Steve Aoki at B.E.D. at December 26


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; 21+; doors open at 11 p.m.

-- Jose D. Duran

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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