"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.

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Los Angeles

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.

  • 2018-11-03T08:00:00-07:00
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Mexico City

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.

  • 2018-11-10T07:00:00-08:00
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Tokyo

To most of us, a police ban on dancing sounds like the stuff of dystopian nightmares, but in this episode of "Real Scenes," we see how this is a reality for people in the Japanese capital.

  • 2018-11-10T07:30:00-08:00
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