Dim Mak’s Dead Meat Tour featuring Steve Aoki & Datsik
by Cory Perla (@ExitMusicCory) - posted 10:07 am, February 27, 2012
Dim Mak’s Dead Meat Tour
featuring Steve Aoki & Datsik
Tuesday, February 28
There are a lot of other well-known names associated with electronic dance music producer Steve Aoki. Names like Bloc Party, MSTRKRFT, the Kills and the Klaxons can be found on the list of acts signed to Aoki’s dance-punk label Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996. Since founding the label, the 34 year old has created a successful music career of his own, DJing, producing, remixing, and collaborating. In January of this year Aoki released his debut studio album Wonderland, which features everyone from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo to Chiddy Bang, LMFAO, Travis Barker, Lil Jon, and Kid Cudi. A combination of house music, electro-pop and hip-hop, Wonderland is full of high energy party tracks like “Livin My Love,” with lyrics like “I’m just Living my Love/why you killing/why you killing my buzz, buzz, buzz?” His touring partner right now is Canadian Dubstep DJ Datsik. Datsik a.k.a. Troy Beetles is still a young man, but his list of remixes—featuring the likes of Wu Tang Clan, The Crystal Method, and MGMT—would rival anyone on the scene right now. Aoki will take his party rock anthems to the Town Ballroom with Datsik on Tuesday (Feb 28). Local guests Solidisco (DJ Dstar & Biacco) open the show. Be there, just don’t kill the buzz. —cory perla
9pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900/townballroom.com). $30 advance. 16+.