Steve Aoki and Lauren Jauregui Release Their Music Video For "All Night" Collaboration

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On January 8th, Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki and Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui released the official music video for their hit single "All Night," which premiered exclusively on Buzzfeed.
 
The video, directed by Mike Harris, entrances the viewer with a flashy vibe tempered by a very personal message of love and wanting. Jauregui breathes life into the club track, elevating its melodies with a vulnerability rarely seen on the dance floor but still maintaining the hook's earworm magic. It also marks Aoki’s return from hip-hop style on his recent Kolony LP to the bright-light, electro-house roots of his forthcoming Neon Future III album.
 
The ‘All Night’ collaboration announced for the first time last March, binds both Aoki and Jauregui’s strengths in their genres, peaking at #1 iTunes overall in more than 14 countries amongst its November 2017 release and having debuted at #1 iTunes Dance in over 30 countries.
 
“All Night” is available now on Spotify/iTunes/Apple: http://smarturl.it/All.Night
 
STEVE AOKI is a 2x Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak Records has become a launch pad for seminal acts such as The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has well over 900 releases to date. As a solo artist, AOKI has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. Known for collaborations ranging from Snoop Dogg to Linkin Park to JJ Abrams to Migos and Louis Tomlinson (One Direction), AOKI's debut artist album was nominated for the Best Electronic/Dance album Grammy while his follow ups NEON FUTURE I & II featured his Gold certified single "Delirious (Boneless)" with Kid Ink.  Most recently “Just Hold On” with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson became a global smash after the pair debuted the song with a performance on X Factor. The song debuted at #1 in 43 countries and has since achieved Gold or Platinum status in 18 countries. AOKI recently received his second Grammy nomination in the Best Music Film category as the subject of the 2016 Netflix Original documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” which premiered to a sold out audience at the Tribeca Film Festival. Steve has also both donated and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charitable organizations including his own AOKI FOUNDATION with a primary goal of supporting organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Steve Aoki released his latest album Kolony on July 21 (via Dim Mak Records / Ultra Records) debuted at #1 on the Electronic Album charts. Kolony marks Aoki’s first full turn into rap music, with nearly 10 years of hip-hop collaborations, which he describes as “bridging the gap” between genres and is stacked with hard-hitting rhymes from some of the most prominent lyricists today, including Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Migos, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, ILOVEMAKONNEN, T Pain, and more.
 
Lauren Jauregui continues to find her footing as an unstoppable powerhouse talent with an impassioned and inimitable voice that rings out far beyond the stage. From her fan-favorite feature on Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House 3 track “In Your Phone” to her critically-acclaimed duet with pop songstress Halsey entitled “Strangers,” the singer, songwriter, activist, and member of multi-platinum supergroup Fifth Harmony continues to showcase her incredible vocal versatility.  Lauren officially stepped out with her first collaboration in 2016, teaming up with indie pop duo Marian Hill for the sexy and sultry “Back To Me,” racking up over 20 million streams on Spotify alone and paving the way for future collaborations.  Her recent projects add to an already hugely-successful career with Fifth Harmony, a group that is no stranger to the top of the charts.  The foursome’s third studio album Fifth Harmony was the No. 1 pop and second-best overall selling album in the U.S., debuting at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart and peaking at No. 1 on iTunes in more than 50 countries.  Fifth Harmony’s first two albums also arrived in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 chart and reached gold status, while spawning inescapable smashes such as the 5x-platinum “Work From Home,” the triple-platinum “Worth It” and platinum “BO$$,” “Sledgehammer,” and “All In My Head (Flex)”.  Along the way, Lauren has always made the most of her podium, urging change and social consciousness whenever possible.  Following the 2016 election, the singer architected a poignant, and powerful open letter to Donald Trump supporters, touting social justice and bravely and courageously acknowledging her bisexuality for the first time in public. Igniting praise across media and from critics, peers and fans alike, Lauren possesses the power to become a change agent for this generation, and she’s on her way to doing so through music and activism.

