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  • Kevin Moore

    Love Saves the Day by Tim Lawrence

  • adru

    reading bill brewsters how to DJ [properly] would do alot of people alot of favours.

  • http://www.facebook.com/1000cutts 1000 Cutts

    Come on DJTechtools: Class of 88 by Wayne Anthony

  • Anonymous

    But above all those books stands ”
    It’s All Gone Pete Tong” documentary…

  • Anonymous

    Dance, Drugs, and Escape: The Club Scene in Literature, Film and Television Since the Late 1980′s

  • Anonymous

    In print much?

  • Anselm

    “Bass Culture” by Lloyd Bradley. Learn about the roots of Jamaican Dance Music and othe origins of house parties, soundclashes, mc battles…

  • Mr. Smoot

    Last Night A DJ Saved My Life — Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton
    (DJ culture from the 40′s to early 2000′s)
    Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop — Jeff Chang
    (Rap and Hip-Hop history)

    • DJ Les-Boogie

      what he said

    • Zuggy

      When I asked a buddy of mine to teach me how to DJ he handed me his copy of “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” and said, “I won’t teach you anything until you read this book.” I was a little disappointed, but I did what he said and read it. When some asks me the first step to becoming a DJ I tell them they need to read that book.

      The reason is with the popularity of electronic music and with controllers reducing the barrier of entry to become a DJ many people see it as a quick and easy way to become a rockstar. I want a DJ to get into it for the right reason, for love of the music and I want them, just like my buddy wanted me, to understand the history and the purpose of the DJ.

      Also it’s a great read.

  • Tom Dietl

    Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture. By Paul D. Miller.
    The second book. Great interviews!
    Also +1 to Laurant Garnier’s Electroshock.

  • Jef Tate

    An Individual Note: Of Music, Sound and Electronics by Daphne Oram

  • Jef Tate

    An Individual Note: Of Music, Sound and Electronics by Daphne Oram

  • Brice

    Electrochoc by Laurent Garnier and David Brun-Lambert… for french readers but might (should!) exist an english translation

    • hoozn

      +1
      Very interesting mix of autobiographic stuff, the history of (mostly european) rave culture from a personal point of view, and general thoughts on electronic music. Loved it.

  • Brice

    Electrochoc by Laurent Garnier and David Brun-Lambert… for french readers but might (should!) exist an english translation

  • thanatos

    club culture by Sarah Thornton is a must read

  • DJ Rob Ticho,Club mU

    The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats

  • Michael Wagner

    Techno Rebels by Dan Sicko

  • SynthEtiX

    Sonic Warfare is sick.