You Tube: Club Culture (1988)

December 19, 2009

Got to say thanks to our Swedish cousins at Mind On The Run (more from them soon) for finding this classic documentary on the clubbing scene shown on Channel 4 in the UK in 1988.

On a New York hip-hop tip, we get interviews with the Jungle Brothers, Mantronix, Biz Markie, Red Alert & Q Tip, Stetsasonic, Richie Rich, Keith LeBlanc and a great montage to the sound of ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ in Dapper Dan’s NYC shop.

If you want to go straight for the acid house section go to 14:20 and Mike Dunn saying, ‘So let it be written, so let it be house’. From there we get interviews with Ten City, Daryl Pandy, Tyree Cooper, Robert Owens and at 23 minutes up turns Oakey with that brilliant hair cut and Lisa Loud (wrongly named ‘Nancy Noise’) discussing balearic beat. Dorrell appears and states…

Nailed. Colin Favor tells the Ibiza story, Fat Tony talks escapism and it’s all cut in with some great acid house footage. Bam-Bam, Adonis, Marshall Jefferson, Eddie Richard go on to discuss the music and they show the E’d up video for Paul Rutherford’s ‘Make It Real’. Coldcut, Jazzie B, Youth, Baby Ford and a few others bring up the rear with the London perspective.

Jamie B Rose, the director, whoever he is, deserves a pat on the back. Someone re-release this please. Top top documentary.



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