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Steve Aoki On The My Heart Will Go On Remix: Why I Chose The Drop

World-renown electro house musician and record producer Steve Aoki shares how he came to the idea of creating a remix of Celine Dion's song 'My Heart Will Go On', for his performance at the festival Tomorrowland.

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"I was just thinking about Oasis and The Beetles actually, but then and I was like 'Celine Dion, Celine Dion is like so cool!'"

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I did this song, as my ode to Celine Dion called 'Titanic'. - Alright, let's talk about that, that's an odd choice. How did that come about? - Okay, so, I was preparing my set for what's to me is the most influential festival out there, Tomorrowland. And my - Where is that, I'm sorry. - It's in Belgium. - Belgium. - But it's also like, you know, live streamed and there's, I don't know, hundreds of thousands of people watching it online. And I was closing main stage on the Friday. So I was like, alright, I have the responsibility to do a really crazy show, you know, I got to bring something new. - You got to step it up. - I had to surprise people. So I was thinking, what song could I bring into the set that has, that everyone knows, and that it's like no ones really done. And people, have done it, I'm sure people have done it, but I haven't heard it in a while. So, I was like 'okay I want to try to remix My Heart Will Go On', by Celine Dion. - Now that song doesn't leap out to you as maybe that's the song you want to. - Well, I was thinking, you got to think of something outside the box, you can't be like 'Oasis' or 'The Beatles'.  I was just thinking about Oasis and The Beatles actually, but then and I was like 'Celine Dion, Celine Dion is like so cool!'. - And everyone knows her, whether they want to admit it or not. It's like Lion King, you know? You think of that song, you know, 'Ah Savannah'. People know that one. - So, what did you do with that specifically that night? - Okay, so I made this drop. So, I made a remix. I used her vocals. I used a sample of the song, and than I made this new drop that's hard and it's just one of my favorite new drops, and I played it out, and it went viral, and you know, I knew it was going to happen. There was going to be a lot of haters, 'oh my god Steve Aoki is ruining EDM, he's playing Celine Dion at a festival, like what's going on', you know? But then, it's funny all these haters didn't get it. But I play it every show and the whole place, every place where ever I play it, doesn't matter what country, erupts. Everyone's singing along, everyone's enjoying the moment.