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Spice Girls: Giving You Everything
Spice Girls were the first major British pop music phenomenon of the mid-'90s to not have a debt to independent pop/rock. Instead, the all-female quintet derived from the dance-pop tradition that made Take That the most popular British group of the early '90s, but there was one crucial difference. Spice Girls used dance-pop as a musical base, but they infused the music with a fiercely independent, feminist stance that was equal parts Madonna, post-riot girl alternative rock feminism, and a co-opting of the...
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Carl Cox 24/7
Carl Cox is synonymous with dance music. Considered by fans, peers and colleagues as one the world's best DJs, Carl has become a living legend in the music business. His career has already spanned over 25 years, from the early days of rave to his continued success as a globetrotting superstar DJ. This is your chance to see an exclusive documentary covering the everyday life of one of the world's most loved and revered DJs. Never before has anyone been granted this kind of access into Carl's life outside of...
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Discovering: Blur
Blur an English rock group was formed in the late 1980's when all four members where attending London's Goldsmiths College, however lead singer Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon had known each other from childhood. This is the story of how these four people grew together to become one of Britain's most successful rock groups of that...
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The Great Hip-Hop Hoax
This is the story of a so called Californian hip-hop duo known as Silibil n' Brains little did the the fans know that this group where actually from Scotland and were faking an american identity to get noticed. At the beginning of the new millennium Silibil n' Brains or Billy Boyd and Gavin Bain respectively, were making music together in Scotland but after being branded as "The Rapping Proclaimers" they lost heart and figured that Scottish Hip-Hop was just not being taken seriously and if they where ever...
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Dave Brubeck In His Own Sweet Way
A glimpse at the life of Dave Brubeck, a famous jazz musician, composer and performer from California. His story is told trough a number of interviews, old footage and commentary by family and fellow...
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1959 The Year that Changed Jazz
In 1959 four major jazz albums were made that changed music forever these where Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck - Time Out, Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um and Ornette Comeman's album entitled The Shape of Jazz to Come. It was in 1959 that saw musicians starting to experiment with new sounds and breaking away from bebop. America was also seeing a major political upheaval with regards to civil rights. This BBC documentary shines light on some key aspects of the Jazz scene and the social context of that...
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Chiraq
This is an eight part documentary by Vice's music devision, Noisey. They venture to Englewood which is one of the sketchiest areas in Chicago city and hook up with Chief Keef, a famous rapper in the Hip-Hop, drill...
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The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope For Chicago
World Star Hip-Hip have created this 40 minute film, documenting the Chicago Hip-Hop scene and the violence that is being associated with the...
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40 Years of Hip-Hop
KRS-One takes us on a journey through the history of Hip-Hop, letting us in on his interpretation of the art and the meaning behind it. This documentary however is more of a speech given by KRS-One edited together with clips from his Hip-Hop career. This speech was held throughout Hip-Hop appreciation week in...