This new book explores UK sound system culture



Featuring Smith & Mighty, Mala and Shy One.

Journalist Joe Muggs and photographer Brian David Stevens have collaborated on a new book called Bass, Mids, Tops detailing the history of UK sound system culture.

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The book includes conversations with Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood, Norman Jay, Youth, Tony Thorpe, Smith & Mighty, George Evelyn, Nicolette, Jumping Jack Frost, Dego, DJ Storm, Noodles, Zed Bias, Sarah Lockhart, Terror Danjah, Kromestar, Skream, Mala, T Williams, Cooly G, Toddla T, Samrai, Barely Legal, and Shy One, with a forward by Steel Pulse singer Mykaell Riley.

“I wanted the voices of the subjects to be what dominates”, Muggs told The Wire, “and the overlaps between their stories to show the outlines of what we think of as cultural movements and moments.”

Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Sound System Culture will be available 18th June, via Strange Attractor Press.