Enter The Colourful World Of The (Pre-EDM) USA Underground
Recently available in the UK, though being published in the US in 2014, ‘Dancefloor Thunderstorm: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave’, takes a look at the American underground dance scene, pre-EDM invasion.
By looking at the rave movements in the 1990s and early 200s, the picture of a scene steeped in the underground, stuffed animals, candy bracelets, and UFO pants galore. DJs like Christopher Lawrence, Donald Glaude, and Richie Hawtin are seen (take it from me, as a child of the East Coast rave scene of the late 90s ALL these figures, including the likes of Josh Wink, Sandra Collins, , and many more).
The book was compiled by photojournalist, and dance music veteran, Michael Tullberg, whose work with Mixer, URB, BPM Culture, and Insider magazines saw his writing and photography as a prominent documenter of the peak of the US underground rave scene. Additional DJS featured include: Frankie Bones, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, the Crystal Method, Moby, DJ Rap, DJ Taylor, the Chemical Brothers, Mark Farina, Doc Martin, Rabbit In The Moon, Von Shock, John Kelley, Superstar DJ Keoki, John Digweed, Josh Wink, BT, DJ Colette, Mark Lewis, Robbie Hardkiss, Donald Glaude, Richie Hawtin, Mark Grant, Jesse Saunders, Juan Atkins, Li’l Louis Vega, Jason Blakemore, Electric Sky Church, Eli Star, Ken Ishii, Danny Howells, Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Bassbin Twins, Space Girl, Mousse, Deep Dish, and Pete Tong.
You can buy ‘Dancefloor Thunderstorm: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave’: HERE