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Steve Aoki

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    June 30, 2014

    Aoki in Dadeland Continues Benihana Legacy

    Chances are you've heard of Benihana, the famous teppanyaki chain that spread like wildfire across America. Well, did you know that the son of Rocky Aoki (the founder of Benihana) is the founder of Doraku, and that he's related to the global superstar DJ Steve Aoki, and that the new teppanyaki joint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Five EDM Child Stars

    EDM's biological clock must be ticking. All the big DJs are having babies. It appears the next big trend is child stars. They may be young, but they've got moves enough to get the attention of heavy hitters. Famous jocks like Steve Aoki, A-Trak (once a 15-year-old child star himself), DJ Cassidy, a ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

    There's something about the warm, salty South Beach air that captivates all who walk through its sandy shores and makes them fall in love with the Magic City. Maybe it's the whole sultry Latino vibe we've got going on, or maybe it's just all the nightly parties packed with flawless beauties and wor ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

    We're so lucky we get to call the Magic City home. That's why this Thanksgiving we're gonna stuff our faces with shots of Patrón (or cake from the master baker Steve Aoki himself) and fill our head with uhntz-uhntz hits from John Dahlbäck, rap beats from the Aussie princess Iggy Azalea, and othe ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

    It may only be Tuesday, but hey, at least you survived all of those dreadful meetings, went through countless Monday morning emails, and finally got over that weekend hangover. And with all of the SoBe parties going down this week, from R. Kelly's official afterparty to Steve Aoki's Aokify America ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Who Wants Free Tickets for Steve Aoki's Aokify Tour With Waka Flocka at LIV Miami?

    Wanna get caked?! Good. Because EDM superstar, Dim Mak label head, and master baker Steve Aoki has been slaving away in the kitchen, prepping hundreds of sweet, edible props for his Aokify America Tour with Brick Squad boss, rapper, and dessert enthusiast Waka Flocka Flame. Stevie's been mixing up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Ten Most Played-Out EDM Songs

    Some songs just never die. You could run them into the ground at 100 mph, but they'll be right there around the corner, waiting to be dropped in the very next set you hear. Some of them have been around for decades. And some of them are new, but feel as old and used as a middle-aged whore. In a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    EDM's Five Most Annoying Buzzwords

    Whether you like it or not, dance music runs the world and therefore the cultural lexicon. We're going to go ahead and say that's a bad thing. Our hashtag-driven, buzz-worthy reality is giving us a headache, mostly because you dancing assholes can't stop saying the same shit over and over again. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Azealia Banks's "No Problems" Video, Shot at Ultra 2013: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

    How weird was it to wake up this past weekend and not immediately jump on the Metrorail bound for Ultra Music Festival? After two consecutive weeks of fist-pumping, (almost) naked raver bros, nipple pasties, and Molly, the earliest stages of rave withdrawal were starting to creep in to our central ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar and Karmaloop's College Tour Kicking Off at Florida Atlantic University

    When Kendrick Lamar throws a college kegger, there's gonna be "Swimming Pools" filled to the brim with drank. Everybody'll be wilding out like they're "A.D.H.D." And Karmaloop, eMuze, and Neff Headwear will be footing the bill. This Thursday, Kendrick and Karmaloop's Verge Campus Tour 2013 kicks of ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Steve Aoki and Azari & III Talk GHB, Cake, and Show Some Speedo Ass (VIDEO)

    While the bass shook the pool water at the Raleigh Hotel, booties in short shorts bounced up and down. And so did Steve Aoki, who looked like a little kid at Christmas behind the decks. His Dim Mak label's Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week day party brought out not only those on his label ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013

    Steve Aoki: The Neon Punk of EDM

    Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.

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    February 27, 2013

    Six Signs EDM Has Totally Sold Out

    Did you know EDM is a big moneymaker? Nothing sells better than sex, drugs, and uhntz uhntz. And now, thanks to modern technology, you don't even have to be a respectable, talented DJ to cash in on the molly moola express. Corporations are dying to sign contracts with these party professionals. No ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013
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    January 24, 2013

    Ultra Music Festival 2013 Phase 2 Lineup: Alesso, Eric Prydz, Snoop Dogg, Tons More

    Just when you thought the party couldn't get any better, Ultra Music Festival has announced its Phase 2 lineup. So let's not bother with the formalities. Here's who's been added: Alesso, Benny Benassi, Dirty South, Dog Blood (Boys Noize & Skrillex), Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell, Loco D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Six Best EDM Riders: From Deadmau5 to Pauly D and Diplo

    If Crossfade were a superstar DJ, we wouldn't perform a single show without four cases of cherry vanilla cola, two bottles of Black Label whisky, a picture of our mom, a pink umbrella, and a drumming monkey. That's not even too bad. Just take a look at the ridiculous requests from some of your fav ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
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    November 8, 2012

