Steve Aoki turns into first EDM artist featured in Smithsonian

Spanning 17 museums and galleries in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian is the epicenter of the nation’s historical past, with collections and exhibitions ranging in focus from the origins of mankind vis-a-vis the Natural History Museum, to area journey on the Air and Space Museum.  Steve Aoki‘s CDJs and mixer, nowon show within the Ray Dolby Gateway to American Culture wing of the Smithsonian Museum, is the latest modern piece of historical past among the many varied artifacts and multimedia shows that pay homage to America’s cultural legacy. Aoki’s donated pre-owned 2009 version CDJ-2000s, 2008 DJM-800 mixer, and RANE SL3 comprise the primary digital DJ items of the Smithsonian’s turntable and DJ expertise centered assortment.

“Like [Bob] Casey and Grandmaster Flash earlier than him [two DJs previously honored in the Smithsonian], Aoki makes use of his DJ gear as his devices–however not like his predecessors, the musical expertise that he creates is digital,” the Smithsonian said in a weblog submit detailing Aoki’s addition to the museum report. Aoki is notably the primary fashionable EDM act to be honored within the Smithsonian.

Look mother 👀 I made it into the @smithsonian 😱 what an absolute honor. Come discover me this weekend if you happen to’re there! pic.twitter.com/gcmiXZxd1c

— Jaleo Aoki (@steveaoki) October 20, 2018

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