Steve Aoki

Deadmeat Tour T-Shirt Remix Contest: The Entries Are In, Vote Now!

Tim Gauthier

After the submission close for Steve’s ‘Beard Tee Remix Contest’, we counted over 100+ amazing entries! From January 25th through the 31st, we’re allowing the public to vote on their favorite t-shirt entry, crowning the winner with the official People’s Choice Award:

The two highest voted artists will each receive:
• Two tickets to a Steve Aoki concert date nearest to their location (travel and accommodation not provided)
• Exposure for their design which will be featured on Steve Aoki’s Facebook page
• One pair of Sol Republic headphones
• An exclusive Dim Mak merchandise package (including a Dim Mak t-shirt, a copy of ‘Wonderland’ and assorted stickers)

The winners of both Steve’s Choice and the People’s Choice will be finalized on the 31st, with an announcement to the winning submissions on February 15th.

… And good luck to all our entries! We’re blown away with all you’re creativity!!

Steve Aoki – Ladi Dadi (Remixes) | Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy: Steve Aoki – Ladi Dadi (Remixes)


Steve Aoki – Ladi Dadi (Part II) feat. Wynter Gordon (Remixes)
 
Steve Aoki continues to make waves with his next musical offering: a fantastic selection of remixes by Autoerotique, Angger Dimas, Tommy Trash and Pixel Cheese for his latest single “Ladi Dadi” featuring Wynter Gordon from his debut artist album WONDERLAND.

Available now through Ultra Music/Dim Mak, the five remixes run the gamut of tricked out to powerfully progressive. Check out a sampling above.


 

For more info on Steve Aoki visit his webpage here.

Steve Aoki’s “Wonderland” Available To Stream On MuchMusic.com

Tim Gauthier

MuchMusic.com has launched a full-album stream of Steve Aoki’s “Wonderland” release on their website, featuring all 13 of the iTunes ‘top-charted’ tracks. If you have yet to purchase your copy, this is a perfect way to preview what’s in store on “Wonderland”.

Las Vegas, Surrender Your Chips to Steve Aoki!

Tim Gauthier

Las Vegas Review-Journal talks on Steve Aoki’s residency at Surrender, include his Vegas side-hobby; Poker.

DJ-producer Steve Aoki describes himself as “a poker nut” who mingles with the pros, winning as much as $20,000 and losing as big as $5,000.
Aoki — performing tonight at Encore’s Surrender — says the adrenaline surge he gets from winning is the same rush he gets from recording a song.

“When I finish a track that’s an absolute banger,” he says, “you get that same feeling as when you go all-in on a hand, someone follows suit, and you know you’ve beat them.”

Read the full article and interview here, at www.lvrj.com

Bruce Lee+Malcolm X+Music = Dim Mak’s Revolutionary ‘Wonderland’

Tim Gauthier

Buzzine.com got with the boss-man Steve Aoki to discuss the recent (unexpected) success of “Wonderland”; the remarkable new full-length album to reach a height of Number 9 on the iTunes Top 10 Albums.

“Ever since his college days at UC Santa Barbara, Steve Aoki has been something of a modern-day renaissance man. Party Promoter, Producer, DJ, Label Owner, Activist, Designer, and Manager are all titles that all could be reasonably added to his Dim Mak business card, if he so desired, but when Buzzine’s Stefan Goldby headed into the Hollywood Hills to visit with Steve at his Wonderland Studios, the stated topic was something new: Aoki’s brand new debut artist album of all-original tracks.
Pulling together contributions from musicians as wide-ranging as Travis Barker, Lil Jon, Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Kid Cudi, The Exploited, and Lovefoxxx (CSS), Wonderland serves as both notice of the arrival of a major new component of an already successful career, and a peek into the world of its creator. Just hours after the album was released digitally, and fresh off a plane from Vegas, Steve Aoki shared the details of his journey so far, beginning with music and spinning out into his thoughts on the music industry in 2012; the past, present, and future of Dim Mak’s world; and the philosophy and inspiration that his independent entertainment empire is founded upon.”

Read the full interview with Steve Aoki and Buzzine online here.

Purchase your copy of Wonderland today, available on both Beatport and iTunes.

Yahoo! Music talks on Steve Aoki’s “Ladi Dadi” video, with official Behind The Scenes footage!

Tim Gauthier

Yahoo! Music has featured Steve Aoki’s newest video for “Ladi Dadi”, featuring Wynter Gordon, with an exclusive premiere of the behind-the-scenes footage. Get the full report, including the original video by visiting Yahoo! Music here.

