Steve Aoki

IDENTITY LA show (9/4) moving to the Palladium!

Tim Gauthier

“IDENTITY” // THIS SUMMER’S TRAVELING ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM AS THE NEW VENUE FOR LOS ANGELES METRO AREA SHOW SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

IDENTITY, presented by SKULLCANDY, will be relocating to the heart of Hollywood to take over the Palladium! Fans have communicated that the San Bernardino venue is too far out for the holiday weekend commute and traffic expected. The festival is excited to be in the thick of Hollywood for IDENTITY in its inaugural year.

Still happening Sunday, September 4, the show will feature performances inside and around the historic venue from Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, Etienne de Crecy, Booka Shade, Pete Tong, Jessie and The Toy Boys, The Crystal Method and more. IDENTITY will be using for the festival area the main Palladium stage as the Skullcandy Main stage and the entire Palladium parking lot for the Rockstar Dim Mak stage. The Advent Stage is TBD at this time.

For all up-to-date information, please visit www.IDFestival.com.

Or follow: www.facebook.com/IDFestival.

Steve Aoki Tattoo #2

Tim Gauthier

Props to Blake Hunter from North Carolina who got some fresh Aoki ink!

Stay Up-To-Date with IDENTITY on the road!

Tim Gauthier



IDENTITY kicked off with a great start last night in Noblesville, IN. The entire lineup KILLED it and we got to see Kaskade and Steve Aoki’s mega-setups in action. We’ve got a bunch of places where you can see photos, videos and more from the road each day. Check out our video from Rehearsal Day below where we give you a look into what to expect from Kaskade, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow and IDENTITY:

Official IDENTITY Tour Blog

Also, check out DJ Neha’s Official IDENTITY Tour Blog as she’ll bring you her tour experience via photos and other updates. Updated daily (sometimes).

 

Official IDENTITY Accounts

And remember, you can stay up-to-date with all things IDENTITY by following our OFFICIAL accounts below:

Like us in Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/IDFestival
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/IDENTITYFest
Visit our Official Website: http://www.IDFestival.com
Spin in our Official Turntable Room: http://www.Turntable.fm/IDENTITY

Steve Aoki Interview with Miami New Times

Tim Gauthier

Miami New Times managed to get Steve on the phone for a Q&A while on tour for Identity Festival…Steve gives some insight on his live show, the Dim Mak stage, and the Dim Mak pop-up shop.

“Oh, yeah. On this tour, I’m debuting my live show. And I’ve been working on it for the last three or four months. It’s just structurally and visually awesome. The lighting and what I brought to the stage is something unique that I can only do on a tour like Identity.”

Read the full interview here.

“No Beef” hits #1 on Beatport

Tim Gauthier

Since debuting at #28 on the Beatport Top 100 charts, “No Beef” has quickly climbed to #1. This is the first time Steve Aoki has made it to #1 and will be the first Dim Mak artist to accomplish the feat.

This massive track has been featured in the live sets of Afrojack and Steve Aoki throughout the year but no one could get a hold of a clean mix until last week and since its release, the internet has been buzzing! The single was previously only available on Beatport but is being released on iTunes tomorrow (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

“No Beef” also hits #3 on Cool Cuts Chart

The Cool Cuts is the UK’s leading tastemaker dance chart compiled from reactions from tastemaker DJs and the Cool Cuts panel, now in it’s 23rdyear. The Cool Cuts is exclusively published in MUSIC WEEK, the UK’s leading music industry trade publication. www.musicweek.com

Get a glimpse into the lives of two international superstars (and Las Vegas residents DJs) as the party through Las Vegas consistently drinking bottles of “Afroki.” Check out the video and please consume Afroki responsibly.

Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef feat Miss Palmer (Official Video)

Tim Gauthier

If two guys know how to work an audience, it’s Afrojack & Steve Aoki. Though both world class DJ’s have dropped this massive track on live sets throughout the year, no one could get a hold of a clean mix until now. Debuting at #28 on the Beatport Top 100 charts and #7 on Beatport Progressive House charts and climbing fast, No Beef is now available to the public! Get a glimpse into the lives of two international superstars (and Las Vegas residents DJs) as they party through Vegas constantly drinking bottles of “Afroki.” Check out the video and please consume Afroki responsibly.

Video includes cameos by: Lil Jon, Flo Rida, Chuck Lydell, Holly Madison, Antonio Esfendiari, Phil Laak the Unabomber, The Grinder Mizrachi, Dan Fleyshman, Jesse Waits, Las Vegas, XS Night CLub, Encore Beach Club, Insert Coins LV

Buy Now: Afrojack & Steve Aoki – “No Beef” ft. Miss Palmer

For more info on ‘No Beef’ click here.

Video: Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef ft. Miss Palmer (teaser)

Tim Gauthier

“No Beef” comes out next week on Ultra/Dim Mak in North America and Wall Recordings internationally.
The track will be available for download on Beatport 8/8 with iTunes coming soon.

For more information on ‘No Beef’ click here.

Afrojack & Steve Aoki – ‘No Beef’ ft. Miss Palmer // Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Afrojack & Steve Aoki – “No Beef” ft. Miss Palmer

 
No Beef
 

Afrojack & Steve Aoki – “No Beef” ft. Miss Palmer
Release Date: August 9th, 2011
 
The Summer Anthem of 2011 is finally here. No Beef produced and written by Afrojack and Steve Aoki and sung by Alyssa Palmer is finally coming out this summer. Both Afrojack and Steve Aoki have been dropping it exclusively in their sets throughout the year and the only available version online were rips from live shows or radio playlisting. Here it is! Now you can test out this beast on the crowd w/ its heavy drops and long beautiful Bjork sounding vocal section. NO BEEF!
 
Afrojack & Steve Aoki – No Beef ft. Miss Palmer (Official Video)

One of a kind Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000 turntable hand designed by Steve Aoki and Dim Mak up for auction!

Tim Gauthier

Win an incredible one of a kind Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000 turntable hand designed by Steve Aoki and Dim Mak! 
Dimensions: 12.6″ x 15.94″ x 4.19″

Click here for more photos: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/269500

Inspiration for his art piece:


“I love the idea of reconstruction and adding our Dim Mak touch to all things that encompass what we do. Pioneer is the official tool for Dim Mak and for myself, so to work with them artistically was an honor. Much love from myself and the DM squad.” ~Steve Aoki

Auction goes LIVE: August 2nd, 2011.
Auction ENDS: August 23rd, 2011.

The net proceeds for this item benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Funds donated to the organization are allocated to restore instrumental music education programs, ensuring that every child has access to a complete education that includes the benefits of music instruction

The proceeds for this item benefit VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
Place Your Bid Here: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/269500

Dim Mak Post Punk Vol. 1 on Napster!

Tim Gauthier

Dim Mak’s Post Punk Vault was released on Tuesday July 26th, 2011. Napster, the original file sharing client that started the digital download craze, is highlighting the Steve Aoki curated collection as a “Featured New Release.” The compilation album was hand picked by Dim Mak Founder Steve Aoki and credits records to bands likes Battles, Monument to Masses, Gossip, Dance Disaster Movement, and more.

Click here for more info on the Post Punk release and to purchase the compilation.