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Aoki Files #54 w/ Borgore

November 20, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , ,

Steve Aoki and Borgore took time out of their busy Aokify America Tour schedule to get deep about touring, fans, #TurningUp and to break down Borgore’s newest “Wild Out” EP. The EP features 4 songs that completely destroy genre boundaries by pulling from hardstyle, trap, house and even Arab sounds. Borgore is evolving as an artists in all of his sets & remixes which is evident as is single and ep “Wild Out” tops charts all over Beatport.

Watch the video to hear what influenced Borgore for each of his songs, and an exclusive into what its like to be on tour with Steve and Waka Flaka Flame.

Borgore – ‘Wild Out’ EP
iTunes: https://itun.es/i6F76m8 / Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1fyqsYn
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bmb39k / Spotify: http://spoti.fi/18nPkg8

The Evolution of Cumbia Music in Monterrey (via @Vice)

November 19, 2013 Tim Gauthier Fashion, Lifestyle, Video Tags: , , , , ,

Since the 60’s, Monterrey has listened and danced to cumbia, a style of music originally imported from Colombia. Although it once played through the sound systems of Mexico City, nowhere else was cumbia received with as much passion as in Monterrey. There are several theories about how this city in the north of Mexico, thousands of kilometers away form Valledupar, became a stronghold of Colombian cumbia. The most accepted is that local sound systems, known as sonideros, started bringing records from Mexico City and Houston for their parties, particularly in the working-class neighborhoods of Campana and Independencia.

After a couple decades, cumbia in Monterrey evolved and found its own identity. In addition to the sonideros, bands appeared, first playing covers of classic songs, and later songs of their own, with Celso Piña being the most representative figure of this movement. At the same time, Colombians from Monterrey who listened to this music started developing their own fashions, a very particular way of dressing, dancing, and wearing their hair in a style that is neither Colombian or northern Mexican.

In company of Satanás (Satan), a local promoter and concert photographer, we went dancing to the Fe Music Hall, where we saw the Cumbiamberos RS in a face-off with other local bands. We went to a neighborhood party in the Amilpa neighborhood, we visited Rafael Dueñes (one of the first sonideros from Monterrey, who by mistake invented slowed down cumbias) in Independencia, and we talked with Toy Selectah, who, after Control Machete, has innovated, mixed, remixed and reinvented cumbia. Just as Celso Piña says, “We brought cumbia from Colombia to Monterrey, and from Monterrey to the world”.

Cumbia has changed. The local scene has diminished in recent years because of the narco related violence that has hit the city, and the army and police cut the sideburns of many Colombians. Still, the party goes on, and these guys continue to dance and dance in circles to the rhythm of guaracha.

[Official Music Video] TAI & Kay – The Thrill

November 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

House producer/DJ TAI and vocalist Kay have unveiled the official music video for their new collaboration “The Thrill,” out now on Dim Mak Records. Premiered via major Canadian TV network Much Music, “The Thrill” music video is a sexy and fashionable romp showcasing a flirtatious Kay in fashion-forward attire stylistically shot by reputable music video director Aaron A (Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, James Morrison). Watch the TAI & Kay – “The Thrill” official music video above.

“The Thrill” music video is all about living life in the fast lane, and looking good while doing it. Kay is prominently featured and shows off her mesmerizing confidence via stylistic outfits that create a sensual experience for the viewer with a special cameo from producer TAI.

[RECAP] #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Part II

November 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Blog, Giveaways, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Keeping in line with last week’s #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Recap, we bring you more exclusive, behind-the-scenes media of Steve Aoki, Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, Pharrell, and more homies as Aoki Framily travels across the U.S. giving the people what they want! Follow us on Instagram…

Tyler The Creator gets cozy on The Arsenio Hall Show and explains it all…

November 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Interviews, Lifestyle, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

Arsenio Hall & Tyler The Creator got the chance to talk out some current events, and as expected, Tyler’s personality is perfect for the best interviews out there. A lot of great topics were covered like what inspired his direction for the “Glowing” music video, and why kids need to follow their own paths rather than what their parents want. Getting comfortable on the studio couch, Tyler continued to give his thoughts on certain racial slurs and derogatory words having no personal meaning, President Barack Obama, and love for Quincy Jones. Watch it above and let us know what you think of it all.

“LOVE IS STILL ALIVE” KENNA [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

November 6, 2013 Dim Mak Fashion, Lifestyle, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , ,

Kenna_LoveIsStillAliveGrammy nominated artist Kenna drops his music video for “Love is Still Alive”, the second single from his EP series “Imitation Suicide”. The black and white video is sensual and simple with a modern touch of color. Kenna’s sultry voice brings sexy back to the Dim Mak roster and to the music industry itself. Justin Timberlake says “Kenna is what the World needs to hear, they just don’t know it yet”. Kenna’s creation is a genre blurring blend of R&B, funk and electronic that is refreshing and calming to the ears. The entire three part EP series was written, produced and created by Kenna who is already a busy man with his roles as a GAP model, Chief Vision Director of the new Myspace and philanthropist. Kenna was one of many celebrities who was featured on MTV as they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in efforts to bring awareness for the global water crisis. Stay tuned for EP part 3 out December 3rd, check out the behind the scenes video, and his sit down interview with Steve Aoki via his Aoki Files series below.

