Steve Aoki has earned himself innumerable accolades since he initially took the music scene with the launch of Dim Mak records in 1996. Over the past 23 years, he’s racked up a great many dollars for his royalties and performances, an accomplishment that reliably places him among the top five highest-paid DJs in the world (he racked in over $30M a year ago, as indicated by Forbes), showing up at some of the most looked for after music festivals around the globe.
The pressures of the business, joined with his work ethic, brought about Guinness World Record awarding him 2012’s most-traveled musician after playing 168 shows in 41 nations. He’s just proceeded with his streak from that point forward. In 2017, BBC detailed that in alone he played 300 shows while working 361 days that year. It’s a lifestyle, anyway exciting it might appear, that inevitably takes a toll: Aoki assessed that he just went through around 50 days per year at his previous Hollywood home due to his work demands, a job that has expected him to be quite proficient in the world of travel, burdens and all.
“Sometimes it does [feel like a chore]. Sometimes you’re dreading the flight,” Aoki told AOL Lifestyle at the launch of All Nippon Airway’s redesigned Boeing 777-300ER last week. “Most times it’s unbearable — but if you can find that comfort and luxury and service and hospitality and food, it all adds up.”
“Because I travel so much, comfort is number one for me,” he clarified. On the off chance that he’s traveling to Japan, his preferred place to visit, people can discover him on ANA particularly given the airline’s BOEING redesign of its business and first-class cabins and its Japenese way to deal with comfort, which Aoki has been acquainted with growing up.
Regardless of if he’s traveling stateside or across the pond, there are a few fundamentals he prescribes for a smooth trip.
“If you can fly whatever way you can to get that sleep, do whatever you can.”
“I travel with my headphones: SVN Sound Headphones. I designed them myself, I worked on them. I know what works for me as a DJ and I always travel with them.”
3. Fight jet-lag with a supplement
“I take it right before I get on the plane, when I’m mid-flight and when I land. It actually works, it’s incredible. Everybody is different so you got to test it out.”
4. A big cushion
“I bring a very obnoxiously large pillow with me. So whether I’m sitting on the seat or laying down or against the wall, I have my eye mask on, my headphones on and I’m just out. Goal number one is sleep.”
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