Steve Aoki

IDentity Fest makes SPIN’s 30 Best Summer Tours

Tim Gauthier

 
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A festival featuring the biggest names in electronic dance music is usually a destination event, like Ultra Fest or Coachella. But this summer the party’s coming to you: A cornucopia of acts, including Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Rusko, Crystal Method, DJ Shadow, Pretty Lights, Modeselektor, and Disco Biscuits are hitting 20 cities this summer with every niche of electronic music, from electro house to trance-fusion. Remember: Drink lots of water and don’t take the brown acid.

Video: TAI Down Under

Tim Gauthier

Tai documented his recent Australian tour. It’s bananas. He rocked college kids at the University of Canberra by night and ravers at the Future Music Festival by day. Whether from mobile phone or HD camera, this tour dairy documents everything from after hours partying to golf carts races. A funky Australian stage hand also makes his international dancing debut. An air cannon blasts Tai and the hosting club owner’s hair “left” (the air blast revealed their female friend was wearing underwear to which the club owner asked, “Who told you to wear underwear at my club?”) Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki makes a cameo on stage and at the casino. There is also a guest appearance from a llama… and possibly a koala. Don’t believe me until you see it for yourself.

Video: Steve Aoki @ Glow in Washington, DC

Tim Gauthier

Every once in a while you find an artist with ‘it.’ That star power that engages audiences and causes pandemonium. Even less often, amongst those artists who have ‘it’ you find an artist who REEEAAAALLLY has it and a lot more!!

Steve Aoki is the rock star of DJs, pure and simple!! -Club Glow

Film/Edit – Alejandro Martin

Website: www.clubglow.com

Photos: Dim Mak Mondays at XS Nightclub – 05.23.11

Tim Gauthier

Whether playing stadiums in Australia, getting grimy with college kids in the Midwest, or entertaining bottle serviced VIPs in Vegas, you can count on Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki to put on an energy filled show. Regardless of where you are, you have a chance to crowd surf on a raft, drink Grey Goose poured directly into your mouth from the man himself, or mosh like your at a punk rock concert. Don’t believe me? Check out photos of Steve Aoki’s last trip to Las Vegas’ premier nightclub, XS.

Photos by: Danny Mahoney

GO TO XSLASVEGAS.COM TO SEE MORE: Click Here

Steve Aoki Youtube Dance Video Contest!

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki has hit 300,000 fans and growing! We want to give fans a chance to come celebrate with us. For every 100,000 new fans that “Like” the Steve Aoki Facebook page we will hold a contest to WIN A FREE TRIP TO LOS ANGELES to come hang out with everyone at Dim Mak Studios!

 
The rules for entry into the contest are simple:
Create a video of yourself dancing to your favorite Steve Aoki song
Post the video on youtube
Email the link to your video to contest@dimmak.com
Include your name, home town and twitter account in the e-mail submission
Have all submissions in by Wednesday, June 1st

 
The best video will be selected by Steve and will be announced via Facebook and Twitter.
http://www.facebook.com/djaoki

 
Winners will be provided with a round-trip flight and a hotel room in Los Angeles, where they get to hang out with everyone at Dim Mak Headquarters for a day this summer. Winners will also get to grab some T-shirts, CDs, Vinyl and stickers to take back with them. Winners age 21 or older will additionally get to come kick it with the Dim Mak crew for an exclusive night at Dim Mak Studios!

 
Video submissions will be featured on Steve Aoki’s Facebook Fanpage as well as Dimmak.com and Steveaoki.com. Be sure to follow @Steveaoki and @Dimmakrecs on Twitter for contest updates.

 
Only one prize package will be given per 100,000 users that join the Steve Aoki Facebook Fanpage. Contest prizes apply only to submissions from residents within the continental U.S. Contest rules subject to change.

Dim Mak’s Touring/Events Highlighted In Pollstar’s IDENTITY Festival Feature

Tim Gauthier

Below are some excerpts from the Pollstar write up.

Yes, that’s right. Dim Mak as in Dim Mak Records & Touring/Events, the company launched by Aoki in 1996 when he was a student at University of California Santa Barbara. While Aoki’s name was included in the original lineup announcement, the addition of Dim Mak is a recent development.

“The lineup for the festival is amazing and I’m excited to have a Dim Mak stage on the Identity tour,” Aoki said in a statement. “We have done festival stages mainly outside of America and this will be a crucial tour for Dim Mak to be traveling across over 20 cities in the U.S.”

To read the full feature click here.
For more info on the IDENTITY FESTIVAL TOUR click here.

