As young Jamaican immigrants across Brooklyn were coming of age during the 80s and 90s they were drawn to dancehall music to keep connected to life back home. Their preservation of key elements of culture through deejays, sound systems, and energetic dancing in New York’s seedy underground provides the unique atmosphere for an influential movement that was bubbling up in the shadow of hip hop.

Shot in New York City and Kingston, Jamaica under the guidance of executive producer Shaggy (Orville Richard Burrell), and complemented by the safeguarded VHS tapes from notorious videomen of the times, this film from first-time director Ben Digiacomo satisfies the need for documentation of stories about the remarkable rise of the most under acknowledged music genre and its ever-present influence on a younger generation of Caribbean-Americans.