DT: JUNE 10, 2016
FR: ALEXANDRA GREENBERG/MSO PR
STEVE AOKI & BOEHM
FEATURING WALK THE MOON
“BACK 2 U”
SINGLE–OUT NOW ON ULTRA MUSIC-NOW HAS OVER
3.5 MILLION STREAMS ON SPOTIFY
“Back 2 U” by STEVE AOKI & BOEHM featuring WALK THE MOON has made its way out of the gate with a bang. Since its release on May 19, the up-lifting song–with its resplendent vocal courtesy of WALK THE MOON’s Nicholas Petricca has already received over 3.5 million streams on Spotify, in record time for both Steve and WALK THE MOON. Now AOKI has joined forces with MTV for the exclusive premiere of its video this morning via MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel delivered to Snapchat’s over 100 million daily active users, alongside a prime time MTV broadcast premiere at 7:55pm ET/PT tonight (June 10).
For the video AOKI, BOEHM and Petricca called out to music fans to post a photo of themselves holding a photo of their someone special they’d like to get back to. Out of thousands of entries, a selection of photos were edited into a colorful collage, exploding with shapes. It’s a heartfelt montage which also features all three artists.
“Back 2 U” is a unique pairing for STEVE AOKI who is known to align himself with a diverse caliber of artists in the studio. WALK THE MOON had one of the biggest global smashes as of late with “Shut Up & Dance” and BOEHM has had a recent string of Hypemachine #1’s and over 25 million online streams of his various productions which blend tropical and future house. It is available now to listen and for purchase via Ultra Music here.
About STEVE AOKI:
STEVE AOKI is a Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak has broken bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons, and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has nearly 500 releases to date. As a solo artist, AOKI has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. AOKI’s second artist album NEON FUTURE I, was released September 30, 2014 via Dim Mak/Ultra Music and features his Gold certified single “Delirious (Boneless)” with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink, “Born To Get Wild” featuring will.i.am and “Rage The Night Away” featuring Waka Flocka Flame. The second part of his Neon Future album, NEON FUTURE II, was released on May 12, 2015 and features collaborations with Linkin Park, Matthew Koma, Snoop Lion, Rivers Cuomo and NERVO, plus a very special appearance by creative genius J.J. Abrams who voices the outro to close the album. AOKI is also serving as an Executive Producer and soundtrack curator of The Nerdist’s first feature film acquisition The Hive. Directed by up-and-coming writer and director David Yarovesky and produced by Cary Granat of Scream 2 and Scream 3 fame, the film was dubbed by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn as “the most horrifying and disgusting love story ever.” The Hive is out now digitally.
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