Back In The House
Back in the House is a rocket ride to the past. You travel back in time to the early days of House music and the New York City music scene. It is an exciting journey that features many of the House music greats such as Masters at Work, David Morales, Roger Sanchez, Kerri Chandler, Barbara Tucker, Ultra Nate and more.
The documentary centres around the life of a young, aspiring actor who goes to New York from his home city, Paris. His earliest introduction to House music came from listening to radio shows featuring DJ Dimitri from Paris. He was also a frequent visitor to a small club in Paris that held about 400 people where he saw MAW, Frankie Knuckles, Tenaglia, Murk and others. He knew he was listening to something new with amazing energy. He’d stay till 5.00 am on Sunday morning, powered by the intensity and excitement of this new form of music.
When he got to NYC, he explored the iconic record stores about which he had heard so much: EightBall, Vinylmania, Dance Tracks and others. He was determined to buy the latest music from these hottest stores and return to Paris triumphant in his quest.
He ventures into record labels, trying to get interviews and meet the leading lights of the business. He explores the club scene and despite the odds, and a big number of bouncers and door guards, manages to get into the hottest clubs for house music including Palladium, Tunnel and Twilo. What he finds and loves is hundreds of people who worship the music, whose sole goal is to listen to the greats and immerse themselves in the new sound. It is all about the music and nothing else.
He takes us on a tour of other cities and their club: Chicago, Newark, Miami, Detroit and other great American cities where House music is exploding. He then takes us on a tour of European cities and ultimately back to his native Paris.
And in the end, he wishes for the early days of the House music scene in NYC. The club scene began to change. The music was only a part of the appeal and the attraction. The singular worship of the music was gone. And in its place was a new world where the music had its role, but no longer was it the solo act it had once been. He missed those days, and by the end of the documentary, you will miss them too.