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Documentaries [Staff Picks]

20 Mar 2020

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Dance Music Documentaries to keep you entertained and enlightened…

Ps. We keep the best till last 😉

DON’T FORGET TO GO HOME – 2006

 ‘Don’t Forget To Go Home’ is a documentary based on dance music culture based in Berlin in the early 2000’s. The full documentary acknowledges the effect drug culture had on dance music.

REAL SCENES, NEW YORK CITY – 2013

NYC is rich in history with clubbing culture. The city is home to some of the most iconic clubs and record shops on the planet. Watch this and discover just how much an influence the Big Apple has had on the scene

PARIS IS BURNING, THE BIRTH OF DANCE MUSIC – 1990

A historic documentary on how NYC was iconic on the growth of dance music, how gay culture popularised electronic music and how the city added a brand new trend to the scene: Voguing. Experience the little -known architects of dance music and their amazing story.

THE RICHIE HAWTIN STORY – 2014

Dive deep into the life of one of the biggest names in Techno, Richie Hawtin.

An English born Canadian who took massive influence from the Detroit Techno days, check out his story on how he became the face of Minimal Techno.

SUB BERLIN, THE STORY OF TRESOR – 2009

The story of one of the world’s most iconic clubs is remarkable. Just watch this documentary and travel on this amazing journey through music. We don’t want to give away too much. Follow Tresor owner Dimitri Hegemann’s journey on how the Tresor conquered the clubbing scene.

INSIDE HOUSE MUSIC, A HOUSE MUSIC DOCUMENTARY – 2008

Featuring acts such as Kerri Chandler, Dimitri from Paris, Mr V, DJ Gregory, Franc Rodger, Frankie Feleciano and many more as they discuss Music Technology, the history of House, and other relevant social and cultural topics

HIGH TECH SOUL, THE CREATION OF TECHNO MUSIC – 1998

The story behind Detroit Techno and the creation of a new genre of music. This documentary follows the story of Derrick Carter, Juan Atkins and many more legends in Techno.

THE STORY OF THE STREET RAVE – 1990

This documentary follows how the street rave began and where they all started. Follow the tale of the little-known people involved and how they changed the raving culture forever.

SASHA & DIGWEED, THE DELTA HEAVY TOUR DOCUMENTARY – 2002

A documentation of the most important DJ tour to ever hit America. Delta Heavy was the groundbreaking electronic music tour featuring the extraordinary DJ talents of Sasha, John Digweed, and Jimmy Van M, who visited all corners of the States in 2002.

THE SUMMER OF RAVE – 1989

Documentary by the BBC on the development of rave culture in the United Kingdom during the summer of 1989.

PUMP UP THE VOLUME – 2000

Probably the most well known documentary about underground electronic dance music. It follows the life story of the late great Frankie Knuckles, and features Shaun Ryder of The Happy Mondays, Goldie, and too many more to mention.

Two Monkeys – 2019

An independent documentary focusing on the Blue Monkey and New Monkey nightclubs in Sunderland.

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