ALOK and Steve Aoki Close Out 2021 with “Typical”

Brazil’s most-streamed artist ALOK has teamed up with 2x-Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki to end 2021 on a high note with “Typical.” A bubbly late-night club track, “Typical” features swoony vocals sung by Swedish LA-based songwriter Lars Martin, who has previously collaborated with the likes of French Montana, Kiiara and Jason Derulo.

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ALOK and Steve Aoki first joined forces last year on “Do It Again,” a high-energy reimagination of The Chemical Brothers’ anthem of the same name. The two artists have reunited to close out one of the biggest years of their respective careers, bringing along Lars Martin, the voice behind ALOK’s hit tracks “Alive” and “Hear me Tonight.”

2021 saw ALOK extend his global reach far beyond Brazil, as he rose to the #4 spot on 2021’s esteemed DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, surpassed 3.8 billion streams and became the second most-followed DJ on Instagram with over 26.1 million followers. He was also called upon to remix Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” and he collaborated with John Legend on the original single “In My Mind.” Aoki dropped “Mambo,” his global collaboration with Sean Paul and El Alfa, as well as additional work this year alongside Wiz Khalifa (“Used To Be”), Farruko (“Aire”) and Armin Van Burren (“Music Means Love Forever”). Alongside his music, Aoki became one of the top leading innovators in the NFT space, with Maxim recently hailing him a “digital creator who is changing the NFT game.”

On “Typical,” listeners get the best of both worlds, as ALOK and Aoki merge their signature styles to create a follow-up hit to ring in the new year.

To link up with Steve and Lars Martin on ‘Typical’ was such a fun project to end 2021 in style,” ALOK exclaims. “We really wanted to bring both of our styles together with my love of deeper sounds and Steve’s energetic vibe and Lars’ vocal tied these together with a flair that we just loved for the finished track! We hope all of our fans enjoy it just as much as we did creating it, as we bow out with ‘Typical’ to soundtrack the party season this December and beyond.”

“ALOK & I first worked together on our collaboration ‘Do It Again’, and it was so well received that we couldn’t wait to work together again on ‘Typical’,” Aoki adds. “This track, just like ‘Do It Again’ combines both our very distinct sounds to develop something really special…and complemented with vocals by Lars Martin, this is the perfect track to close out 2021.”

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