Two men at the top of their fields: Bill Nye, and Steve Aoki. You may not know it from his on-stage antics, but Aoki has quite the penchant for science. In fact, a lot of his tracks are smattered with scientific imagery and themes.
So when the two gentlemen were on stage together at the Fast Company Innovation Festival main stage, they had the opportunity to collaborate on thoughts and even wrote a track together.
Keep in mind: writing a track is not the same as producing one, so there’s nothing really to show for it just yet. Bill Nye calls the track “Noble Gas,” it’s set to the theme of The Twilight Zone, and it will probably be on Aoki’s next album.
“A strange and astonishing but provable fact is that you and I are made of the stuff of the cosmos,” Nye says. “We are made of exploded stars and other rogue drifting-around material. Carbon, oxygen, iron—what’s more fun than that? The Noble Gas song would start with exploding super novae, then lead to us. And that means that the fact that you and I are made of stardust is one of the ways that the universe knows itself.”