Steve Aoki Reworks Oliver Heldens’ Hit Single “What The Funk (feat. Danny Shah)”

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Oliver Heldens’ funkified hit “What The Funk (feat. Danny Shah)” gets an electro house face lift from Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki, premiered on Billboard. Upping the ante with festival synths, big room drums and revved up basslines, Aoki takes Heldens’ groove on a neon future workout. The record marks the second project between the two powerhouses, following Heldens’ official remix of Aoki’s Bad Royale collaboration “$4 Million (feat. Ma$e & Big Gigantic).”

After signing with Spinnin' Records in 2013 at just 18, Oliver Heldens has been unstoppable. The Dutch wunderkind catapulted into dance music’s elite after breakthrough single “Gecko” caught the eyes and ears of legendary tastemakers Tiësto and Pete Tong. After revamping the original with the vocals of The Voice U.K. contestant Becky Hill on “Gecko (Overdrive),” the record became platinum-certified, eclipsing U.K. Charts at #1, and has since amassed 171 M+ on-demand streams to date. After premiering his Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, Pete Tong named the rising star “one of the breakthrough producers of the year,” while Rolling Stone touted him as an artist to watch in 2014. Heldens now globally broadcasts his Heldeep Radio show on BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, in addition to residencies at prestigious venues in Las Vegas. A wearer of many hats, the young artist also produces under his darker house persona HI-LO, released under his label Heldeep Records.

Possessing an illustrious catalogue with countless chart-topping hits, award-winning electronic producer, entrepreneur, mogul and DJ Steve Aoki stands as one of contemporary music’s most timeless multi-hyphenates. Finishing off 2017 on a high note, Steve Aoki recently put out “All Night,” his entrancing buzzworthy collaboration with Lauren Jauregui from Fifth Harmony. The single hit #1 on iTunes overall in 14 countries and #1 on the iTunes Dance Charts in 30 countries. A week later, Aoki joined forces with Korean-Pop supergroup BTS on an official remix of “MIC Drop” featuring Desiigner. Taking the world by storm, the rework peaked at #1 iTunes Overall in 44 countries while the remix video is #1 trending on YouTube, quickly surpassing 32M views. “All Night,” "MIC Drop,” and “What The Funk” follow Aoki’s critically acclaimed hip hop album KOLONY, which feature songs with Migos, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert and more.

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