A brand new documentary about rave culture in the UK is set for release

'All We Wanna Do Is Dance' - a feature looking at the origins of club culture here in Britain - has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance its release and ensure the legacy of early captured rave footage

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 10th Nov 2021

A brand new documentary shedding light on the early British rave scene, the revolutionary beginnings of acid house and the many champions of the movement will be released to the public later this year if a crowdfunding campaign to finance its release is successful.

All We Wanna Do Is Dance tells the story of the birth of one of the most influential genres of dance music and how it came to be a worldwide phenomenon, impacting social class, race, sexuality and even politics. Detailing its timeline, from spawning in the clubs of Chicago and New York to permeating the clubs of Manchester, London and eventually Ibiza, the film offers viewers a trip back in time to one of the most exciting periods in recent British music history.

A montage of grainy archive footage, including never-before-seen film captured at important events and moments throughout the genres' rise to global domination, back in the 1980s, the feature is connected by over sixty exclusive interviews with various figureheads of the house music scene.

Amongst the famous faces which appear throughout the film are the likes of legendary DJ and pioneer, Marshall Jefferson, Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, A Guy called Gerald, Danny Rampling, former Hacienda resident, Mike Pickering and the legendary Chicago’ Fingers Inc member, house music’s greatest male singer, Robert Owens, who narrates the entire project.

Shot, edited and mostly self-funded by filmmaker, Gordon Mason, the documentary and its creator are both now seeking funds to make sure the film is seen by a wider audience. We recently spoke with Neil Summers, a longtime friend of Mason's who's been assisting in raising funds for the release.

Speaking about the documentary, he said, "I think it's a genuinely mind-blowing film that captures the true underground spirit of the movement. It features some incredible music and previously unseen archive footage that was shot by the director, Gordon Mason back in the late 80s.' 

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And Neil isn't the only one lending a hand. Renowned graphic designer and clubland artist, Mark Wigan has produced exclusive and limited edition artwork for the film's title, now also available on t-shirts, sweatshirts and prints. The rare designs can be obtained as rewards when making donations to the crowdfunding campaign. 

Interested in contributing to the campaign? Head to www.allwewannadoisdance.com to support the release of this remarkable documentary.



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