A Netflix Original Documentary: 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead'
26 / July / 2016
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. Premiered at this years Tribeca film festival in NYC - and available to watch on the 19th August 2016 - the documentary features cameo appearances from the likes of world tastemakers Diplo, Blink 182's Travis Barker & Pete Tong.
The documentary was shot during the making of his Neon Future double album. It follows Aoki on his journey in the lead-up to playing the biggest show of his career at Madison Square Garden - the introspective doc examining the driving force behind his passion. Daredevil showman, former Olympian, Benihana founder and Steve's looming father figure - the documentary centres around his complex yet loving relationship with his father Rocky Aoki.
In addition to 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-fueled yet heart wrenching documentary about one of the most eminent DJs of today. From producers David Geld (Chef's Table, 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.