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GLOBAL SUPERSTAR STEVE AOKI TEAMS UP WITH LEADING LATIN URBAN ARTIST FARRUKO TO RELEASE LATEST LATIN SUMMER ANTHEM “AIRE”

April 16, 2021 (Miami, FL) – Two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist, DJ, producer and entrepreneur, Steve Aoki, teams up with one of the Latin genre’s biggest and most versatile artists, Farruko, to release their latest track “Aire”. The song is available to stream on all digital platforms today.

Listen to “Aire”

With “Aire,” Aoki once again demonstrates his innate ability to merge his musical influences and produce music that has led him to become known as a highly lauded and recognized DJ and artist across the globe. True to his maverick boundary-pushing style, he layers several different styles of music to create a song that flawlessly captures the essence of what a true summer anthem should sound like. For this new single he recruited Puerto Rican global superstar Farruko who with his unique flow and cadence impeccably ensnares the tonality Aoki was looking to bring to the song. “Aire” is a song that depicts the perfect night out with the person of your dreams and alludes to what possibilities lay ahead.

“Working with a legend like Steve on this song is special for me. I always admire when artists from other genres come in and see the vision and importance of embracing the culture. With Aire we really captured the best of both worlds perfectly.  Looking forward to the fans enjoying it this summer”, comments Farruko on collaboration. 

“I’m excited to finally be dropping something with my boy Farruko, who is one of the most versatile Latin Urban artists out there. We had been working on putting something together for a bit and everything has come together for a feel good, summer vibes track like “Aire”, which this world needs right now!”, expressed Aoki

Earlier this year, Aoki united top hitmakers from across the world and called upon cultural icons French-Mauritian DJ/Producer Willy William, Reggae superstar Sean Paul, Dominican rapper El Alfa, Texan producing duo Play-N-Skillz, and Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta to release the genre-defying hit song “MAMBO.” This certified hit also perfectly captured the artistry and level of perfectionism that Aoki has become known for, making him an esteemed artist within all cultures and genres.  

In addition to his work on “MAMBO,” in 2018 Aoki released his hit global anthem Azukita. For the song, he united some of the Latin genre’s most legendary performers Daddy Yankee and Elvis Crespo as well as producing duo Play-N-Skillz. The video went on to accrue over 51 million views and 200+ million global streams. In 2020, Aoki teamed up with Colombian superstar Maluma for the release of their hit song “Maldad,” which went on to garner over 17.2 million views and 100+ million global streams. Currently, he is in the studio working on future projects that will further cement his claim as one of the music industry’s most sought-after global artist, producer  and collaborator.

ABOUT STEVE AOKI:
Counting nearly 3 billion music streams to his name, Steve Aoki is a true visionary. Billboard described the 2x-GRAMMY-Nominated artist/DJ/producer and Dim Mak Records founder as “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world.” As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded cross-genre discography that includes 7 studio albums and collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Maluma, BTS, Linkin Park and Louis Tomlinson amongst others. In 1996, he established Dim Mak out of his college dorm room, a trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel brand. It has served as a launch pad for global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, and The Kills, in addition to being the home of early releases from acts such as ZEDD and Diplo. As a nightlife impresario, Aoki’s legendary Hollywood club night Dim Mak Tuesdays hosted early performances from future superstars such as Kid Cudi, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, and Travis Scott. A true renaissance man, Steve Aoki is also a fashion designer, author and entrepreneur. In 2012, he founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the field of brain science research with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. In addition, Aoki has pushed his clothing line Dim Mak Collection to new heights, both with original designs and collaborations with everyone from A Bathing Ape to the Bruce Lee estate. Aoki’s multi-faceted journey is chronicled through the Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016) and his memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise(2019). In the summer of 2020, Aoki unveiled his Latin music imprint, Dim Mak En Fuego, continuing to break down musical and cultural boundaries ‘by any means necessary.’

ABOUT FARRUKO:
Farruko, is recognized as one of the most important musical phenomena within the Latin music industry. Due to his great exceptional versatility and performance expertise, the multi-platinum artist and two-time Latin GRAMMY winner, has managed to conquer massive audiences around the world and has become one of the most innovative exponents of the reggaeton genre. With 8 successful studio albums and multiple collaborations with international artists of different genres, his success has impacted the Latino community in such a way that his career has been recognized by HBO in a documentary focused on his career entitled, “Farruko: En Letra de Otro.”

His seventh studio album “Gangalee” debuted # 2 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Songs” chart, entered the global “Billboard 200” chart and was certified 7X Multi-platinum. The album features singles such as “Nadie”, Inolvidable”, “La Cartera”alongside Bad Bunny, and “Delincuente” with Anuel AA. Likewise, his single “Calma – Remix” with Pedro Capó became an generationally iconic hit within Latin music and received a Latin GRAMMY award as well as a Platinum certification by the RIAA. In 2020, Farruko received two ASCAP awards for his songs “Calma” alongside Pedro Capo as well as his hit “Si Se Da.” His collaboration with REIK, “Si Me Dices Que Sí,” became an immediate worldwide success and reached the coveted #1 position on Billboard’s prominent “Latin Airplay” list and the Top 15 on the “Hot Latin Songs” chart. The single has exceeded 56 million streams on Spotify, more than 54 million video views, and a RIAA Platinum certification. Farruko’s hit “La Tóxica” also debuted in the top 10 of Billboard’s “Latin Digital Song Sales” list and in the top 15 of “Hot Latin Songs.” The single also dominated various digital platforms, debuting in the Top 20 of YouTube’s “Top Global Music Videos” list, reaching the #1 on the “Éxitos USA” list, and entering Spotify’s “Top 50” global list. The song’s success brought the artist to the cover of prominent playlists like Spotify’s “Baila Reggaeton” and Apple Music’s “Dale Play.” Farruko has been characterized by his incredible musical versatility, which has led him to conquer massive audiences worldwide. With each of his projects, the artist manages to impact the world and leave his mark on Latin music history. Today, he continues to work on the production of his next album.