The late DJ is the subject of a forthcoming documentary.
During a panel at EDM Biz about the Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy’s non-profit arm, MusiCares, documentary filmmaker Kevin Kerslake premiered a trailer for his forthcoming film about the late DJ AM titled “As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM.” DJ AM (given name Adam Goldstein) passed away in 2009, and had been very open about his own struggles with addiction, his process of recovery and fight for his own sobriety. Appropriately, a portion of proceeds from the documentary will go to the DJ AM Memorial Fund to be channeled to MusiCares’ addiction and recovery services.
Steve Aoki, featured in the documentary, spoke fondly of his late friend during the panel. “In many ways he was my guru in life and DJing,” Aoki told the panel's moderator, Jason Bentley. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if I wasn’t guided by Adam. He was a really solid compassionate human being. That’s why he was so successful.”
“As I AM” features footage from AM’s career, including behind the scenes interviews and performance clips. Friends like Aoki, Travis Barker, and Insomniac Events CEO Pasquale Rotella are featured as well. Kerslake says the film is planned for theatrical release later this year through a distribution deal with Front Row Networks. Kerslake directed the film, “Electric Daisy Carnival Experience” in 2011.