Ranked among the top ten DJs in the world today, Grammy-nominated artist, producer, label head and entrepreneur Steve Aoki is an authentic global trendsetter and tastemaker who has been instrumental in defining contemporary youth culture. Known for his outrageous stage antics (cake throwing, 'rave rafting', champagne spraying, and the 'Aoki Jump') and his controversial personality, Steve is also the brains behind indie record label Dim Mak, which broke The Kills, Bloc Party, and helped import the Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. to the States. Dim Mak also put out the first releases by breakout EDM star Zedd and Grammy-nominated artist Iggy Azalea, as well as The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKFT, and The Chainsmokers.
In Blue, Steve Aoki recounts the epic highs of music festivals, clubs and pool parties around the world, as well as the lows of friendships lost to drugs and alcohol, and his relationship with his flamboyant father. Illustrated with candid photos gathered throughout his life, the book reveals how Aoki became a force of nature as an early social media adopter, helping to turn dance music into the phenomenon it is today. (Steve's shows regularly pull in 150,000+ fans at events such as Las Vegas' Electric Daisy Carnival.) All this, while remaining true to his DIY punk rock principles, which value spontaneity, fun and friendship above all else-demonstrable by the countless cakes he has flung across cities worldwide.