Billboard | Steve Aoki on Neon Future, working with Fall Out Boy and trying to live forever

August 30, 2014

Source: Billboard — August 28, 2014 | Joe Lynch

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Joe Lynch: Do you believe we’ll reach the point of living indefinitely in our lifetimes?

Steve Aoki: Luckily I got to interview Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil is the man pushing the concept of technological singularity. He believes we’ll reach it in our lifetime. He introduces the album. The first track is called “Transcendence.”

I interviewed Ray Kurzweil, took one of the voice bites from our interview, and I wrote a bed of music underneath him talking about Neon Future.

Closing part 1 of the album is Aubrey de Grey, who believes dying is a disease we can cure. Those are two leaders in my scope of futurism. I thought it was important to get some real, legit voices on Neon Future [...]


related viewing from the album It’s the End of the World as We Know It by Steve Aoki:

Steve Aoki | The official music video for “Singularity” by Steve Aoki featuring My Name Is Kay and Angger Dimas. Featuring a special appearance by futurist and technologist Ray Kurzweil.


related reading:
Wikipedia | Steve Aoki
Wikipedia | It’s the End of the World as We Know It album by Steve Aoki
Wikipedia | Wonderland album by Steve Aoki
Wikipedia | Neon Future 1 album by Steve Aoki


related reading:
Twitch | “Free concert: Steve Aoki Live from Ibiza”

Twitch | Steve Aoki is a pioneer in another realm as well. Last month he became the first artist to live stream their concert on Twitch. Twitch has considered expanding into music in the past and this was a test of that. It had more than 250k viewers and a peak concurrent viewership of 27,000.