Let’s face it, holiday events can be a bit, blah – whether it’s a boring round at a minimally-decorated office with your co-worker’s cringe-worthy drunkenness on full display or an awkward family gathering with your family’s similarly cringe-worthy drunkenness on full display. Don’t get us wrong, the month of December is full of feel-good vibes that radiate into the atmosphere, but it’s also a month of aforementioned gawky encounters. We basically need vacations from our vacations – and that’s where DJ Mag USA comes in.
Nominations for the 2017 Grammys have been announced!
Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is in the running for Best Music Film, while the Romain Gavras directed video to Jamie xx's 'Gosh' is nominated for Best Music Video.
Amongst those up for Best Dance/Electronic Album are Aussie Flume for 'Skin', Jean-Michel Jarre's 'Electronica 1: The Time Machine', UK legends Underworld for 'Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future)' and Louie Vega for his 'Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII'.
Steve Aoki has remixed My Chemical Romance’s ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ for the 20th anniversary of his Dim Mak label. You can listen to it below.
We reported last week that the remix was set to drop on Monday 28th November through Aoki’s imprint, after he had been previewing it in his sets over the last few months.
If you're a pop-punk purist you best look away now; Dim Mak bossman Steve Aoki has remixed My Chemical Romance's 'Welcome To The Black Paradise' and it's out next week.
The remix is set to drop this coming Monday, 28th November on the producer's own EDM/electro imprint, and he's been previewing the remix in his sets over the last few months in preparation.
Since 1996, Dim Mak, Steve Aoki’s legendary imprint, has made quite the impression on the industry, encompassing everything from edgy rock to trendsetting electro.
On Friday 25th November, Dim Mak are set to release a 20th anniversary compilation available on digital, physical CD and vinyl formats. The CD version features 20 iconic Dim Mak songs hand-picked by Steve Aoki, including selects from Bloc Party, The Chainsmokers, The Kills and more.
Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion the label is hosting a stage at Electric Zoo 2016, which runs from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September in Randall’s Island Park, New York.
Aoki’s Dim Mak host the Riverside Stage on Saturday 3rd September, and if you can’t be there, you won’t have to miss a beat as UphoricTV will be live streaming the whole event, which starts at 3pm EST/7pm GMT.
Steve Aoki’s Netflix documentary, ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, is available worldwide from today.
To mark the occasion Aoki will be taking part in Facebook Live Q&A on Wednesday 24th August, which will be moderated by American TV anchor and journalist Katie Couric.
The film has been some three years in the making and was recorded during the making of Aoki's 'Neon Future' double album.
As the dust settles on 2016’s Miller SoundClash DJ competition, we catch up with one of the judges, Luca Pretolesi, who has worked with some of the world’s biggest dance music stars, including Steve Aoki, Borgeous and Diplo.
Vegas-based Luca, gives us the lowdown on his Miller SoundClash experience alongside real insight into his studio setup, workflow and much more...
Luca, please can you tell us a little bit about your history and the work you do?
Hard Rock Cafe could be held liable for Steve Aoki’s neck-breaking stage dive in 2012, after the victim’s lawyer told a jury during a hearing on Tuesday (2nd August) that they should have known the Dim Mak label boss would attempt the stunt.
Legal proceedings around the incident first started last year, when it was reported that Aoki was being sued by a fan who claimed to have sustained a broken neck at the show in San Diego.
He’s built a musical empire on DiY ethics, hard work, punk rock drive and lots and lots of cakes. As he prepares to headline the DJ Mag Miami party this month, we investigate whether it's possible for the Dim Mak man to please the public AND satisfy his deeper creative drive…