John Peel’s Record Collection
One of the most interesting film projects KamKam has been a part of (camera, editing, colour grading) in recent months.
The piece concerns an important person in the British music scene – John Peel – a DJ, producer, journalist, who’s discovered/promoted many bands known today (Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Pulp, the Cure, Joy Division or Soft Machine). In those days only a few DJs had the freedom to play their own records. He was the first to play psychedelic rock and progressive rock on the radio. Within the framework of John Peel’s Record Boxes, a number of short documentaries is being shot. All record boxes are produced in cooperation with The Space, John Peel Archive in the UK.
Joe Boyd’s Record Box
Joe Boyd, appeared in the first episode. Again, it suffices to say “a legend” – producer and founder of the UFO club in the 1960s; discoverer of Pink Floyd and producer of many seminal records.
Mala’s Record Box
The second of 6 Record Boxes commissioned by The Space has been compiled by Mala of Digital Mystikz.
Mala took a look through the history of Dubstep, Jungle and Drum ‘n Bass using high resolution images and recordings from John’s own record collection.
Don Letts’ Record Box
Through John Peel’s collection, this third Record Box tells the story of the Punky Reggae Party.
The latest episode of the Record Boxes series features Don Letts. The legendary DJ and director (The Punk Rock Movie, Dancehall Queen) has spent a day at John’s house, picking a dozen records and using them to recreate the romance between rebels from two different parts of the globe – nihilistic British punks and sound system partygoers.