A surprise announcement this evening from the Sziget 2017 crew: multiple performers of the DIM MAK label will take the stage of the Telekom Electronic Beats Arena on the 13th of August. The names announced today:
- Steve Aoki
DIM MAK Records is an independent record label based in Los Angeles, California. It has released materials in a variety of genres, like indie rock, punk rock, hardcore, and hip-hop but it’s probably best-known for its electronic labels today. Among others, DIM MAK has promoted performers like The Chainsmokers, Datsik, The Bloody Beetroots, Bloc Party, and several others. The label’s current roster includes releases from artists like Ookay, Botnek, Autoerotique, Rain Man, Henry Fong, Morten, Keys N Krates, and Dirtyphonics, among others.
This year, Sziget Festival’s Telekom Electronic Beats Arena will be taken over by the performers promoted by this label. According to the current Sziget schedule, the Steve Aoki presents Dim Mak Stage, as the venue is called on the 13th, will have the following schedule:
- 22:00 – Boehm
- 23:25 – Garmiani
- 00:40 – MORTEN
- 02:05 – Steve Aoki
- 03:45 – Matroda
Steve Aoki is a Japanese-American DJ, producer, and music executive. He worked with high-profile artists and performers like will.i.am, Afrojack, Iggy Azalea, and many others, he has a Grammy nomination under his belt, and founded the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund that raises funds for various humanitarian organizations around the world.
He founded his own record label, Dim Mak, in 1996.
Boehm has only recently emerged from the muffled electronic music scene of Romania but he already has quite a few accolades to be proud of – among others, his collaboration with the above-mentioned Steve Aoki last year.
MORTEN comes from Denmark, the home to many great electronic acts – and he is quite popular at home. His style is quite eclectic, often venturing into the realms of electro-house, progressive, and dubstep. He’ll have his take on the Sziget stage this August.
Despite his Italian-sounding name, Garmiani is a Swedish EDM producer and DJ. He started his career as a hip-hop producer and rapper in 2001 only to transition to dance music a decade later. It has proven to be the right choice – his “Bomb A Drop” ended up being the best-selling Dim Mak track and the most-played track of Tomorrowland 2016. He has no studio albums yet.
Matroda is another newcomer, emerging last year, but his tagline speaks for itself: “The best is yet to come”.
In other news, the final 19:30 spot on the Main Stage (13th of August) is still TBA…
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