Contradiction in terms? Steve Aoki mixes I Love Techno 2010

After ruffling a few feathers in 2009 with the decision to have Italian club mobsters Crookers as the face of their annual compilation, the organisers behind the beloved I Love Techno festival and dance brand over in Belgium are seemingly trolling once again, hooking up Los Angeles superstar and renowned stage-diving enthusiast Steve Aoki to mix I Love Techno 2010.

Coinciding with Aoki’s slot at the 2010 festival – which is set to go down this November 13th with the likes of Dave Clarke, DJ Hell, and Ellen Allien mashed up with Magnetic Man, Kele, Goose and A-Trak – the Dim Mak DJ will release his personal love letter to techno today overseas.

Foregoing some more traditional selections in favour of blazing his own trail in the annals of techno history, Aoki’s mix finds the US party-starter cobbling together the likes of Mr Oizo, The Bloody Beetroots and Itch-E & Scratch-E for a chin-stroker’s wet dream.

Understandably, I Love Techno fans haven’t been particularly pleased about Aoki’s ‘techno’ foray, flooding the ILT Facebook page with disgruntled comments to the tune of “massive fail”, “I Laugh Techno” and our favourite butt-hurt statement “aoki and techno is about as horrifying as your mum and your sister lezzing off”.

May we suggest tapping Boys Noize next year? At least he’s got some techno chops about him.

I Love Techno 2010: Mixed By Steve Aoki tracklist:

1. Tai featuring Steve Aoki – Paradise Poltergeist 5:28

2. Mr Oizo And Gaspard Auge – Rubber 4:09

3. Etienne De Crecy – Hope (Djedjotronic Remix) 4:58

4. Fischerspooner – Infidels Of The World Unite (Shinichi Osawa Remix) 5:43

5. Green Velvet – Harmageddon (Felix Cartal Remix) 6:12

6. Gtronic – Sucker Punch (Costello Remix) 6:12

7. Peace Treaty – Change 7:49

8. Steve Aoki And Afrojack – Show Me Your Hands 4:16

9. Armand Van Helden & Steve Aoki – Brrrat! (His Majesty Andre Remix) 4:48

10.Sandro Silva – Told Ya 5:45

11.Autoerotique And SonicC – K M A 5:02

12.Sound Of Stereo – Metric 5:30

13.Itch-E and Scratch-E Feat. MDNA – Other Planets (Style Of Eye Remix) 6:24

14.Felix Cartal – Love 5:14

15.Autoerotique – Bubonic 5:39

16.Steve Aoki And Sidney Samson – Wake Up Call 5:19

17.Mustard Pimp – Paper 5:02

18.All Leather – Mystery Meat (Bloody Beetroots Remix) 2:47

19.Steve Aoki and Bloody Beetroots featuring Refused – New Noise 3:29

20.Rifoki – Zombie Attack 1:15