Steve Aoki Releases Statement After Attacks Against Him For Remixing An Anti-Facist WWII Italian

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Steve Aoki found himself in a bit of hot water over the weekend. The artist debuted a new remix with Italian duo Marnik of a classical Italian work ‘Bella Ciao’. The classical piece is instantly recognizable. It has been featured in many TV shows and movies over the years. Most recently it was in Money

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Steve Aoki, Deorro, MAKJ, & Max Styler forge a new anthem in ‘Shakalaka’

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“Shakalaka” is the collective product of powerhouse producers Steve Aoki, Deorro, MAKJ, and Max Styler. An energetic, big room buildup and psy trance-inspired bassline lead into a Mariachi-tinged breakdown that implies Deorro’s Latin touch, before dropping into a colossal explosion of sound purposed to shake the dancefloor. With a powerful kick and wide stereo imaging, the track’s appeal stretches wide, showing signs of becoming a main stage anthem. 

The writers behind “Shakalaka” are as big as the production itself. All four are consistently booked at festivals ranging from Ultra and Coachella, and have each clocked in a fair amount of hits under their own belts as well — a couple recent ones being Deorro’s “Bailar,” and Aoki’s venture with Little Yachty and AJR, “Pretender.”

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Spring Awakening Music Festival 2018 Recap

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For three days straight on the weekend of June 8, the city of Chicago was filled with deep beats, pop-inspired melodies, and bass that reverberated through the streets. This is Spring Awakening, Chicago’s premiere electronic music festival. Located in Addams/Medill Park, the festival attracted concert goers far beyond the city limits to include residents from

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Steve Aoki, Deorro, MAKJ & Max Styler Drop Massive Collab ‘Shakalaka’

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A couple of days ago, we mentioned that some serious electronic heavy-hitters were teaming up to deliver a serious festival banger. Now, the four-man collaboration is here, and it’s even better than we ever expected. Steve Aoki x Deorro x MAKJ x Max Styler – ‘Shakalaka’ “Shakalaka” defies genres and transcends into a new realm

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Steve Aoki, Deorro, MAKJ, & Max Styler Have Massive Collab Dropping Friday

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Powerhouse producers Steve Aoki, Deorro, MAKJ, and Max Styler have just  previewed via social media clips of a collaboration on a powerful new single titled “Shakalaka.” “Shakalaka” from the few snippits we’ve heard sounds like an absolute festival banger. You can hear big room, latin, psy, & mariachi influences throughout the track and it packs

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Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

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Ella Mai“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »

Calvin Harris, Zedd, Tiësto & more: Don’t miss the full Hakkasan Group Memorial Day Weekend recap

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It’s certainly no secret that the Las Vegas-based Hakkasan Group is the crowned owner of esteemed nightlife destinations. 2018’s Memorial Day was no exception, with fervorous performances from fellow 2020 residency holders Calvin Harris and Tiësto, to hip-hop heavyweights all the way down the strip. Hakksan brought their A-game and this year DA‘s here to wrap up the highlights, so you don’t miss a beat, and maybe next year might even manage to catch it in person.

OMNIA Nightclub

Photo Credit: Mike Kirschbaum

The Caesars Palace nightclub kicked off its electrifying three-day weekend celebration with none other than the king of the strip, Mr. Residency 2020, Calvin Harris.  Harris, fresh off his tune of the summer, “One Kiss,” played all of his chart-topping hits for a sold-out crowd. Following the firey Harris deliverance Friday night, Fellow Grammy Award-winning Zedd kept the party going Saturday night with an equally exuberant performance that kept guests dancing until the early hours of the morning. Unfortunately, the revelries had to come to a close Sunday evening, but who better to do the honors, than the unparalleled hitmaker himself, Martin Garrix.

Hakkasan Nightclub

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Hakkasan Nightclub, inside the esteemed MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, treated partygoers to an exclusive four-night affair, kicking off Thursday, May 24 with a Memorial Day Weekend edition of Lil Jon’s “About Last Night” party. One can imagine just how the shots were flowing as the “Turn Down for What” hitmaker took over the turntables, making for an unforgettable night at the jam-packed venue. Friday evening, Tiësto played for a sold-out crowd, even bringing out the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds. The long-weekend festivities continued Saturday, with Steve Aoki, who brought the noise with a sick celebrity entourage made-up of singer Akon and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. The nighttime hot spot welcomed back resident Calvin Harris Sunday, May 27, as the legendary artist treated partygoers to an expectedly exhilarating set.

