by the partae


Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and music executive Steve Aoki unveils his new project in the form of upcoming album Steve Aoki Presents Kolony, an amalgamation of party-cranking tracks that stretch across the boundaries between EDM and rap music, landing on something in between and adding supplemental flavour. The announcement follows the release of monster hit ‘Just Hold On’ with Louis Tomlinson (from One Direction), which went Platinum in Australia & #1 iTunes overall in 43 countries. The new Kolony project, due for release on Friday 21 July via Liberator Music/Ultra Music, marks Aoki’s first full turn into rap music, with nearly 10 years of hip-hop collaborations, which he describes as “bridging the gap” between genres and is stacked with hard-hitting rhymes from some of the most prominent lyricists today, including Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Migos, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, ILOVEMAKONNEN, T Pain, and more.

‘Night Call’ serves as a standout on the Kolony tracklist and is the product of mutual support between Aoki and rap’s hottest trio Migos – who have just announced their first Australian tour for this October – recorded in their ATL studio and featuring Yachty on the off chance of dropping by during the session.

Listen to ‘Night Call (feat. Migos and Lil Yachty)’ here

“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,’” explains Aoki of the title. “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 loved that think tank, that group collaboration, and spirit.”

Steve Aoki is a two-time Grammy-nominated electronic dance music superstar who stands as one of pop music’s most tireless multi-hyphenates. One of the Top 50 artists in the world on Spotify, Aoki has continuously established himself as one of music’s most notable names and faces, boasting an illustrious catalogue with chart-topping hits. This past year, his latest single with Louis Tomlinson of One Direction fame, ‘Just Hold On’, reached #1 iTunes overall in 43 countries, #1 iTunes Dance in 50 countries including the US, #20 on the ARIA Singles Chart and went certified Platinum in Australia. Aoki also earned his latest Grammy nomination this past year for the Best Music Film category via his Netflix original documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”, which chronicles his fast-paced life as a DJ/producer and offers fans a firsthand look into his world. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring to a sold-out audience.

Steve Aoki Presents Kolony tracklist:

  1. Steve Aoki
    Kolony Anthem (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN & Bok Nero)
  2. Steve Aoki & Yellow Claw
    Lit (feat. Gucci Mane and T-Pain)
  3. Steve Aoki & DVBBS
    Without U (feat. 2 Chainz)
  4. Steve Aoki
    How Else (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN and Rich The Kid)
  5. Steve Aoki
    Been Ballin (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
  6. Steve Aoki
    Night Call (feat. Migos and Lil Yachty)
  7. Steve Aoki & Bad Royale
    $4,000,000 (feat. Ma$e & Big Gigantic)
  8. Steve Aoki
    If I Told You That I Love You (feat. Wale)
  9. Steve Aoki & Bad Royale
    No Time (feat. Jimmy October)
  10. Steve Aoki & Ricky Remedy
    Thank You Very Much (feat. Sonny Digital)

Steve Aoki Presents Kolony – Steve Aoki
Out Friday 21 July 2017 through Liberator Music/Ultra Music
Pre-order available here


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