Steven Strik

Strik’s Picks

With one of our largest film programmes to date, In-Edit NL is again packed with great music documentaries across a wide range of genre, subjects, and artists.

We know it can be tough to find what exactly to watch, but luckily, we’ve got some advice. We’ve asked our friend and the Melkweg Film programmer Steven Strik to give us some of the titles he’s most looking forward to at the fifth In-Edit NL.


God Said Give ’Em Drum Machines

A must see for electronic music fans! This Dutch premiere of the clearly super researched doc on the birth of the beat in Detroit is enthralling and gives a voice to artist that have been overlooked so far.


CAN and Me

My love for CAN started with the inclusion of one of their songs on the trippy crime film Inherent Vice (2014) – the song is the ever awesome Vitamin C – but obviously I was late to the party, because CAN is a hugely influential German electronic pioneering act that you should know more about!


One of the more fascinating areas of Amsterdam has had a long history of musical output that has been largely ignored, this short locally produced film highlights the artist and people involved and shares some of its – and perhaps everyone’s – love for the BIMS

NIGHTCLUBBING: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC

Nightclubbing: Punk Rock in NYC

When you think of legendary New York venues you think of The Apollo or perhaps Studio 54, but this doc makes the case for Max’s Kansas City as one of the city’s most epic spots. And honestly after seeing the film you will regret missing out ever attending the place!

GETTING IT BACK: The Story of Cymande

Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande

Another legendary but overlooked act, that can’t be credited enough for the influence they have had on a number of sounds. But it’s not just a story of musical inspiration, also an immigrant story that highlights the complicated British history on the topic – all and all it’s a heartwarming and inspiring documentary that can’t be missed!

Look at Me: XXXTentacion

Look At Me: XXXtentacion

A film that became increasingly relevant recently after three people were found guilty of XXXtentacion’s murder. The film works both as a portrait of an uncompromising and flawed artist that didn’t get to utilize his full potential, as well as a fascinating look at the industry in which he was moving with unstoppable pace.