Netflix to launch music history documentary series, ‘ReMastered’

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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.

H/T: Pitchfork

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.

Photo credit: F. Scott Schafer

Rashida Jones Directing Quincy Jones Documentary For Netflix

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Rashida Jones has directed a documentary about her father Quincy Jones that will premiere on Netflix on 9/21, as Variety reports. The streaming company just announced the existence of Quincy today. It’ll explore the legendary musician’s long and storied career, which includes a record-making 79 Grammy nominations and 27 wins. More »

Ben Affleck Predicted Spotify and Netflix In This 2003 Interview

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While 2003 wasn’t necessarily one of the best years for Ben Affleck after starring in Gigli), Ben Affleck predicted the rise of TV, movie, and music streaming services like Netflix and Spotify. “I think an annual subscription-based system is one that works,” he offered. “It will be movies on-demand but it will be a tiered

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The Director of Netflix’s Ibiza Has Never Been To Ibiza

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Most of the dance music community has now been made aware of Netflix’s new original movie, Ibiza. Despite being threatened with a lawsuit since the movie wasn’t actually filmed in Ibiza, the film is about three girls that ditch their work trip to fly to Ibiza. Against the main character’s better judgement, she ends up

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Director of Netflix’s ‘Ibiza’ has never been to Ibiza

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Director of Netflix’s ‘Ibiza’ has never been to IbizaAle Richanbach Ibiza

In an awkward interview with Mixmag, director of the new Netflix original film, Ibiza, Alex Richanbach, reveals he’s never been to the island of Ibiza. Granted, the movie is a light rom-com about three girlfriends traveling to Spain for “work.” Let’s just say the European party scene took over, and not much professionalism ensued. The protagonist, played by Gillian Jacobs, ends up falling in love with an EDM DJ, played by Richard Madden, and supposed hilarity ensues.

When Mixmag interviewer Jeremy Abbott asked Richanbach if he’s ever been to Ibiza, the director revealed he’s never even been.

“You know I hadn’t been able to go,” he told Abbott. “So I did all my research through our writer who spent a lot of time there and also Richard Madden who spent a lot of time there and I sort of watched as much as I could from a documentary stand-point and I read books and did as much as I could. But the speed of which we prepped the film I wasn’t able to get there.”

Abbott continues pushing the subject by mentioning the Spanish government’s disapproval and potential lawsuit. The movie was filmed in Croatia, which Abbott points out adds to the misrepresentation of the Ibiza brand and vibe. There were also accusations of stereotyping the island’s culture and drug use. The director’s response was to highlight a writer and actor of the film who spent time in Ibiza.

Read the full interview here.

H/T: Mixmag

Photo Credit: @alexrichanbach/Instagram

Will Ferrell Writing And Starring In Netflix Comedy Based On Eurovision Song Contest

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Will FerrellWill Ferrell will star in a new comedy for Netflix about the Eurovision Song Contest. The film, called Eurovision, will be co-written by Ferrell and Andrew Steele, as Deadline reports. More »

Dolly Parton Scripted Anthology Coming To Netflix

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Dolly PartonNetflix is taking a page from NBC’s playbook. After two TV movies based on Dolly Parton songs on the broadcast network, the streaming giant has picked up an eight-episode scripted anthology with the same premise. The untitled Parton anthology will see each episode based on a song by the country music icon. Parton will serve … More »

Netflix Shares The Trailer For New Original Film ‘Ibiza’

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While Netflix has some of the best original series, documentaries, and movies, Netflix looks like it’s coming up short with the brand new film titled Ibiza. The storyline shows a boss sending one of her employees to Barcelona (Ibiza) because of her “energy” (meaning lady parts). As the employee travels overseas with her best friends,

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