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Dim Mak Releases "Greatest Hits 2017"

Dim Mak Releases Greatest Hits 2017

Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2017 is a stacked compilation of the label’s standout releases from 2017. Bolstered by a dynamic collection of sounds ranging from hard-hitting trap and melodic future bass to tech-driven bass house bangers (and everything in between), the package features music by Dim Mak favorites Keys N Krates, Prince Fox feat. Bella ThorneLaidback LukeRain Man feat. MAXQUIXGarmianiKRANEViceroyMORTENSam FMax StylerBROHUGMatrodaHenry FongNoise CansStööki Sound and many more. Coinciding with the release, label boss Steve Aoki leads a Dim Mak takeover of Annie Nightingale Presents on Wednesday, January 10th, airing from 1-3AM GMT on BBC Radio 1 & BBC 1Xtra. Tune in to hear guest mixes from Aoki, Prince Fox, Max Styler and QUIX. Fans can listen again online for 30 days after the broadcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09l26gq
 
Coming off a monumental 20th anniversary in 2016, Dim Mak entered 2017 re-energized and ready to take on the world. Aoki’s Dim Mak Collection fashion label arrived stateside and made its New York Fashion Week debut in January, shaking the industry with a punk-driven presentation. Heading into spring, Aoki remixed My Chemical Romance’s epic anthem “Welcome To The Black Parade” and brought the label to Wynwood’s RC Cola Plant for Dim Mak’s largest Miami Music Week event to date.
 
The summer saw debut EPs from QUIX (Heaps Cooland Sam F (Electric Soul), while Aoki dropped his star-studded hip-hop album Kolonyfeaturing collaborations with Lil Uzi VertMigosMa$e and many more. Prince Fox linked up with Bella Thorne for “Just Call,” with a quirky music video that became the #7 Most Trending video on YouTube. Dim Mak also invaded European festivals with stages at Sziget and Tomorrowland. Around the same time, Dim Mak Publishing inked a global administration deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group.
 
The year wrapped with a handful of club driven remixes from Aoki, including Garmiani’s “Shine Good,” Oliver Heldens’ “What The Funk,” and “Linkin Park& Steve Aoki - Darker Than The Light That Never Bleeds (Chester Forever Steve Aoki Remix),” his tribute to the late Chester Bennington. Aoki brought the Dim Mak Collection to ComplexCon, where he personally screen printed limited edition graphic tees (created in collaboration with notorious street artist David Choe) while chatting with convention curator Takashi Murakami. The 4th quarter also saw critically acclaimed debut works from Noise Cans (Masquerave EP) and KRANE (Fallout LP.) Closing out the year on a high note, Dim Mak’s premier live electronic act Keys N Krates were awarded a RIAA Gold certification for their trap anthem “Dum Dee Dum,” and the group followed this announcement with the release of their most musically sophisticated single to date, “Glitter (feat. Ambre).”
 
Stay tuned for the Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2017: Remixes package on the horizon, and keep your eyes peeled for more groundbreaking music as Dim Mak pushes the needle even further in 2018.
 

**Listen on Spotify/Apple/SoundCloud: http://smarturl.it/GH2017

Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2017: Originals Tracklist
1. Prince Fox “Just Call (feat. Bella Thorne)”
2. Sam F “Limitless (feat. Sophie Rose)”
3. Keys N Krates & KRANE “Right Here”
4. QUIX “Riot Call (feat. Nevve)”
5. BROHUG “Droppers”
6. Borgeous & MORTEN  “Hold Up”
7. MAKJ & Max Styler “Knock Me Down (feat. Elayna Boynton)”
8. Laidback Luke & Made In June “Paradise (feat. Bright Lights)”
9. Garmiani “Shine Good (feat. Julimar Santos)”
10. Rain Man & MAX “Do You Still Feel?”
11. KRANE “Nobody But You”
12. Boehm “Outside of the Lines (feat. Laurell)”
13. Viceroy “Improvise (feat.Tom Aspaul)”
14. Not Your Dope “Indestructible (feat. MAX)”
15. Dirtyphonics “Boombox”
16. Riot Ten “Rail Breaker (feat. Rico Act)”
17. Paris Blohm “When The Lights Go Out (feat. LINNEY)”
18. Marnik & Miami Blue “Matador (feat. Marano)”
19. Matroda “BO$$”
20. Henry Fong “Young Hearts (feat. Nyla & Stylo G)”
21. Noise Cans “Standing (feat. ASTR)”
22. Stooki Sound “Burbs (feat. Bok Nero)”
23. Max Styler “Secrets (feat. CXLOE)”

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David Guetta & Afrojack join forces with Charli XCX and French Montana in the official music video for ‘Dirty Sexy Money’

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Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning DJ/producer David Guetta and fellow producer Afrojack join forces again with pop polymath Charli XCX and hip-hop boss French Montana on their mega-collaboration ‘Dirty Sexy Money’, launching the official music video today after a successful lyric video reveal which has already cultivated over 10 Million views.

