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Velocity Press to reprint classic jungle book

Posted 25 Oct-2019 02:08 PM by Colin | 94

Velocity Press today announced the 3 April 2020 release of its second book, a revised reissue of the acclaimed first-ever book-length investigation into the origins of jungle and drum & bass music entitled State of Bass: The Origins of Jungle / Drum & Bass.


The book, which is written by veteran music critic Martin James (Melody Maker, Muzik, DJ, Mixmag, Electronic Sound and Urb, etc.), was originally published in 1997 as State of Bass: Jungle – The Story So Far. By 1998, it had sold out and has never been reprinted. 


Drawing on interviews with some of the key figures in the early years, the book explores the scene’s social, cultural and musical roots via the sonic shifts that charted the journey from deep underground to global phenomenon.


The book was described by Select magazine as one of the 20 essential music books from the 20th Century and by FACT mag as one of the 10 electronic music books you need to read.


The updated version extends the original text to include the award of the Mercury Prize to Reprazent for the groundbreaking New Forms album and previously unpublished interviews with Roni Size, Goldie, LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Shy FX and other key players from the early years of the scene.


Martin James says: “I’m excited about the publication of a revised edition of State of Bass that has been out of print for 21 years and sells for silly money on eBay. The book discusses the socio-political environment, the musical and subcultural antecedents and the cultural histories that inspired, informed and shaped this uniquely British post-rave emergence… Velocity Press is the natural home for this book and I’m proud to be one of their authors.”


State of Bass isn’t out until April 2020 but if you pre-order it now via the Velocity Press website, you’ll receive it in March, signed by the author and with your name in the credits.


Velocity Press’s first title, Join The Future by Matt Anniss, is out in December 2019. It tells the previously untold story of British dance music’s first sub-bass revolution, tracing the origins, development, impact and influence of bleep techno, and the subsequent musical styles it inspired, on UK club culture. 


About Velocity Press

Velocity Press is a new independent book publisher specializing in electronic music and club culture non-fiction operating from London. Learn more at https://velocitypress.uk


Company Information

Company Name Contact Person Contact Number Email Id Website
Velocity Press Colin Steven 07595823298 [email protected] https://velocitypress.uk

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