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Martin Garrix and Carl Cox to Star in New Dance Music Documentary, ‘What We Started’

The film will cover 30 years of dance music history.
Carl Cox, via Wikimedia Commons

A new documentary chronicling 30 years of dance music history is in the works, reports Billboard.

What We Started will contrast the genre's underground roots against its current status as commercial phenomenon. UK veteran Carl Cox and Dutch wunderkind Martin Garrix (who recently topped DJ Mag's top 100 DJs poll) will be featured in its leading roles. "It was important for us to choose two characters that fully represent the birth of the music and the present of the industry," said film director, writer, and producer Bert Marcus (whose eponymous production company has put out documentaries Teenage Paparazzo, How to Make Money Selling Drugs, and Champs) to Billboard.

Other artists including David Guetta, Moby, Richie Hawtin, Steve Angello, and Paul Oakenfold also make appearances. Electronic music and radio icon Pete Tong is on board as music supervisor and executive producer.

"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," Marcus said, adding, "It was amazing for me to learn everybody's roles and how they were able to help this music come along and fight the establishment. That's how we came up with the title What We Started. The anecdotes are endless…"

Presently, there is no premiere date set for Where We Started.