Steve Aoki Mentions BTS When Talking About Connecting To The Global Culture

Steve Aoki said his collaboration with BTS on “Mic Drop” was about connecting cultures.

Steve Aoki mentioned BTS‘s role in “connecting culture” while speaking on Billboard‘s global production panel.

Source: Billboard

He was a member of Billboard’s “Producing for the Global Market” panel discussion as part of Billboard’s Latin Music Week, together with fellow artists RedOne, Andres Torres and Mauricio Rengifo.


Steve Aoki discussed his work with non-English-speaking artists such as BTS and Daddy Yankee and how those songs can still become global hits.

“When I got in the studio with other artists that are not speaking English, K-Pop artists like BTS, or Daddy Yankee, where we’re trying to do something different – it’s always about, how do we connect to the global culture? And it’s becoming more and more that way. The way in which people listen to music, it’s not necessarily about what’s popular on American radio. Actually, that’s not necessarily important as what’s popular with your friends.” — Steve Aoki


The DJ worked with BTS on their “Mic Drop (Remix)” in 2017 and has confirmed further collaborations with them on an original track in 2018.

Steve Aoki has also worked with international artists like Marc AnthonyLouis Tomlinson, Iggy AzaleaEnrique Iglesias and Play-N-Skillz, as well as a slew of American hip hop artists, rappers and pop singers.


A.R.M.Ys and Steve Aoki fans are loving his intelligent discussion about global music and the influences of cross-cultural trends.


Netizens are also, of course, celebrating the collaboration between Steve Aoki and BTS.


With more and more international fans following their music every day, Steve Aoki and BTS’s genius really is connecting cultures.

Source: Billboard