Pump Up The Volume – The History Of House Music (Documentary)



2001 Channel 4 documentary “Pump Up The Volume”
The History of House Music

Directed by Carl Hindmarch

Part 1: Time To Jack
Part 2: Can You Feel It
Part 3: From Handbag To Hardcore

If you’ve ever been mistaken into thinking that dance is purely nonsense sound and noise this should correct that misperception!
For anyone who has a love for house music this is a meaningful opportunity to discover the routes of this love, from those clubs that lay a path for house, such as Paradise Garage and The Warehouse. This by no means trivialises house, in fact it is a must for any fan of electronic music.

Pump Up the Volume is the consummate history of house music up until the mid-1990s. The series features legends like Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Pete Tong, Jesse Saunders, Happy Mondays, and more, taking us from Chicago to London and beyond.

Starting out with the funky disco days of 70s New York, it goes in-depth and tells how house music was born, what it meant and how it evolved into a myriad of different genres and spread across the globe. We are shown locations of legendary clubs, record companies and shops, introduced to different ways of dj’ing, and get to see how advances in technology has influenced the music. Long interviews of household names like Paul Okenfold, Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Goldie, The Shamen, Leftfield, Underworld, Youth, Tony Wilson, and Armin van Helden to name just a few.


Mel Cheren (West End Records)
David DePino (Paradise Garage)
Larry Levan (DJ)
Paul Oakenfold (DJ)
Little Louie Vega (DJ)
Luis Santiago (Garage Regular)
Scott Smokin’ Silz (The Hot Mix 5)
Vince Lawrence (DJ)
Frankie Knuckles (DJ)
Robert Williams (The Warehouse/The Muzic Box)
Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk (DJ)
Duane Buford
Jesse Saunders
Screamin’ Rachel Cain (Warehouse Regular)
Chip E (Imports Etc)
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley
Joe Smooth
Byron Stingily (Ten City)
Ron Hardy (DJ)
Marshall Jefferson
Andre Hatchett (Muzic Box Regular)
DJ Pierre
Derrick May (DJ)
Charles Matlock (Muzic Box Regular)


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