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Posts Tagged ‘ Steve Aoki ’

Steve Aoki vs. Serato.


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In the midst of his Neon Future tour in December last year at Our:House Festival, we caught up with EDM kingpin and long-time Serato user Steve Aoki for a chat in Auckland Harbour.  In this exclusive interview, he talks frankly about the Aoki-hater bandwagon, his futurist leanings, and why you’ll never see him hunched over a laptop at an Aoki performance.  Say what you will about Steve Aoki, there’s a reason fans flock to his shows by the millions every year. Renowned for his cake-hurling, crowd-rafting antics, the EDM sovereign takes his showmanship to celestial proportions – but his spectacle is by no means ‘it’.

Aoki, who grew up in Newport Beach, California, was in recording studios at 16, and by 19 had founded the now-eminent Dim Mak Records from his college dorm room. Fast-forward 20 years and Aoki is now Grammy-nominated and one of the most successful DJ‑Producers worldwide. Dim Mak, meanwhile, has launched some of indie and electronica’s most exciting careers of the 2000s, from MSTRKRFT, Klaxons and Bloc Party, to Battles and The Kills.  Averaging 250 – 300 shows a year, Aoki is dedication personified. Last year he dropped his second full-length album, Neon Future I and continues to delight EDM fans this year performing it live around the world.

When you’re performing 300 times a year, having a solid tech team is paramount and in this instance, it’s just one guy. Meet the man behind the spectacle and Aoki’s tour manager, Dillon Anderson. In the lead up to Aoki’s performance at Our:House Festival, Dillon talks shop about Aoki’s setup and why Serato Video is crucial to his performance, while Aoki reminds us why “he makes the crowd go f***ing crazy”.

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Steve Aoki’s Newest Batch Of Hot.


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The crown prince of Dim Mak, Steve Aoki is back at it again.  With releases left, right and center from the DJ master, we had to focus on two of our favorite.  Free The Madness features Machine Gun Kelly, and takes place both in the future, and in the past.  This video is quite cleverly based off AMC’s monster hit show ‘Breaking Bad’.  Check the method below.

The second of our two newest Aoki video release is ‘Freaks’ featuring Diplo and Deorro.  If you saw ’22 Jump Street’ since its release, you may recognize this one from the Spring Break scene (where Diplo himself made a cameo appearance)  Videos now a days are chocked full of wild concepts, and crazy gags, but the simplistic style of ‘Freaks’ is quite refreshing.   Some seemingly explicit insinuations are made in the video, but wait till the end.  Check the method below.

Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless (ENFERNO Live Remix).


0903_arts_enfernoThe art of DJ’ing has been undoubtedly convoluted with actors, and pretenders who just pre-mix sets, and dance around on stage.  It’s a trend I feel like will only get worse before it gets better.  There are of course turntable warriors like DJ Enferno who not only do everything live, but are more than happy to demonstrate their skills.  Check out Enferno’s amazing live remix of ‘Boneless’ from Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, & Tujamo.

Forbes Highest Paid Electronic DJs of 2013


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Esteemed business magazine and infamous list makers Forbes have put together the 13 highest paid electronic music DJs of 2013, estimating their earning from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, and external business ventures. While last year saw Tiesto top the list, bagging $22 million USD, this year sees Scottish producer Calvin Harris more than doubling that figure and netting a total of $46 million thanks to over 100 live shows at places like the Las Vegas megaclub Hakkasan (for which he received up to $200,000 per night). He also receives revenue from his songwriting work for megastars like Rihanna, meaning he ends up taking home even more money than the likes of Jay-Z and Katy Perry. How did he do it? “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” he tells Forbes. “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

1. Calvin Harris – $46 million

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2. Tiësto – $32 million

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3. David Guetta – $30 million

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4. Swedish House Mafia – $25 million

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5. deadmau5 – $21 million

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6. Avicii – $20 million

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7. Afrojack – $18 million

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8. Armin van Buuren – $17 million

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9. Skrillex – $16 million (tie)

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10. Kaskade – $16 million (tie)

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11. Steve Aoki – $14 million

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12. DJ Pauly D – $13 million (tie)

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13. Diplo – $13 million (tie)

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Behind The Scenes With Steve Aoki: Emergency.


Go behind the scenes of the music video for Steve’s single “Emergency” with Lil Jon and Chiddy Bang. Your EMTs Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, and party starter Chiddy Bang come rushing to the scene of a party going wrong…Nothing a beer bong and some fire hoses can’t fix.

Turbulence (Sandro Silva Remix)


After the brutal beating by the original, here come the remixes. Today Ultra dropped the remix EP for Steve Aoki’s mega collaboration with Laidback Luke featuring Lil’ Jon.  As if the original didn’t already make you punch your ceiling. Now there’s even more muscle with all of these artists on board.

Not the usual sound you’d expect coming out of Sandro Silva. This remix feels broken and that’s good. The synth is loud and obnoxious, stumbling onto the kick giving you the impression that something isn’t right, something just isn’t in time. And that is what makes Sandro stand out amongst all the big players on this release.  By no means is this remix typical, it’s alien and rebellious.

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