Song of the Day: MIC Drop by BTS (방탄소년단) (Steve Aoki Remix)

Mic Drop” is a song recorded by South Korean boy group BTS for their fifth extended play Love Yourself: Her (2017). was remixed by American DJ Steve Aoki featuring rapper Desiigner and was released to American contemporary hit radio as a single. The remix by Aoki was released with a music video.

At a press conference, BTS member RM revealed that the song was inspired by former US president Barack Obama’s mic drop at his last White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2016.

The album track “Mic Drop” is a hip hop number. A Billboard writer described it as “an energetic hype song about BTS’ global popularity.” The Steve Aoki-produced version introduces EDM synths and trap beats over the original melody, and English-speaking verses from the band. An alternate version of “Mic Drop” features an opening verse from Desiigner featuring the rapper’s “fast-talking.”

BTS ( Bangtan Boys) – Steve Aoki

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Also known as
  • Bangtan Boys
  • Bulletproof Boy Scouts
  • Beyond The Scene
  • Bangtan Sonyeondan
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
  • K-pop
  • hip hop
  • pop
  • electronica
  • rock
  • R&B
  • EDM
Years active 2013–present
Labels
  • Big Hit Entertainment
  • Pony Canyon(2014–2017 in Japan)
  • Def Jam Japan (Japan, 2017–present)
Website bts.ibighit.com
Members
  • Jin
  • Suga
  • J-Hope
  • RM
  • Jimin
  • V
  • Jungkook

Birth name Steven Hiroyuki Aoki
Born November 30, 1977 (age 40)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Origin Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Genres
  • EDM
  • Hip Hop
  • electro house
  • dubstep
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • DJ
  • music executive
Years active 1996–present
Labels
  • Dim Mak
  • Ultra
  • Spinnin’
  • Ministry of Sound
Associated acts
  • Louis Tomlinson
  • Redfoo
  • The Bloody Beetroots
  • will.i.am
  • Lil Jon
  • Laidback Luke
  • Afrojack
  • Angger Dimas
  • Kid Cudi
  • Travis Barker
  • Linkin Park
  • Flux Pavilion
  • Mike Shinoda
  • Kid Ink
  • Don Diablo
  • 3 Are Legend
  • Blackbusters
  • BTS
Website steveaoki.com
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