Based in Los Angeles, California, Steve Aoki is the founder of hipster electro record label DIM MAK RECORDS whose artist roster boasts A – list acts such as MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, The Klaxons and The Gossip, and can also be credited with discovering Bloc Party. As a producer, Aoki has worked on official remixes for many highly acclaimed artists including Michael Jackson, The Killers, Chris Cornell, Snoop Dog, Duran Duran, and Lenny Kravitz.
He won the prestigious Billboard Magazine’s Best Mix album of 2008 for his debut release Pillowface, and his airplane chronicles a mix album that includes exclusive remixes, guest vocals and overdubs by a vast array of artists including Erol Alkan, Spank Rock, Santigold, Kid Sister, Justice, Soulwax, and Uffie.
Aoki is currently involved in a number of exciting collaboration projects with release dates set in 2010, these include RIFOKI (with Bob Rifo from The Bloody Beetroots), Colossus (with Boys Noize & The Faint), Hello, Goodbye / Rocket (with Laidback Luke), and “Brrrap” (with Armand van Helden).
He has rightly earned a reputation as one of the top DJs in the Electrohouse scene and has won numerous awards including DJ of the year (Paper Magazine), Best set of the Season (Ibiza Awards) & Best Party Rocker DJ (BPM Magazine). Not satisfied with crouching behind the DJ Booth, his ferociously energetic live sets add fuel to the music as he drives the crowds’ energy into a frenzied state with a mix of stage diving, live vocals and other debauched antics. Aoki is at the forefront of the new-age dance scene, playing to sell out crowds across North America, Europe, Asia & Australia.
Also involved in fashion, his own label DIM MAK COLLECTION has been active since 2004 and is stocked across the globe. He has developed lines for KR3W Apparel, Supra Footwear, headphones for WESC, and in ‘09 sunglasses with KSUBI, headwear with NEFF, bags with Burton, & a brand new mens/women’s range with his sister Devon.
You are cordially invited to meet Steve Aoki as he shares his thoughts on the world of electronic hedonism at an intimate gathering at the Red Bull Studios on Friday night.