“Devil In The Disco” delves into the world of Electronica and the wider subject of the “French Touch” within the genre. We examine its history and its future, and the relationship with its greatest fans and collaborators. The combination of retro culture and electronic music reminds us of the anxiety faced by French society during the experience of modernisation in the 1960s and ‘70s. Interviews include artists such as JB Dunckel of Air, Dimitri from Paris, and Cedric Marszewski (Pilooski)
An intrinsic part of the film is artist Bernard Fèvre, a self-taught French composer who spent half his lifetime discovering what we now know as electronica. We explore the improbable story of a Frenchman’s thirty-year rise to fame, his emergence on the British club scene just as he was planning his retirement, and the homage paid him by Chemical Brothers and Aphex Twin, which would confirm the mastery – and myth – of his extraordinary music.
Production Company: Gizmo Films/Mutiny Media/Espresso TV
Director/Producer: George Butler
Producer: Charlotte Arden, Ronja Schistek
Executive Producer: Peter Dunphy, David Hooper
Assistant Producer: Tiana Linden
Music: Bernard Fèvre (in collaboration with Alter-K music publishing and label)