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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Nas’ “Time Is Illmatic” Documentary Trailer

Check out a trailer promoting Nas’ “Illmatic” documentary. via Vevo: “Nas has big plans for the 20th anniversary of his classic album Illmatic. In addition to issuing a re-release of the album as Illmatic XX with plenty of bonus cuts, he’s completed a documentary which shows his creative process. The …

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Music Documentaries

The Kate Bush Story (BBC Documentary)

via BBC Four: “This documentary explores Kate Bush’s career and music, from January 1978’s Wuthering Heights to her 2011 album 50 Words for Snow, through the testimony of some of her key collaborators and those she has inspired. Contributors include the guitarist who discovered her (Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour), the …

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Music Documentaries
House / Techno

Hip-House Documentary (1989)

Hip House Documentary featuring Fast Eddie, Tyree Cooper and Rocky Jones of DJ International Records in The Underground Studios. Includes appearances and interviews by Bill Coleman, KC Flight, Precious, Sundance and other artists. Props to our good friend Poirier for sending it our way.

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Future Sound of Mzansi – Documentary Trailer
Music Documentaries
Worldwide Sounds

Future Sound of Mzansi – Documentary Trailer

via Future Sounds of Mzansi: “Future Sounds of Mzansi is a documentary which aims to explore, express, and interrogate South Africa’s cultural landscape, 20 years into it’s democracy,. A chief vehicle of this exploration is electronic music, a staple of South African popular culture. The film explores the past, present …

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Music Documentaries
Jazz Soul

“Lookin 4 Galt” Documentary (2012)

You might not have heard of Canadian composer Galt MacDermot but you’ll almost certainly recognise his music. Creator of the most popular musical of all time, Hair, Galt also turned his hand to some of the most famous samples in history – without wanting to give too much away, Busta, Doom …

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Footwork
Music Documentaries

“From Jack to Juke: 25 Years of Ghetto House” Documentary (Sonali Aggarwal, 2012)

“Currently all the rage with hipsters worldwide, Chicago Juke music has roots that run deep. This documentary chronicles the birth and evolution of a genre over 25 years.”

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Music Documentaries
Soul

Northern Soul: the beginning of club culture

About a month ago I was visiting New York City for a mini-vacation to catch up with some friends, do some record digging and play some gigs. My first night in Brooklyn I was kicking it with my man, DJ Concerned, who informed me that my last full day in …

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Music Documentaries
Soul

D’Angelo (2014 RBMA Lecture)

via RBMA: “D’Angelo opens up about his career in a rare extensive interview as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York.”

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Music Documentaries

SNL with a Parody of the EDM World

The folks at SNL deliver a great parody of the EDM DJ’s and crowd. Yes we’ve all seen the real videos of these multi-millionaire DJ’s who don’t actually do anything. But what I like from SNL’s videos is that it also makes fun of the audience who are actually excited …

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