To The Lonely Island YOLO means you only live once, with extreme caution.
We’re back!!! We premiered a brand new music video on Saturday Night Live tonight!!!
“YOLO (feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar)” is the first single off our next album. Directed by Akiva and featuring Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, and Danny McBride as well as our pals Chester Tam and Jonah Goldstein.
The single is available for download in iTunes immediately and YOLO t-shirts are available in the TLI store right now!
New album coming soon! – The Lonely Island
More info at http://www.thelonelyisland.com
Welcome to The Aoki Files. This is a new web series Steve Aoki is doing focusing on all the new Dim Mak artists and their releases. Every week he will interview different artists that have released a new record on Dim Mak Records.
“Hey EP” – Toronto based duo Dzeko & Torres make their Dim Mak debut with “Hey” EP. The single “Hey” snatched listeners and steam after premiering on Steve’s Essential Mix BBC Radio 1. The trio tracks on “Hey” blend melodic synths, high energy builds and progressive sounds that dont cater to just one dance genre.
We’d like to invite you all to take a look at Will Brennan’s latest video, “Let’s Play Liar Liar.” The two minute video features tantalizing visuals to go along with the track off his latest mixtape, “More Perfect Union” which is now available for free download on SoundCloud. Enjoy!
I*Wish*I will be picking up where they left off and reuniting with Dim Mak to breathe life back in their music and hardcore punk roots. I*Wish*I rejoins with debut single “Ideoglossia”, referring to the private languages of young children, especially twins.
Earlier this month we shared Keys N Krates series of rehearsal videos. Now we’d like to update you on their latest video addition to the rehearsal collection, Meek Mill. This video features the same high energy featured through out the series of videos, which is what you would catch at a live set from Keys N Krates.
Killbot takes you behind the scenes in their latest video preview for “Feel Alive.” The single is off their latest EP Sound Surgery, which has had phenominal success- hitting the number two spot on iTunes Dance charts after the release. You can also catch their first single, “Sound Surgery” on our latest release “Greatest Hits of 2012 Volume 1.”
We’d like to invite you all to watch our latest video premiere, Lies by BXXX. BXXX (pronounced Bronx) is an electronic rock project completely devoted to providing musical scores for films about the nightlife. BXXX works with various collaborators to provide the direction for each soundtrack. BXXX explains his vision behind his video,
“The ‘Lies’ video came about because I was looking online to see how well a GOPRO camera could shoot at night, and I found almost no footage so I decided to do my own “nighttime tests” video by exploring crazy moments in the New York party scene exclusively through the eyes of a camera which is almost exclusively used for extreme sports. The ending barfing montage is an homage to William Peter Blatty.”
This two minute video takes it up a notch, taking you into the night life of various party girls in clubs, taxis, subways, on poles, and other locations. However we do warn you that this video may contain inappropriate material for some viewers so we urge you all to watch at your own risk.
Daito Manabe uses electrical impulses as an artistic medium, creating music through reactions of the human nervous and muscular systems.
“Can you smile without emotion?”
That’s what Daito Manabe asks in the video above. It’s the sort of question many of his digital art projects begin with, leading him to experiment with myoelectric sensors to turn people’s faces into human drum machine. A similar endeavor recently saw him visualizing FaltyDL’s music using jerky, electrified movements of the human body.
Taking the role of programmer, designer, DJ, VJ, and composer on each of his projects, Manabe is able to realize scenarios that change our perception of how our bodies interact with technology. Whereas most electronic musicians control sound with their hands, Manabe uses the electrical impulses of his facial muscles. Most of us just walk in sneakers, but Manabe fitted various pairs of Nikes with sensors that trigger and manipulate sound. DJs have long dreamed of having a third arm to mix and scratch with, and Manabe has already traversed this possibility.
While a lot of digital art prides itself on seamlessness, hiding the wire and code guts of what makes each piece tick, Manabe’s work embraces the functional aesthetic of these tools, focusing his creative energy on conveying a thought-provoking performance. Sitting on stage and altering sound with various facial expressions has this effect without fail.
You can check out Manabe and Perfume choreographer MIKIKO’s projection-mapped video for Nosaj Thing’s “Eclipse/Blue” below. Below that, see some stills from Manabe’s various projects.
(via The Creators Project)
This past December we welcomed the unique trio, Keys N Krates to Dim Mak. Now we’d like to invite you into the rehearsal room of the performers via YouTube as they remix a series of tracks. The collection of rehearsals is a preview of what you’d catch during a live performance from Keys N Krates. Stay on the look out for more to come from these guys, including tour dates and their debut EP, “Treat Me Right.”
Indonesian prodigy Angger Dimas, whose name actually means “Love”, has become a familiar face within the dance world. His recent trophy tracks include “Resurrection”, Steve Aoki Feat Iggy Azalea “Beat Down” and Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike “Phat Brahms” are all high voltage and his recent release “Booster” featuring MC Ambush, does not fall short.
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