Crowd-funding campaign for acid house documentary ‘All We Wanna Do Is Dance’ launches
Taking a look at one of electronic music’s most revolutionary, raw and authentic eras, a crowd-funding campaign has been launched to fund the release of acid house documentary “All We Wanna Do Is Dance”.
Showing never-seen-before footage captured at key events and iconic clubs during the 1988 UK acid house explosion in the UK, the film jumps from Chicago to Manchester, London to Ibiza, and features over 60 exclusive interviews from the pioneers of house music.
They include Chicago’s highly influential Producer & Trax Records A&R genius, Marshall Jefferson, London’s key acid DJ Colin Faver (RIP), Paul Oakenfold, Kid Batchelor, Carl Cox, A Guy Called Gerald, Danny Rampling, Hacienda & M People’s Mike Pickering, and many more.
Captured and told by the people who were there, the trailblazers who took on the establishment and fought for their right to party, ‘All We Wanna Do Is Dance’ is a labour of love put together to ensure this unique slice of dance music history gets the acknowledgement it deserves.
From the Chicago and Detroit music producers who invented the original house sound to the DJs across the world who couldn’t stop playing their music, and promoters from a kaleidoscope of legendary clubs and raves including Manchester’s Haçienda, RIP parties at Clink Street and raves such as Helter Skelter, World Dance, Fantazia, Energy and Joy, the documentary is a dedication to the clubbers who found their spiritual home on these dancefloors.
Edited and directed by Gordon Mason, and narrated by legendary Chicago Fingers Inc member, Robert Owens, the project has been largely self-financed with the help of enduring acid house friends who showed their support over the years. Most recently, graphic artist and former Brain Club co-founder, Mark Wigan, designed the new artwork.
Mason says of the documentary, “Having worked as an Editor, Producer & Director of documentaries for the last 35 years I’ve put together what I believe is an important social document of an era that meant so much to me and the generations to come behind.”