Category “Music”

The Joy of Mozart

Mozart, other worldly genius, childlike naif, divine gift from god, serene marble bust of transcendent perfection all of it is the stuff of myth and legend and in this film, Tom Service dives right into the life of Mozart in an attempt to try and rediscover the greatness and humanity of the living man in his moment. Mozart was a human being just like you and me except he could express the pain and pleasure, the joy and darkness of being human more completely and more humanly than any other composer. His music isn't merely perfect or beautiful, or genius, it's visceral,...

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Kraftwerk: Pop Art

In the late 60's and early 70's when Kraftwerk were striving to find a new artistic voice in the pop culture vacuum of post war Germany, few would have predicted that these reclusive Rhineland experimentalists would become one of the most influential pop groups of all time but that is exactly what happened. Painting on a refreshingly blank canvas they created emotional electronic music that fused commercial pop with the avant-garde, an industrial folk music with global appeal, that predicted what music would sound like and the world would look like in the digital age. Kraftwerk's influence...

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David Bowie And The Story Of Ziggy Stardust

40 years ago in millions of living rooms located across the United Kingdom a strange being, not of this world was beamed onto television screens, with bright red hair and a multicoloured spacesuit, his unearthly appearance shocked the nation but for many teenagers who experienced this televisual visitation it would change their lives forever. This strange being was with us for only a year but his impact would be felt for generations to come, music on planet Earth would never be the same again. This is the story of Ziggy...

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Nicki Minaj: My Time Again

This 40 minute MTV special is all about Nicki Minaj, and gives you an insight into her everyday life, from the effort that goes into filming her music videos and preforming live, to the rehearsals in preparation for preforming at the VMA's. The film also follows Nicki as she visits her hometown, Southside Jamaica, Queens and recounts memories of what it was like to grow up in a one-room basement apartment with her family, including the pain still felt from her father burning down the family...

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Diplo: F10RIDA

The artist known as Diplo who is at this stage very well known for his club hits and experimental sound, has released this documentary which coincided with the release of his latest album "F10RIDA". If you don't already know of Diplo one such example of his work is the track he produced for M.I.A, "Paper Planes" back in 2008 which got to number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. F10RIDA itself is more like a homage to his breakout album "Florida" which was originally released in 2004. In this film however we learn a bit about the artist and the influences that helped shape his...

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A Night At The Garden

New York City is the epicenter of the Hip-Hop world, before Hip-Hip became big business it was a uniting force, at it's inception Hip-Hip was not all about making a profit or getting your product sold but more about expression and a way of life which empowered those who embraced it. Hip-Hip originated in the Bronx in the 1970's, giving birth to it's golden era, the "Boom Bap" but this documentary by self taught filmmaker Connie Chavez sets about discovering what Hip-Hop has evolved into, question the politics involved and the industries methods of enslaving artists. Chavez meets...

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Demonstration: How You Do A Tour

Vice's music channel Noisey teamed up with UK rapper Tinie Tempah in order to bring you a unique documentary that goes behind the scenes of Tinie Tempah's life on the road whilst touring his album. The tour was planned in late 2013 and set about visiting cities such as Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, to name only a few, it also included support from Krept and Konan with special guests DJ Fresh, Wiz Kid and Meridian...

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The Pink Floyd Story: Which One’s Pink?

In 2005 for the first time in 25 years the members of Pink Floyd got back together to play a live show for Live Aid, for a precious 20 minutes they were once again the legendary Pink Floyd, a band that has spanned 40 years pioneering everything from underground rock to the stadium extravaganza, a band that has survived tragedy and shunned celebrity and wrestled publicly with both it's success and it's audience. There have been five members of the band three of which have lead the band in different decades and that's why the question still remains, which one is pink?  This BBC film...

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“Forget Not” The Chariot

The Chariot was an American mathcore band from Douglasville, Georgia. They started out in 2003 and only recently finished up in 2013. This film by Derek Scearcé of the YouTube channel imagerystorm is about The Chariots last tour around...

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