Coinciding with the 20th anniversary celebrations of globally renowned Dim Mak records, ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ takes a compelling look into the life and mind of one of dance music’s most hardworking, controversial and captivating characters – Grammy-nominated Steve Aoki.
Premiering at this year’s Tribeca film festival in NYC, and available to watch on the 19th of August 2016, the documentary features cameo appearances from the likes of Diplo, Blink 182’s Travis Barker, & Pete Tong.
The documentary was shot during the making of Steve’s ‘Neon Future’ double album, and follows him on his journey in the lead-up to playing the biggest show of his career at Madison Square Garden, examining the driving force behind his passion. It also centres around his complex and yet loving relationship with his father, the daredevil showman, former Olympian, Benihana Restaurant founder, Rocky Aoki.
As well as all this, the documentary follows the story of one of the most prestigious record labels from the ground up. Founded by Steve in 1996, Dim Mak Records has broken bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons, and The Gossip, and has now put out over 500 releases to date.
Directed by Justin Krook, ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ is a adrenaline-fuelled, yet heart wrenching documentary about one of the most eminent DJs of today. From producers David Geld (known for ‘Chef’s Table’, and ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’), Matthew Weaver (‘Rock of Ages’), Matt Colon, Happy Walters, Executive Producer Michael Mailis and Co-Producer Susan Wrubel – prepare to delve deeper into the life & mind of one of the worlds biggest DJs.
Steve Aoki unleashes his new EP, ‘4OKI’, on Friday 29th July. His latest single, ‘Bring The Funk Back’, is available to download or stream by following this link. Find Steve Aoki online on his official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also be sure to check out Dim Mak Records.