The Rest is History: The Early Days of Drum and Bass, dir. Peter Costigan, Canada 2021, 111 min, English, 15
From the early days of illegal raves to the deep dark sounds of Optical and Ed Rush, The Rest Is History documents the beginnings of drum and bass, one of the most thrilling musical subcultures to have emerged in this country since punk.
Director Peter Costigan – himself a musician, recording and DJing as Stickbubbly – marshals an impressive array of archive footage to take this underground story overground on film for the first time. Interviews with pioneers such as Micky Finn, Ray Keith, Dillinja, Ragga Twins, Paul Ibiza, Optical and MC Fearless add unique insights. And then there’s the music itself, every bit as exhilarating as when it was first heard in the 1990s.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Peter Costigan.
Sun, 14 Aug 2022
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