“No government. No rules. Just go out and have a good time.” That’s the opening salvo of Underground Zero, the first film we’d like to highlight in a new weekly feature called Friday Matinee, in which we’ll hip you to a classic dance-music film or documentary that you can absorb over the weekend.
Featuring interviews with DJ Monk, DJ Three, promoter Uncle Ted, and tons of other scene-makers, Underground Zero is a real slice-of-life kind of documentary that takes the Tampa rave scene of the ’90s at face value—more an ethnography than a penetrating examine of causes and effects. But all the same, it’s got some awesome footage of the parties themselves and more than its fair share of funny interviews with rollin’ ravers and those credited with the community’s foundations. Enjoy!