Late last year, news broke about an upcoming dance music documentary called What We Started featuring Carl Cox and Martin Garrix.
The unlikely pairing was specifically selected to compare and contrast the stories of a prolific pioneer like Carl Cox with the journey of a younger newcomer like Garrix, highlighting two very different moments and phenomenons in electronic dance music.
What We Started has officially received a premiere date and will be screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 15.
Bert Marcus Productions, the team behind Teenage Paparazzo and How To Make Money Selling Drugs, have announced their latest film, a dance music documentary titled What We Started.
What We Started will be a cultural retelling of the history of electronic music, leading with the legacy of Carl Cox and following with newcomer Martin Garrix.
The film will explore the parallels between Cox’s undeniable influence and hand in the evolution of dance music and Garrix’s formation of mainstream genres and global fame.
The choice to pair the iconic prowess of Cox, who recently played the last set of his 15-year Space Ibiza residency, with Martin Garrix might be an unexpected one, but the film aims to artfully showcase the connection between two different generations of dance artists.
The film was co-written, produced and directed by filmmakers Bert Marcus and Cyrus Saidi, who enlisted Pete Tong as an executive producer and music supervisor.
What We Started has no official release date or trailer.