• Dim Mak producer Sonic C has died
• New LA residencies for Pete Tong and Justin Martin
• Watch Mount Kimbie play ‘Home Recording’
First debuted in his mix for Diplo&Friends on BBC Radio 1xtra, our friend Valentino Khan‘s new tune, “Cavepaint,” goes into the Jurassic era with caveman chatter and enough pumping bass to feel like you’ve been hit over the head with a club. “Cavepaint” also comes along with a Trap VIP counterpart, where Valentino slows it down and brings in the real dinosaur bass. What is dinosaur bass you say? Only one way to find out. And make sure to catch Val’s upcoming remix for Felix Cartal out on Dim Mak in the next few weeks!
8/14 – Seattle, WA – Volume
8/16 – Las Vegas, NV – Body English at Hard Rock Hotel (w/ Luminox)
8/17 – Philadelphia, PA – SoundGarden Hall (w/ AC Slater)
8/22 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans (w/ Jesse Slayter)
8/31 – Denver, CO – Beta
9/6 – San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom
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The duo donning Storm Trooper masks known as Lazerdisk Party Sex have put together a remix for GDD™ fav, Keys N Krates, for the forthcoming Treat Me Right EP out on Dim Mak Records June 11th along with additional remixes from Thugli and Grandtheft. Chad and Zack (of LDPS) utilize Moombah drums to open up a chopped, Pop-oriented vocal from Keys N Krates, creating a catchiness reminiscent of their big hit with Diplo, “Set It Off.” Preview it here first.
GDD homies and Dim Mak-ians VCO have been very true-to-form studio rats as of late, churning out music left and right. Adding another pot to their busy stove, the duo have decided to launch a bi-weekly podcast more than aptly titled “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”. In true VCO style the mix contains a variety of hollowed, dark techno sprinkled throughout with just a tinge of weirdness. By compiling a rather special selection of artists together, VCO provides an excellent showcase into their style which anyone who’s a fan of the darker side of the electronic spectrum will be more than pleased with and ready for more.
Toronto’s deepest duo Art Department has transcended the spirit of Burning Man’s ‘Robot Heart’ into an original production with the help of Blud, Shaun Reeves (VisionQuest) and Damian Lazarus. The deep house kingpins are celebrating the infamous Burning Man camp – with a remix competition on hosted on beatport! Riding off an official remix for Azari & III, our Dim Mak friends VCO have stepped up to the task and have delivered a wave of techno atop a rolling basslin driving their version. Check it out below and VOTE for their remix! Plus, since VCO are veteran-burners, they figured “joining in this contest would be fairly fitting.”
After being burdened by finals at the RMBA Culture Clash two years ago (where Dim Mak, Stones Throw, SMOG, and Dub Club battled with an achingly close win by Stones Throw over SMOG), the second I heard of the clash returning, I was all in. As a 100% admitted fan-girl of the stuff that Friends of Friends teamers Salva, Shlohmo, Groundislava, and Jerome LOL are pushing I was really excited to see them competing, but as we all know my blood is infused with SMOG. So my fate for the evening is sealed.
After recently winning Dim Mak’s Autoerotique WTF Remix contest, the Miami native and Overthrow brethren Damaged Goods jumped right back on the chains and took on Kaskade‘s newest single “LLOVE”. For those who love the melodic tones of the original but wanted it rougher on the edges – this version takes an anthemic build up and drops you straight into a hard hitting pipeline. Eat your heart out.
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This week marked the release of Proxy‘s latest single, “Shut Up,” out now on Dim Mak Records, and our friends, VCO, have put together a pumping Techno remix that has received massive support already from label owner Steve Aoki, Hot Mouth, AutoErotique, and more. The guys will be playing with Proxy up in San Francisco next month, so if you’re in the area, make sure to check them out! The EP features more remixes from John Roman, Gtronic, and Sound of Stereo, and can be picked up in its entirety here.
Dim Mak‘s NY transplant Dan Oh has taken up a new alias Brass Fergie – cultivating a wide spectrum of bass-driven sound that saw massive exposure opening the Dim Mak stage @ this year’s Electric Zoo Music Festival. He has teamed up with our mutual friends at THE WELL to bring you a showcase of his new found appeal, featuring an awesome blend of basslines through House, UK Funky, NU-K Garage and Ghetto-tech. Definitely a great mix for to get you through the day, kick off the night, or just wind everything down.
Sean & Dev – Splifflam (Kid Simple Remix)
Araabmusik – Underground Stream
Digital Mystikz & Loefah – System
Trick Daddy & Trina – Nann Nigga (Clicks & Whistles Bootleg)
Phil Kieran – Skyhook (Scuba Remix)
French Fries – Yo Vogue (Leroy Peppers Remix)
Kid Sister ft. Danny Brown – Gucci Rag Top (Remix)
Si Begg – High Volume (Si Begg VIP Remix)
Pase Rock – Naked Pictures (Brass Fergie Remix)
Windows – Unsigned Hype
Worthy – Same Damn Thing (Nick Monaco’s Locker Room Redux)
The Black Dog – Drop Kick Kali
Mosca – Jager
Tessela – D Jane
Wiley – I’m Skanking (The Two Bears Remix)
Crookers ft. Neoteric & Wax Motif – Springer (Nancy Remix)
Bobby Champs – Lucid
Addison Grove – This Is It
The XX – Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)
Utrecht-based Dem Slackers is riding this wave of dance music explosion like a champ. The dude has had releases on the world’s top dance music imprints including Tiesto‘s Musical Freedom, Dim Mak, and most recently Ultra Music, and word on the streets is that he just finished his latest EP less than a week ago. I suppose we’ll see where that one ends up. On top of his consistent release schedule, Dem Slackers will be starting up a brand new radio show and will be heading up a HUGE showcase night at ADE this year alongside Style of Eye, Mightyfools, and more. With all of this going on, he still had time to put together a pumping Electro House mix exclusively for us here at GDD™. Stream + download below and tracklist after the jump!