Jan. 21, 2014
-- Somesuch & Company Productions has released their short film on the Man of the Hour
magazine's website. The film, entitled Brandy & Coke
, is a documentary about the fashion, sound, and culture of the UKG movement. It stood for United Kingdom Garage, a kind of underground electronic music developed in England in the early 1990s.
The UKG movement dissolved in the mid-2000s, when violence and gang-related fights erupted in popular UKG clubs. The style was quickly subsumed by musical genres like dubstep and grime. The documentary interviews people like Sticky, Creed, and more about the music they created, and how it influenced the younger generation in the UK. Despite some of the assumptions that the music influenced gangsters, the creators of the UKG movement looked back on their involvement with the genre with nostalgia and pride.
To see the full documentary, follow the link here: