Trailer – Doc – Finding Fela by Alex Gibney 2014
Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world.

Trailer Doc – 808 by Alexander Dunn 2015
808 is a documentary film about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. It’s the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical landscape forever… by accident. It’s the story of a sound that has been embraced by the world’s top producers and performers, and has been name-checked on a whole host of hit records. Associated with numerous musical styles crossing both time and genre, its defining sounds are as relevant now as they ever has been. It defined hip hop and modern dance culture and it’s sound continues to deliver dancefloor smashing beats today.

Le Rocksteady est un genre musical apparu en Jamaïque au milieu des années 1960 issu du ska et dont a dérivé le reggae. En Jamaïque, entre 1966 et 1968, le rocksteady succède au ska euphorique et annonce l’avènement du reggae…



Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis by Fritz Lang 1984

When composer Giorgio Moroder rereleased Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis in 1984, it was the best the film had looked in years. At Moroder’s instigation, the film had undergone a three-year restoration process that restored whole sequences not seen in years. How it sounded was another matter. In addition to adding color tinting and replacing intertitles with subtitles, Moroder gave Metropolis a soundtrack that mixed his own synth-driven score with songs by Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, and others. If anyone had the right, or at least the power, to do such a thing in 1984 it was Moroder, who’d revolutionized dance music by supplying the mechanical pulse to disco classics by Donna Summer and others and helped redefine film music via his scores to Midnight Express, Scarface, and other films. If you associate the sound of early ’80s movies with warm, expressive, synth chords and chugging beats, Moroder’s the reason why.

3rd Bass Interview – 1991
3rd Bass was an American hip-hop group that rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was notable for being one of the first successful interracial hip-hop groups.

Doc – Roland TB-303 Part 1

The Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a bass synthesizer with built-in sequencer manufactured by the Roland Corporation from 1982 to 1984 that had a defining role in the development of contemporary electronic dance music.
The TB-303 played an important role in the development of house music, influencing Chicago house and forming the basis for acid house. It is also commonly used in related dance genres such as acid techno and acid trance.
The TB-303 (short for “Transistor Bass”) was originally marketed to guitarists for bass accompaniment while practicing alone. Production lasted approximately 18 months, resulting in only 10,000 units. It was not until the mid- to late-1980s that DJs and electronic musicians in Chicago found a use for the machine in the context of the newly developing house music genre.


This 1983 documentary film by director and writer Bernard Wilets examines the basics of analog synthesis, digital sampling and sequencing.

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