The Secret DJ
Controversial expose of the dance music industry that while naming no names will definitely shame.
The Secret DJ returns with the follow-up to their acclaimed debut book. Less a sequel and more a panoramic wide-angle painting of the biggest youth movement in human history, The Secret DJ: Book Two charts the rise of dance music over the last 30 years and its connection to western capitalism and culture. While never claiming to be instrumental, The Secret DJ was around for every stage of the journey and is a continually wry observer of this unstoppable growth. The Secret DJ’s signature humour and wit is ever-present in this ascent, charting personal ups and downs as well as the buying and selling of the acid house revolution. Covering topics as wide as drugs, music production, anthropology, the gentrification of the scene, technology, travel, fame, devaluation, inflation, relationships, technique, festivals, rejection, social media, situationism and hypernormalisation; almost no aspect of the last four decades go unmentioned in terms of what we know today as Electronic Dance Music. Reviews “I loved The Secret DJ - some all-too familiar characters mixed with the highs and lows of what this industry can throw at you. Excited and intrigued to read the second instalment...how much more extreme can it get?!” Denney “I never read books about electronic music, why would I? But I guess The Secret DJ is more an anarchist handbook for shattered dreamers than a manual on how to make it big on the scene. Can’t wait for his new adventures.” Ivan Smagghe “I loved book one, waiting to live the DJ life vicariously again thru book two!” Arthur Baker