Steve Aoki Sheds More Light on 'Wonderland' Album with Rivers Cuomo, Will.i.am., Travis Barker
Published Sep 12, 2011It's been almost a year since banger-loving DJ Steve Aoki announced he'd be partnering up with a cast of notable collaborators, including Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, for his next album. But until now, dude didn't really deliver the details. While an exact release date has yet to be pegged, the artist has revealed that his next set will be called Wonderland, and it will pop up sometime before the year is done.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Aoki confirmed that his Cuomo collaboration is called "Earthquakey People," and on top of being included on Wonderland, which is said to hit the streets around Christmastime, it will also come out as its own single.
"Rivers is a friend and I wrote the record specifically for him in mind," Aoki said of the tune, which the pair recently performed together at the Hollywood Palladium.
Another new track "Danger" has Aoki re-teaming with Black Eyed Peas mastermind Will.i.am, with whom he previously worked on the successful club cut "I'm in the House."
"He's like the king of pop as far as producing, he's amazing," Aoki said of the Top 40 icon. "For example, 'I'm in the House' was just a straight dance record and he turned it into a pop song by creating repetition, harmony and great vocals. For this one I gave him a pretty harder edged record, but he made it friendlier for the radio. I love working with Will."
Other guests are said to include LMFAO and Travis Barker. Aoki hasn't released a full album since last year's I Love Techno 2010 compilation.