It aired on Channel 4 in the UK, on August 24, just about 10 days ago; and thanks to the miracle of the web, specifically video sharing sites like YouTube, the entire 2-hour documentary is online, and can now be watched by much of the rest of the world.
A quick recap…
The doc is Idris Elba’s How Clubbing Changed the World.
Twenty-five years since the birth of Rave, a new generation of British DJs and producers are at the forefront of a global musical revolution. From Trance to Dubstep, the sound of British producers has now become the most sought after commodity for the biggest popstars on the planet. Reaching far beyond the sweaty dance floors of the Hacienda and the Ministry of Sound, this programme reveals how British night clubbing transformed our nation and was exported globally to influence societies across the world, with personal insights and club-raising anecdotes. The entertaining and thought-provoking How Clubbing Changed the World explores how clubbing went from a counter cultural movement that defined a generation to a multi-billion pound business.
Elba serves as narrator and executive producer of the documentary, which you can watch below in full: