Our fourth book Bedroom Beats & B-sides details the rise of a new generation of bedroom producers in the instrumental hip-hop and electronic music scenes. Here author Laurent Fintoni explains how the idea for the book can be traced way back to 2008. (more…)
Tim Burgess from The Charlatans recently added an extensive list of music book recommendations to his website. There are some great books well worth checking out but, as usual with these lists, it mostly includes rock titles with a token few on electronic music and club culture. However, it did inspire us to create our own list of recommended electronic music books. We've deliberately excluded all our own books as you can check them all here. If your favourite is missing please write a few sentences about it, send it to us and we'll add it. Thanks to Russell Deeks (editor, iDJ magazine),...
For the last six months, I’d been working towards the launch date of 2 April 2020 for our second book, State Of Bass: the Origins of Jungle/Drum & Bass by Martin James. Everything had gone to plan and we were on schedule to make the date. It was now time for marketing and promotion to let everyone know about it. My highlight of any book marketing campaign is the launch tour. I work from home on my own so it’s always nice travelling and meeting fellow music fans in person. I also enjoy spending quality time with authors too. I...
Veteran artist Junior Tomlin is renowned for his stunning flyer and record cover art, mostly produced during the golden era of rave culture. His visionary work combines influences from sci-fi, surrealism, fantasy, futurism and comics. (more…)
Veteran music journalist Martin James (Melody Maker, Muzik, DJ, Mixmag, Electronic Sound) wrote the first book on jungle/drum & bass back in 1997. Entitled State of Bass: Jungle - The Story So Far, it had sold out by 1998 and has never been reprinted. Until now. (more…)
To celebrate the release of Join The Future, author Matt Anniss and Velocity Press owner Colin Steven went on the road in November for a series of dates around the UK and even Canada. (more…)
To celebrate the fact that our first book Join The Future: Bleep Techno & the Birth of British Bass Music is out now in all good book and record shops we have an exclusive excerpt from the title. (more…)
Join The Future by Matt Anniss is our first book, due out in December 2019. Here the author explains how it has been almost ten years in the making... (more…)