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MARTIN GARRIX & CARL COX TO STAR IN EDM-FOCUSED DOCUMENTARY, WHAT WE STARTED

Plus Guetta, Troxler and er... Usher 

Martin Garrix and Carl Cox are set to star in a new documentary titled What We Started, that chronicles the evolution of dance music in the United States over the last 30 years.

Co-written, produced and directed by Bert Marcus alongside Cyrus Saidi — whose previous titles include Teenage Paparazzo, How to Make Money Selling Drugs and Champs — Marcus has also roped in BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong as executive producer and music supervisor on the film.

There's also confirmed cameos from Moby, Paul Oakenfold, David Guetta, Steve Angello and Richie Hawtin, plus Garrix vocal collaborators Usher and Ed Sheeran.

“The goal for us is to tell a story that is all-encompassing, dynamic, unexpected and certainly quite entertaining," Marcus told Billboard Magazine. "I believe this is a misunderstood genre with a rich and robust 30-year history and we felt it needed to be shared properly with the world."

Speaking of the two central characters Garrix and Cox, Marcus said: "It was important for us to choose two characters that fully represent the birth of the music and the present of the industry. They were extremely enlightening and gave us unprecedented access.”

DJ Mag already had wind of the fact a documentary with Garrix and Cox was in the works — Garrix mentioned the film in his recent Top 100 DJs winner's interview, plus hinted Seth Troxler was also involved in the project.  

“Carl and I are doing a documentary together, actually,” he told DJ Mag. “I love Carl, he has so much positive energy — I want to surround myself with people like that. I have a lot of great role models. Seth is in it [the documentary] too, I can't say too much about it yet, but it's going to be dope.”

What We Started currently has no official release date. 

Read our Top 100 DJs interview with Martin Garrix. 

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