Azukita
by Steve Aoki (featuring Daddy Yankee)

Album: Neon Future III (2018)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Steve Aoki collaborates on this Spanish-language track with reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee, merengue-pop artist Elvis Crespo and Texas hip-hop and electronica producers Play-N-Skillz.

    "We had been in communication with Steve Aoki about at some point doing a Latin inspired record," Play-N-Skillz recalled to Billboard magazine. "We were in studio with Daddy Yankee working on his project when our publicist tells us Elvis Crespo wanted to come by. We mentioned it to Yankee and I suggested doing a mega collab, with all of us. I face-timed Steve with Daddy Yankee in the room with us and we told him the idea for the song. He loved it and we went after it. Elvis came to the studio that night and we all started vibing to the track right away. The lyrics and melody just flowed, and within a few hours we had the song."
  • The track combines the purer style of EDM that Steve Aoki favoured in his early career with Latin music. "That song is the culmination of years and years of being involved with the Latin world," Aoki told The Independent. "Latin has been a big influence on me for a long time. I've worked with other Latin artists but yet strangely enough, I had yet to do a Latin EDM record. It's the first entirely Spanish-sung record of mine that I've put out."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Glen Ballard

Glen BallardSongwriter Interviews

Glen Ballard talks about co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album, and his work with Dave Matthews, Aerosmith and Annie Lennox.

Devo

DevoSongwriter Interviews

Devo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing.

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)

Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)Songwriter Interviews

Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.

Producer Ron Nevison

Producer Ron NevisonSong Writing

Ron Nevison explains in very clear terms the Quadrophenia concept and how Heart staged their resurgence after being dropped by their record company.

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino EditionMusic Quiz

Whether he's splitting ears or burning Nazis, Quentin Tarantino uses memorable music in his films. See if you can match the song to the scene.

Bryan Adams

Bryan AdamsSongwriter Interviews

What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.