IDENTITY FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Tim Gauthier

ABOUT IDENTITY FESTIVAL

Finally, the ‘IDENTITY‘ Summer Tour is here: the first-ever touring electronic ONLY music festival that will visit major outdoor amphitheaters throughout North America in August and September and give fans the full electronic music experience.

The line-up for IDENTITY—which is set to further galvanize the electronic music explosion—is highlighted by the hottest cutting-edge artists of the genre including Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Avicii, Disco Biscuits, DJ Shadow, Skrillex, Pete Tong, Chuckie, Booka Shade, Modeselektor, the Crystal Method, Nero and many more.

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

ABOUT DIM MAK RECORDS & TOURING/EVENTS:

Launched in 1996, by then UCSB student Steve Aoki, with a 7 inch from obscure SoCal hardcore ensemble Stickfigurecarousel, Dim Mak has since put out over 200 releases and broken artists from Bloc Party to The Kills, Battles, The Gossip, Klaxons, The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT and more. In just the past few years, Dim Mak has created its touring department in the same tradition of spanning genres and doing what feels right. In the US, Dim Mak has partnered with festivals such as Hard, Neighborhood, and Pacific in Los Angeles as well as produced its own stage at Insomniac’s 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Armand Van Helden, Travis Barker and Atrak, Steve Aoki, and more. Internationally, Dim Mak has quickly become a global force in the festival circuit including stages at Beatpatrol in Vienna, Get Loaded in London, Playground in Jakarta as well as We Love Sounds/Winterland Soundsystem across Australia in 2010 and most recently Future Music Australia 2011. This summer Dim Mak continues that tradition at the upcoming Optimus Festival in Lisbon, Tomorrowland in Belgium and Beatpatrol again as well as the first nationally touring Electronic music festival in the US, IDENTITY.

DATES, LOCATION & TICKET INFO
Thursday August 11 2011 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Details Buy Tickets
Friday August 12 2011 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Details Buy Tickets
Saturday August 13 2011 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion Details Buy Tickets
Sunday August 14 2011 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Details Buy Tickets
Tuesday August 16 2011 Charlotte, NC Verizon Amphitheatre Details Buy Tickets
Thursday August 18 2011 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Details Buy Tickets
Friday August 19 2011 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Details Buy Tickets
Saturday August 20 2011 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Details Buy Tickets
Sunday August 21 2011 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Details Buy Tickets
Tuesday August 23 2011 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre Details Buy Tickets
Wednesday August 24 2011 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Details Buy Tickets
Thursday August 25 2011 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater Details Buy Tickets
Saturday August 27 2011 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Details Buy Tickets
Sunday August 28 2011 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavillon Details Buy Tickets
Tuesday August 30 2011 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion Details Buy Tickets
Friday September 2 2011 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Details Buy Tickets
Saturday September 3 2011 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Details Buy Tickets
Sunday September 4 2011 Los Angeles, CA TBA Coming Soon
Monday September 5 2011 Las Vegas, NV TBA Coming Soon
Saturday September 10 2011 George, WA The Gorge Details Buy Tickets

Dim Mak Celebrates 15 Yrs Of Music w/ the “Emo Vault: Volume 1”

Tim Gauthier


 

 
 
Buy Now!    
    
    

 
 
Emo Vault: Volume 1
 
Featuring:
9 Songs from…
Planes Mistaken For Stars, Cross My Heart, No Knife, Give Until Gone, I Wish I, Monochrome, Nine Days Wonder & Stratego!
 
Release Date:
05.17.11 (Digital)
 
Tracklisting:
01. Planes Mistaken For Stars – “Fuckin’ Fight
02. Cross My Heart – “The Reason I Failed History
03. No Knife – “The Red Bedroom
04. Give Until Gone – “Settled For The Art Official
05. I Wish I – “Blessed & Delivered
06. Monochrome – “Angelfire
07. Nine Days Wonder – “Voice Print
08. Give Until Gone – “Fors
09. Stratego – “Composed Of Circles And Layers
 

 
No Knife
“The Red Bedroom”

 
 

Dim Mak Vault Series
with the “Hardcore Vault:
Volume 1″
 
Released: Feb 22, 2011
 
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Check Out The 1st Installment of the “Dim Mak Vault Series” with the “Hardcore Vault: Volume 1“.
 
Free Mixtape Download of the “Hardcore Vault: Volume 1 Mixtape” narrated By Dim Mak’s Fearless Leader, Steve Aoki.

Welcome to IDENTITY!

Tim Gauthier

Check out who’s going to be playing IDENTITY this summer and where you can catch them!
For more info visit: http://www.IDFestival.com