The American DJ/producer announced the collaboration by sharing a photo of himself with the K-Pop idol group on his social media accounts. He wrote, “BTS x AOKI! Coming soon!” In one of his Snapchat posts, Aoki even joked about being BTS’ 8th member. “Just joined BTS,” he said.
— Kolony July 21 (@steveaoki) May 24, 2017
Following BTS’ first win at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), the group has been receiving a massive amount of attention from international superstars such as Halsey, Camila Cabello, Desiigner, just to name a few.
EDM DJ duo The Chainsmokers even hinted at a possible collaboration with the Big Hit Entertainment boy group.
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) May 21, 2017
Aoki is a highly-respected DJ who has worked with many well-known producers and vocalists like will.i.am, Afrojack, LMFAO, Iggy Azalea, and most recently One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson.
To date, he has released 3 studio albums: “Wonderland” (2012), “Neon Future I” (2014), and “Neon Future II” (2015). He will releasing his 4th album, titled “Kolony”, sometime in June 2017.
While details (read: title, release date) for Aoki and BTS’ upcoming track are still scarce, one thing’s for sure – it’s going to be lit.