Steve Aoki Wonderland Release Party Recap
Wednesday night, Steve Aoki did what anyone does when they have something major to celebrate; he threw a huge party and invited all his friends.
A capacity crowd of dapper dudes and ladies in very short skirts flocked to Hollywood hotspot Supperclub to toast the release of Wonderland, Aoki’s debut full length LP. Buddies including Infected Mushroom, Pete Wentz, Paris Hilton, Audrey Napoleon, Datsik, Zedd and Afrojack, (who was sporting a bandaged hand and was spotted chatting with Hilton in the VIP bar), showed up to support the DJ/producer and Dim Mak daddy.
Datsik opened the show with his signature hip hop infused dub, remarking to the gyrating crowd that, “this is probably the first time dubstep has been played in this venue.” Aoki hung in the DJ booth during Datsik’s set and jumped on the decks alongside his protégé several times. Surrounded by friends, the clearly excited Aoki –who walked the red carpet with a gorgeous blonde on his arm-- took over the decks around midnight and proceeded to thrill the ecstatic crowd with his signature raft surfing, bottle popping, confetti dropping madness. Someone near the front threw dollar bills in the air throughout the show and there were even a few scantily clad babes dangling from the ceiling.
This was all well-earned debauchery, as Wonderland debuted at #9 on the iTunes Overall Album Chart and at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart. In his typical road-warrior fashion, Aoki is taking no time off to rest or bask in the glow of these accomplishments, as today he embarked on Deadmeat, a 60 date cross-country bus tour with Datsik.
Aoki recently sat down for a heart to heart with us in Las Vegas. Check the first issue of Elektro -- hitting stands in March – to read all about our Sin City Aoki adventure.