Category “Music”

Nina Simone: The Legend

This film captures an up-close and personal portrait of the famous singer Nina Simone through interviews and footage with friends, family and Simone herself. The film follows Simone on a journey back to her childhood home and opens discussions regarding her activity during the civil rights movement where Simone voices her opinions which were most certainly controversial ones given the...

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These Things Take Time: The Story Of The Smiths

This feature documentary is all about the band known as "The Smiths", using previously unseen footage of their performances and behind the scenes goings on their tale is told along with interviews from Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke, Sandie Shaw, John Peel, Stephen Street, plus...

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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 good-times-all-the-time stance of England's new lad culture. Their proud, all-girl...

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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 DJing. Shot continuously over 12 months, the film follows Carl around the world,...

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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 going to make it they would need some sort of new identity. This is when Silibil n'...

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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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