To coincide with the release of Pirate Radio, FilmInFocus reached out to a couple of its favorite DJs for some cinematic selections.
Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
One of my all time favorite movies from one of my biggest life inspirations: Jim Henson. This man's devotion to his art is continually a huge inspiration to me. This movie actually hits very close to home for me in a lot of ways, and the cherry on top is a Deep Purple-esque Muppet band playing awesome riff-rock. It gets no better.
Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution
I’m a big fan of electronic music circa 69-81 or so. This film delves into the originations of the German electronic "scene", its ties to Krautrock, and the generally exploratory nature that music had. A must for any fan of the origins of musical synthesis.
Tom Dowd and the Language of Music
Another thing I’m obsessed with is the engineering ethos of rock and soul records from the 60's thru the 70's. This guy was a major figure in that world, and provides a fascinating insight into how differently the world of recording worked 30-40 years ago.
It’s All Gone Pete Tong
‘Cause its hilarious, and finally portrays DJs in the bratty spoiled light they should be portrayed in. And the simplicity of DJing comes thru in the final solution of "feeling the music."
The Making Of Songs In The Key Of Life
Probably my favorite recorded album of all time. This film gives a glimpse into Stevie's world then, and now. Plus the only film I am aware of that features footage of a Yamaha GX-1, a 100k analog synthesizer that only about 10 were made.