As Electric Zoo becomes a week closer, the reality and excitement of such a festival kicks in a little bit more. One of the stages we are really looking forward to this year is Dim Mak’s take over of the Riverside stage on Saturday, September 1st. Take a look at the various artists who will be melting your faces off!
12th Planet: Dubbed as “US Dubstep Godfather” by UK’s dance music bible Mixmag, 12th Planet has emerged as one of bass music’s foremost purveyors. Dominating 2011 with a sold out, 50-date North American Tour alongside Skrillex, we can only imagine what 12th Planet has in store for Electric Zoo 2012. 12th Planet definitely puts that melt your face bass in dubstep!
AutoErotique stores electro, techno, house, Dutch house, Dutch-colonial house, rave, rock, rave-rock, indie-rock and even ska on speed dial and calls them up frequently. Their effortlessly protean, shape-shifting sound can careen wildly from project to project, so it’s not unexpected to hear them transform from Dutch house to, say, Norwegian black metal on the same record!
Brass Fergie is a brand new project birthed from Dan Oh, an LA native currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. Oh spent six years as a resident DJ at Cinespace Dim Mak Tuesdays in Hollywood alongside Steve Aoki and Them Jeans until its transformation into Dim Mak Studios in 2011. Brass Fergie is the product of Dan Oh’s undying motivation to create inventive electronic music, while incorporating his love for all things UK Bass.
Datsik is literally that sick…Datsik has been taking the dubstep scene by storm, blowing up dance floors around the globe with his original style of hip-hop future-tech bangers. In 2009 alone, Datsik had over seven #1 releases on Beatport, and vinyl sales through the roof on many other sites. Today, he creates some of the most memorable remixes and performances at festivals including EDC, Coachella, and many more.
Felix Cartal: 2012 marks an important year for Felix Cartal. As the first single off his sophomore album has demonstrated, his sound has matured into simply put: memorable music. Not wanting to slow down, Cartal maintains an aggressive release schedule which can only mean he will put on one hell of a show!
Dirtyphonics: With their incredible production level, a unique live PA recognized as one of the most energetic to be seen, an unstoppable way to innovate in several styles of bass music, and a “best newcomers producers” award under their belt, Dirtyphonics is without a doubt one of the most exciting bands in today’s electronic scene.
Kill The Noise: There’s a new ghoul haunting parties worldwide – a diamond-eyed skull slapped to turntables. It’s the bony mascot of Kill The Noise, the buzzing young producer and DJ whose uniquely intense take on electronic dance music has kept him rocking around the globe; from packed nightclubs to sold-out festivals. In a word, his sound is dynamic. His productions much like his performances fearlessly blend different genres, styles and tempos.
Mustard Pimp: The unclassifiable French production dynamic duo who continually trail-blaze new sounds and perpetually destroy the lines between musical genres. Blending a myriad of electronica, metal, rock, hip-hop, and eclectic influences, The Baron and eKa of Mustard Pimp have garner fans from the all corners of the music universe.
Steve Aoki broke bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases on his Dim Mak label, which he began in 1996 and now has over 250 releases. He become a force of nature who has helped turn underground house, electro and harder-edged EDM with rap and rock leanings into the phenomena it is today…also, if you like cake in your face, you best be at his shows!
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