United Nations: Three Decades Of Drum and Bass
United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass A shocking and entertaining exposé of the origins of the electronic dance music scene. EDM was born out of the Drum & Bass movement, which began in the early 1990’s. The scene and its many style permutations have survived and thrived, and heavily influences Grime and the modern EDM arena.
Drum & Bass developed from the London-centric rave scene as an underground movement that rapidly spread across the UK, and then throughout the world. The scene had serious issues with violence and, a sometimes uneasy, drugs culture that plagued its early growth. Governments reacted by bringing in draconian laws in an attempt to kill off the movement.
We tell the behind-the-scenes story of what was truly going on, away from the eyes of the ‘sorted’ masses on the dance floors: the guns, the drugs, the sex, the knives, the gangs and, of course, the artists and performers who, despite all this, advanced the music Terry “Turbo” Stone was a working-class kid brought up on a council estate who, in his teens, saw opportunities in this budding scene. Against the odds, he rose from being on welfare, through handing out flyers to become one of the world’s most significant club promoters of the era. He founded “One Nation”, a massive club movement, and is an award-winning promoter.
We were given exclusive access to Turbo’s video archive and, through tell-it-all interviews with him, the artists, and those who provided security at the events, document what it was like to be involved in the inception of a whole new musical movement, which still heavily influences the clubs and the music of today.
PLEASE NOTE This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.