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Steve Aoki defends throwing cake at audience members during DJ sets

EDM artist says his cake-throwing ways are a "tool of expression"

DJ Steve Aoki has defended throwing cake in the face of fans during his DJ sets.

Aoki is a larger than life figure on the EDM scene and can often be seen crowdsurfing on an inflatable dinghy or throwing large amounts of cake while performing live. A video of Aoki's confectionary hurling can be seen above.

Addressing his habit of launching food at people, Aoki has written a lengthy column for The Daily Beast in which he labels anyone who complains about being caked a "troll".

Stating that his cake throwing ways are a "tool of expression", Aoki says that he only targets audience members who want it. "The way I pick who gets caked is generally by who shows me the most energy and is screaming for it."

He continues: "I still can’t help but ask myself… should I stop caking people? Will that stop the haters from hating? Stop giving the trolls more content to target me with? I even ask myself, are the cakes and the rafts taking away from the art of my culture, DJing? I’m sure many people feel that I am because things I do are not part of the norm."

Aoki goes on to say that his unusual antics are his "way of engaging with the crowd. Everyone has their own style and some DJs have mastered the art of using filters and EQs to help connect the audience with a song or a mood. That is their tool. This is mine."

Steve Aoki's next UK date will be at the Creamfields festival on August 23.

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