New Doc 'What We Started' Sees Dance Music Through the Eyes of Carl Cox & Martin Garrix
Brand new documentary What We Started chronicles 30 years of electronic music by offering a varied cultural perspective. Chasing the perspectives of Ibiza legend Carl Cox, and the world's #1 ranked EDM superstar Martin Garrix, What We Started seeks to educated viewers on the history and progression of electronic music by "weaving through the dichotomous stories". Steve Baltin of Billboard speaks with director Bert Marcus about the project.This article originally appeared on Billboard
New documentary What We Started chronicles 30 years of EDM history by focusing mainly on the diverging careers of Carl Cox, one of the scene’s founders who just announced his retirement from iconic Ibiza venue, Space, and Martin Garrix, currently ranked the number one DJ in the world.
Alongside Cyrus Saidi, the doc was co-written, produced and directed by Bert Marcus, whose Bert Marcus Productions is also responsible for such films as Teenage Paparazzo, How to Make Money Selling Drugs and Champs, the latter of which was one of Netflix’s five most watched documentaries in 2015. Simultaneously, Marcus is also in production on Apollo, a film about the storied New York venue that Lee Daniels is directing. WME executive Pete Tong is executive producer and music supervisor of What We Started.
For Marcus, a key impetus for making What We Started was to educate the public on a genre he feels is unfairly criticized. “The goal for us is to tell a story that is all-encompassing, dynamic, unexpected and certainly quite entertaining," he tells Billboard. "I believe this is a misunderstood genre with a rich and robust 30-year history and we felt it needed to be shared properly with the world."