Steve Aoki Talks Breaking Down DJ Barriers, Benihana & More With Larry King
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:13:23
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EDM producer and artist Steve Aoki sat down with Larry King on Larry King Now to talk about the multi-billion dollar EDM industry, growing up the son of Benihana-founder Rocky Aoki and how he broke barriers to become one of the top DJs in the world.
Aoki explained why Las Vegas hotel owners continue to throw down the big bucks for DJs to perform. "Vegas is definitely the city that has the money to pay the biggest DJs in the world to keep coming back on a consistent basis," he said. "So there's no other city like that in the world that has that kind of income to generate. People that are sitting at the table buying 50 bottles of Cristal and Dom Pérignon, celebrating whatever they're celebrating with whatever money that they got, seeing the DJ they want to see,” Aoki explained, putting the EDM x Sin City in context.
He also chatted about the influence his late father Hiroaki Aoki, the founder of the Benihana chain of restaurants, had on his career and why he hopes to one day raise his kids like his father raised him.
We love Benihana and have a collection of photos from our visits there in our offices. We go there… a lot.
Watch the chat below.
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