Still got Soul? Vienna film on Northern Soul

November 14, 2009 at 15:10 Leave a comment

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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!


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