On The Red Carpet with Rosie Riot
On Saturday 15th February, in the midst of a blustery turn from storm Dennis, the imposing Troxy theatre in London played host to the grand premiere of ‘United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass’, a storming no holds barred documentary about the rapid rise of Drum & Bass and jungle, from illegal raves to chart-topping commercial success.
The film is directed and produced by Terry ‘Turbo’ Stone, the Founder of One Nation who graced the red carpet looking dapper in his tuxedo. The attendees were a diverse and dazzling array, from glamorous dancers and WAGs to MCs in tracksuits and shades. I stationed myself amidst the clamour of flashing lights and mics by the red carpet and caught up with some of the legendary producers and performers featured in the documentary itself.
Microphone poised, I accosted some of these herculean titans of the scene including Adam F and Nicky Blackmarket among others. I learnt what being part of this definitive film meant to them, as well as how it felt being a critical role in this pivotal movement in British and global dance music history.
The film itself is a wonderful tribute to the world of Drum & Bass and the birth of the electronic dance music scene. It’s a raw, shocking and entertaining exposé of the origins of the electronic dance music scene. Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish it is a must watch for anyone with an interest in dance music history!
United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass is available to rent via YouTube and Google Play now!