Steve Aoki is a living embodiment of the saying “go big or go home.” Whether it is his larger-than-life personality, his crowd commandeering electronic drops, or simply the size his expansive catalog, Aoki always manages to stay front and center. His newest album Neon Future IV represents the same colossal characteristic—spanning 27 tracks crossing countless genres with star-studded collaborators including Icona Pop, Travis Barker, Zooey Deschanel, Backstreet Boys, Alan Walker, Matthew Koma, and more.
The lead single from the album is “I Love My Friends” featuring Icona Pop. The track is catchy to its core thanks to a bumping build and catchy drop paired with blaring trumpets and Icona Pop’s enthusiastic vocals, ultimately setting the tone of the lengthy LP.
The Neon Future album series showcases Aoki’s thematic evolutions over time, with Neon Future IV skewing towards pop compared to its predecessors. On his fourth edition of Neon Future Aoki focuses heavily on creative collaborations, and other genres represented include punk rock, dubstep, hip-hop, latin pop and more. The Neon Future series is an ongoing thread of connected concept albums that delve into Aoki’s deep interest in futurism through technology, while exploring timely themes of singularity, biotechnology, electronic immortality and the symbiotic relationship between man and machine. Neon Future IV is out now via Dim Mak.