Detroit-native DJ/producer ayokay is back with his new single “Swing Swing” today via Columbia Records. Listen to the indie-pop track here: http://smarturl.it/ayokaySwingSwing/youtube. The infectious, vibey song features ayokay’s own vocals for the first time on a release.
“Swing Swing is the most personal song I’ve ever made. It was written, produced, and performed by me in its entirety,” says ayokay. “I have always been very inspired by indie bands and wanted to bring some of those influences, including upbeat electric guitar and retro analog synths, into my style of electronic production to create something new and refreshing.”
Alex O’Neill (ayokay) is an indie-electronic producer known for his unique, forward thinking sound. His 2016 breakout anthem “Kings Of Summer” — featuring vocals from childhood friend and frequent collaborator Quinn XCII — blazed a year-long path to buzz-track royalty, hitting #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral charts, #1 on Hype Machine and currently soaring past 78 million streams at Spotify. The song became the lead single off his debut EP, 4ft. to Infinity. His upward trajectory continued in 2017 with follow-up singles “The Shine” (feat. Chelsea Cutler), “Too Young” (feat. Baker Grace) and “Cassette,” which have done a collective 42 million streams on Spotify and have solidified his place in the electronic space. Last fall he wrapped up his first nation-wide tour across 36 cities supporting Gryffin, including sold-out shows at Terminal 5 (NYC) and The Wiltern (LA)