Steve Aoki, Axis Radius, 2/9/13
|Steve Aoki performs at Axis/Radius in Scottsdale.|
I wasn't alone out there; people seemed sick of smashing into one another. I guess I just couldn't handle to heat Aoki was cooking up. I tried to head back in, but getting close enough to the stage was impossible. So I remained outside, listening in.
Aoki can truly play. He is a character that everyone loves, even if he's pouring champagne on you and throwing a cake into the crowd (both classic Aoki traditions). His sounds range from progressive, uplifting electro-house to pop, and a twist of dubstep. Aoki dropped hits like "Turbulence," "No Beef," and "Livin' My Love."
The talent and love for the music was in abundance -- almost too much to fit into the venue itself.
Last Night: Steve Aoki at Axis Radius.
The Crowd: A mixture of what I like to call, "rave pixies" and the typical Scottsdale attire crowd. (Rave pixies sport a tutu, sparkled bra, headband, sunglasses, and so forth.)
Overheard in the Crowd: "I just want him to cake the fuck out of me."