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STEVE AOKI Doc ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ Out August 19 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 19.

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 centers 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 will.i.am, 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.

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. All his tour dates can be found below.

Catch STEVE AOKI on his upcoming international tour dates:

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

Wed

7/27

Rabat, Malta

Uno

Thu

7/28

Marbella, Spain

Cavalli Club

Fri

7/29

Graz, Austria

Lake Festival

Sat

7/30

Toronto, Canada

VELD Festival

Sat

7/30

Las Vegas, NV

Jewel

Fri

8/5

Helsinki, Finland

Weekend Festival

Fri

8/5

Boxberg, Germany

Cherry Beach Festlival

Sat

8/6

Stockholm, Sweden

Weekend Festival

Sat

8/6

Portugal

MEO SUDOESTE

Sun

8/7

Valencia, Spain

Arenal Sound

Sun

8/7

Ibiza, Spain

Dimi and Mike Set

Thu

8/11

Las Vegas, NV

Hakkasan at MGM Grand

Fri

8/12

Somerset, WI

Summer Set Festival

Sat

8/13

Las Vegas, NV

Jewel

Mon

8/15

Vilamoura, Portugal

Bliss

Mon

8/15

Bucharests, Romania

Zutopia

Tue

8/16

Ibiza, Spain

Ushuaia

Wed

8/17

Mallorrca, Spain

BH Hotel

Thu

8/18

Barchelona, Spain

Pacha

Sat

8/20

Croatia

Club MTV – Summerblast

Sun

8/21

Ibiza, Spain

DVLM

Thu

8/25

Tel Aviv, Israel

Life In Color

Sat

8/27

Ubersee, Germany

Chiemsee Summer Festival

Sun

8/28

Daresbury, UK

Creamfields

Thu

9/1

Ibiza, Spain

Cream, Amnesia

Fri

9/2

Las Vegas, NV

Jewel

Sat

9/3

New York, NY

Electric Zoo: Wild Island

Sun

9/4

Las Vegas, NV

WET

Thu

9/8

Ibiza, Spain

Neon Future, USHUAIA

Fri

9/9

Saskatoon, Canada

Whitewood

Sat

9/10

Brescia. Italy

Number One Club

Sat

9/10

Florence, Italy

Wish Festival

Thu

9/15

Ibiza, Spain

Neon Future, USHUAIA

Fri

9/16

Del Mar, CA

KAABOO

Sat

9/17

Las Vegas, NV

Wet Republic

Mon

9/19

Las Vegas, NV

Jewel

Fri

9/23

Winnepeg, Canada

Shaw Park

Sat

9/24

Scottsdale, AZ

Talking Stick Resort and Casino

Sat

10/1

San Diego, CA

Pecto Park

Sat

10/1

Las Vegas, NV

Jewel

Sat

10/1

Las Vegas, NV

Wet Republic

Sat

10/8

Las Vegas, NV

Jewel

Sun

10/9

Las Vegas

Wet Republic

Fri

10/14

Miami Beach, FL

Story

Sat

10/15

Las Vegas, NV

Hakkasan

Sun

10/16

Denver, CO

Denver Perfroming Arts Center

Thu

10/27

Mexico City

Maquinara City

Fri

10/28

New Orleans, LA

VooDoo Festival

Mon

10/31

Las Vegas, NV

Jewel

Sat

11/5

Las Vegas, NV

Hakkasan

Thu

11/17

Las Vegas, NV

Hakkasan

Sat

11/19

Las Vegas, NV

Hakkasan

Sat

12/3

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College ATS Auditorium

Sat

12/10

Fresno, CA

Fresno Convention Center – Exhibit Hall

Thu

12/29

Las Vegas, NV

Hakkasan

Sat

12/31

Las Vegas, NV

Jewel

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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