Steve Aoki has followed an unusual career path on his way to becoming one of the most successful dance music producers on the planet. Beginning in the hardcore music scene, starting a record label (Dim Mak Records), and then moving on to DJing, Aoki has been a one-man perpetual motion machine. He has collaborated with everyone from Lil Jon to Linkin Park, plus will.i.am, LMFAO, Iggy Azalea, and Diplo, and been a voice on Robot Chicken.
He is also the subject of the new documentary film called I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, which charts the course of his life and career, and introduces his late father, Rocky Aoki. Steve Aoki reflects on the driving force behind his career.