The official “Dirty Sexy Money” video, directed by chart-topping British songwriter Charli XCX and Sarah McColgan, is equal parts raw and sexy; portraying a story in which David Guetta stars as getaway driver, Charli XCX as the boss, Afrojack as the muscle and French Montana as the explosives expert. The track has currently amassed 50 Million streams and the first live performance at the 2017 MTV EMA’s was a huge success.

With the release of the official music video one thing is for certain: it will heat up the cold days before the holidays.  David Guetta will head out to Colombia and the US for live dates in Miami on December 29 at LIV Nightclub and Brooklyn on New Year’s Eve at Depot 52 Warehouse, before he kicks off 2018 European Tour in Munich this January.

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VASSY & Afrojack team up for “LOST”

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After breaking into the Spotify viral charts in five countries and hitting #4 on Beatport in its first week, "LOST" has now accumulated over 3 million combined streams. Released by Armada Music, Vassy's new single “LOST” is made in collaboration with Dutch star Afrojack and Amsterdam-based producer Oliver Rosa, and may just require all three to clear some space in their respective trophy rooms.

A titanic team-up, brilliant composition and potential chart-breaker in one, “LOST” traverses the pop and dance music realms while remaining emotive and progressive at its core. Catching fire through the warmth of VASSY’s eruptive vocals only to see it’s burning flames kindled by its infectious piano chord stabs and well-crafted builds, “LOST” proves a song the whole world could lose itself in.

In an exclusive interview with fashionado, VASSY talks fashion, personal style, working with Afrojack and what's in her future:

fashionado: We live in a world where Image sometimes is everything. What image are you looking to portray to your fans a one of the leading vocalists in the world today? 

VASSY: I like to stay natural and be myself not trying to Portray any image in particular but one that shows people I’m comfortable in my own skin and proud of who I am and embrace all my qualities as a woman.

fashionado: As your fame and popularity climbs do you feel there is a greater focus on you and your personal style? 

VASSY: Yes. I do sometimes I feel like just being a bit of a tomboy other times I want to put on my Ferragamo stilettos and a fancy dress. It depends on how I feel; I like to just be true to myself and not force anything when it comes to style and fashion.

fashionado: How did the collaboration with you and Afrojack happen and what's the inside scoop on what it took to place? 

VASSY: We met a couple years back on a project and always talked about working on a record together so it was an organic process and this was the right record to work on. He’s cool, talented, easy to work with and he was very supportive.

fashionado: With the success of 'Lost' what is on the burner for you musically for 2018? What projects do you have in the works and will we see you on the MainStage singing 'Lost' during Ultra and Miami Music Week? 

VASSY: I’m working on my solo projects and I do have a couple of collaborations: one with Tiësto and one with Armin van Buuren & so on... Yes, you might see me in Miami :-)

fashionado: The cover of 'Lost' is stunning. When selecting the wardrobe for the cover did someone put it all together for you and if so what was their name, or did you put it together and if so what look did you want it to convey for the fans of your music? 

Yes I had an idea of what I wanted to wear. I wanted to do all black, slick and simple, a little lacy and feminine but strong. I worked with the stylist Madison Dixon based here in Los Angeles, she was so much fun to work with.

fashionado: If you had to pick who would your Top 5 fashion designers in the world? 

VASSY: This is tough!
I love Chanel - bags and make up.
Ferragamo for shoes. 
Ted Baker for (more) bags.
Prada for sunglasses.
Wow Couture for sexy clothing - they make incredible things that works for women with curves.
Express for cool shirts, believe it or not!
Adidas for sporty stuff.

