The history of dance music’s various sub-genres are as interesting as they are unknown. While the “EDM Boom” hit North America several years ago, many of the genres that helped push dance music into the mainstream have been making waves in other parts of the world for much, much longer. That’s why when a documentary like ‘Drum & Bass: The Movement‘ gets announced, it has our attention.
Presented by the crew over at Drum&Bass Arena, ‘Drum & Bass: The Movement’ goes deep on the rise and spread of DnB culture from 1996-2016. It covers not only the history of the genre, but the way the genre has become an integral part to modern day pop culture. From mainstream music to video games and more, DnB is everywhere. That hasn’t always been the case.
The film is directed by Bailey Hyatt, written by Dave Jenkins, and produced by Craig Haynes. The team has been working on the project for five years, which features an all-star cast of DnB legends. With the likes of Andy C, Friction, El Hornet, Roni Size, Chase & Status, and more sharing their thoughts and feelings on the rise of drum and bass, it’s clear the film is on the right path.
‘Drum & Bass: The Movement’ premieres on YouTube on Monday, May 25 at 12 p.m. PT. You can check out the trailer below, and get down to some DnB mixes, in the meantime.
We’ve been treated to a handful of incredible music documentaries lately. The 20-year Coachella retrospective was a treat, as was ‘Enormous: The Gorge Story‘, which detailed the history of our region’s greatest music venue.
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