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April 22, 2014 | By August Brown
For Steve Aoki fans, today brings news that's even better than a cake in the face . The DJ, producer, label czar and general party purveyor has announced a new album, "Neon Future 1. " It's due out Aug. 12 on his own Dim Mak Records and EDM staple label Ultra Music. It's the first installment of a two-part release, with the second due out in 2015.  The first half of the double album features a huge range of collaborators, including will.i.am, Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun and Bonnie McKee.
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April 22, 2014 | By August Brown
For Steve Aoki fans, today brings news that's even better than a cake in the face . The DJ, producer, label czar and general party purveyor has announced a new album, "Neon Future 1. " It's due out Aug. 12 on his own Dim Mak Records and EDM staple label Ultra Music. It's the first installment of a two-part release, with the second due out in 2015.  The first half of the double album features a huge range of collaborators, including will.i.am, Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun and Bonnie McKee.
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November 1, 2012 | By Randall Roberts
This post has been updated. See below for details. At least three women died Wednesday night at a Steve Aoki performance in Madrid when a tightly packed dance floor turned into a dangerous crowd crush. The three were attending a massive Halloween party called Thriller Music Park at the Madrid Arena, and, according to a report in El País ( via Spin ), police were called around 4 a.m. after being informed of unconscious revelers.  Aoki was the headliner at the Madrid festival, which was approved to be a 10,800 capacity event.
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March 14, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
To say that DJ Steve Aoki has an expressive fan base would be an understatement. The Dim Mak Records founder holds the Guinness World Record for the longest scream by a crowd: At 80 decibels, it rang for 2 minutes and 20 seconds in L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium last November. That fan base, as it turns out, is artistic too. Aoki appeared Tuesday night at the L.A. event space Scion Av Installation for the opening of an exhibition showcasing “Mementos: Ten Years of Fan-Made Artwork.” As Aoki winds his way around the world playing electronic house music concerts, he said, his fans present him with hand-drawn and painted appreciations.
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November 17, 2005 | Lina Lecaro, Special to The Times
IT'S 20 minutes shy of midnight, and Dim Mak Records mastermind Steve Aoki is charging through the door at CineSpace on Hollywood Boulevard, weeding through a sea of choppy haircuts and faux-faded rock T-shirts, trailed by some pals who just happen to be neo-Britpop sensations Bloc Party, coming down to chill out after their sold-out Palladium show earlier that night.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2010
Last year, over two days, Insomniac Events' Electric Daisy Carnival, now in its 14th year, drew a reported 135,000 people to the Los Angeles Coliseum for a rave that featured carnival rides, a sculpture park and dozens of the world's most popular DJs. This summer's installment, which takes place Friday and Saturday at Exposition Park as well as the Coliseum, promises to be just as big and will feature, among others, MSTRKRFT, Moby, Steve Aoki, Deadmau5...
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April 29, 2007 | Shawn Hubler, Shawn Hubler is a senior writer for West.
Before Steve Aoki became the star of the L.A. indie rock scene-- before his Hollywood record label, before his celebrity as a DJ, before his clothing line and his corporate sponsors--before all that, there was a 13-year-old boy in Newport Beach. He was lonely and impressionable. His parents had been divorced since he was a baby. His mother, an immigrant, spoke Japanese at home.
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April 26, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
In Las Vegas, bigger is always better. That's why this week's opening of MGM Grand's new mega-club Hakkasan has all of Sin City and those who love it watching. There is no Vegas night-life venue quite as large as this five-story, 80,000-square-foot space. It's a glitzy, all-inclusive playground featuring a Michelin-starred modern Cantonese restaurant, a massive nightclub with elaborate cocktail lounges and an Oriental Pavilion with a two-story waterfall. And it's not just for show - Hakkasan has lined up an A-list roster of resident DJs including Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki.
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August 13, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Given that many parts of Southern California only truly experience summer heat for a few scant weeks, it's unfortunate that two of the area's most prominent specialty music festivals, Rock the Bells and the Sunset Strip Music Festival, opted to book their big outdoor events smack in the middle of season. But this weekend as the temperature peaks and the asphalt starts to burn, both will celebrate the past, present, and future of music - albeit with little artistic overlap. Rock the Bells has become the premier hip-hop festival for a reason: Its bookers understand that the music in 2012 is an umbrella term that encompasses many varieties and generations of fans, each of which may need a little schooling in the listening habits of the others.
