For us and like many others, New York City will always remain as one of the pioneer cities to birth new music and culture. After the fall of ’90’s club scene during the Giuliani redevelopment era came a new trend on nightlife- the push-button DJ along with VIP table and bottle service. Many will say it was the beginning of the end. Like most trends there is a cycle of dormancy before they reappear for the next generation, but the foundation always remains the same- paying tribute to the old and merely reinventing the sound wheel under new forms of technology along with the chance to reawaken the senses for a whole new crop of music lovers. Take a look at this interesting film short via Red Bull Music Academy as they take a look at some of today’s emerging artist’s trying to make their mark in the city that never sleeps.

New York has always inspired new generations of artists to push music forward. Rough Around The Edges sheds light on the relationship between the city and the people who live in it, and showcases some of those who are breaking past those boundaries today. More than a comprehensive documentary about the scene and its key figureheads, it’s an exploration of how the creation of art is inevitably connected to its direct circumstances.

Artists appearing in the film include Nicolas Jaar, Anthony Naples and Dev Hynes AKA Blood Orange, who is currently making waves as a producer and songwriter for the likes of Solange and Jessie Ware. The film also features some of the New York’s most influential DJs, label heads and promoters, including Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave), Charles Damga (UNO), Venus X (GHE20 G0TH1K) and Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin, the creative minds behind the infamous Mister Saturday Night parties.