Steve Aoki Remixes a 90s Japanese Dance Revival 'Can't Stop This!!' With a New Music Video
The music video for two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki's remix of 90s dance hit "CAN'T STOP THIS!!" has been released on Aoki's YouTube channel.
CAN'T STOP THIS!! - Steve Aoki Remix" – directed by Yuki Tsujimoto, named one of the top Japanese Motion Graphi Creators (EIZO 100's "Top 100 Visual Artists of 2019") – brought together the participating artists as animated digital avatars due to recent travel limitations.
"CAN'T STOP THIS!! - Steve Aoki Remix"
The virtual production was created with the help of "Future Real 3D AVATAR LAB." using realistic avatars and motion capture data.
"CAN'T STOP THIS!" is a revival (with new lyrics written by Yup'in with RiRi from FEMM) of "CAN'T UNDO THIS!", the classic Japanese dance music scene in the 90's.
The song was released earlier this year by Avex's next generation artists Beverly, FAKY, FEMM, lol, Yup'in, and Kalen Anzai under the group name "REVIVE 'EM ALL 2020".
"CAN'T STOP THIS!!" (Original Ver.)
The song was remixed by Steve Aoki, one of the world's top DJs and producers, who is renowned for headlining music festivals around the world and being an influential multi-Grammy Award nominated artist.
"CAN'T STOP THIS!!" was used as an insert song for M Aisubeki Hito Ga Ite, the hit drama co-produced by TV Asahi and ABEMA.
The dance choreography was created in collaboration between Ryo Noguchi, known for his collaborations with Missy Elliott and will.i.am, and GENDAI, the leader of UNVISION, which won the world championship in the dance competition series WORLD OF DANCE. Computer graphics were created by production company HIYOCOPILOT, known for its distinctive artistic design, and Kota Yamaji of BRDG, an audio & visual collective with fans around the world.
For the past few years, "90's revival" has been a key word in Japan, and revival culture has been attracting worldwide attention. The lyric "Don't Stop The Music!" contains the following messages about the original word "Revival":
(REVIVE 'EM ALL 2020 / from the SNS of participating artists)
"REVIVAL" means "resurrection, rebirth and recovery".
May the world "REVIVE"...
Don't Stop The Music
#For the Future We Can Dance
Maybe it's in these dark times that music has something to offer.
Steve Aoki is a two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ and one of the most successful American cross-genre artists today, with a total of 2.8 billion music plays on Spotify.
As the founder of Dim Mak Records, a trend-setting record label and clothing line launched in 1996, he has produced some of the most distinguished artists of all time, including The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills.
His debut album as a solo artist, Wonderland (2012), was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album straight away. Neon Future I (2014) was certified GOLD by the RIAA.
Forbes magazine recognized him as "the world's top earning DJ" and "the hardest working DJ in the world". Billboard called him "one of the world's most in-demand entertainers" with over 250 concerts a year.
In 2012, Steve Aoki launched THE AOKI FOUNDATION to support organizations in the areas of brain science and research with a particular focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. He also recently published his memoir, BLUE: The Color of Noise, through St. Martin's Press.
His latest album Neon Future IV (April 2020), which includes "Malmad ft. Maluma" and "Let It Be Me ft. Backstreet Boys" is on sale now!
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