This new book explores “beat culture” of instrumental hip-hop and electronic music from the ‘90s-‘10s



Spanning across North America, Japan and Europe.

A new book exploring the “beat culture” of instrumental hip-hop and electronic music scenes from the ’90s through the ’10s – called Bedroom Beats & B-sides: Instrumental Hip Hop & Electronic Music at the Turn of the Century – is being published by Velocity Press this winter.

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Written by Laurent Fintoni, Bedroom Beats & B-sides looks at a thirty year period, drawing on research from Europe, North America and Japan.

Alongside this work, it includes over 100 interviews with artists, producers, DJ, and label owners including Charlie Dark, Benji B, The Bug and Georgia Anne Muldrow.

Bedroom Beats & B-sides follows Velocity Press’ release of a Junior Tomlin retrospective book earlier this year.

Head here to pre-order a copy of Bedroom Beats & B-sides in advance of its October 2020 release.

Artwork by Dan Lish.