Steve Aoki (pictured crowd-surfing here at Coachella) is scheduled to perform at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 29. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
EDM fans, your dreams are coming true: Dance club superstar Steve Aoki is coming to San Diego! The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) will be hosting the electro house DJ on Aug. 29. Harrah's Resort Southern California, the presenting sponsor of Del Mar Racing's Friday Concert Series (and SoundDiego sponsor), announced the DJ's headlining date Friday morning.
Aoki has made headlines in recent years for his raucous shows that often include cake throwing, acrobatic crowd surfing, champagne spraying and dance floor raft riding. The in-demand DJ founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, in 1996 and has released material by such artists as MSTRKRFT, Klaxons and Mystery Jets.
Aoki's latest studio album, 2012's Wonderland, features collaborations with LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, will.i.am, Rivers Cuomo, and Lil Jon among others. His remixes are also world renown within the EDM scene, with artists like Jackson 5, Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem, the Killers and Robin Thicke getting the DJ's treatment.
An announcement of the DMTC's full season is coming soon, we're told.
Admission to all shows at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is free with a purchased ticket to the races. Otherwise, tickets are $20 if you arrive after the last race has occurred. We recommend saving some energy for Aug. 29 -- Steve Aoki is bound to provide one of the most epic dance experiences around.