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mo' fidelity | August 22, 2017

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We often end up at the book shelves of music stores and sharing our reading lists with you seems just as important as sharing our playlists.

Essential Reading: ‘Live at the Brixton Academy’, Simon Parkes (2014)

February 19, 2015 | 1

The very first time I stepped on British soil – a couple of years before my imminent Eastern European immigrant invasion – was on December 17th 2011. My love picked me up from Gatwick, took me to her … Read More

Essential Reading: ‘Straight’, Boy George (2005)

February 3, 2015 |

I’ve been catching up on my non-music related reading lately and while I can always count on John le Carré to provide some much needed literary action and life distraction, I can’t seem to read more than three … Read More

Essential Reading: ‘Bedsit Disco Queen’, Tracey Thorn (2013)

January 28, 2015 |

This is a post I was supposed to write in November last year when I read Tracey Thorn’s deliciously written memoir ‘Bedsit Disco Queen’. Oh, well… better late and all.

‘Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up … Read More

Essential Reading: ‘The Last Holiday: A Memoir’, Gil Scott-Heron (2012)

November 17, 2014 | 3

You should go into Gil Scott-Heron’s memoir ‘The Last Holiday’ expecting to leave with even more questions about the life and mind of one of the greatest contemporary poets and influential musical figures of the 20th century.

Essential Reading: Superstar DJs Here We Go!, Dom Phillips (2009)

August 13, 2014 | 2

Dom Phillips’ ‘Superstar DJs Here We Go!’ is not another gooey-eyed account of the Superstar DJ phenomenon, nor is it another dance music sermon preaching about the golden years of the scene to us, unfortunate 20-something-year-olds, who’ll never … Read More

Essential Reading: Love Saves the Day, Tim Lawrence (2004)

July 7, 2014 | 6

We’re gathered here today to put a start to a new section on this website dedicated to reading. As fans, who are genuinely interested in dance music history, culture and context, both Nevy and I often end up … Read More