Groovy basslines, feel-good rhythms, and dark yet hooky vocals, three signature elements you can certainly count on house music masters Azari & III to integrate into every one of their hypnotic tracks. The Toronto based quartet takes us on a ride back in time and drops us off during the classic Chicago house era where chill synth textures and syncopated overtones ruled the scene. Azari & III fuse classic house revivalism with modern interpretation. Their featured track, “Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones Ridge Remix)” released on Dim Mak Records, highlights their back to the future type sound.
Azari & III have the power to captivate you with their upbeat dance moves and expressive stage presence. The music video for “Hungry for the Power” is a compilation of live performance footage from the Sonar North American tour and the 2013 Dim Mak Records showcase in Austin, Texas. The soulful house collective command the stage as Dinamo Azari and Alixander III handle the live electronics while Starving Yet Full and Fritz Helder take charge of the vocals.
In October of 2012, the Canadian house music group released their self titled album Azari & III on Dim Mak Records, which features “Hungry for the Power”. Dim Mak founder, Steve Aoki boasts “[Azari & III] bring up sounds from the past, but it’s what I think the future sounds like. And Azari & III are beyond any trends, which makes this one of the best albums of our generation. They also recently released an EP with their latest single “Lost in Time”, also released on Dim Mak Records in April 2013.” Both are available for purchase on iTunes.
Azari & III will be touring the states in late May/early June with shows in Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.
Evolve. Transcend. Prepare. The future is near, and from the looks of it in Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas’ video for “Singularity” ft My Name is Kay, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. In this voyeuristic video, Steve is at the merciless hands of mad scientist My Name is Kay and her henchman as they turn Steve into a lab rat cyborg with major rager issues, all while the brilliant Ray Kurzweil narrates what the future of mankind will look like. Part science fiction, part futurist theory, the video for the chilling track “Singularity” begs one question: are you prepared for the Neon Future?
AutoErotique doesn’t seem to have any problem living up to the definition of his name, and the proof is in the super sexy teaser for his latest video, “Asphyxiation”. With a nice bare lady ass and a sampling of the track itself, this little glimpse of some sort of heaven is just enough to make me stoked on the release of the full video on May 28th.
Dim Mak made it’s way to Miami for 2013’s WMC/MMW and Ultra Music Festival. Along with Steve Aoki‘s set at UMF, Dim Mak hosted two showcases welcoming two dream come true line ups at Raleigh Hotel and Story.
Upon landing in Miami, we headed straight to the We’re All Friends! Party featuring 8 labels including Mad Decent, WeDIdIt, Smog, and more.
Story nightclub hosted our sold out, “Steve Aoki & Friends: Up All Night” party. Our line up kept the night alive and full of energy with sets from Nervo, Dirtyphonics, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Clockwork, Dan Sena, Felix Cartal, AutoErotique, and Gareth Emery. Along with these sets Calvin Harris and Michael Phelps made their way out for the night to support.
Be on the look out for “Dim Mak Invades Miami – Part 2”.
Will Brennan – RNR – EP – http://itun.es/i6xq4Fg
This year we started off the 2013 festival season in Austin, Texas during the SXSW festivities for the Dim Mak x Buygore showcase. A few members from our team headed out from LA to the lone star state to help including #Jenks, Bryan (B!) Linares, Alexvnder, and others. Even our good friend NeilFavila.com made it!
The event served as a platform to showcase Dim Mak’s newest and long-term artists from near and far. We rallied in the troops for a roster that included Scanners, AutoErotique, PeaceTreaty, Azari & III, Keys N Krates, Will Brennan, New Ivory. Borgore and the Buygore camp presented Kennedy Jones, Ookay, & an epic Borgore x Carnage dj set. You know this was a party!
