Your Thanksgiving feast probably left you in a food coma, and with the help of Dim Mak Records, we present you with a smooth solution that’ll get you back up and running. If you’re crazy enough for a Black Friday shopping spree, this sampler series will serve as the perfect background music to pump you up for the day’s big sales. Featuring 15 tracks, Dim Mak’s “Thanksgiving Dinner Roll” sampler includes a range of genres and sounds that transform from mellow beginnings to a full out party by the end. With a few remixes, like Bare‘s take on Carnage & Tony Junior‘s popular track “Michael Jordan,” and some originals like Angger Dimas‘ “Jump Floor,” the “Thanksgiving Dinner Roll,” all available for free download, is definitely something to be thankful for.
Off the heels of a stellar year for Canadian breakout Felix Cartal, the man behind the Past Present Felix EP unites with Californian peer Lucky Date for a joint remodel of his prized work for Dim Mak. Originally one of the EPs softer-spoken vocal offerings, “New Scene” receives a very relevant peak time transformation from two young assets who have proven consistently on point advocates to the genre of late. Without impeding on Ofelia’s delicate top line, melodic substance and inherent club energy are the tools that give this profound electronic offering a a powerful second wind to its sails enroute to the new year.
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.
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.
With the success of Steve Aoki’s most release of “Bring You To Life (Transcend)”, a collaboration with Ultra Records/Ministry of Sound producer Rune RK featuring vocalist RAS, Dim Mak and Dancing Astronaut present the track’s official remix contest! If you are an aspiring producer of any genre, here’s your chance to turn this track into your own beast of a production. Whether it’s disco, drowned-out trap, drum and bass, high-energy electro, or a genre you just invented (Living-in-my-parent’s-basement-step), don’t be afraid to step outside the box. Push yourself and the envelopes (pun intended).
The competition ends on Wednesday, November 27th so head over to the official contest page, download the stems and dive right in. The grand prize winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 11th 2013 and have their remix released on Dim Mak Records.
Please Note: Getting your remix into the Top 20 can help get you noticed, but the Dim Mak A&R team will ultimately choose the winner (whether it’s at the top of the charts or not).
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Meet the contenders
Steve Aoki brings us a hilarious music video rendition of his latest collaboration, “Bring You To Life” with Rune RK and Ras. The upbeat tune strikes an appropriate balance between a radio-friendly and festival-oriented sound, and is out now on Dim Mak Records. Aoki is known for his uninhibited antics during his live shows, so it’s only appropriate his new Sol Republic-sponsored video reflects the same lighthearted humor. In the video, the Dim Mak chief introduces legendary Sweatin’ to the Oldies fitness star Richard Simmons. Clad in his signature vibrant 80′s wear, Simmons bounces to the beat of “Bring You To Life.” The two stumble into a magical warp that switches their identities as Simmons takes to the DJ booth and Aoki takes command of the fitness class.
Few names have travelled with such speculation as that of German newcomer Chris Avantgarde. With a titanic buzz already surrounding his impending label duties for Size Records and a debut residency at Liverpool’s Aura under his belt, 2013 has been a productive year to say the least. Between a run of premieres via Steve Angello’s dotted festival sets, Chris’s own London debut at Ministry of Sound and remix duties for South Central on Dim Mak, we have certainly seen the shape of things to come from the European trailblazer. Though his forward movements remain highly classified, Chris Avantgarde offers up an exclusive peek at things to come with a mix packed with material new, old and unreleased for your listening pleasure. (more…)
Brighton-based bass advocates South Central return to Dim Mak this month armed with their next extended instalment of new noise from far outside the commercial club sound waves. As the follow-up to 2012’s Hollywood EP – an offering extended with an on point remix accompaniment from some of Dim Mak’s most treasured assets – anticipations for the duo’s third original offering where sure to run high. With a proven tendency for testing bass music and the peak-time club fuel’s now mutual durability, it was sink or swim for an outfit whose track record to date otherwise spelt the most positive spell of non-conformity on the market.
Swedish breakouts Qulinez have not let a sparing discography stop their reign of the burgeoning global dance circuit. Last found debuting on Dim Mak with powerful single “Drop It,” the collaborative guise of Alexander Lager and Johannes Gustafsson is blown wide open with an inaugural offering for Spinnin Records. At a time when the peak time skyline has come under considerable scrutiny, the duos latest A-side unites piercing leads, off-tempo digressions and mechanical precision to forge a coherent and adrenaline-fuelled alcove in their studio output to date. For those who speculated the duo’s reign would be limited to sparing Size Records releases, this latest festival-primed single strikes yet further strength to their standing as one of their nation’s most powerful peak time prospects of late.