STEVE AOKI has joined forces and brought forth a global hit with his new single “Azukita” alongside International Superstar Daddy Yankee, Grammy award-winning Elvis Crespo and one of music’s hottest producing duos Play-N-Skillz . The song’s lyrics are a metaphor for everyone coming together in unity from all parts of the world and all races, to have a good time through the universal language of music. The cross culture and fusing of genres is what Aoki aimed for to create a truly perfect collaboration of Latin and EDM sounds. With Daddy Yankee’s signature lyrical flow, Elvis’ classic vocals and both Aoki and Play-N-Skillz’ next-level producing, the track is accentuated to the fullest level and setup to be one of 2018’s biggest hits.
About Steve Aoki:
STEVE AOKI is a 2x Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur,
and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim Mak. As a solo artist, AOKI has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. Known for collaborations ranging from Snoop Dogg to Linkin Park to JJ Abrams to Migos and Louis Tomlinson (One Direction), AOKI’s debut artist album was nominated for the Best Electronic/Dance album Grammy while his follow ups NEON FUTURE I & II featured his Gold certified single „Delirious (Boneless)“ with Kid Ink. Most recently “Just Hold On” with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson became a global smash after the pair debuted the song with a performance on X Factor. The song debuted at #1 in 43 countries and has since achieved Gold or Platinum status in 18 countries. AOKI recently received his second Grammy nomination in the Best Music Film category as the subject of the 2016 Netflix Original documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” which premiered to a sold out audience at the Tribeca Film Festival. Steve has also both donated and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charitable organizations including his own AOKI FOUNDATION with a primary goal of supporting organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Steve Aoki released his latest album K olony on July 21 (via Dim Mak Records / Ultra Records) debuted at #1 on the Electronic Album charts. K olony marks 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 and 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, JBalvin and more.
About Daddy Yankee:
Daddy Yankee remains one of the most recognized and influential names in urban music and Latin dance. He was named one of the most influential Hispanics in the world by both CNN and Time Magazine. He has sold over 17 million albums and over 60 million fans combined on his social networks. Daddy Yankee is considered the King of Reggaeton and continues to reign with the recent global success of Despacito, which was named the most streamed song and the most watched video of all time. He was also named Billboard Magazine’s Top Latin Artist of 2017.
Play-N-Skillz are an American Hip-Hop, Pop, Electronic Dance Music format record production/songwriting/performing/DJ duo from Dallas, Texas, consisting of brothers Juan “Play” Salinas
and Oscar “Skillz” Salinas. Play-N-Skillz won the GRAMMY Award for “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” in 2007 for their production on the single “Ridin” by Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone, and the
GRAMMY Award for “Best Rap Album” for Lil Wayne’s “The Carter III (2008),” which included their production on the Billboard Hot 100 single “Got Money.” Also nominated for a GRAMMY in the “ Best Dance/Electronic Album” category in 2012 their work they did on David Guetta’s album “Nothing But Beat.” They co-wrote the first single “Where Them Girls At” featuring Flo-Rida and Nicki Minaj, which charted in over 21 countries and rose to the top of the Billboard charts within days of being released in the beginning of 2011.The hit-makers continue to work with some of international music’s elite in Pitbull, Chris Brown, Akon, Lil Jon, Daddy Yankee, Afrojack, Snoop Dogg, T Pain, LMFAO, Flo-Rida, Diplo, Ludacris, RedFoo, W3 the Future, and many more.Producing and winning some of world’s biggest records comes naturally to Play-N-Skillz, arming them with an incredible knack for knowing what a large group of people want to hear. It all started with two turntables in a small apartment in Irving, Texas and has taken them all over the world. DJing festivals alongside Tiesto, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Bingo Players, Nervo, BassNectar, Diplo, Sander Van Dooren, and many more.
About Elvis Crespo:
Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Elvis Crespo is a legend in Latin music. With his mastery of the
Dominican Republic’s merengue tradition, New York-born and Puerto Rican-raised vocalist Elvis Crespo
wasted no time in reaching the apex of contemporary Latin music. Crespo has amassed over 26 #1’s on the Billboard charts and his award-winning song „Suavemente“ has transcended time and even space when it was used on the space shuttle Discovery mission to the International Space Station. The merengue legend is no stranger to dance music, the 2016 hit song „Bailar“ by Deorro and Elvis Crespo still remains a global phenomenon and earned the pair a Latin Billboard award in 2017.