15 dance music films you should probably watch - - Mixmag

15 dance music films you should probably watch

If you get bored this weekend...

  • Rebecca Frankland and Mixmag Staff
  • 22 May 2015
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7 The Way Of The Crowd

In perhaps the most extensive exploration of Northern Soul, this documentary gathers insights from some crucial figures including Geno Washington and Bill Brewster - the author of 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life'. The Way of The Crowd shines a light on the influences that helped shape one of the purest music scenes to date. Covering everything from the innovative dancing techniques, the fashion and the music that became fondly associated with the North of England in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

8 Kevin And Perry Go Large

This classic British comedy is about two teenage friends called Kevin and Perry who go to Ibiza to lose their virginities. Hilarity ensues throughout thanks to their social incompetence and raging sex drives, which render them useless at life in general. They bumble around rather endearingly, getting into all sorts of bother before finally getting some nookie on the White Isle. Everyone in the UK and their parents and their grandparents has seen this one, which was released in 2000 and stars Kathy Burke and Harry Enfield at the height of their comedy powers. It was also a time when superstar DJing had reached its first mammoth peak and dance music had fully infiltrated pop culture, so it's kind of generation defining but, sadly, far too cringey to watch these days. Give it a go if for some reason you've never seen it.

9 From Jack To Juke: 25 Years Of Ghetto House

If you have a passing interest in ghetto house or a fully fledged obsession with it, then this is the film for you. It'll fascinate newbies and comes packed with enough detail to keep the heads happy. Taking in the history of Chicago's ghetto house, this documentary looks in to how it was created, how it evolved (ie. sped up!) and what it means to the generations of dancers that embraced it and used it as an escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

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