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05/19/2010

Don Letts' Superstonic Sound: Rebel Dread Documentary (new trailer!)

One of the great pioneers in music, Don Letts, will soon be commemorated in a new documentary. Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread showcases the West Indian Englishman as a pivotal force behind some of the greatest artists to appear in punk, rock n roll and reggae. The now 54-year old started out in a clothing store called ACME in 1975, which attracted the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols and Blondie.

 

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Soon thereafter, Letts moved into DJ'ing, making several documentaries himself and forming Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones from The Clash in 1984. Now, the camera has been turned on him and we find out more from this elusively cool BBC Radio6 personality.

 

The movie describes Letts as the "The soundclash that changed British music forever". It will premiere at The Roundhouse in London on June 7. Tickets here.

 

Watch the trailer below.

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mp3: Steel Leg and The Electric Dread - Stratetime And The Wide Man


 

Diplo to Release Directorial Debut: Favela on Blast

Favela On Blast, the directorial film debut from Mad Decent's main man, Diplo, and his partner Leandro HBL, documents a vibrant and innovative musical subculture that has emerged in Brazil's impoverished slums aka favelas. Well beneath the radar of mainstream society for the last 20 years, they have their own language, style and heroes. 

 

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An Official Selection of SXSW's Film Festival, Favela On Blast was not an easy feat to complete. Between little funding, unfamiliar territories, and broken translations, the filming proved to be hold harsh obstacles for Diplo and Leandro. The obstructions were overcome however, as the film captures the rarely seen stories of MC's, DJ's, dancers, and cultural producers through the filmmakers' eyes, with memorable appearances from funk superstars Deize, Tigrona, Mr. Catra, and Duda Do Borell.

 

The film will be available digitally and on DVD through Mad Decent on July 20, however, fans will get an early chance to preview the film when it airs on Pitchfork TV's One Week Only starting July 9.

 

Watch the trailer for Favela On Blast now.

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mp3: Joao Brasil - Let It Injecao Be (The Beatles x Deize Tigrona)


 


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