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New book exploring the history of UK soundsystem culture gets release date

Joe Muggs and Brian David Stevens' Bass, Mids, Tops is out on 13th December

The release date for a new book that delves into the history of UK soundsystem culture has been announced.

Written by dance music writer Joe Muggs and featuring portraits by Brian David Stevens, Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Sound System Culture will be published on Friday, 13th December.

Comprising new interviews with the likes of Dubmaster Dennis Bovell, Skream, Youth, Norman Jay MBE, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, and others, the book "presents the story of the bassline of Britain, in the words of those who lived and shaped it."

The press release continues: "Pumped through towering, home-built speakers, often directly onto the thronged streets of events like the Notting Hill Carnival, the pulsating bass lines of reggae, dub, rave, jungle, trip hop, dubstep, and grime have shaped the worlds of several generations of British youth culture but have often been overlooked by historians obsessed with swinging London, punk, and Britpop."

Fully illustrated in black and white, the book can be pre-ordered here for £25.00.

Check out the full cover for the book below.

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