Neon Future I

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Neon Future I
Neon Future.jpg
Studio album by Steve Aoki
Released September 30, 2014
Recorded 2013–14
Genre EDM
Length 40:53
Label
Producer
Steve Aoki chronology
Wonderland
(2012)Wonderland2012
Neon Future I
(2014)
Neon Future II
(2015)Neon Future II2015
Singles from Neon Future I
  1. "Rage the Night Away"
    Released: April 22, 2014
  2. "Delirious (Boneless)"
    Released: June 3, 2014
  3. "Free the Madness"
    Released: June 24, 2014
  4. "Get Me Outta Here"
    Released: September 16, 2014
  5. "Born to Get Wild"
    Released: November 7, 2014[1]
  6. "Back to Earth"
    Released: April 3, 2015[2]
  7. "Afroki"
    Released: June 3, 2015
  8. "Neon Future"
    Released: July 17, 2015
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 54/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Exclaim! 4/10[5]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[6]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[7]

Neon Future I is the second studio album by American DJ and producer Steve Aoki.[8][9] It was released on September 30, 2014 through Ultra Records and Dim Mak Records.[10] The second part of the album, Neon Future II was released on May 12, 2015.

Singles[edit]

The album was preceded by the release of four singles. The first two singles, "Rage The Night Away" and "Delirious (Boneless)", were the only two to be given additional remixes before the album's release. Both tracks also feature in the original motion picture soundtrack of the 2014 film Step Up: All In.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums, and No. 32 on Billboard 200, selling 10,000 copies in its first week.[11] It has sold 27,000 copies in the US as of May 2015.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Steve Aoki.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Transcendence" (featuring Ray Kurzweil) (Intro)   2:03
2. "Neon Future" (featuring Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun) Steele 6:17
3. "Back to Earth" (featuring Fall Out Boy) 4:03
4. "Born to Get Wild" (featuring will.i.am) William Adams 4:45
5. "Rage the Night Away" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame)
4:45
6. "Delirious (Boneless)" (featuring Kid Ink)
3:43
7. "Free the Madness" (featuring Machine Gun Kelly) Richard Colson Baker 4:19
8. "Afroki" (featuring Afrojack and Bonnie McKee) 4:17
9. "Get Me Outta Here" (featuring Flux Pavilion) Joshua Steele 5:15
10. "Beyond Boundaries" (featuring Aubrey de Grey) (Outro)   1:26
Total length: 40:53
Club Edition[14]
No. Title Length
1. "Neon Future" (featuring Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun) 5:46
2. "Back to Earth" (featuring Fall Out Boy) 5:01
3. "Born to Get Wild" (featuring will.i.am) 4:22
4. "Rage the Night Away" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame) 5:31
5. "Free the Madness" (featuring Machine Gun Kelly) 4:22
6. "Afroki" (featuring Afrojack and Bonnie McKee) 6:03
Total length: 31:05

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2014)
  • Peak
  • position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 64
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 68
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 96
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[18] 18
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[19] 38
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 71
US Billboard 200[21] 32
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[22] 1
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[23] 13
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[24] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States September 30, 2014
Worldwide Sony Music
Japan October 1, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Aoki “Born to Get Wild” (featuring will.i.am) [Video Premiere]". Ultimate Music. Josep Vinaixa. 7 Nov 2014. 
  2. ^ "Steve Aoki “Back to Earth” (featuring Fall Out Boy) [Official Single Cover]". Ultimate Music. Josep Vinaixa. 29 Mar 2015. 
  3. ^ "Metacritic Review". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-11-18. 
  4. ^ Jeffries, David. "Neon Future, Vol. 1 - Steve Aoki". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Hampson, Ashley. "Steve Aoki Neon Future I". Exclaim!. Exclaim! Media Inc. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  6. ^ MacInnes, Paul. "Steve Aoki: Neon Future vol 1 review – anti-ageing EDM". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Jones, Devone. "Steve Aoki: Neon Future I". PopMatters. PopMatters Media, Inc. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Neon Future I iTunes Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  9. ^ Steve Aoki Reveals 'Neon Future' Album Title New Hakkasan Residency Billboard March 4, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  10. ^ Steve Aoki Announces "Neon Future" Release Dates Doandroidsdance Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  11. ^ Gordon Murray (May 22, 2015). "Steve Aoki's 'Neon' Lights Up Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart". Billboard. 
  12. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on May 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ Steve Aoki: Neon Future I - Music on Google Play
  14. ^ Neon Future I - Club Edition :: Beatport
  15. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Steve Aoki – Neon Future.I" (in German). Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steve Aoki – Neon Future.I" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steve Aoki – Neon Future.I" (in French). Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Steve Aoki – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Steve Aoki. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  19. ^ "ネオン・フューチャー (Neon Future) Part.1" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2014-10-13. 
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Steve Aoki – Neon Future.I". Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "Steve Aoki – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Steve Aoki. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  22. ^ "Steve Aoki – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Steve Aoki. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  23. ^ "Steve Aoki – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for Steve Aoki. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  24. ^ "Steve Aoki – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Steve Aoki. Retrieved 15 October 2014.