US DJ & producer Steve Aoki
US DJ & producer Steve Aoki. 2015 - Credits : Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki to premiere “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” documentary during Tribeca Film Festival

Alexandre Trochut

International DJ & Producer, Steve Aoki unveils plans to premiere a compelling documentary at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on 15th April at the Beacon Theatre.

Titled ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’, the documentary takes a look into the life and mind of one of the music’s most hardworking, controversial and captivating characters. The screening will be followed by an exclusive conversation with Steve Aoki and a live performance where fans and movie goers can experience the music that was created during the film.

‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ was shot during the making of his “Neon Future” double album (Dim Mak/Ultra Music) throughout 2014 and 2015. It follows Aoki on his journey to play the biggest show of his career at Madison Square Garden and centres around his complex, yet loving relationship with his father – the Benihana restaurant tycoon and former Olympian, Rocky Aoki.

Directed by Justin Krook and produced by Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages), Matt Colon and David Gelb – Steve Aoki bears all in this moving documentary.

About Steve Aoki:

Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak has broken bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons, and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has nearly 500 releases to date.

As a solo artist, AOKI has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. AOKI’s second artist album Neon Future I, was released September 30, 2014 via Dim Mak/Ultra Music and features his Gold certified single ‘Delirious (Boneless)’ with Chris Lake and Tujamo featuring Kid Ink, ‘Born To Get Wild’ featuring and ‘Rage The Night Away’ featuring Waka Flocka Flame. The second part of his Neon Future album, Neon Future II, was released on May 12, 2015 and features collaborations with Linkin Park, Matthew Koma, Snoop Lion, Rivers Cuomo and NERVO, plus a very special appearance by creative genius J.J. Abrams who voices the outro to close the album.

Aoki is also serving as an Executive Producer and soundtrack curator of The Nerdist’s first feature film acquisition The Hive. Directed by up-and-coming writer and director David Yarovesky and produced by Cary Granat of Scream 2 and Scream 3 fame, the film was dubbed by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn as ‘the most horrifying and disgusting love story ever.’ The Hive is out now digitally.