Watch: Steve Aoki, Machine Gun Kelly Channel ‘Breaking Bad’ in ‘Free the Madness’ Video
By Scott T. Sterling
EDM stars — they’re just like us.
Steve Aoki proves that modern adage with the release of his new music video for the single, “Free the Madness,” that reveals he misses dearly departed TV show Breaking Bad just as much as the rest of the world.
Aoki and rapper Machine Gun Kelly channel Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the wild clip, which opens with a scene from a 21st century museum where twerking is remembered as an “ancient dance.” Things really get interesting when Aoki is directed to put his hand on a “memory orb” to learn about the “most famous show” of the century (Breaking Bad, natch).
The notorious RV from the show is seen careening through the New Mexico desert, stopping for Aoki and Kelly to don those familiar yellow jump suits and perform the song on the vehicle’s roof. The video takes a turn for the even more absurd when the pair are discovered to be cooking up cookies instead of narcotics, a move that finds them running afoul of the local Girl Scout troop.
“Free the Madness” is the latest single from Aoki’s upcoming full-length, Neon Future 1, scheduled for release on Aug. 12. Aoki will celebrate the album’s release with his first-ever headlining show at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Aug. 16.