“I clicked on the link for Steve Aoki’s “Ladi Dadi” video featuring Wynter Gordon, hoping for a remake of Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s many times remade beatbox classic “La Di Da Di.”
But just as quickly as the electro rhythm and Wynter’s opening lyrics, “Dim the lights,” signaled that this was not a cover, I was intrigued by the dimly-lit, dinner scene that suggested something sinister was about to take place.

Within 50 seconds, the sultry Gordon has crawled across the dining room table and kicked Steve Aoki in the face, knocking him onto the floor, where she proceeds to unleash on him a WWF-styled beatdown.”

“Ladi Dadi”, included on the full length album, “Wonderland”, is now available for purchase on iTunes and Beatport.

For more information on Steve Aoki’s “Wonderland” release, visit http://www.dimmak.com, or http://www.steveaoki.com

Dim Mak Live & Deadmeat Tour: The Ticket-Giveaway Has Begun!

Tim Gauthier

As many of you seen, Dim Mak Live and Deadmeattour.com kicked off the official ticket giveaway, gifting tickets to loyal fans across each stop of the tour. For entry, one must visit the Dim Mak Live Facebook page, and comment on the event of their choosing. Winners are selected at random and given a free pair of tickets, one pair per stop.

This weeks winners have been chosen! Congrats to all of you;
– 1/19 Phoenix, AZ: Lauren M.
– 1/20 Santa Barbara, CA: Richard B.
– 1/21 San Francisco, CA: Alex O.
– 1/22 Chico, CA: Nick S.
– 1/23 Reno, NV: Katie W.
– 1/24 Salt Lake City, UT: Lorri B.
– 1/25 Aspen, CO: Ben C.

For your chance to win on any of the upcoming dates, be sure to visit Dim Mak Live’s Facebook page and comment on the event you wish to attend! It’s as easy as that. Don’t wait around, you could be the next winner!

Good luck!

Video Premiere: The Making of Steve Aoki’s “Wonderland”

Tim Gauthier

Of his latest album Wonderland, Steve Aoki said, “This album is a spectrum of music that influences me.” That’s part of what makes the project so interesting. The party-starting DJ has shown off his skills on all types of production, and for Wonderland he brings it all together for an eclectic union of music and guest features ranging from Kid Cudi to Rivers Cuomo.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Steve Aoki giving some insight into the making of his first full-length album. During the video you’ll see a man who has been lit on fire, a Skype conversation with Lil Jon, and Aoki in a Native American headdress explaining how some of the songs came about.

Get Aoki’s Wonderland here, and check out the schedule for his Deadmeat tour here.

Elektro Exclusive Q&A: The Voice of EDM, Polina: “To be successful at anything it has to come naturally”

Tim Gauthier

Polina Goudieva is the vocalist you’ve heard on the anthems of countless EDM stars such as, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Felix Cartal, Kaskade and Avicii, just to name a few.

She took time out of her busy singing schedule to lend her voice to ElektroDaily.com for this exclusive interview. Find out the story behind the woman in front of the beats.

At what age did you start singing? As long as I can remember. I was always putting on my mom’s costumes (who is a Russian pop singer of the late 80′s-90′s named Anka) and singing. At first thought I was on a career path of a classical pianist. So I didn’t start singing seriously until I got into writing and producing when I was 15.

Where did you grow up? Moscow (Russia) – New York

How did where you grow up shape you as an artist today? Spending a part of my childhood in Europe (before coming to the US) during the electronic/dance music explosion that was happening there at that time definitely didn’t leave me untouched. I’m very big on real songs but have always gravitated towards dance/electronic sound. I feel like what I do today is a marriage of the two worlds.
Who have you worked with? I have collaborated with Kaskade, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Alex Gaudino, Felix Cartal, David Morales, Moguai and many others. And have written for Sean Kingston.

How did the Sean Kingston song come about? I was in a writing session with a NY writer, Duane Harden, one day and he played me 16 bars of a Sandy Vee track that later became Sean’s single ‘Sleep All Day (Party All Night).” The hook was written on the spot. A few months later my publisher (Ultra) called me to say that production team Stargate got attached and Sean Kingston was cutting the song. It went on to become No 8 in the UK.

The girls from Nervo went from behind the scenes to DJing. Would you ever consider becoming a DJ or just stick to singing? If my live show calls for DJing at some point I’ll be open to it. I think to be successful at anything though it has to come naturally.
Your latest track with Felix Cartal is getting some great reviews from around the net. How did this collaboration come about? Steve Aoki sent me Felix’s track (who is an artist on Dim Mak). I went into the studio next day, wrote and cut vocals for “Don’t Turn On The Lights” and it was done!

Who are some artists that you would like to collaborate with? I would love to work with Calvin Harris.

