Steve Aoki teased a sneak peek of his upcoming album' Neon Future IV' at the All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Business-Class seat launch event in New York last week. It's the third year of the Japanese airline's partnership with Aoki, who is of Japanese descent, and the first preview of the two-time Grammy-nominated DJ's new album called 'Neon Future IV'.
Aoki's sixth studio album shifts effortlessly between electronic music subgenres as usual, with electro house, future bass and trap all represented but tweaked with his signature big room party energy. Some popular collaborations that were released earlier this year will be on the album, including 'Do It Again' with Alok, 'Let It Be Me' with the Backstreet Boys, 'Hava' with Timmy Trumpet and 'I Wanna Rave' with Bassjackers. Interestingly all the other album cuts previewed at the party were also collaborations, but you'll have to wait for the album release to hear them.
Listen to the sneak preview of 'Neon Future IV' below:
Aoki hinted at the album's imminent release just before hitting the stage. "It's a bit nerve-wracking because I've never played it for anyone," he said. "Actually, some of these songs never heard the light of day outside my studio. So this is a big moment, and the moment's coming soon. The Neon Future IV album will be coming out soon, but people in this room tonight will be the first to ever hear what I've been working on for a long time."
Steve Aoki has been collaborating with ANA since 2016, creating podcasts, inflight playlists and Japanese travel videos catering to international fliers. According to Aoki, who plays upwards of 250 gigs a year, ANA’s first class beds are second to none — just like his insane DJ schedule.