Tickets are on sale now here for the premiere of 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–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.
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead was shot during the making of STEVE AOKI‘s 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. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead comes from the minds behind JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI and explores similar themes of family bonds and expectations. It is directed by Justin Krook, produced Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages), Matt Colon, Happy Walters and David Gelb(Chef’s Table, TFF 2015 Jiro Dreams of Sushi, TFF 2011).
STEVE AOKI TEAMS WITH FELIX JAEHN ON NEW SINGLE “CAN’T GO HOME” FEAT. ADAM LAMBERT OUT NOW ON ULTRA MUSIC
“Consider this new track from Steve Aoki a worthy addition.” – Jeffrey Nelson, PEOPLE(3/24/16)
Over a month ago, the internet sparked when world-renowned producer STEVE AOKI shared pictures and video of him in the studio with pop sensation Adam Lambert.
Today fans can now experience “Can’t Go Home.” Co-produced by Felix Jaehn–known for his work on OMI‘s global smash “Cheerleader“–and AOKI, the two come together for the first time to provide a very unique dance floor groove featuring Lambert. The song is available now at all digital retailers on Ultra Music.
“This song is a genre crossing collaboration from two different worlds between myself and Felix Jaehn and that’s the beauty in mixing it up and making something so unique as ‘Can’t Go Home,'” AOKI told People of the track. “Adding one of the best vocalists in the world Adam Lambert on it just brings this special song to a whole new level. Super excited about sharing this with the world!”
“The recording session with Steve was so much fun!!! He’s got such an upbeat energy!,” says Adam Lambert of the song. “It’s been great fun to work with Steve Aoki & Adam Lambert on this record. Both are experts of their craft,” adds Felix Jaehn. “Together we combined three styles in one record which makes it sound super fresh!”
About STEVE AOKI:
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 of Scream 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.