To Have & To Hold: Vinyl “Musicmentory” f/ Questlove

Add this one to your list of must see vinyl inspired documentaries and movies.   Director Jony Lyle gives a quick teaser of his upcoming film entitled To Have & To Hold, which Lyle describes as “a ‘musicmentory’ to celebrate the age of vinyl records.” The film promises enough archive footage, records rooms, music collections, … Read more

Electro Wars Trailer f/ A-Trak x DJ Premier (Final Version)

The makers of The Electro Wars present the final trailer for the film.   Featuring Lil Jon, Dave-1, DJ Eclipse, DJ Premier, LMFO, Ninja Sonik, Spank Rock, and Pitbull, the film explores both the history and future of the music. From the musical evolution of dance music to the roles of bloggers and new media, … Read more

Stussy J Dilla Documentary Part 3

Stussy releases the third installment of its J Dilla Documentary.  Egon, Peanut Butter Wolf, J-Rocc, House Shoes, Mayer Hawthorne and more explain the musical genius of J Dilla and the origin and meaning of Donuts. Ya know, he was very good at knowing when he had played enough cards for one sound and, ya konw, enough people … Read more

Behind Closed Doors DVD Vol. 2 (Trailer)

The organizers behind LouisDen Beat Cypher present Behind Closed Doors Vol. 2, a DVD hip-hop production magazine that focuses specifically on European producers.  The creators of the of DVD travelled up and down the UK and across Holland to film producers Beat Butcha, FS Green, Sir OJ, Jaisu, Kelakovski, and more get down to business … Read more

J Dilla Documentary By Stussy

Parts 1 and 2 of Stussy’s three part J Dilla documentary features interviews with the late producer’s friends and creative partners.  Houseshouse, Peanut Butter Wolf, Egon, Frank Nitty, Rhettmatic, and more discuss first meeting the producer and the evolution of his sound.

[via Stones Throw]

Part 2 after the break!

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Beyond Ipanema (Documentary Trailer)

Vinyl junkies and music lovers in general will want to check out Beyond Ipanema, a documentary that explores the evolution, growth, and cultural significance of Brazilian music. Here is a country that for many, many decades the main export was culture.  You can’t say that about very many countries. Visit Beyond Ipanema for more info and … Read more

Copyright Criminals Documentary Airing On PBS

Sample fiends get ready.  Copyright Criminals, the next episode of PBS’s Independent Lens series, will air on Tuesday, January 19th and examines a multitude of ever evolving copyright issues.  View the Copyright Criminals trailer for a preview. Visit PBS for more info and local listings.

The Italian Moog (Trailer)

Re_production presents the trailer for an upcoming documentary entitled The Italian Moog, which documents various Italian musicians and their use Moog synthesizers. re_production is producing a documentary movie on Moog instruments in italian music, directed by Ernesto Romano. The movie shows all the most significative experiences of the italian music history from the Progressive Rock … Read more

The Electro Wars Documentary (Trailer)

The trailer for The Electro Wars features producers Steve Aoki, A-Trak, LMFAO, Pitbull, Chromeo, DJ Eclipse, DJ Q-bert, and more as they discuss the emergence, history, and meaning of electro music. [via NFADK]

West Coast Theory Documentary (Trailer)

French filmmakers Maxime Giffard and Felix Tissier have created a documentary entitled West Coast Theory, which seeks to shed light on the unique sound and style of West Coast hip-hop. In addition to artist interviews, the film features extended studio footage and conversations with producers such as DJ Muggs, Jelly Roll, Fredwreck, Will I. Am, … Read more