STEVE AOKI REMIXES THE BEACH BOYS HIT SONG “FUN, FUN, FUN”
CELEBRATING 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEACH BOYS, 2X-GRAMMY NOMINATED DJ AMPS UP THE ENERGY ON THE ULTIMATE SUMMER CLASSIC
Listen to “Fun Fun Fun (Steve Aoki Remix)” HERE
19 MAY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - 2x-Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer and DJ Steve Aoki is diving into summer with his remix of one of the greatest anthems of all-time, “Fun, Fun, Fun” by The Beach Boys. Just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary for one of the most impactful bands in music’s history, the new rendition of “Fun, Fun, Fun” commemorates the eternal sunshine energy of The Beach Boys, while accelerating the sound into high gear with Aoki’s pulsating rhythms and grooves. “Fun, Fun, Fun (Steve Aoki Remix)” is out today via Capitol Records/UMe/Universal Music Canada.
Originally written by The Beach Boys’ founders Brian Wilson and Mike Love, “Fun, Fun, Fun” was released in 1964 and peaked at #5 on the Billboard 100 chart. Nearly sixty years after first transmitting their good vibrations around the globe, The Beach Boys, the first American pop band to reach the 60-year milestone, remain one of the most legendary and influential groups to date, with tracks like “Fun, Fun, Fun” as a testament to their timeless sound. As a fan himself, Aoki was eager to work on the track and incorporate a version into his live set. Knowing that fans would share in his enthusiasm about The Beach Boys, he debuted the new remix of the classic hit to fans at a recent show, where the crowd went wild, finding themselves encompassed by the high-octane sound reverberating from the loudspeakers, mixed with a warm sense of nostalgia that washed over the audience.
Steve Aoki shares, “I've been a huge fan of The Beach Boys all of my life. Growing up in California, I heard their music all around me. The Beach Boys are musical geniuses and visionaries in the world of rock n' roll. I continue to be inspired by their music to this day. It's an honor to come together for the 'Fun, Fun, Fun' remix, and I can't wait to share it with all of our fans all summer long."
The Beach Boys said, “It’s both gratifying and a whole lot of fun, fun, fun to have Steve Aoki – fun personified – reimagine one of our most enduring crowd-pleasers! As we cruise into summer, Steve (Aoki)’s ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ remix drives like an ace.”
Steve is currently on tour through the U.S. and Europe, consistently taking the stage more nights of the year than not. As a Guiness World Record holder, holding the title for “Most Traveled Musician in One Year” since 2012, fans can expect to hear “Fun, Fun, Fun (Steve Aoki Remix)” on the road. The original song, which continues to be an evolving anthem woven into the landscape of culture and entertainment, was recently featured in the soundtrack for the highly anticipated movie of the summer “Barbie.” Meanwhile, The Beach Boys are also catching new waves by participating in a feature length documentary currently in the works, a tribute special, prestigious exhibitions and events, unique brand partnerships, and much more to celebrate their 60th anniversary.
ABOUT STEVE AOKI:
Counting nearly 3 billion music streams to his name, Steve Aoki is a true visionary. Billboard described the 2x-GRAMMY-nominated music producer, artist, fashion designer, entrepreneur, NFT futurist and Dim Mak Records founder as “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world.” A Guinness World Record holder for the “Most Traveled Musician in a Single Calendar Year,” Aoki has performed at nearly every top festival around the world, including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland and Electric Daisy Carnival. In 2022, Aoki also graced recent covers of Entrepreneur Magazine, Electronic Musician, and Adweek as their “Visionary of the Year.”
As a globally successful cross-genre solo artist, Aoki has collaborated with an impressive list of varied artists, including BTS, Maluma, Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park, blink-182, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz and Daddy Yankee, on top of having released three Platinum singles, six Gold singles, and over ten Top 10 radio records. After unveiling four Neon Future albums, Aoki recently released HiROQUEST: Genesis, featuring collaborations with Taking Back Sunday, Mod Sun, Kane Brown and more.
Aoki approaches each new endeavor with the same sense of dedication he’s put into his past achievements, including the Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016) and his memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise (2019). In 2012, he also founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION to support organizations in brain science and its research. His influential record label Dim Mak, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021, is known for being a launching pad for the careers of prominent acts like Bloc Party, The Chainsmokers, Bloody Beetroots, The Kills, Zedd and Diplo. Most recently, Aoki created the A0K1VERSE, an NFT membership community, powered by the Passport, that welcomes his fans to both virtual and real-world experiences. Aoki is also executive producer for “American Hiro,” a series in development with FX Networks directed by Jon M. Chu, chronicling the life of his father, Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, the legendary entrepreneur and daredevil businessman who created the Benihana empire. In whatever space Steve Aoki enters, the multi-hyphenate innovator continues to set trends and inspire creativity on a global level.
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ABOUT THE BEACH BOYS:
For more than six decades, The Beach Boys’ music has been an indelible part of American history. Their brilliant harmonies conveyed simple truths through sophisticated, pioneering musical arrangements. The Beach Boys transcended their music and have come to represent Californian culture. They provided fans around the world with a passport to experience love, youthful exuberance, and surf culture. Founded in Hawthorne, California in 1961, The Beach Boys were originally composed of the three teenaged Wilson brothers: Brian, Carl, and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and school friend Al Jardine. The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, “Surfin’ Safari,” that same year.
The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands of all time, with over 100 million records sold worldwide. Between the 1960s and today, the group had over 80 songs chart worldwide, 36 of them in the US Top 40 (the most by a US rock band), and four topping the Billboard Hot 100. Their influence on other artists spans musical genres and movements. Countless artists have cited Pet Sounds as their inspiration for creating their own musical masterpieces. Rolling Stone ranked “Pet Sounds” No. 2 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and The Beach Boys No. 12 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time."
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