With the immersion of Dim Mak’s finest at Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland, there were too many memorable portions of the night; from Autoerotique’s debut of several unreleased tracks, to Felix Cartal getting 10,000 fans to sing along to “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, we could only close things out with a bang — literally. Steve Aoki brought out the friend and collaborative drummer, Travis Barker to perform their latest single “Cudi The Kid” off Wonderland.
Dim Mak has been taking hold of the iTunes Top Dance Charts, with 3 albums charting on the Top 40 spots; Both Steve Aoki (Wonderland) and Infected Mushroom’s “Army Of Mushrooms” Pre-Order are back-to-back at No. 23 and 24! Datsik’s recent release has immediately shot up since it’s world-debut, currently residing at No. 10!
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Some of you might not know this but Steve started out in the Hardcore punk scene. Actually the first ever dim mak release was a hardcore ep. After releasing A hardcore single with Bob Rifo as Rifoki his Album Wonderland was a logical step to again introduce part of his roots Amsterdam’s Sick Boy also came from a background of loud guitars so when the two decided to collaborate on “The Kids will have their say” it was inevitable that it would be a loud in your face track with a punk influenced attitude.
What would be cooler then having people play on it that influenced Generations of kids to pick up a guitar or drumsticks? Here’s a Lil info on “Big” John and Erik, the guitarplayer and drummer on the track.
The San Diego Sports Arena held one of the very-last Deadmeat Tour stops, with 2 special guests including Zedd and Steve Angello. NBC San Diego caught up with Steve backstage before his flight to Las Vegas to discuss his upcoming show schedule, festivals, playing multiple shows in one night, and his love for Southwest Airlines.
See Steve Aoki and Lil Jon close out the night before jet setting to Las Vegas in NBC’s exclusive interview.
Steve Aoki, Dim Mak Records, and Australia’s Power House; “Your Friends House”, recently hooked up to give the readers of YFH and the loyal followers of Dim Mak the chance to win a stack of merchandise for being a little bit creative…
01. Give your own creative take on the words ‘Dim Mak’. You can draw it, sketch it, trace it, stencil it, paint it or anything else you want. Just be creative and write the words ‘Dim Mak’ anywhere you choose. Be creative!
02. Take a photo or scan it, and send it across to us via email@example.com before May 5th!
SO WHAT DO YOU WIN?
01. Signed Steve Aoki SOL headphones02. A stack of Dim Mak merchandise03. A copy of Steve Aoki’s Wonderland album04. Double pass to Dim Mak event of your choice
Check out the new video for ‘Cudi The Kid’ ft. Kid Cudi & Travis Barker! Single & Remixes in stores April 10th.
Now that the dust of Austin, TX has settled, the editorials recapping the month-long SxSW event have started to appear. Jay-Z’s “Life + Times” had managed to get ahold of Steve during his SxSW performance, to touch a little more on the January-release of “Wonderland”
It’s a Friday night in Austin, Texas and the air is abuzz with people from every corner of the globe looking to get a bite of SXSW’s musical offerings. Steve Aoki, one of electronic dance music’s biggest DJs, producer and founder of Dim Mak Records, closes out the mtvU Woodie Awards with a high intensity set and unexpected drop-in from Lil’ Jon to perform “Turbulence.” After the performance, Aoki, clad in graffiti jeans and a loose Dim Mak tank, looks more like he just walked off a plane from Los Angeles instead of a humid, hot Texas stage after an energetic DJ set. Here, Aoki sits with Life + Times to talk about everything from the future of dance music to his fashion collection.
Read the full interview at lifeandtimes.com here.
“Too many DJs. No, really, way too many DJs.”
… I think the right amount was applied here. Miami really jumped off in a big way for Dim Mak. After the first official party hosted at Mansion, with guest performers including the boss-man Steve Aoki, Datsik, Joachim Garraud, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, and many many many more, we decided to drag out the night into an all-day pool party, hosted at Dream Hotel.
Sidney Samson, R3hab, Joachim Garraud, Felix Cartal, Alvin Risk, and others joined Steve Aoki while he literally turned a swanky pool-club into a mini Ultra Fest-
“We popped by the Dim Mak party at the Dream South Beach’s Highbar just in time to randomly run into XS co-owner Jesse Waits, who was holding court with DJs including R3hab and Steve Aoki. XS is part of Steve Wynn’s collection of Las Vegas nightclubs, and Wynn made a monster announcement earlier in the week about 34 exclusive DJ residencies, including Tiesto, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. Wynn, no doubt, is one of the largest forces financing the DJ craze in America. Vegas, in general, is responsible for keeping so many of the biggest international DJs well-fed. Both Wynn and the group behind Vegas clubs Marquee, Tao and Lavo (which ran the VIP tables at the Ultra Music Festival) flew huge banners above the beach to remind visitors of that.
Aoki jumped into the DJ booth and was soon joined by Lil Jon. Aoki took off his shirt, climbed into an inflatable raft, got thrown in the pool and jumped back into the booth, soaked. S.S. Aoki fans were delighted. Not long after, Afrojack (who brought girlfriend Paris Hilton) joined Aoki in the booth.”
With all the craziness that went down in Miami this past week…RollingStone managed to snap a few photos for their site.
See the photos they snapped of Steve below, click here to see the full set.
Steve Aoki gets carried away by the crowd during Ultra Music Festival 14 at Bayfront Park in Miami on March 25th, 2012.
Steve Aoki strikes a Karate Kid pose at Ultra Music Festival 14 at Bayfront Park in Miami on March 25th, 2012.
Steve Aoki took the MTV Woodie Awards by storm last week with a blistering performance to cap off the night! Check the videos below for the insane action! The crowd were treated to multiple cakings, Aoki’s signature champagne showers and appearances from friends Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang and Dillon Francis!
Visit shop.dimmak.com to check the Dim Mak Logo Tank as worn by Steve on the night.