2012 has been a huge year for Steve Aoki. After his debut album, Wonderland, he quickly followed up with Wonderland: Remixed, and is back before the year ends with It’s the End of the World as We Know It EP. The three track EP is a nice reminder that Aoki is still in the production game, and can not only crowd raft, cake people, and spray champagne, but also produce music.
The EP is definitely something that you can rage to – but we beg of you Steve, change the show for 2013, blow us away. You can listen to It’s the End of the World as We Know It EP , hear our thoughts after the break, and purchase it from Beatport via Dim Mak Records.
The first track, “Singularity,” is a collaboration with Angger Dimas featuring vocals from My Name is Kay, who lends her voice to the stuttered horn infused beat to create a sound that tands alone from the rest of the EP.
The second is also a vocal track, featuring Miss “No Beef” Palmer, who graces us on “Omega” with her soft singing. The vocal eventually lends way for a heavy, distorted bassline, before falling back into a siren laced hook segment.
The final track,”Transcend,” leads off with a progressive melody, while building into an 8-bit like synth – before dropping into a harder bassline with fierce intensity that continues to build and fall. Overall, The End of the World as We Know It isn’t groundbreaking – just a couple solid releases from the originator of crowd rafting.