Autoerotique “The Alarm” (Keys N Krates Remix) – Out 6.4.13
Will Brennan “RNR” – http://itun.es/i6xq6t9
Keys N Krates “Treat Me Right” – http://itun.es/i6xq6tX
Datsik “Light The Fuse” – http://itun.es/i6xq5zv
The AOKI FILES: MIAMI EDITION episodes are still rolling in, and this latest installment features the genre-hopping Belgium based producers SOUND OF STEREO. Steve goes poolside with the guys to talk about their mystical EP “UNICORN”. You know that a release is going to be damn good when the producers say that this is the product of a sound they’ve wanted to make for a long time, and that is the case with UNICORN. From melodic chillness to clubby bangers, UNICORN is a truly magical collection of songs. Hot on the heels of UNICORN is the very recent release of “ORIGIN”, a two-track EP with heavy heavy drops and intense festival vibes. These guys are totally on fire, and we here at Dim Mak are stoked to let you feel the heat!
Treat Me Right: an epic trip through space, time, and romance novels. The new video from Keys N Krates’ interprets its own ambiguous request by borrowing from the beautifully rendered (yet often ridiculous) world of vintage romance novel cover art. Spanning everything from Highlander…
We all know at least one chick who is like, a total tease right? Usually, this broad is well known for breaking hearts and painting the town red, all while looking innocent and cherry the whole time. Such a dangerous babe as this is found in the 50s themed video for Sato Goldschlag‘s “Mr. Mister” feat. Hannah Sidibe. Filmed in terrifying slow motion with a costume department that would make vintage junkies weep, this soothing and undeniably catchy song plays us through the worst night of two unsuspecting dudes lives. Get your seductive groove on and watch out for “Mr. Mister” on Dim Mak’s New Noise 4-out now on iTunes and Beatport!
Dark pop/alternative indie band, Scanners performed their featured track “Control” at the Dim Max x Buygore Austin 2013 Showcase where the band played live alongside some of Dim Mak and Buygore’s biggest artists. “Control” is the melodic and gritty guitar filled single off their new album ‘Love is Symmetry’. The music video for “Control” is a compilation of different live performances the band did in Austin and highlights their passionately energetic stage presence and their signature folky alternative sound.
The London based band is making their highly anticipated return back to the world of music after two years of silence with the release of their new album ‘Love is Symmetry’, their third full-length album on Dim Mak Records scheduled to be release in June 2013.
Scanners have been a part of Dim Mak’s roster of artists since 2006, after Dim Mak chief, Steve Aoki, came across their track, “Violence is Golden” on the internet and later made a trip to London and signed the band. Since then, Scanners have released their debut and sophomore albums, ‘Violence is Golden’ (2006) and ‘Submarine’ (2010) on Dim Mak as precursors to ‘Love is Symmetry’. But their success does not stop there. They have also been featured on a number of popular television shows including Gossip Girl, Shameless, One Tree Hill, Entourage, and a live performance on the ‘Carson Daly’ Show. Along with their television show features, Scanners have supported distinguished acts worldwide including Silversun Pickups, Devo, and Juliette and The Licks among many others.
In April, the band toured around Germany in celebration of ‘Love is Symmetry’ and will continue touring the States and Europe throughout 2013.
So far, 2013 has been a massive year for the dynamic duo of SHOWTEK; though they’ve been behind the tables for 13 years, this seems to be the year where the fans are really demanding more from these veteran producers. If the release of their astounding EP “CRUNK/SLOW DOWN” left you clamoring for more, then today is like the best day of your life. The video for “SLOW DOWN” is live and is the perfect remedy for those of us anxious for festival season to rev up. This video has everything: doves, CO2 guns, footage of festival grounds packed with diehard fans dancing their asses off, gorgeous girls swingin’ their hair around, buff dudes fist pumping, and all the raver booty you could ever hope for…and it’s all set to the anthem of “SLOW DOWN”, which demands you throw your mother f*ckin’ hands up! In addition to all that, it shows just what kind of crazy good time you can expect from a SHOWTEK show. So turn that volume all the way up, dig out your pasties and/or sweatbands, and get ready to party in this fresh out the oven video, courtesy of SHOWTEK and Dim Mak Records.
