Jakarta’s Angger Dimas brings his hard-hitting style with a twist of funk to the latest Daddy’s Groove release, “Surrender.” The original brings the Italian trio’s signature strong, melodic vocal as the cherry on top of a big house tune, but Dimas isn’t afraid to take the song in a completely different direction with his official remix released on Ultra Records: When he drops in a synth heavy beat reminiscent of his moombahton background, the original guitar-focused “Surrender” takes on new life. Now out exclusively on iTunes, the tune is preceded by a Beatport-only MOTi rework.
Aside from debuting his Jack U project alongside Skrillex and scoring soundtrack duties for The Hunger Games alongside Sia and The Weeknd, well-dressed trap innovator Diplo has remained a high-end purveyor of the genre’s current lifeblood. Having set expectations high for his impending Revolution EP for his own Mad Decent imprint, the Major Lazor component has premiered the full brunt of the EP ahead of its October 8 release. With four original tracks in tow and two further remixes, the six-track offering collects talents as driven and diverse as Angger Dimas, Travis Porter, Faustix & Imannos, Action Bronson and RiFF RAFF. Dutch producer Boaz van de Beatz and familiar dual nationality outfit TWRK make for the icing on the cake where this highly sprung collective offering is concerned, marking six more reasons to believe that Diplo’s ear for future movements need not be questioned just yet.
When Mad Decent’s mastermind teams up with Indonesia’s most innovative and Georgia’s hottest hip-hop outfit, madness is sure to ensue. In this case, madness is called “Biggie Bounce.” A collaborative effort between Diplo, Angger Dimas and Travis Porter, the tune feature everything from soca steel drums to smooth lines to a siren, all packaged in a brassy, bold, and brief preview. Though teased on Instagram and promised to come out soon, few details have been released as to just how soon that will be. When it does hit the shelves it will be part of an EP, so check back for more details.
Remember when electronic albums were few and far between? Not anymore. This year’s new buzzword is album. “Working on my new album” could be the most persistent expression dance artists share across social channels and in due course. DJ/producers and labels now have the widespread audience to follow suit with more commercially-driven music marketing. Step one? Cryptic announcement. Step two – single. Step three – album bulletin with tracklist and pre-order intel. The formula is tried and true. Fans flocking from album-centric genres expect to be indulged with packaged and organized content. That’s what we want to pay for.
As many as 14 full-length albums will hit the digital shelves over the next two months, running the gamut from veterans Kaskade, The Bloody Beetroots and Claude VonStroke to newcomers Krewella and Angger Dimas. This fall’s unprecedented streak of electronic album releases coalesced with EDM’s advancing digital sales should kindle mainstream headway, the right way. Just ask Disclosure what happens when a fire starts to burn… Here are the most anticipated albums of the fall.
Angger Dimas is set to release Angger Management, his new full-length album, on September 3rd via Dim Mak Records. Dim Mak, the label behind the bulk of Dimas’ productions, is a fitting outlet for the Indonesian DJs heavy electro stylings. Throughout his career Dimas has made a name for himself with both originals and collaborations with a slew of artists from different backgrounds, as well as an expected partner, label head Steve Aoki. In preparation for the album’s release he has shared “Can’t Talk Sex Only” with us as a taste of what Angger Management has in store.
Angger will also be kicking off a 15-stop North American tour on September 1st at Electric Zoo. For a full list of dates click below.
Enroute to what looks to be one of their busiest summers on record, sisterly Aussie duo Nervo sees latest solo offering “Hold On” receive its first run of remixes from a mixed bag of eclectic club assets. Led with the punchy peak time resonance we have come to expect from Angger Dimas, the other side of the coin is filled considerably well by French heavyweight Fred Falke, whose warm and melodic knack for modern electronica proves an immediate highlight to the package. With Loudpvck extending the original to a tainted canvas of trap beats and high-end leads, Nervo’s universal appeal is tested with considerable force courtesy of this promising package picked from across global club land. (more…)
As Nervo’s latest single “Hold On” continues to hold its own on the airwaves, its remixes are revealing themselves before their May 7th release. Fred Falke was first to transform the tune and now Angger Dimas has thrown his hat into the ring with a decidedly more aggressive effort. Leading off with an electro riff that blurs into watery chords tucked behind the twins’ breathy vocals, any sweetness from the original is abandoned with a sharp drop. Though the preview is just two minutes, it’s punchy n0-holds-barred break leaves Dimas’ “electroboss” label spot on.
After teaming up with such heavyweights as Laidback Luke, Tiësto, and Steve Aoki, Jakarta’s Angger Dimas has once again struck out on his own, releasing his debut EP on Dim Mak. The three track Don’t Look Back in Angger shows the young producer’s depth as it ventures from electro to moombahton and back, all while maintaining a unique bounce.
After the success of “She Got It,” Dimas turned again to Vandalism for a collab on “Good Stuff,” a ramped up moombah tune with an infectious lyric. The EP then ventures to “Never Been,” a track with a cascading electronica sound and a disco bass before turning to an instrumental intro with heavy electro undertones on “Gotta Be.” With a full-length album due in August, Dimas’ first EP gives just a taste of what’s in store.
Following up last fall’s huge “Phat Brahms” collaboration comes a remix package with a list of names even longer. Dim Mak has released a nine-track remix EP of the Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas vs. Dimitiri Vegas & Like Mike tune that includes reworks from everyone from Bro Safari & UFO to Tom Swoon. Though each remix keeps the Brahm’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 riff, Coone’s rework makes it hardstyle, Botnek lays the builds thick and Clinton VanSciver gives it a heavy dose of bass. Wolfpack, ColdBlank and 3BallMTY also throw their hats in the ring, so if you enjoyed the original you have plenty of options in choosing your favorite remix.
2012 has been a huge year for Steve Aoki. After his debut album, Wonderland, he quickly followed up with Wonderland: Remixed, and is back before the year ends with It’s the End of the World as We Know It EP. The three track EP is a nice reminder that Aoki is still in the production game, and can not only crowd raft, cake people, and spray champagne, but also produce music.
The EP is definitely something that you can rage to – but we beg of you Steve, change the show for 2013, blow us away. You can listen to It’s the End of the World as We Know It EP , hear our thoughts after the break, and purchase it from Beatport via Dim Mak Records.