial crisis, we could even include the current phone hacking scandals in the UK in this. The list goes on. Almost weekly more shocking news is being published).

Corporate greed has too often put the lives of people in danger. Many ask themselves if Washington is still run by elected politicians or instead by the lobbyists of multinational corporations.

Citizens point the finger at individual politicians and try to blame them, however, it is becoming clearer and clearer that this is a global problem. There is a similar pattern in many different countries all over the world.

Historically, the Black Flag stood for not belonging to a certain Nation State (due to the fact that no national colours were used on it). For the band it means also that no individual can look at him/herself as superior to others just because of his/her national identity.

The mainstream media often looks at ‘consumers’ and labels them as ‘apathetic’. We see the exact opposite at our concerts. And not only that… The protests around the world indicate that at this point in time there is more political activism than ever before.

Cynics always find many reasons for not doing anything and being miserable. Often they say that the world is too ‘complex’ to get involved. We believe that even though the world is complex, there are some fundamental ideas which are powerful. Respect for another human being, for example, is a fundamental idea which grants great power.

If you agree to the basic principles of equality and freedom, join us and make a statement!

The visuals of Atari Teenage Riot videos have always been very important. Directors like Philipp Virus, Andrea Giacobbe, John Hillcoat, and Zan Lyons have done an excellent job in working together with the band and getting the message across to a wide audience.

Remember ‘Speed’, ‘Revolution Action’, ‘Too Dead For Me’ or ‘Activate’, we want ‘Black Flags’ to follow in those footsteps but with one key difference: We want you to be in it!

Atari Teenage Riot has started working on the video already. If you want to be in the video and show that you support the ideals mentioned above, please send us the following footage:

– take your mobile phone, webcam or any other camera and film yourself lip-synching the song (lyrics below)

– have a black flag in the background, or hold it while you’re lip-syncing. (The black flag motif will link all images together. If you don’t have one to hand, use a black t-shirt, pull it inside out, stick the arms into it…there you go.)

– you can choose any location for it. If you want to do it at home, great. If you know a crazy location, do it there. (In front of your school or university? At a shopping mall? With your friends at a party?)

– We will use fragments of all videos which are sent in and ultimately add all of you to the official video.

The video will be online and we will fill in the blank spots more and more over the coming weeks until the new single is released. But the process will not end with the release of the single. We have remixes coming! So if you have a great idea that you can put in place after the release date, do it, we will keep adding as long as we are getting material from you all!

– If you want to support the idea but want to do so anonymously, you can cover your face. No problem.

– Please always send in a video link to this email : blackflags@atari-teenage-riot.net
(don’t attach the files directly please.)

 
 

Up to the release of Black Flags Atari Teenage Riot will perform at these festivals:

29.07.2011 KR-Seoul, Jisan Valley Rock Festival
31.07.2011 JP-Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival ’11
01.08.2011 Alec Empire does instore DJ set in Tokyo
12.08.2011 CH-Le Locle, Rock Altitude Festival
13.08.2011 DE-Hildesheim, Mera Luna Festival
26.08.2011 FR-Charleville-Mezieres, Cabaret Vert
04.09.2011 US-Seattle, WA, Bumbershoot Festival

Right now the band is working out a way to access the public area and film it with you!
So make sure you bring a black flag or wear a black t-shirt, you can appear together in the video with ATR.

Any questions?

Just ask! 🙂

 
 

Now to the next step…

If you want to go a step further, we want to introduce you to

“Corpsing” – the silent protest for all people who have died as a result of corporate greed.

Planking has been probably the most fun trend since break dancing. When ATR waited at an airport in Southern Europe, they did quite a lot of planks in the silliest locations, until some airport authorities tried to stop them. (Yes, it was after a huge concert, no photos were made, and no tweets were made…) From that the idea of “corpsing” developed through public appearances of Anonymous and from the acts of political activists in China!

How can one make people pay attention to something very serious and important if adverts scream at you all the time until you shut down all senses?

ATR has already tested it in some places in Berlin to see the reaction.

Alec Empire lay down on his back, like a corpse, and put a black flag over his head/face. Apart from it being a very strong image, many people stopped and did what they are supposed to: Ask a question! To our surprise people from all kinds of backgrounds immediately understood and supported what we were talking about.

So if you have a friend or another person who can film you corpsing/protesting in silence, PLEASE SEND IT IN.

The release date of Black Flags is only days away from 9/11. When we realized that it has been ten years, and when we looked at how many have used deaths of real people for their own political and economical greed since then, the original idea of the song made so much more sense again.

If you agree, film yourself in public places, even on the dance floor, wherever you can raise awareness and send it to us!

We will include you in the video.

 

Video: Dada Life x Marching Band x EDC

Tim Gauthier

In full Dada Life fashion, the duo led a full marching band for their hit ‘White Noise / Red Meat’ during their Electric Daisy Carnival performance.

Spencer&Hill “Dance” Single // Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Spencer&Hill – “Dance” Single

 
DANCE
 

Spencer&Hill – “Dance”
Release Date: August 2nd, 2011
 
Spencer & Hill, i.e. the German producer-team Manuel Reuter and Manuel Schleis, is currently one of the highest acclaimed dance-electro projects within the international club scene. The impressive amount of national and international dance chart toppers like e.g. “Housebeat“,“Right On Time“ and “Cool“, within the last decade makes them part of the elite of electro-dance producers worldwide.

Lately, Spencer & Hill proved their incomparable sense for sound and trend setting abilities by e.g. “Yeah Yeah Yeah”, which shot straight to Top 1 on Beatport and into the Top Ten of the most important European Dance Charts. With their recent signings of tracks like “Dance” at Steve Aoki’s “DIM MAK” and “Beatrocka” at Afrojack’s “Wall Recordings”, they proved once again their affinity to the Top 10 Electro acts.

Starting in 2005 they began producing several successful remixes for highly demanded acts such as Moby, Paul van Dyk, Tiga, Taio Cruz, Röyksopp, Afrojack, DJ Tiesto, Yello, Sugababes, Chris Lake, Eric Morillo, P.Diddy, Cosmic Gate, Above & Beyond a.m.m. Honoured by national and international awards such as Dance Act of the year (by DDC in 2009) Spencer & Hill increasingly focused on their own tracks. Due to their unique sound, most of the Spencer & Hill releases became massive club tunes that head the national and international DJ playlists in an impressive way.

As artists and producers, Spencer & Hill produce music that rocks the coolest clubs, festivals and yet proudly head radio hit-lists and international charts. They succeeded in both being credible, authentic electro DJs but also being mainstream, having huge crossover success. Their long-awaited debut album “Housebeats Made in Germany” was successfully released in 2010 and hit the Itunes Top 5 in several territories.

New collaborations with huge international acts are already in progress, so in the future we can expect a lot more Housebeats made in Germany!

Spencer&Hill – Dance (HD Teaser)