So when did Sofia Coppola start making short films with intense dance music as the soundtrack? Oh wait… she didn’t, Tom Willems did. It’s the new Sound of Stereo (ft. Teddiedrum) music video, “Origin (One on One)”! For four minutes and fifteen seconds, I found myself sitting on the edge of my couch with emotions running at a fever pitch, a burst of laughter, and one hell of a track to help me dance the anxiety of what I was seeing away. Seriously, this music video is like an entire movie crammed into four minutes and the song itself is intoxicating and peaceful at the same time, which is not easy to do; this track could be perfect for studying to or dancing your heart out to at the club.
What’s more filthy than the grimy electrifying beats of Dirtyphonics? Well, nothing… Except their Irreverence tour! The four dirty boys from France will be touring around the US in celebration of their forthcoming debut full-length album ‘Irreverence’ released on Dim Mak Records…
We’re just days away from the highly anticipated release of up-and-coming DJ/producer D.O.D‘s filthy new single, “Bomb The Bass”, which drops on Dim Mak Records April 30th. Can’t wait until the end of the month to get your ears on this crunchy synth and bass heavy track? Then catch a sneak peek here at dimmak.com and mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on the full length single!
Pre-order ‘Bomb The Bass’ on iTunes now: http://itun.es/i6JZ747
We all know Keys N Krates play by their own rules when creating their far from ordinary trap inspired beats. Well, we got to spend some rehearsal time with the trio to see just how they make the musical magic happen. The production of their latest single, “Treat Me Right” released on Dim Mak Records, started off as a jam session with Adam Tune on drums, David Matisse playing keys, and Jr. Flow mixing on the turntables. KNK likes to record their music like a traditional band, “jamming it out until something comes out” says Adam. Watch as they rehearse for their live performance of “Treat Me Right”.
Steve Aoki twerks it out at the Dim Mak Pool Party with Keys N Krates for episode #26 of Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION*. There is nothing ordinary about this toronto-based-trio whose sound is just as unique as their music making process…
The Earth is a precious rock covered in meat sacks (humans) hurtling through space at a seemingly unending spiral of universal epicness. But it’s not just us human skin bots! We share this gorgeous and strange planet with millions of gorgeous and strange creatures (and I don’t mean your relatives). As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and the more we know about the animals that help make up our ecosystem, the better we can learn how to coexist. Thankfully, the fellas at MisterEpicMann and Onkel Bernis Welt have graced us with two videos that demonstrate the various eating styles of some of our furry and feathered friends; this is like next level PBS Nova shit right here. After watching these videos, you’ll be able to go to your family reunion, full of people who think they are better than you, and demonstrate your extensive knowledge of how a kangaroo gets his grub on. You can take joy in saying “Take that, cousin Mark, with your fucking Doctorate’s! I can eat this salad like a goddamn rhino! Bet they didn’t teach you that at Stanford!” and then give him a sample of the Cheetah dining ritual. >Boom.
Meanwhile, during Ultra Music Festival, Steve Aoki takes a few minutes to “slow down” with dutch duo SHOWTEK for another episode of Aoki Files *MIAMI EDITION*. Steve hangs out poolside with brothers Sjoerd and Wouter to talk about dabbling with different genres, writing bangers…
Take a dive into the latest Aoki Files *MIAMI* edition featuring none other than PeaceTreaty. Steve and Josh chat a bit about the recent release of In Time featuring Anabel Englund, Twitter, Tomorrowland, and more. You can grab your copy of the remix package featuring The 8th Note and more on Dim Mak.
Dim Maks amazing and original new artist Keys N Krates are coming to Dim Mak Studios and you’re invited! Come be a part of history and help capture the essence of our legendary Tuesday night party in Hollywood at the music video shoot for their new single “Treat Me Right”, which was released on Dim Mak Records earlier this year. Arrive early for FREE beer and come dressed in your finest threads, bring your friends & ratchets too. Entry to Dim Mak Tuesdays will be comp’d for all participants. Hope to see you all there!
