Connect with us

Subscribe

News

Steve Aoki Becomes the First EDM DJ to Be Featured in the Smithsonian

Steve Hiroyuki Aoki, better known as Steve Aoki, is an American electro house musician and record producer. The Miami-born DJ has been in the entertainment industry for most of his life and is a crowd favorite. Being a Bruce Lee superfan, he named his record label after the legend’s Death Touch technique, Dim Mak. Some of his most popular songs are Just Hold On, MIC Drop, Pursuit of Happiness, Delirious (Boneless), and I’m In The House.

He is easily one of the hardest working producers and entrepreneurs out there. From his insane stage performances, cake-smashing and iconic Aoki jumps, to his pizza chain named Pizzaoki, he never ceases to amaze us with his wild ventures.

Now to add another major achievement to his list of accomplishments. He has become the first EDM artist to be immortalized in the Smithsonian Museum.

He donated his CDJ-2000s, 2008 DJM-800 mixer, and RANE SL3 to represent the disk jockey equipment of the current era. The display is now in the Ray Dolby Gateway to American Culture wing of the Smithsonian Museum. His setup sits against a backdrop of one of his iconic stage jumps. The feature is also juxtaposed to disk jockey legends, DJ Bob Casey and Grandmaster Flash.

Check out the blog post made by the Smithsonian to learn more about the goal of the exhibit.

What do you think about The Smithsonian adding Aoki to the exhibit? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

Newsletter Signup

Get all the latest Pacific Northwest nightlife news, directly to your inbox.

Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Portland x EDM x November Portland x EDM x November

DMNW Selects: Must-see Portland EDM shows for November

Events

Halloween parties Portland Halloween parties Portland

Here are the best Halloween dance parties in Portland this month

Events

Nike Air Max 270 React x EDM-inspired shoes Nike Air Max 270 React x EDM-inspired shoes

Nike dips its toes into EDM industry with scene-inspired shoes

Lifestyle

Valerie Broussard and Galantis come together for new single, ‘Roots’

Music

Advertisement

Welcome to the new DMNW!

Excuse our dust while we finalize this exciting new user experience, currently in beta.

If you have questions or feedback, please email hello@dancemusicnw.com

Advertisement
Newsletter Signup

Get all the latest Pacific Northwest nightlife news, directly to your inbox.

Copyright © 2013-2019 Dance Music Northwest, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Connect
Newsletter Signup

Get all the latest Pacific Northwest nightlife news, directly to your inbox.