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Heartthrob Slow Dance
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Cybersonik Technarcy
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Marc Houle On It
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Bryan Zentz Shadowtalk
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Click Box Wake Up Call
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Monkey B Forward Funk
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Fabrizio Maurizi I Don't Mind
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Barem Tres De Niul
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Marco Carola Bloody Cash
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ARTIST
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Making Contakt
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CD/DVD

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MINUS 089CD MINUS 089CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/13/2010

DVD is European PAL format only. In 2008, M_nus celebrated its ten year anniversary with Contakt -- a free-flowing, improvisational show involving the label's top DJs and live performers backed up by state-of-the art visuals. The fly-on-the-wall documentary edited by Niamh Guckian (Totally Wired Movie) superbly documents the journey, offering a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what makes this crazy, passionate and highly-focused group of individuals tick, as they attempt to redefine the conventional clubbing experience. Interspersed with running commentary from the artists, friends and backroom staff who made the event possible, it's a warts 'n' all appraisal of the highs, lows, triumphs and near catastrophes that accompanied the tour, revealing exactly what it takes to get a performance of this magnitude on the road and keep the electronic movement pushing forward. Aptly kicking off amid the shaky foundations of St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, where the bass frequencies literally bring the house down, the show moves on through a host of major cities before peaking with an awe-inspiring spectacle in Amsterdam and a memorable finale in Tokyo. Each venue poses a new challenge and the close-up camera style and subtle juxtaposition of images get right to the heart of the matter as the crew battle with a seemingly endless string of problems -- whether it's the dimensions of the building, an excommunicated Cube, overheating equipment or self-inflicted software updates. As the drama unfolds, it's fascinating to watch how the show evolves. The nimbus clouds from the Detroit experience slowly disperse and the performers gradually embrace the new format, harnessing the creative potential at their fingertips. It all boils down to keeping a cool head while others are losing theirs and the multi-tasking M_nus collective all have a part to play in making sure the show can go on. Bonus material: Contakt Special, Photo Gallery. Directed by Ali Demirel and Richie Hawtin; co-directed by Naimh Guckian. 79 minutes; PAL; 16:9; Language: English; Subtitles in German, Italian, Spanish and French. Includes a CD compilation of music from Heartthrob, Cybersonik, JPLS, Marc Houle, Bryan Zentz, Click Box, Monkey B, Fabrizio Maurizi, Barem, Marco Carola, The Selph, Uto Karem, Alex Under, and Richie Hawtin.