Steve Aoki tells us about his vibey new track: 'I like that I changed it up with this one'

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  • DJ/producer Steve Aoki joined Channel24 for a quick chat from his home in America.
  • The star opened up about working with Latin artist Farruko on his latest track, Aire, which dropped on Friday. 
  • About the song, Steve says it's different to what he has done before, adding: "I like that I changed it up with this one."

Speaking to us from his home in the USA, DJ/producer Steve Aoki opened up about working with Latin star Farruko on his brand-new track, Aire, released on Friday, 16 April.

"I think it was at the Latin Grammys or something; it was a few years ago," Steve says about when he met Farruko. 

Their connection was immediate. "I'm a big fan of his already, and you never know if they know you or your music. But we connected. We were like, we gotta make some music together. It was just like, let's do it. So we exchanged phone numbers back then, and we stayed in touch, and we saw each other at shows, and finally, I just was like, 'Yo, I got an idea. I have an idea for you. Let's see if you have something that you would like to do to it.' And then he just went in like all the way."

The pair dropped Aire on Friday - a vibey track, which Steve admits is different to what he has done before.

"The song is emotional; the song is less of a dance vibe and more of a vibe. It's a vibe," he says, gently swaying his body side-to-side. "You want to like, vibe out. It's different than my record with El Alfa - Mambo. It's different than some of these other records that I've done. So I like that I changed it up with this one."

The DJ also sings Farruko's praises. "When he goes in, he goes in," he says about the singer.

"About his records, there is so much depth, there's so much emotion," he adds, telling us about Farruko's ability to effortlessly switch up his voice to create a different sound, which is displayed on this track. "I wanted to hear the different voices, you know? It's like Kendrick Lamar with all his different voices. I love when an artist can switch it up. And then when he switches it up, it's almost like another person's singing. And it's just, it's the same guy, it's Farruko. He's kind of like that lyrical genius, and he's got this craft of like weaving in and out of these different emotions."  

Listen to Aire here.

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