What Up Mixsters! Steve Aoki is about to be in the mother fucking house this weekend, here to deliver the bombastic beats the youth so crave in a SD exclusive double feature. First, he whomps into RAVEhouse for a Sunday funday techno grindfest, and then at nightfall he heads to the second ever 18+ show within the hallowed walls of Voyeur. Steve Aoki is a modern visionary and the founder of Dim Mak records. Not familiar with that particular label? Steve saw the potential some of the top artists of today, including Armand Van Helden, MSTRKRFT, the Bloody Beetroots, and some of my personal favorites too, like the Kills, Battles, Bloc Party, and Shinichi Osawa. He plays clubs and festivals all over the world and specializes in murder on the dance floor; this show will be loud, it will be funky, and it will leave you feeling spent — and aching for more.
His various collaborations with some of the industries finest cement his status as a Must See DJ. I’m sure you’ve heard this little number before: Steve’s animalistic howls and insatiable wants in the infamous Bloody Beetroots Banger Warp 1.9 helped turned this song into an instant club classic. Even though this song is about as underground as Tiesto is now, it will always remain one of the most raw, energetic party starters around. And performed live, it has never failed to ignite an absolutely out of control wild fire, that scorches the crowd with all out burning delight.
Afrojack partners with him on No Beef, a furious bass drum dutch house beast that will definitely work out the speakers at Voyeur. Pounding bass, dance hall rhythms, and slide vocals about fucked up camels…. What’s not to like?
The great thing about Aoki’s remix of Kid Cudi’s Pursuit of Happiness is that it takes the original — a fun, catchy song about inebriation and good ol’ times — and turns it into an epic, mesmerizing anthem about inebriation and good times. This track is fire, and will ABSOLUTELY knock the house down.
Pursuit of Happiness (feat. Ratatat and MGMT) Steve Aoki Remix
Here’s another banger collab with the late, great DJ AM. (RIP amigo) There’s that same characteristic AM spinning on the track, but it has the signature Aoki touch on it: Where it instantly makes the original track much more danceable… This remix truly demonstrates that Aoki was born to start the party.
And last but not least, here’s Steve Aoki donning the producer hat for his first original track, featuring the mysterrriousssss ZUPER BLAHQ ( just kidding, it’s totally will.i.am). This track sums up pretty effectively Aoki’s sound, his past accomplishments (listen for minute typical LA-prototype long name drop session), and how epic the show will be on Sunday.
If you like any of these tracks, anything off Dim Mak Records, or shit, if you just like to party, make sure you don’t miss both his performance on the sizzling sands at RAVEhouse and at Voyeur this Sunday; I’ll see you there.
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By: Elliott Sencan