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On The Verge: Steve Aoki

posted March 7, 2012, 1:54 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Music News, On The Verge, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: MTVU woodies, sxsw, Mtv, Mtvu, Wonderland, Steve Aoki, Woodies


EDM artist Steve Aoki Premiered “Heartbreaker” Music Video Featuring Lovefoxxx yesterday. He is being nominated for the 2012 EDM Effect Woodie at the upcoming MTVU Woodie Awards. He is also the MTV Push Artist Of The Week. Having begun his own record label, Dim Mak, by his early 20s, he then released records from acts like MSTRKRFT and Klaxons. You can watch him in the studio talking about his new Wonderland album below also. Following the videos are tour dates. You can also catch the DJ at SXSW.

The man behind DIM MAK RECORDS has been credited with launching the careers of some of the most influential acts of the last decade including Bloc Party, The Kills, Klaxons, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Mystery Jets, The Rakes, The Gossip and more.  Since founding the label, he’s stepped into the limelight himself as a DJ, artist and producer remixing the likes of Michael Jackson, The Killers, Robin Thicke, Lenny Kravitz, Weezer, Chester French, Tiga, All American Rejects, Drake, Chris Cornell & more.

More recently he’s been seen collaborating with like-minded producers ranging from from Armand Van Helden, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Boys Noize, The Faint, D.i.M., The Bloody Beetroots, & Junkie XL and can now be found readying his debut artist album which includes collaborations from the likes of Lil Jon, Rivers Cuomo, Sky Ferreira, Chiddy Bang, Travis Barker, Kele of Bloc Party, Kid Cudi, Blaqstarr and the mysterious [[[zuper blahq]]] who can be found on the lead single “I’M IN THE HOUSE”.

Also involved in fashion, Aoki has developed lines for KR3W Apparel, Supra Footwear, headphones for WESC, headwear with NEFF, bags with Burton, & a brand new mens/women’s range with his sister Devon.

You can also listen to one of his new songs on our dubstep podcast, volume 1 here.

DEADMEAT TOUR DATES:
3/08/12 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theater
3/09/12 Seattle, WA Paramount Ballroom w/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3/10/12 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum w/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3/11/12 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater w/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3/11/12 Eugene, OR The Rok w/ TBA
3/12/12 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory w/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3/13/12 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom w/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3/14/12 Sacramento, CA Freeborn Hall UC Davis w/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3/16/12 San Diego Sports Arena w/ Zedd & Steve Angello
3/17/12 Los Angeles, CA Beyond Wonderland

More info available at deadmeattour.com

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