Women are at the forefront of many social conversations including gender equality in music, especially since last night’s #GrammysSoMale conversation — and Steve Aoki also has something about it.


In the interview below, the superstar DJ/producer talks what it’s been like dealing with racism before also speaking out about women in EDM. According to Aoki, this is a problem in every industry.

His view: perhaps festivals should take more of an affirmative action stance, booking all ethnicities and genders rather than just all the hottest acts all the time.

“There’s not enough representation of women — so you have to ensure that there is representation.”

Last year, Hard Summer featured tons of talented women on the lineup including Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas, Whipped Cream, Madam X, Cray and more. Hopefully this year we’ll see more of that.

Steve Aoki On Music, Racism and #MeToo

 

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