Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki, the DJ/Producer, among many traits also founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, in 1996. The label has released music by other electro house artists such as Datsik, Infected Mushroom, Dada Life, Zeds Dead, his own collaboration with Tiesto, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal and Mustard Pimp, as well as by Bloc Party, Battles, The Kills, The Gossip, Klaxons, Scanners, Whitey, and Mystery Jets to name a few. The label has released over 250 records so far.


Aoki's debut mix album, Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles was released in January 2008. He also had an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 on August 2, 2008.


Aoki's latest solo album, "Wonderland" was released January 2012 and features guest vocalists and musicians LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, Will.I.AM aka Zuper Blahq, Wynter Gordon, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon, Chiddy Bang, Lovefoxxx of CSS, Big John former guitarist of the punk band The Exploited, and others.


Aoki has also been busy in the studio collaborating with other fellow producer friends and thus far has released singles with The Bloody Beetroots, Armand Van Helden of Duck Sauce, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Tai, Sidney Samson, Tiesto. In his interviews, Twitter feed or from his YouTube channel, he has shown teasers or has discussed doing future collaborations with Diplo, Knife Party, Datsik, Chris Lake, Rune, Iggy Azalea, Angger Dimas, and Dirtyphonics.


He has remixed many artists and bands, including Jackson 5, Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mike Posner, Girls Generation, All American Rejects, Refused, The Killers, Bassnectar, Lenny Kravitz, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, S.P.A., Kid Cudi, Chester French and Peaches.


Through relentless touring he gained huge support from colleges. Performing an average of 250 shows a year, he has recently started touring with production via bus tours like the spring 2012 Deadmeat Tour he headlined over 55 cities in 60 dates across the United States and Canada.


In March 2010 Aoki released "I'm In The House", a collaboration with Zuper Blahq—alter-ego of The Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am. The song charted at #29 in the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release.


In May 2006, Aoki became a board member for MC5 bassist Michael Davis' Music Is Revolution Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides music education support within public schools.

with special guest Pharrell Williams

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams has made history for being one of the most successful and prolific artists to emerge during the last decade. As part of the beat-making duo The Neptunes with Chad Hugo and the alternative rock trio N.E.R.D. with Chad and childhood friend Shae Haley, Pharrell has helped A-List pop stars sell millions of albums and even earn Grammy Awards for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Nelly, and Usher.


William’s unique style and creative aesthetic has been a fore in several successful businesses outside the world of music. These include founding the popular clothing brands, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream, as well as designing limited edition jewelry and accessories for Louis Vuitton. In collaboration with French furniture makers Domeau & Peres, Pharrell designed a collection of chairs called “Perspective” which debuted at the prestigious Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie in Paris. Pharrell followed up with a second chair design for the Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie called "Tank" which was released in 2009. He recently teamed up with Domeau & Pérès and Brooklyn Machine Works to create limited edition ‘Velo’ bikes. Williams also partnered with Tokyo born artist Takashi Murakami to create the artwork entitled “Simple Things” kicking off the official opening of Art Basel Switzerland in 2009. The sculpture was manufactured by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd in collaboration with Jacob & Co. It was started sometime early 2007, taking two years to come to complete fruition.


Also a partner in Bionic Yarn, a 2 year old textile firm based in New York dedicated to developing environmentally sustainable fabrics using recycled plastic bottles. The company has corporate partnerships with companies including Cole Haan, End Star, Moncler, The Gap and Timberland. Lastly, he recently scored Illumination Entertainment’s animated film Despicable Me featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Russell Brand.

I never in my life wanted to rap. Let me quote that sh*t now.—Waka Flocka Flame on his 2009 debut mixtape, Salute Me or Shoot Me, Vol. 1


Waka Flocka Flame didn’t want to be a rapper when he grew up. He didn’t want to write hit songs, perform in front of thousands of people at packed clubs or hear his songs played on radio stations across the country. But more than a year after bursting onto the scene with his debut single, “O Let’s Do It,” the Atlanta rapper has managed to make more of an impact on the music industry than most rappers who have spent their entire lives trying to do it. And thanks to an influential cosign from fellow ATLien Gucci Mane, and a string of chart-topping singles, including the remix to “O Let’s Do It,” featuring Rick Ross and Diddy, and his latest hit, “Hard In Da Paint,” it doesn’t look like Waka Flocka is ready to quit rapping anytime soon.


