Trailer: Netflix spins Steve Aoki documentary this August
James R | On 27, Jul 2016
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Dim Mak records and Netflix is spinning a documentary to celebrate about DJ Steve Aoki.
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead takes a look into the life and mind of one of dance music’s most controversial characters. Premiered at this years Tribeca film festival in NYC, the documentary features cameo appearances from the likes of Diplo, Blink 182’s Travis Barker & Pete Tong.
It was shot during the making of Aoki’s Neon Future double album. It follows the Grammy nominee on his journey in the lead-up to playing the biggest show of his career at Madison Square Garden. It centres around his complex, yet loving, relationship with Rocky Aoki – Daredevil showman, former Olympian, Benihana founder and Steve’s looming father figure. Along the way, it also charts 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 and produced by David Geld (Chef’s Table, Jiro Dreams of Sushi), Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages), Matt Colon and Happy Walters, the film is available to stream globally on Netflix from Friday 19th August.
Here’s a trailer: