The beats are about to pound in Vernon’s Kal Tire Place with the announcement of a concert by one of the hottest DJs on the planet, Steve Aoki.
The Nov. 21 concert is one of 30 across North America on the current Aokify America Tour, and features some of the freshest talent in the electronic and hip-hop music scene.
Support acts include Israeli DJ/producer Borgore and hip hop artist Waka Flocka Flame, along with Botnet, a DJ/production duo from Montreal.
Together, they will showcase a diverse lineup rarely seen in the dance music circuit today.
The founder of Dim Mak Records, Aoki has not only seen his mixes featured on BBC Radio, he has also collaborated with such artists as LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, will.i.am (Zuper Blahq), Wynter Gordon, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon and Big John (former guitarist of the punk band The Exploited).
The Miami, Fla. native tours relentlessly, performing an average of 250 shows a year.
All the way from Tel Aviv, Israel, Asaf Borger aka Borgore, has unquestionably become a household name for those who follow the ever-growing dubstep scene.
Borgore has reached across continents with his music, creating masses of online fans in Europe. Now boasting more than six million views on YouTube, a vast fan base on social networks, and being featured on soundtracks for TV shows such as Skins, the dubstep artist now runs his own record label (Buygore) and tours the world, selling out shows across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Waka Flocka Flame didn’t want to be a rapper when he grew up. The Atlanta, Ga. native didn’t want to write hit songs, perform in front of thousands of people at packed clubs or hear his songs played on radio stations across the country. But more than a year after bursting onto the scene with his debut single, O Let’s Do It, the rapper has managed to make more of an impact on the music industry than most hip hop artists have their entire lives.
Thanks to a string of chart-topping singles, including the remix to O Let’s Do It, featuring Rick Ross and Diddy, and his latest hit, Hard In Da Paint, it looks like the Flame will keep burning.
Straight from La Belle Province, Botnek’s unique style and productions take influence from electro house, rave and techno. The duo has already received support from David Guetta, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Pete Tong and The Crystal Method.
Botnek won a remix competition for Dim Mak Records for Felix Cartal’s single Skeleton and has toured throughout Canada, the U.K. and Europe, playing alongside such artists as Jack Beats, Zinc, Buraka Som Sistema, SebastiAn and Style of Eye.
Their second EP Sriracha & Beer was released last November on Aoki’s Dim Mak Records.
Tickets for the all-ages show at Kal Tire Place go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. (Pre-sale tickets are on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. Get the code by liking Flipside Events or Wet Ape Productions on Facebook or follow them on Twitter or Instagram.)
They can be purchased online at www.zoobis.com or www.ticketseller.ca or in person at the Downtown Internet Lounge, Vernon. Cost is $49.95, $59.95, $69.95, $79.95 (plus HST and service fees).