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.
Grammy 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.
Making of “Love Is Still Alive”
Aoki Files w/ Kenna
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 Flocka, Iggy Azalea, Mike & Chester of Linkin Park, Alvin Risk, & our very own Keys N Krates, at Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in LA November 15th! Tix & More Info: http://dmak.co/Aoki_ShrineLA
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 Grandtheft, Thugli, 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.
When it comes to getting people moving, few people do it better than DJ/producer Steve Aoki and fitness icon Richard Simmons.
But happens when you get the two of them together?
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.
“Bring You To Life (Transcend) is about bringing people to life, literally,” Aoki says. “It’s a literal expression about letting the music bring you to life. The video is a very fun role swap between myself and the original dance guru Richard Simmons doing what we both do best.”
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
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)
Toronto-based live electronic outfit KEYS N KRATES have today (October 17) partnered with MTV Clubland and mtvU for the premiere of the official music video for their breakthrough single “Dum Dee Dum” from their recently released SOLOW EP, out now on Dim Mak Records. The video made its on-air debut this morning on MTV Clubland and is also featured on MTV2 and mtvU. Watch the “Dum Dee Dum” music video here: http://goo.gl/xNJbVM.
Directed by Slave Labour, the video is a hilarious mockumentary that explores the Mennonite culture. In the video, the director visits various Mennonite communities and introduces members to current technology unbeknownst to them, including iPods, boom boxes, and more, all the while blaring the “Dum Dee Dum” track in full blast. The reaction from the Mennonite community to the alien sounds of “Dum Dee Dum” is priceless.
This film brings a totally new perspective to movement as a simple hoola hoop contrasts straight line with circles around a dancer. The all female creative team worked diligently frame by frame to connect the lines with the hoop and their attention to detail is exquisitely pleasing to the eye. This video has won awards all over the world including the PEARL winner-film/ Pool-festival, Berlin. Top ten in Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Film Festival, ANIMA 2013 in Argentina, Baixada Animada in Brazil, Cut Out Fest and the Female in Film Industry in Mexico.
Get your fire extinguishers out, y’all, because this episode of #AOKIFILES is on fire (which may explain the hole in Steve’s shorts)! Steve hangs out with the extraordinary singer, producer, visionary, “monk,” KENNA to get the dirt on what fans and tastemakers alike can expect from the collection of EPs Kenna is hitting us with this year. With what Steve describes as a “classic dance record”, Kenna is part of the evolution of Dim Mak Records with the release of his single “Relations (An Ode to You and Me)”. Watch the episode for more info on the 3 chapters of Kenna’s release, find out what artist helped Kenna make his “alien-esque” EP, and keep your ears wide open for the fantastic dance sounds emerging from this self-proclaimed nerd (whereas we prefer to think of him as a genius)!
DOWNLOAD: Chapter 1
PRE-ORDER: Chapter 2
Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets… and are not only selling the information to the highest bidder, but freely sharing it with the government. And you agreed to all of it. With fascinating examples and so-unbelievable-they’re-almost-funny facts, filmmaker Cullen Hoback exposes what governments and corporations are legally taking from you every day – turning the future of both privacy and civil liberties uncertain. From whistle blowers and investigative journalists to zombie fan clubs and Egyptian dissidents, this disquieting exposé demonstrates how every one of us has incrementally opted-in to a real-time surveillance state, click by click- and what, if anything, can be done about it. (c) Variance Films
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