You ever been on the dance floor swinging to a heavy dose of dark bass boom, and thought to yourself “I really wish a Mariachi band would bust in the club right about now?” That’s a little left-field, but it somehow works on Steve Aoki‘s latest collaboration with Deorro, MakJ and Max Styler.
“Shakalaka” is all kinds of madness. Aoki tweeted the tune saying “new genre alert,” playfully branding the single as “Banda Psy EDM.” It’s got a big room build, drops into an understated hook, and before you know it, here’s the full-on Mexican flavor. It might just be the best part of the song, because really, have you ever been surprised like this?
Are Mariachi bands the next big thing in dance? Can we expect red cummerbunds and big black hats at clubs around the world? We might be getting ahead of ourselves, but after jamming to “Shakalaka,” anything is possible. It’s out now on Ultra Records. Get twisted below.