If you are a fan of EDM, you're highly anticipating Netflix's film XOXO. Due out on August 16th, XOXO will either be a masterful visual that represents the dance music community or it will be another dud like We Are Your Friends. As of now, nobody is anticipating a middle ground.
The fact that Pete Tong was the musical adviser helps. With people like Modern Family's Sarah Hyland and comic ChrisD'Elia acting in the film as well, that puts another reason for a positive outlook on the table.
With the trailer comes some insight into the plot. We're sure to get some lovey-dovey plot lines, but what looks to be the main focus of the film is every DJ's dream: a last minute slot at a gigantic festival.
Here at Electric Family we're ready for this one. We're pumped. The trailer has us on the edge of our seat even more than we previously were with the announcement of the film and the unveiling of Pete Tong's involvement. We're also hyped on the fact that there may or may not be some Electric Family threads in the film. Check the trailer to find out for yourself!
Over the past several years, electronic dance music has had a monstrous rise from a niche, underground occurrence to a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. With it has come new outlets for musicians and producers, including films, which brought movies like "We Are Your Friends" to the table.
However, that portrayal of dance music culture didn't go over as hot as planned, but now something with even bigger plans is coming along. "XOXO" a Netflix original movie, is showing viewers what happens when six individuals meet at a music festival. What's making even the hardiest of ravers have extreme interest in this flick? The music supervisor, Pete Tong.
Pete Tong is one of the most iconic pioneers of electronic music. If you're unfamiliar, just some of his accolades including hosting shows on BBC1, co-founding the International Music Summit, and has been honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Safe to say, "XOXO" is in good hands.
Not only will Pete be supervising the music, but he is also listed as a producer of the film, next to Joe Russell, Christopher Louie, Max Leitman and Dan Shafer. "XOXO" is set to debut on Netflix on August 26th.