As a lesson in well done edutainment, Shalom’s House
tracks down the different styles, production procedures and cultural habits of electronic dance music. Switching between the fast-cut videoclip aesthetic and the fact based narrative of an interview with Dj Scott Hardkiss, this videomusic documentary stands for an inspiring new genre of music related film.
Styled on educational films, Nate Harrison's trenchant short film-essay, Bassline Baseline
follows the genesis of the legendary bass synthesizer, TB 303, developed in the early 80s by Roland, and its impact on society, culture and the history of music.
The portrait of Richie Hawtin
closes the Detroit bracket in this year's CTM program (i.e. as the counterpart to "Mr. D. - A Detroit Story
"). For almost 20 years Hawtin – as Plastikman, head of the labels Plus8 and Minus, and under numerous pseudonyms – has been creating trend-setting blueprints that have continuously expanded both the technical and aesthetic limits of Techno. Accompanied by the makers of the Slices DVD series, Hawtin gives us a glimpse of his private world, in which the straight bass drum is present as a constant echo.