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August 28, 2010

Excellent Heaven 17 / B.E.F. Documentary

Came across this sort of by accident by reading an article on the blog… slicingupeyeballs.com (an 80’s college rock band blog, it’s good). Anyway, this documentary covers the formation of the band with Glen and Martyn being on camera. Unfortunately, one of the members, Ian, didn’t want to be a part of the Heaven 17 […]

October 23, 2009

You Just Can’t Get Enough : Synth Britannia

Seem to have a nice stream of ‘likes’ on this stuff this week… so… let’s keep churning it out. Synth Britannia is a BBC produced documentary on late 70’s / 80’s Synth Pop. Stellar. Required viewing if you’re a child of the 80’s. Check out this trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNiGnTSrL5o You’ll have to poke around the interwebs […]

December 11, 2008

Detroit Techno Documentary

Thanks to Jeff Carvalho for pointing this video out. This 64 minute film runs through the 1st, 2nd and barely the 3rd wave of techno pioneers all interviewed about how the music evolved at the time. Cool insights into the relations of the original ‘3’, how the scene evolved and how things got a little […]

November 30, 2008

Coolish Nu Disco Documentary I came across

Found these clips while trying to search for some ‘Nu Disco’ blogs about the artists and this ‘scene’ where modern artists are kicking out retro sounding jams, be it originals or ‘re-edits’. The vids feature interviews with artists Duncan who’s 1/2 of Mock & Toof, DJ Stephen of Aeroplane/Eskimo Recordings, Lindstrom from Norway and Steve […]