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‘90s UK rave culture film, ‘Beats’, official trailer: Watch

It's out in UK and Ireland cinemas next month...

The trailer for a new UK rave culture drama called 'Beats' has been unveiled ahead of its release to UK and Ireland cinemas on May 17th. 

Produced by Steven Soderbergh, featuring music from Optimo's JD Twitch and directed by Brian Welsh (whose previous credits include 'Black Mirror'), the film is set in Scotland during the summer of 1994 and follows a pair of friends as they get to grips with the free party scene of the time before they separate as adulthood awaits.

In the process, the film's writers Brian Welsh and Kieran Hurley offer a gripping look back to early days of the UK's rave scene. Producers whose music feature in the film include The Prodigy, Orbital, Carl Craig, Plastikman and LFO, with JD Twitch called upon to curate the musical selections. 

Watch the trailer for the film below.

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