Miami Music Week

Miami Music Week 2012: Dim Mak Double-Penetrates Miami at Mansion and Dream Hotel

​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 Ages 21 and up. Call 305-695-8411 or visit

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

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.