Steve Aoki

Jay-Z’s Life + Times Interviewed Steve Aoki

Tim Gauthier

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.

Photos: RollingStone posted some photos from Ultra Music Festival

Tim Gauthier

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 tears up the MTV Woodie Awards! (Dim Mak Tank Available @ Dim Mak Shop)

Tim Gauthier

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.

Steve Aoki tears up the MTV Woodie Awards!

Tim Gauthier

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.

Watch Steve Aoki’s Latest Video “Heartbreaker” On MTV!

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki’s “Heartbreaker”, the third video off his latest full-length album Wonderland, is now available to watch on MTV and MTV.com!

With the MTV Woodies around the corner, MTV is in full swing with all things Aoki-related; starting with the premiere of his brand-new video “Heartbreaker,” featuring Brazilian singer Lovefoxxx. Guest DJ Danny Masterson is on the ones and twos as Lovefoxxx takes us back to the ’70s — it’s roller-skating time, y’all. Lovefoxxx seduces a few grimy-looking dudes at a trippy roller rink with a glowing neon heart radiating from her chest. But in the end it’s Steve Aoki’s soupy black heart that rests in his chest that she wants. (That’s always my problem, too.) Lovefoxxx sings over a light electro beat, “Would you let me be your heartbreaker?” Cue the big streamer party — everyone lives happily ever after. (Again, Los Angeles.)

Don’t miss Steve Aoki when he performs at the mtvU Woodie Awards March 18 on MTV and mtvU, watch his “Heart Breaker” video featuring Lovefoxxx.

Steve Aoki Performing Closing Set At MTV’s Woodie Awards!

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki will close MTV’s reformatted Woodie Awards at South by Southwest March 15, following the likes of Childish Gambino, Santigold and A$AP Rocky on stage.

“I’ve never done an awards ceremony, so I’m actually really honored to be a part of it,” Aoki told TheWrap. “It’s an amazing time where underground music can break out and crack the mainstream code without playing by the conventional rules. I’m really really happy that MTV has opened up its doors to electronic dance music.”

MTV created the Woodie Awards to showcase up and coming or “underground” artists. Past top winners at the event include the Killers, Lupe Fiasco and Kings of Leon.

“It was created to be the antithesis of the big, glossy music awards that exist, to recognize more emerging, cutting-edge artists having success in their own right,” Amy Doyle, MTV’s EVP of Music & Talent Strategy, told TheWrap.

Last year, they moved it to the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, hosting an awards show one day and a festival the next.

This year they combined the two into an all-day event, culminating in the awards show. Along with the new format, they chose to shine a light on EDM, a burgeoning genre (or group of genres) that has made its way into the mainstream.

Find out more details on the MTV Woodie’s and Steve’s performance here.

Featured on Hypetrak: Steve Aoki – A Decade to Wonderland

Tim Gauthier

Believe it or not, it has been ten plus years in the making for Steve Aoki’s debut album Wonderland to release. Quite astonishing considering the success he has had with music over the years with this live set tours, and notable works as a DJ and producer. It should be noted though that his new album pulls together a groundbreaking lineup of features that include KiD CuDi, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Lil Jon, Travis Barker, LMFAO – all of which he points out are close friends of many years. The Wonderland album is out now and while he has embarked on his North American tour soon making its way to Europe. We met up with the time-tested artist and conversed about his new record, his visions and plans for it… (via HYPETRAK.COM)

Read the full interview here.

 

Contest: Bring Your “Soundtrack To Life” with SOL Republic & @dimmakrecs

Tim Gauthier

We’d like to start by sending a big THANKS to all 20k+ Twitter followers at @dimmakrecs!!

As mentioned earlier in the week, an official contest is underway to give back to all our eager fans that have supported us over the years. We would like all followers, old and new, to send their version of the “Soundtrack To Life” video for a chance to win Free SOL Republic Headphones!

With music casting such an important and varying reflection to each of our lives, we want you to share the ‘soundtrack’ that encompasses who you are. Send us your “Soundtrack To Life”. Take a creative approach to where music has influenced you, and put it to video…

The Details:
– Send us your version of Steve Aoki’s “Soundtrack To Life” video, via YouTube or Vimeo
– This video could be anywhere from 30-seconds in length to 10+ minutes, we’re not putting a timer on creativity!
– You can always refer to Steve Aoki’s submission for more insight on the overall concept
– Videos must be uploaded & submitted by March 14th

The Prize:
– One winner will be chosen between Steve Aoki and Dim Mak Records
– Free SOL Republic Headphones will be sent to the winning submission
– Steve Aoki – Wonderland CD

How To Send:
– Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo
– Send your entry via Twitter by mentioning @dimmakrecs with a hashtag #DimMakGiveaway

Good luck to everyone! We look forward to seeing all of your submissions!

 

Current Submissions




Steve Aoki – Ladi Dadi (Angger Dimas Remix): Free Download!!

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki’s remix compilation for Ladi Dadi released today and now Steve’s offering a Free Download of the Angger Dimas’ remix — Available for all fans today!

Grab your high-quality download, available below.

Dim Mak Records Nominated As “Best American Record Label”

Tim Gauthier

The International Dance Music Awards, or IDMA has nominated Dim Mak Records as the “Best American Record Label” for their 27th annual awards show:

“On behalf of the Winter Music Conference Directors and the IDMA Advisory Committee we are pleased to confirm your nomination for the 27th Annual International Dance Music Awards.

Dim Mak is nominated for:
Best American Record Label”

VOTING
Nominees are currently posted on the WMC website at: http://www.wintermusicconference.com/idmaballot/nominees/

The online voting Ballot is currently posted at: http://www.wintermusicconference.com/idmaballot/finalballot/

Voting ends March 1, 2012

THE 27TH ANNUAL IDMA’s:
As one of the most anticipated annual events on the global dance music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the dance and electronic music industry) the IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 206 countries and territories to honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. The awards event is an industry program highlight at the center of the WMC week, one of the most anticipated gatherings on the music industry calendar assembling music professionals, artists, DJs and press from 70 countries. Another unique aspect of the IDMAs is the convergence of industry legends and emerging talent alike. As part of its mission statement to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs place particular emphasis on innovative artists and industry. As trends in the industry develop and change, the IDMA’s will continue to serve as an essential platform for career launching appearances.

Steve Aoki In Mexico, Live March 6th!

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki will be performing live in Mexico City, March 6th at the Jose Cuervo Salon. For more details on the event, visit the official Ticketmaster page here.