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.
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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.
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Buy Now: Dim Mak Records – New Noise Volume 1
Dim Mak and Steve Aoki bring you the newest of new, the official “New Noise Volume 1” compilation- a Dim Mak series founded on a ‘different’ collection of sound, featuring artists from all areas of the globe.
This brand new collective will be available for purchase on iTunes and supporting locations worldwide October 4th.
1 The Subs – Octopus
2 SonicC – Pills n Thrills
3 Secret Smile – Chuun
4 Tommy Trash – Blair Bitch Project
5 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Stomp
6 Navajo & Abrakadabra – Bang Bang Bitch
7 Sven Kirchhof – Make My Day
8 D-wayne – PUNKd (Original Mix)
9 Andy’s iLL – Lifetime
10 Blatta & Inesha – Senegal
11 Calvertron & P-Trix – Who’s to Blame ft. Aynzli Jones
12 Ken Loi – Drop
13 Markus Lange – Slip it in
14 Nom De Strip, TJR & Sue Cho – My Life
15 Religion – Burn The Bar Down ft. Justin Pearson
16 Sticky K – Separate Your Mind
17 Swiss Official – Jack Pot
18 Wazabi – Interplay
19 J.Rabbit – Hello Stan
Steve Aoki presents to you his official iTunes DJ playlist, featuring 20 must-have tracks played around the world by Steve himself- Available for download here, September 20th.
1. Zedd – Dovregubben
2. Myback – Blomman
3. Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke ft Lil Jon – Turbulence (Radio Edit)
4 From Monument To Masses – Deafening
5. Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax Remix)
6. Ali Love – Diminishing Returns (Alvin Risk Remix)
7. Steve Aoki and Sidney Samson – Wake Up Call
8. Mustard Pimp – Money Shot ft Jimmy Urine
9. New Ivory – The Knight
10. The Chemical Brothers – Dissolve (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
11. Dirtyphonics – Oakwood
12. Rob Roy – Rollercoaster Baby
13. Atari Teenage Riot – Codebreaker ft Steve Aoki
14. Rifoki – Sperm Donor
15. Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today
16. Jr Ewing – Pitch Black Blonde
17. Felix Cartal and Keatch – Fish
18. Autoerotique – Gladiator (Steve Aoki and DJ AM Remix)
19. Miracle Chosuke – Gonk
20. The Icarus Line – Gets Paid
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Identity Festival Preview: We Talk With Steve Aoki, Nervo, Figo, Jessie And The Toy Boys and Others
By Catherine Downes
Identity Festival recently kicked off its 20-city tour of the United States, and it comes to Hollywood Palladium this Sunday.
LA Weekly talked to many of the biggest name performers and asked them a simple question:
Why should anyone come to see your set?
“If you know my music and you like my music, that’s the number one reason, because everything else is all based around that. I’m playing all my records, I’m playing a lot of new songs. And now, specifically, on this tour, I’m doing my new live show. And this live show is such a big deal that I can’t really bring it out on any other shows. So the only time you can actually see this live show is on this tour. My bus alone is full of technicians; I got visual, I got production, [I got] structural technicians. It’s like a big ordeal. I spent a lot of time and money to make sure the end outcome is epic.” – Steve Aoki