1989 may have seen a thriving electronic music underground but it was hardly a heyday for its media coverage.
With that, the 1989 music documentary featured below, as aired by Canadian music network MuchMusic, was a very early look at the burgeoning scene. The 27 minute video features an extended interview with founding father Frankie Knuckles, as well as house music pioneers Todd Terry, CeCe Rogers, Ten City and Byron Stingly.
Watch heavy bass, heavy drums, and tribal rhythms explained against a backdrop of everything from acid house to techno and the institutions that housed them. If this piece of required education peaks your interest for more, you can also find our list of the best (free) dance music documentaries available on the web.
See also: Five Must-See Dance Music Documentaries
Source: Ministry of Sound