On Tuesday Feb 2nd, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed the list of musicians up for Canada’s most prominent music prize, The Juno Award. Autoerotique & Max Styler’s “Badman (Torro Torro Remix)” was nominated alongside standout records from A-Trak, Katranada, Diplo & Sleepy Tom, and Keys N Krates for the 2016 “Dance Recording of The Year” award. The track has dominated the dance floor and the web, amassing over 6.6 million Spotify streams and becoming the staple soundtrack to viral Internet videos. Its feature in prominent vlogger Evelina’s “How To Dress Like A Badass” tutorial has received 720K+ plays on YouTube and it has surpassed 20 million loops on Louis Giordano’s Vine.
On the heels of this exciting nomination, Autoerotique is thrilled to announce the first single from his forthcoming Kids Don’t Care EP, “AUH”. Dropping Feb 12th, 2016, the bass-house heater contains a flurry of military percussion and rising synths, with titular vocals from Leah Culver.
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.
Auto’s 2015 was chock full of hits and big social media numbers. Upon releasing “LYAOF” on Kaskade’s Arkade label, the video of Instagram / Vine personality tranceprncess shuffling to the beat went viral and has racked up over 8 million views. He followed that up with the deep house cut “Count On You” on Armada Deep. The year ended with a one-two punch starting with a free download of “The Sound (ft. Major Lazer)”, which has racked up close to 1 million SoundCloud plays and earned the “certified house banger” title from This Song Is Sick, and the pumping single “I Get Up” on DIM MAK.
2016 is looking to be another strong year for Autoerotique. Hot off a Juno Award nomination, he is thrilled to roll out original music as well as exciting remixes and collaborations on Dim Mak.