Steve Aoki announces new album featuring Paris Hilton, Akon and more




Steve Aoki Announces 10th Studio Album 

HiROQUEST: Double Helix Out November 17


Features Collaborations With Paris Hilton, Akon, Ángela Aguilar, Danna Paola, Galantis, JJ Lin, Greeicy and more

“Locked Up” With Akon and TRINIX Out Today


2x-GRAMMY-nominated artist and producer Steve Aoki announces his 10th studio LP HiROQUEST: Double Helix out November 17, 2023. Featuring collaborations with Paris Hilton, Akon, Ángela Aguilar, Danna Paola, Greeicy, Galantis, JJ Lin, Hayley Kiyoko, Galantis, Timmy Trumpet, and John Martin, the album is an extension of the genre-expanding universe Aoki introduced on 2022’s HiROQUEST: Genesis. Recorded primarily in Las Vegas and Miami, HiROQUEST: Double Helix embraces a sense of nostalgia for the early days of Aoki’s career while also pushing dance music into the future.



Arriving today alongside the announcement is a remake of Akon’s 2003 hit “Locked Up” with French producer duo TRINIX. Aoki and Akon hit the studio to create a modernized version of the club classic, integrating Akon’s freshly cut vocals and Aoki’s signature dancefloor-ready electro production. The song is also accompanied by a brand new claymation music video. 

Aoki explains: “HiROQUEST is an entire world I crafted around an enigmatic character named HiRO. Part I was largely driven by my alt-music roots in hardcore punk bands. Now, the story continues on Double Helix, which embraces dance culture while intertwining the pulse of contemporary Latin music. 

Working with Akon to reimagine his 2003 hit ‘Locked Up’ was a dream come true—a fusion of styles I adore. This album harmonizes nostalgia and contemporary sounds, placing collaboration at its core.”

HiROQUEST: Double Helix will also feature recently released singles “Invítame A Un Café” with Ángela Aguilar, “Hungry Heart (featuring Hayley Kiyoko)” with Galantis, “Diferente” with CNCO, “The Show” with JJ Lin, “New York (featuring Mazie)” with Regard, “Muñecas” with TINI and La Joaqui (nominated for Univisión’s 2023 Premios Juventud Awards), and “Won’t Forget This Time (featuring John Martin)” with KAAZE. 

Aoki debuted many of the new album singles during his recent MainStage headline performance at Tomorrowland 2023, where he was joined by Paris Hilton, Kid Cudi, Lil’ Jon, Danna Paola, and John Martin. HiROQUEST: Double Helix offers catchy songs alongside a deep narrative as Aoki focuses on Latin and dance, genres that harken back to his roots as a producer. 





Counting nearly 3 billion music streams to his name, Steve Aoki is a true visionary. Billboard described the 2x-GRAMMY-nominated music producer, artist, fashion designer, entrepreneur, NFT futurist, and Dim Mak Records founder as “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world.”  A Guinness World Record holder for the “Most Traveled Musician in a Single Calendar Year,” Aoki has performed at nearly every top festival around the world, including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland, and Electric Daisy Carnival. In 2022, Aoki also graced recent covers of Entrepreneur Magazine, Electronic Musician, and Adweek as their “Visionary of the Year.” 

As a globally successful cross-genre solo artist, Aoki has collaborated with an impressive list of varied artists, including BTS, Maluma, Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park, blink-182, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz and Daddy Yankee, on top of having released three Platinum singles, six Gold singles, and over ten Top 10 radio records. After unveiling four Neon Future albums, Aoki recently released HiROQUEST: Genesis, featuring collaborations with Taking Back Sunday, Mod Sun, Kane Brown and more. 

Aoki approaches each new endeavor with the same sense of dedication he’s put into his past achievements, including the Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016) and his memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise (2019). In 2012, he also founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION to support organizations in brain science and its research. His influential record label Dim Mak, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021, is known for being a launching pad for the careers of prominent acts like Bloc Party, The Chainsmokers, Bloody Beetroots, The Kills, Zedd, and Diplo. Most recently, Aoki created the A0K1VERSE, an NFT membership community, powered by the Passport, that welcomes his fans to both virtual and real-world experiences. Aoki is also executive producer for “American Hiro,” a series in development with FX Networks directed by Jon M. Chu, chronicling the life of his father, Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, the legendary entrepreneur and daredevil businessman who created the Benihana empire. In whatever space Steve Aoki enters, the multi-hyphenate innovator continues to set trends and inspire creativity on a global level.




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