With the now effortless availability of DJ and production software, Botnek knows it takes more than sound design knowledge to make it in this business. This duo from Montreal has a track record for quirky and unusual sounds, a characteristic that plays a huge role in their style. With their latest singles “Through the Night” and “I Know” freshly released this summer, it was just a matter of time before Dim Mak Records could muster up some top-notch talent for a remix EP.
Dim Mak Records‘ Felix Cartal put aside his thundering, electro house sound for his latest EP, Past, Present, Felix that released in early August. The EP showcased Felix’s vocal-based songwriting talent and quickly gained rapid attention on both iTunes and Beatport charts. Past, Present, Felix‘s premiere single “New Scene” couples ethereal vocals from Ofelia and a floating melody – further exhibiting Felix’s production maturity and diverse variety. On December 3rd, Felix Cartal brings five remixes of his stand out single including reworks from Lucky Date, Tokimonsta, Deorro and Lazy Rich. The EP promises a mass array of renditions including progressive house, synth stab electro house and drum heavier production. As a teaser to the “New Scene” Remix EP, Felix presents a bonus remix with CRNKN for free download.Posted by
Modern dance music has always been on a mission to elicit good vibes and great times. Not too many DJs know this better than Deorro. Within the last couple years, the originally dubbed TON!C had rebranded himself into something special, with high-energy party music. Deorro is at it again with “Dechorro” off Dim Mak Records, and it sounds as fun as it is to say. The LA native begins with a lively and cheerful progression that transitions the tone into what Deorro excels at best. The drop hits with some deep bleeps, alternating every couple of bars with a heavy, cloudy lead with hyped vocal samples on the upbeat. This exciting and bouncy tune is out now exclusively on Beatport.Posted by
America’s favorite performer, Steve Aoki, cooked up a killer remix of Bonnie McKee’s radio hit, “American Girl,” that’ll bring you right back to the beach parties and bikinis of Summer 2013. Aoki teased us with a two second snippet of the track on his Vine back in August, but now we can hear the whole rendition on his SoundCloud. The Dim Mak founder turns this simple, bubbly pop-song upside down right from the beginning. Starting us off with some key electro-house baselines, fading McKee’s vocals into the beat then adding in some more abrasive synths, he takes the catchy melody and flips it into a club-worthy remix. If you’re not convinced right away, just wait for the drop. It’ll be sure to get you dancing- no, jumping- the first time you hear it.Posted by
Subsequent to releasing his summer hit, “Surge,” Clockwork is about to present to the world his next new Dim Mak single, “Blitz.” Embodying wiry, electro synths, vivacious drums, and a slower BPM with which fans can keep up, this track seems to have been produced with the big room in mind. While consistent with his signature electro house style, the producer’s blood, sweat, and tears are exhibited in the diversity of sound and colossal experimentation in the soon to be released tune.
This is not the first time Clockwork, sometimes known by his trap style alias, RL Grime, has chosen Dim Mak. In February, he released his Surge EP, which struck #1 on the Beatport Electro House Top 100 chart and #4 on Beatport’s Top 100 Releases. His November 1st release of “Blitz” will be just the latest in a string of achievements and serves as a firm transition from his last hit with Wynter Gordon.Posted by
For his latest genre-melding party anthem, Borgore teams up with vocalist Paige and his Aokify America tour buddy, Waka Flocka Flame. Appropriately titled, ‘Wild Out’ is a speaker-rattling, bass-blasting dedication to all things baller. Waka Flocka’s verse goes hard, in contrast to Paige’s evocative vocals, which precede a bouncy electro drop, sure to whip a crowd into a frenzy. If you intend on catching these party animals on the Aokify America tour, expect some insane on-stage (and quite possibly in-crowd) antics when this song is dropped.
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Canadian duo Botnek are proving to have electro house and crafty subgenres in their grips. Slowly but surely they are rising to prominence with heavily supported records and consistent releases via Dim Mak. Their latest production “I Know,” unleashed this week, advances their cause and embodies their unique and flexible sound. Fresh from Mr. Aoki’s imprint, Botnek’s newest work boasts an enlightening builds with a nostalgic vocal sample but quickly takes listeners by surprise with an unforeseen gritty drop. The melodic hook returns and that one-two punch is made enjoyable multiple times throughout, making “I Know” another high quality effort from Botnek who once again fail to dissapoint.
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After debuting “Young Love” in July, Felix Cartal is unveiling another tune off his forthcoming Past Present Felix EP. The new single “New Scene” turns once again to the feminine vocals the Vancouver native so skillfully spins tunes around, this time calling on the pipes of L.A.’s Ofelia. Taking on an indie songwriter flavor, the track has minimal tone work under the lilting vocals, relying on chords and an easy beat instead of builds and bleeps. Simply constructed but sonically sound, Felix cemented the tune’s place as beyond EDM by tagging it with one word: “music.” Released through Dim Mak, the tune is due out with the rest of the EP on August 6th.
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Angger Dimas set to release full-length album in September, shares ‘Can’t Talk Sex Only’ with Dancing Astronaut
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.
Carnage continues to provide plenty of festival music fodder for the summer season, this time teaming up with Dutch producer Tony Junior on a main stage offering out this week on Dim Mak. “Michael Jordan” is every bit as overblown as the stages it was intended for, featuring a carnivalesque lead melody, a chopped vocal sample and a straightforward drop intended to induce crowd bouncing in the aggregate. Amid a wacky rollout campaign that included Carnage’s head photoshopped on His Airness’s shoulders and no shortage of #chipotlegang refrains, the track should be a hit with his fan-base and turn up in more than a few festival sets over the second half of the summer. Check past the break to hear the first episode in Carnage’s newly launched Sirius XM radio show.