Dim Mak is a record label founded in 1996 by Steve Aoki. While always one that is hard to pigeonhole, the label has transcended genres across releases. They have introduced the world to rock artists like Bloc Party, The Kills and The Gossip, and Electronic/Dance artists like MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, and even Steve Aoki himself.
Not only has this Los Angeles staple been around since the mid-nineties, but they have been consistently putting out more and more records as the years go by. This is definitely quite a feat in this day and age. As of late, Dim Mak’s output has been focused on the current EDM and Dance scene that has taken the world by storm, and one can expect at least one new release from the label every week of the year. 2012 has been no different. With albums like Infected Mushroom’s Army of Mushrooms and Datsik’s Vitamin D to singles from the legendary Junior Sanchez and future stars like Zedd, there is one common thread throughout… quality.
In the past few weeks, as per usual, Dim Mak has been killing it! They are on a roll like no other label at the moment, and it shows. For us here at The Orchard, it all started on July 24th with PeaceTreaty’s “In Time (feat. Anabel Englund),” a dance pop anthem that has been in everybody’s crate from Etienne De Crecy to Axwell. Listen to a preview here:
Then on August 21st, Dim Mak hit us with the legendary German House duo Booka Shade and their Honeyslave EP, four stellar tracks that prove these legends can still teach the young kids a thing or two. Check out some snippets here:
Last but not least, two weeks ago Tiesto and Steve Aoki followed up their all star collaboration “Tornado” with a single containing a trio of remixes of the hit track plus a bonus video of the original. Rarely has an EDM video been so fun.
With Halloween just around the corner, and the year winding down, don’t turn your back on these guys for a second as they have no plans of slowing down. There are a slew of releases scheduled through the rest of 2012, and in typical Dim Mak fashion there are more than a few incredible surprises thrown in.