Steve Aoki

Climbing Up The Charts: Steve Aoki’s Wonderland album has reached No. 10 on iTunes Top Albums!

Tim Gauthier

With the instant and early release of Steve Aoki’s new full-length album, we are proud to announce Wonderland as the 10th ‘Top Downloaded Album’ on iTunes, passing up Coldplay and Florence + The Machine! The attention surrounding this release couldn’t be more appreciated. Steve has made the giant leap in creating a release that’s sure to please all types of listeners. Wonderland is packed with an array of genres featuring world-class collaborations with Wil.I.Am, Travis Barker & Kid Cudi, Afrojack, Lil Jon, LMFAO, The Exploited, and many many more!

Wonderland, the ‘Bonus Track Version’ is now available for purchase on iTunes, featuring three additional tracks; Turbulence ft. Lil Jon (Radio Edit), No Beef ft. Afrojack & Miss Palmer, and Travis Barker’s Misfits.

Get your extended copy of Wonderland on iTunes today!
– iTunes: http://bit.ly/AOKI_WONDERLAND

Official 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)
14 – Turbulence (Radio Edit) (ft. Lil Jon)
15 – No Beef (ft. Miss Palmer & Afrojack)
16 – Misfits (ft. Steve Aoki)

REFUSED: They’re baaack…

Tim Gauthier

New Noise (feat. Refused) – Single

 

We had a band once, in Umeå. We would pile in a van, like every other punkband, and thunder off in pursuit of friends and glory in some basement in front of 20 people, 50 people, in towns 4-5 hours away. Sometimes there would be more than a hundred people and we would later in the week refer to that as a “big show”. We were ambitious, but we didn’t think of it as a career. We never made any fiscal sense whatsoever during 7 years of touring. Like most punkbands, it never occured to us to even try. We had a scene, we had some politics and we had just a hint of artistic ambition. True to our swedish roots we got very serious very fast. And then suddenly we got good. It’s a delicate path to tread for precocious twentysomethings anywhere on the planet, but this particular bunch didn’t make it. And that was fine. Most enterprises in life are unrelated to incredibly violent rock music.

It’s been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We’ve all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we’ve all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. We’ve sort of looked down from our high horses and made fun of people who’ve just wanted to share the psychopathic intensity that we would deliver on a nightly basis in our post-pubescent prime. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us. Too much other shit to do.

But then Kristofer got his degree from the Swedish opera academy, Jons medical studies began drawing to a close and Dennis and David started a new hardcore band together. Finally, after a decade and a half hiatus, Kristofer picked up the guitar again. Which made David want to play the drums again. Which in turn led to all four of us suddenly making new music in assorted constellations. As all this was brewing, Coachella got in touch. There were a couple of phone-calls, lots of skepticism, some hesitant enthusiasm before one of us basically said: “– This is ridiculous. There are friends of ours who would murder close relatives just to go see bands there. Let’s just do it, one last time.” And with that, socialist fag-loving pc scumbags were on the road again.

We never did “The shape of punk to come” justice back when it came out, too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there’s this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who’ve kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes.

We feel that you deserve it and we hope the feeling is mutual.

See you in the pit. Refused

#1 Tech Site in the world posts about Steve Aoki and his album Wonderland, Turntable.fm & Sol Republic!

Tim Gauthier

Listen to Steve Aoki World Premiere Tracks on Turntable.FM Right Now

Musicians streaming and debuting tracks online is nothing new, but using Turntable.FM as an outlet for those songs is somewhat unheard of. Yet, that’s exactly what Steve Aoki is doing, being the first established musician to premiere two brand new tracks on the social music service for the first time.

Aoki’s been a mainstay in the LA electronic scene for the last half-decade or so, will be playing in his Turntable.FM room starting now. 200 people at a time can hop in the room and give them a listen (and if you want to see behind the scenes there’s also a Ustream channel here). Furthermore, Sol Republic is involved in this, and are giving away free headphones during the listening session. So hop on over and check it all out. – Gizmodo

Check out the full post here.

The Holidays just got happier – Steve Aoki’s Wonderland now out a week early!

Tim Gauthier

Great news for you hardcore fans, Steve Aoki’s “Wonderland” will be released a week early, exclusively on iTunes January 10th.

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)

Wonderland will be available for purchase on iTunes January 10th, will a follow up release worldwide January 17th. In the meantime, check out some of the latest singles from the release on the Dim Mak Records YouTube channel.

DJ Vs. Wild #4 w/ Steve Aoki Victoria Island CarBarge

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki takes you on another episode of DJ Vs. Wild This time into Victoria Island BC Canada on a car barge in a lake. He meets up with fellow Dim Mak dj mate Autoerotique on the car barge and they show you how to survive in the wild!

Dim Mak Studios Voted Top “Club Party” of 2011

Tim Gauthier

L.A. Weekly has presented us with a great year-end update: We have been elected as one-of-the top club parties in Los Angeles for 2011!!! Ranked in at number 5, here is what their staff had to say about our weekly event:

“Haters will hate, especially when it comes to successful DJs and their long-running “hipster” haps. Say what you will about Steve Aoki, he’s done something very, very right with his Dim Mak empire. We’ve been writing about the guy since well before he started his popular Tuesday night at Cinespace, and at the height of its popularity, too. Believe that his enthusiasm for music and people is 100% real, not douchey. Dim Mak Studios took over the back room at Cinespace last year, and continues to bring out the biggest names in rock and electronic music.”

For you L.A. Natives, be sure to check out our weekly event, Dim Mak Studios, hosted every Tuesday off Hollywood Blvd. After 7 strong years, carrying a notable history of major headlining and supporting acts like Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Lil Jon, and Justice, we are only setting our paces to hosting your most memorable night.

Visit dimmakrecs.com/events or “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/dimmaklive for all up-coming events.

Design a t-shirt for Steve Aoki!

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki Nominated for PETA Award!

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki nominated for PETA’s Libby Award as Breakthrough Artist of the year! The polls are open until December 23rd, so be sure to show your support by voting online now!

Vote Here: http://features.peta2.com/libby-awards-2011/

More Info: http://thenjunderground.com/blog/2011/12/10/man-overboard-steve-aoki-gabe-saporta-nominated-for-peta-awa.html

Behind The Scenes: Dim Mak x Lil Jon Collaboration T-Shirt Photoshoot

Tim Gauthier

Check out the behind-the-scenes footage from the Dim Mak x Lil Jon collaboration t-shirt photoshoot, featuring Steve Aoki and Lil Jon, live at Dim Mak Studios on Hollywood Blvd!

Make sure you grab this limited edition collabo-tee before they sell out — Available now on the all new Dim Mak online store: shop.dimmak.com

… Available in all sizes, Black and White.

Steve Aoki plays out all new Felix Cartal, ‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’

Tim Gauthier

From his up-coming album ‘Different Faces’, Steve Aoki plays out Felix Cartal’s latest single “Don’t Turn On The Lights”. For more news on the single, check out the Dim Mak Records release page at: Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights | Available Dec. 13th!

… Available for purchase on Beatport and iTunes December 13th.