Dim Mak Relaunches New Noise As Free Music Discovery Site
March 5, 2015 at 12:07 PM (PT)
DIM MAK RECORDS initially started the NEW NOISE brand as a platform for sharing new music from emerging artists. After releasing five annual compilations (with its most recent volume nominated as one of BEATPORT’s 2013 "Compilations of the Year”), NEW NOISE will become a bi-weekly, free-download model based on single tracks.
NEW NOISE’s latest iteration takes cues from DIM MAK’s historically diverse musical catalog, careening through bass-heavy future house beats, hip-hop heaters, indie rock grooves and experimental live electronica fusions among the infinite genre-crossing possibilities. As the record label responsible for launching the careers of legendary acts across the musical spectrum such as BLOC PARTY, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS and DEORRO, DIM MAK is dedicated to a forward-thinking discovery objective with NEW NOISE’s free releases.
“I’m so excited to announce the transformation of NEW NOISE into a free model,” commented DIM MAK founder STEVE AOKI. “I’ve never liked the idea of putting up barriers to new music discovery, and even with my own material I always make full track streams available on SOUNDCLOUD. The 'new' NEW NOISE will allow fans direct access to crucial new sounds curated by myself and the DIM MAK crew.”
L.A.-based producer GHASTLY kicks off NEW NOISE’s free release future with his bassline house opus “Every Night.” The release follows an unprecedented run of hype for the 22-year-old transplant, who has become a fixture in the city’s burgeoning underground scene, boothing up as EXCHANGE’s resident DJ and frequenting tastemaking venues like AVALON and SOUND.
NEW NOISE releases will be available as two-week free downloads/SOUNDCLOUDE full streams, in addition to being available on iTUNES, BEATPORT, SPOTIFY, AMAZON and GOOGLE PLAY.