The Grime Activity Book Ben Gore The Grime Activity Book is an activity book for those who love Grime. The book features Grime-themed crosswords, colouring in, puzzles, mazes and fill in the blanks. The book was created and illustrated by Ben Gore. Blue Monday
Stormzy The #Merky Story So Far We absolutely adore Stormzy, he's now revealed plans to release his first book within a series titled #Merky Books. He's undeniably an excellent showman and has been a true spokesmen for social activism and we can't wait to have a read of this. ‘When I was in school I fell in love with literature and looking back it’s safe to say that this was the start of a life-long journey with words, poetry and writing. I read books religiously and often wrote poems which were undeniably setting me up for a career as a songwriter and a rapper. We’ve created #Merky Books for many reasons, the first simply for it to be a reference point for talented young writers to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a feasible and realistic achievement and not something in the distance. We hope this imprint will instil belief and ambition in young writers, making publishing seem less prohibitive and making the dream of being a published author a reality. We want #Merky Books to be a source of confidence and I look forward to publishing writers from all different walks of life, especially those who may have never had the opportunity to get into the industry so early.’ Penguin Random House
Graham Jones The Vinyl Revival And The Shops That Made It Happen 'The Vinyl Revival And The Shops That Made It Happen' is the story of the vinyl revival through the eyes of those who made it happen, the independent record shops. It explains why more than a hundred more record shops have opened since 2009, and how others have gained the reward from their hard work. Budget turntables, manufactures, supermarkets, chain stores, clothes shops, pressing plants and even the government are among the many who have benefited from their efforts. Graham Jones has spent 32 years travelling the UK selling to independent record shops and visited more record shops than any other human. This book guides you around the record shops of the UK who sell new vinyl. He has gathered some fascinating and funny anecdotes told him by our much-loved record shop staff so that when you visit you will feel like you already know the characters behind the counters. It is perfect for vinyl fans to keep with them on their travels around the country. Proper Music Publishing
Trojan Records / Laurence Cane-Honeysett The Story of Trojan Records Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Trojan Records bring an official book, detailing a pictorial history of the label, put together by the label's archivist and general manager Laurence Cane-Honeysett. Founded in 1968, as part of a deal with Island Records, Trojan's mission was to bring Jamaican music to the world. Over the subsequent half a century it has done just that, releasing many of the defining albums of ska, rocksteady, dub and reggae from artists including The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as the hugely popular Tighten Up! compilations. The Story of Trojan Records is the definitive history of the label and a landmark publication for reggae enthusiasts. Trojan Records
Passion For Vinyl Pt. 2 - An Ode To Analog Robert Haagsma 252 page, case bound, full colour printed book. THe first 1000 copies includes an exclusive 7" on white vinyl (two tracks from Norton Record's Hasil Adkins and Bloodshot Bill, and the flip side is by DJ/producer Ellen Allien.) Passion for Vinyl Part. 2 is written by Dutch author, music journalist and vinyl fanaticRobert Haagsma. With an introduction by Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day. 7"
Upset / Black Foxxes March 2018 The latest issue of the free Upset magazine. Simply add it to your cart along with whatever else you're ordering and you just pay for postage.
Going For A Song - A Chronicle Of The UK Record Shop Garth Cartwright The in-depth history of the rise, fall and rise of the independent record shop in the UK. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK, Garth Cartwright conducted 100+ interviews with many record shop pioneers, noted musicians and record collectors. Utilising comprehensive research, Cartwright traces record retail history across a century of unprecedented social, cultural and political change. Flood Gallery Records
David Bowie Starchild (Book) 219 x 270 mm Hardback Book. 104 pages. Illustrations: 100 colour and mono photographs Here is the story of the boy from Brixton who became one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, returned to prominence in the 21st with music and visions informed by a sense of his own mortality and who through his life and work, changed lives and those of generations to come. David Bowie's music is loved by many and known by all as the soundtrack to the world of changes that was heralded by the creation of Ziggy Stardust. Through the hits and personas that followed, the work in art, drama, film and fashion, Bowie s voice rang clearly across the decades summoning everyone to a party where strangeness would be celebrated and the now would always be new. Yet David Bowie remained forever the outsider, observing, creating, collaborating , inspiring and moving forward. This book follows a life that as much as any other was a personal journey but one in which so many joined and made part of their own. Dannan
Brian Belle-Fortune All Crews The All Crews book is over ten years of journeys through jungle / drum & bass music and features interviews with all the top artists. However, author Brian Belle-Fortune also delves deeper and looks at the pirate radio stations, labels, crews, promoters and ravers that form the backbone of the scene. Initially published in 1999 as All Crew Muss Big Up, it was considered the definitive snapshot of jungle’s earliest years but quickly went out of print and became cult reading. Reprinted in 2004, All Crews not only features the original text but also an extensive update. Even now All Crews continues to be essential reading for those interested in the history of drum & bass. Brian Belle-Fortune conceived and co-produced One in the Jungle, Britain’s first national Jungle program for BBC Radio One. His TV credits include BBC South, Channel 4 and MTV where he specialised in underground youth culture, particularly Jungle. He was also label manager for DJ Ron’s London Some ’Ting Records and has played on London pirate radio stations Rude FM / Ruud Awakening as DJ Zy:on. All Crews