Running it Back ft. Steve Aoki

AS Program Board Presents… Running it Back (LIVE SET with Q&A) on Sunday, May 17th, 2020 at 7PM PST.
This event is free and closed to UCSB students.

As one of UCSB’s most renown alumni, the 2x Grammy-nominated producer/DJ STEVE AOKI (born Steven Hirokyuki Aoki) is one of today’s most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 2.8 billion music streams on Spotify, with an additional 2 billion music streams on YouTube.
Most recently, in September of 2019, Steve Aoki released his critically acclaimed memoir entitled BLUE: The Color of Noise published by St. Martin’s Press. Keep an eye out for his upcoming album, the fourth in his Neon Future saga, Neon IV (Spring 2020), which has already rocketed in streaming to date and received praise from already released singles.
Just one year into his time at UCSB, a 19 year old Aoki founded the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records and Collection, which has launched the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak Records currently counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop, and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography.
His genre-defying collaborations also include original songs with A-listers like Lil Yachty and Migos (“Night Call” from Kolony, 2017); world-wide stars BTS (“Waste It On Me” and “MIC Drop” remix); rock legend Sting on “2 in a Million” and Latin superstar, Maluma with “Maldad”. As a solo artist, Aoki reps well-known releases: Wonderland (2012), his debut album, which snagged his first Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; the hip-hop centric Steve Aoki Presents Kolony (2017) and the Neon Future saga.