Steve Aoki
Electro house musician, record producer
Steve Aoki
Steve Hiroyuki Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records.
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Steve Aoki on Grammy nod, relationship with famous father
Fox News - about 20 hours
EDM superstar DJ opens up
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WATCH: Steve Aoki Is Unstoppable
ABC News - 16 days
Episode 122: Steve Aoki talks his current single "Just Hold On" with Louis Tomlinson, his Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary, launching his men's clothing line and what's next, on an episode of "Real Biz With Rebecca Jarvis."
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WATCH: Steve Aoki talks about his career with Rebecca Jarvis
ABC News - 26 days
ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis chats with Steve Aoki on Real Biz.
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Celebs & Fans React To Louis Tomlinson's Performance Of Just Hold On After His Mom's Death - PerezHilton.com
Google News - 3 months
PerezHilton.com Celebs & Fans React To Louis Tomlinson's Performance Of Just Hold On After His Mom's Death PerezHilton.com This was truly a rousing and inspiring performance — and the entire world is taking notice! Earlier today, Louis Tomlinson performed live at the X Factor UK finals, showing off his new single Just Hold On with DJ Steve Aoki — and fans and celebs ... Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki Premiere 'Just Hold On' on 'The X Factor UK': WatchBillboard Louis Tomlinson Fights Back Tears To Sing On The X Factor UKMTV.com Louis Tomlinson's Tribute Performance — It 'Was Harder Than I Ever Imagined'Hollywood Life Entertainment Weekly -Gossip Cop -Irish Independent -PEOPLE.com all 462 news articles »
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Shaun Frank Discusses Life in Canada, The Chainsmokers and "Let You Get Away"
Huffington Post - 5 months
Shaun Frank just dropped his "Let You Get Away" music video and it is blowing up the Internet. The anger-fueled, dance anthem is a far cry from his upbringing in Canada. He told me, "I grew up in Vancouver. It's very mountainous. A lot of outdoor sports. My whole life was snowboarding and mountain biking. It was a great place to grow up." Despite the offering of a variety of different athletics for an adventurous spirit like Frank, he knew he had to go to Toronto in order to establish himself as one of the top dogs in the music game. Frank said, "I moved to Toronto because that is where the music happens in Canada. It's kind of like the New York or LA of Canada. That's where all record labels are. So I moved out there to pursue music. Toronto is like a mini New York, it's really cool. I've been there for about five years. Toronto has become this crazy music city. Drake, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber. Toronto is on the map right now. Lots and lots of pro ...
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Day Out: Steve Aoki Leaps Off Cliffs. But Biking in Chinatown? That Makes Him Nervous.
NYTimes - 6 months
The electronic-music superstar indulges in a game of Pokémon Go on a stopover in New York.
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Isle of MTV celebrates a decade on Malta
Reuters.com - 8 months
VALETTA, Malta - - Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, Jess Glynne and Clean Bandit took to the stage at an annual open air MTV show in Malta on Tuesday, drawing tens of thousands of music fans.
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Exclusive: Steve Aoki, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi to headline E3 concerts inside a 6-story arcade in the middle of Staples Center and L.A. Live
LATimes - 9 months
The splashiest showcase at the Electronic Entertainment Expo may not be inside the Los Angeles Convention Center after all.  That is, at least, if Doritos gets its way. Yes, the maker of cheesy tortilla chips is looking to upstage North America's largest video game trade show. How? By erecting...
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Spring Awakening reps announce lineup, move to University Village
Chicago Times - 10 months
Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki will headline the Spring Awakening festival, which heads to the University Village area in June, festival reps announced Thursday. More than 100 electronic music acts are scheduled to play on five stages June 10-12 at Addams/Medill Park, near the intersection of Roosevelt...
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That Secretive Club You've Feared Runs The World Is Real, And Hilarious
Huffington Post - over 1 year
On Oct. 29, a group of roughly 100 rich and powerful people gathered at the upscale restaurant Tao in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan to discuss global domination. The closed-door, members-only meeting was attended by pop culture celebrities and company presidents, CEOs and CMOs. Questlove, David Blaine, Steve Aoki and Janelle Monáe were all present, as were Levi's president James Curleigh and Vice Media's president Andrew Creighton. Senior representatives of Red Bull, Spotify, GoPro, Citibank, American Express, Hershey and Tinder were just a few major brands there. An ambitious man named Roman Tsunder had gathered the formidable group, who together represented an organization that counts influential figures including the Dalai Lama and Tony Hawk among its members. The point of this meeting was partially to please, yes, but also to figure out how to take on the world, as underlined by the organization's name "PTTOW!," or "Plan to Take On the World!" (Exclamation theirs.) ...
