A few months after dropping his new album Neon Future I — a record that topped the Electronic/Dance Album chart — Steve Aoki is pressing forward in his quest to release a futuristic music video for every track on the project (part two is still forthcoming).
Now, Billboard is excited to exclusively premiere the latest video, a clip for his will.i.am collaboration “Born to Get Wild.”
The video for this dubstep-flavored track imagines a future where technology and the human body/mind interact in strange ways.
The “Born to Get Wild” world is a future dystopia ruled by Verne Troyer (yep, Mini-Me from Austin Powers). We see ruthless men in black outfits playing with video game controllers that move human bodies around like they’re spastic toys.
As the hero of the clip, Aoki is the human who attempts to break free of his walking coma. While he’s knocked out, his strike gives other people enough time to stage their own rebellion against Troyer and his henchmen.
Speaking to Billboard a few months ago, Aoki explained how his vision of the future influenced Neon Future. “I believe that eventually we’ll get to a point where we’ll be able to live indefinitely through our technology,” Aoki says, citing work by Aubrey de Grey. “That concept of futurism is underlying the full process of the album.”