Revised, reissue of the acclaimed book on the origins of jungle / drum & bass., back in print for the first time since 1998!
This updated version features previously unpublished interviews with Roni Size, Goldie, LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Shy FX and other key players;
Jungle and Drum & Bass was like nothing else the world had experienced before– simultaneously black and white, urban and suburban, old skool attitude andnew school innovation. A socio-cultural melting pot of early 90s broken Britainseizing the wheel and taking control of the machine.
Originally published in 1997, State of Bass explores the scene’s roots through its social, cultural and musical antecedents and on to its emergence via the debate that surrounded the apparent split between jungle and drum & bass. Drawing on interviews with some of the key figures in the early years, State of Bass explores the sonic shifts and splinters of new variants, styles and subgenres as it charts the journey from the early days to its position as a global phenomenon.
State of Bass extends the original text to include the award of the Mercury Prize to Reprazent for the New Forms album and brings new perspectives to thestory of the UK’s most important subterranean urban energy.
300pages, 21.6cm x 13.8cm