“COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS” a PBS Documentary

“COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS” a PBS Documentary

Copyright Criminals explores the impact of sample based music on the mainstream and gives some history to how and when sampling became both wildly popular and a bluntly illegal.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
“SCRATCH” Documentary by Doug Pray

“SCRATCH” Documentary by Doug Pray

Scratch is a documentary film, directed and edited by Doug Pray. The film explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJ’s began extending breaks on their party records (which helped i...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
“The Last Shop Standing” – The Rise, Fall And Rebirth Of The Independent Record Shop

“The Last Shop Standing” – The Rise, Fall And Rebirth Of The Independent Record Shop

I really can’t say how much independent / local record stores have meant to me and my musical “upbringing”. I do consider myself very lucky to be part of the last generation that grew up with these record stor...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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1994 Hip-Hop Documentary in New York (Canal +, French TV)

Talk about a moment frozen in time: a long lost 1994 french report (originally shown on Canal +) about Hip Hop culture in New York City. Featuring Wu Tang Clan, Chuck D (Public Enemy), Guru, Supernatural, Lasts Poets, Afrika Ba...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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“The Joy Of Disco” (a BBC Documentary)

Ever wonder where the idea of beatmatching and mixing songs together first came from? How about ye ol’ birth of the 12” record? Any takes on what started same sex liberation on the dance floor? Last night I watched BBC’s ...
by Doc'trin

 
 
Stevie Wonder “Hotter than July”

Stevie Wonder “Hotter than July” (1980 Documentary)

This rare documentary was broadcasted for the first time in 1981 by the BBC. It covers the 1980/1981 USA tour by Stevie Wonder looking into musical genius, insight and his preparation for a concert, and his appearance at a Wash...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
“I Need That Record: The Death (or Possible Survival) of The Independent Record Store”

“I Need That Record: The Death (or Possible Survival) of The Independent Record Store”

I rented this pretty amazing movie last night (well for a music nerd) without too many expectations. I was running out of options on Netflix and it seemed like a good one, actually I was convinced to watch it! I won’t go ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

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

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

Currently all the rage with hipsters worldwide, Chicago Juke music has roots that run deep. The film chronicles the birth and evolution of a genre over 25 years. A fascinating watch!
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Dudley Perkins “Interplanetary Peace Talks 2012 A.U.” (Documentary)

Dudley Perkins “Interplanetary Peace Talks 2012 A.U.” (Documentary)

I like watching documentaries, especially about music. And last night, I watched the wonderful documentary about Declaime aka Dudley Perkins. I learnt a lot about the life of this artist and his vision. The duo of filmmakers A....
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Timbaland – True Hollywood Story (Documentary)

Timbaland – True Hollywood Story (Documentary)

For some reason Timbaland doesn’t get as much respect as he should from all the hip-hop and R&B heads. When you ask anyone about him they’ll agree that he’s one of the best and most original producers but...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Brasil Brasil! “Part 1: From Samba to Bossa” (BBC Documentary)

“Brasil Brasil!” – From Samba to Bossa (BBC Documentary)

BRASIL BRASIL A three-part series from BBC The series offers a detailed account of the years in which Brazilian music has evolved and constantly changed, while capturing the global imagination. Filmed at Brazil’s massive ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Sun Ra “Brother From Another Planet” : a BBC Documentary

Sun Ra “Brother From Another Planet” : a BBC Documentary

Sun Ra was born on the planet Saturn some time ago. The best accounts agree that he emerged on Earth as Herman Blount, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1914, although Sun Ra himself always denied that Blount was his surname. He r...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)