Dim Mak Presents:
– Keys N Krates | Dim Mak Records
– Dan Oh
– Kid B
– BONES | Gotta Dance Dirty
+ SECRET GUESTS
2012 hit a sad note for Crookers fans when the duo announced that Bot would be going his separate way while Phra carried the Crookers name as a solo venture, and we’ve been waiting ever since to hear something from Bot‘s solo studio sessions. And it looks like the wait is finally over; on April 9th, devoted fans will finally get a sampling of what sort of saucy sounds Bot can make on his own as he releases “Vamos / Go Down” on Dim Mak Records.
This is huge, y’all! Once you’ve heard this track, you’ll be totally salivating for more of what this Italian mega-machine can do. The sounds of “Vamos / Go Down” are completely unlike anything we’ve heard before; it’s like the dance gods took extra special care in forming a talent as refined, energetic, and absolutely unique as Bot’s. The teaser video below is reminiscent of the Saved By the Bell opening credits, but with thunderous beats and super charged layers blazing into your ears over psychedelic visuals. With a video like this, and a breathtaking producer like Bot, this release is going to be one for the history books.
There is no such thing as ordinary in the world of Steve Aoki, especially when it comes time to interview Dim Mak Artists. This fact rings especially true for the 22nd episode of AOKI FILES Miami Edition where Steve talks to Felix Cartal and AutoErotique and tries to get a word in edgewise.
The two Canadian producers, who recently collaborated on the completely insane track “The Alarm”, discuss what it would be like if they did a country-wide tour together (it involves a small hatchback) and who deserves the credit for making the phenomenal “The Alarm” (Felix is pretty sure he deserves all the credit). Felix and Keith both drop some fresh-out-the-oven information about new tracks coming up as, well as upcoming collaborations with other huge names in the game. One thing is for sure, when these two mega-producers get together with an extremely excited Aoki, the outcome is sure to make you do some ball grabbing of your own.
What happens when you pair the chief of Dim Mak Records with one half of Dirtyphonics during Ultra Music Festival? The most recent episode of AOKI FILES, of course! Taking time out of pool parties, stage diving, and epic sets during Ultra, Steve took Charly and Pitchin poolside to talk about their latest release, IRREVERENCE, and the massive Irreverence Tour that kicked off March 27th.
As if the recent release of the game changing album IRREVERENCE wasn’t mind blowing enough, the French quartet kicks off a three month bus tour spanning the United States and Canada, including stops at both weekends of Coachella. Not only will they make it raver-rain with the sensational tracks from IRREVERENCE, they are also revealing brand spankin’ new stage production that is sure to accentuate their already striking, unforgettable sounds.
If you’re looking to have your ear drums blasted and your mind electrified this summer, the IRREVERENCE TOUR is a damn good place to start. Find your city below and prepare in advance to call in to work or school too #dirty to function.
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Aaaah, spring time. A time for flowers, soft rain showers, and… GROUND BREAKING ANTHEMS? What?! This ain’t your grandma’s season anymore. Leading the pack of up and coming crowd pumping anthems to be released in the next few months is “This Record” by Jacob Van Hage and Billy the Kit, out on Dim Mak Records on April 2nd.
“This Record” is a heart racing, sweat inducing track that takes what you thought you knew about electro house and mind numbing drops and makes your knowledge look like that of a two year old with a toy piano. We’ve come to expect nothing less than pure music magic from the duo Jacob Van Hage and Billy the Kit, so when these forces combine as they have for “This Record”, the result is sure to be devastating to sound systems for the rest of the year.
Check out a sneak peak of “This Record” and start counting down the days until April 2nd when this scorching track can be yours to bump indefinitely, courtesy of Dim Mak Records.
