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A new UK rave culture drama titled “Beats” is due to release May 17th and the trailer has just been revealed.

The drama is produced by Steven Soderbergh and features music from Optimo’s JD Twitch.

Directed by Brian Welsh (who also directed ‘black mirror’), the film is set in Scotland during the summer of 1994 and basically examines the 1990’s rave scene in the UK.

The Music And Cast Of Beats

The movie is about a pair of friends, played by actors Cristian Ortega and Lorn Macdonald, as they become accustomed with the free party scene of the 90’s before they separate into their own adulting paths.

Writers, Brian Welsh and Kieran Hurley offer a gripping look back to early days of the UK’s rave scene. Music from the prodigy, Carl Craig, Plastikman, orbital and LFO features in the film along with JD Twitch curating the musical selections making up the film’s soundtrack.

Beats was initially premiered at the Rotterdam film festival and will be screened at the upcoming Dublin international film festival and Glasgow film festivals, before officially releasing on May 17.

Watch The Trailer