The EDM community is known for a few things, namely drinking, drugging, and partying like it’s their last day on earth. From raving to dancing, the hedonistic fans live for debauchery and fast-paced, easily-consumable entertainment. The party never ends with EDM, especially for the superhero-status DJs who are incessantly showered with adoration, love, and anything they could ever imagine. But is that life really all that sustainable?
In Kevin Kerslake’s newest documentary, the prolific director sets out to showcase the the contemporary in music culture through the eyes of prophetic DJ, Adam Goldstein. From Nirvana to Lana Del Rey, the documentarian and music video director is frequently ahead of the curve when it comes to capturing the music that defines generations. In his newest tell-all documentary, Kerslake tackles the tumultuous and tragic life of EDM superstar, DJ AM. The former Crazy Town emcee. DJ AM lived through it all including drug addiction, professional feuds, and a near-fatal plane crash. But even as Goldstein was given a second lease on life time after time, he would soon succumb to his own devices, as well as the EDM communities pressures. Check out Indiewire’s exclusive clip of the film above.
“As I AM: The Life And Time$ of DJ AM” is produced by Manifest and Integral Entertainment Group, with distribution by Abramorama. It premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival before screening at Hot Docs later that year. “As I AM” will be released in theaters on May 27 in NYC and on June 3 in LA.