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Idris Elba's How Clubbing Changed the World (2012)



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Credited cast:
Katy B ...
Felix Buxton ...
Himself - Presenter
Fatboy Slim ...
DJ Fresh ...
Goldie ...
Jeremy Healy ...
Peter Hook ...
Michael Howard ...
Himself (as Lord Howard)
Marshall Jefferson ...
Frankie Knuckles ...
Danny Krivit ...


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Idris Elba's How Clubbing Changed the World
9 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I wasn't originally interested in seeing this programme, but as I read more about I knew there would be mention of a lot of music, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to hear songs that I love and haven't heard for ages, but actually it was quite interesting as well. Actor and DJ Idris Alba, star of Prometheus, presents this programme counting down the most significant moments in the history of club music, with everything from the beginnings and its continuation, the musicians and producers who created the music we dance to, how the culture has influenced things in the world, and much more. In order the clubbing moments mentioned were: the film Saturday Night Fever, The Hit Man and Her (with Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan), Underworld and rave music (including at the London Olympics 2012), Kraftwerk, Wigan Casino and Northern Soul, David Guetta, Rifat Ozbek fashion, Moby: Play and electronic music in advertising, Chillout music, office interiors and Café del Mar, 2 Unlimited and Euro house on holiday, Jack Your Body and house music born in Chicago 1984, Strings of Life and techno born in Detroit, "Big Fun" and "Good Life" by Inner City, Madchester and Happy Mondays, Turnmill's, all bar one drinking and clubbing and alcopops, Dubstep and Skrillex, New Order's "Blue Monday" and Joy Division, "Voodoo Ray" by A Guy Called Gerald, The Theme from S-Express and Hacienda, club DJs as icons, like Paul Oakenfold, Fatboy Slim and Jeremy Healy, Amnesia and DJ Alfredo, Remixing, including "Professional Widow" by Tori Amos, Sir Jimmy Saville and the use of two decks, time stretching, Goldie, drum 'n bass and jungle, UK garage, speed garage, Artful Dodger and Craig David, raves (including the illegal M25 stuff), "Things Can Only Get Better" by D:Ream used for the election period, Daft Punk, Shoom and Balearic vibe, acid house and the smiley face logo used for promotion, super clubs including Ministry of Sound, Renaissance and Cream, Orbital at Glastonbury 1994, bass line, The Prodigy, gay clubs and Stone Wall, The Hacienda, the TV show Ibiza Uncovered,Ibiza and Ayia Napa, pirate radio including Kiss FM and underground, Criminal Justice Act passed 1994 - more than 20 people gathering for music charged - but it fuelled indoor clubbing, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) in mainstream (from America), and number one was an odd choice, but it makes sense, it was MDMA (ecstasy) created in 1912 (illegal recreational drug) that has shaped lots of the dance and club culture. With contributions from DJ Alfredo, Katy B, Basement Jaxx's Felix Buxton, Carl Cox, Fabio, DJ Fresh, Boy George, Goldie, David Guetta, A Guy Called Gerald, Jeremy Healy, Artful Dodger's Mark Hill, New Order's Peter Hook, Lord John Howard, Marshall Jefferson, Judge Jules, Frankie Knuckles, Danny Krivit, MistaJam, Moby, David Morales, Paul Oakenfold, Jacques Peretti, Chic's Nile Rodgers, Inner City's Kevin Saunderson, Sir Jimmy Saville (archive), Miranda Sawyer, Skream, Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook), Pete Tong, Armand Van Helden, Pete Waterman, Andrew Weatherall and will.i.am. Songs featured in the programme included "Hot Right Now" by DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora, "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland, "Sexy Chick" by David Guetta feat. Akon, "Money" by The Flying Lizards, "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited, "We're Going to Ibiza" by Vengaboys, "Step On" by Happy Mondays, "Pump Up the Volume" by M/A/R/R/S, "Push the Feeling On" by Nightcrawlers, Hey Boy Hey Girl" by The Chemical Brothers, "Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)" by Everything But the Girl, "Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)" by Artful Dodger feat. Craig David, "Do You Really Like It" by DJ Pied Piper & The Masters of Ceremonies, "Around the World" by Daft Punk, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk, "Stronger" by Kanye West, "Needin U" by David Morales Presents The Face, "God Is a DJ" by Faithless, "Charly" by The Prodigy, "No Good (Start the Dance)" by The Prodigy, "Firestarter" by The Prodigy, "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" by Sylvester, "Rhythm is a Mystery" by K-Klass, "Dreamer" by Livin' Joy, "Flowers (Sunship Edit)" by Sweet Female Attitude, "Where Love Lives" by Alison Limerick, "In Da Club" by 50 Cent, "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas, "We Found Love" by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, "Ebeneezer Goode" by Shamen and "Offshore" by Chicane. Very good!

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