Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ Steve Aoki and legendary electronic music duo The Crystal Method descend into the Big Apple for New York Comic Con events this week.
Aoki comes to NY Comic Con in support of The Hive as he is an Executive Producer and soundtrack curator of Nerdist’s first feature film acquisition. Directed by up-and-coming writer and director David Yarovesky and produced by Cary Granat of Scream 2 and Scream 3 fame, the film features music from Steve’s Neon Future albums which were just re-released October 2nd on Dim Mak/Ultra Music as Neon Future Odyssey, a deluxe package featuring both albums plus an assortment of bonus tracks.
Neon Future I was released September 30, 2014 and hit #1 on iTunes Dance Album Chart and Top 10 on the Overall Chart. The album is an all-star extravaganza from one of dance music’s most heralded entertainers and features collaborations with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Luke Steele (Empire of The Sun), will.i.am, Flux Pavilion, Afrojack and Bonnie McKee, among others. The album also includes his radio smash “Delirious (Boneless)” with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink which achieved over 500,000 in sales, marking Aoki’s first ever gold record.
Neon Future II was released May 12, 2015 and continues with a list of distinguished collaborators including Linkin Park, Matthew Koma, Snoop Lion, Rivers Cuomo and NERVO, plus a very special appearance by creative genius J.J. Abrams who voices the outro to close the album.
Don’t miss Steve Aoki’s one-on-one with Nerdist’s Dan Cacey as they discuss futurism on Thursday, October 8th at 5 pm ET at Javitz Center, Wikia Stage located near Hall 1A.
The Crystal Method, consisting of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, are set to headline the upcoming Blade Rave at Terminal 5, presented by BBQ Films, on Friday, October 9th with doors opening at 7:30 pm ET. The event will bring guests into the world of Blade, the 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes, with the immersive cinematic detail that fans have come to expect from BBQ Films; including sword fighting, cosplay actors, a chill-out room based on the hyper-modern apartment of Blade villain Deacon Frost, and several secret guests. The Crystal Method’s track “Weapons of Mad Distortion” appeared in the 2004 sequel Blade Trinity.
Heralded by the Village Voice as “one of the best live dance acts on Earth,” The Crystal Method have been known for two decades for their enduring dance floor anthems (“Now Is The Time,” “Keep Hope Alive”), airwave smashes (“Trip Like I Do”) and a willingness to collaborate with an array of talent–including elite artists like Scott Weiland, LeAnn Rimes, Matisyahu, New Order’s Peter Hook, Emily Haines of Metric and Filter’s Richard Patrick.
The duo has dominated the remix, film soundtrack, television, gaming and advertising worlds, such as helping Victoria’s Secret drop jaws with music for a TV commercial campaign and collaborating with soundtrack heavyweight Danny Elfman for several contributions to Hollywood blockbuster Real Steel.
Their platinum-status debut album Vegas (released in 1997) is one of the biggest-selling electronic albums of all time, landing them in the top five of best-selling electronic acts in America. They scored the film London and TV show Almost Human, as well as the themes for Bones and Third Watch, and were the first act to work with Nike for their running soundtrack series. Their Grammy-nominated album Divided By Night, was released in 2009 and their most recent album, the self-titled The Crystal Method, was released in January 2014 and debuted at #1 on itunes Electronic Album Chart. Look for more to come from The Crystal Method very soon.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.