One for the jungle historians…the iconic State of Bass book has been revised and reissued for the first time since it’s original publication. Written by Melody Maker journalist Martin James and originally published in 1997, the revered tome covers the origins of jungle and D&B and explores the social, cultural and musical roots of the genre we all love so much.
The revised edition bolsters the original content with previously unpublished interviews with the likes of Fabio, Goldie and LTJ Bukem, plus coverage of Roni Size’s Mercury Prize win for New Forms. General release is coming in April 2020 but if you can’t wait til then you can grab a copy right now over at the Velocity Press website.
Competition time! To celebrate the impending release of KMag’s 25th Anniversary Book, we’re giving a copy away to one lucky reader! Check out our previous post for a little more information about the book.
To be in with a chance of winning, like and share this Facebook post (making sure to do it publicly so we can see) and send an email with your name and address to email@example.com. Winner will be announced on Dec 15th!
Younger junglists may not be familiar with KMag, but anyone who paid attention to drum and bass in the 90s or noughties will doubtless remember the original source of D&B news. From humble beginnings as a free fanzine way back in 1994, Knowledge evolved to a highly successful print magazine with some cracking cover CDs, before transitioning to an online only format in 2009.
Much to the sadness of many in the scene the site stopped publishing new content in 2015, but now they’re back and celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special one-off edition of the magazine, lovingly presented in book form. You can read all about it from editor Colin Steven over here, and if you like the look of it you can pre-order the book ahead of it’s December release.