The documentary is a fascinating look at the people behind Soulwax, Nite Verisons, 2 Many Djs or any of their other names they go bye. The documentary follows their new concept of touring called “Radio Soulwax” which, sees them play as Soulwax and DJ under their 2 Many Djs name as well as other people join in for the fun. It was also great to hear interview with all the other acts they had as well because you never get to hear much from these artists. James Murphy, Tiga, and Nancy Whang provide a lot of interview that really showcase the personalities of these guys. Tiga’s few clips were great because the guy seemed so revved up and excited it was wonderful. But, I think what he said about Soulwax was dead on “they were godfathers.”
The footage from the live shows were so amazing. The angry and the power in the live sets can really be seen. After one of the shows there is a great clip of a guy licking a young ladies leg which was just a hilarious. After awhile, it was hard to imagine how hard this must have been for Soulwax. They were performing live and DJ’ing each night after awhile that has go to take a toll on you. You can see at times during the film that they just looked very tired and broken down. Another, great little tidbit was the story behind the brilliant track “NY Excuse.” I had no idea after all this time that James Murphy worked on the track.
“Part Of The Weekend Never Dies” is a great look at some of the pioneers of this new moment. Soulwax were a big part of it but it also seems that everyone is friend and they are all close. If you don’t already have “Any Minute Now” seriously go out and grab a copy along with this as this some life altering stuff right here.
By John Siwicki