DJ Steve Aoki plans slew of new releases in 2021 after year’s hiatus, he says, and explains why K-pop represents the future of pop music
Tamar Herman, South China Morning Post – 23 January 2021
DJ Steve Aoki has, in recent years, found fame on the other side of the world and has managed to build a considerable fan base in Asia, particularly in China where electronic music is becoming increasingly popular among young people. In this article in South China Morning Post, Aoki discusses his plans for live performances after Covid-19 and also his string of collaborations with K-Pop acts, including BTS. Aoki talks about what other musicians can learn from K-Pop and why he thinks the industry has dominated in terms of numbers.
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BTS – Carpool Karaoke
One reason why K-Pop has managed to connect with music lovers worldwide, Aoki says, is their engagement with fans on multiple platforms, both through their music and also videos and social media. BTS, in particular, have risen to fame, not only through their music, but through allowing their character and personality to shine through in everything they do. With that in mind, here’s a driving sing-a-long with the group and James Corden, in which they discuss the nicknames for the members, including WWH (Worldwide Handsome) and who’s most likely to get into an argument.