“I never dreamed I would be doing what I’m doing today,” says Waka, who earned his unique nickname from a cousin when he was younger while they were watching an episode of Jim Henson’s classic puppet show, The Muppet Show (he later added the “Flocka Flame” to the end of it at the suggestion of Gucci Mane). “I never imagined I’d become a rapper, let alone a successful rapper.”


Born Juaquin Malphurs in Queens, N.Y., Waka Flocka certainly had all the connections to forge into music at a young age. He grew up around the corner from Murda Inc. recording artist Ja Rule, lived near LL Cool J’s grandmother and even had a cousin who used to hang around the popular group Lost Boyz in the mid-1990s. But when his mother Debra Mizay—now the CEO of artist management group Mizay Entertainment—relocated the family to Riverdale, Georgia when Waka was 11, he shied away from music and instead focused on his love for basketball. And after his youngest brother died in automobile accident when Waka was just 14, he moved even further away from it, instead opting to spend his time running the streets of Atlanta with his friends.


“That whole period of my life really messed with my head,” says Waka. “I ain’t even gonna lie—it killed me as a man. But it also made me stronger as a man in the future.”


At 18, Waka looked on as his mother began managing the career of Gucci Mane, who had established himself as a force to be reckoned with in Atlanta at the time by performing relentlessly throughout the South. Within two years, Waka began messing around with music himself alongside local producer Tay Beatz, who helped him shape his rambunctious personality on the microphone. “I was going through so much at the time,” says Waka. “I had so much stress and so many issues. I couldn’t release my emotions physically, so releasing them verbally was the only option I had.”


The result was Waka’s 2008 mixtape, Salute Me or Shoot Me, Vol. 1, featuring the trap anthem, “O Let’s Do It,” a song that caught on instantaneously in the A and quickly spread to other parts of the country. It allowed Waka to take his show on the road and also earned him a coveted slot in Gucci Mane’s 1017 Brick Squad clique. “Gucci and them were kind of shocked,” says Waka, “because nobody really knew I was rapping and then, all of a sudden, I had the biggest song in the South.”


But all the sudden success also took its toll on Waka. In January 2010, he was shot several times at a car wash in Atlanta during an alleged robbery attempt. The following month, legendary East Coast artist Method Man was doing an interview on satellite radio and spoke out against Waka, criticizing the lack of lyricism involved in crafting his style of music. He also endured a short rift in his relationship with Gucci Mane recently after the rapper parted ways with his mother’s management company in May. The incidents earned Waka a reputation as one of the most controversial artists in the industry—a reputation that he doesn’t feel he deserves.


“People have definitely gotten the wrong impression of me so far,” says Waka. “I don’t know why they think I’m so controversial. I guess people just don’t know the real me yet. It’s up to me to change their minds.”


He’s spent the better part of 2010 doing exactly that. Earlier this summer, he released “Hard In Da Paint,” a catchy Lex Luger-produced track that inspired a slew of freestyles by other artists. He also put the finishing touches on his debut album, Flockaveli—the first released through So Icey/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records. Featuring the rowdy intro, “Bustin’ At ’Em,” the strip club anthem, “No Hands,” featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale, and the brutally-honest closing track, “Fuck This Industry,” it promises to be one of the most energetic debut albums of the year.


By naming it Flockaveli, Waka—who calls 2Pac his favorite rapper of all-time—is also doing more than just being controversial for the sake of being controversial. “2Pac introduced me to a guy named Machiavelli,” says Waka. “His back was always to the wall and people threw sticks and stones at him and he had to keeping blocking them. When I recorded this album, that’s how I felt.”


And if anyone doesn’t like it? “I don’t care,” says Waka. “I’m just going to keep on making my music.”


For a guy who claims he never wanted to be a rapper, he’s certainly come around to the idea.

He started producing Dubstep in 2007, and with very little recognition from the then niche Dubstep audience, Borgore quickly established himself with his unique sound and style.


He quickly started to fly around the world from gig to gig, shortly realising every performance was having a huge impact. Borgore quickly developed unique characteristics to his performance, whether crowd surfing, or mosh pitting with the ravers, Borgore brought over his years of experience in a band to the Dubstep stage.


