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Steve Aoki

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 Steve Aoki values his philanthropic work, his humanitarian and philanthropist can’t be discounted just as much as he does his music, Throughout his entire musical career, Steve Aoki has been involved with a number of charities and non-profit organization, continuously finding ways to give back.

Steve Aoki has recognized the need for immediate humanitarian relief and started his own Charitable Fund  to raise money for many Major Health And Research Organizations. The Steve Aoki Charitable Fund is supported by the Creative Visions Foundation , ​ recently Over $65,000  has been donated to American Brain Foundation, Brain Preservation Fund, Infusio, and University of Rochester Medical Center by Steve Aoki​ Charitable Fund.

Aoki is no stranger to philanthropy work, having raised over $10,000 of fan contributions for Typhoon Haiyan victims through Birthday for Relief partnership with Music for Relief last year in addition to a $36,000 personal donation. 

profile

Career: Musician
Honors: 

  • Ibiza Awards - Best Set of the Season 2007 
  • Billboard Awards - Best Mix Album of the Year 2008
  • Best DJ of the Year - Paper Magazine 2007
  • DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs - 8th place - 2014
bio

Steven Hiroyuki "Steve" Aoki born on 30, 1977 in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Newport Beach, California.  He graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1995, where he was a star player on the varsity badminton team. In college, he produced do-it-yourself records and ran underground concerts out of his Biko room in the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative, which was located in Isla Vista, a section of residential land adjacent to UCSB.  As a concert venue, the apartment became known as The Pickle Patch. By his early 20s, Aoki had built his own record label, which he named Dim Mak - a reference to his childhood hero, Bruce Lee. 

He has remixed many artists and bands, including Jackson 5, Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mike Posner, Girls Generation, All American Rejects, Refused, The Killers, Bassnectar, Lenny Kravitz, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, S.P.A., Kid Cudi, Fërnando Oviedo, Chester French and Peaches. He remixed the track "When The Wind Blows" that features on the UK edition of The All-American Rejects '​ 2008 album When The World Comes Down. On November 10, 2009, Aoki released a remix for Drake's song "Forever". The song features Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. The track made it to the top of Hype Machine's chart in December 2009.

Through relentless touring he gained huge support from colleges. He is widely known for his acrobatic crowd surfing stunts, throwing cake at fans, spraying champagne bottles, and riding rafts on the dance floor. Performing an average of 250 shows a year. In March 2010 Aoki released "I'm in the House", a collaboration with Zuper Blahq. The song charted at No. 29 in theUK Singles Chart in its first week of release and later entered the UK Dance Chart and the UK Indie Chart, peaking within the top five in each chart. Aoki's last solo album, Wonderland, was released January 2012 and features guest vocalists and musicians. Aoki was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album for Wonderland at the 2013 55th Annual Grammy Awards. From 2011 to 2014 he had a number of other tracks included in television shows, commercials, and film. This included "I'm In the House," used in the music festival documentary Electric Daisy Carnival in 2011 

Aoki finished in 6th place in the 2013 America's Best DJ competition-a vote and promotion to find out the country's most popular DJ conducted by DJ Times magazine andPioneer DJ.