Neon Future IV

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Neon Future IV
Studio album by
Released2020
LabelDim Mak
Steve Aoki chronology
Neon Future III
(2018)
Neon Future IV
(2020)
Singles from Neon Future IV
  1. "Are You Lonely"
    Released: February 22, 2019[1]
  2. "Hit Your Heart"
    Released: March 8, 2019
  3. "Play It Cool"
    Released: March 22, 2019[2]
  4. "Do It Again"
    Released: April 19, 2019
  5. "Rave"
    Released: June 28, 2019
  6. "Crash Into Me"
    Released: July 12, 2019
  7. "Hava"
    Released: August 9, 2019
  8. "Let It Be Me"
    Released: September 6, 2019[3]
  9. "I Wanna Rave"
    Released: October 25, 2019[4]
  10. "2 In a Million"
    Released: December 6, 2019[5]

Neon Future IV is the upcoming sixth studio album by American DJ and producer Steve Aoki, succeeding his 2018 album Neon Future III. It is scheduled to be released in 2020.[6] The album will be released through Dim Mak Records.[7] It will contain collaborations with Norwegian DJ Alan Walker, Brazilian DJ Alok, Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet, and Dutch bands Showtek and Bassjackers.

Background[edit]

Steve Aoki first announced his album during an interview for EDM.com at the end of January 2019. According to him, it marks the continuation of Neon Future II and III that he wrote together. He announced that he was finishing Neon Future IV, which would contain "mega collaborations" and that he would release the following singles of the album one by one, before publishing the opus, which will be unveiled in 2019.[3][8][9][10][11][12] A few days after, he announced via Twitter that he was working for a song with American rapper Ty Dolla Sign, which will be included in Neon Future IV.[13] The album availability date has been announced several months after the release of Neon Future III in November 2018, and two dates were defined, first in Spring 2019,[7][14][15] then in September 2019.[2] In June, during an interview for MusicTech, he confirmed that he was working on it and prevented that lots of new singles will be dropped in order to complement the upcoming album.[16] During an interview for iHeartRadio about his song "Let It Be Me" released in September, Aoki said, "Neon Future IV is packed with collabs. Every song is gonna be [a] very interesting, diverse collab list of artists from all different kinds of worlds — which is how I love to do Neon Future. It's all about connecting with artists from all different walks of life."[17] In November, he premiered his album during All Nippon Airways Celebration in New York. A few moments before his performance, he said, "It's a bit nerve wracking because I've never played it for anyone. Actually, some of these songs never heard the light of day outside my studio. So this is a big moment, and the moment's coming soon. The Neon Future IV album will be coming out soon, but people in this room tonight will be the first to ever hear what I've been working on for a long time." The DJ also confirmed that it will be released at the end of 2019, and then debuted a mix containing his previous tracks and seven unreleased songs – all of them are collaborations – which should appear in the album tracklist. Liz Kraker of EDM.com noted that they varied in subgenre with dance-pop, future bass, trap and moombahton.[4] Since the release of the track "2 In a Million" in December 2019, the album was announced for release in 2020.[6]

Confirmed tracks[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[18]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Let It Be Me" (featuring Backstreet Boys)
3:44
2."Hava" (with Timmy Trumpet featuring Dr Phunk)
  • Steve Aoki
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • Dr Phunk
4:19
3."Crash Into Me" (with Darren Criss)David John MatthewsSteve Aoki3:46
4."Rave" (with Showtek and Makj featuring Kris Kiss)
3:25
5."Do It Again" (with Alok)
  • A. Love
  • E. Simons
  • T. Rowlands
2:56
6."Are You Lonely" (with Alan Walker featuring Isák)
2:37
7."Play It Cool" (with Monsta X)
  • Coffee Clarence Jr
  • Corey James Sanders
  • David Mørup
  • Steve Aoki
  • Sylvester Willy Siversten
  • Dehiro
  • Sly
  • Steve Aoki
2:49
8."Hit Your Heart" (with Dagny)Steve Aoki3:34
9."I Wanna Rave" (with Bassjackers)
  • Steve Aoki
  • Bassjackers
2:24
10."2 In a Million" (with Sting and Shaed)
  • Steve Aoki
  • Omega
3:55
Total length:TBA

Notes

  • ^[c] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[v] signifies a vocal producer
  • ^[vp] signifies a producer and vocal producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murgalé, Yannick (April 29, 2019). "Clip « Are You Lonely » : Steve Aoki et Alan Walker au bord de la trance". aficia (in French). Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Leroy, Elodie (March 25, 2019). "Play it Cool : Monsta X collabore avec le DJ Steve Aoki". Stellar Sisters (in French). Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Bertoni, Adrien (September 10, 2019). "Steve Aoki et les Backstreet Boys s'unissent sur 'Let It Be Me'". DJ Mag France, Switzerland & Belgium (in French). Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Kraker, Liz (November 12, 2019). "Steve Aoki Gives a Sneak Preview of Neon Future IV at All Nippon Airways Celebration". EDM.com. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Wenn (December 6, 2019). "Steve Aoki and Sting team up for new single and video". Canoe. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Stickler, Jon (December 6, 2019). "Steve Aoki Shares Sting And SHAED Collaboration 2 In A Million". Stereoboard. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Steve Aoki". Electrobeach. July 14, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  8. ^ Cameron, John (January 29, 2019). "Steve Aoki Announces Neon Future IV, Talks Hakkasan Residency and K-Pop Collabs [Interview]". EDM.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  9. ^ Associated Press (May 6, 2019). "Steve Aoki Talks Comic Book Series 'Neon Future': 'Technology Will Merge With Us'". Billboard. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Greenburg, Zack O'Malley (July 29, 2019). "Inside The Winning, Spinning World Of Steve Aoki, Music's $30 Million DJ". Forbes. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Fischer, David; Associated Press (May 4, 2019). "Neon Future: DJ Steve Aoki's comic book sees techno-optimism". KRCR. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  12. ^ Salazar, Doris (May 4, 2019). "Steve Aoki lanza su nueva edición del comic "Neon Future"". Tónica (in Spanish). Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  13. ^ "We got a banger!!!! @tydollasign #roadtoneonfuture4". Retrieved September 20, 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ BWW News Desk (March 22, 2019). "Steve Aoki and Global Sensation Monsta X Release English Version of Hit Single PLAY IT COOL". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  15. ^ "PREVIEWS Exclusive: Steve Aoki Sees A 'Neon Future'". PreviewsWorld. January 10, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  16. ^ Betts, Will (June 14, 2019). "Steve Aoki on the world's best DJs, holograms and the future of production". MusicTech. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  17. ^ Steve Aoki (September 19, 2019). "Steve Aoki on Emotional Backstreet Boys Collab & Vulnerable Autobiography". iHeartRadio (Interview). Interviewed by Nicole Mastrogiannis. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  18. ^ Credits adapted from Tidal :