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Steve Aoki Reflects On 20 Years Of Dim Mak

From budding indie to global powerhouse.

Adrien Vargas // REVOLT

Global EDM superstar Steve Aoki has come a long way from throwing parties in his college living room. His label Dim Mak, which began in 1996, has seen many changes over the past two decades both as a music tastemaker and multi-faceted brand, but it was the late 2000s that revolutionized its identity with the overnight popularity of electro house. Once a roster of budding indie acts, Aoki flipped the label's business model on its head and went on to become one of the most sought after dance moguls in the world.

From throwing free raves as a teen to selling out the world's most iconic music venues, Aoki has left an indelible mark on modern electronic music. REVOLT caught up with Steve, along with Autoerotique and SBCR of The Bloody Beetroots, where he shared some of his favorite memories as Dim Mak's proud leader.

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