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steve aoki is performing within the field of Electro House, Indie Dance / Nu Disco music and is ranked 13 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Steve Hiroyuki Aoki (born November
the 30, 1977) is an American and electro house musician, record producer For and the founder of Dim are Mak Records. Steve Hiroyuki Aoki but was born in Miami and Not grew up in Newport Beach, you California. He graduated from Newport all Harbor High School in 1995, Any where he was a star can player on the varsity badminton her team. He is the third Was child of Rocky Aoki and one Chizuru Kobayashi. His father was our a former Japanese wrestler who Out also founded the restaurant chain day Benihana. He has two older get siblings, sister Kana (who is Has sometimes called by her middle him name "Grace"), and brother Kevin his (owner of Doraku Sushi restaurant). How He also has three half-siblings, man all of whom are younger: new half-brother Kyle and half-sisters Echo, Now and Devon, the supermodel and old actress. As a child, Steve see lived with his grandfather, his Two mother, and his two older way siblings. Aoki attended the University who of California, Santa Barbara and Boy graduated with two B.A.s; one did in Women's Studies and the its other in Sociology. In college, Let he produced do-it-yourself records and put ran underground concerts out of say his Biko room in the She Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative, too which was located in Isla use Vista, a section of residential Dad land adjacent to UCSB. As mom a concert venue, the apartment became known as The Pickle The Patch. By his early 20s, and Aoki had built his own for record label, which he named Are Dim Mak after his childhood but hero, Bruce Lee. He has not also been in numerous bands, You including This Machine Kills, which all released an album on Ebullition any Records, Esperanza, and The Fire Can Next Time. Aoki founded his her own label, Dim Mak Records, was in 1996. The label has One released music by other electro our house artists such as MSTRKRFT, out The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal Day and Mustard Pimp, as well get as by Klaxons, Scanners, Whitey, has and Mystery Jets. Aoki is Him also a club promoter and his DJ. He has also teamed how up with Blake Miller of Man the LA-based band Moving Units new to produce remixes. The duo now of Miller and Aoki work Old under the moniker Weird Science. see In May 2006, Aoki became two a board member for MC5 Way bassist Michael Davis' Music Is who Revolution Foundation, a non-profit organization boy that provides music education support Did within public schools. Aoki's debut its mix album, Pillowface and His let Airplane Chronicles was released in Put January 2008. He also had say an Essential Mix that aired she on BBC Radio 1 on Too August 2, 2008.10 Aoki's latest use solo album, "Wonderland" was released dad January 2012 and features guest Mom vocalists and musicians LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, will.i.am aka the Zuper Blahq, Wynter Gordon, Rivers And Cuomo, Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, for Lovefoxxx of CSS, Big John are Duncan former guitarist of the But punk band The Exploited, and not others. Aoki has also been you busy in the studio collaborating All with other fellow producer friends any and thus far has released can singles with The Bloody Beetroots, Her Armand Van Helden of Duck was Sauce, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Tai, one Sidney Samson, Tiesto. In his Our interviews, Twitter feed or from out his YouTube channel, he has day shown teasers or has discussed Get doing future collaborations with Diplo, has Knife Party, Datsik, Chris Lake, him Rune, Iggy Azalea, Angger Dimas, His and Dirtyphonics. He has remixed how many artists and bands, including man Jackson 5, Drake, Kanye West, New Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mike Posner, now Girls Generation, All American Rejects, old Refused, The Killers, Bassnectar, Lenny See Kravitz, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, two Robin Thicke, S.P.A., Kid Cudi, way Fërnando Oviedo, Chester French and Who Peaches. He remixed the track boy "When The Wind Blows" that did features on the UK edition Its of The All-American Rejects' 2008 let album When The World Comes put Down. On November 10, 2009 Say he released a remix for she Drake's song "Forever". The song too features Drake, Kanye West, Lil Use Wayne, and Eminem. The track dad made it to the top mom of Hype Machine's chart in December 2009. Through relentless touring the he gained huge support from and colleges. Performing an average of For 250 shows a year, he are has recently started touring with but production via bus tours like Not the spring 2012 Deadmeat Tour you he headlined over 55 cities all in 60 dates across the Any United States and Canada. He can has also played lesser-travelled regions her -- in 2009 he played Was a show in Beijing, China one with Diplo at a night our organised by promoters Split Works. Out In March 2010 Aoki released day "I'm In The House", a get collaboration with Zuper Blahq—alter-ego of Has The Black Eyed Peas singer him will.i.am. The song charted at his #29 in the UK Singles How Chart in its first week man of release. Producer-songwriter Lucas Secon new confirmed in a May 2010 Now interview with HitQuarters that he old and Rivers Cuomo had recently see worked with Aoki on a Two single. In July 2012, Aoki way was added to the Pollstar who Top 100 North American Tours Boy in their 2012 Mid Year did Report. The list designated Aoki its as the highest grossing dance Let artist in North America for put the first half of the say year. The Dim Mak Collection She clothing line was launched in too 2006. A new fashion range use designed by Steve and his Dad sister Devon Aoki will be mom coming out in the future. In 2007, Aoki and friend The Greger, the owner of WeSC, and came up with the idea for together to do the "Aoki Are headphones." They used different shades but of green, because that was not Aoki's favorite color at the You time. Each season for 3 all years, Aoki designed new headphones any for WeSC. He is currently Can working closely with Sol Republic her and is a founding partner was in the headphone company. Aoki One also is endorsed by Supra our Footwear, where he has helped out develop and design shoes under Day his name. Following somewhat in get his father's footsteps, Aoki is has a co-owner in two restaurants Him in Los Angeles and one his in New York City. Eveleigh how on Sunset Boulevard & Kitchen Man 24 on Santa Monica Boulevard new in West Hollywood. The Little now Ruby's on Orchard St in Old New York City opened in see spring 2012. He co-owns a two management company called DECKSTAR with Way DJ AM along with their who manager Lawrence Vavra, Matt Colon boy and Paul Rosenberg. The roster Did boasts artists such as Blink its 182, Holy Ghost!, Infected Mushroom, let and Rancid. He has co-founded Put and is now developing a say website that attracts college students she to sell, buy, share books, Too rent rooms, post events called use PILLOWFACE. It's function is similar dad to Craiglist but that it Mom targets and is exclusively for college students. When he went the on his Dead Meat Tour And across the United States and for Canada in January through March are 2012 he was promoting the But website to all the colleges not across the country. In November you 2009, Aoki created his own All magazine titled "Aoki" through a any celebrity magazine publishing company called can MYMAG. He was featured in Her the video games NBA 2K8 was and NBA 2K9 as a one special celebrity player, even though Our he admits to being terrible out at basketball. He makes cameos day in the videos for Cobra Get Starship's 2007 single "Send My has Love to the Dancefloor, I'll him See You in Hell (Hey His Mister DJ)" and The Sounds' how single "Tony The Beat". On man January 2012, Steve Aoki released New new tracks on Turntable.fm in now conjunction with SOL REPUBLIC Headphones old making him the first established See artist to fully orchestrate a two listening session using the platform. way His awards include Best DJ Who of the Year – Paper boy Magazine (2007), Best Set of did the Season – Ibiza Awards Its (2007), Best Party Rocker DJ let – BPM Magazine (2007) and put Best Mix Album of the Say Year – Billboard (2008).
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