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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 ... See full summary »

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Lords of Acid
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Lady Galore ...
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Shai De La Luna ...
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Roni Size ...
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Onallee ...
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Meat Beat Manifesto
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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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rave | club dj | electronic music | See All (3) »

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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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Peace In Zaire
Written by DJ Spooky (as Paul D. Miller)
Performed by DJ Spooky
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great movie, informative, and appealing
28 July 2000 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. The music was pumping in all of the right places, and the images just ruled. The rave scenes worked magic, and the documentary was interesting. I think that people who are not into the whole rave scene will enjoy watching the film because of its emphasis for fun. Unless you don't like fun. It even takes the point that not all ravers are druggies (unlike Groove). It is just an intelligent movie that should be seen with those 20/20 specials, and news specials just to get a happy medium. I recommend this movie to everybody.

10/10


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