“Rage, rage the night away!”
The closing of the past year and the welcoming of the new year got super slick with “The White Party (TWP) Series presents Steve Aoki” at KL Live last Wednesday. Entertained by a superstar DJ who is known for his exhilarating performances, outrageous stage dives, and dope remixes, partygoers were treated to an insane party that night. And by insane, we mean water spraying, boat rafting and of course, the legendary cake throw.
Dim Mak Records founder DJ Steve Aoki stopped by Kuala Lumpur to promote the release of his latest dance music album “Neon Future 1” before heading to Jakarta for DWP and Singapore for Zoukout. Giving fans a night to remember, Aoki said in statement, “I love this city very much. To be back in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is mind blowing. I hope my fans enjoy my new tracks from Neon Future.”
Having collaborated with producers and vocalists such as Will.I.Am, Diplo, LMFAO, Afrojack, Deorro, Lil Jon, Iggy Azalea and more, the Los Angeles based DJ is no stranger to Kuala Lumpur and is highly respected and loved by the fans here. Themed “The White Party (TWP)”, Aoki’s latest visit to Kuala Lumpur saw fans and clubbers all dressed in white for an epic night of partying with the DJ.
TWP Series organised by Play Club KL and KC&Friends aims to bring a bigger clubbing experience to a bigger scale at more premium heights here in Kuala Lumpur. TWP Series featuring Steve Aoki marks the inaugural of TWP here in Kuala Lumpur and we are looking forward to more great parties from the series.
Flooded with party goers and fans alike, the first TWP party was a blast and of course, with much thanks to our buddies from Play Club KL, we managed to chat with the Dim Mak boss himself. We find out what Aoki has been up to since we last saw him earlier this year during WOW Music Festival 2014.
Hey Steve! Welcome back. How are you doing and are you excited to be back here?
Hey! Thank you. Yeah I am, I’m a little tired right now, but it’s good to be back here.
You come to Malaysia quite often (we totes love that btw), what is it about KL that you love most?
I love the crowd. The crowd is definitely the most memorable part of coming out here. I’ve been playing KL for a long time and I remember back in 2008, I did a Dim Mak festival here for 5,000 people and that was back 2008. It feels like such a long time ago and I just really love coming here. You’d be surprised coming from America, you don’t know what it’s gonna be like to come to Malaysia, but Malaysian kids, they know their dance music and they’re always so excited which is great for us DJs.
Speaking of crowds and shows, which do you honestly prefer – performing or producing?
I think at the end of the day, it’s performing. Because whenever I finish a song, it’s an incredible feeling but in my mind, I’m finishing it so I can translate it into a better performance. Completing a track leads to me wanting to have a more successful show, you get what I mean?
And in relation to producing, you released your 2nd album “Neon Future” back in September. Could you tell us a little more about the album – what inspired it and where did the concept come from?
“Neon Future” is about an Ethiopian future that embraces technology and you know, strives for a transcending future. It’s going to be 2 features, the first one was released in September and Part II will be out in Spring 2015.
You recently played Stereosonic in Australia, did you hear about Perth based photographer Jarrad Seng impersonating you? What did you think about that?
Oh yeah yeah. We’re going to post up a video I think maybe, tomorrow. I met up with him and we kinda fooled people again. Difference is this time round, I was taking pictures of him. I was the photographer and then I would take everything off and be like “HEY! I’m the real Steve Aoki!” Haha. He’s a smart kid, so it was really fun working with him.
Haha it’s really cool that you got onboard with it and played along. Last one, if you were the lead actor in a romantic comedy, who would you pick to be the female lead?
Scarlett Johansson. She’s hot.
That she is. Thanks Steve!
Thank you and hope you have fun tonight!
Once again, big thanks to Play Club KL for organising this interview for us and massive thanks to Steve Aoki for taking the time out to chat with us despite being so tired!
Check out the gallery below for more pictures from The White Party (TWP) Series featuring Steve Aoki:
*All pictures courtesy of the event organisers.