“What Works in a Club?” by Mark Bell, Jason Gann and Peter Brown tells the tale of the emergence of electronic music from underground music into mainstream fame. Featuring interviews with many famous names in the industry, this film illuminates the very unique culture that spawned this electronic music phenomenon.
The film covers the early days when “jungle”rave” were the most popular sounds in electronic music. While it is a well researched and well written documentary, its message is one of cautionary tales.
When I first heard the title of the documentary, I thought it was a club DJ type documentary. What it was in fact is an electronic music documentary that follows the history of the genre from its origins to the explosion of its popularity that we now see today. From the early days of DJ parties and rave gatherings to the most current events in the scene, this film covers all aspects of the history and growth of EDM. It features interviews of many notable names in the scene, including people such as Bassjackers, Don Diablo, Hardwax, DJ Pauly D and the producers that brought us Limewax, Don Diablo, A-Trak and many more.
What Works in a Club explores what went wrong in the early days of the genre. Many people believe that this was the downfall of the music because the club scene became overcrowded. This made it impossible to play out in a venue full of people. The result was that EDM lost its original edge and instead began to be associated with bad music and violence.
Many claim that the music in the early 90s, was not similar enough to rave and jungle music. As a result the clubs started to shut down and the scenes to fade. The film also talks about how the music was banned in some places due to the bad reputation it had. The problem with this is that it is unfair to the music to blame it for its bad reputation.
It is also unfair to the music industry to label it as evil music. Because it was only a few years ago that clubs started closing down, there was a huge influx of people into the scene and many of these people are new. music lovers, who want to experience something different. and enjoy new sounds and music.
The dubstep movement is a great example of the growth and evolution of the electronic music industry. During the time when this movement was at its peak, the biggest names in the world were Bassjackers, Don Diablo, Hardwax, and Skrillex were topping the charts. Today, the big names in dance music are still in their position. Dubstep came out of nowhere and is now one of the most popular sounds in the UK. It is only because of these pioneers that we now have an electronic music documentary.
Despite the many negative aspects of dubstep, it is still one of the best styles of music out there today. Because it was never taken seriously when it first started, it has since become one of the most popular and sought after. If you have not yet seen this electronic music documentary, do so immediately, as it is one of the best films I have ever seen.
DJs also have a lot of interviews which they give to the documentary, especially those who are just starting out. There are many DJs, which give advice to new DJs as well as giving their views on the industry and the best venues for clubs. One of the most interesting things about the documentary shows is when the DJs talk about their favorite DJ’s and why they listen to them.
The documentary ends with a look at the future of dance music and what is to come. It shows us that this music can go places that we never thought possible and is able to be enjoyed by many people from all walks of life.
It is an amazing thing to see the evolution of race and how it started to fade away, and then came back as a great sound. It shows how the music is changing and coming back stronger than ever.