21 questions

Steve Aoki Is Much Happier Now That He Quit World of Warcraft

Steve Aoki

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Name: Steve Aoki.

Job: D.J., designer, Benihana heir, and celebrity friend. Aoki will be spinning this Saturday night at Room Service.

Age: 29.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?

Malcolm X.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?


In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Run a record label, clothing line, and studio time when I’m in L.A.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Yes, but in Brooklyn.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Blue Man Group, 12 years ago.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Only if I’m up from private poker games. I play all over the city.

What’s your drink?
H20. Fuck alcohol!

How often do you prepare your own meals?
I make the best tofu pasta I’ve ever had. Last time I made it was last year.

What’s your favorite medication?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A Malcolm X poster and a Bruce Lee poster.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
40 bucks.

When’s bedtime?
I’m trying to figure that out.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Old Times Square had more peep shows.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
I like his hair weave.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The one thing I’ve noticed about NYC is the separation between Brooklyn and the city. City kids don’t come to Brooklyn that much and Brooklyn kids don’t really come to the city. Besides not seeing friends that live in Brooklyn that much, I don’t hate that much.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Well as of two years ago it was World of Warcraft. But I got rid of it and I’m much happier.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
An hour ago.

Who should be the next president?

Times, Post, or Daily News?

Where do you go to be alone?
Airplanes. I put on my eye mask and ear plugs and I’m out for the count.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Their accent. Or that they hate L.A.

Steve Aoki Is Much Happier Now That He Quit World of Warcraft