As far as DJs we're dying to see, we'll admit that Dim Mak/Cinespace founder Steve Aoki is pretty low on our list. It's not that Aoki isn't entertaining, he is, but at times he seems to be more about the showmanship than the music. But love him or hate him (there doesn't seem to be a gray area), Aoki puts himself out there in order to achieve the ultimate party atmosphere.
And party he will when he takes over B.E.D. Friday, December 26. Yes, you read correctly -- B.E.D. Tack this to the list of oddest Miami venue bookings that Aoki has been part of -- Mansion, Cameo and Dek23 are a few others. Last time we saw him spinning at an appropriate venue and for an appropriate crowd is was at Revolver back in 2006 when it was at Studio A.
However, Aoki has a slight penache for Top 40 music and jock rock anthems, which should be a South Beach crowd's liking.
After the jump, check out Aoki's Essential Mix be did for BBC's Radio 1 back in August.
Steve Aoki at B.E.D. Friday, December 26. Tickets $25 via Wantickets.com; 21+; doors open at 11 p.m.
-- Jose D. Duran