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Netflix has made a documentary on Steve Aoki – and it does not look good

We’re no strangers to Steve Aoki. That aside the cake-throwing DJ is something of an enigma, and his story is now being immortalised in a Netflix exclusive documentary, dubbed Steve Aoki: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.

I think we can all agree, Steve included, that’s he not the most technically gifted producer out there, and from the short trailer he seems to suggest that it’s not your talent (although you will need at least some) but instead your desire and work ethic that will decide whether you’ll succeed in the fickle world of music.

And that’s something we can totally get onboard with, talent is only one part of being a successful artist, the rest is self-belief and never ever giving up. And cakes of course.

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, directed by Justin Krook, is a heart-pumping yet heart-wrenching documentary about one of the most eminent DJs working today: Steve Aoki. In the lead-up to Aoki’s biggest show of his career, this introspective doc examines the driving force behind his passion: Rocky Aoki, daredevil showman, Benihana founder, and Steve’s looming father figure. From producers Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages), Matt Colon, Happy Weaver and David Gelb (Chef’s Table, Jiro Dreams of Sushi).

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.