While the majority of Butch Clancy’s original production has hence aired in the form of his full-length trap LP, A Beautiful Mind, Clancy has returned to what he knows best: powerfully churning, heavily melodic dubstep. “Far Away From Me” is his newest original, and it’s unquestionably one of his most versatile productions to date. Alternating between daunting broken beat drops and deft four-on-the-floor patterns, “Far Away From Me” is an infatuating addition to Clancy’s diverse catalogue of bass music. Bolstered by the delicate voice of Amy K , “Far Away From Me” makes for a worthy first release on Dim Mak.Posted by
Size Records stalwart Tim Mason follows-up on last month’s remix duties for Kaskade & Swanky Tunes with a formative new remix for Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas. Already boasting a sizeable catalogue of remix duties from across the industry spectrum, the Brighton-based producer is back on festival-proof form for this post-summer offering. True to his penchant for peak time perfection, Tim’s tough yet distinctly melodic backdrop offers a strong extension of “Singularity” that yet furthers his stance as one of the UK’s hottest electronic exports to date. Pick up the remix from May 14 on Dim Mak / Ultra. (more…)Posted by
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.Posted by
In a long overdue follow-up to last year’s “Steel Eyes” for Musical Freedom, Canadian hopeful Benji is back on the radar with his debut offering on Dim Mak. A full-bodied peak time affair rife with indie vocals and strong melodic progressions, “Following Me” is not your average festival anthem, but looks to score universal brownie points across club land on the merits of radio-friendly stamina. As featured on the second installment of the label’s New Noise compilation series, the young Canadian appears back in the fast lane.
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Brother’s Wouter & Sjoerd Janssen are piled in the back of a car enroute to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. Today, the duo has unveiled their latest single “Get Loose,” a significant milestone in the footsteps of a duo whose street-credibility has been overtaken only by their festival-proofed sound of late. As a mainstay of the European hard dance circuit reborn as one of the globe’s more consistent peak time connoisseurs, their butterfly like movement from the days of “Analogue Players in a Digital World” to the gold-record racking “Cannonball” for Spinnin Records has never felt anything short of a genuine leap from two passionate club protagonists. They’ve sealed two albums, traded hard dance festivals to WMC, taken WMC by storm, even remixed Carly Ray Jespen. But as Dancing Astronaut learned in an exclusive interview, this is not a test: Showtek is here to elevate the peak time skyline like never before.
After slaying the Ultra Live Stage, flying to Israel for a quick Tel Aviv show and returning home to prepare for Coachella, Infected Mushroom have taken a moment off from touring to release a remix package for Army Of Mushrooms’ “Never Mind.” Out on Dim Mak, the package features a slowed down gritty rework from Sweden’s Liquid Stranger and an infectiously dubby take from Minnesota-based Nostalgia. Both mixes keep the glitchy tone work of the original but leave their own distinct mark, creating a package that shares a concept but executes it in gloriously different ways.
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The party won’t stop in Miami this March — from the pool to the club to the festival, there is music to be danced to. Dim Mak Records is even covering the beach party scene with the label’s latest showcase mix. Being offered as a free download, Dim Mak’s “Miami 2013 Beach Party Mix” features the imprint’s rising artists taking on Aoki staples such as Cold Blank’s remix of “Phat Brahms” and Deorro’s remix of “Living My Love” — all while setting the tone for the parties under the sun.Posted by
Dutch duo Showtek are back in full force and doubling the fun with their latest release. Out now on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak imprint is the Crunk/Slow Down EP — an effort that shows that the producers still know how to raise hell through electro house. “Crunk” ratchets up the intensity, putting a slamming melody behind screaming lyrics that encourage the most fun kind of bad behavior. “Slow Down,” on the other hand, combines relentless beats, unsuspecting bridges and aggressive tones to change things up with a more instrumental offering. Definitely not lacking in energy, Showtek’s latest outing proves the brothers are full steam ahead.
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Dim Mak‘s recent releases have continued to impress, proof that the label fronted by Steve Aoki is a tastemaker in – not only pastries – but all facets of electronic music. By embracing the dark duo, Azari & III, and giving Voyeur the reins on a remix, Dim Mak has added another weapon to its sonic armory. Driven by a flurry of infectious percussion, Voyeur’s remix of “Indigo” is impossibly deep, creating a sense of vast emptiness – an echo chamber of throaty bass lines that shuffle and thud as they pan around the room. This is one track where pressing play is the only way to do it justice.
“Indigo” is available for free download today via Dim Mak’s Soundcloud.Posted by
Last year, Dim Mak front man Steve Aoki joined forces with Indonesian wiz kid Angger Dimas to bring us an electrifying single that sent some pretty intense shivers down our spines. On my end, I’m fairly convinced that the two have managed to condense an actual lightning bolt into .mp3 form, but, unfortunately, the hard evidence still remains to be seen.
Although Aoki teased us towards the end of last year with a preview of this killer track, we’re excited to say that the full song is now officially available for purchase via Beatport. Featuring razor sharp synths that intertwine perfectly with My Name is Kay’s scintillating vocals, “Singularity” is an explosive electro house release that erupts even more viciously than Mt. Vesuvius laying the smackdown on Pompeii. A consistent headbanger from start to finish, this high energy release is 128 BPM of glory and may just take your breath away if you’re not careful.
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