The documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead –which takes a compelling look into the life and mind of STEVE AOKI, one of dance music’s most hardworking, controversial and captivating characters-is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City Friday, April 15 at the Beacon Theatre. The screening will be followed by an exclusive conversation with AOKI and a live performance where fans and movie goers can experience the music that was created during the film. Details for the Tribeca Film Festival can be found here, while ticket information for the Beacon will be made available at www.steveaoki.com/tribeca.
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead was shot during the making of his Neon Future double album (Dim Mak/Ultra Music, 2014/15). It follows AOKI on his journey to play the biggest show of his career at Madison Square Garden and centers around his complex yet loving relationship with his father, the Benihana restaurant tycoon and former Olympian Rocky Aoki.
It is directed by Justin Krook, produced Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages), Matt Colon and David Gelb (Chef’s Table, TFF2015 Jiro Dreams of Sushi, TFF 2011).
In related news, STEVE AOKI will join Jessica Alba, Steve Bushemi, DJ Khaledand others as a judge for the first-ever Tribeca Snapchat Shorts competition. The Tribeca Film Festival has always been at the forefront of emphasizing technology and innovation in filmmaking. AOKI and the other jurors will pick top comedic shorts filmed under 200 seconds via Snapchat for the chance to be shown at the festival.
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 will.i.am 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 ofScream 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.