The official video for “Earthquakey People” feat. Rivers Cuomo is debuting on MTV at 3 AM tonight! Tune in to see us jump around with The Cobra Snake and friends!
Steve Aoki recently sat down with the guys at Pulse SF to discuss the current electronic music movement in San Francisco, as well as our weekly-event Obey The Kitty, held every Wednesday in the heart of the Bay Area. Here’s what they had to say:
“Steve Aoki has become one of the most talked about DJ’s and producers in electronic music today, and will release his newest album Wonderland on December 20th. But what some don’t know is that Aoki has run his own record label Dim Mak for the past 15 years exposing bands and Djs like Bloc Party, The Kills, and many more to the world. One of Dim Mak’s newest ventures is a weekly party on Wednesday’s at Vessel called Obey the Kitty featuring international artists from across the globe. SF Station chatted with Aoki about all of this and more in an exclusive interview.”
Check out the complete article and interview here.
For those in the area, you can check on complete event details and ticket information at Vessel SF/Obey The Kitty.
Throughout the course of the night, Dim Mak was greeted with the wild presence of The Urban Nomad, one of Red Bulls favored interviewers and videographers. He and his crew managed to add another spotlight to the streets of Los Angeles, showcasing our very own 15th Anniversary Party. With the performances of Alvin Risk, Rob Roy, Dan Sena, Felix, Cartal, and an interview with Steve Aoki, this segment really captured the feel of this memorable night.
During the 2-day North Coast Music Festival, Fatboy Slim closed out the night with his mashup of Steve Aoki and Sidney Samson’s “Wake Up Call” entitled “Wake Up Call No Boho”. Check out the YouTube clip here.
A sincere thanks is in order to everyone who came out and helped celebrate our 15th year anniversary! We couldn’t have made this night as special without your support.
To recap the event in its proper fashion, we’ve included a ‘best of’, featuring some memorable moments with photos by the Cobrasnake and CxC, including live video feeds from each artist, presented by StickAm.
Check them out below:
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…View these and more at www.stickam.com
While on tour, Steve Aoki met up with the guys at SOL Republic to discuss his idea to the ‘Soundtrack Of Life”.
Steve Aoki Recruits will.i.am, Rivers Cuomo, Travis Barker for Album
By STEVE BALTIN
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 2:25 PM ET
For his new album Wonderland (out around Christmas), Steve Aoki enlisted the help of a few of his close friends – including will.i.am, Travis Barker, LMFAO and Rivers Cuomo, who came out to perform their new song “Earthquakey People” at Aoki’s IDentity Festival show at the Hollywood Palladium last Sunday.
“Rivers is a friend and I wrote the record specifically for him in mind,” Aoki says of the collaboration, which will be released as a single in October.
Aoki has worked with several of the artists previously, including will.i.am and Barker. The will.i.am track, “Danger,” is a followup of sorts to their previous collaboration, “I’m In The House.” “He’s like the king of pop as far as producing, he’s amazing,” says Aoki. “For example, ‘I’m In The House’ was just a straight dance record and he turned it into a pop song by creating repetition, harmony and great vocals. For this one I gave him a pretty harder edged record, but he made it friendlier for the radio. I love working with Will.”
Like most of his DJ peers, Aoki drops singles regularly and is able to tour for months at a time on his club hits, but releasing this album was important to him. “I want an album out, and the way I’m pushing this album is it’s almost like a singles compilation of my records that I’ve just written,” he says.
Direct link to article here.
Est. 1996, Los Angeles, CA – Dim Mak surfaced as an independent record label, blossomed from a studio of record pressings to an international distributor of music and media, events production company, and fashion line; all encompassing Steve Aoki’s idea of a ‘lifestyle of sound.’ Since its inception, Dim Mak has served as an advantageous forefront to an array of genres, breaking global icons such as Bloc Party, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots and many more. After 15 years, Dim Mak has pulled its roots and shown them to the world, with four weekly events in California, including branded stages at festivals around the world, turning its foundation into a movement of millions.
To celebrate this milestone, we are calling out to the streets of Los Angeles to reintroduce Dim Mak in it’s biggest form yet. This event will take place at Dim Mak studios, live with over 7 acts including- Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal, Autoerotique, Villains, Alvin Risk, and many more!
Pacific Festival 2011 official recap video. Thank you to the fans and performing artists: Cut Copy, Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Ghostland Observatory, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Black Lips, Phantogram, Toro y Moi, Bag Raiders, Zeds Dead, The Twelves, Classixx, Fred Falke, Afroman, Zoot Woman, The Growlers, Hanni El Khatib, Jacques Renault, Jason Bentley, Bird Peterson, Superhumanoids, Poolside, Autoerotique, Ali Love, Dangerous Dan, Gus Da Hoodrat, Mustard Pimp, Mr. White, The C90′s, Them Jeans, Justin Miller, Cosmic Kids, Posso, Dan Sena, American Royalty, FiFiNasty, Kedd Cook, Wishengrad, Frankie Wilde, Bones, G.L.O.V.E.S., Guns in the Sun Deejays, Steffi Graf, Sweatpants, Brady Miller, Morgan Collett, Cassette, Brazzabelle, Isaiah Martin, Tropicool, 3 Kilos, Deth Hertz, Adam Salter, Mo:Rockin, Bobidio, Fuss, Rankin, Blk List, Call the Cops, Gantez Warrior, TRMRS & aRod.
The 2nd Annual Pacific Festival was hosted at Oak Canyon Ranch August 13, 2011 in the city of Silverado located in Orange County, CA.
And even more thanks to our sponsors/partners: Surfrider Foundation, Red Bull, deviantART, Filter Magazine, KCRW, RVCA, Pabst, Primo, Verizon, LA & OC Weekly, Collaborative Media, Dim Mak Records, Hyatt Regency Irvine, BFG, Memphis Cafe, Detroit Bar, Bear Flag Fish Company, The Do Lab, Eventbrite, Firestone Brewery, Hemp Ale, NB Design and Render, Roaming Hunger, Blisss Magazine, Discover SD, Vestal, Fifty and Five, Cabo Chips, Lobby Store (The Lab, Costa Mesa), Honest Tea, Ty Ku, Jackstin, Gotta Dance Dirty, Giant, Sabre, Paul T, Geena the Latina, Patty Rodrequez, 98.7, Guns in the Sun, MFG, dubFrequency, Tavik, Danceism, Sun Grp, Identity MG, KROQ, Jeff Williams, Eddie Leon and AcropolisRPM.
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