Steve Aoki best known for his energetic on stage performances and electrifying tracks is about to get intimate with his fans and fellow musicians with a biopic documentary set to premiere next month in New York City at the annual Tribeca Film Festival.
The documentary titled ‘I'll Sleep When I'm Dead‘ (appropriately titled considering Steve tours around 300 day a year and his infamous Aoki naps featured on his official Instagram page) gives the audience a look into the DIMMAK founder's life off stage and discusses the dynamic relationship between him and his father Rocky Aoki, an Olympic wrestler and the founder of the Benihana empire and the inspiration his father left on his drive and success. As well as the influence his mother had on his life and his upbringing.
Steve Aoki is not only an EDM DJ but he is also a business man, co owning several restaurants throughout the country including, Dudley's in NYC as well as having created his own fashion line, a charity fund and of course DIMMAK record label.
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead directed by Justin Krook and co-produced by Matthew Weaver and David Gelb (the same people behind the critically acclaimed Documentary ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi' at the Tribeca 2011 premiere) will premiere on April 15th at the Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre. After the screening, Aoki will also give a live performance at the Beacon Theatre. Get tickets here!
This documentary shows another side of Steve Aoki – not the EDM figure but the person behind the music. This is what he had to say during a Tribeca Film interview:
That was definitely the approach. I don't want this to be an EDM documentary. This isn't an EDM documentary. You get a glimpse of the EDM world, of course, because I’m known as an EDM artist, but there's so much that these guys were able to talk about to make it more of a human story than, say, a musical story of going through the process of producing an EDM hit, or going through the process of doing a show. You get glimpses of that stuff, but it’s not about the technical details. The film relates to people who have no idea about the world I’m in. You don’t need to in order to connect with the story.
You can read the full interview here at Tribeca Film Festival