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Steve Aoki Drops Double Album: Look + Listen

In his expanding musical universe, on November 17, Steve Aoki will release HiROQUEST: Double Helix, his tenth studio full length, featuring collaborations with Paris Hilton, Akon, Ángela Aguilar, Dana Paola, Greeicy, Galantis, JJ Lin, Hayley Kiyoko, Timmy Trumpet, and John Martin.

About the followup, companion piece to his 2022’sHiROQUEST: Genesis, Aoki stated “HiROQUEST is an entire world I crafted around an enigmatic character named HiRO.” “Part I was largely driven by my alt-music roots in hardcore punk bands. Now, the story continues on Double Helix, which embraces dance culture while intertwining the pulse of contemporary Latin music.”

While Genesis canvassed a variety of musical genres from the emo-rock “Kult” with Grandson and Jasiah, to “Ultimate” with Santa Fe Klan and Snow Tha Product, and “Kong 2.0” with Natanael Cano, his Double Helix LP will include recently released singles “Invítame A Un Café” with Ángela Aguilar, “Diferente” with CNCO, “The Show” with JJ Lin, and “Muñecas” with TINI and La Joaqui.

Alongside a claymation music video, Aoki premieres the remake of Akon’s 2003 hit “Locked Up” with French producer duo TRINIX, . “Working with Akon to reimagine his 2003 hit ‘Locked Up’ was a dream come true—a fusion of styles I adore,” said the chart-topping producer. “This album harmonizes nostalgia and contemporary sounds, placing collaboration at its core.”

HiROQUEST: Double Helix promises to be a sonic blend of dance culture and contemporary Latin music, while also bringing it back to Aoki’s roots as a producer

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: SOphotos (original photographer Robin Laananen)