Steve Aoki

Rolling Stone’s Behind The Scenes at Steve Aoki’s “Heartbreaker” Video Shoot

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki, the Cobra Snake, Danny Masterson and Lovefoxxx take a breather between filming scenes for the video “Heartbreaker” which will be included on Steve’s new album ‘Wonderland’ due out early 2012. Check out more behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot at

MTV reports on the recent ‘Tornado’

Tim Gauthier

It’s been three years in the making, but fans of Steve Aoki are finally getting to hear the first couple of gems off his upcoming Wonderland album. Following debut single “Earthquakey People,” which features Weezer vocalist Rivers Cuomo, the electronic dance music DJ/ producer collaborates with one of the biggest brands in EDM today, or the past decade, for that matter: His latest song, “Tornado,” is co-produced by veteran icon Tiësto.

While the two producers may sound completely different in style, their coming together makes sense. Tiësto has had a sonic renaissance through popular partnering with folks like Diplo, Mark Knight, Kaskade, Hardwell and Marcel Woods, to name a few. And Aoki’s collabos with Nervo, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, the Bloody Beatroots and more have made him one of the most sought after touring DJs around the world. Importantly for each of their respective fanbases, “Tornado” feels equal parts Tiësto, and Aoki: a calculated result executed by two exceptional beat technicians.

Read the rest of the story over at MTV.

Beatportal Taste Test: Steve Aoki

Tim Gauthier

Ever wonder what Dim Mak impresario Steve Aoki was rocking on his Walkman back in the day? Or which rave was his gateway into dance culture? We invited the LA electro maven to take our Taste Test; read on for the results, including new music from Riton, Mustard Pimp, and more.

Steve Aoki’s collaboration with Tiësto, “Tornado,” is out today—hang onto your hats, and check it out here. (While you’re at it, check out Aoki’s I Love Techno and Earthquakey People charts.)

The only thing we’re still wondering about—what the hell was Jesse Pinkman doing at Identity festival? Did he take a wrong turn in his R.V.?

Read the whole Taste Test at Beatportal or by clicking here.

Tiësto & Steve Aoki – “Tornado” | Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Tiësto & Steve Aoki – “Tornado”


Tiësto & Steve Aoki – “Tornado”
Release Date: November 15th, 2011

“What I like about the track is that you hear both Steve Aoki and Tiësto style in it. It’s the loudest track I’ve ever worked on!!”Tiësto

“This is a tornado of a track. It’s got a twisted winding heavy drop and an epic open valley to let the track breathe to bring you right back into our TORNADO!!”Steve Aoki

Tiësto and Steve Aoki rouse to the peak of their electro-­‐powers to create “Tornado”, out as a Beatport Exclusive, November 15, 2011. Together, Aoki and Tiesto carve out an interstice of exhilarating sonics and weathered rhythms to lure you into the eye of their storm.


For more info on Tiësto & Steve Aoki visit their artist page here.

Atari Teenage Riot “The Collapse of History” Remix Contest

Tim Gauthier

With DJs and producers as varied as Fatboy Slim, Steve Aoki and Tony Senghore currently supporting their tracks, Atari Teenage Riot are one of the most exciting names in the scene. Recently released on Dim Mak Records, the’ve reignited their collection with a new album “Is This Hyperreal?”– described as an “acetylene laced documentation of ATR’s re-ignition after an eleven year silence” by

Produced, mixed, recorded with Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails) at ATR’s fourth studio release was made at the Hellish Vortex studio in Berlin.

As one of the lead singles from “Is This Hyperreal?”, “The Collapse of History” was one of the album’s many highlights. Throwing listeners for a complete curveball where Alec Empire flexes his early 90s hardcore influence by intertwining stadium sized jungle breakbeats with a national anthem. Now ATR, Digitial Harcore and Dim Mak Records have teamed up to offer you the chance to remix this modern classic.

