Rolling Stone magazine captured some exclusive behind the scenes photos of Steve Aoki’s homecoming show at the Shrine in Los Angeles last weekend. The show was extra special for Dim Mak’s founder with all of his L.A friends and family there to show support and party with him on this Aokify America Tour stop. The gallery captures everyone who was out celebrating including Steve’s mother, sister and old friends like Kid Cudi and Mike from Linkin Park. See all the photos from before, after and during the show with Steve’s own commentary on the Rolling Stone featured photo gallery.
What do you get when rock roots meet electro madness? You get the groundbreaking new remix of Psycho White’s (Travis Barker & Yelawolf) “Push ‘Em” by drum genius, Travis Barker, and Dim Mak’s very own, Mr. Steve Aoki. Centered on an awesome drum pattern that hits as hard as the crunching melody and bassline, this hybrid track features all your favorite rock inspired drum elements while also showcasing its own electro sound unlike anything else out there.
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Travis Barker and Yelawolf Get an EDM Overhaul in ‘Push Em’ (Steve Aoki and Travis Barker Remix) – Song Premiere
Ubiquitous drummer Travis Barker and electro master Steve Aoki have joined forces on a remix of “Push ‘Em”, a track from Barker and rapper Yelawolf’s 2012 EP Psycho White.
“Travis Barker is hands down my favorite musician to work with,” Dim Mak label founder and veteran remixer Aoki tells Rolling Stone. “Whether it’s original material like we did on ‘Misfits’ or ‘Cudi the Kid,’ or doing this remix for his group. . . [Barker] has the best vocal samples to use for a stomping club record.”
(via Rolling Stone)
Read the full Rolling Stone write up here.
Captured on Sunset Boulevard, we took some footage of Dim Mak Records taking over the 5th Annunal Sunset Strip Music Festival this past August. Steve Aoki headlined with a few guests, Lil Jon, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am and Miss Palmer, and annihilated a massive cake to celebrate 1 million Facebook Likes. Over at The Roxy, the Dim Mak stage was full with sets by Clockwork, PeaceTreaty, Yung Skeeter and Bones.
Featuring Music: PeaceTreaty “In Time”
For photos from the event go here.
With the immersion of Dim Mak’s finest at Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland, there were too many memorable portions of the night; from Autoerotique’s debut of several unreleased tracks, to Felix Cartal getting 10,000 fans to sing along to “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, we could only close things out with a bang — literally. Steve Aoki brought out the friend and collaborative drummer, Travis Barker to perform their latest single “Cudi The Kid” off Wonderland.
Check out the new video for ‘Cudi The Kid’ ft. Kid Cudi & Travis Barker! Single & Remixes in stores April 10th.
Believe it or not, it has been ten plus years in the making for Steve Aoki’s debut album Wonderland to release. Quite astonishing considering the success he has had with music over the years with this live set tours, and notable works as a DJ and producer. It should be noted though that his new album pulls together a groundbreaking lineup of features that include KiD CuDi, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Lil Jon, Travis Barker, LMFAO – all of which he points out are close friends of many years. The Wonderland album is out now and while he has embarked on his North American tour soon making its way to Europe. We met up with the time-tested artist and conversed about his new record, his visions and plans for it… (via HYPETRAK.COM)
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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Travis Barker’s new energy-packed solo album Give The Drummer Some features a track with Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki called “Misfits” in the album’s Deluxe Edition.
The album was three years in the making, which began before the plane crash that he’d survived along with his close friend and collaborator, the late DJ AM.
Along with the release of their track, Steve and Travis recently hosted the official launch-party for the “Misfits” t-shirt at Travis’s store in L.A., The Fast Life, on June 28th. Check out video of Steve performing “Misfits” all over the world and photo’s from the in-store below:
Head over to dimmak.com/store to purchase the ‘Misfits’ tee today.
Steve and Travis Barker recently collaborated on a track titled “Misfits,” for Travis’ new album Give The Drummer Some.
Along with the release of their track, Steve and Travis will be hosting the official launch party for the “Misfits” t-shirt at Travis’ store in LA, The Fast Life, on June 28th from 5PM to 8PM. Details in the flyer below.