Steve Aoki and will.i.am are in the house
We reported back in June that superstar LA party starter and (and let’s not forget footwear designer!) Steve Aoki had a ridiculously long list of collaborations in the works, including hook ups with the likes of Armand Van Helden, Laidback Luke, Romanthony, Boys Noize, The Bloody Beetroots and D.I.M., all of which will probably smash the guts out of clubs and dancefloors everywhere. Yet one name on that list of collaborators was puzzling us, and that was Aoki’s collaboration with Zuper Blahq who we deduced was will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas in disguise.
Premiering overnight, Aoki’s own Dim Mak Records unveiled the track and subsequent video directed by UK wiz Jam Sutton and, well, opinions are mixed. The visuals are great, blending some decidedly distorted visuals with So-Me style art direction, but will.i.am, err, Zuper Blahq’s boisterous call and response vocals just seem kind of obnoxious. Also, what’s with the mask? Is it just us or does it look like an outtake from a fetish flick? Be the judge in the clip below.
Meanwhile, Aoki’s in preparations to bring his fabled Dim Mak parties down to Australia for a slew of big dates from October 15th to the 25th, so stay tuned to ITM for the full tour dates very very soon.