Steve Aoki Announces a New Set of Beats With New Hip Hop Project Featuring LIL YACHTY, Migos & More
Steve Aoki, a Grammy nominated DJ, record producer, and music executive unveils his latest upcoming project Steve Aoki Presents Kolony, which is slick mash-up of EDM and Rap music featuring many of the prominent lyricists we know today. The project is due for release July 21st through the culmination of Dim Mak Records and Ultra Records, making this project Steve Aoki’s first turn to Hip Hop rap music after his prominent career in EDM or dance music.
The project Steve Aoki Presents Kolony’s title came about through Aoki’s adventures in the studio. As he was working on music in their ATL studio, he would invite various artists or lyricists to be featured on his music track. To him, it felt like an entire “colony” of friends and supports would come in to vibe out and bring forth a new found energy that would bring the project to life.
“When I was in the studio working on this project or a song with someone that made it to the album, they brought their own crew, and I’d turn around and be like, ‘this squad is like a colony’ ” Aoki explains. “We’re like a colony, because it just felt like the energy in the room was more vibrant. It was a lot of energy from people flowing from the studio, and I love that think tank, that group collaboration, and spirit.”
Debuting the track list along with its first single release, “Night Call” featuring Migos and Lil Yachty, the project definitely has plenty of hype behind it. Already 10 years in the making, Aoki describes the project as “bridging the gap” between genres.
Steve Aoki has a lot of recognition to his name due to his seasoned career in the music industry. He is a two time Grammy nominated electronic dance music super star who is also one of the top 50 artists in the world on the music app, Spotify.
In 1996, Steve Aoki founded DIM MAK and developed it into an independent record label and music lifestyle brand. DIM MAK records has helped various artists get launched into their careers such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Chainsmokers, Deorro, and many many others.
The Full Tracklist for Steve Aoki Presents Kolony is below and you can pre order the album here.
Album Pre-Order Link
- Steve Aoki - “Kolony Anthem (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN & Bok Nero)”
- Steve Aoki & Yellow Claw - “Lit (feat. Gucci Mane and T-Pain)”
- Steve Aoki & DVBBS - “Without U (feat. 2 Chainz)”
- Steve Aoki - “How Else (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN and Rich The Kid)”
- Steve Aoki - “Been Ballin (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)”
- Steve Aoki - “Night Call (feat. Migos and Lil Yachty)”
- Steve Aoki & Bad Royale “4,000,000 (feat. Ma$e & Big Gigantic)”
- Steve Aoki - “If I Told You That I Love You (feat. Wale)”
- Steve Aoki & Bad Royale - “No Time (feat. Jimmy October)”
- Steve Aoki & Ricky Remedy- “Thank You Very Much (feat. Sonny Digital)”
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