What’s On announces Steve Aoki at Eden Beach Club in Dubai. He’ll be at the venue on The Palm on February 5, big news for EDM fans in UAE.

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One of the most popular DJs on the planet, Steve Aoki, is coming to Dubai.

The star, who is renowned not just for the tunes he plays but for the incredible energy that surrounds everything he does, will take to the decks at Eden Beach Club on Thursday February 5.

The show comes a week before the start of 26-date tour of North America. The ‘Steve Aoki Neon Future Experience’ kicks off in Austin Texas on February 13 and ends in Washington on March 21.

The Dim Mak label boss actively encourages moshing at his events, throws cake at his fans –  “We have to make sure the cake is soft, fluffy,” he told Vibe in 2013 – sprays bubbles, rides rafts on the dancefloor and basically carries on like a rock and roll star. One such stunt, with a trampoline no less, actually resulted in a trip to hospital.

Now 37 years old, Aoki was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in California, where he went on to attend the University Of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated with two BAs. Though his chosen subjects were Feminist Studies and Sociology, it was at college that he also first started producing his own DIY records and hosting parties.

In his 20s he set up his own record label, which was soon releasing music by electro-house artists such as MSTRKRFT, Klaxons, Infected Mushroom and Mystery Jets. By 2012, he was at the top of the EDM tree and released his first fully solo EP.

Steve’s last appearance in the region came a year ago, when he took to the stage at People By Crystal.

Eden Beach Club, Rixos The Palm, Dubai, daily 10am to late. Tel: (055) 2771477. Taxi: Rixos The Palm. facebook.com/edendubai