Steve Aoki, a world-renowned EDM artist and creator of a series of new projects not only in his musical side but also in the realms of technology and entertainment, and #kzn (Kizuna), a new character born from the voice of virtual talent Kizuna AI, have collaborated on a music video. The music video was produced in collaboration with “SHIBUYA109 LAND” (a metaverse that recreates the streets of Shibuya) within “The Sandbox,” a leading metaverse platform.
Two-time Grammy-nominated artist and producer Steve Aoki released “HiROQUEST: Genesis Remixed” on November 11, 2022, featuring the new character #kzn (kizuna), created from the voice of virtual talent Kizuna AI )” and “TeddyLoid” who is known for the big hit of “Ado – Dance” produced with Giga and DECO*27 in 2021, as well as his remix of Ken Matsudaira’s “Matsuken Samba 2” for the Kohaku Uta Gassen later that year, and his appearance as a backing DJ. The song “Movie Star (TeddyLoid & #kzn Remix)” was produced in collaboration with TeddyLoid.
In addition to Steve Aoki’s metaverse space created within The Sandbox, the music video uses scenes from “SHIBUYA109 LAND,” a metaverse version of the world-famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing developed by “SHIBUYA109.” Consisting of both real-life Shibuya and the metaverse of Shibuya.
Title: Steve Aoki – Movie Star ft. Mod Sun & Global Dan, (#kzn, TeddyLoid Remix)
Date: 12/1/2022 (Thu) 6PM
Director / Editor：Shinji Inamoto（HOEDOWN）
Special Advisor : Kota Ishii（HOEDOWN）
Assistant Director / Production Manager：Ayumu Ohno
Camera Assistant：Ryo Muramatsu / Hiroaki Fukusako
Production Designer：Yui Yamamoto
Stylist Assistant : Miku Tanaka
Tittle design：SHUNSUKE SUGIYAMA
Alternate Kizuna-chan：Haruna Shimonishi
Alternate Steve Aoki ：Hai-zi
Steve Aoki Alternate 1：Amano Joji
Steve Aoki Alternate 2：Inoue Tatsuya
Steve Aoki Alternate 3：Seiji
Steve Aoki Alternate 4：Gerushe
Steve Aoki Alternate 5：Yuichi Fukuda
Steve Aoki Alternate 6：Shogo Okamoto
■Steve Aoki / HiROQUEST: Genesis Remixed
■HiROQUEST: Genesis Remixed Track Listing
1. HiROQUEST Anthem (Timmy Trumpet Remix)
2. Steve Aoki & grandson – KULT ft. Jasiah (Crankdat Remix)
3. Steve Aoki & grandson – KULT ft. Jasiah (Riot Ten Remix)
4. Steve Aoki – Movie Star ft. MOD SUN & Global Dan (Steve Aoki Remix)
5. Steve Aoki – Movie Star ft. MOD SUN & Global Dan (Steve Aoki VIP Remix)
6. Steve Aoki – Movie Star ft. MOD SUN & Global Dan (#kzn & TeddyLoid Remix)
7. Steve Aoki & Kane Brown & Ricky Retro – Move On (Lil Texas Remix)
8. Steve Aoki & Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without The E (Ziri)
9. Steve Aoki & Taking Back Sunday – Just Us Two (Steve Aoki Remix)
10. Steve Aoki – All Hype ft. Bryce Vine (Crankdat Remix)
11. Steve Aoki – You Don’t Get to Hate Me ft. Goody Grace (Gammer Remix)
12. Steve Aoki – Russian Roulette ft Sueco & No Love for the Middle Child (Dr Phunk Remix)
13. Steve Aoki – Ultimate ft Santa Fe Klan & Snow Tha Product (Dimitri Saidi & Andruss Remix)
14. Steve Aoki – Ultimate ft Santa Fe Klan & Snow Tha Product (Steve Aoki Remix)
15. Steve Aoki x Guaynaa – Chichi (3 Are Legend Remix)
16. Steve Aoki & Natanael Cano – Kong 2.0 (LODATO Remix)
17. Steve Aoki – Kaaze ft. John Martin – Whole Again (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Brennan Heart Remix)
18. Steve Aoki & HRVY – Save Me (Quintino Remix)
19. Steve Aoki & HRVY – Save Me (Prince Fox Remix)
20. Steve Aoki, Marnik, Leony – Stop The World (KAAZE & 22Bullets Remix)
21. Steve Aoki & Timmy Trumpet & DJ Aligator – Whistle (GPF Remix)
22. Steve Aoki – Stars Don’t Shine ft Global Dan (k?d & Yadosan Remix)
