Steve Aoki and the BUILD Series Presents an Exclusive Live Event in NYC

World Renowned Musician/DJ to Unveil 2018 Dim Mak Collection at KOLONY Album Release Party

WHAT: Steve Aoki and the BUILD Series present an exclusive live event with the
world-renowned musician, DJ and music executive, to announce the Spring/Summer 2018 Dim Mak Collection and release of Aoki’s album KOLONY on July 18th in New York City. The immersive experience with a runway show and live performance featuring special guests: Bok Nero, Sonny Digital, Ayo & Teo, and Mase, will stream live to audiences around the globe
at BUILDSeries.com. Limited tickets distributed


Steve Aoki presents “Paradise Found” in his sixth collection for DIM MAK, a street influenced menswear brand. In response to today’s global climate, it seems all aspects of life are perverted with socio-political turmoil: terrorism, war mongering, racism, and sexism. “What we all desire is reprieve from the negativity infiltrating the air we breathe. ‘Paradise Found’ is a utopian
thought.” An imagined space that is inclusive of everyone who seeks refuge, who believes in love, and who hopes to find happiness once again.

KOLONY is  an  amalgamation of  party-cranking tracks that stretch across the boundaries between EDM and rap music, landing on something in between and adding supplemental flavor. The project, due for release July 21 via Dim Mak Records / Ultra Records, marks Aoki’s first full turn into rap music, which he describes as “bridging the gap” between genres and is stacked with hard-hitting rhymes from some of the most prominent lyricists today, including Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Migos, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, ILOVEMAKONNEN, T Pain, and more. KOLONY came to be after Aoki spent spare time hitting the studio with friends and associates during his travels, something that wasn’t premeditated but came into fruition after studio sessions that captured a similar vibe.

ABOUT STEVE AOKI:
Steve Aoki is a Grammy nominated DJ, record producer, music executive and fashion designer. He founded his own record label 20 years ago, DIM MAK RECORDS, a name that references his childhood hero, Bruce Lee. Through DIM MAK, Aoki launched the careers of some of the most influential acts of the last decade, including The Chain Smokers, ZEDD, The Kills, Bloc Party and The Gossip.

Aoki’s love for music started in college, producing his own records and underground concerts out of his apartment, which he called The Pickle Patch. Since then, he has earned numerous accolades, including DJ MAG Top 10 DJ 3 years in a row, Forbes Top 5 Highest Paid DJs 3 years in a row, and DJ TIMES Best DJ in America in 2015. He holds 5 Guinness Book of World Records including one for “most traveled musician in one year.” Aoki has sold millions of records and has garnered hundreds of millions of streams.

Aoki is also the founder of The AOKI FOUNDATION, a charity supporting organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation.

Aoki currently resides in Las Vegas, but can be found traveling and performing one of many hundreds of shows around the world.

About the BUILD Series
The BUILD Series is a cultural platform created to connect the most compelling, interesting and influential creators in the world with their fans and audiences featuring the biggest names in entertainment, tech, fashion and business as they share the stories behind their projects and passions. Every conversation yields insights, inspiration and plenty of surprises as moderators and audience members ask questions. It all happens several times a week from the BUILD Studio in NYC and streams live on buildseries.com.

ABOUT DIM MAK COLLECTION:
In 2014, DJ and Music Executive Steve Aoki launched Dim Mak Collection, an LA Based brand inspired by indie rock sounds, skate culture and fellow risk takers. Dim Mak Collection is for the uninhibited who runs on attitude and adrenaline. Not for the faint hearted, the Dim Mak Collection crew exhibits the style that reflects their purpose, beliefs and work ethic. Inspired by Aoki’s mantra of “Do It Yourself…By Any Means Necessary”, the collection embodies his energetic style, non-conformity and rebelliousness in a positive way. This is streetwear for those who aren’t afraid to clear their own path.