10 Dance Music Documentaries That Will Make You an Expert

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9. Notes on Breakcore
Dance music is notorious for its dizzying number of micro-genres. Many of those genres come and go faster than you can blink. Although still breaking speed limits in some dark corners of the world, there was a time when breakcore was the next big thing -- until it wasn't. Breakcore was the bastard child of intelligent dance music (also known as IDM), jungle and grindcore. Notes on Breakcore takes a look into this very intense micro-genre that has often served as a crossover point for many metal and punk musicians in to the electronic music realm.


10. Free Tekno
Free Tekno is a DIY film made about the day-to- day activities of underground(and often illegal) sound systems traveling the forests of Germany and Czech Republic, dodging police and setting up their massive sound systems. In yet another genre-confusing twist, tekno is spelled with a "k" to differentiate it from actual techno. Tekno is much faster clocking in around 170 to 200 beats per minute making it sound more like speed metal than traditional club music. Free Tekno was made without any corporate sponsorship in keeping with the spirit of the subject of the documentary.


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