When I perform, I don’t think about the haters, the Internet trolls, or anyone else. I care about giving the person in front of me something they won’t forget. And that’s why I bring the cake and raft out.
Where do I begin?
I haven’t had a chance to really to speak about all the controversy around my on-stage entertaining: DJing vs. The Cake (which includes the cake, the raft, the champagne, the stage dives…the entertainment part of the show). The haters and the trolls have always used me as an excuse to make fun of something that is out of the ordinary, something that doesn’t necessarily make sense to them. For whatever reason, I have always been a target that people love to attack. From not being American enough as a kid growing up in an all-white neighborhood, to not being indie enough for the die-hard hipsters in my 20s and now today, not being a “real DJ” for the electronic music purists…
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Hosted By Mark The Cobrasnake
This weekend, Dim Mak X Cobrasnake & Friends are bringing back one of our 08’ traditions: The Cobrasnake + Dim Mak Yard Sale. In 2010, PAPERMAG’S Camille Rousseau described the Cobrasnake Yard Sales as, “notoriously epic feasts of decadence, good music and genuinely fantastic thrift store pieces,” calling for Cobrasnake Yard Sales “4ever.” This Saturday, The Cobrasnake is bringing his party to Dim Mak’s very own office—just like the good ol’ days. The sale will include vintage pieces from the Cobra Shop, discounted Dim Mak apparel, and sales from other brands TBA this week.
– First 50 People Get Chipotle Burritos!
– Ice Cream from the Heartsrevolution Truck!
– Red Bulls Gives You Wings!
– $5+ Apparel – Vintage – Giveaways –
– Stickers – Limited Edition
– Spinning Punk Rock – Indie Rock – Throwback Hip Hop – & More
Saturday, July 26th
11am – 5pm
4953 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90028
Everything Must Go! Cash Is Encouraged!
Dim Mak | Cobrasnake | Red Bull | Chipotle | Heartsrevolution
Steve Aoki & Dim Mak are sending one young aspiring DJ to the coolest, most unique summer camp ever! If you are a DJ between the ages 13-17 you can enter the Dim Mak contest to win a scholarship to Camp Spin Off which takes place July 27th – July 31st in Ojai, California. Steve & Dim Mak will be choosing one lucky camper to attend the only sleep away summer camp teaching teens the art of DJing and music production.
This one-of-a-kind week long summer camp will provide campers with an incomparable experience that will allow them to hang with & learn from established DJs and will include everything from intense workshops and classes to pool parties, DJ showcases, outdoor activities and more! (All housing, meals and equipment will be provided).
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Dim Mak & Camp Spin Off Scholarship Contest
The Camp Spin Off & Dim Mak Scholarship Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on June 25th, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on July 4th, 2014 (“Contest Period”).
Contest is offered only in the United States to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), who are at least 13 years old up to 17 years old during the duration of camp: July 27th – July 31st 2014.
– Participants are responsible for transportation to and from camp in Ojai, CA.
– Parent or legal guardian must give written approval to attend if chosen as a winner.
– Participants cannot apply if they have attended Camp Spin Off in any previous year.
Scholarship Application Submission – You may participate by going to www.dimmak.com and downloading the Scholarship Application.
a. Limit one (1) application per person, Contestants must meet all eligibility requirements.
b. Complete the application fully & return by any of the following:
Fax: (213) 402-2752
Mail: Camp Spin Off Scholarships
4600 Polaris Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Steve Aoki & Dim Mak staff will select the winner from all the entries received. Winners will be posted on: http://facebook.com/dimmakrecs by July 10th 2014.
1.1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER: One (1) winner will be selected to receive a scholarship to attend one week at Camp Spin Off. Approximate total retail value: $750.
1.2 Winners are responsible for their own travel to and from camp located in Ojai, California. Winners who are not able to provide their own travel to and from the camp will be disqualified and an alternative winner will be chosen in his/her place.
1.3 The final winner will be notified by the contact information provided in contest entry. The winner will have seventy-two (72) hours from the moment such notification is issued to respond to such notification by following the instructions provided therein.
1.4 Winner and his/her guardian or parent will release and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliated and subsidiary companies from liability for personal injuries, loss or damage, including death and property damage resulting from acceptance, possession, use of prize, or occurring while traveling to or from, or participating in any related activity at the camp.
