LONG RELATIONSHIPS

Written by former DJ/producer Harold Heath, Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ to Small-time DJ is a biographical account of a DJ career defined by a deep love of music and a shallow amount of success. It’s the first book to detail exactly what DJing is like for the 99% of DJs who never make it big. Covering electro, hip hop, rare groove, acid house, rave and the UK underground club scene, it’s a 30-odd year tale of a life lived in dance music. Long Relationships is full of tales of clubs, raves, warehouses, DJing, music, record production, record deals, low-level international travel, shady promoters, dodgy club security, magical dance floor moments and much more.

Please note that Long Relationships isn’t out until May but if you pre-order it now you’ll get your name printed in the book, signed by the author and receive it first in April. It’s available as a paperback (please note postage is charged separately). There is no postage charge for the ebook option which will be delivered in three formats: pdf, mobi and epub.

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About The Author

Harold Heath

Harold Heath

Harold Heath has worked as a DJ, producer, remixer, performer, ghost-writer, music-technology teacher and freelance music writer. A DJ since the late 80s, in 2001 he began a house music production career that led to a few hundred releases and remixes alongside several years of low-level DJing across Europe. Harold has recorded for Bushwacka’s Oblong Records and remixed artists like J.T. Donaldson and Terry Lee Brown Jr. He released two full length artist albums and his music has been used on TV ad campaigns.

Having retrained as a music technology teacher, Harold now works full-time as a music writer for the likes of DJ Mag, Beatport, Attack Mag, Roland, iDJ Mag, 5 Mag etc. Aside from DJing and making music, he also enjoys listening to, reading about and thinking about music too. Harold lives in Brighton with his wife and teenage son.

Written by former DJ/producer Harold Heath, ‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ to Small-time DJ’ is a biographical account of a DJ career defined by a deep love of music and a shallow amount of success.

From the days of vinyl, when DJs were often also glass-collectors, to the era of megastar stadium EDM, it’s a journey of 30 odd years on a low-level, economy-class rollercoaster through the ups and downs of an ever-changing music industry.

‘Long Relationships’ is a love letter to DJing and to every small-town DJ who never made it to the big time but whose life was enriched and improved by DJing anyway. It’s packed with tales of gigs, clubs, raves, warehouses, music, record production and record deals, low-rent international travel, shady promoters, dodgy club security, magical dance floor moments and much more.

If you ever DJed, if you ever lost yourself on a dance floor, or if you ever simply fell in love with the potential contained within a dark basement, a strobe and a sound system, then this story is your story.

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“Like with footballers, there are a plethora of lower-tier DJs who are just as gifted as their superstar compatriots, but for one reason or another don’t make it beyond the Vauxhall Conference league. Harold Heath is one of them. Full of highs and lows, his journey as a DJ who didn’t quite ‘make it’ is a compelling tale.”
Carl Loben (DJ Mag Editor in Chief)

“Excellent, well-written book which looks at the scene from a perspective we don’t usually get. Filled with great stories and anecdotes that had me hooked from beginning to end. A recommended read both for newbies and old veterans alike.”
DJ Colin Dale

“Anyone who has ever played records in public, who has held a room or filled a dance floor with their own selections and taken those present on a musical journey, knows how rewarding and addictive that can be. Similarly, any DJ worth her or his booking also knows the torture of playing for the drunk wedding party, of deflecting the crap requests, clearing the floor or simply no-one turning up. Harold’s book beautifully chronicles the ups and downs of life not as the superstar DJ but as a middle ranker. From shady promoters, record shop camaraderie, and the relentless travel turning days into nights, or the joy of soundtracking a sunset or hearing one of your own productions played out Long Relationships is a great read full of ‘yup, been there’ moments for any DJ or passionate music lover who’s ever put a needle on a record.”
Sally Rodgers (A Man Called Adam)

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