“Whatever the sound, whoever the artists, whenever the release occurred, the one thing that’s stayed throughout Dim Mak’s history has been the love of the music.” – Red Bull
Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2016 offers a selection of the best tracks that the label has to offer from the past year. Featuring a powerful collection of hits ranging from trap and future bass to dancehall and electro house (and everything in between), the package features artists like Steve Aoki, Rain Man, Keys N Krates, Ookay, Garmiani, Botnek & Snails, Autoerotique, Swanky Tunes & Far East Movement, Bok Nero & Jahlil Beats, Dirtyphonics, Max Styler, MORTEN, Henry Fong and many more.
Filled with twenty-one originals, the compilation exemplifies a diverse catalog of music released over 2016, the year which Dim Mak celebrated it’s 20th anniversary. Live Toronto-based trio Keys N Krates kicked off the year with their phenomenal Midnite Mass EP, spawning an extensive international tour of the same name and hit single “Nothing But Space (feat. Aqui).” Stockholm’s Garmiani followed in February with festival favorite “Bomb A Drop,” which eventually became the No. 1 most-played track at Tomorrowland. In March, Rain Man skyrocketed the charts with his single “Bring Back The Summer (feat. Oly),” hitting No. 5 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart (both U.S. and Global), just as the Dim Mak 20th Anniversary tour kicked off in Miami Music Week and SXSW.
Dim Mak stayed red-hot going into the summer, as bossman Steve Aoki dropped his celebrated 4OKI EP, led by standout collaborations from Autoerotique (“ILYSM”) and Shaun Frank (“Dope Girlz”). Moving into fall the records kept coming, as Philly flame-spitter Bok Nero unleashed his debut EP Lorde of Legions, featuring production from Jahlil Beats. 2016 closed out on a high note with Max Styler’s debut full-length album Heartache and Botnek’s Buffering… EP, the latter of which contains the monster Snails collaboration “ur 2 cool.”
Stay tuned for the Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2016: Remixes package on the horizon, and keep your eyes peeled for more groundbreaking music as Dim Mak pushes the needle even further in 2017.