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Documentary: “Lookin 4 Galt” (produced by Gasface)

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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Between The Beats: Motor City Drum Ensemble

As Resident Advisor follows Motor City Drum Ensemble over a few days, we witness an introspective and personal view of his time on the road. Once one of the busiest DJ, Danilo Plessow then suddenly vanished from the circuit. In this short documentary of his slow comeback as a travelling …

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Beats

Film: “All Ears – A Glimpse into the Los Angeles Beat Community”

The amount of experimental hip hop coming out of Los Angeles over the last ten years is matched only by the number of genre names attached to it. Cue many an infuriating conversation about Flying Lotus’s evolving sound, just how much swing is appropriate and what on earth to call …

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Beats Soul

Video Dig: Lapalux “Without You”

I’m pretty psyched about this video dig because I actually discovered it through one of our readers. I love when that happens cause people have a tendency of thinking that just cause we write about music that we’re music experts who literally live with our heads in crates when in …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

“The Godfather of Disco” Documentary on Mel Cheren & West-End Records

This documentary is more than just about the life of Mel Cheren, it’s a a great time capsule for what was a great era in New York City club culture; the burgeoning disco sound, unified dance floors consisting of every race and sex and a record label that wasn’t afraid …

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Jazz

Thelonious Monk “Straight No Chaser” (Live in London 1965)

Thelonious Monk Quartet performing Straight No Chaser in televised performance at the Marquee Club, London, 1965. Personnel: Charlie Rouse (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Larry Gales (b), Ben Riley (d)

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Jazz Amnesty Sound System (PEEPS Mini-Documentary)

As part of the PEEPS Series here is a Mini Doc on two Montreal DJs who although they are recognized as some of the most eclectic out there decided to form a duo / side project focusing only on their love of JAZZ music. Jazz Amnesty Sound System was formed by …

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Hip-Hop

NTSC “Rappin’ To The Beat” (Video Mixtape Volume 1)

I always love old school hiphop mixtapes, but this is a next level video mixtape that takes us through the iconic songs of hip-hop’s inception. So many classic beats, dope rhymes, funkyfresh styles and vocal samplespotting (huh? What!) woven together seemlessly by slick editing. Here’s a little story of hiphop …

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The Strange Story of Joe Meek (1991)

In an effort to escape spoiling an amazing documentary on such a legendary producer/composer I encourage you to skip past these words, click the link and get right into it. If the first 30 seconds doesn’t grab your attention enough to keep watching then you’re welcome to come back here …

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