DJ/producer Steve Aoki switches places with Richard Simmons in Aoki's video for "Bring You to Life (Transcend)."
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When it comes to getting people moving, few people do it better than DJ/producer Steve Aoki and fitness icon Richard Simmons.
But happens when you get the two of them together?
You get the video for Aoki's Bring You to Life (Transcend), premiering at USA TODAY.
Thanks to a pair of magic headphones - and, really, what headphones aren't? - the two swap places, with Simmons becoming an EDM superstar and Aoki taking over one of Simmons' workouts. Think Freaky Friday with lots of exercise outfits and choreography.
"Bring You To Life (Transcend) is about bringing people to life, literally," Aoki says. "It's a literal expression about letting the music bring you to life. The video is a very fun role swap between myself and the original dance guru Richard Simmons doing what we both do best."
Aoki and house producer Rune RK released Bring You to Life (Transcend), which features vocals from RAS, earlier this month on Aoki's Dim Mak Records. Gille Klabin directed the video.
The Grammy-nominated Aoki is a top EDM act who has collaborated with Linkin Park, Tiesto and Afrojack and remixed tracks for Drake, Kanye West and Eminem. He's currently on his Aokify America tour, which takes him to Boston on Halloween and to New York on Nov. 1-2 for two nights with Pharrell Williams.