Category Archives: Dim Mak Records

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That’s Still Steve Aoki, Right?

I always told myself that one day I’d go see Steve Aoki live, and my brain would almost explode from the hardcore electro beats ripping through my body. Quite the imagery, but essentially it sounds pretty effin amazing!

If you know anything about Steve Aoki, the founder of Dim Mak Records, then you know that a majority of his music is hardcore electro. Listening to his music on full blast is like having rounds from a machine gun being fired at you (watch the video below “Brrrat!” to see this imagery in action), except of course not as deadly. You won’t die of course, but you’ll be feeling a little sore & insane after hearing all the hardcore beats hitting every inch of your body. But it’s okay, because I’m pretty sure that’s what Steve Aoki expect; releasing tracks that are hardcore electro are bound to be a sign of his message. He wants you to party your ass off & go crazy with every single beat.

When I’m not in the mood to chill out & take it easy, then hell yeah I’m blasting Steve Aoki. I’ll even through in drum & bass to make the mix even more insane. But I don’t think I’d put Steve Aoki’s new song with Lovefoxx in the mix. Have you guys heard it? Perhaps if you sit on a spin bike for hour like I do everyday and stare at a 47inch television, then you’re bound to flip to MTV and watch music videos. So that’s exactly what I did yesterday. As I was sitting there spinning and drenched with sweat, I saw a premiere of Steve Aoki’s new video “Heartbreaker” featuring Lovefoxx.

Now some people out there hate his new song, but I don’t hate it. It’s just…well, different. It’s not the Steve Aoki I’m used to listening to & going crazy over, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad track. Just different vibe. More mellow. More commercial. Less Steve Aoki. That insane quality that makes Steve Aoki’s music so hypnotic and hardcore is missing, but I guess every once and a while DJ’s & producers have to switch it up. At least it’s still a good song, but I will admit I sure do hope he produces some more tracks that have that Dim Mak quality; hardcore electro beats punching every inch of your body. Yeah, I need more of that in my life…

“Heartbreaker” feat. Lovefoxx

Still a good song, and I guess the “dripping dripping dripping” part when the Asian guy’s head explodes is suppose to be that hardcore aspect. lol

Below are two songs that are what I’m used to hearing from Steve Aoki. A little darker, a little harder, a little more insane.

Brrrat! ft. Armand Van Helden

Element of Danger (MSTRKRFT REMIX) ft. Steve Aoki & Har Mar Superstar

Used to listen to this song every single day. Very epic!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

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Hardcore Electro House: Steve Aoki & Dim Mak Records

Good afternoon everyone!

I sure do hope everyone is having an awesome day! I just finished my new workout at the gym, and I’m still over here jamming to disco house and electro. For the longest time I hated running on the treadmill, but then I realized what the answer to my problem was; I needed to mix up my playlist. I have a pretty good workout playlist, but I needed to through in some more electro, and some hints of disco house for those moments I’m feeling super nostalgic.

So I began searching for some more hardcore electro and remembered that Dim Mak Records always has the best electro. If you haven’t heard of Dim Mak, then perhaps the name Steve Aoki will ring a bell. He’s the the founder of Dim Mak, and he happens to be one of my favorite hardcore electro house artists. He knows how to mix a track just right and get you uber pumped up for dancing the night away or running the lbs off.

If I can say just one thing, I will say that Steve Aoki knows how to party! I still haven’t had the pleasure of seeing him live, but I have seen a lot of his music videos and live footage; he knows how to get the party started! There is just something about the edgy pulsating electro beats that immediately get the adrenaline pumping. Whenever I’m  dancing and I hear the sounds of some hardcore electro, I just get overwhelmed with this adrenaline and just go crazy! The funny thing about it is that I don’t do drugs and I barely ever drink, so I’m just usually naturally hyped up.

The sounds of a lot of hardcore electro music, especially half the tracks from Dim Mak Records, are truly a thing you either love or hate. I’m all for the sounds of soulful house and disco house, but some days I’ve got an adrenaline craving for some intense electro. Today happened to be one of those days where I had this huge craving for some hardcore electro, so I downloaded some tracks, synced them to my Ipod, and hit the treadmill running. I’ve been losing weight pretty steadily the past few weeks, so I just have to keep pushing forward, and with the sounds of Steve Aoki buzzing in my ear I’m sure I will be in awesome shape in no time. There nothing else like the sounds of hardcore electro to push you to the limits and have an insanely good work out.

Here are a few tracks from Steve Aoki & Dim Mak Records, including a video that just came out a few days ago called “Earthquakey People” featuring Rivers Cuomo.

Steve Aoki ft Rivers Cuomo “Earthquakey People”

Autoerotique “Turn Up The Volume”

Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke ft. Lil Jon “Turbulence”

Armand Van Helden & Steve Aoki “Brrrat!”

Religion “Burn The Bar Down”

Steve Aoki “I’m In the House”

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com