In 1996, Steve Aoki founded DIM MAK and developed it into an influential independent record label, music, and fashion lifestyle brand. Responsible for launching the careers of many seminal acts, the independently owned DIM MAK has consistently pushed new musical movements via its staunch DIY ethos. As a fashion leader, DIM MAK cultivates the community by bringing together collaborators from all walks of life. Nostalgic for his youth, Aoki often incorporates comics, music, technology, and gaming into the DIM MAK aesthetic. With a back catalog of hundreds of records deep, a history of legendary live events, and a fully formed clothing line, DIM MAK continues its global mission of promoting boundary-pushing music and culture ‘by any means necessary’.