Steve Aoki may have only released one studio solo album but that doesn’t mean a damn thing. His remix and collaboration work would, and should, amaze any fan of the EDM scene. He has shown time after time his skill and dedication over the years, be it through his own Dim Mak Records record label, his extensive touring, or his vast array of artists he works with.
Now, Aoki has released an EP entitled It’s The End Of The World As We Know It that features three tracks totaling just under 20 minutes. Is this EP worth your time or are you better off watching the latest American Horror Story episde? Check below for the answer.
Opening with “Singularity”, which features My Name Is Kay and Angger Dimas, the track begins with heavy bass and claps. For some reason, these tones made me feel like I was entering Streets Of Rage. As the song gets to the meat and potatoes, there are slight dubstep elements mixed in with sexy, female vocals. It’s an exciting track, one that had me nodding my head along the whole way through.
The second track is “Omega”, which features Dan Sena and Miss Palmer, is what I personally feel to be the strongest track. It’s just far more exhilarating and entertaining than the other tracks, using a wealth of tones. As for Miss Palmer’s vocals, they aren’t just the cherry on top, they are an integral part of the desert.
The final track, “Transcend”, is a full out instrumental featuring Rune RK. It’s fun, but I think it’s the weakest of the three. It sounds like something I would hear at a dance club and not know when it ended and the next song began.
Final Word: Steve Aoki brings the goods with It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. For being under 20 minutes, he injects everything you could want. You’ll dance, you’ll nod your head, you’ll move your body, and you won’t even realize you’re doing it. Now we just need a full album.
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