Everyone’s favorite cake-throwing DJ was inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame this week. Looking at his legacy, talent and philanthropy as an artist, Steve aoki is one of ten inductees who have been honored by this worldwide organization. He is one of the scientists, artists and performers of this class of inductees. Established in 2004, the Asian Hall of Fame seeks to recognize the quintessential shining stars of the Asian world, as well as to promote interracial equity.
Steve Aoki was born in 1997 in Miami, Florida, and raised in Newport Beach, California. He is of Japanese descent. His father was the founder of the famous Benihana restaurant chain. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Aoki founded his own label, Dim Mak, in 1996.
The name Dim Mak is a reference to his childhood hero and Hall of Fame inductee, Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee died famous on the set of his movie Enter the Dragon. Some people believe that the Dim Mak (Death Touch) he faked on film was what led to his untimely death.
From his early days at the Shelter in sunny Southern California, Steve Aoki has had an exciting career working with everyone in the game. He has gone on to make world headlines and festivals. In addition, Aoki was also one of the first Asians to achieve worldwide recognition in electronic music.
He created the Aoki Foundation Charity, an organization that funds research into regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Some studies suggest that music may in fact play an important role in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, the foundation supports disaster relief, development issues and animal rights.
What’s next for Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki is far from finished. Beyond his induction into the Asian Hall of Fame, you can expect continued future work from this global phenomenon. For example, he recently released a new track with Armin Van Buuren. And is currently on a North American tour. Obviously, we look forward to what it will bring us next.