Back 2 U

(single out now through Liberator Music/Ultra Music)

  • Added to US Top 40 radio, and Dance and Pop radio.
  • Premiered as World Record on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.
  • Official music video premiered on MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel to 100 million daily active users.
  • Almost 4 million streams on Spotify in less than 3 weeks.

Next from electronic music producer and DJ Steve Aoki is ‘Back 2 U’ with Boehm and featuring WALK THE MOON.  The new studio offering is co-produced by Steve Aoki and emerging producer Boehm, with WALK THE MOON’s frontman Nicholas Petricca offering a resplendent vocal. Flutes and dance floor beats accent throughout.

The song surfaced courtesy of Zane Lowe via Beats 1 Radio followed by a Billboard exclusive. It’s a unique pairing for Steve Aoki, who is known to align himself with a diverse caliber of artists in the studio. WALK THE MOON had one of the biggest global smashes as of late with ‘Shut Up & Dance’, and Boehm has had a recent string of Hypemachine #1’s and over 25 million online streams of his various productions which blend tropical and future house.

Since its release on May 19, the up-lifting song–with its resplendent vocal courtesy of WALK THE MOON’s Nicholas Petricca has already received over 3.5 million streams on Spotify, in record time for both Steve Aoki and WALK THE MOON.  Now Aoki has joined forces with MTV for the exclusive premiere of its video this morning via MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel delivered to Snapchat’s over 100 million daily active users, alongside a prime time MTV broadcast premiere. View the ‘Back 2 U’ video at:

Says Steve Aoki, “I really enjoyed working with both Boehm and WALK THE MOON on ‘Back 2 U.’ We each brought our own musical style to the track to make a song that I am so excited for everyone to hear.”

Adds WALK THE MOON’s Nicholas Petricca, “Thrilled to be a part of this collaboration and inject some of our wild spirit into Steve’s ever-evolving vision of future-music.  The song opens this unique door between our genres and reveals a really emotional side of all of us involved.”

“I never thought I would have the chance to work with Steve Aoki and Walk The Moon as a growing producer. It was truly an incredible experience,” states Boehm.  “The message of the song is so powerful and I think people are going to be able to relate and find their strength in it.” | Facebook | Twitter @steveaoki