10 Dance Music Documentaries That Will Make You an Expert

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5. Pioneers of Electronic Music: Richie Hawtin
Richie Hawtin is a polarizing but undeniable force in techno and dance music in general. A pioneer behind Traktor DJ software, former Beatport owner and mobile music software, Hawtin's presence can be felt in all parts of the dance music industry. In the '90s his Plastikman alias was synonymous with rave culture. This documentary goes deep into Hawtin's beginnings as a simple new wave kid from Windsor to the major player in the global dance music.

6. Dub Echoes
Dubstep as a genre is a point of contention for many electronic music fans. Before it became the blueprint for EDM, dub -- which was more of a direct descendant of actual Jamaican dub -- was arguably the oldest form of DJ sound system culture stretching back to the early-to-mid '70s. The Soul Jazz-records produced Dub Echoes traces the roots from the early Jamaican sound system culture ushered in by King Tubby to the dub influenced postpunk of bands like Public Image Limited to the rise of U.K. dubstep over the past 14 years. Dubstep fans and haters can learn a lot about the true essence and roots of this music in this documentary.

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