Before Steve Aoki was voted DJ Most Likely to Waste
Champagne, he already had a pretty sweet reputation as the head of Dim Mak
When he started the label back in 1996, he focused mainly on
signing massive indie rock acts like Battles, Bloc Party and The Von Bondies.
But just like all other scenesters in the late 2000s, Dim Mak and Steve Aoki
traded their guitars in for decks, and now the label is one of the hottest
homes for funky DJs in the land.
Armed with some of the most exciting names in EDM, Dim Mak is
hitting WMC with two official label showcases - an after-hours rager at Mansion
and a pool party at the Dream Hotel.
The party at Mansion is set to be a little harder, with
massive acts like Datsik and Angger Dimas bringing lots of heavy sounds to the
table. The pool party seems to be more electro-centered, featuring Sidney
Samson, R3HAB and Lazy Rich.
Both parties share acts like Joachim Garraud, Felix Cartal,
Dirtyphonics and Peace Treaty. The
boss-man himself is only scheduled to play a set at Mansion, although the
special guest headliner for the pool party seems to suggest he may make an
appearance at both.
Because, like, it's his party and he'll crash if he wants
Dim Mak Miami with Steve Aoki, Datsik, Joachim Garraud, Felix Cartal, Nervo, and others. Tuesday, March 20. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-695-8411 or visit mansionmiami.com.
Dim Mak Miami Music Week Pool Party with Sidney Samson, R3hab, Joachim Garraud, Felix Cartal, and others. Saturday, March 24. Dream South Beach Hotel, 1111 Collins Ave., Miami. The party starts at noon. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-673-4747 or visit dreamsouthbeach.com.