Steve Aoki, DVBBS ft. 2 Chainz – “Without U”
Record producer, DJ and music executive Steve Aoki launches his new track “Without U” off his forthcoming album. The latest single, collaboration with DJ/producer duo DVBBS and featuring 2 Chainz, was recorded in early 2016 after Aoki spoke with the Atlanta rapper for years about a potential collab, resulting in a co-produced banger that Tity Boi recorded separately in his studio. A healthy combination of festival trap, futurebass, hardstyle, and rap courtesy of 2 Chainz. While, I’m not the biggest fan of the lyrics on this one from 2 Chainz, “Without U” still shines through with a clean production and a festival-ready drop that you should get use to hearing this upcoming season.
In his continuing quest to bridge genres, Aoki is set to perform at JMBLYA fest on May 5 & 6 alongside Chance the Rapper, Gucci Mane, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, 6lack and others. This is all coming off of the back of his pop driven single last December, Aoki’s uplifting collab with One Direction member Louis Tomlinson “Just Hold On”, which debuted at #1 in 43 countries and has since achieved Gold or Platinum status in 18 countries.
In addition, Aoki also earned his second Grammy nomination this past year for the Best Music Film category for his Netflix original documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”, which is a must-see from my personal experience. The documentary chronicles his fast-paced life as a DJ/producer by offering a firsthand look into his world and his borderline insane work ethic. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring to a sold-out audience.
DVBBS & 2 Chainz
The Canadian Electronic Duo DVBBS, made up of brothers Chris Chronicles & Alex Andre, are most famous for their joint international hit with Borgeous titled “Tsunami“. Since “Tsunami” they’ve dropped a string of hits – incl. “La La Land”, “Gold Skies” and the No. 1 breakthrough “Angel” – relentlessly expanding their cultural footprint through platinum sales certifications in nearly a dozen countries. Their latest hit with CMC$ “Not Going Home” featuring Gia Koka has over 60 million streams on Spotify.
Grammy-award winning rapper 2 Chainz hails from College Park, Georgia and came hot on the mainstream scene in 2012 after reinventing himself with top singles from his debut studio album “No Lie“, “Birthday Song“, and “I’m Different“. His recent single “It’s A Vibe” is stacked with features from Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Jhene Aiko.
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