Steve Aoki, Linkin Park Partner To Release New Benefit Single

Courtesy: Dim Mak Records

Famed EDM artist Steve Aoki has released a new song to pay tribute to the late Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington.

Aoki debuted Friday ‘Darker Than The Light That Never Bleeds (Chester Forever Steve Aoki Remix).  He made the announcement Friday via his official Instagram account. Audiences can hear the song online now here through a number of sources.  A short 30-second preview clip of the song is streaming at the link, too.

The song is a mashup of two songs that Aoki composed with Linkin Park—‘Darker Than Blood’ and ‘A Light That Never Comes.’  Net proceeds of the song’s sale will benefit Music for Relief’s One More Light fund in Bennington’s name.

Aoki praised Bennington in a recent interview, calling him a friend as he expressed his sadness over Bennington’s passing.

“Chester Bennington was my favorite singer of all time,” Aoki said.  “I feel so incredibly honored to not only have worked with him on these songs, but am so deeply touched to have gotten to know him as a friend.  I’m still shattered by this tragic loss.  It’s hard to realize that he is not coming back.  Chester was such an invaluable human being that bled out the pain and passion through Linkin Park, touching so many people’s lives.  He helped so many people that have felt these similar feelings around the world scream out and feel like they are not alone.  Life can be incredibly trying and tough.  Nothing can bring more consolation than knowing that there are others going through this same pain.  Chester was such a beautiful human being.  I will never forget our conversations and moments shared together in the studio, on the stage and in life.  We now have Chester in our hearts and minds forever.  Keep his inspiration and passion alive and play Linkin Park f***ing loud.  Scream the lyrics f***ing loud.  Live in these moments f***ing loud.  I miss you dear friend.  You are in our hearts and minds forever.  Chester forever.”

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Steve Aoki’s New LP, MSG Show Pushed Back

Courtesy:  Dim Mak Records

Courtesy: Dim Mak Records

The release of Steve Aoki’s upcoming album Neon Future I has been pushed back from its original release date.

Officials with Dim Mak Records announced Thursday that Neon Future I will now be released September 30th. It was previously scheduled to be released August 12th. The pushback is due to the need for additional production work on the album’s songs.

In coordination with the album’s pushback, Aoki’s performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden has also been pushed back from its initial date, too. That concert was originally scheduled for Saturday, August 16th. No makeup date has been announced at this time for that performance. However, work is underway to nail down a makeup date. An announcement will be made once a makeup date has been confirmed for the concert. Anyone that had already purchased tickets for the previously scheduled August 16th performance will receive refunds. They will also be allowed early access to tickets for the rescheduled date once it has been announced.

Aoki’s fans can keep up with that news and more online now at http://steveaoki.com, http://www.facebook.com/Steve.Aoki, and http://twitter.com/steveaoki. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Steve Aoki Debuts Video For Upcoming Album’s Lead Single

Courtesy: Dim Mak/Ultra Music

Courtesy: Dim Mak/Ultra Music

Steve Aoki debuted the video for the lead single from his new album this week.

The video for ‘Rage The Night Away’ can be viewed online now via YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFfQhhtZEsw&feature=youtu.be.  It sees Aoki and Wocka Flocka Flame in a rather futuristic setting that mirrors Aoki’s explanation behind his new album. Aoki explained the concept behind his upcoming album in a recent interview, noting that he views the future of society as being utopian through proper use of technology, music and color. He went on to explain that it was that view that served as the basis for the album’s sound. “When I think of the dance world, I think of how it’s a colorful world. That, along with my fascination with futurism defined the concept of my new album, Neon Future,” he said. “I see the future in a more of a utopian sense, built through technology, music and color. These concepts became the driving force for the creation of my first double album.”

The release of Neon Future I will be celebrated with a headlining performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 16th. From there, Aoki will hit the road for a select handful of dates across the country. His performance at Madison Square Garden will feature a number of special guests and much more. Audiences can check out a trailer now for the performance online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b4WZtfkFZQ&feature=youtu.be. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 12pm ET on May 9th. They can be purchased online via Steve Aoki’s website, http://www.steveaoki.com. Tickets for Aoki’s MSG concert are on sale now. They can be purchased online now at http://po.st/agtlmsg.

Steve Aoki’s complete tour schedule in support of Neon Future I is listed below.

DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 5/10 Las Vegas, NV Hakkasan
Sat 5/10 Las Vegas, NV Wet Republic
Sun 5/11 Miami, FL Story
Thu 5/15 Winnipeg Rec Room – Parking Lot
Fri 5/16 Montreal New City Gas
Sat 5/17 Las Vegas, NV Wet Republic
Sat 5/17 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Sun 5/18 Toronto Guvernment
Fri 5/23 Las Vegas, NV Wet Republic
Sat 5/24 Bethel, NY Mysteryland, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Mon 5/26 Atlantic City, NJ HQ Beach Club at Revel
Sat 6/14 Las Vegas, NV Hakkasan
Sun 6/15 Chicago, IL Spring Awakening
Fri 6/20 Las Vegas, NV Wet Republic
Sat 6/21 Washington, DC Echostage
Sat 6/28 Atlantic City, NJ HQ Beach Club at Revel
Sun 6/29 Las Vegas, NV Wet Republic
Sat 8/16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

 

More information on Neon Future I, Neon Future II, Steve Aoki’s upcoming live performance at Madison Square Garden, future tour dates and more is available online at http://www.steveaoki.com, http://ww.facebook.com/Steve.Aoki, http://twitter.com/steveaoki, and http://dimmakrecs.com. More information on Bud Light Platinum is available online at http://www.BudLightPlatinum.com. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Steve Aoki Releases Details Of New Album, Single, Tour

Courtesy:  MSO PR

Courtesy: MSO PR

Famed producer and DJ Steve Aoki announced this week that he will release a new album this Summer.

Aoki will release Neon Future I on Tuesday, August 12th via Dim Mak/Ultra Music. The double-disc album is the first in a pair of albums that will culminate in early 2015 with the release of Neon Future II. Aoki leads off Neon Future I with the lead single ‘Rage The Night Away,’ which features rapper Wocka Flocka Flame. Audiences can hear the single now online at http://www.soundcloud.com/steveaoki. Aoki explained the concept behind his upcoming album in a recent interview, noting that he views the future of society as being utopian through proper use of technology, music and color. He went on to explain that it was that view that served as the basis for the album’s sound. “When I think of the dance world, I think of how it’s a colorful world. That, along with my fascination with futurism defined the concept of my new album, Neon Future,” he said. “I see the future in a more of a utopian sense, built through technology, music and color. These concepts became the driving force for the creation of my first double album.”

Aoki’s collaboration with rapper Wocka Flocka Flame on the album’s lead single ‘Rage The Night Away,’ which is available now, is not the only collaboration on the album. He also worked with: Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun, will.i.am, Flux Pavilion, Bonnie Mckee, and Machine Gun Kelly.

The release of Neon Future I will be celebrated with a headlining performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 16th. From there, Aoki will hit the road for a select handful of dates across the country. His performance at Madison Square Garden will feature a number of special guests and much more. Audiences can check out a trailer now for the performance online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b4WZtfkFZQ&feature=youtu.be. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 12pm ET on May 9th. They can be purchased online via Steve Aoki’s website, http://www.steveaoki.com.

Along with the announcement of his upcoming album and headlining show, Steve Aoki also has announced this week that he and Bud Light Platinum have come to terms on a one-year partnership. The company’s first thirty second TV spot featuring Aoki will air next week. He will be featured in the company’s “Turn up your night” campaign, which is aimed primarily at fans of electronica and dance music in general. In discussing the new partnership, Rob McCarthy, VP of Bud Light brands at Anheuser-Busch told reporters, “The brand looks forward to expanding its range of content through its partnership with Aoki and continuing to build its credibility as the drink of choice for EDM and nightlife lovers.” Aoki shared McCarthy’s sentiment, releasing a statement saying, “I’m always looking for new ways to take things to the next level…so when Bud Light Platinum came to me with the Turn up the Night campaign, it seemed like the perfect fit.”

More information on Neon Future I, Neon Future II, Steve Aoki’s upcoming live performance at Madison Square Garden, future tour dates and more is available online at http://www.steveaoki.com, http://ww.facebook.com/Steve.Aoki, http://twitter.com/steveaoki, and http://dimmakrecs.com. More information on Bud Light Platinum is available online at http://www.BudLightPlatinum.com. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Music Festival to celebrate The Doors

The annual Sunset Strip Music Festival will celebrate the music of The Doors at this year’s festival.  The weekend long festival will run from Thursday, August 16th to Sunday, August 18th.  It will be held at the world famous Sunset Strip. 

The whole thing will kick off with a performance by an all-star band that will honor the Doors August 16th.  The festival will close on Sunday, August 18th with an all day Street Fest, headlined by none other than Marilyn Manson.  Also on hand to peform will be Steve Aoki, Bad Religion, The Offspring, Black Label Society, De La Soul, and lots more.

The Whisky A Go-Go will join fellow legendary music clubs, The Roxy Theatre and Key Club in hosting full ineups of performances from over fifty bands during the day.  Tickets for the event are available now.  They can be purchased online at http://Ticketweb.com/SSMF.  Anyone looking to travel to the festival by air can also get a discount on plane tickets to Los Angeles on Virgin America by going to http://www.virginamerica.com/vx/booking/ssmf.html?cid=PRO_338.  The flights must be booked for days between August 13th and 21st to obtain the discount.

A portion of ticket sales for this year’s festival will go to benefit the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in pasdena, California.  The center has been in operation since 1969.  For more information on the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, go online to http://www.impacthouse.com.  More information on the Sunset Strip Music Festival is available online at http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sunsetstripmusicfestival and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/SSMF.  

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