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Neil’s day 3 iPhone photos are here! This set includes some army dudes, huge crowds, Rob Ford and some trippy shat. Take a look below and stay tuned for the full galleries we’re posting on our Facebook later this week! Millions & millions of photos! #DimMakEDC
The PLUR continues as you can see in these photos from #DimMakEDC Day 2. Things were definitely getting weird in Las Baegas, per usual, according to this set from Neil Favila. Can’t wait to see what Day 3 will look like. #hopetheyaremorefocused
A little look into some of the highlights of Day 1 of #DimMakEDC. Aoki, cakes, babes, bums, fun rides and potty breaks. Check out the photos and stay tuned for tomorrows series.
P.S. check out Aoki’s handyman work fixing a light at Wet Republic. J/K #SELFIE
The Dim Mak crew is headed to EDC Vegas this weekend. Amongst this year’s epic lineup, Dim Mak’s very own Dirtyphonics, Clockwork, Steve Aoki and more will be throwing down all week. Not only will you get an exclusive pass to hang with these Dim Mak artists, BUT we’ll also be bringing you an inside look from friends like Carnage, Borgore, R3HAB, and more. Those of you who have been to EDC know the craziness that is about to ensue, and Dim Mak will be there to make sure you don’t miss a second of the madness. Follow the crew on their epic journey to Vegas, including daily recaps, behind-the-scenes, ratchet babes, pool parties, and life on the strip with the hashtag #DimMakEDC. Check back daily to get your dose of EDC done the Dim Mak way!
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When you put Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, and Steve Aoki together, you know you’re in for a good time. While the video for “Wild Out” features an epic party as well as some forays into a psychedelic world, the making of the video was a party itself. Go behind the green screen and see what the guys get up to when the cameras aren’t rolling. While it might be disappointing to realize that there aren’t ACTUALLY pizzas flying through space, the on set antics might be entertaining enough to let that fact slide.
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Last Thursday at SXSW, Dim Mak was honored to host The ILLMORE, one of the most exclusive SXSW after parties with past performances from some of the biggest names in new music including MACKELMORE, DIPLO, WIZ KHALIFA, STEVE AOKI, ZEDD, KENDRICK LAMAR, A$AP ROCKY, and CHANCE THE RAPPER. Produced by famous rap blog The ILLROOTS and Austin-based promotion company ScoreMore Shows and presented by Scion, The ILLMORE last Thursday featured a special dj set from boss man Steve Aoki followed by performances from artists such as OG Chase B, DJ Mr. Rogers, Brenmar, LOUDPVCK, G-Eazy, Dom Kennedy, Robb Bank$, Casey Veggies, Future, and more. Enjoy the recap gallery below!
Photo Credit: Chris Carrasquillo
Wow! We didn’t have a clue what to expect with our #DimMakPizza photo contest but you guys killed it! Thanks to everyone that submitted your #DimMakPizza photos…you guys got more creative with pizza than we usually do with cake. It was a very tough decision but we were able to pick 6 winners. These lucky fans will receive a PizzaShirt.net t-shirt as seen in The Deathset “Soar Away” music video.
Memento: an object kept as a souvenir or reminder of a person or event.
Steve Aoki hosted a fan art opening last night at the Scion AV Installation in Los Angeles. The opening, titled “Mementos”, displayed 8 remarkable pieces of fan art created by a handful of his kick ass fans from all over the world. The pieces are representative souvenirs from Aoki’s successful career in music. They are reminders of the people that matter the most to that career: the coolest fans on the planet.
In addition to the 8 pieces of fan art, all created on various mediums, the exhibit features an original piece by Dev N Gosha inspired by none other than Steve Aoki. Outside of the exhibit, a Scion car Aoki helped design sat on display.
The line was out the door as guests were eager to get inside to meet Steve and see what he had in store for them. Unlike some of their other interactions with Steve, this time, fans in attendance wouldn’t be met with a cake to the face. Just some pretty cool and inspiring fan art.
The exhibit will be open from March 12 to March 30, 2014. Viewing hours are from 12-7pm Tuesday through Sunday.
Rolling Stone magazine captured some exclusive behind the scenes photos of Steve Aoki’s homecoming show at the Shrine in Los Angeles last weekend. The show was extra special for Dim Mak’s founder with all of his L.A friends and family there to show support and party with him on this Aokify America Tour stop. The gallery captures everyone who was out celebrating including Steve’s mother, sister and old friends like Kid Cudi and Mike from Linkin Park. See all the photos from before, after and during the show with Steve’s own commentary on the Rolling Stone featured photo gallery.