Donk is a unique and eclectic dance music genre hailing from the United Kingdom. It combines elements of happy hardcore, with manic MCing, and most prominently of all, the “donk” sound itself – a distinctive noise recognized around the world. Beloved by young teenagers, and those who enjoy a more intense night out, donk raves provide an escape from the often harsh realities of their daily lives.
Recently, documentary filmmaker Jaimie Hodgson explored donk’s origins in depth for the film Donk: The Movie. He traveled to Bolton and Burnley, cities in Lancashire where donk originated. Here he met aspiring 12-year-old MCs as well as premier DJ Greenie at his mother’s house. Furthermore, he spoke to The Blackout Crew – one of the only donks MCs to have released a song to date. They took him to Wigan Pier – considered by many as the spiritual home of donk culture – for an unforgettable party experience.
The documentary provides an eye-opening look into this vibrant subculture and how it has become so popular among British youth today. With its infectious beat and energetic atmosphere, viewers will get a real sense of what it’s like to attend one of these raves firsthand. And although there are some dark moments in its coverage that reflect on the area’s struggles and hardships, Donk: The Movie is ultimately about hope; showcasing how this genre has been able to bring joy and unity into desperate times for thousands across UK cities.
So if you’re looking for something new and different in music documentaries, be sure to check out Donk: The Movie! You won’t regret it – it’s guaranteed to bring a smile or two!