"This is a big deal, this is the hallmark show of my career." - Aoki
Dim Mak Records founder Steve Aoki is giving back to his fans in a big way in honor of his forthcoming album Neon Future II. The part two of his Neon Future album series is scheduled to be released May 12, 2015, followed by a free Dim Mak blowout on the streets of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles-based record label intends to positively impact the LA community with the help of Mayor Eric Garcetti.
In an effort to host more outdoor music events, Garcetti and Aoki have joined forces to bring the local community LAoki on May 16, 2015. To receive access to the downtown event, all you have to do is sign up for more information on The Mayor’s Volunteer Corps here. Not only is the free event designed to increase participation at the volunteer corps, but LAoki is also aiming to bring together the LA community through music.
"I wanted to do something big, not just the shows I always do, but something that gives back to Los Angeles, the city that raised me and built my career," Aoki said.
LAoki is essentially a massive release party for Aoki’s Neon Future II, as the event will also feature a ton of special guests. Although no artists have been confirmed to join Aoki in downtown LA, the Dim Mak chief told Billboard that attendees can expect a few surprise appearances: "I don't want to say any names yet but I'm hitting up all the people I've worked with."
Neon Future II will be Aoki’s third studio album, with collaborations from Linkin Park, Snoop Lion, NERVO, Matthew Koma and more. The latest release off the upcoming album was Aoki’s second collaboration with Link Park - “Darker Than Blood.”