Steve Aoki

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Best of NYC A&E Winners That Didn't Make It to Print

    We're bummed (and embarrassed) about this: due to a production error it looks like a couple of our Best of NYC winners in the Arts & Entertainment category didn't make it to print. They're online here snuggled up nice and cozy like to the rest of the issue, but didn't make the final physical book. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    To the Lame Wannabe DJ with the iPod: Stop It

    There are party fouls that can be forgiven. Really egregious ones, even, like peeing in the indoor plants. But disrupting the music by unplugging the host's device in favor of your own iPod or smartphone? NOPE. See also: Why Are Old School Electronic Artists Annoyed With EDM?

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 11/1/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    October 30, 2013


    Steve Aoki and crew take over Pier 94

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    I Want to Stop DJing to Make "Real Music," Will Fans Accept Me Despite My Past?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Ten Music Artsts Who Are Dead Inside

    Last week, acclaimed movie director Dave Grohl told the 15 people who were accidentally watching him fill in as host on Chelsea Lately that Britney Spears "seems dead inside" to him. Disregarding how weird it is to discuss someone's inner-deadness on the Chelsea Handler set without talking about Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Why EDM Is Thriving While Other Genres Are Sinking

    DJs are the new rock stars? Maybe. (Although chefs are already the new rock stars.) Still, the big name DJs do seem to be living pretty large, what with the constant travel to exotic locations, goofily-clad fans, eager women, drugs and parties. Just swap MacBooks for guitars and it doesn't look so d ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Live: Skrillex, David Guetta, And The Rest Of Electric Zoo Strike A Pose At Randall's Island

    Check out our photo galleries: Electric Zoo Gets Sweaty | The People Of Electric Zoo Electric Zoo Randalls Island Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 Better than: This. "You know I know how/ to make them stop and stare as I zone out/ the club can't even handle me right now/ watching y ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012



  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Live: Rebecca & Fiona Play To The Party People At Lavo

    Rebecca & Fiona Lavo Thursday, June 21 Better than: The Avicii show at Lavo in January. I'd been watching Swedish DJ duo Rebecca & Fiona play their wrung-out superclub gruel for about an hour and a half at the upscale midtown joint Lavo when a woman tapped my shoulder. I recognized her. She worke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    EDC 2012: The Underground Has Left The Building

    Twenty years after rave culture first entered the American mainstream, the success of a festival like Electric Daisy Carnival makes one wonder: Can electronic dance music retain its warehouse roots and peace, love, unity and respect (PLUR) on this level? EDC, whose organizers claim they sold out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.Electric Daisy Carnval in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Q&A: Seth Troxler On Chris Gaines, Being King Of The Sauce And Why Steve Aoki Is The Dean Martin Of Rave

    Tom Hanks once said, in regards to his super nice guy status, "I'm not that nice of a guy; I just have the money to have people around to tell people no for me." Seth Troxler neither has nor needs such people. Even after engaging in copious charity work, being crowned No. 2 DJ of 2011 in Resident Ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Coming To The Local Sheds This Summer: Lots Of "Heritage Acts" And Country Stars (And Yeasayer)

    Yeasayer. Here's hoping things are a bit warmer than this for their shows this summer. ​Today Live Nation announced a slew of shows at Long Island's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and in addition to the many classic rock acts (with "classic rock" now being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Interview: Promoter Gary Richards, Organizer of This Weekend's Hard Party at Terminal 5

    ​Hard, the California-based dance festival, has grown from a few thousand attendees at its first event in Los Angeles in 2007 to nearly 18,000 at its most recent party, in Inglewood, California. That event--which took place August 8--was closed down by authorities wary of unruliness and overcr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    BPM Magazine Folds

    Friend-of-SOTC Dennis Romero reports that BPM magazine is shutting down after a 13-year-run of dance-music coverage that struggled to adapt and evolve without abandoning its roots altogether. Romero, a former news editor and contributor there, offers some context:

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Live Blogging the Dim Mak Porn Video

    Perhaps you've heard by now that the once-vaunted, now mostly tolerated post-hardcore label Dim Mak may or may not have allowed Andy San Dimas and a friend to shoot an adult film in the label's poorly constructed bathroom. In honor of the Voice's long-deceased Dirty Pornos blog (R.I.P.), and its for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Coachella: Paul McCartney's Coming to the Desert

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  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Tonight: Catchdubs and A-Trak at the Hiro

    Fools Gold is the record label started by DJs A-Trak, famous for being Kanye West's tour DJ and the youngest ever to win the World DJ Championship, and Nick Catchdubs, famous for many a legendary blog post and ironic mashup. Yes, they have already remixed that track you were gonna bang out on your M ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    December 5, 2006

    Battle of the Tatas

    Announcing the first (and possibly last) edition of the Fly Life Nightlife Awards

  • NYC Life

    September 12, 2006

    Fashion Weak

    Tales of fatigue, confusion, and humility from the runways and celeb-choked after-parties