Video: ‘Downloaded’ (Napster Documentary) Trailer

 

Remember that captivating film released a while back called The Social Network? You know, the one about Facebook. The one where Justin Timberlake (our boy is on a roll here with the last post) played a rather debonaire Shawn Fanning, the founder of Napster. After witnessing the alarming charisma of this Shawn Fanning character, weren’t you like, “Damn. I wish they could make a movie like this about Napster, too.” Well! Your wish has been answered. Sorta.

While not a reality based film with professional actors, this upcoming Napster documentary entitled Downloaded appears just as enticing with real world accounts from Shawn Fanning himself, musicians, and other industry insiders. Music lovers will get to see just exactly how this platform revolutionized music and placed a lasting mark on society and politics forever.

Look for it to drop on VH1 (hopefully) soon. Air date is still TBA.

High fives to the lovely folks at Okayplayer for sharing.

Video: Idris Elba – “How Clubbing Changed the World” (Full Documentary)

 

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“DJ, actor, and life long raver” Idris Elba narrates a documentary he executive produced and recently released called How Clubbing Changed the World. The documentary tracks the story of how British youth utilized American music of the 80s and 90s to pioneer what we know as nightclub culture today.

The project uses clips, interviews, and Idris’ narration to convey not only the formation of nightlife culture but also how it revolutionized mass culture on various fronts:

“This is an international story, going beyond the music to look at clubbing’s influence on everything from real estate to drug use, fashion, politics and the drinks industry.”

Pretty interesting stuff! And not mad at the eye candy, either. Watch the entire documentary above.

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Jazzanova To Release Documentary + Funding Drive

 

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German filmmakers freier.eckert are producing a film about the epic musical massive that is Jazzanova. Having completed three years of shooting, the duo are readying the film for Berlinale (German Filmfestival) and worldwide release (circa 2013/2014). Watch a trailer for the film above!

To complete the film, they are about to embark on the creation of an original soundtrack featuring exclusive Jazzanova material. Pretty fancy, indeed!

Please consider supporting these folks financially to help complete the project!

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Video: David Guetta ‘Nothing But The Beat’ Trailer

 

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David Guetta may be seen as a mainstream pop artist, but the superstar DJ actually started as a pioneer of underground house music in France. We just got a link to an interesting trailer to the soon to be released documentary about his life and rise entitled, Nothing But The Beat. It just goes to show where things can go, and love him or hate him, Guetta has certainly opened some doors for the music we love. We are also glad to see David Morales give some insight.

The movie will be released alongside David Guetta’s forthcoming album, also titled Nothing But The Beat, at launch parties worldwide. Below are the dates – stay tuned for more details!

Worldwide Launch Events
Aug 24 – Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug 25 – Madrid, Spain
Aug 25 – Cologne, Germany
Aug 26 – Brussels, Belgium
Aug 29 – Paris, France
Aug 30 – Los Angeles, California
Sep 3 – New York, NY

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Video: ‘Who is Roy Ayers?’ Trailer

 

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Roy Ayers is a truly prolific musician. His reach as an artist has been expansive and profound, from his timeless original pieces to the mass influence his music has had over hip hop and modern soul music. The Roy Ayers Project aims to tell the story of this incredible talent through documentary, performance, music, and interviews. Peep the trailer that dropped recently featuring Rich Medina, Questlove, DJ Premier, Ski Beatz, Andre Torres, Houseshoes, and Ndugu Chancler.

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