clubmaster Posted June 6 Report Share Posted June 6 Steve AOKI Aoki runs Dim Mak Records, an indie label that jump-started the careers of the British indie rock band Bloc Party. The label has recently released music by other indie rock artists such as MSTRKRFT, Klaxons, Scanners, Whitey and Mystery Jets. Aoki is also a club promoter and DJ. He has also teamed up with Blake Miller of the La -based band Moving Units to produce remixes. The duo of Miller and Aoki work under the moniker Weird Science. As of 2008. Aoki has started producing on his own and started with a Duran Duran remix for their second single in the UK. He has remixed many artists and bands, including Lenny Kravitz, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, S.P.A., Duran Duran, Timbaland, Chester French and Peaches. The Dim Mak Collection clothing line was launched in 2006. A new fashion range designed by Steve and his sister Devon Aoki is coming out in 2009. They've partnered with the founders/owners of Ksubi, George Garrow and Dan Single to release this range together. "We've been putting it together for two years, from the very early stages." Aoki told. Also with Dan Single and George Garrow, Ksubi will be partnering up and creating a Dim Mak sunglass line that will drop in 2009 as well. Aoki and friend Greger, the owner of Wesc, came up with the idea together to do the "Aoki headphones." They used different shades of green, because that was Aoki's favorite color at the time. Each season Aoki plans to design new headphones for WESC.Aoki also is endorsed by KR3W Apparel and Supra Footwear, where he develops and designs an entire range of clothing and shoes for both companies under his name.Aoki is a co-owner in a Korean BBQ restaurant Shin alongside Danny Masterson, Julian Casablancas from The Strokes, Mark Ronson, Laura Prepon, Jerry Butler, among others. He also co-owns a management company called Deckstar with DJ Am along with their managers and Paul Rosenberg. Underneath the Deckstar Management division, Dim Mak management has been formed to manage some of the label's artists and other DJs.Aoki's debut album, "Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles" was released in January 2008. He also had an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 on August 2, 2008. He has recently remixed the track 'When The Wind Blows' that features on the Uk edition of the The All-American Rejects latest album When The World Comes Down. JOACHIM GARRAUD After having perfectionned his piano and percussions for seven years at the conservatory, he decided to move toward electronic music. Along with Laurent Garnier, he started as a DJ at the Boy, the Parisian club that first initiated the discovery of the techno phenomenon in France. He then successfully tried some music production with Maxximum radio station, number one national 100% dance radio station (CTL group). Becoming the pioneer of numerical music, he created his own recording studio in the middle of Paris, which allowed him to remix, compose or produce artists such as David Guetta, Jean-Michel Jarre, Paul Johnson, Deep Dish, David Bowie, Omd, Kylie Minogue, MylÃ¨ne Farmer, Cassius, Ceronne, Moby, Robbie Rivera... and many more. Joachim developed a new concept, blending Deejaying and musical improvisation, thus giving a true concert, a unique live performance which soon gave him the opportunity to perform all over the World. Today, he is surrounded by a big community with the Space Invader mascot. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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