Steve Hiroyuki Aoki, also known as Kid Millionaire and ‘that Jackie Chan guy’. Is an American underground techno-musician, record producer, Keanu Reeves impersonator, entrepreneur, the founder of Dim Mak Records and pioneer of the 320 Bang0r sound. He is also responsible for discovering and making the careers of acts such as; Bloc Party, Vengaboys, Partners in Kryme, The Bloody Beetroots, Marky Mark, Outhere Brothers, Wham!, Klaxons and The Gossip.
I get all my ideas from him.
- BUSY P
So you would think that when Billboard do a cover feature on the rise of edm, he would definetly be on that cover, right? WRONG!
The cover has Diplo Blackberry™, Skrillex Pog and A-Trak (who is a pretty cool guy and his brother is in Chromeo). Steve is nowhere to be seen, nobody even mentions him in the feature, pretty outrageous considering he is the reason why American’s say “EDM”.
This is the guy who changed the game and gave the edm scene crowd rafting. No Steve, no crowd rafting. I mean, the likes of Zeddddddddd should at least be giving him credit for this….
Not gonna lie, I stole his hair and just modded it. - Skrillex aka Dj Pog
This is the man who throw The Bloody Beetroots a bone by guesting on their records, “Warp“, “Warp 1.9“, “Warp 1977” and the classic “Warp Vista Signature Edition”.
17 MILLION VIEWS. YEAH, BILLBOARD?! FEELING A LITTLE STUPID NOW?
That Gladiator thing? Uh.. jeez… - Boys “Kid Alex” Noize
Steve Aoki releases his album “Wonderland” via the underground edm outfit Ultra Records on Feb 7th, it is the first album I have been unable to review, it’s sheer brilliance brought me to tears on numerous occasions. The way Steve majesticly moulds the Vengeance sample packs to make 13 Mona Lisa-esque electrobang0rs is quite a triumph and only something he could do…. it should be HUGE. However, one gets the feeling that maybe he is destined to be underated forever?
My favourite label is Dim Mak, even though I am the label owner, I still buy all the releases. - Steve Aoki
Or maybe America, you can throw Steve a bone. Show some respect?! And support America’s very first EDM king. You can start by letting Billboard magazine know what a massive mistake they’ve made by leaving a humble comment reminding them….