Steve Aoki tells HollywoodLife.com that although it’s exciting to be the subject of Justin Krook’s doc, ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’, it’s a bit ‘daunting’ because he’s had cameras following him around for the past three years! But whether he’s ready or not, the film is making its highly anticipated premiere on April 15 in NYC and he says he’s ‘counting down’ the seconds until it’s showtime.
Steve Aoki is notoriously private but the world is about to get a major glimpse into this world-famous deejay’s life. The 38-year-old musician has always managed to make headlines for his collaborations with artists like Kid Cudi, Lil Jon and most recently Adam Lambert or smashing cakes in the faces of his diehard fans. But now he’s getting personal … about his life. HollywoodLife.com caught up with Steve just hours ahead of his big NYC premiere, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead and he admits he’s “more nervous about this than a crazy big show.”
“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” directed by Justin Krook, follows the life of Steve leading up to one of the biggest shows of his career and he’s a little anxious. “It’s definitely surreal and now since we are counting down to actually showing it to the public,” he tells us. “For all this time we have been shooting for three years and it’s been in our hands, in our little world. It feels safe but now once we let it out … it’s no longer ours anymore. It’s daunting. I’m more nervous about this than a crazy big show. Because I’m letting people into my personal life that I never … that people never had access to.”
One of the focuses will be on Steve’s life off the stage and touch on the legacy of his famous father, Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, who passed away in 2008. Rocky, a Japanese-born American wrestler is also known for founding the internationally recognized Benihana restaurant chain. “I saw the final version … I was more moved by it because of the way Justin portrayed my mom and my dad,” he said. “For me it’s an homage to my father who has passed away, that’s why it’s so special to me. There’s a lot of amazing moments that get revisited to a new generation that know who I am which is great. At the end it gives a shine to my mom, the woman who raised me, a wonderful human being. I’m more nervous watching myself and sitting with a bunch of people I don’t know. I know i’ll be sitting next to my mom, she’ll be pretty emotional, she hasn’t seen it.”
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see this documentary?