In a world where justice is neither swift nor equipped with nearly enough explosions, rest assured that special agents Dona and Taryn are on the trail of America’s deadliest (and most fashion forward) criminals. Diamonds, snakes mutated by toxic waste, side braid/mullet hairdos paired…
The Scion Music(less) Music Conference of 2012 gathered over 70 experts for two days of panels, workshops and interviews for people interested in expanding their creative possibilities and improving their business approach. Participants included Killer Mike, TOKiMONSTA, Action
In honor of their North American “Irreverance Tour”, which kicks off March 27th in Vancouver, Dirtyphonics has implemented a whole new level of stage production that is sure to wholly captivate their audience. The French group–consisting of Charly, Thomas, Pho and Pitchin–has penned a new playbook in the electronic dance music genre, merging heavy bass music, drum n’ bass, dubstep and electro with grimy energy to boot. Their latest EP “Walk Into The Fire” is a testament to their very palpable versatility and has already given fans a taste of what their live experience will convey. Their new, state-of-the art stage setup, which they call “The Crown”, is nothing short of a full-blown visual arousal that will blow your socks off. If you haven’t had the chance to see them perform, be sure to enter into their ticket giveaway contest via Facebook for your chance to witness the experience of a lifetime.
Pre-order “Irreverence” now: bit.ly/IRREVERENCE
Azari & III’s ‘Remix Album’ was featured on the latest episode of Power Tools TV as the “Pick Of The Week” highlighting the track, “Into The Night (Prince Language Remix).” Along with the Azari & III feature the the episode recaps on upcoming festivals including Ultra Music Festival and Beyond Wonderland. If you’re not too familiar with the broadcast, Power Tools TV brings you the very latest in Electronic Dance Music News every Saturday, hosted by Alina Vission. You can check out previous and upcoming episodes on Power Tools TV YouTube channel.
Two of the heaviest names in the industry have teamed up to bring us a collab of epic proportions. Angger Dimas combines his hard hitting electro with the dirty Dutch rhythms of Oliver Twizt for XXX, a single that intertwines big room cuts with dirty electro leads for an etorique-ly infectious track that we can’t stop playing. XXX is part of a larger EP featuring remixes from Vandalism & Mr. Fluff, Andy’s iLL, Hot Mouth, Sven Kirchhof, and P.A.F.F. Be sure to check out the teaser video for the track along with teasers of each of the remixes.
Be the first to have it by Pre-ordering on iTunes now!
The Bloody Beetroots are back in action with a full-blown live tour that kicked off yesterday in Berlin. Having taken some hardcore studio time, Sir Bob Rifo brought us an original track, Chronicles Of A Fallen Love ft. Greta Svabo Bech, alongside a stellar remix package with re-works from the likes of TAI, Popeska, Sound of Stereo and many more. Be sure to scope out the clip of their recent stop in Melbourne and watch as the madness unfolds.
Catch them on tour in Europe this March! Click here for tour dates and tickets: http://on.fb.me/13ufWta
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Every year, Miami hosts one of the biggest weeks in electronic music alongside Ultra Music Festival, the Winter Music Conference/ Miami Music Week. In our latest video installment we’d like to invite you to tag along with Ashley and Kimbo in their adventure to last years Dim Mak x Obey The Kitty Pool Party at WMC. Watch as these two West Coast girls party on with cameos from Steve Aoki, PeaceTreaty, Dirtyphonics, R3hab, Lil Jon, Tommy Gunz, and more.
Dim Mak presents 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. Israeli…
After their 2010 Get Rich or High Tryin EP, Douster and Savage Skulls meets again for the Bass Kick EP, 3 dancefloor killers, each one showcasing the 3 producers’s special touch. On the title track Bass Kick, the two swedes and the french delivers a futuristic, bass heavy club track where high pitched synths and deep 808 bass collides in an explosion of pure rave energy .
On the second track, TRT, they show us theire love for old school speed garage, the vocal gimmicks and classic organ bass sound makes it one of the most catchy track this year.
Last but not least, Nicole, who was showcased on Dim Mak’s New Sound #2 last year is an infectious stadium sized banger filled with tropical rythms and alarm sound.
