Global electronic music star Steve Aoki Links Up With Kiiara On New Track “Used To Be” Featuring Wiz Khalifa
Along with the stunning collaboration, the new track got featured along with an accompanying music video, also out today, was animated by Dreambear and directed by Noah Sterling (Doja Cat, The White Stripes, ZAYN, John Legend.) The video sees Steve Aoki, Kiiara, and Wiz Khalifa fighting to free their galactic city FAAR-26 from the hostage of evil villain All-Mind. Will they save their city? to find out!
The chorus on “Used To Be”doubles as a re-imagining of Matchbox Twenty’s seminal hit, “Unwell”featuring Kiiara’s unmistakably enchanting vocals and a hook-laden, undeniable verse from Wiz Khalifa.All filtered through the lens of Steve Aoki’ssignature golden touch on the production side, “Used To Be”is a trifecta of pop superstardom.
Hot on heels with his latest releases like ‘Banned From The Roxy’ Remix, “Lies” with Kream, and many more, 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.
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.
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.’