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Documentaries

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What We’re Watching: Keith Haring’s The Message

Everything you wanted to know about the brilliant New York street artist Keith Haring from a gorgeous and rare documentary, Keith Haring: The Message.
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Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy and How House Music Movies Are Made

Everyone will be Unsung. Including you.
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Tear The MF’ing Roof Off!

New documentary on the wild and dangerous times of Parliament Funkadelic Tear The Roof Off debuts in Chicago.
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A Brief History of the Minimoog, Part Two

Mini-documentary captures the iconic modular synth whose distinctive sound was heard on Kraftwerk's Autobahn, Thriller and Dr. Dre's The Chronic.
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A Brief History of the Minimoog, Part One

Watch part one of A Brief History of the Minimoog is right here.

Coming Soon: Bob Moog Documentary Electronic Voyager

Here's a nice success story to start your day. Electronic Voyager, a documentary dedicated to the life of synthesizer and electronic music pioneer Bob Moog, has exited its kickstarter campaign fully funded with hours...
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DJs That Inspire: Edward Fields

Stories of DJs come and go, but sometimes there are those that go beyond the ordinary and need to be shared. I've known Edward Fields for a few years now. he's always been incredibly kind,...

This is the Disco Documentary We’ve Been Waiting For

For the public at large, it's all about KC. For people who really love music, it's Gino Soccio, it's T-Connection, it's Boris Midney and Queen Samantha and more. Behind these artists was TK Disco, and...
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808 The Documentary Makes its Chicago Premiere April 17

Fresh off a debut at SXSW, the documentary on dance music's quintessential machine is set to debut in Chicago this April 17. 808 The Documentary, the film about the ubiquitous drum machine that powered House...
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Rewind 4Ever: The History of UK Garage Documentary

You may have seen the extremely enticing trailer of the UK Garage documentary Rewind 4Ever floating around on people's social media walls at some point last year. Clips of producers, DJs and MCs such...
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The Devil’s Music: Who Is William Onyeabor?

World Psychedelic Classics Vol 5:Who Is William Onyeabor? Luaka Bop In the six months since Luaka Bop's reissue album Who Is William Onyeabor? was released, the obscure, reclusive Nigerian funk and disco musician has been acclaimed...

Watch the Trailer for Wax Trax! The Documentary

http://vimeo.com/71354035   A new documentary from Chicago outfit Regressive Films will trace the history of the seminal Chicago record store, record label and aesthetic terrorist outfit Wax Trax!, the trailer of which was just posted up. I've...
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Unconscious Therapy, New House Music Documentary, Debuts in Chicago (Video)

Centuries (okay, a few years) ago, Steven Harnell began recording footage for something tentatively given the very tentative title of An Untitled Documentary About House Music. A few people asked me about it, but...

New Documentary Trailer: Back In The House

A long trailer from a new documentary has surfaced on youtube, featuring classic scenes of New York City nightlife circa the mid 1990s, including Body and Soul, the Tunnel and more

Skip & Silk’s Chicago House Music Documentary

ANY TRUE HOUSE FAN knows that there have been a few DVDs floating around as of late that chronicle the early days of House music in Chicago. Well, get ready for one more. About...

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