Club movies on the way: Paradise Garage and Netflix EDM movie
The legendary NYC nightclub Paradise Garage is soon to find itself the subject of a new silver screen treatment. The movie is called, you guessed it, Paradise Garage, and will highlight the club, its legendary resident DJ Larry Levan (who will be played by British actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith), and the place's broader influence on culture in NYC and in dance culture at large. Other than that, details are relatively scarce on the film right now It will be directed by Jonathan Ullman, who made a documentary short about Paradise Garage a few years back (you can watch that short below).
Meanwhile, in more modern dance music news, Netflix released the trailer for its new EDM-centric film called XOXO. Starring a few people you might know like Justin Bieber's favorite comic Chris D'Elia, Ione Skye (of Say Anything and Anthony Kiedis's autobiography), and Ryan Hansen of the dearly-missed Party Down, the film follows a hot young DJ as he does what all hot young DJs aspire to do: play at a massive rave and learn about life. It looks, well, colorful and full of EDM, and apparently includes D'Elia defending the genre's merits as "real music." The soundtrack, supervised by veteran British DJ Pete Tong, features contributions from such notables as Skrillex and Diplo and Disclosure. You probably already know by now if you're gonna be into this thing, but check out the trailer below anyway.
Meanwhile, Pete Tong has an NYC gig coming up, where he'll be DJing with Kolsch and Lauren Lane at Watermark on August 20. Tickets for that are on sale now.