Playing the Titanic theme music at Tomorrowland festival is actually massively appropriate due to all the syncing that went on over the weekend, it has been suggested today following reports of Steve Aoki playing the song during his set.
While people around the world have rightly condemned Steve Aoki as an EDM-pop fraud who sees more monetary value in being publicly cretinous than actually releasing good music, others have remarked on how he unintentionally drew attention to the syncing problem on display at the fest.
“I think in the mind of Steve Aoki, next to the cakes, drops and dinghies, there’s the belief that it’s more valuable for your career to draw the ire of the dance music world by doing silly things on stage,” explained one observer, 26-year-old Alan Hall, who was in attendance at Tomorrowland when Steve played. “Otherwise why would any self respecting ‘musician’ play a song so wildly outside the remit of dance music if not for attention and notoriety.”
“For Steve Aoki, being mentioned in blogs does more for us brand than writing compelling music,” he added. “It’s the same technique used by controversy courting mouthpieces like Katie Hopkins, Piers Morgan and Bill O’ Reilly.”
Some other attendees have claimed that dropping Celine Dion in what is nominally a dance set was “the single worst thing to happen in the history of dance music since the popularisation of ketamine or the last stupid thing that Steve Aoki or David Guetta did”.
“You could see when it dropped that the crowd of teenagers loved it, owing mostly to the fact that they’re fickle children who’ve been raised on diet of EDM kandi-garbage and therefore haven’t the critical faculties to see how they were being disrespected,” added Alan. “All the DJs who had been syncing their sets that day, i.e. everyone who played the main stage, must have been really angry that Aoki made an oblique commentary on their mixing style. I’d say it ruined their obligatory backstage blowjob cocaine combo.”