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"Real Scenes" will take audiences across the globe, to Johannesburg, Tokyo, Mexico City, and more, documenting global electronic music culture through the eyes of its protagonists. The documentary series will share how artists find inspiration in their urban environments. Each episode will also include exclusive live performances with some of the world’s leading electronic music artists, including Darkside, Nils Frahm, and Black Coffee.
The series is produced by Resident Advisor, the world's largest electronic music magazine. In keeping with RA's editorial focus, the series explores the independent artists and communities behind the world's most exciting music hubs.
In fall of 2015, RA crisscrossed Los Angeles' neighborhoods, gathering the perspectives of artists, promoters, record shop owners and historians on topics such as mainstream vs. underground music culture, the resurgence of Downtown LA, the West as a haven for free-thinking experimentalism, and the unexpected opportunities afforded by the city's vast sprawl. Alongside the documentary, RA also captured performances from a couple of the film's subjects. Gifted & Blessed is an Inglewood resident with roots in hip-hop who makes hypnotic, new age dance music.
South Africans are the biggest consumers of house music in the world, and Johannesburg is the beating heart of their scene. If you're looking for proof, there is no need to visit a nightclub. In turning on a television, listening to the radio or walking down the street, it's clear that a 4/4 pulse is the metronome of everyday life.
Life in the Mexican capital throws up many obstacles, but a small number of dedicated people are trying to build an electronic music scene in one of the world's most chaotic cities.
This episode of "Real Scenes" visits one of the most special places for electronic music in the world: Berlin. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, techno became the underground soundtrack to the reunion between East and West. In recent years, it's become an international destination for ravers—a cheap place to party with clubs that are renowned throughout the world.