If you are Asian, have long hair, and have somehow been involved in electronic music in any form, you probably have been mistaken for Steve Aoki at one point or another. Well for Australian YouTuber Jarrad Seng, this happens to him on a weekly basis:
I get mistaken for Steve Aoki a LOT. It's been a weekly thing for the past five years… at music festivals, bars, on Instagram… it even happened on the streets of Barcelona once.
So Jarrad was inspired by the recent catcall videos and had a brilliant idea.
[he] wondered what would happen if [he] did the same thing… but as Steve. At Stereosonic. Where Steve was headlining.
Seng went to a professional stylist to look exactly like Steve, and the response was nothing short of hilarious. People literally charging at him to aggressively grab selfies at every chance. He even goes in the middle of the crowd during Steve's set to really confuse and entertain people, even managing to stage dive at one point.
We're left wondering how many of you are going to dress up exactly like a DJ playing the next festival you attend?
Ookay has had a strong explosion into the electronic world thanks to a series of trap focused remixes and orginals and is now preparing for his biggest release to date with the Ghost EP, coming out next month. He is stepping outside of his signature style and expanding his musical pallette. The EP is filled with some more melodic forward thinking tracks, yet also includes one huge trap anthem "Egg Drop Soup" which we have the exclusive premiere of today. "Egg Drop Soup" has many layers and packs some noticably tighetned up production while hitting just right. This is set to release on the Ghost EP on November 10th on Dim Mak Records. Stream the track below and pre-order the EP off of iTunes.
Ookay – Egg Drop Soup | Pre-order on iTunes
Famed producer Steve Aoki approaches the release of his sophomore studio album Neon Future 1 and manages to drop off a brand new single alongside highly acclaimed bass producer Flux Pavilion that is set to blow up. "Get Me Out Of Here" has a cinematic nature to it as a change of pace dubstep foundation influenced by Flux Pavilion commingles with electro synth work provided by Aoki. You can listen to the world premiere below and pick up your copy on Steve's new album dropping September 30th, which you can pre-order your copy today! Enjoy
Steve Aoki & Flux Pavilion – Get Me Out Of Here | Pre-Order on iTunes
From crushing festivals and clubs as a solo act or with Major Lazer to producing tracks for some of biggest radio stars of our generation, Diplo is one of the busiest acts is music. On top of just producing music, his consistent touring schedule see's him popping up in more places than you can fathom within a calendar year. But this hasn't deterred the iconic mogul from releasing a brand new full length compilation album appropriately titled Random White Dude Be Everywhere via his own imprint label Mad Decent.
The album consists of some of Diplo's biggest hits from the past few years all the way back to "Express Yourself", the song that literally jumpstarted the twerking revolution and radio charting singles "Revolution" and "Boy Oh Boy". New tracks like the recent collab with Steve Aoki and Deorro on "Freak", a monster turn up anthem "6th Gear" which is a joing effort track with DJ Alvaro and Kstylis, and the party banger "Techno" featuring rapper Wacka Flocka Flame. Random White Dude Me Everywhere is pure bliss for on the ears for Diplo fans new and old; listen to the entire album in full below and pick up your own copy through iTunes today. Enjoy!
Diplo – Random White Dude Be Everywhere | iTunes
Steve Aoki teamed up with iconic rapper Waka Flocka Flame for the unlikely electro / rap anthem "Rage The Night Away", which is also one of the lead singles from Steve Aoki's upcoming album. Well the already huge original was just flipped upside down thanks to the unstoppable duo Milo & Otis who are on a roll with a series of tracks over the past few months. They leave the vocals intact and add a new riot inducing drop that will make you jump around uncontrollably. Listen below in full. Enjoy!
Steve Aoki – Rage the Night Away (Ft. Waka Flocka Flame) (Milo & Otis Remix)
LA based producer and DJ LA Riots is back after a brief absence with one of his biggest tracks to date. "Let You Go" features a lovely set of vocals from Ineabell and will be seeing a release through Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. The song manages to blend electro and progressive house for a uplifting festival ready hit. Stream the exclusive premiere below and pick up your copy May 13th. Enjoy!
LA Riots feat. Ineabell – Let You Go | Stream Only
We are very excited to announce our second party we are involved with down in Austin at the annual SXSW. Don't miss the info on our 30+ acts party VIBES that only has a few spots left to attend.
