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American electro house DJ/producer Steve Aoki has revealed that he has started working on deep house tunes, but he won’t be releasing them under his own name. The Dim Mak boss told Mixmag in an interview about what inspired him to take on the deep house project.
“That kind of environment, (Cafe Mambo in Ibiza), the banging stuff just doesn’t work, so I was playing house: Maceo Plex, Ten Walls, Tiga’s collaborations, Duke Dumont and some more underground stuff.
“I won’t release it under Steve Aoki, it’ll be under another name. I don’t want to confuse people who associate me with my usual sound, and I want it to be judged on its own merits. We’ll see how it does.”
Aoki’s newly inspired interest in joining the “deep house” bandwagon will not hinder his cake throwing act, however. He fully intends to move forward with his typical act and will make every effort to keep the two separate to highlight the two different styles:
“My intention is to showcase music, but the way I see it is that the different props are there to raise the energy and emotion: if people are enjoying themselves then it’s working. To me it’s not a distraction from the music, it’s a supplement.”
Although his new alias still lacks a name, you can be rest assured it’s coming. Aoki’s “Neon Future 1” is out now on Ultra Music / Dim Mak and he promises the album is electro, not deep house.
Here’s one of our favourites, “Born To Get Wild” by Steve Aoki ft Will.I.Am. Enjoy!