Can You Feel It? How Dance Music Conquered the World Part 1: The Beat

2017 • 1h 00m

House music is now one of the most popular music genres on the planet. The charts are packed with 4/4 tunes made or remixed by superstar DJs. The irresistible and relentless groove of the dance floor fills clubs and stadiums, themes the biggest TV shows, and is the soundtrack to mega-advertising. You can't escape the beat. But how did we get here?

In the first episode of Can You Feel It? How Dance Music Conquered the World we follow the 4/4 beat from its disco origins through remix culture to house, techno, acid house, and the current EDM explosion. With contributions from disco legends like Nicky Siano and Tom Moulton, house pioneers like Marshall Jefferson, Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk, and Steve 'Silk' Hurley, Detroit techno inventors Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May and modern DJ superstars such as Pete Tong and David Guetta.