We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Austin's own ScoreMore Shows, JMBLYA festival, and Pink Dolphin clothing to throw one of the hottest parties at SXSW. The lineup feature Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, G-Eazy, Vic Mensa, Tory Lanez, IAMSU, Loudpvck, Keys N Krates, Sage the Gemini, Dillon Cooper Taylor Gang ft: Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods, and more.
The best part the show is completely free, all you have to do is RSVP. SXSW Badges and wristbands do get priority, so show up early if you are without one.
Long before the cake tossing, the raver rafting and the larger than life persona, Steve Aoki was known primarily for producing massive Electro / House tunes that invoked urges of starting a dance-mania without a moments notice. His newest remix of Empire Of The Sun’s indie-electronic single ‘Celebrate‘ will bring the feelings mentioned above; a string of glitchy electro synths are accompanied by a thumping bass line and as the lyrics keep the original song alive! Stream below and above all… Enjoy!
Empire Of The Sun – Celebrate (Steve Aoki Remix) | Stream Only
Dubstep and bass enthusiasts alike have all been affected by the musical creations of UK producer extraordinaire Flux Pavilion. Ever since unleashing the almighty ‘bass cannon’ on a generation of new electronic music fans, the hype has never ceased to end when news of new material comes out. Having delivered a well received album titled ‘Blow The Roof’ earlier this year, Flux Pavilion returns to lime spotlight with massive bass focused five track Freeway EP.
The album starts of with hypnotically fresh blend of dubstep and electro as Flux Pavilion partners up with Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki to create ‘Steve French’. Then comes the collaboration which kicked off the ‘Freeway EPs’ buzz as Dillion Francis and Flux produce a moombasston heater ‘I’m The One’ that contains a perfect combination of hard hitting dubstep with electro/moombahton synths. Both ‘Gold Love’ and ‘Mountains and Molehills’ feature Flux’s signature bass line builds and heavy drops as fellow Brit’s Rosie Oddie and Turin Brakes soulful vocals shine bright on each track respectively. The self-titled ‘Freeway’ which showcases a downtempo synth pattern and soft bursts of bass sounds like an ending track to close out ones set. In its entirity, Flux Pavilion ‘Freeway EP’ delivers yet another fine example of his overall control of bass patterns and drops, leaving him in a league of his own as Flux continues to stamp his authority on the bass world and dubstep genre. Listen to the exclusive full stream of the EP below and pick up your copy through iTunes now.
Flux Pavilion – Freeway EP | iTunes Download
Steve Aoki teamed up with Chris Lake and Tujamo for his latest festival anthem “Boneless” filled with an infectious stabbing lead synth line. This relentless big room house banger which has been getting played out Aoki and other top Dj’s across the world for the past few months and now is finally going to be getting a release. We now get the full audio stream to replay until it’s final release through Dim Make Records. Enjoy.
Steve Aoki & Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless | Stream Only
Anyone unaware of what a Steve Aoki live concert is like, have no fear and look above. He is not your typical DJ, he will stand behind the tables mixing about half the time, and spend the other half riding the crowd with a raft, slamming them with cakes, and untradtional DJ moves. He somehow has managed to make all of these things be what defines him and his live show. You can see it in all his glory on one of the biggest stages he has ever played, main stage at the 2013 Ultra Music Festival. You can watch the entirety above, you can also listen to the mix below. He dropped quite a few new tracks in this mix, see the track-list below. Enjoy!
What are your thoughts on Steve Aoki throwing cakes and riding rafts?
Steve Aoki – Ultra Music Festival 2013 | Download
Full Track-List after the Jump Read more »
The legendary electronic festival taking place in Belgium over the weekend of July 26th – 28th, TomorowLand has announced the first phase of it’s line-up. There are only 7 acts announced so far, but with the festival’s history this is only a sampling of a massive lineup. And this hasn’t stopped tens of thousands from already planning their international trips.
Steve Aoki, Axwell, Alesso, Arty, Marco Carola, Dave Clarke & Dixon are apart of the first phase. What are your thoughts?
UPDATE: New artists will be added everyday. We will be updating this post every day with the new artists.
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick