Good news everyone, our much-lauded series Music Nation is hitting Channel 4 again, returning to screens on 5 November. Series two takes a look back at the impact of London's grime scene, Sheffield bassline, the art-school pop of Glasgow, British South Asian ravers from the 1990s and features artists as celebrated and diverse as Dizzee Rascal, HudMo and Jesus and The Mary Chain.
Commissioned by Jonny Rothery for Channel4, Music Nation is executive produced byRavi Amaratunga for Dazed Vision, the in-house production arm of Dazed Group.
Amaratunga commented, "We're delighted to be working on Music Nation for a second series. It's an honour to once again celebrate such diverse underground music scenes that cumulatively helped define who we are, and what Britain is today. This time we've gone bigger, brasher and bolder, tackling more controversies and featuring a more diverse set than ever before. The show is a genuine rarity in television that balances authentic and authored filmmaking in a groundbreaking way."
First up in the series is "Open Mic", directed by Ewen Spencer, the filmmaker behind series one's Brandy and Coke, the highly emotional documentary that focussed on UK garage. Get ready another for more unique glimpses into the UK's music scenes that have defined culture as we know it today.