Tomorrow, Friday. July 29, STEVE AOKI unleashes his club-oriented opus 4OKI. Aligning with some of Dim Mak‘s most promising talents, AOKI sets the dancefloor in motion with this forward-thinking 4-track EP. Complementing the release is a four-part Rashomon style short film series directed by visual artist David “Yarvo” Yarovesky starring model Shaun Ross and vlogger Malibu Dollface.The videos are a visual trek through LA’s underground, outfitted by The Well and featuring their signature wardrobe, alongside special selects from the Dim Mak Collection and Frenemy. Today The Wall Street Journal premieres “Kids,” the music video for AOKI’scollaboration with MORTEN, which serves as the 4th and final video of the series.
“Kids” marks the end of an active month for AOKI that saw him return to his club roots by releasing four groundbreaking new tracks. After kicking things off with the Brandy-sampled future house collaboration with Autoerotique “ILYSM,” which MTVlabeled a certified “banger,” he dropped the bass house jam “Dope Girlz” with Dim Mak’s Shaun Frank. Following its premiere on Harper’s Bazaar, the video for “Dope Girlz” was lauded byBillboard for breaking genre conventions and challenging gender roles. Next came “Bring The Funk Back,” a high-energy club track produced alongside Reid Stefan that AOKI recently dropped at Tomorrowland to a boisterous crowd. To close out “4OKI,” recent Dim Mak affiliate MORTEN steps into the ring in grand fashion to release the bass-heavy electro earworm “Kids” in collaboration with AOKI.