Preview trailer for the documentary Bassweight. I’ve watched a couple “documentaries” on Dubstep, but this one is legit and it’s definitely a must see for anyone who loves Dubstep, whether you’ve just hopped onboard the wobble train or have been around for a while.
It’s a History of Dubstep’s emergence from the UK Underground Garage scene through interviews with some of the genre’s main players including Skream, Benga and Kode9 who take you back to the source of the music in clubs like Forward» and DMZed.
It’s pretty awesome to put the faces (and wacky UK acccents) to the familiar monikers of some of these guys… and of course the soundtrack is amazing: practically Dubstep101.
A review of Bassweight on the Gaurdian music blog:(http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/oct/07/bassweight-dubstep-documentary-future) has this to say about it:
The emphasis is not so much on dubstep’s current mainstream success as to how it will grow from here. Director Suridh Hassan believes that making the documentary while the genre is still on the rise is important: “It’s so much more satisfying for the viewer to be involved as they feel something is emerging. To understand the mentality and context of the people and scene, at the time, rather than finding it out in some retrospective, will always win hands down for me.
Me too =)
Unfortunately, it isn’t out for download release but you can order a DVD here: http://www.bassweightdvd.com/
or of course… there’s always Piratebay.. but in my opinion this one is worth having.