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Photo of colourful flyers and memorabilia from the 90s queer clubbing scene

A new book showcasing club flyers from New York’s ‘90s queer scene is set to be released by Daken Press. Getting In (available to pre-order...

Aphex Twin

A new book analysing every Aphex Twin album and track has been released. Written by 17-year-old author Beau Waddell and published by Sonicbond as part...

Acid detroit

A new book explores Detroit's musical and social history from the 1960s onwards. Written by Joe Molloy, Acid Detroit: A Psychedelic Story of Motor City...

The Icon

Velocity Press has announced a new addition to its The Icon Catalogue series, titled Dubstep Vol. 1. The zines profile record labels in specific sounds...

People dancing

Dance Your Way Home is a new book by music and culture writer Emma Warren. Subtitled ‘A Journey Through The Dancefloor’, Emma travels through a number of different dance spaces over time — from school discos to the fiercest drum & bass raves, and many places in between — to focus on a set of people who have often been left out of dance music history. Here, we run an excerpt from the book that Emma picked out for DJ Mag that focuses on how house music grew at Chicago's sock hops

School dances, or ‘sock hops’ in the gradually disappearing terminology of the 1950s, were standard fare across the U.S, although Mendel High students in the...

007 L'altro mondo

A new book, Temporary Pleasure, explores nightclub architecture and design from the 1960s to today. Created by John Leo Gillen and published by Prestel on...

New book explores raving as a radical queer and trans practice in late capitalism

A new book dives into New York's queer and trans rave scene during late-stage capitalism. Raving, by New York-based Australian author and scholar McKenzie Wark...

Members Only

A new book collecting classic UK rave and acid house membership cards is set to be published on 1st September by Velocity Press. The deluxe...

Events in London, Brighton, and Southampton offer three chances to catch up with the UK house and techno icon

Carl Cox is giving fans a chance to meet him at a series of book signings taking place across southern England next week. 

The 'Three...

The James T. Kirk and Two Fingas story centres on Black British men amid a lost weekend in the UK capital

'JUNGLIST', the first novel written about the London jungle scene of the early 1990s, is coming back into print for the first time in more...

From the histories of global scenes, sounds and labels, to explorations of music’s power to alter the fabric of society and forge communities, here are...

DJ Mag contributor Harold Heath’s debut book lands on Velocity Press in May

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...

160-pages featuring interviews with Danny Rampling, Bobbie Gillespie and Radioactiveman

A book to honour the late-UK music legend Andrew Weatherall is being published through the iconic magazine Jockey Slut.

Appropriately titled 'Andrew Weatherall: A Jockey...

From imposing modular synths to classic Moogs

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...

The gift that keeps on giving

Giving the gift of books is giving endless joy, learning and re-learning – never a bad choice, and where these electronic music books are concerned...

One for your collection... 

Running from 1994 to 2014, drum & bass magazine Knowledge was essential for any true fan of the genre. 

Known as Kmag, Knowledge was one...

Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bleep Music is written by regular DJ Mag contributor, Matt Anniss...

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...

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...

Expect queues... 

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...

It tells the visual story of his whirlwind career...

Superstar DJ Martin Garrix is stepping away from the decks and towards the writing table by launching his own book.

Entitled LIFE = CRAZY, the...