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‘90s UK rave scene is at the centre of new film, 'Beats': WATCH

The Belleville Three, Carl Craig, Lee Scratch Perry, Plastikman and Orbital are on the soundtrack... 

‘90s UK rave scene is at the centre of new film, Beats
‘90s UK rave scene is at the centre of new film, Beats

The 1990s UK rave scene is at the centre of a new film, 'Beats', which has been produced by Hollywood legend Steven Soderbergh and directed by 'Black Mirror' type Brian Welsh. 

Setting the story in Scotland amid the summer of 1994, the drama follows two friends exploring the burgeoning free party scene of the day as their childhood approaches an end and adulthood beckons. 

As you'd expect, the soundtrack plays a pretty big part in things. Tracks from Detroit heroes The Belleville Three, Carl Craig, Lee Scratch Perry, Plastikman and Orbital all feature. 

'Beats' premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival and is slated for screenings at both the Glasgow Film Festival and Dublin International Film Festival. If you can't get to either of those it goes on general release in cinemas across the UK on 17th May. 

While we've written about plenty of music-related stuff to watch recently, from the Fyre Festival Netflix documentary to the deadmau5-scored flick, 'Polar', this is the first feature film to be set among the illegal rave scene for some time. 

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