The Trip was broadcast in the wee small hours of the morning on Channel4 in 1999. In its first series, it combined stunning footage of NASA launches and military excercises with (at the time) cutting edge electronica with the second series introducing a broader range of eye candy for the post-club comedown. The first series is currently showing again on 4oD – definitely worth watching while you can.
Maybe a revival is in order? The days of finding such oddities in the small hours seems like a distant memory, but electronic music is in rude health a decade on and it’s never been easier to find classic footage. Maybe we’ll have a go…
Video: The Trip, episode 1
Episode tracklistings: Channel4 1999 website (archive.org)
Thanks to Ben from Epic45 for reminding me about The Trip.