I dug his set, actually. He was having a grand ole time. The heir to the Benihana fortune was certainly proud to be playing Coachella, so he got fucking excited. Big deal. Give the kid a break. The crowd dug the music, and those who didn't did what we all should do when we hear something we don't like-- go somewhere else. I stayed, actually, and partied right along with him. His energy was kind of infectious and awesome... and really, with as many alternatives as people had... if it was so bad, why was the tent packed at that point, mid-day?? He did fine. Sorry you didn't like it though.
I agree with you to an extent. I thought he was having a grand ol time as well and the mood was a bit infectious. It was just like one big silly little party and was a fun way for me to start off my day. It was the whole Rage Against the Benihana act that was a big buzz kill. It was majorly douchey and to add insult to injury he brought his scream-core crap to the Bloody Beetroots set as well. I appreciate his enthusiasm, but he really should not be allowed anywhere near a microphone.
Leave Steve. Ban Perry Farrell.
Chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot piiiieeeeeeeee!
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I suppose this crowd will be signing a petition?
Well, seeing as his was the first set to start my Coachella weekend and break in my dancing feet, I pretty much enjoyed it. I did get alittle confused with the Thunderstruck mix because I was actually looking forward to the Crookers doing it. In any case, due to the unpopularity of him before the fest here on the board, I kinda wondered to myself when I realized he was gonna jump and surf into the crowd, "Will they actually catch him?"
"Who is this doing this synthetic type of Alpha Beta psychedelic funkin'?"
After seeing Aoki at BFD last year I knew to stay away from the Sahara, when he was on...
The energy of the crowd during his set was crazy where I was but musically it was really really bad.
I say Aoki is ok by me, he is always fun to watch. I like him more during the bloody beetroots set more than his actual set though.
effeminate chinese space dracula hippies?
or is that festival still upcoming?
Shit like this is why I rarely go into the Sahara.
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I'm not for or against Steve Aoki.
But this is a lot of time and energy wasted to go against someone.
Yeah if you don't like steve aoki, there's a whole other festival for you to go enjoy. Walk around, enjoy the sights there's no reason to ban someone haha.
I enjoyed his set. I like it when djs/bands get into what their doing, and the energy is indeed infectious. Sometimes you just gotta relax, stop analyzing the music, and just have fun.
The only thing I really remember him doing during the bloody beetroots was his part for Warp, which was awesome
Anything else he did, I must have been having too much fun to notice because the bloody beetroots kicked my ass, and I loved every second.
He straight up ruined the vibe when he started screaming for Bloody Beetroots... first time I've ever actually booed at Coachella.
basically, point im trying to make - the sahara tent is a VERY special place to some people. While there is "a whole festival going on", for some of us, the Sahara tent is the most important part of coachella (hell for some of us, it IS the festival!). telling us to leave that tent once in a while is a rough thing to say.
I met someone last year that spent pretty much the whole weekend at the Do Lab.
I talked to a couple one year that were camping that only saw "My Morning Jacket" the entire weekend.
And I talked to these 2 girls one year that only remember entering their tent and then leaving the campgrounds when the festival was over.
Coachella is what you make of it!
I had the pleasure of seeing Dim Mak take over room 2 at Fabric in London for the Get Loaded In the Park after party--SMD laid it down a DJ set for two blistering hours in the main room. Anywho, I was on a little side stage right by the DJ booth. Could have slapped Aoki in the face or fiddled with the equipment if I chose to. Conversely, it was insanity seeing the Bloody Beatroots from that proximity. Not to mention in a club on that level--it's own.
But back to Aoki. Out of morbid curiosity I wandered by his set at Pukkelpop and get loaded as well. Each a 5 minute peek to see what he's up to, counterintelligence if you will. At PP he tried to do some freestyle thing that failed so miserably I lol'd and then there was the stupid metal screaming thing that he fails to realize the crowd always hates.
So yeah, ban his ass. And someone needs to save the Bloody Beatroots from him while we're at it. Their set at Fabric was on-fucking-fire. Way too good for Dim Mak.
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