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Beats

MIMS Talks with: GUS SUTHERLAND

We’ve been following filmmaker Gus Sutherland’s exploits for a while now. Earlier this year, we dropped the trailer to All Ears, his documentary on the L.A. beat scene. The All Ears UK premier took place yesterday, so I took the chance to catch up with Gus on All Ears and …

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Beats Hip-Hop

“The Unseen” Documentary on Detroit Hip-Hop Producers

I’m stood in the middle of some sweatbox club on the Brighton seafront. On stage, three of Detroit’s finest are putting the finishing bars to Game Over by Dabrye. At the end of the track, DJ Dez cuts the music and Phat Kat steps past Elzhi to the front of …

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Documentary: “NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell”

It’s a rainy Sunday night here in Montreal, which basically provides the perfect scenario for settling down (after what was most-likely a weekend of hard partying) and watching a great doc. Whatever the weather, NY77 – The Coolest Year In Hell is an extremely captivating account of one of the …

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“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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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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Johannesburg : Real Scenes (a Resident Advisor movie)

RA tells the remarkable story of the South African city’s thriving house scene. South Africans are the biggest consumers of house music in the world, and Johannesburg is the beating heart of their scene. If you’re looking for proof, there is no need to visit a nightclub. In turning on …

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Reggae

“Studio One Story” – Documentary by Soul Jazz Records (2001)

via SoulJazzRecords: Studio One Story is a documentary this is both a staggering slice of musical history and a definitive guide to Studio One, Jamaica’s greatest ever record company, and its legendary founder, Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd. ‘Studio One Story’ was filmed in 2002, two years before the death of the …

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“Downloaded: The Digital Revolution” Documentary Trailer
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“Downloaded: The Digital Revolution” Documentary Trailer

Words from: Animal New York Thirteen years ago today, Shawn Fanning and Shawn Parker singlehandedly changed the future of the music industry when they released pioneering file-sharing service Napster. Not many average college aged kids manage to simultaneously piss of Dr. Dre, Lars Ulrich and the entire RIAA, but neither …

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“The View From The Other Side” J-Dilla – A European Remembrance
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Beats Hip-Hop

“The View From The Other Side” J-Dilla – A European Remembrance

JDilla‘s influence on modern hiphop is undeniable and his legacy will go on for decades to come. However, it seems that the genius producer was heralded mostly after his passing. This is the subject of a new documentary coming out in Feb that offers a european perspective on JayDee’s music. …

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“80 Blocks From Tiffanys” Documentary by Gary Weis
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“80 Blocks From Tiffanys” Documentary by Gary Weis (1979)

80 Blocks From Tiffany’s by Director Gary Weis and Writer John Bradshaw from the movie of the same name for the production company Above Average Productions Inc. from 1979.

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“Rhyme & Reason” (1997) by Peter Spirer

“Peter Spirer was behind many of the notable hip-hop documentaries, but none are as ambitious (or as successful) as Rhyme & Reason. It’s not even that Spirer interviewed over 80 major artists for the film—it’s the subject matter he includes that other documentaries fail to acknowledge.” Definitely one of the …

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Count Bass D “Full Count” Documentary
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Hip-Hop

Count Bass D “Full Count” Documentary

Count Bass D has been the quintessential underground hip-hop musician for the past twenty years. This film seeks to explore the work, inspiration and motivation of an artist who has gained international attention and acclaim, struggled through setbacks and false starts, and who, over the years, has inspired an entire …

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