Documentary: ‘Maestro’ – the Birth of Dance Music Culture
Maestro, tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream in New York City. What evolved was a scene that set the groundwork for what was to come in dance music culture later, starting first with House and later Techno. Maestro gives a rare insight into those secret underground beginnings, which thirty years later has grown into a huge worldwide industry.
It’s the first time the genesis of electronic dance music is told in a motion picture. Included in the film are pioneer dance music DJs and producers, “founding fathers”, its center being Larry Levan, as well as high-profile DJs of today. We are shown the makings of the legendary Paradise Garage, of which many claim to have been the blueprint for modern dance clubs. Opting for a more personal and candid approach, Maestro shows the true history of the people through a realistic creative storyline. Tracing the underground’s dance origin, Maestro brings out a real understanding of this intense lifestyle, and the lives the founders lived and died for. Press play, sit back and see how it all began.
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