Grammy-nominated DJ, producer and music executive, Steve Aoki unveils his upcoming album Steve Aoki Presents Kolony. It has an amalgamation of party-cranking tracks that stretch across the boundaries between EDM and rap music, landing on something in between and adding supplemental flavor.
This project is set to release on July 21 via Dim Mak Records/Ultra Records, marking 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. Steve Aoki Presents Kolony 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.
“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.”
“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, recorded in their ATL studio and featuring Yachty on the off chance of dropping by during the session. Steve debuted the hip-hop record back in May in front of 25,000 people at Austin’s JMBLYA festival.
The full tracklist for Steve Aoki Presents Kolony is below. Pre-order the album HERE, out July 21st.
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).”