I’m not hugely fond of the phrase “electronic dance music,” although yeah, it seems it has been accepted by now. Just see no need to clarify that the dance music is electronic really.
How can it best be described? Ever heard someone say “electronic video games?” We have. Typically, we’re rocking out to some analog (err.. anti-tron?) video games. Why should you be pinned down by all that technology when you could be playing some foosball, darts, or even making a soapbox derby car? Those things won’t rot you brain. Pretty sure exposure to pixels on a screen has caused brain-damage to patients in blind experiments. Masturbating will make you go blind. That’s also a fact.
Genre annoyances aside, Steve Aoki is awesome and seems to get wild and crazy at his shows. The huge crowds of fans all go along with Aoki, as he truly is, a talented DJ/musician/businessman/etc/etc.
Spraying champagne all over the crowd as people just get more hyped-up. Steve Aoki is awesome because he’s making “electronic dance music” so much more palatable to the masses. I don’t know if it’s science or somethin’, but it’s like… he knows.
If you want to go out and hear some electronic music now, you don’t have to resort to going to snobby clubs where it’s pretty much a sausage fest of music nerds wearing trendy glasses (like you did 10 years ago).
Fun doesn’t discriminate by gender, and it was only a matter of time before someone discovered that… back when electronic music was played most often in illegal venues like warehouses where they would lock everyone inside every time the cops showed-up to hide the fact that a massive party was going on. Tricks like changing the venue last-minute probably don’t work as well these days. Back then, cops generally seemed to have no idea what the electronic music scene was at all. Always good to be into something that isn’t under mass scrutiny just yet.
Have always been a fan of Steve Aoki in interviews. He always seems genuine. I’m no good judge of character or anything, but he seems like the type of guy I’d like to have a beer with. The interview itself has interesting questions. Stuff we’re actually interested to hear what Aoki has to say about!
He’s doing what he loves for a living and that’s a nice luxury to have nowadays.