I always told myself that one day I’d go see Steve Aoki live, and my brain would almost explode from the hardcore electro beats ripping through my body. Quite the imagery, but essentially it sounds pretty effin amazing!
If you know anything about Steve Aoki, the founder of Dim Mak Records, then you know that a majority of his music is hardcore electro. Listening to his music on full blast is like having rounds from a machine gun being fired at you (watch the video below “Brrrat!” to see this imagery in action), except of course not as deadly. You won’t die of course, but you’ll be feeling a little sore & insane after hearing all the hardcore beats hitting every inch of your body. But it’s okay, because I’m pretty sure that’s what Steve Aoki expect; releasing tracks that are hardcore electro are bound to be a sign of his message. He wants you to party your ass off & go crazy with every single beat.
When I’m not in the mood to chill out & take it easy, then hell yeah I’m blasting Steve Aoki. I’ll even through in drum & bass to make the mix even more insane. But I don’t think I’d put Steve Aoki’s new song with Lovefoxx in the mix. Have you guys heard it? Perhaps if you sit on a spin bike for hour like I do everyday and stare at a 47inch television, then you’re bound to flip to MTV and watch music videos. So that’s exactly what I did yesterday. As I was sitting there spinning and drenched with sweat, I saw a premiere of Steve Aoki’s new video “Heartbreaker” featuring Lovefoxx.
Now some people out there hate his new song, but I don’t hate it. It’s just…well, different. It’s not the Steve Aoki I’m used to listening to & going crazy over, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad track. Just different vibe. More mellow. More commercial. Less Steve Aoki. That insane quality that makes Steve Aoki’s music so hypnotic and hardcore is missing, but I guess every once and a while DJ’s & producers have to switch it up. At least it’s still a good song, but I will admit I sure do hope he produces some more tracks that have that Dim Mak quality; hardcore electro beats punching every inch of your body. Yeah, I need more of that in my life…
“Heartbreaker” feat. Lovefoxx
Still a good song, and I guess the “dripping dripping dripping” part when the Asian guy’s head explodes is suppose to be that hardcore aspect. lol
Below are two songs that are what I’m used to hearing from Steve Aoki. A little darker, a little harder, a little more insane.
Brrrat! ft. Armand Van Helden
Element of Danger (MSTRKRFT REMIX) ft. Steve Aoki & Har Mar Superstar
Used to listen to this song every single day. Very epic!
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