What can we expect from you in 2012? A few guest vocal collabs with the likes of Tiësto & Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, PDT, The Kinetics, Moguai and my own release, which I’m very excited about!

Favorite drink? Tea.

What was your scariest groupie moment? During a live show in France, someone grabbed me and tried to pull me off stage. I was wearing 6-inch heels on top of my 5’11″ frame and barely missed a long flight to the floor.

If you can have one superhero power, what would it be? In my mind I am supergirl.

What DJ would you like to:
Hug? Afrojack. He’s so tall and very huggable.

Party With? Swedish House Mafia.

Sing with over a track? Running out of DJ’s whose tracks to sing over LOL. My own track.

What was the first job you ever had? As a kid… singing on a jingle for a yogurt commercial that received an award for most TV plays ever and haunted me for years.

Read the full story at Elektro Daily.

Steve Aoki – Wonderland // Out Now Everywhere!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Steve Aoki – Wonderland

 
Wonderland
 

Steve Aoki – Wonderland
Release Date: January 10th, 2012 **iTunes Exclusive
Release Date: January 17th, 2012 **Worldwide
 
Get ready as Aoki is readying the next stage of his incredible music career with his first proper full-length release with Wonderland, bringing a lifetime’s worth of passion for bands, DJs and artists of all stripes he has met and/or worked with over the past two decades to the forefront.

Wonderland is far from your average dance music collection of singles. The record bristles with fresh-sounding collaborations beyond club jams that light up VIP sections from Moscow to Miami, featuring world-class collaborations with LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am, and many others!

Tracklisting:
01 – Earthquakey People (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
02 – Ladi Dadi (feat. Wynter Gordon)
03 – Dangerous (feat. zuper blahq)
04 – Come With Me (Deadmeat) (feat. Polina)
05 – Emergency (feat. Lil Jon & Chiddy Bang)
06 – Livin My Love (feat. LMFAO & NERVO)
07 – Control Freak (feat. Blaqstarr & Kay)
08 – Steve Jobs (feat. Angger Dimas)
09 – Heartbreaker (feat. Lovefoxxx)
10 – Cudi the Kid (feat. Kid Cudi & Travis Barker)
11 – Ooh (feat. Rob Roy)
12 – The Kids Will Have Their Say (feat. Sick Boy with former members of The Exploited & Die Kreuzen)
13 – Earthquakey People (The Sequel) (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
 

For more info on Steve Aoki visit steveaoki.com.

BASSNECTAR – DIVERGENT SPECTRUM REMIXES (Steve Aoki’s Remix and Free Download)

Tim Gauthier

This pack kicks off with a collaborative remix I did with my good buddies TERRAVITA. We traded the files of “Upside Down” back and forth for a few months, and the final master that Seth did makes this one of the loudest, wildest drops to date!

After that is a remix of “Red Step” by none other than Dim Mak‘s label boss, STEVE AOKI. A definitive electro house banger with a beefy halftime drop, he has been the only DJ with this weapon for a few months; now it’s yours too.

Up next is a collaboration with Amorphous Music artist ILL.GATES who spent a few days in the Bassnectar Labs this summer building synthesizers and samplers with me in Ableton. As we worked and geeked out, we built this drum & bass version of “Voodoo”, which then became a staple of my sets for the last fall tour.

The fourth track comes from long-time friends and collaborators, THE GLITCH MOB, who took “Head’s Up” into dubstep territory, with the unmistakable glitch-bass flavor.

Another mix of “Voodoo” follows; this time the basitions of creativity known as BEATS ANTIQUE flip the original into an antique bass version with live instrumentation and some surprises.

We decided to include the full version of “Color Storm” in this package since it was never properly released, and this rounds out the package.

We hope you enjoy!!!! Free bass to heat up your winter bodies, tiding you over until the next full release – the VAVA VOOM EP is set for launch April 2012!

-BASSNECTAR

World premiere of Steve Aoki’s Ladi Dadi video, featuring Wynter Gordon on RollingStone.com!

Tim Gauthier

Early this morning RollingStone.com premiered the new video for Steve Aoki’s Ladi Dadi, featuring Wynter Gordon.

“Dance producer Steve Aoki teams up with “Dirty Talk” songstress Wynter Gordon on “Ladi Dadi,” the second single from his album Wonderland. The track’s sultry house sound is punctuated with grinding dubstep notes on the chorus, adding some drama to the four-on-the-floor beat.
The music video for “Ladi Dadi” further ratchets up the drama – Aoki and Gordon play characters straight out of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, taking turns trying to seduce and kill one another.”

“This was the first time I ever got to do action [in a music video],” “I loved the entire experience, especially our amazing balcony- diving, stair falling stunt doubles!” ~ Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki’s Wonderland is available now on iTunes.