Steve Aoki plays his own brand of underground house in The Lab at the #SmirnoffHouse at SonneMondSterne festival, Germany
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The Smirnoff House will be at Creamfields and will feature Lab sessions from Kölsch, Cajmere, Claude Von Stroke and Mixmag Allstars
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This year Mixmag teamed up with Smirnoff Sound Collective to curate a special line-up of DJ talent as we took The Lab to The Smirnoff House at SMS, Germany.
Complete with open plan living room, kitchen bar and bedroom and The Smirnoff House is probably the closest many will get to seeing huge artists up close and personal with an intimate house party vibe. Oh, and it’s also quipped with a beast of a VOID sound system.
One of our guests was Steve Aoki. Let’s be frank, while he’s loved by people around the world for his big shows and cake throwing, he’s generally snubbed by most underground dance music fans for those very same antics.
But Aoki used this special Lab set to answer the haters by laying down a competent set of underground house and tech rhythms. The mix essentially retains Aoki’s core US sound but repackages it into an hour of bumping 4/4 that sits comfortably alongside chuggy house cuts such as Green Velvet’s ‘Bigger Than Prince’.
Put your prejudices aside, have a listen below and tell us what you think.Tags: cake me Disc Jockey (Profession) DJ Mix (Musical Performance Role) House Music (Musical Genre) Steve Aoki (Composer)