Electronic music from the perspective of those who make it: London premiere Screening of 'Beatz'
- Published on Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:18
'BEATZ: The Divergences and Contradictions of Electronic Music'
London Premiere Screening, The MEOKO Project @ Village Underground - Friday June 28th
Featuring: Laurent Garnier, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Carl Cox, Luciano, Derrick May, Loco Dice, Monika Kruse, Technasia, Kenny Larkin, Nicolas Jaar, Seth Troxler, Apparat, Boys Noize, Craig Richards, Ben Klock, Ambivalent, Agoria, Paco Osuna, Angel Molina, Oscar Mulero, Blake Baxter, DVS1, Damien Schwartz, Murcoff, Dj Deep, Tadeo, Surgeon, Ben Sims, Jerome Sydenham, Stacey Pullen, Marcel Dettman, Maceo Plex, Marshall Jefferson and many more...
On Friday June 28th, The MEOKO Project will play host to the exclusive premiere screening of new music and DJ documentary, 'Beatz: Contradictions & Divergences in Electronic Music'. This will be one of the only opportunities to see this exciting project screened publicly in the U.K., and so is a unique chance to gain an insight into the electronic music industry from the perspectives of the artists who make it, the shops that sell it, as well as the managers, promoters and agents who spread it around! All those interested in the music industry, whether you currently work in it or have a desire to, take heed now...
Created and directed by Spanish DJ and producer, Eduardo De La Calle (Cadenza/Analog Solutions), 'Beatz' is an 80-minute documentary intended to explore some of the most important issues surrounding the world of electronic music, such as its impact on society, the influence of technology, the external images conveyed by DJs and the industry itself, through over 150 interviews with the many different actors shaping the scene - past, present and future. From artists, distributors, shop owners, label managers, bookers, and club/festival promoters, all the different contributors to the industry are featured, giving a well-rounded perspective of how electronic music is changing, progressing, and even struggling behind the scenes of this burgeoning international industry.
The documentary was made from scratch, without any previous funding, meaning Eduardo alongside his team had to crowdsource for contributions in order to complete the project and achieve its full potential. It was produced with the help of Daniel Arasanz, writer, director and producer of “Venid a las cloacas: La historia de la Banda Trapera del Rio”, which won two prizes at the Inedit Film Festival in Barcelona. Visit their site here to find out more about the project and the ways in which you can support it!
Tickets for the 'Screening + Party' also include the following:
● A free beer courtesy of Desperados
● Complimentary canapes from Dim Sum restaurant The Drunken Monkey
● Free popcorn courtesy of PROPERCORN
● Interview with BEATZ director DJ Eduardo De Le Calle chaired by Toi Toi Musik co-founder Isis Salvaterra
● London Nightlife Photography Exhibition hosted by Daddy's Got Sweets
● Pop-up Streetwear Market featuring the likes of Puckoo Couture, In Real Life London, Fuudhoods, Done London, Only Child & more...