Still got Soul? Vienna film on Northern Soul
Bust a move: dancers at Wigan Casino in the 70s; photo courtesy of Wigan Observer
It was the movement that started club culture: Northern Soul was born in sweaty clubs in the north of England and it’s still alive and kicking. That’s why a team of Vienna film-makers is taking a fresh look at this influential movement in music. The whole thing sounds very promising and you’ll probably read a few more posts about it on Beat Bungalow.
‘45 Revolutions per Minute‘ is a 12-month project: the film crew will be following DJs, dancers and record shop owners in the Austrian capital to get down with a new generation still keeping the faith.
No doubt, the scene has changed a lot since the days when people first packed into clubs like Wigan Casino, Blackpool’s Mecca and the Twisted Wheel Club in Manchester for stomping Allnighters. But there’s still a thriving scene across Europe and this film will tell you more about how Austria got hooked on this subculture.
The film crew say it’s ‘a documentary about life, passion, dreams and old vinyl’. In other words: lots of rare 45s, lots of floor shakers – watch this space!