Savage Skulls & Douster – Bass Kick
– Pre-order today on iTunes — http://bit.ly/BassKick
(Video edited by: Hugo Douster)
By now you’ve probably seen at least 750 renditions of the sensation that’s found its way throughout the worldwide web. Yes, we’re talking about the “Harlem Shake” YouTube phenomenon that has caught the country by storm. In an effort to keep things fresh and…
Keys N Krates have put up another smashing video of them rehearsing Treat Me Right. This video is the first part of it.
Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right will be out worldwide on Dim Mak Records on march 5th!
Mark this date and make sure you grab a copy of this great Trap classic.
Also make sure you get a FREE COPY of Keys N Krates “Lucid Dreams” EP, which is out on Dim Mak Records in collaboration with Trap-A-Holics. To get a free copy, click here.
Pre-order: You can pre-order the single on iTunes here.
Tune grabbed his iPhone and started filming Matisse playing the lead chops from Keys N Krates’ remix of clique. Then he asked Flo to join in. Soon after he puts his phone down and joins the jam.
Pre-Order on iTunes Today: http://bit.ly/12wE1DH. As featured on the forthcoming “Unicorn EP”, Sound of Stereo’s latest release, including Unicorn, Rhino, Narwhal, and a bonus vocal version of their single will be available worldwide through Dim Mak Records on February 19th.
The Bloody Beetroots is back with another big release on Ultra Records. After his latest release “Chronicle of a Fallen Love (Remixes)” this is guaranteed to be another big hit.
Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo presents “Spank” featuring TAI & Bart B More. Teaming up with ultra Electro House magnet TAI, who just released his new EP “Tailand” today on Dim Mak, and the well-acknowledged Dutch artist Bart B More, the release will be out on Ultra Records in March this year. The teaser has just been released and is available to watch below.
Today the official music video of Phat Brahms (Directed by Lionel DUPONT, winner of Genero.TV‘s Phat Brahms music video contest) was released. MTVU had the honor to premiere it during MTV Clubland.
Watch the video below. You can now order Phat Brahms and Phat Brahms Remixes on iTunes!
So we all know that Football is probably the best thing around right now and probably won’t be over anytime soon… But before everyone was sitting in the dark, we were in beautiful Hawaii for the NFL Pro Bowl. Steve took over the streets in Waikiki the night before with a street filled performance for the NFL block party. Kids filled the streets… traffic light climbers and all. Oh yeah… remember your first friend from Myspace? He was there too. But now that JT has a hold of it, Tom spends his time traveling the world and photographing some pretty epic shit. lol about his Instagram handle: “MYSPACETOM” but hey…If it weren’t for you Tom, we’d never get the opportunity to learn HTML, Thanks. Anyways, We were invited to the Pro Bowl Game at Aloha Stadium where Steve gave Football and the Stadium a little taste of icing (since we were told to withhold from throwing any cakes) which turned out to be a…hole in one.
‘Troublemaker’ is an Afro-Thriller set in the townships of South Africa where four young children with destructive super powers wreak havoc on their town. With the support of Red Bull Studios and Olmeca Tequila, Dirty Soul Productions presents HAEZER’s debut music video from his Dim Mak EP release “The Wrong Kid Died“. The track features legendary SA rapper Tumi from ‘Tumi and the Volume’ and reached a number 5 position on national radio station 5FM.
HAEZER is a ‘Bass Music’ producer from Cape Town, South Africa. His tracks are recognizable by their distinct low end bass rhythms unique only to HAEZER and has got dance floors bouncing where ever he goes! He will be touring Australia and New Zealand in March 2013 and Europe in May 2013.
Produced by Dirtysoul in association with Red Bull, Olmeca Tequila and GRIET
Directed by Kyle Lewis
Director of Photography: Roscoe Vercuiel
Edited by Luke Apteeker of PRIEST post production
Producer Ali Wacher
Music and sound design by HAEZER
SFX by: The MONK and Blake Prinsloo
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
“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…
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.