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Steve Aoki presents Kolony North American Tour
Desiigner, Grandtheft, Party Pupils, Bok Nero
Thu, March 1, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)The Bomb Factory
$35.00 - $50.00
This event is 16 and over
$1.00 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to the Aoki Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to funding brain research, disaster relief, animal rights, and other causes near and dear to Steve Aoki. For more information,http://www.AokiFoundation.com.https://www.thebombfactory.com/event/1607942/
Ranked Best DJ in America by DJ Times in 2015, Aoki is renowned for his pandemonium-inducing sets and whiplash-inspiring travel schedule, averaging more than 250 tour dates per year including headliner slots at summer music festivals throughout the world as well as prestigious residencies at mega-clubs in Las Vegas and Ibiza. As a recording artist, Aoki’s 2014 studio album Neon Future I—which soared to No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Album chart—features the Gold-certified single “Delirious (Boneless)” with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink.
But I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead reveals a lesser known dimension of the entertainer: Aoki’s self-made success. His father Rocky Aoki—the flamboyant founder of the dining-as-entertainment Benihana restaurant chain—remained a remote presence in his family’s life until his dying day and refused to support Steve financially save for paying half his college tuition. “My dad worked his way up from nothing and wanted to teach his kids the value of money,” he explains. Forced to fend for himself, the younger Aoki launched Dim Mak Records out of his college dorm room in 1996, eventually breaking bands such bands as Bloc Party, The Gossip, The Kills and Klaxons through street-smart underground marketing (the label boasts more than 500 releases to date). “Growing up, it was always, ‘How do I impress my father?’” Aoki says in the film. “‘How can I show him I’m going to be successful?’”
The answer: a nose-to-the-grindstone DIY work ethic that has propelled Aoki as an entrepreneur and performer, ultimately placing him in the top five on Forbes’ Top DJ Money Earner list for three years running, and winning the respect of his superstar DJ peers who favor terms such as “force of nature” and “machine” to describe Aoki’s relentless drive.
In 2014 Grandtheft remixed some of the year's biggest Dance and Top 40 tracks, including Katy Perry’s “This Is How We Do”, Dillon Francis’s “When We Were Young”, Alesso’s “Heroes”, and Calvin Harris's "Summer" (teaming up again with Diplo after the success of their 2012 remix of Harris's "Sweet Nothing" featuring Florence Welch). His official remix of the T.I. and Iggy Azalea single “No Mediocre” was quickly jumped on by Migos and became a club hit.
Grandtheft continued to drop frequent quality releases for the duration of 2015, with acclaimed remixes like Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” with Diplo. His original song “Keep it 100” with Keys N Krates won the Best EDM Dance Video MMVA, and was featured in the ‘Minions’ movie trailer.
His debut EP “Quit This City” is comprised of 6 new original songs and was released on Mad Decent in October 2015 to critical acclaim. Stereogum called the tracks “internet-age genre melds that bounce and float like cartoon party music." With this body of work, Grandtheft has further defined his sound and made his mark as an artist. The first single and title track features Canadian compatriot and Arts & Crafts indie pop darling Lowell.
With a heavy schedule of touring that includes festivals such as Coachella, Ultra, Bestival, TomorrowWorld, HARD Fest, EDC and Mad Decent Block Party among others, Grandtheft’s following has increased astronomically in the past two years and shows no signs of slowing down.
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