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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.

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