Saturday, November 19, 2005

Photographic book on hip hop producers

160 pages, Hardcover. 320 color photographs
Put together by Raph Boogie of Mnemonic Ascent, Crookneck & Blank.

From publishers Ginko Press. "The revealing photographs found within the pages of Behind the Beat expose the creative spaces of top DJ's and music producers from the UK and US. This book is an open invitation to step into the private world of the hip hop home studio and discover its inner workings. Featured are the studios and equipment of some of the most influential music creators working today including: DJ Premier, Madlib, J Dilla, DJ Spinna, Skitz, Nextmen, Taskforce, DJ Swamp, E- Swift, Beyond There, Kut Masta Kurt, Fat Jack, Jehst, Beatminerz, DJ Shadow, DJ Design, Dan the Automator, Chief Xcel, Young Einstein, Numark, Cut Chemist, Thes One, J Zone and Mario Caldato Jnr.
Includes an Audio CD with tracks from featured DJ’s and labels."

Apparently the first print run has sold out worldwide. So whatever is in stock at various places is what is available with no mention of a re-press. So the advice it to get as soon as possible.

Link: Review - Stonesthrow
Link: Available online at - Amazon

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