STARS: Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Pete Tong, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Afrojack, Moby, Pete TongPete Tong is known as an industry pioneer and DJ who is now the co-founder of William Morris’ Electronic Music division. Tong began his career as a DJ in the UK in the 80s. From there he has grown to become of the industry’s most respected DJs, personalities, with a radio show that has been on the air for over 20 yearsand hosts one of the world’s most revered radio shows on a weekly basis. TiestoTiësto launched his career as one of the world's foremost trance DJs, due in part to his legendary six-hour live sets and his unprecedented role in the 2004 Olympics, and went on to embrace a more pop-orientedelectronic dance music approach that has gained one of the largest mainstream followings in the business. Tiëstoappearedthis year at #2 on Forbes Highest Paid DJ’s List 2017 and is one of the most public DJ figures with huge brand endorsement deals. Paul OakenfoldPaul Oakenfold is the DJ, remixer and producer who is known for doing more than anyone else to break house music in Britain during the late 80s and onward into America, taking the sound to its early mainstream rise. Notably, Oakenfold toured with U2in the height of their careers, an unheard of pairing for a DJ, re-mixed some of music’s biggest acts, like Madonna and Snoop Dogg, and embarked on large-scale tours around the world. Specifically, Oakenfold focused on America as a breakthrough market when others were not and he began the revolution that inspired those that followed him in the late 2000’s. AfrojackIn the late 90’s, Dutch DJ Afrojack was honing his craft and began his rise, playing smaller venues until he worked his way up to international music festivals. The late 2000s then served as a moment where he jumped onto the commercial dance music scene in America as someone who was churning out some of radio’s biggest hits of the moment, alongside David Guetta. Afrojack’s success continues today both in the US and abroad, both on the radio and at Festivals.Moby Moby is an American DJ, producer, songwriter, musician and activist. Moby has been revered as one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping to bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America. Moby has also sold over 20 million records worldwide and is regarded as a hugely important public figure and voice in both the underground electronic dance music scene and also the mainstream market.Russell Faibisch & ULTRA Music Festival / ULTRA Worldwide

DIRECTOR: Bert Marcus, Writer/Director/Producer

What We Started

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Runtime: 1:30

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WHAT WE STARTED aims to establish itself as thedefining film of the electronic music genre. Through an artfully crafted narrative, powerful cast of superstarsand stunning visual techniques, the film delves into the highly popular world of electronic dance music, providing backdoor access to a widely misunderstood, self-driven and well-insulated industry on its way to global domination.

Presently, the genre isbooming at a pinnacle higher than ever before, however most do not realize that electronic dance music began as an underground movement that originated in America. The film sets out to illuminate this rich history: from its underground inception in the late 1980s in America to the musicians and fans of this genre that relentlessly fought for their rights around the world, both in the dance club and on the streets, to find a safe space to express themselves, to the development of this modern, mainstream revolution that has taken the world by storm.

Specifically, and with unprecedented access, the film follows industry pioneers, like Carl Cox, who are juxtaposed by the journey of a young, superstar of today, Martin Garrix. These dichotomous journeys of pastand present are carefully interwoven to illuminate all viewpoints and highlight the momentous and groundbreaking time that electronic dance music is experiencing presently, while also leaving open the question of what will happen next for this incredible genre of music.

CAST: Carl Cox, Martin, Garrix Erick, Morillo, Moby, Sasha, Pete Tong, Louie Vega, Richie Hawtin, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Josh Wink, Afrojack, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Usher, Ed Sheeran, Pasquale Rotella, Russell Faibisch, James Barton, Seth Troxler, Kobi Danan, Phil Pulitano, Donnie "Disco Donnie" Estopinal, Kerri Mason, Jamie Jones, Paul Cunningham

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