Since the label’s inception in 1996, it has thrived on a commitment to preserving a boundless, forward-thinking music community. Everything about Dim Mak stems from founder Steve Aoki’s “Do It Yourself” ethos to morph and move with the industry’s ever-changing tides.
Launching in 1996 with a 7 inch from obscure, SoCal hardcore ensemble Stickfigurecarousel, Dim Mak has since put out over 200 releases and broken artists from The Kills, Battles, Bloc Party, The Gossip, Klaxons, The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT, Robert Raimon Roy, Felix Cartal, to Datsik and more. In just the past few years, Dim Mak has created its touring department in the same tradition of spanning genres and doing what feels right.
In the United States, Dim Mak has partnered with Hard Music Festival, Neighborhood, and Pacific Fest in Los Angeles developing festivals. In 2012, Dim Mak will once again produce another stage at Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival to add to the long resume’ of stages and festivals Dim Mak helps curate. Dim Mak has quickly becoming a global force in the festival circuit. In Asia, Dim Mak produced the main stage at the Playground Festival in Jakarta as well as many Dim Mak artist tours across all of Asia. In Australia, Dim Mak has partnered with Future Music Festival and has produced stages in both the We Love Sounds/Winterland Soundsystem Festival in 2010 and most recently Future Music Festivals 2011.
In Europe, Dim Mak has presence at some of the biggest festivals like Beatpatrol in Vienna, Get Loaded in London, Optimus Festival in Lisbon. And this year, we are pleased to announce the 2nd year that Dim Mak will be hosting a stage at Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium. Some of Dim Mak’s biggest artist and friends will rock out on the stage, including Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Zeds Dead, Joachim Garraud, Autoerotique, Mustard Pimp, Anger Dimmas, and more. Get ready for some raw energy to take over your body… you will never be the same!