DT: FEBRUARY 16, 2012
FR: ALEXANDRA GREENBERG/JOHN OCHOA
TEAMS WITH ULTRA MUSIC, MACHINIMA AND MTV HIVE
FOR LIVE STREAM OF HIS
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK PRESENTS DIM MAK’S DEADMEAT TOUR 2012
POWERED BY SOL REPUBLIC
FROM ROSELAND BALLROOM NYC
THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 12:30 AM ET/9:30 PM PT
WITH LIL JON & SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS
This Friday, February 17 at 12:30am EST/9:30pm PST, Ultra Music will broadcast a live stream of STEVE AOKI‘s ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK PRESENTS DIM MAK’S DEADMEAT TOUR 2012 powered by SOL REPUBLIC show from New York City‘s Roseland Ballroom. Log on to Ultra’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/ultramusic, Ultra’s Music’s website www.ultramusic.com, Ultra’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ultrarecords and Ultra’s Twitter page www.twitter.com/ultrarecords to view. It will also be broadcast on Machinima’s YouTube channel, the #1 YouTube entertainment channel in the world, with over one billion views per month, as well as via STEVE’s personal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/djaoki. MTV Hive will also be supporting via a blog post housing Ultra Music/Horn’s player embedding the livestream.
The set will capture AOKI’s sold-out show on his biggest tour ever, supporting his debut album for Ultra Music/Dim Mak Records WONDERLAND, and will feature an appearance by Lil Jon along with surprise special guests. A milestone in his extensive career, WONDERLAND hit #9 on the iTunes Overall Album Chart upon its exclusive release January 10 with the digital retailer. It also made its debut at Billboard at #54 on the Top 200 Album Chart and #6 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart. Known for his vast collaborations with multiple artists across various genres, AOKI teamed up with an elite team of guest artists for WONDERLAND, including Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Travis Barker, LMFAO, NERVO, Kid Cudi, Wynter Gordon and more.
About Steve Aoki:
STEVE AOKI broke bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases on his Dim Mak label, which he began in 1996 and now has over 250 releases. Those releases often dovetailed into performances at his weekly Dim Mak nights including Dim Mak studios (still going strong every Tuesday night in the heart of Hollywood). As a label owner and shrewd curator of talent from around the world, those club nights have hosted the debut U.S. performances of hundreds of acts over the last decade from Lady Gaga to Ed Banger Records & Justice, Ke$ha, Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Kaiser Chiefs, No Age to Boys Noize. AOKI’s become a force of nature who has helped turn underground house, electro and harder-edged EDM with rap and rock leanings into the phenomena it is today: regularly pulling in 150,000+ fans at events such as Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival and the debut of the IDentity national electronic touring festival. AOKI’s punk roots go back to the art of the house party, when he was just a student at UCSB and was already booking bands such as The Rapture, !!!, Jimmy Eat World, Hot Water Music and At the Drive-In at his Pickle Patch bash and forging relationships with big names that would end up serving him well in the future (he met Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo at a secret show in college). Now, AOKI is readying the next stage of his incredible music career with his first proper full-length release with WONDERLAND, bringing a lifetime’s worth of passion for bands, DJs and artists of all stripes he has met and/or worked with over the past two decades to the forefront.
About Ultra Music:
Ultra Music is an American independent electronic dance music label. The New York City-based Ultra Music was formed in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey, who is the current president. Ultra’s current roster includes North American artists deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Kaskade, Markus Schulz, Tommie Sunshine, Sharam and Cedric Gervais and international artists Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Alex Gaudino, Kraak&Smaak, Morcheeba, Adrian Lux, GRUM, Fedde le Grand and others. Ultra has featured releases from the aforementioned artists and many others such as Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method, Timo Maas, Sasha & John Digweed, 4 Strings, Panjabi MC, DespinaVandi and Junkie XL. Amassing a catalogue of hundreds of videos, Ultra Music currently ranks #9 Partner channel for YouTube in the world.
At the 24th Annual Winter Music Conference’s IDMA, Ultra Music won the award for “Best American Dance Label” as revealed on March 25, 2009, making it the label’s award the fourth year in a row. The label also received the award for Billboard Dance Airplay Label of the year for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Ultra Records is the A&R behind the GRAMMY award-winning Public Enemy remix project that earned one of Ultra Records’ artists, Benny Benassi, a GRAMMY for Best Non-Classical Remixed Recording. www.ultrarecords.com
Machinima is the dominant video entertainment network for serious gamers around the world. The number one entertainment channel on YouTube, Machinima serves over 1 billion video views a month, and reaches over 124 million gamers monthly. Machinima’s global content network features official publisher content, gameplay videos and original content, including over 20 original weekly shows, all aimed at the coveted 18 – 34 year old male demographic. Machinima is fast-becoming a global phenomenon with an ability to capture a cultural sensibility and awareness among a next generation of entertainment consumers and marketers alike. The company is backed by MK Capital and Redpoint Ventures, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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