The Design Museum have launched a new documentary film celebrating Black artists in London’s electronic music scene.
Created in collaboration with creative studio Play Nice, the film sees DJs, producer and figures from labels and collectives explore their relationship with electronic music and the role its played in their professional and personal journeys.
The New Rave features interviews with DJ Mali Larrington-Nelson (AKA Shy One), curator, broadcaster and Touching Bass boss Errol Anderson, DJ and label founder Tash LC and member of the Bone Soda collective Tommy Gold.
The film is tied to the Design Museum’s extensive electronic music exhibition which is still running. Writing about The New Rave in a press release, they added, “The current Design Museum exhibition Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers tells stories of some of the rebels and mavericks who helped build the world of electronic music, but who are the creatives shaping today’s scene and moving it forward?”
Speaking about their creative input on the project, Play Nice said, “This story is about acknowledging the past and presenting the future of electronic music, through our cast who have been inspired by the countless Black musicians in this space. Our cast, who are also inspirations in their own right shaping sonics and nightlife in London, are now undoubtedly going to shape a whole industry post-lockdown.”