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Thursday, June 28, 2012




Preview the Album:

01 Amun - Intro
02 Amun - The Machine
03 Amun - Multiply
04 Amun - Landscapes
05 Amun - Frozen
06 Amun - Streets
07 Amun - Nebula
08 Amun - Fragile
09 Amun - Outro
10 Amun - Blanc [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Amun is a bass music DJ and producer based in Bradford, UK. Formerly having released tracks under the name 'White Noize' and currently still producing under his alias, 'Grave Robber', Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz is proud to announce the release of Amun's debut LP, 'Future Music'. This 9-track album is a highly experimental journey through difficult-to-classify forms of future bass music. Pushing the envelope with countless different styles and influences, Amun is definitely one to keep a close eye on in the future that is future bass music. 'Amun - Future Music' is OUT NOW in all major online stores including Beatport, iTunes, Juno, and more.

Production by Amun:

Released by Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz:

Artwork by Ashleigh's Abstractions:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Atem. - Grey EP [Free Download]

The world has become terribly monotonous. Everywhere there are unchanging streets and appalling housing. The same tired uniformity exists all around- horribly nauseating and sterile… People have grown dreadfully cruel. There is a chill on kindness. Certainly humanity does not know how to live. It has degenerated terribly, and has sped toward the abyss.

Atem.’s Grey EP evokes a sense of disillusionment, struggle, and isolation in the midst of the deterioration of the world around us.
Musically, he cites Burial as a major influence. This is particularly evident in the dark UK Garage flavour of the rhythms, and the crackle and chill of the title track. He also identifies Nine Inch Nails as the source of inspiration for “Nearly There.”

Atem. weaves in snippets of bittersweet mournful re-pitched R&B vocals from the likes of Diana Ross, and other, more obscure, sources. (He explained to me that his mother was fond of Motown music).

At the heart of this record are washed-out soulful chords and delicate piano melodies, which can be heard on “Plaster,” “Nearly There,” and “Hanna.” (Atem. has been playing the keys since infancy.) The melancholic piano reflects a period of imbalance and frustration experienced by the artist during this records construction. While composing the Grey EP, he moved away from his hometown, ran out of money, went through periods of withdrawal from creativity, and faced the disappointment of a consuming romance that ultimately never got off the ground.

In the German language, “atem” means “breath.” And so, we might interpret his moniker,“Atem.”, to signify the cessation of the breath. As the artist related to me, “the period signifies a stop; hence- stop breathing.”
Atem. is Keith Stewart; a young artist based in Vancouver, B.C.
The Grey EP was mastered at Transition Studios (London, UK). The artwork was created by Brian Harries (Vancouver, CAN).

~Alexander Wolfe

DOWNLOAD the Full Release HERE:
Atem. - Grey EP

Atem. | Grey EP - Free Download by Atem.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

30 Richest DJ's in the World

Found this list on Celebrity Networth and thought it was worth sharing as it'd be a great way to depress a majority of us DJ's out there...

#30: Afrojack Net Worth – $2 million
#29: Markus Schulz Net Worth – $2 million 
#28: Darude Net Worth – $2.5 million 
#27: Kaskade Net Worth – $3 million 
#26: Martin Solveig Net Worth – $3 million 
#25: Eric Prydz Net Worth – $4 million
#24: Swedish House Mafia Net Worth – $4 million each
#23: Gareth Emery Net Worth – $5 million
#22: Avicii Net Worth – $6 million
#21: Skrillex Net Worth – $8 million
#20: ATB aka Andre Tanneberger – $8 million
#19: Calvin Harris Net Worth – 10 million
#18: Deadmau5 Net Worth – $12 million
#17: Benny Benassi Net Worth – $14 million
#16: Carl Cox Net Worth – $15 million
#15: The Chemical Brothers Net Worth – $15 million
#14: Ferry Corsten Net Worth – $18 million
#13: Steve Aoki Net Worth – $20 million
#12: Fatboy Slim Net Worth – $22 million
#11: David Guetta Net Worth – $25 million
#10: Moby Net Worth $28 million
#09: Daft Punk Net Worth – $30 million each
#08: Pete Tong Net Worth – $30 million
#07: Judge Jules Net Worth – $40 million
#06: Sasha (DJ) Net Worth – $40 million
#05: Armin Van Buuren Net Worth – $40 million
#04: John Digweed Net Worth – $45 million
#03: Paul van Dyk Net Worth – $50 million
#02: Paul Oakenfold Net Worth – $55 million
#01: DJ Tiesto Net Worth – $65 million

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Dumbing Down of Electronic Dance Music

The Dumbing Down of Electronic Dance Music

Once almost exclusively an underground movement, electronic dance music (EDM) is now embraced by a mainstream pop audience. Accordingly, some of the new, radio-friendly music feels meek and calculated, especially when it's spun at high-energy festivals: The complex rhythms and synthesized orchestrations from a variety of sources that gave texture and a sense of adventure to the music now sit equal, if not secondary, to pop and hip-hop vocals. But there's a fear that hitting the mainstream will have a corrupting effect on EDM.
Once almost exclusively an underground movement, electronic dance music is now embraced by a mainstream pop audience. But as Jim Fusilli explains on Lunch Break, there's a fear that hitting the mainstream will have hurt the genre. Photo: Getty Images.

