We’re used to seeing Steve Aoki rocking the tank top, tight jeans, cool sneakers look behind the decks. So pardon if we do a double take when Aoki appears in a nice tailored suit in the video for “Wake Up Call.” The again, the clip features all sort of things we’re not used to seeing, like Michelle Rodriguez of Lost and Avatar fame doing some light bondage while Clifton Collins Jr. (Traffic / Capote) looks to be pleasuring himself?
Last summer, when Klaxons dropped “Echoes.” the first single off their sophomore album, the tune’s epic rockness and expansive desert video kept reminding us of The Police’s apocolyptic “Synchronicity II.” This remix by Steve Aoki pretty much erases all of those comparisons, but instead taps into a ’90s trance sound, which is oddly fresh right now.’
No, it’s not a film about Afrika Babaataa challenging Steve Aoki to a cage match over rights to the genre name—but this film by new director Stephen Vazquez captures the blog-house era of the mid-to-late-’00s by interviewing just about every DJ you’ve cared about during that time—A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Crookers, Dave-1, Spank Rock, Ninja Sonik, Moby, Justice, Armand Van Helden, DJ Premier, DJ Qbert, N.A.S.A, Boys Noize.
T-Minus 01 Day, 19 Hours, 25 Minutes, 34, Sec..33…32… until the first DJs hit the decks for Electric Daisy Carnival 2010. All that’s left to do is insert the Dr.Scholls gels into the old dancing kicks and get ready to rock. EDC finally put out the ful schedule, so you can start griping over the impossible choice between Z-Trip an Spank Rock. One word of advise. At a party this big, you wanna make your decision and stick with it. Try to see too many DJs and you’ll spend your whole day running instead of raving. …MORE