DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE | DOWNLOAD IMAGES

Waste It On Me video cast credit Eric Cui

STARRING:

Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Crazy Rich Asians)
Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why)
Devon Aoki (Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious)
Jamie Chung (Gifted, Sin City 2, Big Hero 6, Once Upon A Time)
Leonardo Nam (Westworld)
Jimmy Yang (Silicon Valley, Crazy Rich Asians)
Jessica Lu (MTV’s Awkward)
Vincent Rodriguez (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
+ directed by Linkin Park’s Joe Hanh

‘WASTE IT ON ME (FEAT. BTS)’

80 MILLION STREAMS GLOBALLY IN 3 WEEKS
#1 ITUNES IN 73 COUNTRIES
#1 GLOBAL TREND ON TWITTER
IMPACTING US TOP 40 RADIO
TOURING AUSTRALIA NEXT WEEK

Two-time Grammy nominated DJ and producer Steve Aoki has released the music video for his hit single ‘Waste It On Me (feat. BTS)’. The highly anticipated video features a knockout all Asian-American cast and director, with stars such as Ross Butler from 13 Reasons Why, Ken Jeong from Crazy Rich Asians and The Hangover, Devon Aoki from Sin City 2, and many more – a true triumph for Asian representation in mainstream media, and a star-studded showcase of talent.

The video begins with a shot of Aoki and his crew entering a nightclub with the owner played by Jamie Chung and Ben Baller, followed by Ross Butler who is on a steamy date with Devon Aoki. The viewer is then taken to a hopelessly in love Ken Jeong, whose character is a waiter at the club where he fawns over Devon, his next customer. As Jeong daydreams of winning a sing-off against Butler and sweeping Devon off her feet, in turn, the video goes back-and-forth with clips of Steve DJing and cameos of clubgoers doing karaoke – Leonardo Nam, Vincent Rodriguez, Jimmy Yang, Jessica Lu, and more.

The director, Joe Hahn, who is best known as the DJ for Linkin Park, brings a modern and charismatic visual style to the overall sonic concept of the song; why waste your time on someone who doesn’t care, when you could be with someone who will offer you so much more?

“When I found out that ‘Waste It On Me’ was the number one song in the world on Apple Music I realised that this track represented more than just me and BTS,” said Aoki. “It’s bigger than music and we hope to show other Asians they are also a part of the global commercial musical landscape. I feel so deeply about the Asian footprint in music culture that I wanted the music video to have an entirely Asian cast and director. The video tells the story of ‘Waste It On Me’ in an incredibly funny, witty, and clever manner.”

“I absolutely loved working on this video,” said Jeong. “It’s so cool to be a part of the number one song… in the WORLD. It’s even cooler that I’m working with my friends, and a stellar all Asian-American crew in front of and behind the camera.”

“Steve Aoki is an icon and I was so pumped when he asked me to be a part of this video he put together,” said Butler. “We had hung out a couple months before the video shoot and I got to get an inside look into how creative and driven he was and immediately, we agreed we had to collaborate on something, anything. The whole process was just flat out fun, and I can’t wait to work with the Aoki family again.”

“I’m so excited to be a part of this video for my big brother Steve,” said Devon. “It was a lot of fun shooting with an all Asian cast and celebrating what it means to be Asian American. It felt really good being there together as a group, representing our backgrounds as well as what makes us unique.”

“I’m thrilled that I got a chance to be a part of this music video,” said Chung. “We are continuing the celebration of Asian Americans.”

‘Waste It On Me (feat. BTS) appeared on Aoki’s newest instalment of the Neon Future series, Neon Future III. The song has garnered praise globally, debuting at #1 in more than 70 countries, trending at #1 worldwide on Twitter with 1k+ retweets per minute, and amassing over 80 million streams in the first three weeks.

‘Waste It On Me’ is the third project that BTS and Steve Aoki have collaborated on, and their second to chart in the Billboard Hot 100, following the Steve Aoki remix of BTS’ ‘MIC Drop’ featuring Desiigner.

Steve Aoki – Neon Future III tracklist:

  1. Steve Aoki – Neon Future III
  2. Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On
  3. Steve Aoki – Waste It On Me (feat. BTS)
  4. Steve Aoki & Nicky Romero – Be Somebody (feat. Kiiara)
  5. Steve Aoki – Pretender (feat. Lil Yachty & AJR)
  6. Steve Aoki – A Lover And A Memory (feat. Mike Posner)
  7. Steve Aoki – Why Are We fSo Broken (feat. blink-182)
  8. Steve Aoki – Golden Days (feat. Jim Adkins)
  9. Steve Aoki – Our Love Glows (feat. Lady Antebellum)
  10. Steve Aoki – Anything More (feat. Era Istrefi)
  11. Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui – All Night
  12. Steve Aoki – Do Not Disturb (feat. Bella Thorne)
  13. Steve Aoki – Lie To Me (feat. Ina Wroldsen)
  14. Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz & Elvis Crespo – Azukita
  15. Steve Aoki & TWIIG – Hoovela
  16. Steve Aoki & Don Diablo x Lush & Simon – What We Started (feat. BullySongs)
  17. Steve Aoki – Noble Gas (feat. Bill Nye)

STEVE AOKI
AUSTRALIA
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018

Thu 29 Nov | Lucky Thursdays | Melbourne, VIC
Fri 30 Nov | The Met | Brisbane, QLD
Sat 1 Dec | Marquee | Sydney, NSW

NEON FUTURE III IS OUT NOW THROUGH LIBERATOR MUSIC/ULTRA MUSIC
AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING AND PURCHASE HERE

steveaoki.com | facebook.com/steveaoki
Twitter @steveaoki | Instagram @steveaoki
youtube.com/steveaoki

liberatormusic.com.au