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Steve Aoki Reworks Oliver Heldens’ Hit Single “What The Funk (feat. Danny Shah)”

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Oliver Heldens’ funkified hit “What The Funk (feat. Danny Shah)” gets an electro house face lift from Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki, premiered on Billboard. Upping the ante with festival synths, big room drums and revved up basslines, Aoki takes Heldens’ groove on a neon future workout. The record marks the second project between the two powerhouses, following Heldens’ official remix of Aoki’s Bad Royale collaboration “$4 Million (feat. Ma$e & Big Gigantic).”

After signing with Spinnin' Records in 2013 at just 18, Oliver Heldens has been unstoppable. The Dutch wunderkind catapulted into dance music’s elite after breakthrough single “Gecko” caught the eyes and ears of legendary tastemakers Tiësto and Pete Tong. After revamping the original with the vocals of The Voice U.K. contestant Becky Hill on “Gecko (Overdrive),” the record became platinum-certified, eclipsing U.K. Charts at #1, and has since amassed 171 M+ on-demand streams to date. After premiering his Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, Pete Tong named the rising star “one of the breakthrough producers of the year,” while Rolling Stone touted him as an artist to watch in 2014. Heldens now globally broadcasts his Heldeep Radio show on BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, in addition to residencies at prestigious venues in Las Vegas. A wearer of many hats, the young artist also produces under his darker house persona HI-LO, released under his label Heldeep Records.

Possessing an illustrious catalogue with countless chart-topping hits, award-winning electronic producer, entrepreneur, mogul and DJ Steve Aoki stands as one of contemporary music’s most timeless multi-hyphenates. Finishing off 2017 on a high note, Steve Aoki recently put out “All Night,” his entrancing buzzworthy collaboration with Lauren Jauregui from Fifth Harmony. The single hit #1 on iTunes overall in 14 countries and #1 on the iTunes Dance Charts in 30 countries. A week later, Aoki joined forces with Korean-Pop supergroup BTS on an official remix of “MIC Drop” featuring Desiigner. Taking the world by storm, the rework peaked at #1 iTunes Overall in 44 countries while the remix video is #1 trending on YouTube, quickly surpassing 32M views. “All Night,” "MIC Drop,” and “What The Funk” follow Aoki’s critically acclaimed hip hop album KOLONY, which feature songs with Migos, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert and more.

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WiDE AWAKE Debuts New Single “How It Go (feat. Indiah)”

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London-based duo WiDE AWAKE team up with rising vocalist Indiah on genre-bending single “How It Go.” Crescendoing ambitious synthesizers and sultry vocals into an epic drop, the single merges trap, R&B and pop together into a euphoric production.

Ever since first stepping onto the scene in 2015, CJ Beatz and Jordan Crisp (better known as WiDE AWAKE) have proven that they are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. In addition to notable production credits for Stormzy, Pitbull, and Will Smith, WiDE AWAKE has released numerous high-profile originals including their latest single “Down Up” featuring Wiley. Their tracks “Ready” and “Love Me (feat. Jacob Banks)” currently sit at 18M and 15.5M on-demand streams respectively, with the former frequently played by EDM heavyweights The Chainsmokers and Tiësto during their live sets. Through their unique sound, a fusion of rhythmic trap with bass, grime, and hardstyle, the duo has also earned support from Steve Aoki, Skrillex, RL Grime, Hardwell, and more. “How It Go” marks WiDE AWAKE’s third Dim Mak release in the past year, following their Lady Bee collaboration “Savages (feat. Doctor)” and their New Noise single “Crown” with UNKWN.

Growing up in a musical family where both her parents and two sisters were singers, 21-year-old Indiah has been surrounded by the craft ever since she was born. Her music draws upon her diverse British, African American, Czechoslovakian, and Native American heritage, creating a truly one-of-a-kind sound. After years of uploading acoustic covers on YouTube, the singer-songwriter released her first single “I Got You” in October of 2016. The track earned praise from The 405 and Wonderland with the latter calling her music, “a harmonious blend of catchy electro synth and trap inspired high-hats seasoned with some soulful pop vocals.” Although Indiah’s career has just begun, there’s no telling where her raw talent will take her.

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