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[RECAP] #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Part I

November 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

As the boss man Steve Aoki tours across the U.S. this fall with the homies Waka Flocka Flame, Borgore, & Pharrell Williams, we want to give you a regular, exclusive peep behind the scenes: each day we’re posting a unique snapshot of life on the road for the #AokifyAmerica artists via our Instagram @DimMakRecs! Every Friday on the reg, we’ll be posting a recap of the week’s photos for your viewing pleasure along with other exciting tour media!

California Dim Mak-ers! Here’s your chance to see Steve Aoki, Waka FlockaIggy Azalea, Mike & Chester of Linkin ParkAlvin Risk, & our very own Keys N Krates, at Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in LA November 15th! Tix & More Info: http://dmak.co/Aoki_ShrineLA

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[THUMP VIDEO] Real talk with over 20 of Toronto’s dance music gurus.

October 31, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , ,

In mere days from now—November 4 through 9, to be exact—a selection of finalists from around the world will touch down in Toronto for the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals, the globe’s best DJ competition actually geared towards the dancefloor. But it’s not like the Canadian capital needs any talent imported. Many of the DJs/producers currently blowing up the club scene worldwide originate in the T… and you may not even know it.

In this video, Brooklyn-based DJ Jubilee—a Thre3style judge who has played in Canada so many times she’s practically half-maple—visits over 15 of her Toronto-based friends, including Dim Mak superstars Keys N Kratesand Autoerotique, bass dudes Hunter Siegel and Marcus Visionary, techno leading lights Gingy and Alixander III (of Azari & III), and frequent Thre3style performers GrandtheftThugli, and Skratch Bastid, among many others. Along the way we discover that the Toronto dance music scene is a fractured but lovable family—most of these producers have worked together, lived together, thrown parties together, or gotten in fights with each other at one point or another, whether they’re deep in the techno game or banging out the hardest trap sounds.

Watch See You in Toronto to find about Torro Torro’s secret love affair with pigs, why Bruce Trail is a wizard, who throws the best afterparties, how Autoerotique gets erotic, and why Hamilton is the darkest place on the planet Earth, among other secrets of the city’s dance music elite.
(via THUMP)

‘Bring You To Life (Transcend)’ Music Video w/ Richard Simmons – Steve Aoki and Rune RK ft. Ras

October 31, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

Thanks to a pair of magic headphones — and, really, what headphones aren’t? — the two swap places, with Simmons becoming an EDM superstar and Aoki taking over one of Simmons’ workouts. Think Freaky Friday with lots of exercise outfits and choreography…

#DimMakTuesdays: Complex TV & Magnetic Magazine [Feature] + THROWBACKS!

October 21, 2013 Tim Gauthier #ThrowbackThursday, Blog, Lifestyle, Video

Recently, Complex TV & Magnetic Magazine compiled an incredible piece on our beloved #DimMakTuesdays at Dim Mak Studios, previously known as Cinespace, and considering today is #ThrowbackThursday, we were inspired to dig up some classic footage of past shows! Enjoy, Dim Mak-ers!

“Dim Mak Tuesdays…one of the most influential nights in Hollywood and the national EDM scene” – Complex TV

Dim Mak Presents: Skrillex & Alvin Risk, Live At Dim Mak Studios

Dim Mak Studios | Los Angeles (Starring: Them Jeans, Dan Oh, 12th Planet, & More Homies!)

Azari & III Live At Dim Mak Tuesdays Teaser – November 30th, 2012

Die Antwoord Secret Show – U.S. Debut At Dim Mak Tuesdays!

DJ Chuckie @ Dim Mak Tuesdays

Thomas Bangalter – Let There Be Daft Epic! OMFG! Live @ Cinespace 4.21.09

MAJOR THROWBACK: Skrillex Crowd-Surfing @ Cinespace!
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March Of The Afrojack – Part IV (#AFROKI)

October 18, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Video Tags: , , ,

The March of the Afrojack series continues its wild parade in this latest installment, which finds the Dutch EDM superstar pool-party hopping in a whirlwind of DJ set debauchery with buddies Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke and Steve Aoki.

Afrojack heads over to Aoki’s pool party where the champagne flowed, the beats boomed and Afrojack proclaimed the Dim Mak honcho, “my best friend in music. I don’t know anyone I’m closer to in the whole music scene than Steve Aoki.”

The two go on to discuss their own friendship, with Aoki recalling their first meeting around 2009 and the track, “Show Me Your Hands,” that instantly came about from their first session together. The clip ends with some truly unique footage of “Afroki” – as the two so call themselves – swapping beats and working on what’s sure to be another raucous collaboration.
(via Rolling Stone)

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/march-of-the-afrojack-heads-to-the-pool-premiere-20131016

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