Netflix to release Fyre Festival documentary, as told by the the organizers themselves

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Netflix to release Fyre Festival documentary, as told by the the organizers themselvesFyre Festival Billy Mcfarland

In case the Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland being sentenced to six years in prison didn’t satisfy the narrative ending needs, Netflix looks to fill in the blanks with a new documentary, FYRE, about the disastrous music festival. The streamlining service recently released the trailer to the documentary, which showcases the expectations versus reality facade promoted by McFarland and Ja Rule. According to Netflix, the documentary will be told by the organizers themselves.

FYRE will be released on Netflix on January 18. Additionally, Hulu will be running a docuseries about the event, set to air in 2019. Even Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island mentioned interest in making a movie with a similar story line to the cataclysmic failure.

The Netflix documentary was directed by Chris Smith, who made the documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, about Jim Carrey’s transformation into performance artist and comedian Andy Kaufman.

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Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, T.I. to judge Netflix’s new hip-hop competition, ‘Rhythm & Flow’

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Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, T.I. to judge Netflix’s new hip-hop competition, ‘Rhythm & Flow’Cardi B DJ Snake

Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I. will oversee Netflix‘s search for the next big act in hip-hop on Rhythm & Flow, a new competition reality series that will make its debut in fall 2019. Chance, Cardi, and T.I. will handle Rhythm & Flow’s judging duties, while Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and John Legend will executive produce the show. Rhythm & Flow has yet to formally announce a host.

Hip-hop hopefuls can expect auditions for Rhythm & Flow to begin not only soon, but nationwide. The judges’ home cities of Chicago, New York, and Atlanta will naturally serve as audition sites. Established rappers from each city to host Rhythm & Flow auditions will sit in on the try-outs as guest judges. Those interested in auditioning for the Netflix series can learn more about Rhythm & Flow, here.

H/T: High Snobiety

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Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, & T.I. To Judge Netflix Hip-Hop Competition Show

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Cardi BCardi B, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. have signed on to judge Rhythm + Flow, an upcoming hip-hop competition reality show from Netflix. Over the course of 10 hour-long episodes filmed in multiple cities including New York, Chicago, and Atlanta, the three main judges and a series of local guest judges will “search for the … More »

Flying Lotus to score LeSean Thomas’ and Lakeith Stanfield’s new anime series ‘Yasuke’

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Flying Lotus to score LeSean Thomas’ and Lakeith Stanfield’s new anime series ‘Yasuke’Flying Lotus 3d Live

Flying Lotus has been recruited by Netflix to produce the score of Yasuke, and upcoming anime Netflix original series starring Lakeith Stanfield. Yasuke will be directed by LeSean Thomas, a man with an eclectic background in animated series having given the world The Boondocks and Black Dynamite. Thomas’ productions have had a consistent raw, humorous, and above all honest, focus on black life in America, successfully delivered through superb animation, mindful scrips, and exhilarating hype-inducing scores.

Yasuke will follow a former samurai who picks his sword up once again to protect a child from mysterious forces that want to see the innocent murdered. The ronin who will be voiced acted by Stanfield, of Atlanta and Sorry To Bother You fame, is based on an African samurai who formerly performed duties under the feudal lord Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period or the Warring States period in Japan which occurred between the 15th to 17th centuries.

Flying Lotus is sure to put his all into this series as the Brainfeeder head-honcho is also acting as an executive producer. FlyLo is also due to release a major multi-instrumental collaborative 10-year anniversary box set Brainfeeder X on Nov. 16.

Avicii Documentary for Oscar Consideration

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Last week, I posted about how the Avicii documentary could be coming back. The documentary was pulled from Netflix shortly after the artist’s death. Now, the documentary is qualified for Oscar consideration. Director and producer Levan Tsikurishvili took to Instagram to share what the qualification means to him and everyone involved with the film. “This documentary hasn’t

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Avicii documentary may receive reinstatement to Netflix repertoire

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Avicii documentary may receive reinstatement to Netflix repertoireAvicii True Stories 1

Levan Tsikurishvili, director of Avicii: True Storieshas recently inspired reason to believe the once wildly popular documentary on the since-deceased Tim Bergling (Avicii) and his epochal contributions to dance music could soon regain its seat on the Netflix roster.