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August 14, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Times Pop Music Critic
Given that many parts of Southern California truly experience summer heat for only a few scant weeks, it's unfortunate that two of the area's most prominent specialty music festivals, Rock the Bells and the Sunset Strip Music Festival, opted to book their big outdoor events smack in the middle of the season. But this weekend as the temperature peaks and the asphalt starts to burn, both will celebrate the past, present and future of music -- albeit with little artistic overlap. Rock the Bells has become the premier hip-hop festival for a reason: Its bookers understand that the music in 2012 is an umbrella term that encompasses many varieties and generations of fans, each of which may need a little schooling in the listening habits of the others.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
In Las Vegas, bigger is always better. That's why this week's opening of MGM Grand's new mega-club Hakkasan has all of Sin City and those who love it watching. There is no Vegas night-life venue quite as large as this five-story, 80,000-square-foot space. It's a glitzy, all-inclusive playground featuring a Michelin-starred modern Cantonese restaurant, a massive nightclub with elaborate cocktail lounges and an Oriental Pavilion with a two-story waterfall. And it's not just for show - Hakkasan has lined up an A-list roster of resident DJs including Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki.
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April 8, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Kendrick Lamar is taking his breakout debut,  “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” on the road with his first world tour. The Compton rapper, currently headlining a spring college trek with Steve Aoki, will take his good kid, m.A.A.d city world tour across the U.S. and Europe this summer. Lamar is taking a break between his tour with Aoki, and his summer jaunt. After he wraps his spring trek May 4, his world tour launches the next day with a slot at the SunFest Music and Arts Festival in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is scheduled to hit a number of festivals,, including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.
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November 1, 2012 | By Randall Roberts
This post has been updated. See below for details. At least three women died Wednesday night at a Steve Aoki performance in Madrid when a tightly packed dance floor turned into a dangerous crowd crush. The three were attending a massive Halloween party called Thriller Music Park at the Madrid Arena, and, according to a report in El País ( via Spin ), police were called around 4 a.m. after being informed of unconscious revelers.  Aoki was the headliner at the Madrid festival, which was approved to be a 10,800 capacity event.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Times Pop Music Critic
Given that many parts of Southern California truly experience summer heat for only a few scant weeks, it's unfortunate that two of the area's most prominent specialty music festivals, Rock the Bells and the Sunset Strip Music Festival, opted to book their big outdoor events smack in the middle of the season. But this weekend as the temperature peaks and the asphalt starts to burn, both will celebrate the past, present and future of music -- albeit with little artistic overlap. Rock the Bells has become the premier hip-hop festival for a reason: Its bookers understand that the music in 2012 is an umbrella term that encompasses many varieties and generations of fans, each of which may need a little schooling in the listening habits of the others.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Given that many parts of Southern California only truly experience summer heat for a few scant weeks, it's unfortunate that two of the area's most prominent specialty music festivals, Rock the Bells and the Sunset Strip Music Festival, opted to book their big outdoor events smack in the middle of season. But this weekend as the temperature peaks and the asphalt starts to burn, both will celebrate the past, present, and future of music - albeit with little artistic overlap. Rock the Bells has become the premier hip-hop festival for a reason: Its bookers understand that the music in 2012 is an umbrella term that encompasses many varieties and generations of fans, each of which may need a little schooling in the listening habits of the others.
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July 31, 2012 | By Eddie Velosa
Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, touted as the world's largest music festival, came to an end on Sunday night, but not before it had seen what is believed to be one of the last performances of EDM superstars Swedish House Mafia as a trio, debuted a new single from movement hero David Guetta and transformed Flanders' De Schorre National Park for tens of thousands of fans. The festival's last two days saw a world-class lineup of headliners throwing out two-hour sets, including Afrojack, Grammy Award-winning producer Skrillex, Martin Solveig and Guetta.
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July 31, 2012 | By Eddie Velosa
Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, touted as the world's largest music festival, came to an end on Sunday night, but not before it had seen what is believed to be one of the last performances of EDM superstars Swedish House Mafia as a trio, debuted a new single from movement hero David Guetta and transformed Flanders' De Schorre National Park for tens of thousands of fans. The festival's last two days saw a world-class lineup of headliners throwing out two-hour sets, including Afrojack, Grammy Award-winning producer Skrillex, Martin Solveig and Guetta.
NEWS
August 3, 2006 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda, Special to The Times
YOU know you're on the Westside when you're at a bar and you've had several conversations with strangers. Pleasant conversations. Musings about fashion, art, music, weather. It just doesn't happen that often in Hollywood, where people travel in cliques and outsiders are often eschewed. At Holly's West, a fresh new nightspot in Santa Monica, clubbers appear to be having a good time chilling with anyone who happens to show up. The sister club to Holly's, a Hollywood hot spot owned by SGM Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2010
Last year, over two days, Insomniac Events' Electric Daisy Carnival, now in its 14th year, drew a reported 135,000 people to the Los Angeles Coliseum for a rave that featured carnival rides, a sculpture park and dozens of the world's most popular DJs. This summer's installment, which takes place Friday and Saturday at Exposition Park as well as the Coliseum, promises to be just as big and will feature, among others, MSTRKRFT, Moby, Steve Aoki, Deadmau5...
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