We all know that Steve Aoki is one of the most prolific producers in terms of seeking out global talent. He’s already had two major collabs with K-Pop stars, now the Japanese American DJ is going J-Pop. Steve Aoki has remixed Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s 2013 hit “Ninja Re Bang Bang.” American audiences actually might recognize the track as it’s been featured in both the animated film Sing and the latest John Wick movie. The original is already a pretty bouncy number; Steve Aoki’s remix takes the energy up a notch and throws in some little unique flairs that only the Dim Mak head honcho could provide.
As far as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, she is a former blogger turned J-pop star who has over 7 million followers across various platforms. American pop stars such as Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are admitted fans. “Ninja Re Bang Bang” also has more than 65 million views on YouTube, so it’s a bona fide hit. The most impressive part of the remix is that while it’s unmistakably a J-pop song, Aoki still made it uniquely Aoki-like. If you’ve never heard J-pop before this is a great introduction, while all the Steve Aoki vibes makes the remix a stand-out on its own.
Check out Steve Aoki’s remix of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s J-pop hit “Ninja Re Bang Bang.” Out now on Dim Mak under license from Asobi Music.