23. Steve Aoki – Nobody ft PollyAnna (Lick Remix)
24. Steve Aoki – Demons ft Georgia Ku (Slushii Remix)
25. Steve Aoki – Stars ft Lil Xan (Bassjackers Remix)
26. Black Pullet (Dimatik Remix)
27. Black Pullet (Will Sparks Remix)
Name: #kzn (pronounced as: kizuna)
Official Name: Kizuna AI Original Singeroid “#kzn”
Nickname: #kzn (kizuna) chan
An AI specializing in singing will serve as a hub to connect with everyone and support Kizuna AI and creators while Kizuna AI is asleep.
Illustrator: En Morikura
Character Concept Art: KEIGO INOUE
Logo Design: Yuta ONE
“kizuna (#kzn)” is an AI that specializes in singing born from Kizuna AI’s voice. Kizuna AI went into indefinite hiatus in February 2022 to achieve further growth to connect with everyone in the world.
#kzn’s mission is to become a hub to connect creators with creators, creators with fans, and creators with technology while supporting Kizuna AI’s dream of “connecting with everyone.”
Steve Aoki, born in Miami and raised in California, is a two-time Grammy-nominated music producer and international DJ superstar. Steve is the son of Rocky Aoki, a former Olympic wrestler for Japan, and Devon Aoki, a model and Hollywood actress.
In 1996, Steve founded the indie record label Dim Mak.
With a busy schedule of touring 300 out of 365 days a year, he is active as a music producer, DJ, label owner, and mastermind of a fashion brand. Steve has been ranked in the top five of Forbes magazine’s annual “World’s DJs of the Year” list for three consecutive years. He has also been ranked in the top 10 of “100 DJs 2022” for DJ MAG, a popular British club and DJ magazine, for six consecutive years.
Neon Future I (2014) and Neon Future III (2018) reached #1 on the U.S. dance charts.
Steve Aoki: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, a documentary film about his daily life, was also nominated for “Best Music Film” at the 59th Grammy Awards in February 2017.
n 2019, he visited Japan as the headliner of Ultra Japan and played 210 shows worldwide.
Aoki has also established the Aoki Foundation to support organizations in brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation.
He is also an avid gamer himself and is active as the owner and founder of the e-sports organization ROGUE.
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The Sandbox is the blockchain metaverse of “The Sandbox” series, which has over 40 million users. The Sandbox already has over 60 partnerships, including The Walking Dead, Care Bears, Atari, CryptoKitties, Gucci, Captain Tsubasa, and many more IPs. The Sandbox will continue to deliver a social experience centered around play to earn through an open metaverse and proprietary virtual currency. The Sandbox will continue actively developing globally adored blockchain games and pioneer collaborations with game companies. For more information about The Sandbox, please visit www.sandbox.game.
【About The Sandbox】
Name: The Sandbox
Global Website: https://sandbox.game/jp
The Sandbox Japan Official Website: https://sandboxgame.online
Supported OS: Windows (64bit) Mac
■SHIBUYA109 Entertainment Corporation
The company operates four facilities centered on the SHIBUYA109 Shibuya Store (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo). Under the corporate philosophy of “Making You SHINE! The company is developing its entertainment business beyond the operation of commercial facilities to brighten the present and fulfill the dreams and wishes of the new generation that will lead the future.
Established: April 3, 2017
Representative Director: Ayumi Ishikawa