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That Secretive Club You've Feared Runs The World Is Real, And Hilarious
Huffington Post - over 1 year
On Oct. 29, a group of roughly 100 rich and powerful people gathered at the upscale restaurant Tao in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan to discuss global domination. The closed-door, members-only meeting was attended by pop culture celebrities and company presidents, CEOs and CMOs. Questlove, David Blaine, Steve Aoki and Janelle Monáe were all present, as were Levi's president James Curleigh and Vice Media's president Andrew Creighton. Senior representatives of Red Bull, Spotify, GoPro, Citibank, American Express, Hershey and Tinder were just a few major brands there. An ambitious man named Roman Tsunder had gathered the formidable group, who together represented an organization that counts influential figures including the Dalai Lama and Tony Hawk among its members. The point of this meeting was partially to please, yes, but also to figure out how to take on the world, as underlined by the organization's name "PTTOW!," or "Plan to Take On the World!" (Exclamation theirs.) ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Aoki
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On July 1, 2016, it was announced that Aoki will make an appearance as both a musical contributor and non-playable character in the video game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
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  • 2015
    In early 2015 he was named as Global Ambassador for the Best Buddies program, which is a non-profit devoted to young people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
    More Details Hide Details Also around that time MTV Latin America awarded Aoki the Chiuku Award for humanitarian work. He was presented with the award at the International Dance Music Awards. Interviews and articles Discographies
    The 2015 science fiction thriller film The Hive features tracks from the album Neon Future by Steve Aoki,' who created the soundtrack and also serves as an executive producer. Produced by Cary Granat of the Scream franchise, the film stars Gabriel Basso and Kathryn Prescott, and has been described as a "disgusting terror of a love story involving a virus that manifests itself as eye-bulging goo." The trailer debuted publicly through Nerdist.com on July 11, 2015.
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    Aoki performed at the 2015 Ultra Music Festival in Miami Beach on May 21.
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    The 2015 horror film The Hive features tracks from the album Neon Future by Aoki, who created the soundtrack and also serves as an executive producer.
    More Details Hide Details Aoki is also the central character in the documentary I'll Sleep When I'm Dead. He is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations.
  • 2014
    He also earned the Guinness record for "most traveled musician in one year," with 161 shows in 41 countries in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Since early in his career Aoki has been involved with various charities, and EDM.com named him No. 1 on their list of the eleven most charitable EDM producers. He is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations. Among the organization's fundraising methods are Aoki's touring events, "memorabilia auctions," and collaborations with other artists.
    In 2014, Aoki was awarded two Guinness World Records, one for the "longest crowd cheer," and also for the "most amount of glow sticks for thirty seconds."
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    Aoki appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks in December 2014.
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    The first part of Aoki's two-part album, Neon Future I, was released on Dim Mak Records and Ultra Records on September 30, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details In the United States it peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums, and No. 4 on the Independent Albums chart. In Belgium, it reached No. 68 on the Ultratop 200 Albums chart. In May 2015, it was announced that Relativity Productions had acquired the rights to distribute the documentary I'll Sleep When I'm Dead in the United States. Filmed during the making of his Neon Future double album, the film is focused on Aoki and delves into his family history, lifestyle, music, and his business. It is co-produced by Matthew Weaver and David Gelb, who together had previously worked on the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams Of Sushi. Among the executive producers are Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley. As with the first in the series, Aoki released a number of promo singles leading up to the release of Neon Future II. The second of those singles, "Darker Than Blood," came out on April 14, 2015, and features vocals from Linkin Park. According to Aoki, the song had been a work in progress since 2012 and Mike Shinoda rewrote Aoki's original lyrics to make them darker, because Shinoda thought Aoki's original lyrics were "too happy". Neon Future II was released on May 12, 2015 through Dim Mak. Among other artists, the second Neon Future featured Snoop Lion and Rivers Cuomo. It peaked at No. 2 on the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart, among other placements in the United States.
    Aoki's song "Back To Earth", featuring Fall Out Boy, was used in the 2014 film Step Up: All In, while his collaborative single "Freak" with Diplo and Deorro, featuring Steve Bays, was used in the 2014 film 22 Jump Street.
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    His track "Flight" in 2014 was used in a commercial for Sol Republic.
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    His track "Get Me Outta Here" was used in a Scion commercial in 2014 as well, while "Free the Madness" was used in a 2014 Bud Light commercial.
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  • 2013
    From 2013 to 2014 his track "Boneless" was used in a number of commercials, with companies including Scion, Budweiser, and Sol Republic.
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    Aoki finished in 6th place in the 2013 America's Best DJ competition-a vote and promotion to find out the country's most popular DJ conducted by DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ.
    More Details Hide Details From 2011 to 2014 he had a number of other tracks included in television shows, commercials, and film. This included "I'm In the House," used in the music festival documentary Electric Daisy Carnival in 2011, which in 2014 was used in a trailer for the comedy Think Like A Man Too as well. In 2012 his track "Beat Down," featuring Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, was used in a promo for the reality show Bad Girls All-Star Battle.
    On October 11, 2013, Aoki collaborated with Linkin Park on the song "A Light That Never Comes" that was included on the remix album, Recharged, 18 days later.
    More Details Hide Details Several remixes of the song were added on the January 2014 digital download EP A Light That Never Comes (Remixes). "A Light That Never Comes" was used in films such as Expendables 3.
