LISTEN: STEVE AOKI Honors CHESTER BENNINGTON With New Mash-Up Track!
American electro house music artist and producer Steve Aoki honored the late Chester Bennington by releasing a mash-up track consisting of two of his collaborations with Linkin Park!
Before he released his tribute for the late iconic Linkin Park frontman, Aoki wrote a lengthy message on Instagram for Bennington whom he considers as his dear friend and "favorite singer of all time"!
“Chester Bennington was my favorite singer of all time. I feel so incredibly honored to not only have worked with him on these two songs, but am so deeply touched to have gotten to know him as a friend. I’m still shattered by this tragic loss. It’s hard to realize that he is not coming back," Aoki wrote on his Instagram account.
"Chester was such an invaluable human being that bled out the pain and passion through Linkin Park, touching so many people’s lives. He helped so many people that have felt these similar feelings around the world scream out and feel like they are not alone. Life can be incredibly trying and tough. Nothing can bring more consolation than knowing that there are others going through this same pain. Chester was such a beautiful human being. I will never forget our conversations and moments shared together in the studio, on the stage, and in life," he added.
"We now have Chester in our hearts and minds forever. Keep his inspiration and passion alive and play Linkin Park f**king loud. Scream the lyrics fucking loud. Live in these moments f**king loud. I miss you dear friend. You are in our hearts and minds forever. Chester Forever,” he continued.
Titled "Darker Than Light That Never Bleeds," the track is a mashup of his 2013 and 2015 collabs with Linkin Park namely "A Light That Never Comes" and "Darker Than Blood," respectively.
Also known as "Chester Forever Steve Aoki Remix," the proceeds of the song will go to the Music For Relief's One More Light Fund. Listen to the track below:
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