"If somebody said to me: Play 'The Time of My Life' by the Black Eyed Peas and throw your hands in the air, I couldn't do it," said Carl Cox, a veteran DJ and producer. "If you gave me $10 million, I couldn't do it."

There's also a growing sense that some newcomers to giant EDM festivals (the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas beginning Friday, for instance, is expected to draw more than 300,000 people), or those who spent time in the dance tent at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, still prefer songs they've heard on the radio to on-the-spot DJ mash-ups or the varying forms of EDM known as house.
Carl Cox during the 2011 North Coast Music Festival in Chicago.

Some DJs are reaching for pop stardom. David Guetta's 2011 album "Nothing but the Beat" featured vocal performances by Jennifer Hudson, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj and Usher. Five of the album's tracks scored high on Billboard's top-singles charts. When Mr. Guetta spun at Coachella in April, he leaned heavily on his pop productions. Similarly, the highlight of Calvin Harris's pop-minded set at the same festival was an appearance by Rihanna, who turned up to sing "We Found Love," their collaboration from her 2011 disc "Talk That Talk." But the backing tracks built by Messrs. Guetta and Harris are cliché-riddled, white-bread house that don't represent the best of the genre.

Said Norman Cook, the veteran DJ and producer who works as Fatboy Slim: "David Guetta and others took it out of the underground. Everybody is trying to ride that wave. They're just trotting it out."

For some of today's biggest EDM names, the preferred workshop is the recording studio rather than a nightclub riser. Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, a 22-year-old from Stockholm and an emerging EDM superstar, said: "I didn't come up from DJing, where you're doing 300 shows a year. I feel pretty free, but I want to cater to everyone. I can't play house for two hours."

EDM artists in pursuit of a larger audience are also exploring new venues. Last December, Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden. Avicii's next tour, beginning on Thursday, is booked in arenas—not clubs—in the U.S. and Canada. "I stay pretty true to my own music, my own sound," he said. "It's pretty improvisational, but I have a plan."

As EDM and its related events continue to grow, an audience may be developing that wants nothing more than predictable, middling entertainment. Given the new audience's response, why would big-name producers go back to old-school DJing that requires concentration and knowledge of a vast musical database? At festivals, with the computerized lasers and frenetic lights ablaze, a producer can slap on one of his hits and walk away until it's time to press a laptop key to start the next one. But Mr. Cox finds all that contrary to the DJ ethos. "I'm not Carl Cox the hit player," he said. "I find I have to work hard for it. I have no idea what I'm going to play when I start."

A few old-school DJs, who once spun vinyl albums that they carried around in crates, see a bright side to the rising popularity of EDM. They believe a significant portion of the audience will soon tire of pop-electronics and migrate to something more spontaneous. Richie Hawtin, who referred to himself as a DJ with a classic approach, called it "cross pollination." "I'm optimistic," he said. "This new generation of producers are getting a new generation of people into the sound of electronic music."

Said Mr. Cox: "I'm 50 years old now. I grew up with vinyl, a needle on a record. Turntablism. I'd play a blend of disco with funk, soul and house with a 909 drum machine," he added, referring to a primitive device. "Am I supposed to dumb down to the idea that all I'm doing is pressing a button?"


Mr. Fusilli is the Journal's rock and pop music critic. Email him at or follow him on Twitter: @wsjrock.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Demure EP Artwork Contest - Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz


Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz & Demure are holding an artwork competition in the month of June (2012) to give new and established graphic designers a chance at gaining some great exposure and winning some quality free music. Designers are to improvise, taking the songs from the release as inspiration:

1) Lamb - Butterfly Effect (Demure Remix)
2) Demure - Misunderstood
3) Demure - Submerged

1) One submission per person.
2) Designers may use any medium(s) they choose, but all submissions MUST be submitted at exactly 1500x1500 pixels. Any submissions not meeting these size requirements will forfeit their chance of winning the competition.
3) Designs may not infringe on anyone else's copyrighted works under any circumstances. By submitting your design, you agree that the artwork submitted is 100% your own original work.

4) Please include the following text/info on the artwork:
Luminescence EP
...Also, please include the Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz Logo on the artwork. You can download various logos in .PSD, .PNG, and .JPG format HERE:

5) All submissions must be sent to NO LATER THAN Sunday, July 1st. Please attach your design to the e-mail and provide us with your FULL NAME.
6) All submissions will be featured on the Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz Facebook page as soon as they have been received and approved, so if there are website and/or fan page link(s) you'd like us to include with the design, please provide them in the e-mail as well (this is not a requirement, however).

1) The top three finalists will receive a FREE COPY of Demure's EP.
2) The winner will have his/her design featured as the Official artwork for Demure's EP.


Please connect with Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz & Demure at the following links: