To celebrate the upcoming release of his new album, Neon Future 1, DJ and EDM impresario Steve Aoki has announced a special show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
The full-length release, which is now set for an Aug. 12 street date, will feature a plethora of high-profile special guests, including Waka Flocka Flame, Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun and Bonnie McKee. The album is the first of what’s being touted as a two-part release, with the second half expected to hit retailers sometime in 2015.
“They’re two different soundscapes,” Aoki told Billboard when asked to differentiate the two parts that make up the whole Neon Future experience. “The second album is more… it’s a deeper album. There’s other collaborations on there that I did with Linkin Park and also Snoop [Dogg]. There’s other songs that are more upfront, like the Snoop song. It’s also easier to digest eight songs at a time, instead of 16 songs at one full blast.”