JEWEL Nightclub

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Located inside the ARIA Resort & Casino, JEWEL nightclub pulled out all the stops this Memorial Day Weekend as the premier venue was also celebrating its two-year anniversary. Clubgoers flocked to the nightspot as hip-hop artist Playboi Carti, fresh off his new LP Die Lit, andgave an unbelievable live performance as part of “The Good Life Fridays” on May 25. The celebratory weekend continued with a live performance by Lil Uzi Vert the following night, as resident DJ Steve Aoki closed out the commemorative weekend May 28 for the “Flawless Mondays” anniversary event. Aoki had plenty of the usual (unusual) surprises in store for his guests, as he brought out Desiigner to perform his breakout hit “Panda” in the middle of his unparalleled set. Additionally, because why not, Lil Jon made a guest appearance where he jumped atop the DJ booth and pumped up the partygoers, making for an absolutely unbelievable night.

1 OAK Nightclub

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The Mirage Hotel & Casino club brought forth a jam-packed celebration for Memorial Day Weekend which kicked off Wednesday, May 23 with DJ Mike Attack. The festivities continued Friday, May 25 as hip-hop legend YG performed live for a sold-out crowd. Adding to the excitement, R&B artist Miguel. Saturday night welcomed chart-topping artist Tory Lanez as he led the party with an equally high-energy live performance.

The Bank Nightclub

The Bellagio Resort & Casino kept guests partying all weekend long with a lineup that included DJ Que Friday, May 25, DJ Mike K Saturday, May 26, and Kid Conrad Sunday, May 27.

WET REPUBLIC Ultra-Pool at MGM Grand

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Electronic dance legend Armin Van Buuren kicked things off at the storied assortment of Memorial Day Weekend Events Friday, May 25, at the MGM Grand WET Republic party. The champagne-filled celebration continued with Tiësto Saturday, May 26. Chart-topping artist Martin Garrix took over the turntables Sunday, May 27 as Zedd closed out the celebrations with an unforgettable performance Monday, May 28.

LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA

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Even ARIA’s LIQUID Pool hosted its own jam-packed week. Kicking off with DJ E-Rock Thursday, May 24. Poolgoers returned for an energetic set by DJ Turbulence Friday, May 25, as DJ Drama packed the venue Saturday, May 26. The daytime hot spot concluded the celebrations with DJ duo BRKLYN Sunday, May 27, and DJ Nova Monday, May 28.

Pool Lounge at The Mirage

The Mirage’s European-style dayclub welcomed partygoers with an exclusive lineup featuring Greg Lopez Thursday, May 24, MK Friday, May 25, Zsuzsanna Saturday, May 25, Alex Madden Sunday, May 27, and Joseph Gettright who headed the “Barekini Contest” Monday, May 28.

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Steve Aoki Remixes Celine Dion’s ‘Ashes’ Exclusively For The Deadpool 2 Soundtrack

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Steve Aoki actually has a bit of history alongside Celine Dion. The unlikely duo first made headlines when they performed together in Las Vegas for a charity event in early 2017. Now they have gotten back together for Deadpool 2. Some headlines I really never thought I would ever write, yet here I am covering

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Steve Aoki teams up with Lil Yachty and AJR for new single

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Electronic music meets hip hop meets pop in Steve Aoki‘s newest collaboration, “Pretender.” The veteran producer teamed up with Lil Yachty and pop group AJR, which skews unforgivably pop with an electronic underlying tone.

Aoki has always had a way of bringing cross-industry musical forces together in an unexpected way, and this track certainly showcases that ability. Steve Aoki commented on the collaboration in an official release.

I’ve been so excited to finally release Pretender. Worked with two of my favorite artists that are pushing culture in their own way,” said Aoki. “You get a mix of allof our genres in this smash. Hope you love it as much as I loved producing it.” -Steve Aoki

The track will undoubtedly grace the radio waves with its star studded cast of collaborators.

Steve Aoki and Lil Yachty Release The Unexpected Collaboration – ‘Pretender’

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So far this week we have already heard the unlikely collaboration between Tiesto and Lil Yachty. Now it seems Steve Aoki is set on continuing the unexpected collaboration trends. His latest track with AJR and Lil Yachty is called ‘Pretender’ and will defy any expectations you are currently holding. Dare I say it? I do

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