A shocking and entertaining exposé of the origins of the electronic dance music scene. EDM was born out of the Drum & Bass movement, which began in the early 1990s. The scene and its many style permutations have survived and thrived, and heavily influences Grime and the modern EDM arena. Drum & Bass developed from the London-centric rave scene as an underground movement that rapidly spread across the UK, and then throughout the world. The scene had serious issues with violence and a sometimes uneasy drugs culture that plagued its early growth. Governments reacted by bringing in draconian laws in an attempt to kill off the movement. This film tells the behind-the-scenes story of what was truly going on, away from the eyes of the 'sorted' masses on the dance floors: the guns, the drugs, the sex, the knives, the gangs and, of course, the artists and performers who, in spite of all this, advanced the music.
Terry "Turbo" Stone was a working-class kid brought up on a council estate who, in his teens, saw opportunities in this budding scene. Against the odds, he rose from being on welfare, through handing out flyers to become one of the world's most significant club promoters of the era. He founded 'One Nation', a massive club movement, and is an award-winning promoter. Through exclusive access to Turbo's video archive and tell-it-all interviews with him, the artists, and those who provided security at the events, UNITED NATION documents what it was like to be involved in the inception of a whole new musical movement, which still heavily influences the clubs and the music of today. This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Q&A Tour Details:
Fri 21 Feb, 6.30, Ritzy Brixton - Terry Stone and DJ Jumping Jack Frost. Book your tickets.
Sat 22 Feb, 8.30, Hackney - Terry Stone, DJ Brockie & MC Dett. Book your tickets.
Sun 23 Feb, 7.30, FACT Liverpool - Terry Stone, MC Mad P & Top Buzz aka Jason Kaye. Book your tickets.
Mon 24 Feb, 8.30, Cameo Edinburgh - Terry Stone & DJ Kid. Book your tickets.
Thu 27 Feb, 8.30, Stratford East - Terry Stone, Fabio & Grooverider. Book your tickets.