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Manchester's musical past, present and future is explored in a new film

'Manchester Keeps on Dancing' premieres next month

  • Alex Green
  • 8 October 2017
Manchester's musical past, present and future is explored in a new film

A new documentary will explore Manchester's rich musical heritage, from the acid house explosion to its current scene. Manchester Keeps On Dancing will premiere at the Doc & Roll Film festival in Dalston, London, on November 4.

The documentary, directed by Madrid filmmaker Javi Senz, features never before seen archive footage from The Haçienda filmed by owner Anthony Wilson himself. It also features new interviews with Seth Troxler, Carl Craig, Heidi, Laurent Garnier, Greg Wilson, Andrew Weatherall and Mike Pickering.

Manchester Keeps On Dancing traces the city's rich musical lineage from the moment house music and acid house arrived in the city in the 1980s to today’s thriving scene, stopping off at the The Haçienda and the Warehouse Project on the way.

Krysko, Warehouse Project’s resident and an advisor for the film, said: “I have always been fascinated with the history of the culture I love so much, and especially how the span of different generations link into each other to keep moving it forward, and this film manages to join a lot of dots in a very special way."

Manchester Keeps on Dancing will premiere on November 4 at Rio Cinema in Dalston, London. The event will feature a Q&A with a selection of film contributors. Buy tickets here.

Alex Green is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

[Photo credit: Patrick Harrison]

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