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Better Living Through Circuitry (1999)

This DVD is a documentary film about the history of the U. S. rave scene which includes a fantastic soundtrack! Both t he film and soundtrack capture the people and the music tha t shaped ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself
Lord T. Byron ...
Lords of Acid
McGuinnes ...
Lords of Acid
Lady Galore ...
Lords of Acid
Shai De La Luna ...
Lords of Acid
Roni Size ...
Roni Size
DJ Die ...
Reprazent
MC Dynamite ...
Reprazent
Suv ...
Reprazent
Onallee ...
Reprazent
DJ Krust ...
Reprazent
Frankie Bones ...
DJ Frankie Bones
Jack Dangers ...
Meat Beat Manifesto
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Himself
Scott Kirkland ...
The Crystal Method
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This DVD is a documentary film about the history of the U. S. rave scene which includes a fantastic soundtrack! Both t he film and soundtrack capture the people and the music tha t shaped the underground sub-culture around electronic musi c in America. Featured soundtrack artists include: Moby, Ke oki, The Crystal Method, DJ Spooky, Roni Size, Psychic TV a nd a host of others! Written by Anonymous

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A Digital Odyssey into Electronic Dance Culture


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14 August 1999 (USA)  »

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$24,970 (USA) (26 May 2000)

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$81,000 (USA) (14 July 2000)
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Parts 1-4
Written, produced and engineered by Jack Dangers
Performed by Meat Beat Manifesto
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Woodstock for the digital generation
24 April 2000 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

It's a fun, comprehensive look at rave culture. The director completely gets the subject matter. Great interviews with everyone from the top DJ's in the scene, to the graphic designers who create the fliers, to the ravers themselves. If you rave or if you want to understand what it's all about, this is the movie to watch.


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