Ahead of his forthcoming “Kids Don’t Care” EP, Dim Mak’s Juno Award-nominated Autoerotique unleashes the second single from the EP, the bass house beast Ratchet. Available now as a free download on Soundcloud, the tune embodies its title, as Auto injects his signature dirty house sound into an arrangement of grimy wubs and mean percussion patterns.
Ratchet follows AUH, the first single off the EP that Autoerotique shared via This Song Is Sick. Of the record’s premiere, TSIS lauded, “Autoerotique once again delivers another high energy club ready heater.”
February’s been huge for the producer, as the Torro Torro remix of his hallmark hit with Max Styler, Badman, was nominated by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) for Dance Recording of The Year at the Juno Awards. Certainly a deserving candidate, Badman has dominated the dance floor and the web, soundtracking viral video content from Internet stars like Evelina (with 720K+ YouTube plays) and Louis Giordano (with 20M+ Vine loops). No stranger to viral beat making, Autoerotique’s LYAOF on Kaskade’s Arkade label racked 8 million views this past fall when Instagram/Vine personality tranceprncess posted a video of her shuffling to the beat.
Doubling as A&R for DIM MAK, Autoerotique remains a crucial part of the label’s history. In 2009, he made his label debut with Gladiator, a track that was remixed by the legendary late DJ AM & Steve Aoki, AC Slater and Klever. Since then, he’s remained a permanent fixture on the Top 100 charts – his landmark track Feedback with Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike peaking at #3 on Beatport’s Overall Top Ten tracks.