Doc/Nights plus Q&A @ House of Vans London 27th June - RESERVE

Glasgow Premiere plus Q&A and DJ set @ CCA 28th June - TICKETS

Dir. Jacqueline Caux, 2017, France, 80 mins

This striking and beautifully filmed documentary tells the compelling and unexpected story of Detroit techno and the local labels that enabled its stubbornly independent underground culture to resonate worldwide. It is the tale of a creative force, inspired by new attitudes towards technology and electronic communication, that built a future-facing DIY utopia in a machine-age city undergoing huge change as its place at the heart of American manufacturing slipped away.

As Detroit struggles toward rebirth, Never Stop looks back over the genre’s thirty-year history via interviews and insights from the movement’s legendary figures, including Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Carl Craig and Jeff Mills. They range over the radio DJs who inspired them, the record shops who supported them and the major labels who rejected and tried to thwart them; the culture of independence, enterprise and empowerment that fed into their work; and the sequencers, sounds and scenes that created a musical phenomenon.

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