Steve Aoki used to play in hardcore punk bands, and now he’s one of the biggest names in international dance music. The EDM star gradually rose to prominence throughout the noughties, having started his now legendary record label and event series Dim Mak in 1996.
Steve Aoki used some recent interview time to promote more inclusiveness across clubland and the festival landscape. The Dim Mak label founder called on male DJs to “step aside to make room for women DJs and women producers on festivals.”
World Club Dome has announced the world's first (that we know of) zero gravity rave featuring some of the world's biggest DJs.
DJs lined up for the world's first zero-gravity rave will be trance legend Armin van Buuren, cake throwing extraordinaire Steve Aoki and EDM dons W&W.
The rave will be taking place in a specially converted A310 aircraft on 7th February 2018, which World Club Dome has somehow managed to borrow from the European Space Agency.
Yes, you read that right. U.S. DJ Steve Aoki is considering giving up the cakes.
"I still can’t help but ask myself… should i stop caking people?”, Aoki told Celebretainment recently. “Will that stop the haters from hating? Stop giving the trolls more content to target me with? I even ask myself, are the cakes and the rafts taking away from the art of my culture, DJing? I’m sure people feel that I am because things I do are not part of the norm.”
DJakarta Warehouse Project has announced its Phase Three line up, with the mammoth event confirming David Gravell, Vini Vici, and Sander van Doorn's alter-ego, Purple Haze, amongst others. Those names will join the likes of Richie Hawtin, Hardwell, DVBBS, Flume, Steve Aoki, Robin Schulz, Tiesto, Marshmello and Loco Dice, many of who appeared in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2017 list.
Hakkasan Group held a fundraiser for the Las Vegas victims fund earlier this week (7th November) which raised more than $1 million.
Taking place at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace, the fundraiser featured sets from Tiësto, Zedd, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Party Favor, Cash Cash, NGHTMRE and more
One of the more surreal moments of the night seemed to be when Celine Dion joined Steve Aoki on stage. You can watch footage of that below.
The World Club Dome made its debut in Asia recently.
Taking place in Incheon, South Korea, the three-day event took place from 22nd - 24th September and featured an array of top drawer talent.
The likes of Sven Väth repped the underground with distinction, while big name EDM DJs such as Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Robin Schulz, Afrojack and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike also played.
Steve Aoki continued to honour Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington last week (26th October) with an official remix of the band’s ‘One More Light’. Aoki released the single ahead of Friday’s tribute event in Los Angles, California for the late Linkin Park frontman.
“Keep @ChesterBe close to your heart & play this one loud!” mentions Aoki in the Twitter announcement.
In the wake of America's worst mass shooting in U.S. history, some of EDM's biggest names will be throwing a benefit concert at OMNIA nightclub at Caesars Palace on 7th November to raise money for the victims' fund.
A number of EDM's biggest names regularly play in Vegas and almost immediately threw their considerable weight behind victims' fund, donating several hundred thousand dollars in the days after the shooting.