For those who don’t know, EDM is an acronym for electronic dance music.
The movie is called “We Are Your Friends” and is an awfully corny title, in my opinion. It will be directed by Max Joseph and will premiere on August 28th, 2015.
Check out the trailer below:
Now, as an actual DJ myself, my hopes for this movie are that music producers and DJs are properly represented and it showcases actual problems and situations we face.
I also hope the film doesn’t inspire people to start DJing if they only part they like is the social aspect. That would be just wrong.
Allegedly, to better understand his role, Zac Efron spent real time with actual big name DJs before the filming of the movie, but hopefully his script allows him to keep it as realistic as possible.
As a side note, in the the film Efron says 128 (beats per minute) is the ‘magic number’, meaning he’s going to be playing different kinds of house and techno music which is not something I can relate to because I play at 75-80 beats per minute. That is a different market altogether.
Here is a good example of what he might play in the film:
And an example of what I play (produced by yours truly):
Hopefully, this film showcases DJing as it really is.