Steve Aoki

Steve Hiroyuki Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records. Steve Aoki began his DJ career under the moniker “Kid Millionaire” which brought him a lot of success in the hip-hop community. After he grew out of this image, focusing on his label Dim Mak as well as setting up some of the biggest parties in L.A. Dim Mak has released music by other electro house artists such as Datsik, Infected Mushroom, Dada Life, Zeds Dead, his own collaboration with Tiesto, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal and Mustard Pimp, as well as by Bloc Party, Battles, The Kills, The Gossip, Klaxons, Scanners, Whitey, and Mystery Jets among others. The label has released more than 250 records. Aoki’s debut mix album, Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles was released in January 2008. He also had an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 in August 2008. Aoki’s solo album Wonderland was released January 2012 and featured guest vocalists and musicians LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, Will.I.AM aka Zuper Blahq, Wynter Gordon, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, Lovefoxxx of CSS, Big John, former guitarist of the punk band The Exploited, and others. 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, Chester French and Peaches. Through touring he gained huge support from colleges. During the Deadmeat Tour he headlined in more than 55 cities across the United States and Canada. Aoki is also a board member for MC5 bassist Michael Davis’ Music Is Revolution Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides music education support within public schools. Aoki has collaborated with artists the likes of Boys Noize, The Faint, D.i.M., The Bloody Beetroots, and Junkie Xl. Also involved in fashion, Aoki has developed lines for KR3W Apparel, Supra Footwear, headphones for WESC, and in 2009 sunglasses with KSUBI, headwear with NEFF, bags with Burton, and a men’s/women’s range with his sister Devon.