Tag: film

Relive Kappa FuturFestival With Exclusive Short Film From DJSounds

Kappa FuturFestival is Italy’s biggest house and techno festival, and a new film by DJsounds shows why. In it, the global video web channel DJsounds.com — which is now 10 years old — captures how the scale event has grown over the years. Touching on its origins, performances, and features interviews with Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Kölsch and Joseph Capriati, while Festival director Maurizio Vitali appears throughout. Check out the full video below! DJSounds.com Kappa FuturFestival

Secret Cinema Celebrates A Quarter Century Of Techno With New Documentary

25 years in anything is no easy feat, which makes Amsterdam’s Secret Cinema’s quarter century celebration in the dance music game all the more special. To celebrate this very special occasion, Secret Cinema has recently released a limited edition box set, containing 200+ tracks alongside some quirky giveaways. Aside from the mountain of music, the set also included a very special documentary on the artist, his journey, and future. Now, Secret Cinema and his Gem Records in collaboration with Mary Go Wild are set to release the documentary as a stand alone piece and we are proud to say that ... Read more

Amsterdam Dance Events Announce 2017 Dates, International Showcases

From 18 – 22 October, 2017, the dance music world will once again convene in Amsterdam for the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The announcement comes alongside news that ADE’s 22nd edition will also feature an expansion into Mumbai and the US, with February and March sessions, respectively. From 23-25 February, ADE will descend onto the Indian capital where it will host interactive Q&As with top artists, exclusive industry discussions, networking and speed dating sessions, strategy meetings, master classes and much more. March sees ADE touch down at the SXSW Music, Tech & Film Conference in the great American city of ... Read more

Daredevil Fan Gets Guestlist For Life With Undercover Eats Everything Video

Quite the con artist, “Zac” managed to sneak his way into Eats Everything recent Weston Super Mare, Chip Shop rave by tricking the staff. Documenting the entire process, Zac pretends to film the entire event as press and all with a keen eye for behind the camera to boot. The effort impressed Eats Everything so much that the DJ offered him free club guest list for life. Watch the entire video below.

Documentary on UK’s Ambient House Pioneers The Orb To Premiere in London

1988 in London was very different from the Socialist Republic of Lithuania, where I saw the daylight that same year. However, everywhere in the world freedom was heavily breaking into the skulls of young people. And just as induced by the music of Pink Floyd, youth to the east of the Iron Curtain was fighting communist oppression with Rock music, youth to the West was breaking boundaries along all forms of art, fashion, self expression and especially music. 1988 in London was also the year electronic music saw the birth of ambient house music pioneers The Orb (highly inspired by Pink Floyd too). Lunar Orbit is a documentary that gives a rear view to the origins, digs into the story behind the ... Read more

Paradise Garage To Be Honored In New Film

A movie about seminal New York City club and Larry Levan is now in production. The film will be Written and Directed by Jonathan Ullman (Trouble in the Heights) and is simply called Paradise Garage. Previously, Ullman directed a 15 minute short film on the space, which you can see below. In the film, the part of Levan will be played by British actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, while staff member Joey Lanos (also a consultant on the film) will be played by Rayniel Rufino. Of the project, Ullman states: “The stories of The Garage speak volumes about the human spirit…how people ... Read more

Henry Saiz Launches World-Traveling Audio Visual Project

Essentially an audio visual album, Henry Saiz has turned to Kickstarter to help fund the ambitious new project. The album is meant to be written in various exotic locales across the globe, drawing inspiration while also providing the visual elements of the film component. Some of the locations Saiz looks to travel to are Joshua Tree, Tokyo, and the Canary Islands. As Saiz describes the visual component, “[the film] is not simply a making-of, but a visual journey including music videos that will help listeners delve deeper into the meaning of the album,” and will be a combination of documentary ... Read more

Interview: Marc Houle

While the global EDM scene still debates the merits of “pressing play,” techno veteran Marc Houle has been wowing audiences for over a decade with a live performance that is constantly evolving night after night, in city after city, at clubs and festivals worldwide. Raised adjacent to Detroit in Windsor, Ontario, in the same fertile music community that spawned his former label boss and mentor Richie Hawtin, Houle’s obsession with electronic sounds goes back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage synthesizers. And while too many electronic artists use their machines as merely tools of convenience, Houle regards ... Read more

Laurent Garnier To Co-Write Film Version Of ‘Electroshoc’

Coming off the somewhat distressing news of big studio Warner Brothers announcement of Zac Efron led EDM film, We Are Your Friends, news of a feature film based on DJ, producer and label owner Laurent Garnier’s 2003 ELECTROCHOC book has emerged to instil some order in the dance music underground. “As a DJ and someone who loves to dance, I have experienced moments of pure joy when I felt that I’d be happy to die there, in that moment.” Details are currently scarce, except that the film is to be co-written by Garnier and filming is set for late 2015. Additionally, ELECTROCHOC, the book, will soon be ... Read more

Oscars Special: Electronic Music In Cinema

In the wake of the annual gathering of Hollywood royalty known as the Academy Awards, we thought it would be fun to have a little Oscars special to look at a handful of films who have utilized electronic music as a prominent element in either setting, soundtrack or scene. In bypassing some of the usual electronic-centric fare like Groove, It’s All Gone Pete Tong and Berlin Calling; we instead look at selections from narrative and documentary that embody the sensory onslaught that is the scene we hold dear. With the highly anticipated release of Mia Hansen-Love’s Eden [https://www.facebook.com/eden.lefilm], hopefully later ... Read more