"The alignment in vision on this collaboration extends to the musical aspect of the piece as well, which sonically tells the story of two differing characters who come together in an aspiring moment to support each other through their journeys." - Steve Aoki.”
“The visual for this piece tells the story of the synergy of two contrasted characters as well as the evolution of cycles. The cycle begins in a more traditional manga style and becomes more modern and immersive as the sky changes. It represents that everything happens in cycles, but there is beauty to be found in each stage. The shooting star goes right through the eye lines of the characters reflecting the alignment in vision on this collaboration.”
pplpleasr is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work in crypto, DeFi, and NFTs has inspired the formation of pleasrDAO, graced the cover of Fortune magazine, and she also ranks in the top 5 of Fortune's NFTy 50 list. Steve Aoki is a true visionary. As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded cross-genre discography that includes 7 studio albums and collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Maluma, BTS, Linkin Park and Louis Tomlinson amongst others. In 1996, he established Dim Mak out of his college dorm room, a trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel brand. It has served as a launch pad for global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, and The Kills, in addition to being the home of early releases from acts such as ZEDD and Diplo. A true renaissance man, Steve Aoki is also a fashion designer, author and entrepreneur. In 2012, he founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the field of brain science research with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Aoki’s multi-faceted journey is chronicled through the Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016) and his memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise (2019). In the summer of 2020, Aoki unveiled his Latin music imprint, Dim Mak En Fuego, continuing to break down musical and cultural boundaries ‘by any means necessary.' These artists have combined forces as Aoki x pplpleasr, launching the newly minted Serendipity with a portion of proceeds to benefit the plsA0K1 Vault.