Steve Aoki “Steve Hiroyuki Aoki ” was born in Miami (Florida) on November 30, 1977. Currently known as Steve Aoki, he works as a Dj and producer of electronic dance music or electronic dance music (EDM). According to the TOP 100 made by the magazine DJ magazine, ranks ninth among the 100 best DJs in the world.
Steve Aoki spent his childhood with his maternal grandfather, his mother, and his older siblings in Newport Beach, California. Steve Aoki graduated at the age of 18 at the Newport Harbor High School at the time he was considered one of the best players in the college football team. His parents are Hiroaki Aoki, a Japanese born in Tokyo and Kobayashi Chizuru.
Steve Aoki studied at the University of California (UCLA) and graduated in sociology and women’s studies. In his college years he developed his first musical productions and participated in underground concerts at the headquarters of Santa Barbara, one of UCLA’s public universities. At the age of 20 (1997), he had already released his label “Dim Mak”, since that time he also became an entrepreneur.
For 2006, Steve Aoki’s record label already had a line of clothing designed by the American DJ and his sister, the super model Devon Aoki. He is currently one of the owners of Shin restaurant. Likewise, he has shares in the call center “Deckstar” and in November 2009, he promoted the first edition of his magazine “Aoki”.
Steve Aoki’s artistic career
“Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles” is the debut album of Steve Aoki, diffused in 2008 includes mixes of themes of Datarock, Justice, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, MSTRKRFT, with the voices of Kid Sister, Amanda Blank, Mickey Avalon, pass Rock, Uffie, among Other. As a curious fact, “Pillowface” is a character created by the American Dj, who works as an alter ego of himself, has a lot of time without resting but still working.
Throughout his life, Steve Aoki has been part of several bands of music, among these “This Machine kills”, with which he had a record production under the signature Ebullition records. In January 2012 launched “Wonderland”, an album produced by Dim Mak Records and Ultra Records, it is a record production that features the participations of LMFAO, Will.I.Am, Kid Cudi, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Travis Barker of Blink 182.
Throughout his artistic career, Steve Aoki has made new mixes of pieces made by artists such as Drake, including “Forever”, which also includes the special participation of Eminem, Kanye West and Lil Wayne. This song was ranked in the first place of the statistical analysis conducted by Hype Machine in 2009.
Steve Aoki Today
In 2013, Steve Aoki got two Guinness records in conjunction with his fans during a public appearance in Los Angeles, the first was the largest number of shiny bracelets in 30 seconds and then, by keeping a crowd screaming for about 2 minutes 30 seconds.