Category “Music”

Seeking Elvis

American humorist Dave Barry said it best: "Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis". In many ways in both culture and the law, Elvis Presley never really died. Today, after more than 35 years since Elvis Presley's death in 1977, the "King of Rock and Roll" lives on to profit, both for the owners of "Dead Elvis", Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), but also for others who seek to live off the many products and derivatives of this dead entertainment icon. Shot mostly at Elvis' former Chino Canyon home in Palm Springs, California, "Seeking Elvis" explores how Elvis, in many ways, is...

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Donk

Donk is simultaneously the most terrifying and hilarious dance music genre to ever come out of the UK. It's like lowest common denominator happy hardcore overlaid with manic, unintelligible MCing and the "donk" sound itself – a noise that might be used to successfully drum a forced murder confession out of an innocent man. But the raves – attended by 14 year olds and people who think you're a pussy if you only do 8 pills in a night – provide a much needed respite from the terminal decline of industry, unemployment, drug addiction and general depressing awfulness that dominates the area...

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Everything is a Remix

Everything is a Remix is produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker. Ferguson examines modern attitudes toward intellectual property and how these attitudes rather counterintuitively stifle creativity rather than fostering it. He illustrates the interconnectedness of our creations and how current laws and norms miss this essential truth. “The hard truth is that most creations are worthless immediately. Most books, films, albums, computer applications, or whatever else are met with not just indifference but disuse. They basically aren’t read, aren’t viewed, aren’t...

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Meet France’s Toughest Rappers

Cleo Le-Tan heads to the suburban ghetto (banlieue) outside of Paris to smoke some weed with French rapper, Byron, who's starred in videos by Romain Gavras. She then visits the rap group La Comera in their neighborhood and learns to drive, sort of. Cleo meets some of France's toughest gangster rappers, Morsay and Al K-Pote, then spends a night at the opera with mainstream rapper Mokobe Cleo films a music video in a project basement filled with garbage and dead animals, and then takes her new friends to her own hangout Le Baron -- an ex-brothel and the hottest club in...

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Dubfiles

First dubstep documentry which takes a look inside the world of dubstep’s most prolific DJ’s, MC’s, and producers. Come with us as we show you some detailed and personal interviews with the scenes top players. Finding out their likes, dislikes, roots, influences and production...

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N.W.A. The World’s Most Dangerous Group

WA: The World's Most Dangerous Group tells the story of a group of childhood friends from Compton who channeled the rage of the streets through the prism of rap music and pop culture. Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice-Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella gave a powerful voice to the late-80's Compton ghetto that was on the verge of exploding, and in the process scared the hell out of White America. We also show you new interviews with Ice Cube, DJ Yella, Eazy-E's widow Tamika Wright, former manager Jerry Heller, Ice-T, and director John Singleton. Supplemented by rarely-seen footage and interviews of the group's...

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Slices Special Issue

The film draws from the important stages and events in Richie Hawtin’s personal and artistic life, revealing the journey of an introverted and transplanted computerminded teen that develops by way of Detroit’s radio and records fueled by pure driven passion into a successful techno-entrepreneur and global DJ...

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Wasted: Armed With A Voice

15 years of do-it-yourself punk rock and still on the map! Wasted have had their share of ups and downs during the course of countless tours and releases on labels such as Combat Rock Industry, Twisted Chords and Boss Tuneage, but they are still around and sharper than ever with their upcoming 4th album called "Outsider By Choice". The title couldn't be more appropiate. In 2011, Wasted are where they want to be, cranking out the old classics as well the their brand new, short fast and loud...

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Pump Up the Volume

Documentary on the history of house music, from its early days as NY disco to the massive European and International scene it has become, via the major people and clubs who pushed it...

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