Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki & Friends at The Grove – Event Re-Cap by The Cobrasnake

Tim Gauthier

For those who missed the madness, or want to relive the experience, check out some of The Cobrasnake’s photos from Steve Aoki’s show at the Grove of Anaheim, featuring 12th Planet and Autoerotique.

For the full spread, visit The Cobrasnake’s official site.

Steve Aoki & Digi10ve Presents: The History of Dim Mak Records

Tim Gauthier

Presented by Digi10ve, this is THE FIRST formal video introducing the history of Dim Mak Records and Steve Aoki’s triumph throughout the past 15 years:

The man who’s behind DIM MAK RECORDS has been credited with launching the careers of some of the most influential acts of the last decade including Bloc Party, The Kills, Klaxons, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Mystery Jets, The Rakes, The Gossip and more. Since founding the label, he’s stepped into the limelight himself as a DJ, artist and producer with a string of hit singles and remixes for the likes of Michael Jackson, The Killers, Robin Thicke, Lenny Kravitz, Weezer, Chester French, Tiga, All American Rejects, Drake, Chris Cornell & more.

As of late, he’s been seen collaborating with like minded producers ranging from Armand Van Helden to Laidback Luke, Afrojack, The Bloody Beetroots, & Junkie XL and can now be found readying his debut artist album which includes collaborations from the likes of Will.I.Am, Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, Travis Barker, CSS, Kid Cudi, Blaqstarr and Weezer’s frontman Rivers Cuomo who can be found on the lead single “EARTHQUAKEY PEOPLE”.

Also involved in fashion, Aoki has developed lines for KR3W Apparel, Supra Footwear, headphones for Sol Republic, and his own streetwear line: Dim Mak Collection.

Keep up to date with the latest Dim Mak videos, interviews, and releases by subscribing to our official YouTube page here.

Tornado Tops The Cool Cuts Chart!

Tim Gauthier

Cool Cuts Chart (November 24th 2011)

01. TORNADO | STEVE AOKI & TIESTO | DIM MAK
02. WE’RE ALL NO ONE | NERVO ft. STEVE AOKI & AFROJACK | POSITIVA
03. TWISTA | REDROCHE | EYEZCREAM
04. NO LIGHT, NO LIGHT | FLORENCE + THE MACHINE | ISLAND (w/ Breakage, Dave Sitek remixes)
05. SPRUNG E.P. | DJ ZINC | RINSE
06. MOTHER PROTECT | NIKKI & THE DOVE | MERCURY (w/ Goldroom, Glyph, Phaeleh remixes)
07. NUGGETZ | HOUSE REPUBLIC | EGO
08. B-ROADS | THE MILK | SONY (w/ 6th Borough Project remix)
09. MEMORY | STEVE SMART | 3 BEAT
10. SHELLS OF SILVER | THE JAPANESE POPSTARS | VIRGIN (w/ Superstringz remix)
11. ISLA DUB EP | MATTHIAS ZIMMERMAN | SOUND PELLEGRINO
12. FLASHING LIGHTS | CHASE & STATUS ft. SUBFOCUS | MERCURY
13. I MOTHER | THE GOLDEN FILTER | PERFECTLY ISOLATED
14. eLOVE | KRIS MENACE | COMPUPHONIC
15. FRAYED OF THE LIGHT | X-PRESS 2 & TIMO GARCIA ft AMBER JOLENE | SKINT
16. LIGHT UP (THE WORLD) | YASMIN | MINISTRY OF SOUND (w/ Freemasons, MJ Cole, Benny Page remixes)
17. IT GOES (THE WHISTLE SONG) | TIME TAKERS ft. DEV & TINCHY STRYDER | MINISTRY OF SOUND (w/ Dillion Francis, Wilkinson, Wookie remixes)
18. FORGIVENESS | WRETCH 32 | LEVELS/MINISTRY OF SOUND (w/ Manhatten Clique, S.P.Y., Todd Edwards, Hatcha & Lost, Stinkahbell, Maribou State remixes)
19. BLUE CASSETTE | FRIENDLY FIRES | XL (w/ Tiga remix)
20. MIDNIGHT RUN | EXAMPLE | MINISTRY OF SOUND (w/ Wideboys, Funkagenda, Sheldrake, Flux Pavilion, Wilkinson remixes)

Winter 2011 Dim Mak Releases

Tim Gauthier

Stars Come Out

Zedd

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Tornado

Tiësto & Steve Aoki

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Ritontime

Riton

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No Title Or Purpose

Mustard Pimp

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Something You Should Know

New Ivory

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Song Of Siren Remixes

Dan Sena

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Ruckus The Jam

Zeds Dead

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**Coming Soon**

Don’t Turn On The Lights

Felix Cartal

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**Coming Soon**

Into The AM Presents: Steve Aoki, 12th Planet, and Autoerotique at The Grove of Anaheim

Tim Gauthier

Orange County gets a real treat this Thanksgiving Weekend as the internationally known DJ & Producer, Steve Aoki cranks down the gas pedal and shakes things up at The Grove in Anaheim presented by Into The AM. With every appearance Aoki has made, he has always stood before a massive audience of dance music enthusiats who want nothing more than to dance their ass off and on the 26th at The Grove will be no different. To show his solidarity with what is going to be a sold-out show, Steve Aoki will be accompanied by 12th Planet, one of the champion individuals who was responsible for bringing Dubstep to the states, will have the whole venue going mental by giving everyone ridiculous amounts of wobbles and dirty basslines. Autoerotique will be contributing to the night’s mayhem by bringing their impressive sound which stores everything from Dutch house and electro to indie-rock and Norwegian black metal. So if you plan on eating way too much turkey than you should then make it a plan to dance it off at The Grove of Anaheim on November 26, 2011!

MTV: Steve Aoki Introduces Brit Rock Band New Ivory

Tim Gauthier

Think the bustling energy of The Klaxons, Bloc Party and The Kills – so says electronic DJ producer Steve Aoki when describing the latest addition to his Dim Mak record label family, New Ivory. The band features three gents – Alessandro, Mickey and Andy – all hailing from London, England, and according to Aoki their sound is an explosion of British rock that he’s super-pyched for fans to hear. The band’s first video for “Something You Should Know” is out online, but Steve Aoki wants to know what YOU think of New Ivory!

Check out the video below or read the full write up here.

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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 Rollingstone.com.

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”

 
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 NME.com.

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!