    Araabmuzik, "MVP of the MPC," Headlining Mansion Miami's Super Fridays

    One of the first critiques hurled at electronic music (usually from an individual of the guitar-bass-drums persuasion) is the performers "aren't doing anything." This is a valid charge. Are you really trying to tell us in between smashing people in the face with cake and washing it off with a water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Steve Aoki on Three Dead at Madrid Concert: "Deepest Condolences and Heart Felt Prayers"

    Before the show, Steve Aoki tweeted, "MADRID!!!!! HOLA! IM HERE IN YOUR CITY! READY TO PARTY WITH U! SOLD OUT TONIGHT! WOOHOOO!" But Halloween went bad in the Spanish capital, where Aoki's concert ended in tragedy after three women died in a post-show stampede. Spin reports that paramedics were ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Who Wants Free Tickets for Steve Aoki's Cirque De Mansion Bash on Wednesday?

    See also "Steve Aoki Talks Snorkeling in the Keys" -- "Steve Aoki Throws a Birthday Cake on the Crowd at Ultra Music Festival 2012." Eager beat freaks ... Have you been fantasizing about a free faceful of cake, champagne, and cartoon titties, courtesy of professional party boy and Dim Mak label bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Best Fourth of July 2012 Parties on South Beach

    America celebrates its 236th birthday this year, and the parallels between our relatively young nation and the popularity spike of electronic dance music are becoming increasingly clear. From our ties to England to first-generation embodiments of the American Dream, this year's Fourth of July part ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012
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    April 24, 2012

    Steve Aoki Will Throw Cake in an 18 Year Old's Face at Grand Central Miami on May 17

    Steve Aoki is the DJ equivalent of Shamu. If you're in the first ten rows, you're gonna get splashed. It used to be that you only had to worry about some sweat and a champagne shower. Of course, though, Aoki's gotta keep raising the ante. So there's a good chance that you front-rowers are gonna get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    New York Times Article says, "Electronic Dance Music is the New Rock 'N Roll"

    The New York Times ran a piece today titled, "Electronic Dance Genre Tempts Investors," as though everybody didn't already know that there is good money in booze and titties. The article cites the rise of the dance music megabashes - Electric Daisy, Hard and, of course, Ultra Music Festival - as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Steve Aoki Throws a Birthday Cake on the Crowd at Ultra Music Festival 2012

    ​Confetti, smoke machines, champagne, an inflatable raft, crowd surfing, and a beat-freaking birthday cake ... It isn't surprising to find all these props at a Steve Aoki show. He's known for hyping the crowd with his ridiculous stunts. But Aoki definitely ratched up the action during his set at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Top Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week Parties for Friday, March 23

    ​Are you ready to spend the next three days penned inside the gates of Bayfront Park like some kinda wild, half-naked, EDM-addled party animal? With just 18,000 seconds till Ultra Music Festival starts uhntz-uhntz-ing like a raver dry heaving after too many pep pills, you might be frantically pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Top Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week Parties for Wednesday, March 21

    ​Happy hump day, beat freaks. How fuckin' rowdy was Steve Aoki last night at Mansion? The Dim Mak Miami party was so worth the $2,500 VIP table for six. Our frat bros loved it. They met so many women named Molly, flirted with all of them. In fact, after Aoki's set, Molly and the guys ended up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Top Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week Parties for Tuesday, March 20

    ​Are you still alive? Yes? Good. Because there are still six more days of partying. God help your liver.Today marks the official start of Miami Music Week (AKA Ultra Week), so that means big parties from here on out. Still, if you are looking for something a bit more underground, head for Downtown ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 6, 2012

    Miami Music Week 2012: Dim Mak Double-Penetrates Miami at Mansion and Dream Hotel

    ​​Before Steve Aoki was voted DJ Most Likely to Waste Champagne, he already had a pretty sweet reputation as the head of Dim Mak records. When he started the label back in 1996, he focused mainly on signing massive indie rock acts like Battles, Bloc Party and The Von Bondies. But just like all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Hard's Holy Ship! 2013 Electronic Music Cruise Sold Out in 28 Hours

    ​The world's greatest sea-bound rave has sold out a full year from its next scheduled sailing date. Just last month, Hard's Holy Ship! hit the high seas for its maiden voyage, carrying Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Diplo, A-Trak, and 3000 bikini-ready party people to the Bahamas and back. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Hard's Holy Ship! Electronic Music Cruise "Will Return in 2013"

    ​Exactly 26 days ago, Hard's Holy Ship! electronic music cruise packed Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Rusko, Diplo, A-Trak, dozens of other professional party starters, and 3000 beat freaks onto the MSC Poesia for a full weekend of uhntz-uhntz-ing across the high seas. And yes, there were a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Hard's Holy Ship Cruise Announces Final Lineup and Full Music Schedule

