Monday, November 22, 2010
Cocentric Beats: A Film About Drum N' Bass Culture
This is one long posting, but well worth watching. Concentric Beats is a 2001 documentary film which was written and directed by Valida Carroll, focusing on the US drum'n'bass experience, concentrating mainly on three cities: Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Besides featuring club and rave footage, the narrative of the film is carried through by over 70 interviews with some of the main protagonists of the drum'n'bass scene in the US as well as abroad.
We listen as DJs, producers, club promoters, record label executives, dub-plate manufacturers, music journalists, and fans all drop knowledge on the history of the US drum'n'bass movement.
It was just made available for free viewing on Youtube. However, you have to click through 11 clips to get through the whole movie. Unfortunately as of right now the hard copy of the movie is out of print, although it can be found on various RAR and download sites through search engines.