Can you Feel It – How Dance Music Conquered the World
House music is now one of the most popular music genres on the planet. The charts are packed with 4/4 tunes made or remixed by superstar DJs. The irresistible and relentless groove of the dance floor fills clubs and stadiums, themes the biggest TV shows and is the soundtrack to mega advertising. You can’t escape the beat. But how did we get here?
In the first episode of a brand new documentary, the BBC explore 4/4 beat from its disco origins through remix culture to house, techno, acid house and the current EDM explosion.
With contributions from disco legends Nicky Siano and Tom Moulton, house pioneers like Marshall Jefferson, Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk and Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, Detroit techno inventors Juan Atkins, Kevin Sanderson and Derrick May and modern DJ superstars such as Pete Tong and David Guetta.
Episode 1 airs this Friday night at 10pm on BBC Four.