Brazilian music superstar and philanthropist Alok, known for chart-topping tracks such as “Don’t Say Goodbye” featuring Tove Lo, his award-winning remix of MEDUZA’s “Piece of Your Heart,” and most recently, “Mami Mami,” has reunited with longtime collaborator, superstar DJ/producer Steve Aoki, for their new club single “2 Much 2 Handle.” Both have combined monthly listenership of over 43 million. The recently announced ‘most-listened-to Brazilian artist in the world’ on Spotify is wrapping his ‘Alok Club Series 2023’ project with this release, which is available now on all DSPs and streaming services HERE along with a live performance video.
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Alok’s latest single, “2 Much 2 Handle,” with Steve Aoki, is an electrifying dance track that is sure to get people moving. The song starts off with a futuristic beat and builds up to an explosive drop, featuring a catchy vocal hook. With its high-energy vibe and infectious melody, the collaboration between Alok and Aoki is a fitting conclusion to a series of successful club-focused releases, leaving listeners eagerly anticipating what’s next for the Brazilian DJ. The new single comes with a music video from Alok and Steve´s live performance in Paris recently.
“It’s great to be back working together with Steve for our third release to cap off my Summer ‘Alok Club Series 2023’ EP. The project is geared towards club dancefloors and I can’t wait to play this for everyone this Summer!” – Alok
“2 Much 2 Handle” is Brazilian superstar Alok’s final dancefloor-focused track to come out in just one month, following his two club singles, “Over Again” with UK duo Solardo and “Mami Mami.” This three-single series of club-inspired tracks is Alok’s special project for 2023 Summer, titled ‘Alok Club Series 2023.’ Alok’s year started with the disco-inspired house track “Work With My Love” with multi platinum singer/songwriter James Arthur, which featured the sample used in The Shapeshifters’ 2004 hit “Lola’s Theme.” This came following a slew of commercial releases to cap a highly successful 2022, which was highlighted by Alok being crowned No. 1 DJ in Latin America and No. 4 in the world by DJ Mag, and the launch of his “The Future Is Ancestral” philanthropic event series. The remarkable inaugural event brought his climate change initiatives and partnership with the United Nations’ Global Compact to help kickoff New York’s Climate Change Week with a series of panels and a historic, first-ever performance on the rooftop of the United Nations headquarters.
Alok’s musical successes in 2022 were also unmatched, with “Deep Down” staying at #1 on Billboard’s Dance charts for weeks, while his dance pop anthem “All By Myself” with Ellie Goulding and Sigala flooded radio waves around the world. With a remarkable 70 million social media followers, the music producer and philanthropist continues to build on his legendary catalog, which already includes global hit singles like “Hear Me Now,” and his chart topping remix of MEDUZA’s “Piece of Your Heart,” which won “Best Remix” at the 2020 International Dance Music Awards.
“Back for our third collab together with Alok on ‘2 Much 2 Handle’. It’s a high-energy dance anthem that will make you want to move and feel alive. Can’t wait for everyone to hear it!” – Steve Aoki
Alok and Steve Aoki first collaborated in 2020 producing “Do It Again.” The single paid homage to The Chemical Brothers’ track of the same name, utilizing heavy bass and high-octane percussion to transform it to an anthem for ravers. Following the success of “Do It Again” in 2021, the two collaborated once again producing “Typical” featuring Swedish-LA songwriter Lars Martin. This single allowed the two artists to incorporate their own personal styles into the music.
In 2022, Aoki released several singles including “Welcome to the Playhouse” featuring former basketball player-turned-DJ, Shaquille O’Neal and “Da Homies” featuring musical artist MT11. Later that year he released his album HiROQUEST: Genesis, an expansive 15-track world-building album, which included an array of collaborations with the likes Kane Brown, Taking Back Sunday and MOD SUN. At the end of the year, Aoki was ranked No. 7 by DJ Mag in their Top 100 DJs of 2022 list. In 2023, Aoki furthered his multifaceted portfolio into web3 and the metaverse by collaborating with Justin “3LAU” Blau for their first single “Concentrate” in April. The two artists teamed up together to create a new CryptoPunks-inspired duo called PUNX to pursue their strong passions for technology.