This past Saturday, Dim Mak and The Well LA hosted the Shady Pool Party up in the beautiful hills of Hollywood (oh soooo cool). The event hosted LA’s hippest party goers, along with some the industry’s most familiar faces. We’d like to thank Red Bull for providing energy, The Cobra Snake and Rony’s Photo Booth for supporting the event, and the beautiful Saturday afternoon that we were blessed with!
… To begin with, Alec Empire has a history with Sony — he’d sued them for copyright infringement after another song was included in a Sony ad without permission, and he settled, still feeling ripped off. Part of his dissatisfaction was hearing his music in a commercial at all.
Now Sony was back in Empire’s life — and asking this time. Empire knew at once what he wanted to do.
“I was actually on the phone and had to slow down my pulse and breathe… so the excitement wouldn’t be audible in my voice.”
Read the full interview on wired.com here.
My rider is now public information and seems to be the talk on my Twitter timeline so I’ll break down some of the more juicier bits of it since people are asking.
I travel with a small crew. Usually I am with my road manager, videographer and now sometimes a photographer as well so at any given show I am with 2 to 3 other people that I have to take care of.
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Originally, I hadn’t planned on attending EDC – but a few days before the festival, my buddy Ryan gave me a proper pep-talk and convinced me to go, further telling me that “I wouldn’t be coming correct, If I didn’t attend”. It was decided, I was all-in for a bender of a weekend (which undoubtedly laid ahead). I reached out to my buddy Keith (Autoerotique), and sorted out credentials, so that I could bring my camera in without hassle. I’ve photographed numerous shows, gigs, festivals, etc…, but I’ve never been to / shot EDC. Naturally, I wanted to do something different with my photographs. A majority of the EDC photos that surface are typically edited in a similar manner, and shot from 1 or 2 perspectives: on stage (behind the dj) or from the crowd (facing the dj). In an effort to mix things up a bit, I decided to shoot the entire festival with my vintage 35mm film camera, while focusing on everything but the dj’s – more of a documentary approach.
Last year I was contacted online by some Anonymous activists regarding the Atari Teenage Riot song “Black Flags”. We collaborated on a viral video project that became a document of activism around the globe from the past six months. People sent in material from student protests in Chile, the Occupy movement, Anonymous and activists in Japan demonstrating against Tepco, the corporation responsible for the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
Steve Aoki will be at CRSVR Sneaker Boutique (pronounced Crossover), located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
For all the sneaker-heads; Not only will you be surrounded by the rarest of shoes, you will get the chance to hang with Aoki, pick up a special collab tee and check out brands like Supra, The Hundreds, Nike, Stussy, Diamond!
For all looking to attend, be sure you arrive early, and pick up your Limited Edition “Beard” Tee’s before they’re all gone!
Dim Mak & CRSVR Present Steve Aoki Meet & Greet
When: Saturday, June 9th, 2012 @ 2:00pm
Where: CRSVR – 2nd floor – The Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino (3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109)
More Info On CRSVR at www.crsvr.com
We present our new series, INTERLUDE! The Interlude soapbox will serve to highlight and dive into indie happenings and sounds of noteworthy talent, hand picked by our staff. A true pause, but we will still go H.A.M.!
Aspiring DJ’s ages 13-17 can enter to win a Dimmak Scholarship to the only sleep away DJ summer camp in the world! Steve Aoki will choose one lucky camper to spend an unforgettable week learning how to DJ, produce and more from the best. Camp Spin Off is located in Ojai, CA and will take place this summer from July 29th – Aug 2nd. For more information visit: www.campspinoff.com
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3pm. Dim Mak HQ. The day is getting tiresome as my hangover from my previous nights birthday celebration slowly fades. Krystal comes to my desk, demands I come outside with her to have a smoke. I am sitting pondering about stupid shit as always and out comes 100 of the finest american beers a poor hungover birthday boy could ask for. SUPRISE PARTY!!! Read more and peep the gallery