Steve Aoki's touch knows no limits. The proflic producer who has worked with everyone from Adam Lambert to BTS and Daddy Yankee throughout his career expanded his genre-spanning repertoire even further into the pop realm on Friday (Sept. 6) on the heels of his recent Dave Matthews Band remix with Darren Criss. His latest breakthrough comes via a collaboration with boy band legends The Backstreet Boys on a track called "Let It Be Me," out today on Ultra Records.
Like so many great ideas, the song was born in Las Vegas after Aoki invited the group's Nick Carter onstage during a set at Hakkassan to perform the Backstreet classic "Everybody (Backstreet's Back.)" A musical brotherhood was instantly forged, with Nick, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richadson, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean joining Aoki in his Vegas home studio to produce a plaintive pop jam about the enduring appeal of having the right person break your heart.