Matt Anniss

Join The Future: Bleep Techno & the Birth of British Bass Music

(First Published)

Main Details
Author Matt Anniss
Foreword by JD Twitch
Editor Colin Steven
First Published
Identifying Codes
ISBN 9781913231002
Format Paperback
Page Count 272 pages
Language English
(H × W × D)
Chapters Foreword by JD Twitch

Introduction: Weight From The Bass

Part One - Rhythm Takes Control

Chapter 1: Culture Clash
Politics, Conflict and Community

Chapter 2: The Dance
All-Dayers, Electro and Regional Rivalry

Chapter 3: Riddim Is Full Of Culture
Dub Soundsystems and the ‘Blues’

Chapter 4: House Party
Yorkshire’s Changing Club Scene 1985-1991

Part Two - Pioneers of the Hypnotic Groove

Chapter 5: Blow Your House Down
A Guy Called Gerald and the Trans-Pennine Express

Chapter 6: Only The Beginning
Unique 3 and the Birth of Bleep & Bass

Chapter 7: Stating A Fact
Nightmares On Wax and the Role of Rivalry

Chapter 8: Warped Vision
Robert Gordon, The Forgemasters and the Dawn of ‘Sheffield Bleep’

Chapter 9: The True Creators
The Rapid Rise of LFO

Chapter 10: Ital Anthems and BASSIC Beats
The Further Adventures of DJ Martin and the Chapeltown Crew

Chapter 11: Play The Five Tones
The Bleeps and Clonks of Cabaret Voltaire and Sweet Exorcist

Part Three - Low Frequency Overload

Chapter 12: Hardbeat & Bassline
Ozone Recordings and the Rush of Rapid Musical Change

Chapter 13: Biorhythms
Network Records and the Midlands Connection

Chapter 14: North of Watford
The Story of Chill Music

Chapter 15: Rage Against The Machine
The rise of Bleep & Breaks

Chapter 16: Elements of Tone
Bleep Overseas and Techno’s Trans-Atlantic Conversation

Part Four - Aftermath

Chapter 17: Coming Down
The Death of Bleep and the Continuing Allure of Bass

Chapter 18: Join The Future
The Enduring Legacy of Bleep & Bass


Recommended Records and Further Listening



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