A new book telling the story of the “99% of DJs who never make it big” is set to be released by Velocity Press.
Harold Heath, who is a regular DJ Mag contributor, will publish his debut book, Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ to Small-time DJ, in May, exploring the less glamorous side of life as a jobbing DJ. The book is described as “a journey of 30 odd years on a low-level, economy-class rollercoaster through the ups and downs of an ever-changing music industry.”
A book to honour the late-UK music legend Andrew Weatherall is being published through the iconic magazine Jockey Slut.
The history of electronic instruments is charted in a new book, 'Synthesizer Evolution: From Analogue to Digital (and Back)'.
Published by Velocity Press, with a release date set for January 2021 and pre-orders currently being taken, author Oli Freke has conducted painstaking research in order to chronicle the development of synthesizers since their introduction in the 1960s through to today.
Running from 1994 to 2014, drum & bass magazine Knowledge was essential for any true fan of the genre.
Known as Kmag, Knowledge was one of the first British dance music magazines to treat drum & bass with the reverence and respect it deserved. With the latest news and reviews, interviews with the scene’s biggest players or incredible mix CDs, Kmag was crucial for so many fans.
Which is partly why Kmag co-founder Colin Steven is bringing back Kmag one last time:
A new book exploring the roots, origins and development of bleep techno, Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bleep Music, will be released later this year by Velocity Press.
Written by dance music journalist and DJ Mag contributor Matt Anniss, the book features a mixture of social and musical history including stories from bleep's Yorkshire pioneers to the birth of hardcore and jungle in London and the South.
Electronic Music Books
Despite the ever-growing gadget list for on-screen reading devices, few things beat an old-fashioned book to have and to hold. Every year, there are tons of new and repressed electronic music books, covering histories and eras from acid and Chicago house to disco, rave and everything in between. Here’s our pick of long-reads that’ll keep you inspired well into 2019. Give the gift of after-party one-upmanship this Xmas.
Martin Garrix has announced an ADE pop-up store at X BANK in Amsterdam next month.
Running from 18th to 21st October, the day before the shop opens (17th October) will see the new Garrix photography book, 'Life = Crazy', launched, which will form a focal point for the temporary retail space.
Superstar DJ Martin Garrix is stepping away from the decks and towards the writing table by launching his own book.
Entitled LIFE = CRAZY, the new release will tell the visual story of the dutch icon's whirlwind life and career, as seen through the lens of his personal photographer and friend Louis van Baar.
Although Garrix's story has been told in this format before, the new release offers a chance to take a more detailed look inside his life, with personal moments as well as his biggest shows captured in hundreds of never-before-seen photographs.