There are so many things to celebrate about over at Dim Mak Records: the label's 18th birthday, it's 500th release, and most recently, the major milestone that is reaching 200K likes on Facebook. No better way to celebrate so many crowning achievements than by giving all of Dim Mak Records' dedicated fans a free download of some of the label staff's favorite tracks.
The Dim Mak Keeps it 200K pack is a handpicked collection of tracks spanning the full 18 years of the label's existence, including big tracks that have shaped the catalogue of 500 releases under Dim Mak Records' belt, and a few rare hidden gems to make this free gift that much more of a treat for fans.
Toronto-based production trio, Keys N Krates, have dropped a new remix of their much talked about single, "Dum Dee Dum." The remix which features Chicago rappers, Tree and King L, along with G.O.O.D. Music's CyHi the Prynce, brings hip-hop to an electronic track that was screaming for some dope bars. Grab a free download of the track here, and catch Keys N Krates on tour, dates posted below. Keys N Krates' SOLOW - EP is out now on Dim Mak.
Canadian trio, Keys N Krates, have premiered their amusing new video for "Dum Dee Dum" via MTV today(October 17). The video, directed by Slave Labour, finds the director visiting a rural Mennonite community and playing them the Keys N Krates single on a boombox for the first time. The simple Mennonites, unfamiliar with this sound, as well as the technology, sets the stage for a great video. The reactions are priceless, and this mockumentary piece becomes the must-watch video of the day.
Steve Aoki's record label, Dim Mak, has been making its rounds to festivals all around the world, and now it is about make a stop at New York's Electric Zoo. With a diverse roster of artists, Dim Mak is hosting its own stage on Sunday. The stage will be in action all day, until the head honcho Steve Aoki takes on the headline spot at the Main Stage.
The DIM MAK: Up All Night Stage will be the host to a total of 11 Dim Mak artists, who are all ready to kick it up and rage the night away. The stage will be equipped with state-of-the-art audio, top notch visuals, and 3D interactive production.
The bad news: Last year the festival was at Bicentennial Park, a significantly smaller venue than this year’s Bayfront Park. There was little to no cellphone connection available, probably because I was sandwiched in a mass of 100,000+ people. I can’t speak for the new venue’s cellphone abilities, but with an additional 50,000 people, I’m assuming the same problem will present itself. Your best bet is to set up sporadic meeting spots amongst your friends throughout the day, in case someone in your group gets separated.