One of the many reasons that Steve Aoki has become such a respected musician the world over is his penchant for collaboration. LMFAO, Travis Barker, and Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo are just a handful of artists from the laundry list of eclectic collaborators on Aoki’s latest album, Wonderland.
In a recent interview with KROQ’s Stryker, Aoki discussed how some of these seemingly strange relationships came to be. “I’ve known Foo for a really long time,” he explained when Stryker probed into the origin of Aoki’s relationship with LMFAO’s Red Foo. They met via a number of parties thrown by Aoki’s label, Dim Mak.
Extolling the “Party Rock” star’s singing and songwriting, he highlighted Foo’s “amazing” producing ability and intellect. Before laying down “Livin’ My Love” in the studio, Aoki and Foo “talked music theory for like 6 hours”. LMFAO may be party animals with a wild streak of musical intellect, but they seem to have a taste for the macabre as well…
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