Live Stream Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Twentieth Anniversary Stage this Saturday at Electric Zoo: Wild Island
Aoki has been throwing cakes for longer than you realized.
Three things you might not know about Steve Aoki: his dad founded Benihana, he has a degree in Feminist Studies from UC Santa Barbara (¯\_(ツ)_/¯), and he was one of the first people to release music by Bloc Party. That last point is probably the most relevant here, as that was thanks to his having started a record label in 1996 called Dim Mak, which has been releasing EDM and EDM-adjacent acts ever since.
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of his label (named for the “Touch of Death” martial arts technique), Aoki has commandeered a stage at Labor Day weekend’s Electric Zoo: Wild Island in New York, where Dim Mak groups (and Aoki himself) will be playing all day on Saturday.