Steve Aoki recently celebrated his birthday at The Shrine in LA, with plenty of ferocious beats & cake to go around. We caught up with him before the show to talk about his new EP “IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT” & some exciting new collaborations with Diplo & Knife Party.
this year I’ve spent the whole year supporting it. So any days off I had
were for fun time and collaborations. Three new songs are
going to surface December 11th from my EP, IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE
producers and worked on tracks it was somewhat sporadic so I was either going to
put them as singles or be like, “F*ck it, let’s just put them all together as like this ‘End Of
The World 2012′ crazy sh*t.” I did one track with Angger Dimas, one track with Dan Sena, and another
track with Rune RK. I got Kay on Singularity and Miss Palmer on Omega; I’m
actually going to play those two songs tonight.
to play another new one tonight that we wrote together three days ago. I’m not done with it
yet, but I want to hear it on a club sound system and see how the crowd reacts
called Turn Up The Volume and in the music video there were exploding cakes hitting
people in the face. To tie it into the song, whenever I played it I would
cake people and that was really the start of it. Now
people want it all the time.
fashion label I’m getting off the ground. We got a licensing deal, so we’re finally getting our stuff to chain stores. Fashion and
music are my two main projects of life.
obsessed with Bruce Lee. He’s my childhood hero and I wanted to have some kind of
connection with him.
going to come out soon.
year. I’ll be playing that one tonight. I’ve also got a new one with Diplo that that will be coming out soon. I want to
continue to play more artist-based sets so people come see
me and get to hear all my music. The music is everything;
whether you’re listening to my music in the car or when at my shows, I
want people to think of my music first. I want that to be the primary reason why
people are coming.