‘Renegade Snares’, a new history of drum & bass, announced for September
Book has the thumbs up from Goldie
A new book detailing the history of drum n’ bass, ‘Renegade Snares’, has been announced for publication on 17th September.
The book, written by DJ Mag editors Carl Loben and Ben Murphy, aims to craft a ‘definitive history’ of the genre, pieced together using original interviews conducted with the scene’s main players, including Goldie, Roni Size, Kemistry, Storm, Photek, Fabio & Grooverider.
Tracing the history of jungle into drum and bass, from its early roots in soundsystem culture and rave music, the book also examines the genre’s influence on a new youth culture in Britain, as well as its move from a marginalised style into one of international recognition.
“This book is the truth. No holds barred, it lays it down as it is, and shows with concise clarity the tribalism within this beautiful drum & bass culture,” Goldie says of the book, “This is definitive for me.”
Additionally, one of the book’s core enquiries will be the genre’s alleged ‘whitewashing’, after having emerged from a significant grounding in black music culture.
Drum & bass pioneer Jumpin Jack Frost said the book is “a real drum & bass history, beautifully woven together from the influences to the present day”.
‘Renegade Snares’ takes it name from an early, gamechanging Omni Trio single on Moving Shadow
The book will be released on September 17 via Jawbone Press.