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Bass Documentaries You Should Watch

Bass Documentaries You Should Watch

We all love to watch movies and series. Each of us has our favorite genres, series, episodes, actors, and even directors. It’s the same with music – we have one or more favorite genres and subgenres, a list of the most popular artists, clubs, festivals and labels. What if we find one, or indeed 6, connections between these two worlds? Today we decided to focus on the heavier side of electronic music and have put together in one place six documentary bass music films (+ a bonus) related to dubstep and drum & bass, which you should definitely watch.

List of the best documentary films on bass music:

1. Drum & Bass: The Movement – A D&B documentary

2. How Skrillex built a spaceship for Coachella

3. Bassweight: A Dubstep Documentary

4. The price of greatness

5. Marshmello – More than music

6. SaSaSaS – Another level

Read our brief descriptions of the mentioned bass music documentaries, watch trailers, and grab links for full movies below!

1. Drum & Bass: The Movement – A D&B documentary

Release Date: May 25, 2020

Drum & BassArena, the largest source for everything from the world of drum & bass, news and premieres to a world-famous podcast, awards show and shop, has rounded out its portfolio with a comprehensive documentary. Drum & Bass: the movement explores how British club culture grew from the underground to an absolute global phenomenon. The film features artists such as Chase & Status, Andy C, DJ Flight and Mefjus.

Drum & Bass: The Movement is a snapshot of D&B and the fact that it’s always been more than a genre of dance music: it’s a lifestyle.

COMPLETE MOVIE

Trailer:

2. How Skrillex built a spaceship for Coachella

Release Date: October 13, 2014

An absolute must for all Skrillex fans. The Red Bull Music team took us behind the scenes of one of the most important and unique tours in dubstep history: the MotherShip Tour. The 37-minute material shows the process of building the entire show live, focusing on Coachella and Lollapalooza performances. You can watch another short film from the entire tour on Skrillex’s YouTube channel.

COMPLETE MOVIE

2014 Mothership Tour Recap:

3. Bassweight: A Dubstep Documentary

Release Date: October 23, 2010

Bassweight is the first full-length documentary on the birth, growth and success of dubstep music. The documentary shows the first dubstep scene and the genre’s origins in London, UK. It also contains a huge amount of interviews with many legendary DJs, producers and promoters, like SKREAM, Benga, Heny G, NType and Hatcha.

COMPLETE MOVIE

Bassweight full movie on YouTube:

4. The price of greatness

Release Date: May 19, 2020

This nearly 50-minute film is the last official documentary of Carnage – Well-known DJ and producer, founder of Heavyweight Records and creator of tracks like Toca, PSY or DIE, and Bricks. The Price of Greatness is a close, personal look at her life with never-before-seen scenes from her musical journey, including images with Avicii and their never-before-seen collaboration.

COMPLETE MOVIE

5. Marshmello – More than music

Release Date: July 2, 2019

More than music this is the episode of the artist stories of YouTube Music. The film tells the story of the creation of the successful global brand behind the DJ / producer named Marshmello. It features some personal life stories from Mello fans and interviews with The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Logic, the Ninja player, and the artist’s manager, Moe Shalizi.

COMPLETE MOVIE

Trailer:

6. SaSaSaS – Another level

Release Date: April 30, 2018

SaSaSaS is the drum & bass super-group made up of Macky Gee, Skibadee, Shabba D, Harry Shotta, Phantasy, as well as Stormin, the artist who tragically died of skin cancer in 2018. Up to another LVL captures the lives of everyone in the supergroup between 2016 and 2017, explores each person’s personal history, and reveals how they all came together. Thanks to the film, we can also see some photos of the studio session when Rampage Anthem came to life. If you still haven’t, you absolutely must see their legendary performance from Rampage 2017 here.

FULL VIDEO

Trailer:

BONUS: SKREAM x UN: IK Clothing – Open to Close 2.0

Open to close 2.0 is a UN: IK Clothing documentary made during the dubstep legend’s UK stage SkreamThe Open to Close tour took place between September 22 and December 21, 2017. A short film smoothly shows his interactions with fans, fun moments, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with him, Solardo, Jackmaster , etc.

Photo credits: Photo by Thomas Habr on Unsplash