Speaking of new books, this is another one I didn’t know I needed. It is always interesting to read about the world on the other side of the pond and how they came up.
DJ History has compiled the best of UK magazine, Soul Underground, and put it into one neatly packaged book that features 200 very important charts, amazing articles, and a look into the real London underground.
This is definitely a good read for the fans of Straight No Chaser, Ego Trip, and Wax Poetics.
Dj History is giving away a 40 page PDF preview of the book for free! You must learn.
I started my quest to read every Murakami book about 2 months ago and have been a non stop ride ever since. Needless to say my brain isn’t functioning the same anymore and it now lives in another world.
My latest is Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End Of The World, but that was recently put on hold from a new release. I think my mind can stand a little break from the wonderful worlds of Murakami for a second either way.
DJhistory.com released The Record Players: Dj Revolutionaries late last year and it seemed to have just made it’s way stateside. Bill Brewster, author of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and Frank Broughton compiled their interviews spanning nearly a decade with the worlds greatest DJs that shaped the history of club music around the world.
I have been reading this in a non-linear fashion hopping from my all time favorites to names I have never heard of. So far the stand outs have been Francois K and very unexpectedly Paul Oakenfold.
If you are antsy to get your hands on a copy and are in the New York area, St Marks Bookstore has a few left and Turntable Lab has some on order.