Just this week Acclaimed record producer, DJ, and label founder Steve Aoki has decided to unveil the official music video for his latest single “Without U,” featuring DJ/production duo DVBBS and rapper 2 Chainz. The track its self is the first release off Aoki’s forthcoming album KOLONY and features a rather eclectic theme, to say the least. The video follows both Aoki, 2 Chainz, and DVBBS through the winding halls of Dim Mak Manor. Filled with moving portraits animated mannequins and of course, upbeat tones. The video’s stark minimal and monochromatic composition effortlessly compliments the feeling of the track all while allowing viewers to receive a first look into the Dim Mak Manor, a house curated by 2chainz, DVBBS, and Steve themselves. In the manor each room is designed to fit the theme of a specific song off the album all interconnecting this Kolony community,” says Aoki.
Fans and critics have already noted that “Without U” is a kind of coming out track where Aoki both Presents KOLONY, due for release July 21 and essentially announces his full into the entrance into the rap genre, and even with his nearly 10 years of hip-hop collaborations, Aoki describes this transition as a means of “bridging the gap” between genres as he stacks some hard-hitting rhymes from some of the most prominent lyricists today, including Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Migos, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, ILOVEMAKONNEN, T-Pain, and more.
Check out the video below and stay close for the release of the full album