Since the explosion of his sound and the Dubstep genre, Borgore has risen to be one of Dance musics biggest stars. Whether touring in Europe, North America, Australia or even New Zealand, Borgore had sold out at the box office over and over again where ever he goes.


With over 6 millions views on Youtube, a vast fan base on social networks such as Facebook or being featured on soundtracks for TV shows such as 'Skins'. He now runs his own record label 'Buygore' and had featured releases and remixes for many well known international artists. Borgore goes from strength to strength and has only just scratched the surface.

Jiar Garmiani has been a DJ, producer, artist and all-round musician his entire life. Under different aliases he has promoted clubs, toured as a live performing artist, worked with the biggest record labels, had a #1 billboard single, deejayed with the likes of David Guetta and won music awards.


In 2012 he relaunched as “Garmiani”, and under his first year he had a #1 Trackitdown single, a 40.000 downloads strong free single, remixed Manufactured Superstars and Sean Paul, was featured on the first Marquee compilation and released a single on legendary Tiësto founded label Magik Muzik.Jiar Garmiani has been a DJ, producer, artist and all-round musician his entire life. Under different aliases he has promoted clubs, toured as a live performing artist, worked with the biggest record labels, had a #1 billboard single, deejayed with the likes of David Guetta and won music awards.

In 2012 he relaunched as “Garmiani”, and under his first year he had a #1 Trackitdown single, a 40.000 downloads strong free single, remixed Manufactured Superstars and Sean Paul, was featured on the first Marquee compilation and released a single on legendary Tiësto founded label Magik Muzik.

His latest Mini-EP “Rumble” was released on Dim Mak Records and gained support by Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Afrojack, Knife Party, Chuckie, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tommy Trash, Thomas Gold and many more. Now officially a part of the Dim Mak roster, this fall will see Garmiani release more banging singles, remix Steve Aoki and close the Dim Mak stage at TomorrowWorld.
His latest Mini-EP “Rumble” was released on Dim Mak Records and gained support by Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Afrojack, Knife Party, Chuckie, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tommy Trash, Thomas Gold and many more. Now officially a part of the Dim Mak roster, this fall will see Garmiani release more banging singles, remix Steve Aoki and close the Dim Mak stage at TomorrowWorld.

Shrouded in myth since the early days of rave, the half man, half machine known as Kryoman has been blowing minds inside the electronic music underground since nearly its inception. As ‘rave’ began to rise like a phoenix from the underground, so too did Kryoman. Year after year, the man and the machine continued to evolve in a nearly streamlined path with dance music. After all, this was what spawned him in the first place. Dark nights in warehouses with a then ‘secret society’, whose only purpose was to hear pumping rhythms that were unknown and unheard outside the walls of this temporary musical sanctuary. A rave was a magical place and Kryoman became synonymous with the experience. At the core if his being, Kryoman is the very essence of electronic. A total and complete cerebral and emotional takeover, culminating in a synergistic explosion of aural and visual madness. The robot, as he has come to be known, takes revelers to a whole new realm of reality. He is the energy and the link that ties the artist with the audience, because, when the robot engages, he is channeling both.


■ CARL COX – “KRYOMAN is an institution at my nights at Club Space in Ibiza – they would not be the same without him!”
■ CATHY & DAVID GUETTA – “Kryoman “The robot” is our resident performer at all of our events, it’s our favorite show, I love to see all the time, and it makes me feel like WOW!!!”


Kryoman dominates all factions of the dance music landscape performing nightly at festivals, clubs, and one offs across the globe. From his newly announced Vegas residencies, to his upfront appearances with the likes of Afrojack, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Hardwell just to name a few, Kryoman continues to aid the evolution of dance music by incorporating hyper-stimulating visual performance art into the mix.


In 2013, Kryoman unveiled his DJ show, complete with full on robot antics coupled with a thrilling live performance. Having been enmeshed in dance culture for so long, it seems this is the dance floor’s idea of reverse engineering. Well played universe, well played.

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Steve Aoki with with special guest Pharrell Williams, Waka Flocka Flame, Borgore, Garmiani, Kryoman

Friday, October 25 · 4:00 PM at Merriweather Post Pavilion