HitFix

Steve Aoki talks ‘Neon Future,’ film work and that one time he was almost in ‘Tropic Thunder’

Steve Aoki will celebrate the release of his new album “Neon Future I” tomorrow (Sept. 29), but has even more coming down the pike to get excited for

For the second time in his career, the star DJ and producer recently cracked the Hot 100 and the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs tally as lead artist, with “Delirious (Boneless)” with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink. You can check that out below.

Furthermore, his “Neon Future” will see its sequel in 2015, with all new club tracks and wall-to-wall bangers.

In Januaray, Aoki and his family story will be the spotlight of a new documentary premiering from David Gelb, (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), title to-be-announced, via Relativity. For two years, Aoki has kept his own cameraman in his employ, shooting night after night of sold out residencies, massive festival gigs, and, obviously, all of the cakings.

If you're confused about the latter, it's an Aoki gig trademark, where fans will suddenly find themselves covered in sheet cake, which the DJ himself throws into the crowds. It was introduced after Aoki had been literally riding an inflatable raft on top of his audiences.

“I needed something new,” Aoki told me, of that shift in audience participation tactics.

The DJ spoke to HitFix and a small group of journalists from the set of the forthcoming “Point Break” remake earlier this month; he canceled a massive club gig to make his cameo in the film, which he said is representative of “the epicness of what 'Point Break' is to me.”

Aoki also detailed why he didn't want to pass on this newest film gig: saying “no” had bit him in the butt before.

×