Stream “KONG 2.0”: https://steveaoki.lnk.to/Kong2
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/5NzmS2IzG-g
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May 13, 2022 - Globally renowned and esteemed artist and producer Steve Aoki flips the script with his latest song alongside Natanael Cano in “Kong 2.0.” This song, which is a follow up to their previous "Nataaoki" off of Cano’s album NataKong, was released via Aoki’s Dim Mak En Fuego. The track is available to stream on all digital platforms today.
For “Kong 2.0,” two-time Grammy-nominated Aoki dives into a new sound and approach giving his international fanbase a different sense of his skilled musicality. To perfectly match the vibe and energy of the song, Steve fuses catchy rhymes with a mesmerizing melody that quickly kicks up the energy in this Latin dance hit. When mixed with Aoki’s musical acumen, Cano’s powerful yet effortless corridos vocals provide a new layer of excitement and nuance to the song. “Kong. 2.0” is yet another track in Aoki’s long repertoire of summer anthems that will be setting dance floors everywhere on fire with its hypnotically enticing beats and cutting-edge rhythms.
“Kong 2.0 is a follow up to 'Nataaoki.' The sound of 'Kong 2.0' swings more in EDM and House with Natanael's corridos energy where 'Nataaoki' lived more in Cumbia and EDM. The new song is a continuation of Nata's sound but now placed in my hands. The story continues,” shared Steve.
“I love working with Steve. Aside from the fact that it's a dream come true, we naturally make amazing music together. This is just the second one. But trust me there's more on the way,” said Natanael.
Prior to the release of “Kong 2.0,” Aoki teamed up with English singer-songwriter HRVY for their song “Save Me.” The upbeat dance track carries a lyrically charming love story cloaked in waves of catchy and head bobbing beats. The song harmonizes Aoki’s unparalleled style with HRVY’s vocals to give audiences a sonic experience that is absolutely undeniable.
The visionary producer and artist also recently worked with grandson and Jasiah for the manically furious and guitar heavy track “KULT,” as well as his gametime-ready smash with SHAQ, “Welcome to the Playhouse.” Earlier this year, Aoki launched A0K1VERSE, a new ecosystem bridging real-world experiences with web 2.0 and web3, continuing to pave a path towards the future as one of the top leading innovators in the NFT space.
ABOUT STEVE AOKI:
Boasting a 77 million average monthly reach across all his platforms, 2x-Grammy-nominated music producer, artist, fashion designer, entrepreneur and NFT visionary Steve Aoki is one of the most successful cross-genre artists in the world. A Guinness World Record holder for the “Most Traveled Musician in a Single Calendar Year,” Aoki has performed at nearly every top festival around the world, including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland and Electric Daisy Carnival.
Since the release of his 2012 debut solo album, Wonderland, which earned him his first Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album, Aoki has collaborated with an impressive list of varied artists, including BTS, Maluma, Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park, blink-182, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz and Daddy Yankee, and released three Platinum singles, six Gold singles and produced over ten Top 10 radio records. After unveiling four Neon Future albums, the most recent being Neon Future IV in 2020, Aoki’s next album is due out later this year featuring the dynamic alt-rock single, “KULT,” alongside grandson and Jasiah.
Aoki approaches each new endeavor with the same sense of dedication he’s put into his past achievements, including his critically-acclaimed 2019 memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise and THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which he founded in 2012 to support organizations in brain science and its research. His influential record label Dim Mak, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021, known for being a launching pad to the careers of prominent acts like Bloc Party, The Chainsmokers, Bloody Beetroots and The Kills. Most recently, Aoki created the A0K1VERSE, an NFT membership community, powered by the Passport, that welcomes his fans to both virtual and real-world experiences. In whatever space he enters, Aoki offers a community for those who need it most.