Wonderland CD (2012)

Artist: Steve Aoki

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Product Overview


Label Ultra/ada
SKU 227672619
UPC 617465304026
UPC 14 00617465304026
Format CD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Author Steve Aoki
Associated Artist/Work Afrojack
Associated Artist/Work Afrojack (DJ)
Associated Artist/Work Blaqstarr
Associated Artist/Work Cudi, Kid
Associated Artist/Work Diplo
Associated Artist/Work Duran Duran
Associated Artist/Work Gordon, Wynter
Associated Artist/Work Lake, Chris
Associated Artist/Work Lovefoxxx
Associated Artist/Work Samson, Sidney
Associated Artist/Work The Bloody Beetroots
Technical Info
Engineer Justin Bates
Producer Steve Aoki
CatalogID UL 3040-2
Lable Name Ultra Records
Released 2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00617465304026
Musical Guests
Rivers Cuomo
Wynter Gordon
Zuper Blahq
Polina Goudieva
Chiddy Bang
Lil Jon
Angger Dimas
Kid Cudi
Travis Barker
Robert Raimon Roy
Sick Boy
Die Kreuzen
The Exploited
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Wonderland Studios.
DJ'ing celebrity parties, promoting clubs, crafting clubs tracks that sold well, running a successful label, and landing the big-name remixes (how's Michael Jackson for big?) unfairly put Steve Aoki on the hipster "hated-on" list, but this first "proper" release is an excellent argument that his talent deserves respect. Approach it in the mood for a high-gloss good time and Wonderland does exactly what it does on the tin, taking the listener on a dancefloor adventure that begins with Weezer member Rivers Cuomo making moping sound triumphant during the electro-mover "Earthquakey People." This pumped-up journey continues as NERVO joins LMFAO for the cheeky fun "Livin' My Love," a track that would be considered an incredibly hip choice if it were labeled "Italo disco." The Lil Jon and Chiddy Bang cut is a big rush on the club tip, as is the Kid Cudi and Travis Barker team-up only with more of a spacy flavor, and when will.i.am dons his mask and becomes his alter-ego Zuper Blahq, "Dangerous" winds up the highlight for fans who don't think the Black Eyed Peas get silly often enough. Never mind that "Steve Jobs" sounds more Namco than Apple, or that Aoki wraps trance, electro-house, and dubstep into one flashy ball that genre fans might find frustrating; he's a fine producer who crafts complementary backgrounds for his guests, plus he has an excellent understanding of melody and song structure, garnishing his tracks with clever touches that are complicated enough to suggest he's done a scale run or two. Towering above it all is the curveball choice of Sick Boy -- veteran punks and former members of the Exploited and Die Kreuzen -- who join Aoki to worship '80s industrial music on the Skinny Puppy-ish monster "The Kids Will Have Their Say." Now that's a Wonderland. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.44) - "Aoki routinely drops in unexpected flavors, as in 'The Kids Will Have Their Say,' where he recalls the early days of his label Dim Mak with vocals that sound like they were recorded at an all-ages punk show."
Disc 1
1 Earthquakey People - (featuring Rivers Cuomo)
2 Ladi Dadi
3 Dangerous
4 Come with Me (Deadmeat)
5 Emergency - (featuring Lil Jon)
6 Livin' My Love - (featuring LMFAO)
7 Control Freak - (featuring Blaqstarr)
8 Steve Jobs - (featuring Angger Dimas)
9 Heartbreaker
10 Cudi the Kid - (featuring Kid Cudi/Travis Barker)
11 Ooh
12 Kids Will Have Their Say, The - (featuring Sick Boy/Die Kreuzen/The Exploited)
13 Earthquakey People (The Sequel) - (featuring Rivers Cuomo)
Product Attributes
Artist Aoki,Steve
Music Format Compact Disc
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