NEWS: New Steve Aoki Documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” Out 19-08-16 On Netflix


In the documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, viewers are thrust into the world of Steve Aoki, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance music superstar who stands as one of pop music’s most tireless multi-hyphenates: founder of the taste-making record label Dim Mak and a chart-topping producer-remixer-DJ with his finger pressed firmly to the pulse of cutting-edge youth culture. It was recently announced the film will be released exclusively on Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV network, on August 19th, 2016.

The film, at times both heart pumping and heart breaking, premiered to a sold-out audience at the Tribeca Film Festival this past spring. Aoki’s story will now see a global release into homes in over 190 countries world-wide, joining such highly regarded Netflix original titles as House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, What Happened, Miss Simone? and Making A Murderer.

Says Steve Aoki, “I’m beyond proud, humbled and excited that I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead will be released as a Netflix documentary. As a longtime Netflix binger, it’s a dream come true to have my documentary featured alongside such other prestigious original content. Being a truly global platform, Netflix will allow the film to reach my fans all over the world on every imaginable screen.”

A vulnerable and often bittersweet film, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead was shot over the course of three years, during the making of his “Neon Future” double album (Dim Mak/Ultra Music, 2014/15). It follows his journey to play the biggest show of his career and centres around the complex yet loving relationship with his father, the Benihana restaurant tycoon, daredevil athlete and former Olympian Rocky Aoki.

From the main stage of Tomorrowland in Belgium to intimate gatherings at his family home in Japan, it’s an inside look at one of music’s most outstanding characters. The story is complimented by interviews with Steve’s mother (another major influence in his life), sister/supermodel Devon Aoki, along with musicians and contemporaries Diplo, Tiesto, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Travis Barker, Pete Tong and, among others.

The film comes from the same team behind the critically acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It is directed by Justin Krook and produced by David Gelb (Chef’s Table, Jiro Dreams of Sushi), Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages), Happy Walters (The Big Lebowski, The Fighter, Limitless), Matt Colon; Executive Producers Michael J. Mailis, Hajime Inoue and Joanna Shaw; and Co-Producer’s Susan Wrubel, Nick Stern and Gaku Kaneko.

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Alongside the release of I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead and his new club EP “4OKI” on July 29, Steve Aoki will make several festival appearances in the U.S. which include plays at the VELD Festival in Toronto, Summer Set (Somerset, WI) and KAABOO (Del Mar, CA). He’ll also headline Dim Mak’s 20th Anniversary Stage at Electric Zoo: Wild Island in NYC over Labor Day weekend. In between, he’ll travel to Europe for many continental festival dates and his residencies at Ushuaia in Ibiza and Hakkasan, Jewel and Wet Republic in Las Vegas.

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