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  • I'm Tryna Tell Ya

    I'm Tryna Tell Ya 2014

    ★★★ Added

    'I'm Tryna Tell Ya' is a documentary of Chicago's Teklife Crew, a loose coalition of producers and dancers that make and perform heavily syncopated, sample heavy, 160bpm club music known as both footwork or juke music. Although the rest of the world first got a taste of this style of music around 2010, it has a much longer history in it's native Chi-town, being the latest in a long lineage of club music styles to originate from the area.

    Although…

  • Feiern

    Feiern 2006

    ★★½ Watched 31 Mar, 2014

    My early to mid twenties were filled with techno music and all the hedonistic trappings that come with it. I spent that time partying pretty hard, on at least I thought I did until I saw this documentary. I guess they just go harder in Berlin.

    Anyone who has gotten into the clubbing lifestyle will have found themselves in the company of few people worthy of camera time. The heady mixture of darkened rooms, big sound systems and illicit substances…

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  • Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution

    Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution 2008

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Feb, 2014

    An exceptional documentary on one of the most pivotal bands in modern music, Kraftwerk. I'm watching a lot of documentaries on different electronic bands and musical genres right now. Most are amateurish and full of hype, failing to function as little more than content-less ego trips or audio-visual stuffing for press kits.

    Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution thankfully sidesteps many of these pitfalls by contextualizing the importance of it's subject. A great deal of time is spent overviewing the Krautrock…

  • Bug

    Bug 2006

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2013

    On the spectrum of 'Michael Shannon does crazy', Take Shelter is his Ryan Gosling and Bug is his Nic Cage.