Music movie-maker chronicles the history of UK garage

Alex Lawton garage documentary feature film Rewind 4ever the history of UK garage

Luke Matthews

Music movie-maker chronicles the history of UK garage

A film-maker is counting down to the UK release of his documentary about garage music in the UK that has been two-and-a-half years in the making.

'Rewind 4Ever: The History of UK Garage' chronicles the founding and development of the popular music genre, told by the people who built it.

Its creator, Alex Lawton from Furze Platt, said: "I've had an interest in the scene since I bought my first turntable.

"Being a fan of the music was definitely a massive help but equally it came together because there was a gap and a lack of coverage on the genre.

"I finished at Furze Platt School and went straight into university. I wanted to do something practical and creative and it all developed from there."

While working as a freelance camera man, the 26-year-old began a production company named Visual Vybe Productions and began to shoot his own independent projects.

"Rewind 4Ever started out as a bit of fun with the intention to just film a few interviews for my website and then that would be it," added Alex.

"Then I went to a night in Oxford where I met two godfathers of the genre, Norris 'Da Boss' Windross and MC Creed and from there I turned it into a feature film.

"The following two-and-a-half years were spent on the road filming with as many people involved in the garage scene as I possibly could. It's been a great journey and it's something I won't ever forget, that's for sure.

"Since announcing the project the feedback has been great. I've received messages from fans all over the world, including New York, Germany and Canada, so there's definitely scope for a worldwide release which I'll be working on soon."

The documentary is set for UK release on Monday and will be available on iTunes and Tesco's Blink Box.

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