New Breed Documentary 1989

New Breed Documentary 1989 (2016)

  • Genre: Documentary, Music
  • Release Date: 2016-03-30
  • Runtime: 1h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Wardance Production
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Woods


The New Breed Documentary chronicles a cassette compilation put out by Freddy Alva & Chaka Malik in 1989. New York Hardcore was undergoing a transition at the end of the 80's & this generational shift was exemplified by the bands that were featured on the compilation.The story of the tape is at heart the story of NYC & kids that grew up in it's five boroughs as well as related outposts in Long Island/Yonkers. A unique set of social/economic circumstances during the 70's & 80's forged the individuals that went on to make up the New York Hardcore scene. This full length documentary profiles band members/fanzine editors/record label heads & fans that made up this vibrant scene with narration by NYHC book author Tony Rettman. It's unheard of for a feature film to focus on an outdated analog format like a cassette compilation but it is through the eyes of these individuals that a spotlight is shined onto those tumultuous times & what is ultimately a tribute to a bygone era.

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  • Djinji Brown

    as Himself
  • James Damon

    as Himself
  • Kevin Egan

    as Himself
  • Andy Guida

    as Himself
  • Astoria Lou

    as Himself
  • Chaka Malik

    as Himself
  • Adam Nathanson

    as Himself
  • Carl Porcaro

    as Himself
  • Michael Scondotto

    as Himself
  • Joe Songco

    as Himself
  • Dave Stein

    as Himself
  • Gavin Van Vlack

    as Himself
  • Brendan White

    as Himself
  • Bill Wilson

    as Himself
  • Chris Wynne

    as Himself
  • Tony Rettman

    as Narrator
  • Sacha Jenkins

Editing Orlando Arce Editor
Production Freddy Alva Producer
Directing John Woods Director