14
Mar

EDM.com Artist spotlight

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   Ever since EDM.com and Dubstep.net was first established, it has always been a huge accomplishment for an artist to be featured on their network. Last week, I was taken by surprise when I noticed ‘The Shark’ (my collaboration with Imagin8) was featured on DrumNBass.net, an extension of The EDM Network. 

We watched as our views, favorites, and followers exploded in numbers as the days went on. 10,000…30,000…50,000 plays. By the end of the week, ‘The Shark’ managed to receive over 100k plays with downloads to match - all in just 7 days. I can’t express how much I appreciate the love and support I’ve received thus far, especially to all EDM blogs keeping the music alive. THANK YOU!

Check out ‘The Shark’ by Dakota & IMAGiN8 on The EDM Network and DL it for free on SOUNDCLOUD.

01
Jan

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Hey ya’ll,

Another year has flown by!! 2013 has ended on a great note. It’s crazy to think how much has happened within the course of a year for me. I’ve met some great people, played at amazing venues, and met so many awesome fans. I’ve gained so much support from my city and I thank you all for that. I promise to give back as much as I can in 2014!! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

-DAKOTA

25
Oct

CATCH DAKOTA W/ RUSKO, FIGURE & CRIZZLY!

DON’T MISS DAKOTA W/ RUSKO ON NOV. 2ND and W/ FIGURE & CRIZZLY ON NOV. 23rd AT CONCORD MUSIC HALL IN CHICAGO, IL !!

NAVIGATE TO OUR SHOWS TAB FOR MORE INFO.

09
Aug

New Show Dates Added!

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North Coast Music Festival brings back DAKOTA for the second year in a row! Catch him on Saturday, Aug 31st. from 3pm-4pm on the local stage!

-COMING SOON-  Dakota will be playing with NETSKY on Sept. 19th 2013! Details TBA.

03
Jun

NEW TRACK ALERT!

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Since I first heard Boston-based producer iMAGiN8’s trap record ‘Turn Up’ which was featured on TrapMusic.net, I immediately knew I had to work with this guy. A couple weeks after contacting him, we managed to fuse both of our styles together and create a huge Drum & Bass track called ‘The Shark’. Today, we are releasing it as a FREE DOWNLOAD!

                                                    Enjoy.

28
May

V.I.Peeps Interviews Dakota + Show Announcement!

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Dakota is a young (20) DJ/producer/artist from Chicago that has been making alot of noise (pardon the pun) in the scene lately due to his bass-heavy dubstep, and trap productions.  We hired Dakota to bring the bass to one of our parties in early June and thought I’d take the time to sit down and get to know him a little better.  Here is how that panned out …

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04
Apr

IBROSTEP.com / SPRING AWAKENING 2013 EXCLUSIVE MIX + INTERVIEW

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Nick Isasi via iBrostep.com:

Festival season is getting closer and closer every day, and I know I’m not the only one excited about it. As part of our pre-coverage, I wanted a quick way to showcase some artists on the lineup, but at the same time bring attention to at least a few DJs on the local lineup that not everyone may be familiar with. And starting off our first edition of iBrostep exclusive festival mixes and interviews is none other then long time friend of the site, Dakota.

You may recognize Dakota’s name from the remix competition we hosted with him earlier in the year, and frankly I wanted another opportunity to work with this young aspriring producer and DJ. So before you check out and download his mix he made for us, check out this short interview and learn more about Spring Awakening 2013 artist, Dakota.

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09
Mar

Kick The Machine Remix Contest Winners Announced!

Well, It’s been a month, and we are finally ready to announce our winners.

First of all, on behalf of iBrostep and fans alike, thank you all for making this such a hard decision. When I decided to team up with iBrostep and have them host this competition, we did not expect the feedback we did. We received 31 total submissions, and narrowing it down to the best 15 was nearly impossible. I was losing sleep narrowing it down to the best 3. We recruited the help of some great blogs like Young Girl Party and The Dankles to help us narrow down the choices. We based our judging off of, originality, creativity and use of stems.

Please believe me when I say, this was not an easy choice. We didn’t want to make this contest one of the many “Get the most facebook likes, and you win our prizes contest.” We really took a lot of time listening to them all, slowly knocking some off the list. If you didn’t win, please do not let that discourage you. keep making music, keep sending it to us. As much as we love to host big names on this website, we love being able to post music that our readers create.

Without further ado,  here our are winners

In 3rd place, Llulagan

Valorous is our runner-up

And our grand prize winner is Wali Finkbeiner, all the way from Argentina

Thank you all so much for making this competition a success for iBrostep and I. iBrostep hopes to be apart of more remix competitions, as I do also. Thank you all for showing me what you guys can do. Keep creating music, keep sending us music. We love you.

Winners will be notified via E-mail.

We love you

-iBrostep and Dakota

02
Mar

New Track Alert!

On Valentines day, Kat Von D sent her lover Deadmau5 a cover of his song “Ghosts N’ Stuff” as a gift. Her soft vocals and triumphant background synths inspired me to create a remix!

This 140 bpm track changes up the original song and creates a deep, emotional heartache with hard hitting drums and screaming basslines to feed your filthy needs.

FREE DOWNLOAD!

05
Feb

SAMF 2013 Lineup Announcement!

The first wave of the much anticipated Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 lineup has been announced today, bringing you two epic headliners - Bassnectar and Calvin Harris. As you move down the list, your eyes will catch a glimpse of some other stellar artists such as Figure, Krewella, Zeds Dead, and…wait…who else you ask? DAKOTA!

That’s Right, Dakota will be playing at SAMF 2013 in Chicago at Soldier Field. More event details coming soon! Stay Tuned!

About

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Dakota is a 21 year old producer/DJ from Chicago. He has been producing and recording music since the young age of 14. In his breakout year of 2011, Dakota was introduced to the world of EDM. Since then, he has caught the attention of thousands of fans, and has earned the respect of other DJ's by proving his diversity and becoming a popular icon in the underground EDM scene. Armed with an artillery of heavy bass which trademarks his unique style, Dakota is steadily climbing to the top and proves that he will be there to stay.


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