Relentless Beat of the Week: Steve Aoki & Regard – ‘New York’ ft. mazie
January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023
Steve Aoki kicks off the New Year in high gear with the launch of 3OKI, a series of new music releases across three consecutive weeks to be released on his independent imprint Dim Mak Records. A barrage of unreleased music, Aoki’s 3OKI campaign features a wide array of tunes that explore various genres within electronic music. 3OKI launches with the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP, out January 21 on Warner Bros. Records/Dim Mak Records, a collection of remixes from today’s top electronic producers of the massive hit collaboration from Aoki and Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park. Next up is “Can’t Stop The Swag,” a new collaboration from Aoki and Belgian hardstyle artist Coone, out January 28. Aoki closes out 3OKI with one of his biggest tracks of recent times, joining fellow Dim Mak artist Autoerotique and powerhouse duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike for the release of “Feedback,” out February 7.
On the A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES (Remixes) EP, Aoki and Linkin Park enlist a diverse pool of producers, featuring renditions from legendary producer Rick Rubin, Vicetone, Angger Dimas, Coone, as well as Aoki’s personal favorite remix from twoloud. The EP takes the original electro/rock hybrid and flips it into the worlds of dubstep, house, hardstyle, and beyond. The package also includes a remix from producer Brian Yates, the grand prize winner of a recent “A Light That Never Comes” remix contest from Indaba Music and Microsoft Surface.
Aoki then teams up with Coone, Dim Mak’s first-ever hardstyle artist, to unleash their new collaboration “Can’t Stop The Swag.” The single is Aoki’s first foray into the burgeoning hardstyle movement and along with celebrated hardstyle producer Coone, the track mixes Aoki’s house production with Coone’s hardstyle kicks and aggressiveness. “Can’t Stop The Swag” underlines Aoki’s and Dim Mak’s takeover of the hardstyle scene.
Closing out 3OKI, new track “Feedback” brings together the supergroup of Aoki, Autoerotique, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who are dominating the Beatport charts with their Tomorrowland Remix with Ummet Ozcan of Fatboy Slim’s “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” and topped the charts with “Ocarina (The TomorrowWorld Anthem) feat. Wolfpack” and “Chattahoochee (The Tomorrowland Anthem).” “Feedback”—debuted in the official Tomorrowland after movie—masterfully combines the production prowess of each individual artist into one bass-heavy anthem: Aoki pumping the electro house intensity, Autoerotique blaring the bass, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike bringing the big room house sound.