What We Started Poster

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

Distributors: Abramorama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What We Started is a cute roundup of how EDM came to be, but much like the DJs it shines a light on, it only scratches the surface. 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

  • 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

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