    Aoki was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album for Wonderland at the 2013 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
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    Aoki has released several Billboard-charting studio albums as well, notably Wonderland, which was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The first part of Aoki's two-part album, Neon Future I, was released on September 30, 2014, and reached No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums in the United States. The second album, Neon Future II, features artists such as Snoop Lion and Rivers Cuomo, and in Belgium it reached No. 93 on the Ultratop 200 Albums chart.
  • 2012
    Also in 2012, he won an EDM Effect Woodie Award by MTVu, and the following year he was nominated for his first Grammy.
    More Details Hide Details Aoki finished in 6th place in the 2013 America's Best DJ competition conducted by DJ Times magazine, and finished in 8th place in 2013 and 10th place in 2014 for DJ Mags Top 100 DJs competition.
    On December 11, 2012, Aoki released his first EP, It's the End of the World As We Know It, which includes three songs.
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    Aoki's first solo album, Wonderland, was released January 2012 and features guest vocalists and musicians LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Kay, Travis Barker, will.i.am aka Zuper Blahq, Wynter Gordon, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, Lovefoxxx of CSS, Big John Duncan (former guitarist of the punk band The Exploited), and others.
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  • 2010
    Producer-songwriter Lucas Secon confirmed in a May 2010 interview with HitQuarters that he and Rivers Cuomo had recently worked with Aoki on a single.
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    In March 2010 Aoki released "I'm in the House", a collaboration with Zuper Blahq—alter-ego of The Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am.
    More Details Hide Details The song charted at No. 29 in the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release, and later entered the UK Dance Chart and the UK Indie Chart, peaking within the top five in each chart. The song was featured on an Episode of MTV's Jersey Shore, as well as in the feature film Piranha and the trailer for Think Like A Man.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    He has played lesser-traveled regions – in 2009 he played a show in Beijing, China with Diplo at a night organised by promoters Split Works.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2012, Aoki was added to the Pollstar Top 100 North American Tours in their 2012 Mid Year Report. The list designated Aoki as the highest grossing dance artist in North America for the first half of the year.
    On November 10, 2009, Aoki released a remix for Drake's song "Forever".
    More Details Hide Details The song features Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. The track made it to the top of Hype Machine's chart in December 2009. Through relentless touring he gained huge support from colleges. He is widely known for his acrobatic crowd surfing stunts, throwing cake at fans, spraying champagne bottles, and riding rafts on the dance floor. Performing an average of 250 shows a year, he has recently started touring with production via bus tours, like the spring 2012 Deadmeat Tour, when he headlined more than 55 cities in 60 dates across the United States and Canada. Many of the artists Aoki collaborates with make appearances on tour with him.
  • 2008
    He remixed the track "When The Wind Blows" that features on the UK edition of The All-American Rejects 2008 album When The World Comes Down.
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    He had an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 on August 2, 2008 and again on October 27, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Aoki has collaborated with fellow producers and thus far has released singles with The Bloody Beetroots, Armand Van Helden of Duck Sauce, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Tai, Chris Lake, Angger Dimas, Sidney Samson, and Tiesto. In his interviews, Twitter feed or from his YouTube channel he has shown teasers or has discussed doing future collaborations with Diplo, Knife Party, Datsik, Chris Lake, and more. He has remixed many artists and bands, including Jackson 5, Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mike Posner, Girls Generation, All American Rejects, Refused, The Killers, Bassnectar, Lenny Kravitz, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, S.P.A., Kid Cudi, Fërnando Oviedo, Chester French, and Peaches.
    Aoki's debut mix album, Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles was released in January 2008.
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  • 2006
    In May 2006, Aoki became a board member for MC5 bassist Michael Davis' Music Is Revolution Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides music education support within public schools.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Aoki founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details The label has released music by other electro house artists such as MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal, and Mustard Pimp, as well as Bloc Party, The Kills, Klaxons, Infected Mushroom, Scanners, Whitey, and Mystery Jets. Aoki teamed up with Blake Miller of the LA-based band Moving Units to produce remixes. The duo of Miller and Aoki work under the moniker Weird Science. Aoki has also been in numerous bands, including This Machine Kills, which released an album on Ebullition Records, Esperanza, and The Fire Next Time.
  • 1995
    Steven Hiroyuki Aoki was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Newport Beach, California. He graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1995, where he was a player on the varsity badminton team.
    More Details Hide Details He is the third child of Rocky Aoki and Chizuru Kobayashi. His Japanese father was a former wrestler who also founded the restaurant chain Benihana. He has two older siblings, sister Kana (who is sometimes called by her middle name "Grace"), and brother Kevin (owner of Doraku Sushi restaurant). He also has three half-siblings, all of whom are younger: half-brother Kyle and half-sisters Echo and Devon, a model and actress. As a child, Steve lived with his grandfather and grandmother, his mother, and his two older siblings. Aoki attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with 2 BAs; one in Feminist Studies and the other in Sociology. In college, he produced do-it-yourself records and ran underground concerts out of his Biko room in the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative, which was located in Isla Vista, a section of residential land adjacent to UCSB. As a concert venue, the apartment became known as The Pickle Patch. By his early 20s, Aoki had built his own record label, which he named Dim Mak – a reference to his childhood hero, Bruce Lee.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born on November 30, 1977.
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