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Saturday, July 06, 2024

Newsletter: Steve Aoki Drops His 9th Studio Album ‘Paragon’ Featuring collaborations with NE-YO, Lil Jon, Kid Cudi


Renowned producer and 2X GRAMMY-nominated artist Steve Aoki has unveiled his 9th studio album, ‘Paragon.’ The story of ‘Paragon’ builds off of the expansive Hiroquest universe Aoki has established through his music, trading cards, and a newly released graphic novel. The album showcases the contemporary global dance sounds Aoki encounters during his 200+ concerts each year. It features his latest collab with Kid Cudi, the vibrant sounds of South Africa on “Mad” with Moonchild Sanelly and the Amapiano-heavy “Visa” in collaboration with Major League DJZ. “Bum Bum” with Natalhão highlights Brazilian Baile Funk, while “Get Lower” with Lil Jon blends American hip-hop with EDM. Accompanying the album, Aoki released the vibrant music video for "Heavenly Hell," a collaboration with three-time, Grammy award-winning hitmaker NE-YO. The video vividly transitions from heaven to hellish scenes. Watch the video HERE

“This album revisits the core themes that defined my early work, with a strong emphasis on crafting tracks that get people moving,” Aoki shares. “Although it spans a variety of genres, it remains true to the essence of dance music, uniting cultures worldwide through a myriad of sounds. At the center of ‘Paragon’ is my collaboration with NE-YO. NE-YO has voiced so many essential dancefloor anthems, and it’s an honor to work with him on this next chapter. ‘Heavenly Hell’ has been going off in my sets around the world, and I’m excited to officially share it with the everyone.” 

“Been a long time coming, this collaboration,” NE-YO adds. “Super excited for the world to hear what we’ve come up with! Thanx for the vibes, Steve!”

Sonically, the album is a snapshot of an Aoki concert experience, full of high-energy moments. One of the biggest songs in Aoki’s sets is his remix of Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit Of Happiness.” The pair reunite on ‘Paragon’ with “Electrowavebaby 2.0,” another contagious crossover anthem. Elsewhere on the album, “Lose My Mind” with K?D, “Voices In My Head”   with Bassjackers (featuring Teddy Bee), and “Better Run” with Just_us provide festival-ready electro sounds, while “Play The Track” with 22Bullet provides a melodic techno vibe. There are also singalong moments on big vocal-driven records such as “Drive” featuring KIDDO.

From the studio to the stage, Aoki's passion for pushing boundaries and exploring new sonic landscapes shines through in every track. His previous album ‘HiROQUEST 2: Double Helix’ was inspired by nostalgia and the dynamic sounds of contemporary dance, Latin music, and more. The first 'HiROQUEST' drew from Aoki's alternative music and punk band roots. 

This year, Aoki has been on his Heavenly Hell Tour, previewing ‘Paragon’ songs for audiences in each city he visits, including major festivals such as EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland Winter, and Ultra Miami. Aoki has brought along fellow Dim Mak artists, including Callie Reiff, Deorro, Nostalgix, Pickle, Cheyenne Giles, Yetep, Ookay, Henry Fong, and Wolfgang Gartner, to join him on select stops. Tonight, Aoki celebrates ‘Paragon’ with a record-release party at Brooklyn Mirage. For tickets, please visit

Steve Aoki 2024 Tour Dates
June 28 - Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn Mirage
June 29 - 30 - Sun Kissed Summer Festival 2024 - Fresno, CA
June 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Hakkasan 
June 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Wet Republic 
July 6 - Kristiansand, Norway - Palmesus 
July 6 - Torre Del Mar, Spain - Weekend Beach Festival 
July 7 - Romania - Neversea 
July 8 - Mallorca, Spain - BCM 
July 10 - Ibiza, Spain - Ushuaia 
July 11 - Calgary, AB, Canada - Cowboys Music Festival 
July 12 - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Omnia 
July 13 - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Wet Republic 
July 16 - Barcarès, France - EMF - Electrobeach 
July 19 - Mezőtúr, Hungary - East Fest 
July 20 - Weeze, Germany - Parookaville 
July 21 - Boom, Belgium - Tomorrowland 
July 27 - Boom, Belgium - Tomorrowland 
July 28 - Montecosaro, Italy - MIND Festival 
July 29 - Zrće, Croatia - Noa 
July 31 - Mykonos, Greece - Cavo Paradiso 
August 2 - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Omnia 
August 3 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Veld Festival 
August 4 - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Wet Republic 
August 8 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Untold 
August 9 - Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Germany - SonneMondSterne 
August 10 - Cullera, Spain - Medusa 
August 11 - Batumi, Georgia - Mono Hall 
August 12 - Zrće, Croatia - Noa 
August 14 - Galliploi, Italy - Praja 
August 16 - Catanzaro, Italy - Miraya Beach Park 
August 20 - Cyprus - Odessey 
August 21 - Barcelona, Spain - Opium 
August 21 - Ibiza, Spain - Ushuaia 
August 22 - Mallorca, Spain - BCM 
August 29 - Colonia Tepeyac, Mexico - Fenapo 
August 30 - Las Vegas, NV, USA - Hakkasan 

‘Paragon’ Tracklist:
1. Heavenly Hell (ft. NE-YO)
2. Clapback (ft. Raphaella)
3. 2x2 with Chapter & Verse & Alika 
4. Mad (ft. Moonchild Sanelly)
5. Electrowavebaby 2.0 with Kid Cudi
6. Bum Bum with Sandro Silva and Natalhão
7. 3 Days (ft. Kalan.FrFr)
8. Visa with Major League DJz (ft. Mannywellz) 
9. Weirder Things (ft. Xander850)
10. Drive (ft. KIDDO)
11. Play The Track with 22Bullet 
12. Lose My Mind with K?D
13. Better Run with Just_us 
14. Flashing Lights with Bassjackers 
15. Voices In My Head with Bassjackers (feat. Teddy Bee) 
16. Get Lower with Lil Jon
17. 3 Days (ft. Kalan.FrFr) [Steve Aoki Hyro Energy Remix]
18. Paragon


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