The Heatwave are known for throwing mad parties, and Showtime on 15th June 2011 was madder than most. But Showtime was more than just a party. It was an explosion of UK dancehall history, bringing together legends from every era of UK rave music to share the mic and spit lyrics over classic dancehall riddims.
In this feature length film, Rollo Jackson (Tape Crackers, Toddla T, Hot Chip) captures the magical live performances and takes us behind the bright lights and onstage hype, conducting in-depth interviews with pioneers of the UK bashment scene like Glamma Kid, Stush, Skibadee and Riko Dan.
The result is an epic document of UK music culture and a vital piece of oral history, telling a story which is often forgotten or misrepresented by the mainstream.
Featuring Wiley, General Levy, Glamma Kid, Skibadee, Asher Senator, Stush, Lady Chann, Riko Dan, Mr Williamz, YT, Stylo G, Flow Dan, Serocee, Lady Leshurr, Rubi Dan & Seanie T.
70m live show/documentary