Steve Aoki ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ documentary.
Steve Aoki is probably one of the biggest stars in the dance music industry. He is a dominant force, one which continues to grow and grow through his brands, his shows and his antics. In his new documentary ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’, it follows the road to success, the struggles which Steve faced, but also how things changed for him.
You can’t compare Steve to any other DJ, he has his own role in the DJ World. – Tiesto
The first few moments showcase his crazy shows which he is renowned for. He isn’t really renowned as a DJ, but a showman (this doesn’t mean he can’t DJ!!). Through his cake throwing antics to his crowd-surfing, it’s all one hell of a road, which I’ve recently just experienced and boy was it madness. However it took some time for Steve Aoki to reach this point, a lot of struggles and a lot of hard work.
His mother and father broke up when he was quite young. His mother raised him in a traditional Japanese way, despite being in an American city. His father is Rocky Aoki, a successful businessman and also a notable name for being quite the daredevil. In Steve’s head, he had a lot to live up to as he wanted to prove his worth.
“Growing up, it was always how do I impress my father. How can I show him that I’m going to be successful”. – Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki even talks about the racial slurs which faced him, the abuse which was hurled at him. Yet he has stayed humble, he has stayed true to his personality and he has set up such a successful business. Through Dim Mak Records, mentoring up and coming talents through the label, launching the Steve Aoki show brand and performing all over the world, Steve Aoki has crushed it.
The documentary is well worth a watch, you can check it out via Netflix. Steve isn’t joking when he says ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’.