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New documentary explores the early days of drum 'n' bass

The Rest Is History is available to stream now

  • Becky Buckle
  • 19 August 2022
New documentary explores the early days of drum 'n' bass

A new documentary exploring the early days of drum 'n' bass is out now on streaming, as well as touring UK cinemas this month.

Titled The Rest Is History, the documentary takes a look back at illegal raves with the likes of Optical and Ed Rush to the development of genre alongside jungle.

Interviews within the 1 hour 50 minute film include pioneers of scene with, Jumpin’ Jack Frost, Ray Keith, Dillinja, Ragga Twins, Micky Finn, Paul Ibiza, G.Q. and plenty more speaking about their role within the drum 'n' bass world.

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The film was directed by Peter Costigan who has been a drum 'n' bass and jungle DJ since university

In 2015, Costigan decided to make this feature length documentary about the genre and spent three years compiling interviews and editing as well as spending long hours travelling around the UK gathering archive footage and photographs.

Showings of The Rest Is History, are running in London, Brighton, Nottingham and Dublin this month, find screening details here.

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You can rent the film today for £7.00 here.

Watch the trailer below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

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