Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Blink-182’s Travis Barker Team Up with Aoki


Story by Charles Ken

Electro house DJ Steve Aoki readies album featuring members of Weezer, Blink-182

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and Blink-182’s Travis Barker have teamed up with electro house mainstay Steve Aoki for a few tracks on Aoki’s upcoming, debut album, Wonderland, out this winter. Aoki recently released the album’s lead single, “Earthquakey People,” featuring Cuomo on vocals. Part of the proceeds from the song will be donated to Music for Relief, a grassroots organization spearheaded by Linkin Park that supports disaster relief and reducing global warming.

So, what does Rivers’ voice sound completely embedded in trippy beats and vibes? Check out the very dance-able combination of, “Earthquackey People,” below. Cuomo’s happy, upbeat vocals perfectly compliment Aoki’s high-energy beats: “Earthquakey people, jump around. Nothing they can do or say to bring us down. Get ready to shake with the power of sound,” Cuomo sings.

With Wonderland, Aoki — a DJ, producer and founder of the Dim Mak lifestyle business — didn’t settle for second best. His collaborations on the release include Cuomo, Barker, Wynter Gordon, LMFAO and Afrojack, and the result is a pop-alternative dance masterpiece. Aoki’s previous remixes include a variety of popular alternative, rock and pop songs: Chris Cornell’s “Part of Me,” Michael Jackson’s “Dancin’ Machine,” The Killers’ “Spacemen,” Weezer’s “I Want You To,” Kid Cudi’s  “Pursuit of Happiness” (featuring MGMT & Ratatat) and the All American Rejects’ “The Wind Blows,” to name some. Get ready for a pounding, catchy collection of alterative-tinged songs when Wonderland penetrates the globe. The album’s release date is expected to be announced soon. (Photo: Weezer via Facebook.)

Watch Steve Aoki’s Video for, ‘Earthquakey People,’ Featuring Weezer’s River Cuomo


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