STEVE AOKI And YELLOWCARD Celebrate The 20-Year Anniversary Of “Ocean Avenue” With 2023 Remix


Steve Aoki & Yellowcard
Celebrate The 20-year Anniversary Of  
“Ocean Avenue” With 2023 Remix

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DECEMBER 15, 2023 – 2x-GRAMMY®-nominated music producer and DJ Steve Aoki, has unveiled a nostalgic dance remix of legendary pop-punk band Yellowcard‘s classic hit “Ocean Avenue.” This rendition pays homage to the timeless track while injecting it with fresh production, exhilarating dance drops, and vibrant energy.

Steve Aoki And Yellowcard

The remix first came about when Ryan Key from the band reached out with the initial idea as he had been personally experimenting with electronic music, especially after the alternative songs  featured on Aoki’s recent ‘HiROQUEST: Genesis’ album. The two acts decided to collaborate, and that’s where the remix magic happened – just in time to create something extra special for the 20-year anniversary of the legendary song.

“When Ryan initially reached out about this possible collab, I was really excited—especially when I discovered how much he loves electronic music. We combined our different musical styles to create a perfect fusion of alt rock and electronic for this track. Honoring Ocean Avenue’s 20th anniversary by blending these sounds was an amazing experience,” Aoki says. 

“I really admired the collaborations Steve was doing in the alternative rock and emo world, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect to reach out and see if we could work together for the 20th anniversary of Ocean Avenue. Steve’s passion for music and creativity is infectious. The band and I are huge electronic music fans, so working with him has been an absolute career highlight,” Key adds. 

Steve Aoki & Yellowcard – “Ocean Avenue (Steve Aoki Remix)” is available today, December 15 on Dim Mak

Steve Aoki & Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Counting nearly 3 billion music streams to his name, Steve Aoki is a true visionary. Billboard described the 2x-GRAMMY®-nominated music producer, artist, fashion designer, entrepreneur, NFT futurist, and Dim Mak Records founder as “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world.”  A Guinness World Record holder for the “Most Traveled Musician in a Single Calendar Year,” Aoki has performed at nearly every top festival around the world, including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland, and Electric Daisy Carnival. In 2022, Aoki also graced recent covers of Entrepreneur Magazine, Electronic Musician, and Adweek as their “Visionary of the Year.”

As a globally successful cross-genre solo artist, Aoki has collaborated with an impressive list of varied artists, including BTS, Maluma, Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park, blink-182, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz and Daddy Yankee, on top of having released three Platinum singles, six Gold singles, and over ten Top 10 radio records. After unveiling four Neon Future albums, Aoki recently released HiROQUEST: Double Helix, the second in his HIROQUEST series, featuring collaborations with Paris Hilton, Galantis, ERNEST, Akon and more.

Aoki approaches each new endeavor with the same sense of dedication he’s put into his past achievements, including the Grammy®-nominated Netflix documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016) and his memoir BLUE: The Color of Noise (2019).

In 2012, he also founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION to support organizations in brain science and its research.

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His influential record label Dim Mak, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021, is known for being a launching pad for the careers of prominent acts like Bloc Party, The Chainsmokers, Bloody Beetroots, The Kills, Zedd, and Diplo. Most recently, Aoki created the A0K1VERSE, an NFT membership community, powered by the Passport, that welcomes his fans to both virtual and real-world experiences. In whatever space Steve Aoki enters, the multi-hyphenate innovator continues to set trends and inspire creativity on a global level.

Returning from a breakup is never easy, but Yellowcard have proven that after a six year absence, not only did the heart grow fonder upon their return but their audience grew exponentially as well. Their recent Summer 2023 tour was their biggest yet with the largest venues they have ever headlined at capacity and their critically-hailed new EP Childhood Eyes landing them features in Rolling Stone, People, FORBES, Alternative Press, Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan, among others! 

Coupled with the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Ocean Avenue, Yellowcard have returned to much acclaim.

Certified double platinum in the US by the RIAA, gold in Canada, and silver in the UK, Ocean Avenue solidified Yellowcard’s indelible mark on the music world.  The undying esteem that the album owns has not diminished in the twenty years since its release. Yellowcard’s stratospheric success from their studio albums coupled with their powerful live performances cemented the band’s legacy in the history of alternative music.

Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals, guitar), Sean Mackin (violin), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass).

In 1996, Steve Aoki founded DIM MAK and developed it into an influential independent record label and music lifestyle brand. Responsible for launching the careers of seminal acts such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Chainsmokers, Deorro, Keys N Krates, and countless others, the independently owned DIM MAK has consistently pushed new musical movements via its staunch DIY ethos. With a back catalog, hundreds of records deep, a history of legendary live events, and a fully formed clothing line, DIM MAK continues its global mission of promoting boundary-pushing music and culture ‘by any means necessary.

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