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.
The Secret DJ says: "No one in publishing would have the balls to touch this book with a bargepole. It takes courage to speak up. There's not much in the way of reward for telling it like it is, not any more. If you expose an industry, that industry hates you for life with the intensity of the sun. I have nothing but admiration for Velocity Press, they've taken a big risk working with me. I appreciate it greatly. It's good to know there are still people out there willing to stand up."
Published on the 4th December 2020, you can pre-order now to receive the book in November with your name in the credits.