Release Date: March 23rd, 2018
DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2018
Not Yet Rated |1 hr 35 minPlot Summary
The history and the culture of electronic dance music.
Genres: Music , Documentary
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
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
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