New book 'Make Some Noize' is set to offer a fresh perspective on the UK rave story from one of its original hype men, Aimran Majid, aka MC Magika.
The veteran performer and promoter offers the inside story on three decades within the UK rave scene - from house to hardcore via techno, jungle and drum & bass.
As the man himself says, "It’s been a journey with its highs and lows working with some of the biggest names in dance music. It’s a journey I made with thousands of party goers like you up and down the country and across the world. I want to tell my story. It’s your story. It’s our story. It’s the story of the UK rave scene from a new perspective."
After getting hooked on beats when his older brother returned from New York with tapes of Public Enemy, Magika knew he wanted to make a career for himself in the music industry. When the rave scene exploded he soon went from paying punter to on-stage pied piper.
Long-time friends and collaborators - including Grooverider, Andy C, MC MC, DJ SS, Slipmatt, The Ratpack, DJ Sy, Eksman, Storm, Dougal, Sharkey, Pilgrim, Nutcracka, Helter Skelter’s David Pratley and UB40 - join Magika in recalling the glory days of Pandemonium, Quest, Amnesia House, Fantazia, Dreamscape, Universe, The Eclipse, Rezerection, Club Kinetic and Helter Skelter.
Make Some Noize also features exclusive contributions from the legendary Carl Cox. A long-time collaboration with Carl saw Magika travel the world as part of the Carl Cox Concept playing alongside the likes of The Prodigy. “Magika could move the crowd like no other MC,” remembers Carl.
Growing up in a Muslim family in 80s Birmingham, Magika was the only student of Pakistani descent in his year at school where racism was a sad part of everyday life. Defying the odds, and the teachers who said he’d amount to nothing, Magika’s journey is a story of uniting the tribes, both inside and outside of the dance.
Written with journalist and self-professed vinyl junkie Dan Brightmore, Magika's story is sure to offer a unique insight into the UK rave scene from the perspective its first British Asian MC.
The project is being funded via an IndieGoGo campaign producing an exclusive initial print run of 250 hardback books. Running to 300 pages, including 20 pages of rare full colour photos and classic flyers, this special edition of the book will surely become a collector’s item - reserve your copy now!