Contradiction in terms? Steve Aoki mixes I Love Techno 2010

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After ruffling a few feathers in 2009 with the decision to have Italian club mobsters Crookers as the face of their annual compilation, the organisers behind the beloved I Love Techno festival and dance brand over in Belgium are seemingly trolling once again, hooking up Los Angeles superstar and renowned stage-diving enthusiast Steve Aoki to mix I Love Techno 2010.

Coinciding with Aoki’s slot at the 2010 festival – which is set to go down this November 13th with the likes of Dave Clarke, DJ Hell, and Ellen Allien mashed up with Magnetic Man, Kele, Goose and A-Trak – the Dim Mak DJ will release his personal love letter to techno today overseas.

Foregoing some more traditional selections in favour of blazing his own trail in the annals of techno history, Aoki’s mix finds the US party-starter cobbling together the likes of Mr Oizo, The Bloody Beetroots and Itch-E & Scratch-E for a chin-stroker’s wet dream.

Understandably, I Love Techno fans haven’t been particularly pleased about Aoki’s ‘techno’ foray, flooding the ILT Facebook page with disgruntled comments to the tune of “massive fail”, “I Laugh Techno” and our favourite butt-hurt statement “aoki and techno is about as horrifying as your mum and your sister lezzing off”.

May we suggest tapping Boys Noize next year? At least he’s got some techno chops about him.

I Love Techno 2010: Mixed By Steve Aoki tracklist:

1. Tai featuring Steve Aoki – Paradise Poltergeist 5:28
2. Mr Oizo And Gaspard Auge – Rubber 4:09
3. Etienne De Crecy – Hope (Djedjotronic Remix) 4:58
4. Fischerspooner – Infidels Of The World Unite (Shinichi Osawa Remix) 5:43
5. Green Velvet – Harmageddon (Felix Cartal Remix) 6:12
6. Gtronic – Sucker Punch (Costello Remix) 6:12
7. Peace Treaty – Change 7:49
8. Steve Aoki And Afrojack – Show Me Your Hands 4:16
9. Armand Van Helden & Steve Aoki – Brrrat! (His Majesty Andre Remix) 4:48
10.Sandro Silva – Told Ya 5:45
11.Autoerotique And SonicC – K M A 5:02
12.Sound Of Stereo – Metric 5:30
13.Itch-E and Scratch-E Feat. MDNA – Other Planets (Style Of Eye Remix) 6:24
14.Felix Cartal – Love 5:14
15.Autoerotique – Bubonic 5:39
16.Steve Aoki And Sidney Samson – Wake Up Call 5:19
17.Mustard Pimp – Paper 5:02
18.All Leather – Mystery Meat (Bloody Beetroots Remix) 2:47
19.Steve Aoki and Bloody Beetroots featuring Refused – New Noise 3:29
20.Rifoki – Zombie Attack 1:15


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rowley said on the 5th Oct, 2010

pretty fresh tracklist


hamo32 said on the 5th Oct, 2010

Boys Noize's 08 ILT is one of my favourite mixes


Wowk said on the 5th Oct, 2010

*sigh*, R.I.P. I Love Techno.


Wowk said on the 5th Oct, 2010

BTW Boyz Noize already did an I Love Techno.


davecw said on the 5th Oct, 2010

Lol i love shit electro


noelw14 said on the 5th Oct, 2010

erm.. you what? rubbish.


thetron said on the 5th Oct, 2010

wow another terrible mix, by a terrible dj.


Mickstah said on the 5th Oct, 2010

I Love Bandwagons 2010


eddy96 said on the 5th Oct, 2010

Should of got Booka Shade or A-Trak or even Vitalic to do the I Love Techno mixtape


Pete_Thong said on the 6th Oct, 2010

Steve Aoki has quite a knack from smashing ungraceful sounds together and deeming it music. We all dabbled in a bit of Bloody beetroots etc but this shits got to stop. Seems like Steve Aoki and Heavy sidechain Co are all having a massive laugh at how easy it is too make a hit dance track. "Oh yeah man, what you do is just get a really heavy bass sound with heaps of distortion, and then side chain the shit out of it really aggressively and then chuck in a few bleepy sounds, yeh sick, and then dont master it at all so it makes the listener cringe when the bleeps come through there headphones, annnnnd your done!" "oh and get Will.I.Am on the vocals talking shit about partying"


Suspekt said on the 11th Oct, 2010

Wow... maybe this signals the end of bad music and a switch to something a bit more real... fingers crossed!


Jink121 said on the 13th Oct, 2010

jesus, that tracklist reads like a roll call for the artists on Dim Mak... Steve Aoki has no shame