54 Facts About Steve Aoki


Steven Hiroyuki Aoki is an American DJ and music producer.


Steve Aoki has released seven studio albums to date, including several Billboard-charting studio albums as well.


In 2019, Steve Aoki published a memoir, Blue: The Color of Noise.


Steve Aoki is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations.


Steve Aoki was born in Miami, Florida, but grew up in Newport Beach, California.


Steve Aoki graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1995, where he was a player on the varsity badminton team.


Steve Aoki is of Japanese descent, the third child of Rocky Aoki and Chizuru Kobayashi.


Steve Aoki's father was a former wrestler who founded the restaurant chain Benihana.


Steve Aoki has two older siblings, sister Kana, and brother Kevin.


Steve Aoki was involved in student activism at UCSB, being the founder of a Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist League chapter on campus.


Steve Aoki founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, in 1996.


Steve Aoki teamed up with Blake Miller of the Los Angeles-based band Moving Units to produce remixes.


Steve Aoki has been in numerous bands, including This Machine Kills, which released an album on Ebullition Records, Esperanza, and The Fire Next Time.


In May 2006, Steve 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.


Steve Aoki had an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 on August 2,2008, and again on October 27,2012.


Steve Aoki has collaborated with fellow producers and thus far has released singles with The Bloody Beetroots, Armand Van Helden of Duck Sauce, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Tai, Chris Lake, Angger Dimas, Sidney Samson, and Tiesto.


Steve Aoki remixed the track "The Wind Blows" that features on the UK edition of The All-American Rejects 2008 album When The World Comes Down.


Steve Aoki is widely known for his acrobatic crowd surfing stunts, throwing cake at fans, spraying champagne bottles, and riding rafts on the dance floor.


In July 2012, Steve Aoki was added to the Pollstar Top 100 North American Tours in their 2012 Mid Year Report.


On December 11,2012, Steve Aoki released his first extended play, It's the End of the World As We Know It, which includes three songs.


On October 11,2013, Steve Aoki collaborated with Linkin Park on the song "A Light That Never Comes" that was included on the remix album, Recharged, 18 days later.


Steve Aoki finished in 6th place in the 2013 America's Best DJ competition-a vote and promotion to find out the country's most popular DJ conducted by DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ.


Steve Aoki's track "Get Me Outta Here" was used in a Scion commercial in 2014 as well, while "Free the Madness" was used in a 2014 Bud Light commercial.


Aoki's song "Back to Earth", featuring Fall Out Boy, was used in the 2014 film Step Up: All In, while his collaborative single "Freak" with Diplo and Deorro, featuring Steve Bays, was used in the 2014 film 22 Jump Street.


The 2015 science fiction thriller film The Hive features tracks from the album Neon Future by Steve Aoki,' who created the soundtrack and served as an executive producer.


Steve Aoki is the central character in the documentary I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.


In November 2017, it was confirmed that Steve Aoki would be producing a remix of BTS's song "Mic Drop" featuring rapper Desiigner, which was released on November 24.


That day, Steve Aoki released a collaboration with Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui, titled "All Night".


In February 2018, Steve Aoki announced the release of his five-track EP titled 5OKI, the follow up to his 2016 EP 4OKI.


On May 18,2018, Steve Aoki released new single "Pretender" featuring AJR and rapper Lil Yachty.


In June 2018, Aoki remixed Rita Ora's hit single "Girls" featuring Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha and Cardi B Later that month, alongside Italian DJ Marnik, they released their version of "Bella Ciao", which garnered controversy.


On July 20,2018, Steve Aoki released the single "Lie to Me" featuring singer-songwriter Ina Wroldsen.


On October 25,2018, Steve Aoki released "Waste It on Me" which features BTS members, RM, Jimin and Jungkook.


On September 9,2019, Steve Aoki released "Let It Be Me", a collaboration with Backstreet Boys, which came about after Steve Aoki met Nick Carter at his Vegas show.


Steve Aoki released several non-album singles in early 2022, including "Welcome to the Playhouse" on January 7, and "Da Homies" on February 4.


Steve Aoki then began to release singles which would later appear on his upcoming seventh studio album, Hiroquest: Genesis.


On September 16,2022, Steve Aoki released his seventh studio album, Hiroquest: Genesis.


Steve Aoki has made appearances in the media, notably in video games, television, and music videos.


Steve Aoki was featured in the video games NBA 2K8 and NBA 2K9 as a special celebrity player, even though he admits to being terrible at basketball.


Steve Aoki makes cameos in the videos for Cobra Starship's 2007 single "Send My Love to the Dancefloor, I'll See You in Hell " and The Sounds' single "Tony the Beat".


Steve Aoki made a cameo appearance in rapper Kid Cudi's video "Just What I Am".


On July 1,2016, it was announced that Steve Aoki would make an appearance as both a musical contributor and non-playable character in the video game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.


Steve Aoki appeared in an episode of The CW's superhero series Arrow that was first aired on March 20,2013.


Steve Aoki played himself, spinning at the grand opening of Oliver Queen's fictional nightclub.


Steve Aoki appeared in an anti-fur ad for PETA, an organization he says he's supported since he was 14 years old.


Steve Aoki appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks in December 2014.


Steve Aoki has won or been nominated for various industry awards, both in annual competitions and in magazine rankings.


Steve Aoki finished in 6th place in the 2013 America's Best DJ competition conducted by DJ Times magazine, and finished in 8th place in 2013 and 2016.


Steve Aoki finished 10th in 2014,2015, and 2017 in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs competition.


Steve Aoki earned the Guinness record for "most traveled musician in one year", with 161 shows in 41 countries in 2014.


Steve Aoki is the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which raises money for global humanitarian relief organizations and medical research.


The Steve Aoki Foundation helps fund research on the brain with a focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation.


Steve Aoki fans were invited to vote for their favorite charity, with the Brain Preservation taking the grand prize.


Steve Aoki is signed up for cryopreservation, discussing plans with Peter Diamandis in a 2022 interview A DJ's Crazy Schedule, Cryonics, and the Making of Pursuit of Happiness.