Originally aired on August 24, 2012 on London’s Channel 4, Idris Elba’s “How Clubbing Changed The World” is a gem for dance music and club culture nerds and historians. The documentary is a 120 minute film, covering the creation and evolution of house music in its beginnings in the US, its development and inclusion in British club culture, back to its current popularity in the US under a new moniker, electronic dance music or E.D.M.
There are in-depth interviews with the musicians, DJs, journalists, and club owners who have seen and experienced the evolution of dance music first-hand. Although the film focuses on British DJs and nightlife culture, it truly brings light to the global phenomenon of dance music. Check out the film below, if not for the love of music, for the love of Idris Elba!