Aside from offering itself as an excellent alternative to subscription television, Netflix has brought the world some of the best original television and film productions of the last few years. House of Cards, Marco Polo, Sense8, Narcos, now Stranger Things, and soon – the Steve Aoki documentary.
Okay wait up. Before this gets drowned out by a torrent of abuse as to why Steve Aoki’s documentary would exist in the same comparison, or even universe as some of Netflix’s fantastic and original programs, check out the trailer:
Seems pretty exciting right?
It goes without saying that Aoki is a pretty divisive figure within dance music. His love of ‘caking’ his audience – that is, literally throwing cake at his audience – has for many, become the image his name brings about rather than his music. That said, to think of Aoki so basically would diminish the impact and incredibly long history he’s had as a part of dance music. Without spoiling too much of the documentary, Steve founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, the year after he finished high school in 1996. Having released music by the likes of MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Bloc Party, Klaxons and Infected Mushroom, you could say that there’s definitely more than meets the eye when it comes to Steve Aoki.
Steve Aoki: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead hits Netflix August 19.
Also for your viewing pleasure, Steve Aoki adding the ‘lammington-ing’ to his arsenal at Stoney Roads’ 2013 Future Music Festival. What a vintage.