Steve Aoki Documentary ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ Hits Netflix


The appropriately titled documentary I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, which chronicles the crazy busy life of DJ/producer Steve Aoki by offering a firsthand look into his world, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring to a sold-out audience. Today (Aug. 19), the film is available for viewing worldwide via Netflix.

Justin Krook directed the documentary while David Gelb (both behind Jiro Dreams of Sushi) shares producer credits with Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages), Happy Walters (The Big Lebowski, Limitless), and Matt Colon.

The film, which shows Aoki as both a superstar on stage and a family man at home in Japan, was three years in the making and filmed during the production of Aoki’s well received Neon Future. And while it follows the rollercoaster that is his career, it also offers insight into the loving yet rocky relationship he has with his father, founder of the restaurant chain Benihana. The story comes full circle with the aid of interviews from family members as well as industry insiders and DJs such as Diplo, Tiesto,, and many more.

In support of the release, Aoki will participate in a Facebook Live Q&A on Wednesday, Aug. 24, which will be moderated by Katie Couric. You can tune in here.

And in the meantime, be sure to check out the trailer below.