Tsikurishvili, who also directed Avicii’s 2013 tour documentary and a considerable slice of Avicii’s other multimedia releases, recently took to Instagram with a blurred version of the True Stories cover photo, including the caption, “Watch Out.!!! #somethingiscomingsoon #ATS.” The decision to wipe the documentary from Netflix this past April following Avicii’s untimely death sent fans reeling. However, it’s likely the world will soon be reacquainted the True Stories, which gracefully traces Avicii’s harrowing sonic journey as he faces the weighty and often tumultuous task of navigating super-stardom. The documentary contains a great deal of behind-the-scenes footage Tsikurishvili, a close friend of the DJ/producer, included with the intention of illuminating the infamous artist’s identity in his entirety:

“Everybody knows Avicii but very few people know Tim. I think this documentary really shows Tim’s struggle and strength of character,” Tsikurishvili said to DJ Mag about the film. “Being a worldwide superstar artist is not as easy as it looks on Instagram.”

 

 

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Could The Avicii Documentary Be Coming Back?

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Once upon a time, there was a documentary about Avicii called True Stories that you could find on Netflix. The documentary showed the hectic life of the world famous DJ, from touring to his health problems. Shortly after the DJ’s death, the documentary had been removed from Netflix and hasn’t returned yet. But today, the producer of True Stories posted

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Netflix to launch music history documentary series, ‘ReMastered’

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Netflix to launch music history documentary series, ‘ReMastered’Gettyimages 866643100

Netflix’s newest original series will take a trip down musical memory lane. Entitled “ReMastered,” the music history documentary will profile a different musician during each successive installment. Slated for an October 12 debut, “ReMastered” will devote episodes to several artists, including Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash, Jam Master Jay, and more.

Although the concept of a music history documentary is not exactly novel, “ReMastered” directors have promised that the series will publicize “discoveries and insight beyond what’s been previously reported” about the musicians featured on the show. “ReMastered” boasts a diversely talented directorial staff comprised of Kief Davidson, Barbara Kopple, Sara Dosa, Brian Oakes, Stuart Sender, B.J. Perlmutt, Kelly Duana de la Vega, and Sam Cullman.

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TOKiMONSTA reveals full extent of her recovery from brain surgeries and relearning music on final episode of Vox’s Netflix series, explained

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TOKiMONSTA reveals full extent of her recovery from brain surgeries and relearning music on final episode of Vox’s Netflix series, explainedTokimonsta Music Eplained

On the Netflix original “explained” created by Vox, the show aims to explain why humans are able to uniquely master musicality relative to other animals. Researchers discuss how music can help people relearn how to speak and with patients with movement disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, move more fluidly.

Jennifer Lee, aka TOKiMONSTA, was featured in episode due to her brain injury which lead to two brain surgeries. She had been deeply ingrained in the music industry, but due to her prognosis, she was all of a sudden not able to hear. This made her a valuable subject, as the documentary continues to explain music’s sonic qualities and why musicians who are able to create musical perception have an extraordinarily unique ability.

Cut to TOKiMONSTA, who explained she was diagnosed with Moyamoya in 2015, a disease where blood flow to the brain is constricted. After her first surgery, she couldn’t talk or understand anyone else talking. She watched Portlandia to recover and soon realized she didn’t understand the music in the intro song. A second surgery was needed. Her brain eventually healed, and could understand music, but she still couldn’t produce music. She retaught herself in a three month period, ending the episode by saying, “I wanted to live every moment like it was the last day I’d be able to make music again.”

 

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deadmau5 is working on his film score debut

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deadmau5 is working on his film score debutDeadmau5 Mau5ville Level 2

The mau5 is “out of the bag” and in the studio working on the inaugural film score of his career. deadmau5 originally declared his interest in film score writing following the release of where’s the drop?, the mau5trap producer’s full-length orchestral album. “I’ve always wanted to go into film scoring,” deadmau5 said at the time of where’s the drop?‘s arrival. “I think that this is a better entry point because now I’m like fucking walking the walk, as opposed to fucking talking the talk. Which is all you can do before anyone would think that you are capable of scoring a film, you know what I mean?”

deadmau5 similarly expressed his hope that where’s the drop? would resonate with figures in the film industry. “Hopefully this kind of puts me on the radar with professionals in that area or even the public to want something like that,” deadmau5 stated, “It would be cool to custom-write music for some kind of story. That’d be cool.” Judging by deadmau5’s recent tweet, where’s the drop? certainly registered on the “radars” of film producers, as the mau5ville head has now landed his first film score. deadmau5 will compose the score for Constantin Film and Netflix’s joint production, Polar.

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