• What We Started (2018)

What We Started

Release Date: March 23rd, 2018

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

The history and the culture of electronic dance music.

Director: Bert Marcus , Cyrus Saidi

Genres: Music , Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Bradley GibsonFilm Threat

    What We Started achieves the directors stated goal of being an impressively comprehensive history of EDM. So much so that the film drags: unless one is a truly deep aficionado, 90 densely packed minutes of info about EDM is too much. It would work better with more music and less detail. show more

  • 60
    Andrew BarkerVariety

    Though it offers a decent enough primer on dance music history, it’s so eager to play all the hits that it never quite settles into any particular groove. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Perhaps because it wants to play to both sides, the film's viewpoint is awfully muddied when it addresses conflict between traditional DJs — who know how to handle turntables, read a crowd's mood and do their thing for many hours at a time — and those who premix a whole set to a USB stick, hit play and just bounce up and down onstage. show more

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