How well do you know Steve Aoki? You may realize his father is Hiroaki "Rocky" Aoki was the Japanese-American who founded Benihana, but did you know he was an Olympic-qualifying wrestler? You may remember he got his start in the music business throwing DIY punk shows in his living room, but did you know he was then a hardcore vegan hellbent on defying his father's capitalism practices? We all know he runs the indie label Dim Mak, but do you recall how it's place as an aught-rock great helping break Bloc Party, Fischerspooner and The Von Bondies?
These fun facts are but scratches on the surface of Aoki's tale. His is truly a life well lived, and obviously, some things have changed, and the Neon Future producer and international DJ is ready to cut past the icing on every detail of his life -- yes, even the cake throwing. Aoki is releasing an autobiography.
“I’m proud to announce that I will be releasing my first memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise this September," Aoki tells Billboard Dance. "The title is a direct reflection of how I started out creating noise that people wanted to listen to, which led to a career in making cross genre music for my fans all over the world with a universal language. The memoir gives people a glimpse into my life for an outsider looking in, recounting my upbringing, the highs and lows, life events and people along the way that got me to where I am today. I poured my heart and soul into this book and am so excited to share it with the world.”