Before Star Wars George Lucas’s first feature length 1971 debut was THX 1138, a stylistic Sci-FI movie starring Robert Duval and Donald Pleasence. This MBM tour saw ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION (ADF) perform their exhilarating and fast moving live score along to this paranoid, cult and heavily sampled film.
ADF are celebrated for their brilliant live shows and for performing live soundtracks to films including La Haine and Battle of Algiers. They wear their political hearts on their sleeves as this timely reinterpretation shows; in today’s surveillance led and electronically driven society many of THX 1138 themes have proved to be very prescient.
“Thank you so much for believing in the project and allowing it to happen as it did. It took great vision on MBM’s part to see its potential which, thanks to you, is still growing. It’s rare these days to see organisations helping something as leftfield as THX to get out there and develop, so a massive thanks back at you and all the people at MBM.” – Steve Savale, Asian Dub Foundation