“Here are ten x-rays of dance culture in ten global hotspots that lovingly trace the history of each locale’s sound through its DJs, promoters and proponents . . . . Both scholarly and intimate . . . . Collin’s quest is never short of illuminating.”
“A surprisingly rich and resonant analysis of global dance culture. . . . With a DJ’s skill for the emotive build and drop, [Collin] deftly organizes these essays to illuminate club culture’s role in saving cities from bland gentrification; the health of the underground speaking volumes about the health of the society above.”
“Fabulous. . . . One of the sharpest books on the topic I’ve read.”
(Michaelangelo Matos, author of The Underground is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America)
About the Author
Matthew Collin is the author of the critically-acclaimed books Altered State, This is Serbia Calling, The Time of the Rebels and Pop Grenade. He has worked as a correspondent for the BBC and Al Jazeera, and as the editor of The Big Issue, i-D magazine and the Time Out website. He has also written for many newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, Observer, Wall Street Journal, The Face, Mixmag and Mojo. He is now researching a new book for Serpent's Tail about electronic dance music culture around the world.