A message from Alec Empire:
Atari Teenage Riot originated in the techno underground rave scene in the early 90s. DJing was what started the group’s activities. Since then a lot has happened. I keep meeting producers and DJs from all kinds of genres of electronic music who love ATR. The idea is to have the new single spread out to all those different areas and connect them! 🙂 When you remix the new song, do what feels right to you (as opposed to what you think ATR or the label might like).”

To get started on your remix, please visit the following outlets for all media, rules, and guidelines:
Official Remix Contest Website
Facebook Announcement
“The Collapse of History” Soundcloud page

Enjoy, and good luck!

Dim Mak & Steve Aoki featured in Scion AV’s Dance Zine

Tim Gauthier

In the latest Volume 4 issue of Scions online “Dance Zine”, both Dim Mak and Steve Aoki were on the spotlight, panning through the fast times of Dim Mak and its celebrated 15th birthday. Check out this and more with the complete interactive article here.

Official Video: Nervo – We’re All No One ft. Afrojack & Steve Aoki

Tim Gauthier

The London-based Australian songwriter, DJ and producer duo, NERVO, are back with an exciting addition to their recent collaboration with Afrojack and Steve Aoki. This is their debut video for their popular single “We’re All No One”, featuring lead vocals by Mim and Liv themselves!

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Steve Aoki’s Kid Cudi Remix Featured in Project X Trailer

Tim Gauthier

Project X is a comedy from producer Todd Phillips (director of Old School and The Hangover). The film hits theaters on March 2, 2012.

“The film follows a high school party that grows to massive size, and eventually gets out of control. Reports out of test screenings have called Project X “the new Superbad” and similar superlatives. Now there is a trailer that suggests that Project X will really be like watching one long high school party.” – /Film

Steve Aoki – Earthquakey People (Dillon Francis Remix)

Tim Gauthier

If you’re interested in knowing what I’ve been listening to all morning on repeat…Here it is.
Dillon Francis remix of Steve Aoki’s Rivers Cuomo-powered new single “Earthquakey People. Dillon is well known for his remixes and amazing club sound, he doesn’t let up one bit with this new masterpiece. Dillon has also dubbed this as his favorite remix so far.

Here’s a stream of my Steve Aoki remix for “Earthquakey People” coming out on November 22 on Ultra Records. Hope you guys like it, it’s my favorite remix I’ve done thus far in my career!! – Dillon Francis

“Earthquakey People (The Sequel)” has hit the Top 10 Spot on Beatport!

Tim Gauthier

Great things come in pairs, fortunately for us the Earthquakey People sequel landed Steve Aoki and Rivers Cuomo (of Weezer) on the Top 10 spot of Beatport for the month of October. Coming in at Number 8 on the overall charts, and Number 2 in the “Electro House” category, we are downloads away from being Number 1!

Make sure you visit Beatport and grab your copy of ‘The Sequel’ today.

Check out Rivers Cuomo’s Beatport Chart below…

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Atari Teenage Riot “Black Flags” – 2nd Video Edit Released!

Tim Gauthier

Fans are still submitting their videos for the Atari Teenage Riot viral video of the new single “Black Flags.” We now have the second version which includes cameo appearances by Steve Aoki and Boots Riley, along with more clips from Occupy Wallstreet, 99%, and a new exclusive message at the end from Anonymous.

Lets keep this movement going! Watch and forward to your colleagues and clients.

Message from Atari Teenage Riot:
“Atari Teenage Riot wants YOU to be in their viral video for “Black Flags.”

If you want to be in the video and show that you support the ideals mentioned above, please send us the following footage:

· Take your mobile phone, webcam or any other camera and film yourself lip-synching the song

· Have a black flag in the background, or hold it while you’re lip-syncing. (The black flag motif will link all images together. If you don’t have one to hand, use a black T-shirt, pull it inside out, stick the arms into it…there you go.)

· You can choose any location for it. If you want to do it at home, great. If you know a crazy location, do it there. (In front of your school or university? At a shopping mall? With your friends at a party?)

· We will use fragments of all videos, which are sent in and ultimately add all of you to the official video.

· If you want to support the idea but want to do so anonymously, you can cover your face. No problem.

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