    ​Get Hard 'cause it's almost time to cruise. Nine months ago, Crossfade reported that the Los Angeles party posse, electronic music festival, and touring club event run by Gary Richards (AKA Destructo) was planning to take its electro steez to the high seas aboard the MSC Poesia, sailing out of P ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Identity Festival 2011: Steve Aoki Talks Dim Mak Pop-Up Shop and Snorkeling in the Keys

    Photo by Mark the Cobra Snake via on.fb.me/thecobrasn​akeFB​Dude's got a reputation as a one-man rock show. He feeds entire magnums of pricey champagne to his fans for fun. He crowdsurfs and stagedives like a crusty punk let loose in the club. And he's got a beautiful mane of long black hair th ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 22, 2011

    Pure Party Tracks and Free Vodka Shots With Steve Aoki at Mansion July 2

    via steveaoki.com​Down here in the Magic City, if there's one thing we really love, it's a good show. So even if you're not crazy about Steve Aoki's mixes, at least you can expect a night of instantly recognizable party tracks, crowdsurfing, stage-diving, The Lion King theme music, and free vodka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Five Electro Dudes With Secret Hardcore Kid Pasts

    Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller is an ex-punk. Who else?​This weekend, while you're spending Memorial Day sipping a fruity mixed drink and fist pumping to the newest Ke$ha dubstep remix, take a good long hard look at the DJ. Yeah, lots of ravers and club kids have full sleeves. But there's a good chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Identity Electronic Music Festival Announces Three Ticket Packages for May 20 Presale

    Get your fix with Steve Aoki.​If, like Crossfade, you're a total electronic music junkie, you must be going crazy, chewing your lips, and sweating through your DayGlo t-shirt. You just want that uhntz uhntz. And so far, the Identity Festival has been playing plenty of purposefully secretive game ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Identity Festival Miami Lineup Revealed

    Hercules and Love Affair​More news on the upcoming Identity Festival happening August 25 at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park: There is now a Miami-specific lineup for the event. And while it unfortunately excludes some of our favorites (Modeselektor and Pete Tong), there are still plenty ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Steve Aoki at Ultra Music Festival 2011 Day Three, March 27

    Photo by Ian WitlenSteve Aoki celebrates by sitting on his gear.​Steve Aoki Ultra Music Festival's Live Stage Bicentennial Park March 27, 2011 Better Than: A Benihana chef's onion volcano. If you're a sucker for hibachi like I am, then you probably already knew that Steve Aoki comes from Jap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Halloween Weekend: Gatsby Gone Goth, Masquerade Motel, Steve Aoki, and More

    Photo by Lex HernandezEvil clowns overran Keys 'N' Krates.​Somewhere right now, a Halloween moon is still rising. And evil clowns, half-naked ladies, and psychopathic serial killers are raging through their 60th hour of candy- and cocaine-fueled mayhem in a (literally) underground club. But if yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Five Halloween Freak Fests From South Beach to Downtown

    Take the pain at Hellrotika.​All Hallows' Eve is upon us. And this secular holiday is particularly important for three types of people: (1) those obsessed with vampires and werewolves, (2) those who've been dying to hide behind a mask all year, and (3) those yearning to look sexy. All of the above ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    June 24, 2010
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    January 15, 2010

    Nightlife Review: Steve Aoki at LIV, January 13

    Photo by Nicole CussellSteve Aoki takes a rare break to stand still.Steve Aoki is a rock star ... or so it seemed by the turn out at the Dirty Hairy party Wednesday night. The monster venue was packed with bodies early on, with those hoping to avoid LIV's notoriously exasperating cattle call at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Flyer of the Week: Steve Aoki at Mansion November 25

    ​Why does aging Cali club kid Steve Aoki always seem to be everywhere all the time? He's like some kind of superhuman funhouse mirror, multiplying his slick indie-slouch image a million and one times throughout the mediated universe. It's kinda creepy ... Wherever I look (music mags, dark alleys, ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    July 15, 2009

    Steve Aoki Returns to LIV July 29

    Steve AokiIf anyone embodies the indie-dance phenomenon the best its Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki. The hipsterati mogul is notorious for crowd surfing, pouring endless bottles of Grey Goose into open mouths, and hyping the crowd to the brink of insanity. His music on the other hand isn't exactly blowi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Random Abum Review: MSTRKRFT - Fist Of God

    MSTRKRFTFist Of God(Dim Mak)Three words: Worst. Album. Ever. MSTRKRFT should be glad we don't have a rating system here on Crossfade, because if we did, they would rightfully receive a zero-star rating from us. Honestly, we really wanted to like this album, but there is just no getting around how bi ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Steve Aoki at B.E.D. at December 26

    As far as DJs we're dying to see, we'll admit that Dim Mak/Cinespace founder Steve Aoki is pretty low on our list. It's not that Aoki isn't entertaining, he is, but at times he seems to be more about the showmanship than the music. But love him or hate him (there doesn't seem to be a gray area), Aok ... More >>

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