By Claire Lobenfeld, Aug 9 2016 (Taken from factmag.com ) The downtown NYC nightlife spot to be portrayed on the silver screen. Paradise Garage will be the subject of an upcoming new movie that will highlight its contribution to New York City’s vibrant nightlife in the 70s and its bigger influence on dance music culture at large. The film was written and directed by Jonathan Ullman whose previous work includes a mini-documentary about Paradise Garage’s iconic DJ Larry Levan and block party thrown in his memory, hosted by Red Bull Music Academy in 2014. The Last Panther actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith has taken on the role of the legendary Levan, who passed away in 1992. Former club DJs and staffers have been consulted for the film, including David DePino, who is credited for the film’s story, and Joey Llanos. No word yet on who plays the club’s sole proprietor Michael Brody, but the website hints the film will also focus on him. The movie will join 54 as another period biopic about the NYC’s 1970s club scene. Hopefully GG’s Barnum Room gets the next one.
Legendary NYC nightclub Paradise Garage to be the subject of a new movie
Underground Zero takes a look back at the Florida rave scene of the mid-’90s
By Ken Taylor Original post on Beatport.com “No government. No rules. Just go out and have a good time.” That’s the opening salvo of Underground Zero, the first film we’d like to highlight in a new weekly feature called Friday Matinee, in which we’ll hip you to a classic dance-music film or documentary that you can absorb over the weekend. Featuring interviews with DJ Monk, DJ Three, promoter Uncle Ted, and tons of other scene-makers, Underground Zero is a real slice-of-life kind of documentary that takes the Tampa rave scene of the ’90s at face value—more an ethnography than a penetrating examine of causes and effects. But all the same, it’s got some awesome footage of the parties themselves and more than its fair share of funny interviews with rollin’ ravers and those credited with the community’s foundations. Enjoy!
DJ Craze on Why Miami Bass Ought to Be Celebrated #NewTimes
#NewTimes #MiamiBass #DJCraze #Gigabeat Original article posted in Miami New Times Uncle Luke called it “the best bass party” he’s ever attended. “That shit was dope,” DJ Craze told us. Our own Kat Bein called it the “party of the fucking century.” And, trust us, she’s been to a lot of parties. Red Bull’s United States of Bass, which featured a lineup full of bass gods like Uncle Luke, DJ Laz, DJ Sliink, TT the Artist, Egyptian Lover, and DJ Craze, was hyped to be the party of the year. And, in our opinion, it delivered on that hype. After it was all said and done, we caught up with Miami’s own DJ Craze to try and make sense of what just happened. “You can’t even call that motherfucker a DJ,” DJ Laz said when he was introducing Craze at the United States of Bass. “You gotta call that motherfucker an innovator.” We agree, and you can check out our interview with him above, where we discuss the importance of Miami bass.
MIAMI BASS MOVIE “The Bass That Ate Miami” Full Movie
Produced by: Alex Weir, Chris Walton, Scott Libengood, and Rick Sosa. Dreamhouse Studios and Cut It Up Def Entertainment are excited to announce the debut of their latest creation, “The Bass That Ate Miami, The Foundation”. This independent documentary is based on the evolution of music in South Florida and the untold story of the hip hop genre known as Miami Bass. South Florida artists, producers and music executives helped evolve this sound into its own unique hip hop dance genre. Miami Bass dominated the airwaves and car speakers from the mid 1980’s to the mid 1990’s. The Miami Bass sound continues to influence many of today’s hottest artists. As hip hop grew and took over different regions of the U.S.; South Florida gave birth to a new style of hip hop that most people don’t realize evolved there. The fast, bass heavy drum beats that are used in pop culture today were created on the street corners of South Florida with huge speakers and massive street parties. The documentary features segments on Kraftwerk, Electro-Funk, breakdancing, turntableism, drum machine programming (the 808 & the SP1200), the process of record making, car audio exhibitions and of course high energy dance moves. Read more…
Florida Breaks in the 1990s: Beats Get Sleazy in the Weirdo Armpit of America – VICE
#Vice #Breaks #Miami #90s Original Story featured on Vice.com By Jessica Gentile Explaining the Florida electronic music scene in the 90s isn’t easy. It has its own weird vibe that made it unique to anywhere else in America. Before Ultra Music Festival took over the world, there was a trance scene and a house scene, just like any other city – Sasha was a regular and Tiësto was around very early on. What made Florida raves different, though, was a very specific, homegrown breakbeat sound. When I tell people I like breaks, they either shudder or laugh. They just don’t understand. Florida has always had a very sleazy vibe, but only one that has spent a lot of time in America’s dongle can recognize it immediately through the music. Think strip clubs, truck stops, highways, break-dancing and the beach, all in one genre influenced by the likes of 2 Live Crew, Miami Bass and Latin Freestyle. Here’s the breakdown: DJs in the Central Florida area (Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville) had more of a trance and progressive house influence. DJs like Rick West (RIP), Huda Hudia, Sharazz and Kimball Collins were staples in the scene, and you could buy their mixtapes Read more…
Metalheadz X Audeze Present: DLR & Mako: Your Mind (Documentary)
#DLR, #Mako #Metalheadz #Audeze Metalheadz team up with high end audio equipment manufacturer Audeze to bring you a short film that details the creative processes behind DLR and Mako’s Your Mind. Filmed and Edited by Formulate Media The Your Mind EP is available to buy here: http://bit.ly/YourMindEP Interact: Metalheadz Twitter: https://twitter.com/metalheadzmusic Facebook: https://facebook.com/metalheadz.music Audeze Twitter: https://twitter.com/Audeze Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AudezeLLC DLR Twitter: https://twitter.com/dirtyleroi Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dirtyleroi Mako Twitter: https://twitter.com/MakoUtopiaMusic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mako.utopia