2x-Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki has teamed up with GATTÜSO and Aukoustics to create a modern reimagination of R.E.M’s “Losing My Religion,” featuring MKLA. MLKA’s euphonic vocals glide over the animated beat, as she sings the instantly recognizable lyrics. With a driving beat and energetic dance floor drops, the group fashions the ideal summer anthem. Listen here: smarturl.it/LosingMyReligionSA
While this marks the first joint single between these artists, Aoki previously called upon GATTÜSO to remix his Sting and SHAED collaboration “2 In A Million,” as well as his single “Popcorn” with Ummet Ozcan and Dzeko. Seeking a fresh collaboration, Aoki invited GATTÜSO to his Las Vegas studio to workshop some songs. Steve heard GATTÜSO’s “Losing My Religion” demo, loved it and immediately went into the studio to rework it with his signature Aoki sound.
“Losing My Religion is my favorite of all R.E.M. songs, and I loved them growing up as a kid,” Steve Aoki shares. “It was time to bring it back and make a 2021 version for the dancefloor that people wouldn’t expect. We flipped it and made it special.”
GATTÜSO adds, “Steve had a clear vision for how it would need to be sculpted and I learned a lot in the process. It's great to see this plan come together after a lot of work, and I’m excited for everyone to hear it.”
On July 9, Salt Lake City-based fans will get to hear Aoki and GATTÜSO perform the song together in-concert for the first time ever at SLC Live.
Steve Aoki Tour Dates
6/18 — Las Vegas, NV @ Omnia
6/19 — Cleveland, OH @ FWD Day + Nightclub
6/25 — Costa Mesa, CA @ Time Nightclub
6/26 — Las Vegas, NV @ Wet Republic Ultra Pool - MGM Grand
6/26 — Los Angeles, CA @ Academy
7/3 — Washington, DC @ Echostage
7/9 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Gateway, SLC Live w/GATTÜSO
7/11 — Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park
7/17 — Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
7/29 — Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
GATTÜSO Tour Dates
7/3 — Atlantic City, NJ @ HQ2AC Beachclub w/Laidback Luke
7/3 — Atlantic City, NJ @ HQ2AC Nightclub
7/9 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Gateway, SLC Live w/Steve Aoki
7/10 — Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
About Steve Aoki:
Steve Aoki, the two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ is one of today’s most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 2.8 billion music streams on Spotify. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak today counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography. As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; hip-hop centric Kolony (2017), and the Neon Future series, which includes ‘Neon Future I’ (2014, certified gold by the RIAA), ‘Neon Future II’ (2015), ‘Neon Future III’ (2018) and the recently released ‘Neon Future IV’ (April 2020); which has rocketed in streaming to date and received praise from singles such as “Maldad” ft. Maluma and “Let It Be Me” ft. Backstreet Boys. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 world’s highest paid DJ’s and the world’s hardest working DJ, Aoki is “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world” (Billboard), counting more than 250 tour dates per year. In 2012, Aoki founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Most recently, Steve Aoki released his critically acclaimed memoir entitled BLUE: The Color of Noise published by St. Martin’s Press.