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BULABEATS RECORDS: ‘Breaking The Beat – The Bulabeats Story’ Documentary (2016) + DJ FLUX Breaking The Beat Mixtape

breaking-the-beat-bulabeatsIf you’ve been a label for ten years, why not commemorate the event by putting out a documentary short and getting it picked as part of the official selection for numerous film festivals including the Dublin International Short Film And Music Festival, the Chicago Irish Film Festival and the Ozark Shorts Festival? Why not indeed? And that’s precisely what Bulabeats Records (which
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‘TEAR THE ROOF OFF: The Untold Story Of Parliament/ Funkadelic’ – Documentary (2016)

documentary-parliament-funkadelic-tear-the-roof-offParliament/ Funkadelic live shows were legendary for being wild and crazy events – as you might have guessed from the music, lyrics and album covers. But what was life like behind the scenes of the legendary funk collective – just the same? Wilder? Or maybe it was all a bit pipe and slippers? Wonder no longer as award-winning documentary maker Bobby J Brown unlifts the veil
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BETTY DAVIS: ‘Nasty Gal’ documentary movie (2015) Crowdfunding campaign and teaser

Betty Davis Movie CrowdfundingWhat do you mean who’s Betty Davis? Betty DAVIS! The ‘first lady of funk’. Friend to Jimi, Sly, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock. Wife (briefly) to Miles. Model. Producer/ singer/ songwriter on four classic funk-rock LPs in the 70s. Oh – yeah – and victim of sexism and censorship. Which are the main reasons why she suddenly disappeared at the tail end of the seventies and doesn’t have
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STONES THROW: Madlib to score ‘Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton’ documentary (2012)

Many people know Peanut Butter Wolf’s Stones Throw label as the home of the DOOM/ Madlib project Madvillain, Aloe Blacc and Mayer Hawthorne. They also like to put out weird shit like James Pants. Anyway – they’re making a feature-length documentary about how avant-garde they are called Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton and Stones Throw signee and avant garde hip-hop producer Madlib is
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Bram Van Splunteren presents: ‘BIG FUN IN THE BIG TOWN’ DVD (Previously unreleased 1986 hip-hop documentary) (2012)

With a name like his you’d surely have an epic career in the porn industry mapped out from birth and yet despite this (and the name of this particular film notwithstanding) Dutch director Bram Van Splunteren happily sidestepped destiny to make a film about the burgeoning NY hip-hop scene more than a quarter of a century ago. Amazingly, Big Fun In The Big Town has
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