Published Mar 06, 2009Back before Steve Aoki was an internationally known celebrity DJ, his label, Dim Mak, released some amazing post-punk records from the likes of Envy, Das Oath and From Monument to Masses, among others. As Steve Aoki's tastes have evolved over the years, so has the label, which is now focused more on dance-oriented music.
Aoki has his hands in the old and new with the announcement that Dim Mak has signed All Leather. The trio, which are comprised of the Locust's Justin Pearson, Some Girls' Nathan Joyner, and Jung Sing of the Mexican band Maniqui Lazer, play a sort of jagged, damaged version of electro that filters four-on-the-floor beats through their own manic post-punk. The result is a sound that the label calls "a dark and erotic dance over shards of glass," whatever that means.
While the band are at work on their debut album, they are also fast getting remixed by Bloody Beat Roots, Vice Cooler, Otto Von Shirach, Nic Sarno, Congorock, MSTRKRFT and others, as well as booking a world tour. The band will also be performing at Dim Mak's SXSW day party on March 20.