Since the dawn of the 1990s, British dance music has been in thrall to the seductive power of weighty sub-bass. It is a key ingredient in a string of British-pioneered genres, including hardcore, jungle, drum & bass, dubstep, UK garage and grime. In Join The Future: Bleep Techno & the Birth of British Bass Music, dance music journalist Matt Anniss traces the roots, origins, development and legacy of the sound that started it all: the first distinctively British form of electronic dance music, bleep techno.
To launch the book author Matt Anniss & Velocity Press owner Colin Steven went on the road for a series of events where they discussed how Join The Future came about, bleep’s legacy and analysed key tracks to help demonstrate aspects of the sound, style and story. This recording was from Rye Wax in Peckham, London.
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Intro/outro music: Tuff Little Unit-Join The Future, used courtesy of Tuff Little Unit.